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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.

India natural reserves

It is also said to be home to rare territorial orchids. This was the first lodge in Kanha, set up by the Sankhala family, pioneers of Project Tiger in the s. Likelihood of seeing tigers: high Pench Jungle Camp Pench Jungle Camp Pench Jungle Camp's 12 air-conditioned safari tents and three cottages are dotted among 12 acres of lush foliage and lawns. You can view all 43 certified tiger lodges at toftigers. Detached en suite rooms, clad in local wattle and daub, are set around a swimming pool. Carry good binoculars to view migratory birds on the lake, tootle up river on a boat safari, plant saplings with the gardeners, but remember that any exploration on foot is fraught with tap roots everywhere, like trip wires. The showcase species in Mudumalai is the striped royal Bengal tiger. Vandalur Reserve Forest The reserve forest is located about 30km from Chennai and boasts of housing the Arignar Anna Zoological Garden, which at hectares is the largest zoological garden in the Indian Subcontinent. The sq km Dudhwa National Park is located 75km north of Lakhimpur. Likelihood of seeing tigers: good Dhole's Den This a small, award-winning and very contemporary homestay, with only five rooms — including one suite and two bungalow villas — on the edge of the park. The magnificent River Kunthi, flows through this park adding to its beauty and alluring more and more visitors. The elephant safari, conducted only early mornings, lasts up to an hour and is limited to the rhinoceros enclosure at Salukhapur.

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.

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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.

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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.

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National Parks In India