Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

The largest national park in Madhya Pradesh is Kanha National Park, which is located in the Maikal Hills of the Satpuras and is spread across two districts – Mandla and Balaghat. The best time for jungle safari is between November to April. The park is closed during the monsoon season (July to September).

Although tigers are the highlight here, one can go on a jeep safari to witness other wildlife too like Barasingha, Leopards, Dholes, Sloth bears, Jackals, Sambar deer, Chital deer, Spotted deer, Indian muntjac, Wild boars, Gaur (Indian bison), Striped hyenas, Honey badgers, Rhesus macaques, Langurs and many species of birds.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

This park boasts a very high density of tigers and is known for its beautiful hilly landscape. Jungle safaris are not only to spot the majestic tigers but also sambar deer, spotted deer, sloth bears, Indian muntjac, chital deer, leopards, striped hyenas and a variety of birds species.

Experienced guides and naturalists help navigate the park, maximizing your chance to witness the magic of wilderness especially in the dry weather between November to April.

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

This park is named after the Pench River that flows through it and is known for its meadows and forests. Wildlife is easily spotted at Pench due to the open woodlands and meadows. The night safaris offer a unique chance to see nocturnal animals like jackals, owls, and pangolins come alive under the stary sky.

November to February is a great time to visit the park as the weather is pleasant and a variety of animal species can be sighted. Some animals apart from tigers that you can spot at Pench are leopards, Indian muntjac, Wild boars, Gaur (Indian bison), Striped hyenas, Honey badgers, Rhesus macaques, and more.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore is a popular tourist destination known for its variety of wildlife, Ranthambore fort and easy accessibility from Jaipur. The park’s open and dry deciduous forests offer excellent visibility, making wildlife spotting much easier during daytime safaris.

Ranthambore is a paradise for a variety of animals like leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, chitals, sambars, and more than 300 species of birds. Jeep and canter safaris are conducted year long but will require advanced booking especially during the peak season of March to May.

Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

Tadoba has year-round safaris and a landscape of dry deciduous forests with teak and bamboo trees and meadows that allow excellent visibility during jungle safaris. The dry season (November to April) offers cooler temperatures and better visibility, while the rainy season (July to September) converts the park into a lush green heaven, although safaris might be limited. Animals like deer, langurs, gaur, leopards, birds species and many others can be spotted during the adventurous jungle safaris.