India has many tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries which hosts the maximum number of tigers in the world. And this a proud moment for all of us that the population of tigers has increased by 30 percent in India in the last four years. Currently, India hosts around 2,226 tigers in its 44 wildlife conservation reserves, 102 national parks, and 515 wildlife sanctuaries. Below we have listed some best national parks and tiger safaris in India which has the highest number of tigers.
1. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Corbett National park is the oldest national park in India who firstly came under project tiger initiative. According to current tiger counting, Jim Corbett National Park hosts 208 tigers along with a diverse variety of flora and fauna. Apart from tigers, the park also home to many other animal species like great Indian elephants, Leopards, Black Bears, Deers, Hyenas and more.
2. Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
After the Corbett national park, Bandipur was one of the first tiger reserves in India who adopted project tiger in 1974. Situated in Hangala Village of Bandipur, Karnataka, this national park is famous if known for its huge population of tigers and elephants. According to the current count, the park hosts 109 tigers along with vulnerable species of flora and fauna. Apart from tigers and elephants, the park is also famous for its rarely found species of Black Panthers in India.
3. Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga is also one of the national parks in India which have the highest density of protected tigers. Located in the Kanchanjuri region of Assam, Kaziranga National Park was established as a tiger reserve in 2006 and also listed in the world heritage sites of India. The park is home to some great species of mammals like tigers, elephants, Sloth Bears, Deers, and the largest population of great Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.
4. Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Situated in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, Nagarhole National Park is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and home to a healthy population of Tigers and elephants. The park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park and is also declared as one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO. Currently, the park is home to more than 90 tigers along with various species of other animals like Ussuri Dhole, Porcupine, Common Mongoose, European Otter, Loris, and rarely found black panther.
5. Tadoba Andhari National Park, Maharashtra
Located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Tadoba Andhari is one of the largest and oldest parks in India hosting more than 88 tigers and still counting. The park is famous for its high density of Royal Bengal Tigers who live in the lush dense forests inside the sanctuary. Apart from tigers, the park is home to other mammals too including Leopards, Sloth Bears, Wild Cats, Wild Dogs, Indian Bison Gaur, and more.
6. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
Covered by Mangrove forests and Ganges Delta, Sundarbans National Park highest population of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world. As per the current count, Sundarbans National park is home to more than 80 Bengal Tigers with the unique characteristic of swimming and walking on mudflats.
The core area of the park hosts a large number of Royal Bengal Tigers along with endangered species of Saltwater crocodiles, Turtle, Wild Bears, and Dolphins.
7. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park is also famous for its high density of Royal Bengal Tigers. The area of the park is spread over 392 square kilometer which is home to more than 60 tigers along with Swamp Deers, Sambar Deers, Langurs, Wild Foxes, Sloth Bears, Common Monkeys, and more.
8. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Situated in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India known for its significant population of Royal Bengal Tigers. The park covers an area of more than 900 square kilometers which is home to 60 Bengal tigers and many endangered species of other animals like swamp deers, leopards, wild cats, deers, and more.
9. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park is also famous for its huge density of Royal Bengal Tigers. The current count of Tigers in this park is around 50 and some famous name of the individual tiger is Sita. The park is also famous for its rich biodiversity and a good population of Leopards, Deers, Indian Wolfs, and Striped Hyenas.
10. Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
Situated in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Rajaji National Park is declared as a tiger reserve recently in Uttarakhand. Tigers and Leopards are the mostly found species in this park. Apart from its 34 tigers, the park also houses a great population of elephants, leopards, wild cats, mountain goats, goral, and more than 300 species of birds.
So these are the 10 best national parks and tiger safaris of India which has the highest density of tigers. If you have visited some of these wildlife parks already then share your experience in the comment section below.