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Best value National park or Natural Sanctuary in Northwest of India
Posted January 15th, 2013 - 9:54 am by from Riga, Latvia (Permalink)
Which national park or natural sactuary would be the best to visit in Northwest of India in February for sightseeing animals and scenery, and where the entrance fee/guided tour fee/safari price would be worth the visit? And where would be a good value cheap/middle range accomodation?

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Posted January 15th, 2013 - 1:34 pm by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
Jim Corbett park is the best ! Has the maximum no of tigers... But before going, you will have to make prior bookings for the visit...

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:01 pm by from Pune, India (Permalink)
@ Maris ,

Ranthambore national park is an amazing place and so is GIR (the only place in the world to see Wild Asiatic Lion )
Corbett is beautiful but cause of the hilly region the tiger sighting is much much less than Ranthambore .
For the best tiger sighting i will recommend Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve which is in Central India .
You pay same as Indians for the park entrance unlike lot of other national parks.

Source :
I am a Wildlife Photographer :)

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:13 pm by from Hyderabad, India (Permalink)

Thanks for the info about Tadoba Andhari. I had no info about that.


Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:25 pm by from Pune, India (Permalink)

Its best for sighting a Tiger . Last summer i saw more tigers than the herbivores :)

Bandhavgarh is an amazing place and tiger sighting is good too but the entry charges for foreigners is almost triple than what an Indian pays . Which in my opinion is CRAP :)

One for all and all for one ..thats why i prefer Maharashtra Forest .

I can recommend one more place Nagzira wildlife sanctuary which is around 100 kms from Nagpur (Central India ) Amazing forest with equally amazing flora and fauna but yeah Tiger sighting is not as good as Tadoba.

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 1:15 pm by from Hyderabad, India (Permalink)
@Gaurav, Tadoba is my next destination :)

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:05 pm by from Hyderabad, India (Permalink)

Hi Maris,

This is in the middle but good for tiger sighting.http://www.bandhavgarh-national-park.com/bandhavgarh-tour-packages.htm

www.ranthamborenationalpark.com/ is in NW..I heard it's quite good for animal sighting too.

When are you planing to visit..I might be interested.


Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:55 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)

since you mentioned Northwest . . as most posts have covered you would have

Ranthambhore - rajasthan
Bandhavgarh, Kanha and part of Pench in MP
Jim Corbett in uttranchal
Tadoba, Nagzira, melghat & part pench in Maharashtrra

all parks are beautiful and have their own charm

corbett is very scenic and has everything; dense forest, grasslands, and the ramaganga flowing one one side....if you do go...try the Dhikala forest rest house...needs advance booking and u can only stay 2 nights max

Bandhavgarh used to be a hot spot for tigers as it has the most density of tiger population. Corbett is a little tough.
But since past 2 years Tadoba has become the tiger spotting hub, there has been a spurt of tiger births and 3 to 4 per tigress
Ranthambhore is beautiful as always and so are kanha & pench

if its tiger you seek . . tadoba seems best
if its different scenic views . . corbett seems a bet
if you have a budget problem then ranthambhore . . as it is the only place you can buy a seat in the gypsy . . else where you have to take the whole gypsy if you don't have company . . also entry fees are crazy these days

ranthambhore and mp parks can be booked online

i would suggest you take a minimum of 4 rides into the jungle....ideal would be 6 . . more you go the more you see

any additional info do message


ps going to tadoba march end

Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:59 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Maris,the best place to see wildlife with fabulous natural scenic beauty in the Northwest of India is certainly the Ranthambore National park in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.Entrance fee,safari price are standardized & to be paid to the park authorities at their counters.The maruti Gypsy vehicles fr the tour inside operates twice in a day-morning & afternoon.

Certainly tigers are the most sought after sight by everybody but if u are not just a tiger buff then u will not forget the profuse wildlife at a very close range frm the Gypsy.The multitude of waterbodies,allround greenery,watch towers/ledges/hunting lodges of the Maharajas of Jaipur,the imposing Ranthambore fort of more than 1000 year old inside the park are mesmerising.Just take your camera & shoot for a memory of a lifetime.