The thrill of seeing wild tigers from a jeep when you feel exhilaration and a twinge of fear is miraculous.
There are only a few others ways to explore the marvel of nature than going on a jungle safari. A jungle safari would let you explore the beauty of the flora and fauna by being as close to nature as one can be. While searching for jungle safari, Uttarakhand jungle safari should be your first choice because there is no other way to explore nature than in the lap of Himalayas.
Many people assume that Jim Corbett Park is the only jungle safari of Uttarakhand. Unfortunately, they are mistaken. There are 3 more jungle safaris in Uttarakhand that are listed over here.
Binsar Wild Life: If you are a fan of bird watching and wildlife photography, you must visit the sleepy and scenic travel destination, Binsar. Here you can find more than 200 birds species like Forktail, Laughing Thrush, Nuthatches, Monal, etc. You can also have a glimpse of Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, etc. The quiet walks in the jungle would make you feel on top of the world.
Raja Ji National Park: The jungle safari at Raja Ji National Park Tour is very exhilarating as you get to roam around in an open forest. You can spot animals like Deers, Elephants, Sambhar, Peacocks, Fishing Owl, etc. here. You can also catch a glimpse of birds like Blue Jays, Speckled Eagles, Egyptian vultures, Bulbuls, Green Bee-Eaters, Stone Chats, etc. If you are lucky you can see a white Deer or a Tiger.
Nanda Devi National Park: This Park was named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Here you can see hoofed mammals such as the Himalayan Tahr, Goral, Bharal and Mask Deer. The species of birds easily seen here are the Himalayan Golden Eagle, Monal Pheasant and Tragopan. The best way to visit here is to trek via Joshimath and you must get a permission to walk here.
Jim Corbett National Park: It is named after hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who wrote a famous book named Man Eaters of Kumaon that includes details of his experience of hunting leopards and tigers. You can begin the Corbett safari by hiring a jeep, a canter or even an elephant to show you around. The Corbett Park is a home to around 600 bird species such as oriental white eye bird, 7 sisters birds, etc. It is also a habitat for nearly 500 types of plants and scores of animals like Deer, Jackals, Leopards, Wild Elephants, Nilgais and Tigers. You can also catch a glimpse of a reptile as there are 25 reptile species present here.
If you specifically wish to see a tiger at Corbett Tiger Reserve, it is recommended that you explore the Dhikala and Bijrani zones rather than the Jhirna, Dhela and Durgadevi zones. Even though Corbett tourism has gained a lot of popularity, the jungle safari is organized only 2 times a day so be sure to book it in advance.