Wildlife Reserves near Delhi that Are Perfect For A Weekend Getaway!
The feeling of stepping out from these concrete structures to being amidst nature only intensifies when summer takes its toll. So, take a pause from the chaotic city life and halt at these wildlife reserves, that is a drive away –
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Established in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park, formerly known as Hailey National Park is one of the oldest reserves. It is nestled in the foothills of Himalayas and occupied by swampland and Sal forests. There are grasslands and water bodies on the eastern side of the Corbett where you likely spot tigers.
Distance: 230 km
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Stretched to 1,334 square kilometers, Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s largest national parks. It is established as a protected ground for tigers, but now a popular wildlife park. The place dwells in old forts and ruins, where you can spot a tiger. Furthermore, if you want to spot a Tigress with her cubs, head to Bakaula which is covered with dense forest and small water bodies.
Distance: 405 km
Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
Rich in bio-diversity, Rajaji National Park expanded to 820 square kilometers and can be an ideal escape from the city’s everyday life. The place offers you an opportunity to see elephants, tigers, gorals, panthers, spotted deer and even wild boars and birds.
Distance: 220 km
Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Snuggled up in the Aravalli hills, Sariska National Park is extended over 800 square kilometers and separated into grasslands and rocky landscapes. It has a lot to offer from spotting a tiger, hyenas, leopards, porcupines and Sambhar deer to have a camel safari or to shop from surrounding villages.
Distance: 230 km
National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
While being preserving our country’s endangered wildlife species (Ghariyal, Muggar, turtles, otter and freshwater dolphins), it encompasses across UP, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Chambal is also a home to 290 different species of migratory birds.
Distance: 325 km
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, UP
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve includes the Dhudwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary while covering 1,284.3 km. Here you can spot elephants, tigers, swamp deer and one-horned rhinoceros.
Distance: 453 km
So, do Jungle Mein Mangal this weekend!