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1. Posted by ton (Budding Member, 23 posts) 19 Dec '05 10:20

I'm off with the missus to India in February, travelling to Mumbai, via Goa and flying out of Bangalore 5 weeks later. We we're wondering if there are any national parks or game reserves etc... along the route we're going, or anywhere we're likley to see some decent wildlife?

Thanks in advance for any help.

2. Posted by bibs (Full Member, 89 posts) 19 Dec '05 11:11

Hi ton
There are some national parks in India where you can see wild life ,though not exactly in your route. One near your route is Kanha national park (madhya Pradesh), Jim corbette national park ( ramnagar ,uttaranchal,near new delhi).The corbette park is best for wild life viewing.

3. Posted by ton (Budding Member, 23 posts) 20 Dec '05 10:07

Cheers for the info Bibs, i'll have a look into maybe visiting Kanha national park, Thanks again.

4. Posted by BigAlex (Budding Member, 10 posts) 21 Dec '05 00:03

About 250 kms from Bangalore are two great wildlife sanctuaries where if you're lucky you can actually see the Bengal Tiger in it's natural habitat. They're called Bandipur and Mudumalai.

http://www.junglelodges.com/resort_overview.asp?resort=Kabini

http://www.indianjungle.com/index.htm

The weather should be excellent in February...not too warm, not too cold, no rains...

When I was there I just about missed seeing a tiger, but saw a kill...a bison which had been killed and half eaten over the night.

Also saw hundreds of wild elephants, the elusive Sambar..a largish antelope, and thousands of chital...another kind of deer...plus wild boar and crocs in the river....

I highly recommend these and would suggest you don't miss this opportunity.

You can hire a car from Bangalore and the ride (with comfort stops along the way) should take about 6-7 hours...cost is not all that prohibitive...Probably about 100US$ each way, but I'm not too sure as I lived there 3 years back and had my own car. Things would have gotten a bit more expensive now. But once again, it's well worth the money and the time.

If you need any specific information, do let me know.

Cheers,

A