The Royal Bengal Tiger
Panthera Tigris Tigris
The Tiger is the Spirit of the Indian Jungle. Even his distant roar or an alarm call from some animal announcing his presence, charges the whole atmosphere. However, the tiger is far from just being a beautiful big cat.
It is at the apex of Nature’s pyramid, a balancing force on all the animals and creatures within its kingdom. He IS – Sher Khan of the Jungle.
This magnificent beast can be found almost throughout the country. From the alpine Himalayas to the rainforests of Southern Western Ghats, the Tiger are everywhere.
It is true that they have gone extinct from many states over time, but their re-introduction in some national parks has proved that if the commitment to conservation is there, we can bring it all back. Bengal Tiger is one of the last few species of its kind. It has faced various challenges and I would encourage you to read more about conservation (LINK) and challenges in its own page.
Today, the population is increasing and Tigers are seen regularly in various national parks throughout the country. Central India is the heart of tiger country, and inspired Kipling to write his Jungle Book.
The range that stretches between Tadoba, Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh is not only known for large numbers, but also for the size of the creatures, and its strong gene pool. In North India, Ranthambore has consistently excellent tiger sightings, while Corbett has many tigers, but the sightings may be fewer, owing to the vast size of the park itself.
In the south Nagarhole has a healthy tiger population, while Kaziranga’s tigers are among the most feral and ferocious creatures in India.
Our expert naturalists and teams on the ground constantly monitor Tiger movements and keep an eye out for the best sightings on a regular basis. Every park has its own experience, with different landscapes, rules, the way they operate safaris and the time of the year you chose to go to depending on what your objective is. For all this, the right team with the know how from logistics to naturalists, relationships with lodge owners, jeep drivers and park authorities is utmost important.