India is the land of the tiger. More than two thousand wild tigers survive here; this is the largest population in the World. In order to protect and conserve this animal the country has initiated a program called Project Tiger. This is a Central Government initiative which has created a large number of reserves wherever the big cats are found. The program is effective funding conservative measures and creating policies.
This initiative is now supported by NTCA which helps in reorganising the reserves as well as the program. As of today there are more than forty reserves also known as protected areas. In the core area no human habitation is allowed and there is total ban on logging. India does not permit hunting of wildlife in any form whatsoever.
Since the reserves do contain a tourism areas up to twenty percent as stipulated by NTCA many people like to see this magnificent creature. The best options for tiger safari in India are detailed here in this article. First choose the best reserve for sighting these big cats. There are few places well known for tourism infrastructure that accords high possibility of tiger sightings. Some the popular destinations are Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Tadoba and Ranthambhore in order of preference. These are National Parks with amazing bio diversity. Hence you can see many animals, birds and enchanting flora on your adventure tour.
The destinations have set of rules and regulations which have to be strictly adhered. The process begins with booking a permit without which you will not be allowed entry into the park. Since there is a cap on the number of jeeps that can enter the tourism zone you need to book early. In the State of Madhya Pradesh online facility to book the permit is available. There are many hotels near the parks which cater to luxury, budget and 5 star clients. You have to go online to check out these properties or seek reference. Since the destinations are situated in remote regions you need to assure you carry necessary things personal requirements, medicine, beverages beside cash.
If you are seeking a tour operators help then all the logistics will be worked out by him including the books. If you are going independent than book all the travel essential like hotel room, taxi and permits in advance. The hotels contain twin and double beds besides restaurant and swimming pool. The luxury accommodations provide all amenities besides climate control. Secondly you need to be aware of the weather and equip yourself with the type of clothing required. You also need to work out the costs since economy matters. If you are travelling in the group it will be more economical.
Uday works with a tiger safari tour operator in India hence the article. He is a naturalist and bird guide as well. Uday loves to travel and writes about is experiences.