What if the large TV screen where you watch the magnificent wild animals dissolves away and you find yourself among the surreal woods overlooking these exotic animals in real? India makes a natural home to innumerable exotic wild animals, plants and flowers. From the rocky northern mountains with mammoth waterfalls and lush jungles to verdant Nilgiri hill ranges in the south. Visit these amazing destinations to witness wilderness in its best form!
Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
Named after the third highest peak of the world, this panoramic biodiverse national park has many crystal-like glaciers and you can expect to spot intriguing wild animals like musk deer, snow leopard, and Himalayan Tahr in their natural habitat. The park, which is just at a distance of 50 kms from the capital city Gangtok, offers you stunning views of diverse vegetation including lofty oaks, birch, maple and alpine grasses. While traveling, be ready to say hello to the red pandas and musk deer grazing in the plain sight while you are comfortably sitting in your car.
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Guarded by Brahamagiri Mountains, this national park has sweet aromas of sandalwood and teak trees which will transport you to a temporary heaven. With the Kabini river meandering down the colorful landscapes, you can’t get enough of the amazing view. The area is fairly dense with tigers, Asian elephants, Indian bison and much other beautiful flora and fauna. Located at a distance of merely 90 kms from Mysore, it is a true paradise for all nature lovers. The Ford Aspire, with a fuel economy of 18.16 km/l* makes for the best choice when traveling with your friends or family.
*Mileage as per ARAI for petrol
Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir
Multiplying the eternal beauty of the paradise that is Kashmir, this high altitude national park situated in the Eastern Ladakh region is considered the best place in the world to spot snow leopard in the wild. The park renders such enthralling views of the natural streams cascading from gigantic mountains that you will get lost in its beauty in seconds. Just 52 kms away by road from Leh, you can drive yourself into a transient heaven by taking this road on your power packed Ford Endeavour.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
Chikmagalur is undoubtedly one of the most favorite getaways for Bangalore millennials. When here, you can make some more out of your journey by paying a visit to nearby Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary located at just 38 kms in the Northwest. To make the most of it, go in your personal vehicle and enjoy an exhilarating day doing boat safari, watching a vast variety of wild animals namely sloth bear, black leopard, sambar, and tigers.
Other wildlife destinations that you can explore:
Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand, Periyar National Park, Kerala, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (Uttar Pradesh- connecting Nepal)
When traveling to one of such wildlife destinations in your vehicle, expect to have some of the most memorable moments of your life. However, you must stick to the rules. One of the most important things to remember is to not stop to take a closer look as you can also be attacked by wild animals.