International Tiger Day 2021: International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July across the world. The purpose of celebrating this is to create awareness among the people to conserve tigers and save their natural habitat.
Tigers are anyway kept on the list of endangered species of wildlife and national campaigns like 'Save the Tiger' have been run for their conservation. To encourage tiger conservation and to make aware of the declining numbers of tigers, a conference was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2010, in which it was announced to celebrate International Tiger Day. In this, a target was set to double the number of tigers by 2022.
There are a large number of tiger sanctuaries in different states in India. If you have a passion for watching tigers, then this Tiger Day, you can plan a visit to these best tiger reserves. Know about the 5 famous tiger reserves of the country-
Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, located
in the foothills of Uttarakhand Himalaya, Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve is an important tiger reserve of India. Spread over a vast area of 500 sq km, this national park was established in 1936. There are only a few tiger reserves as lush green as this Jim Corbett present in Uttarakhand. So this time you can enjoy a fascinating jungle safari or a thrilling journey in the middle of the jungle.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan Once
the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is today one of the largest tiger reserves in India. There is a large number of tigers here and it is spread over an area of 1.134 sq. km. It is particularly known as the abode of Bengal Tigers. Apart from tigers, you can also see other species here, including bears, hyenas, foxes, and jackals.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve ranks high in the list of best tiger reserves in India. Every day thousands of tourists come here. Here is the maximum of Royal Bengal Tigers. Spread over a distance of 820 sq km, this national park also houses the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort. A visit to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve with its rich biodiversity, natural beauty, and glorious history attracts people to come here.
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala
If you want to enjoy the breathtaking beauty and amazing wildlife in Kerala, then Periyar Tiger Reserve can be the best option for you. It is one of the famous tiger reserves of India and has a large population of Bengal tigers, white tigers, Asian elephants, wild boars, and sambar. It also has an artificial lake with a total area of about 777 sq km, which adds to its beauty and charm.
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal
Sundarbans Tiger Reserve is a World Heritage Site and an important place for Royal Bengal Tiger. The specialty of this Tiger Reserve is that it also houses a significant number of endangered species including aquatic mammals, birds, and reptiles. However, unlike most national parks in the country, there are no jeep safaris in the Sundarbans. Instead, you will have to resort to a boat for transportation and sightseeing around the area.