Seeing with an eye of an elephant...
Elephant safari helps you to foray into the awesome wilderness of the national park and sanctuaries of India. Start a full day safari on the elephant back, stopping en route at a picturesque spot for breakfast, always learning the mysteries of this wonderful animal. Give the elephant a break and a bath in the stream, meanwhile you can also view the bird life of the visiting area.
Joints for Indian Elephant Safari
Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges, the Park has a series of ridges running through it. Initially just 105.40 sq. km. in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident tigers, was noted for its high density tiger population. Today, it has been extended to an area of 437 sq. km. About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.
Joint1:Corbett National Park
The Corbett National Park is a beautiful area of heavily forested valleys and hills, roughly 250 kms. North east of Delhi. These jungles are part of the Himalayan foothills and are named after the famous naturalist and hunter, Jim Corbett. The home of numerous animals and birds, the park has always been famous for its Tigers, although to see one of these magnificent creatures usually involves a considerable amount of planning, not to mention a slice of good luck!
Joint2:Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park in the Mandla District spreads over 1,945 sq.kms of dense sal forests, interspersed with extensive meadows and trees and clumps of wild bamboo. This area known as Kipling Country' is where all the jungle books of Rudyard Kipling were conceived.
Joint 3:Kaziranga National Park
In the heart of Assam, this park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.
Joint 4:Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam
The Manas park has eastern Himalayan moist mixed deciduous forests covering. The dense forest cover often cuts out even the sunlight. The eastern alluvial grassland also covers a major portion of the Manas national park. These grassland are grazing grounds for many herbivores. Manas also shows variety by mixing low alluvial Saranah wood land and Assam valley semi evergreen forests.
Joint 5:Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
There are amazing surprises awaiting for you at Periyar. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is counted to be one of the best elephant hub, any animal lover would love to check out. Visiting the Lake Palace in Kerala's lake centered wildlife sanctuary of Thekkady, also referred to as the Periyar sanctuary is an experience to remember. When a Maharaja ruled this land, he had a dam thrown across the Periyar River. The backed up waters of the dam flooded a valley, partially submerging trees, leaving their bare trunk standing over their reflections like a Daliesque waterscape. Visitors put-put around this surreal lake in motor-launches, delight in spotting wildlife including herds of foraging wild elephant.
Some other places for elephant safari in India are Hardwar-Kotdwar-Kalagarh-Ramnagar-Kaladhungi-Haldwani, Uttaranchal, Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan and Harmara Lake, Rajasthan
Elephant Safari Tips
- Have a backup of plenty of waters
- Check out the weather conditions whether you are going in the desert scape or cool climate
- Include sunscreen, goggles, first aid kits and hats to protect your head
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