Be in awe of the 60 species of butterflies which come from eight families at the park. It remains a goof park for seeing other Indian greats, and birdlife is prolific, too. Photograph: Aditya Singh In Assam, the north-eastern state that shares borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan, these Bramaputra floodplains of tall elephant grass are home to large numbers of Indian one-horned rhinoceros and wild Asian elephants, as well as some of the last herds of wild buffalo left in the world.
The elephant safari, conducted only early mornings, lasts up to an hour and is limited to the rhinoceros enclosure at Salukhapur. With a fair number of tiger reserves in India, it is easy to spot these beauties untamed and in all its wilderness.
Nights are special inside this forest, with all manner of calls and hoots.
This came up after a survey done by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources estimated that only open river crocodiles were left in UP. The nearest airport is in Delhi.
Satpura Tiger ReserveMadhya Pradesh Spread over the Satpura ranges and rising to 1,m at its highest point, this relatively new, little-known scenic reserve has the distinction of being set up for walking and also kayaking on its large reservoir — something too few parks offer.
For the more intrepid, they also offer camping experiences. Here is a list of best tiger reserves in India that will fascinate both tourist and nature enthusiasts.
Relax after your game drive in one of its palm-thatched rooms, or soak in your own hot tub.
Bhavnagar Amreli Forest This forest is very much the pride of Gujarat and is a reserved forest which is home to the mighty Asiatic Lion.