With October in full swing and the monsoon showers growing less frequent, there isn't long before national parks across the India reopen. Closed during the rainy season for safety reasons, national parks are the best place to visit during the early winters. Blessed with more than 90 such locations, there are so many wildlife parks you can go to. Bestowed with diverse landscapes and varied climatic conditions, the Indian subcontinent is home to many diverse species.
While on your national park adventures, experiencing the vibe of the jungle is a must. Away from the commotion of the city, it is absolutely essential that you take in every bit of the gorgeous surroundings around you. To help you take your experiences to a higher echelons, here are some jungle resorts to stay at near some of the most visited national parks around the country.
Kaziranga National Park
Ask a wildlife lover one national park where they wouldn't miss out on going and quite a few would answer with Kaziranga. Nestled in the Northeast of India, Kaziranga is just as renowned as the Jim Corbett National Park. A personal favourite jungle resort around the area has to be the Jupuri Ghat Resort. Comprising of eight elegantly organised individual cottages, the resort is surrounded by woodland at the foot of a hill and close to the Kaziranga National Park, local tea estates and the Mikir Hills providing a near perfect jungle experience. Just as great is the Iora Resort, which is conveniently located just off the NH 37. Giving a serene, rejuvenating experience with liberal doses of warm Assamese hospitality, Iora's angling and rafting trips on the rapids of the Jia-Bhorolli river are a must-try.
Jim Corbett National Park
Easily topping the list of the most visited national parks in the country is the Jim Corbett National Park. Gifted with a wave of unique species, this destination is a treat for wildlife lovers. So, make your jungle retreat even better by spending a night at these jungle resorts. The Infinity Resorts in Corbett in particular offer a quality time. Offering their own jungle safari via their own vehicles and an elephant ride, the resort does its best to make sure you enjoy your getaway. Close to the river banks, observe the extravagant number of bird species from the kingfisher to the herons and even the thrush. Another resort that is highly recommended is the Wood Castle Spa & Resort offering a panoramic view of the mountains, river and surrounding forest. With the Kosi River in its backdrops, the resort has several adventures activities that it conducts like trekking, rappelling, and rock-climbing.
Ranthambore National Park
Situated 130 KMs from Jaipur, this is the largest national park in the north. Once considered a renowned hunting ground of the Maharajas, in its modern day, the park is an attraction for wildlife aficionados. The Ranthambore Forest Resort bordering the lush green forest with a spectacular view of untamed nature in all its manifestations of flora and fauna is the perfect place to spend your night on your visit here. Keep a close watch out for the migratory and local birds that are seen in abundance near the resort. Another resort to relax and unwind in near this national park is the Tiger Den Resort. Best place for all those who are scouting for an undisturbed privacy from the hustle and bustle of city life, the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding majestic Aravali Hills truly provide a great peace to the mind.
Bandipur National Park
Established as a tiger reserve, the Bandipur National Park is one the premier tiger reserves in the country. Providing refuge to the threatened are vulnerable species of flora and fauna, the Bandipur National Park is just 80 KMs from Mysore. Built in contemporary architectural style, the Bandipur Safari Lodge is your way of being a part of this ecological haven. With a whole host of activities to partake in here from snorkeling to mountain biking to coracle rides, there's no way you could be bored on your trip here. Lying closest to the Bandipur Natioanl Park is the Serai Resort. A stay here provides an added bonus of a higher probability for spotting more species of animals. With the highlight of this resort being the panoramic view of the Nilgiris, a stay here is an unforgettable experience.
Bandhavgarh National Park
The last location on this list, the Bandhavgarh National Park is in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. With one of the highest densities of tiger population in the country, the park also has a large breeding populations of leopards and deers. Wake up to the sound of the chirping birds while living out your dream of staying in a tree house at the Tree House Hideaway. Far away from the babbling city life, a day spent here is an experience that is worth treasuring with jeep safaris on offer. The next resort on the list is a luxurious and eco-friendly. Set amidst the surreal forest, the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge believes in creating experience that last beyond your vacation duration. Increase your knowledge of the wildlife on a trip with their experts while understanding the importance of the national parks to India as a whole.