India is home to some of the World's most iconic and critically endangered species. First among these is the Bengal Tiger, estimated to have a population of some 2,500 left in the wild. Solitary and hard to see, a game drive through the morning mists of a game park is an exciting component of any tour to India, looking out for a tiger as it returns from hunting or crosses a river or track. But here is much more to see. The one horned rhino, the Asian elephant, the sloth bear and several species of leopards and monkeys are all there to be spotted on your safari.
For the wildlife enthusiast there are plenty of National Parks to visit, giving you the unforgettable opportunity of spotting a tiger. Ranthambore National Park (see map) is a popular destination for game-viewing, because of its proximity to other cities and sites of interest, but other parks such as the Jim Corbett National Park offer excellent, and less congested, viewing as well.
Wherever you go in India there is a park that can be visited, with a network of over 110 national parks already in existence. If, for example, you are travelling in the far south then a visit to Periyar National Park is recommended, home to both the Bengal tiger and the Indian elephant.