India is the land of The Jungle Book. You don’t have to dream of “far-away India” anymore—the jungle’s at your doorstep! India is home to some of the world’s most captivating wildlife. To get a close look at some of these breathtaking creatures, take a trip to an Indian national park:
|✓||Watch tigers in Jim Corbett National Park, the park named after a great naturalist.|
|✓||Visit the lions in the Gir Forest National Park.|
|✓||See elephants up close at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.|
|✓||Check out the rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park.|
|✓||Go birding at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.|
The options for exotic wildlife viewing are as varied as the countless species that can be discovered within India’s borders. Animals are deified in Hinduism and are often treated as demigods. Other important national parks include those at the Sundarbans, Nagarhole, Rathnambore, and Point Calimere.