Living an established life in a metro city is the dream of many. But every dream does have a price to be paid, isn’t it? This is true for urban city dwellers too especially in Delhi and nearby cities like Gurgaon, Noida & more. In place of natural spaces, there are more concrete jungles to see and polluted air to breathe. So we thought why not list out a few fantastic safari places near Delhi NCR.
List of Contents
- 1 #1 Jim Corbett National Park, Ram Nagar, Uttarakhand
- 2 #2 Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar, Rajasthan
- 3 #3 Sultanpur National Park, Gurugram, Haryana
- 4 #4 Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Nainital
- 5 #5 Pilibhit Tiger reserve, Pilibhit, U.P.
- 6 #6 Keoladeo National Park/ Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
- 7 Final Thoughts about Safari Places near Delhi NCR:
#1 Jim Corbett National Park, Ram Nagar, Uttarakhand
Now no prizes, in guessing about this national park. It is a favourite destination for tourists from Delhi NCR who are wildlife lovers. Even people who like to be amidst nature also visit here as an extended weekend destination. Jim Corbett National park is located at a distance of 237kms and can be easily reached in 5 hrs. It was initially called Hailey National Park but it was renamed after the famous hunter & author, Jim Corbett who rescued many from man-eating tigers of this region. There are 5 major zones within the national park where good wildlife sighting including the royal Bengal tiger can happen. Sitabani is the buffer zone.
#2 Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar, Rajasthan
Sariska though nearer to Delhi is not that popular among tourists. Having said this, being a tiger reserve sighting can be very good here. It is 203 km from Delhi and can be reached in about 4.5 hrs. In 2020, a total of 20 tigers live here so the probability increases manifolds. The best part about Sariska national park is that apart from the safari it also has historical places like Kankwadi fort and Neelkanth Temple that tourists can visit.
#3 Sultanpur National Park, Gurugram, Haryana
Sultanpur National Park is a mere 41 km. from Delhi and from Gurgaon it is at 15km. distance. This is the closest national parks around Gurgaon surely. It was formerly known as Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and rightly so as it is one of the perfect spots for bird watchers. The best time to be here is in winters. At this time about 1800 different kinds of migratory birds arrive in this national park. Apart from this the park also offers scenic views. Surely a must-visit national park. See one of the fashion photoshoots done here in Sultanpur National Park.
#4 Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Nainital
For those people who want a quaint jungle safari experience then visiting Pangot is a great option. Nestled just 13 km. away from Nainital it also has a Kilbury bird wildlife sanctuary. Near Gurgaon & Delhi other than Sultanpur National Park this destination is best for bird watchers. Here one can spot more than 500 different species of birds along with beautiful landscapes of the Kumaon region. Don’t forget your binoculars here!
#5 Pilibhit Tiger reserve, Pilibhit, U.P.
When one talks about safari places near Delhi NCR, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is the place one should surely visit. Well, did you know that in 2020, this tiger reserve has been awarded on a global level for doubling the Tiger population! Here today 65 tigers are present currently. Quite a big number for safari places near Delhi NCR sure isn’t it? Located in the terai arc landscape near to Indo-Nepal border it is at a distance of 367 km. One can reach this tiger reserve for an extended weekend trip and indulge in a jungle safari.
#6 Keoladeo National Park/ Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
Located in Rajasthan this formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary ought to be included in our list of national parks around Gurgaon and Delhi. It is at a 4.5 hrs distance from Delhi. This is one place that gives tourists a perfect blend of flora and fauna. There are about 350 bird species that can be seen here. In addition, to this one can see diverse flora as well. Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also a World Heritage site and a man-managed wetland. The best time to visit this wildlife sanctuary near Gurgaon & Delhi is in winters.
Final Thoughts about Safari Places near Delhi NCR:
How did you like this list? It had some very known names while some are not so popular but surely all these safari places near Delhi NCR are worth exploring and experiencing the charm of nature!
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