8 Reasons why you Should Visit an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Summer

Take a break from regimented boredom, discover silence and the music of the forests

Published: 03rd September 2015 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

In the summers when temperature goes up, most animals in the jungle seek refuge near the water body. Which means the chances of spotting a tiger go up a lot.. they will either come there to drink water or to hunt for food.

And so in the hope of spotting a tiger and catching up with some old friends from down south, I made a short trip to Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) this April. It’s a great weekend getaway for people living around Bengaluru. A beautiful jungle but not very famous for tiger spotting. As we got on the jeep to start our morning safari, the ranger told us that there’s so much more to see and experience in a forest than just big cats. And he was right. Here are eight reasons why visiting an Indian wildlife reserve this summer is a good idea for a quick family vacation.Some other really good national parks to consider for a holiday are Tadoba, Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore.

 

Bharti Singh blogs at https://suitcaseofstories.files.wordpress.com

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Visit a sanctuary to remember what you have forgotten as a joyless resident of concrete jungles. A forest is the cathedral of nature.Sacred and inspirational. Where the first instinct is to kneel in silence.

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In a forest, nothing goes according to plan. You may see nothing for a long stretch and suddenly you will come upon a pretty bird dancing in the rain.

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If you have luck on your side, you may just get to see a wild cat in all its glory. I wasn’t so lucky though but it just may be your day to spot one or many.

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You can spend hours playing hide and seek with the animals. Now you see them, now you don’t. The jungle creatures are quite a peek-a-boo experts

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When you stand amid the trees in the quiet of the jungle, listening to different kind of birds and animal calls, you realise how jaded your senses have become with the constant honking and traffic noise all around the city you live in.

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The sight of a wild elephant is something else. And the sight of a tusker is a never to be forgotten memory. The one we saw had only one tusk though as it had lost the other in a fight with another elephant.

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Being surrounded by wildlife is a good reminder that life is never easy and predictable. The most serene and quiet river-sides can suddenly turn gory when there’s a predator around.

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Nature is the work of a cosmic artist and it humbles you like nothing else can.

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