In India, wildlife is scattered throughout the different regions in many sanctuaries and national parks. Moreover, you get a chance to see great biodiversity in all the wildlife reserves, one can see a great variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, plants, and trees as well. With a broad assortment of flora and fauna, India gives you many places where you can do amateur or professional wildlife photography. In this listicle, we would discuss the places that give you a chance to indulge in this activity and even get better at it if you are new. So let’s begin:
These are best places for wildlife photography in India:-
Bera, Jawai Bandh Rajasthan
Bera leopard conservation is the first entrant in our list because this place is entirely different from the other reserves in the country. In the other places, you can see dense forests, but here, you get to see a wide range of granite hills that have given shelter to leopards and various other animals. Though leopards are the biggest attraction here, one can also spot multiple species of migratory birds, crocodiles, nilgai, jungle cats, hyenas, wolves along with some rare species of insects and reptiles too. At this place, you get to come closer to nature in an unprecedented manner.
When you are visiting Jawai, you can be assured about the easy and quick spotting of the big cats and other animals too. That’s because most of the time, leopards are roaming the granite rocks and animals are also easier to spot here. If you are visiting this region, you can rest assured about the sighting of the animals because they are always out and anxious to see humans. In Jawai, the whole environment is different and wild animals can also feel it, that’s the reason you can spot them very easily within a few minutes of starting your safari. It is one of the best places for doing wildlife photography as you get to see a great number of animals and picturesque landscapes.
One of the most-visited national parks of India and the biggest and most famous in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore also becomes a go-to destination for all the people who enjoy seeing and capturing wildlife. At this tiger reserve, you get a chance to see a larger number of Bengal tigers along with various other species. It also lies at a close distance from all the major cities of Rajasthan and therefore becomes a preferred choice of many tourists. Besides the tiger, you can see leopards, mugger crocodile, rhesus macaque, southern plains gray langur, wild boar, striped hyena, chital, sloth bear, and sambar along with several species of birds, reptiles, trees, and plants.
At this national park, one can many things, as it comprises of bumpy tracks, a couple of rivers and gives various clearings as well. You also get many vantage points from where you can take some breathtaking stills and show your photography skills. People visiting this particular national park can get totally thrilled by seeing the amazing tract coupled with the diverse wildlife. It is an ideal destination for those who want to explore the wildlife and also want in its photography. Here you get a plethora of chances to take incredible photos that could even get you some awards. At this place, you can get much more than you expect and spend a great time as well if you are just a tourist.
Jim Corbett National Park
Known as the oldest national park of India, Jim Corbett surprises you in many other ways. Sharing borders with the Nainital and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand, this national park has become one of the most renowned destinations for ecotourism in the world. It was the first wildlife reserve to come under the Project Tiger and spans across 520.8 km2 of the area. Being a part of the sub-Himalayan belt, the park also consists of a large lake, hills, marshy depressions, grasslands, and riverine belts, etc. When it comes to elevation, it goes up to 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220m) and attracts more than 70,000 visitors annually.
At this national park, you can follow your passion for wildlife photography and take some breathtaking photographs. Jim Corbett national park provides habitat to 25 reptile species, 580 species of birds, 110 species of trees, and 50 species of mammals. You can surmise that with this huge bio-diversity, you can plenty of chances to capture some beautiful animals in their natural shelter.
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Also known as Kanha-Kisli National Park, this is the biggest wildlife reserve in Madhya Pradesh with a total area of 940 km2. It also shares a border with two different districts of Balaghat and Mandla and is actually divided into two different sanctuaries which are Banjar and Hallon. Apart from providing shelter to a large population of Royal Bengal tigers, this reserve is also known for becoming a part of Rudyard Kipling’s classic ‘The Jungle Book’. Besides the tigers, one can also spot sloth bear, Indian wild dog, barasingha, leopards and several other species of birds, deers, and mammals in this bipartite national park.
It is also quite rich in flora and it home to over 1000 species of flowering plants among them, some species are very rare. With all these attributes, Kanha certainly attracts wildlife photographers from all around the world. The experience of a safari in this park is totally amazing and you get myriad opportunities to take photos of wildlife and nature.
Sundarbans National Park
Sundarbans is a mangrove that has earned many titles owing to its unique attributes, it is a biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar site as well. Covering the total area of 16,900 square kilometers (including water), this park has always piqued the interest of environmentalists and wildlife photographers across the globe. Being a water-logged area, it becomes home to salt-water crocodiles along with a wide spectrum of avifauna, aquatic fauna, reptiles, endangered species, marine mammals, flora and the Royal Bengal tiger.
Being one of the biggest reserves for Bengal tiger in India, Sundarbans allures wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers. It gives a chance to see the great biodiversity of India at its best and you can capture it very easily here. It becomes one of the spots that give you a clear view of mangroves and a dense population of animals that are thriving together.
All these aforementioned locations are perfect for wildlife photography and one can totally enjoy indulging in nature there. We hope that this listicle will help you choose the next destination for your next wildlife exploration campaign.