Best Wildlife Photography Destinations in India
Best wildlife photography destinations india. India the land of flowing rivers, mountains, cultures is also blessed with the most diverse flora and fauna. The wildlife of India is a mix of species of diverse origins. The region’s rich and diverse wildlife is preserved in numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country.
India is home to several well known large mammals including the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Sloth Bear and Indian Rhinoceros. Other well known large Indian mammals include ungulates such as the rare Wild Asian Water buffalo, Nilgai, Gaur and several species of deer and antelope. For wildlife photographers, India is a blessing.
Wildlife Photo Tours helps nature lovers and photographers to explore the riches of India’s wilderness and jungles. We offer tailor-made and fixed departure small group tours to select wildlife sanctuaries in India.
Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh is relatively a small park and consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.
Nick Nichols of National Geography was here to photograph tigers http://michaelnicknichols.com/images/1997-December-NGM
If Tigers is your species of interest then Bandhavgarh is one of the best places to visit.
Join our 6 Days/5Nights Tiger Photography Tours & Safaris at Bandhavgarh
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.(TATR). Tadoba-andhari Tiger Reserve is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its Tigers and in recent times due to its healthy population of tigers and their frequent sightings have become a favourite with those who wish to see and photograph the majestic bengal tiger.
Often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba”, in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra. Located in the heart of a reserved forest, it is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants – and wildlife that includes tigers, panthers, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, bison (Gaur), barking deer, nil gai, sambar, and cheatal.
In fact, the Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Santuary together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.
It is relatively new to mainstream tourism found in parks like bandhavgarh, Although has always been popular with local nature lovers & photographers.
If Tigers is your species of interest then Tadoba is one of the best places to visit.
Join our 6 Days/5Nights Tiger Photography Tours & Safaris at Tadoba
Kanha National Park.
The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel “Jungle Book”. The Park’s landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction.
Kanha offers a variety of animals including the Bengal Tiger, Barasingha, Gaur (Indian Bison), Dholes(Indian wild dogs), Leopard etc. Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the frequent sightings of Tigers roaming in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary remain the most popular attraction.
Join us on 11 Days/10 Nights Tiger and Wildlife Photography Tours and Safaris at Bandhavgarh and Kanha
Gir National Park
The only lions outside Africa exist in the Sasan Gir Forest Reserve in India. Situated in the district of Junagadh, Gir is the last place where the Asiatic Lion breathes. Raised from the brink of extinction about 20 to somewhere around 300 today, this is a success story most people don’t realize (of course if not protected properly these figures could easily diminish). In the land of tiger, the Lions roar seems to have faded away from lime light. Apart from the Asiatic Lions gir also boast a good number of leopards and large population of Marsh crocodiles.
Join us on 6 Days/5Nights Asiatic Lions Photography Tours and Safaris at Sasan Gir
More Info in National Geographic
Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.
Kaziranga has a very healthy tiger population and recent studies have shown that there are 17 per 100sqkm, which is the highest density in India. However, due to the tall ‘elephant grass’ habitat and very shy nature of the Tigers makes photographing tigers extremely rare in Kaziranga.
It is a park holding India’s big five i.e. the Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, One-horned Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer (baransingha) including very good bird population.
Although it is famous for its big five but there are so many other animals and birds here making it the most diverse of India’s forest.
Join us on 7 Days/6 Nights Rhino Watch and Photography Tours at Kaziranga