Long live the King!
National Geographic calculates that the worldwide tiger population has now been reduced to just 2,500. Three subspecies of the eight existing ones became extinct during the 20th century and the remainder are protected in order to avoid their complete disappearance.
The park is a paradise for nature lovers in general. It includes all types of animals and vegetation in its habitats of forests, valleys, meadows and jungles. If you watch carefully, you’ll see Asian elephants, sloths, leopards, Langur monkeys, peacocks, Indian buffaloes and porcupines, as well as the favourite delicacy of Bengal tigers, the samba deer. In total there are over 700 different species of animals and 400 species of plants. The over 500 species of birds, ranging from robins and kingfishers to birds of prey, are a delight for ornithologists.
The park has five areas open to tourists. To enter each of them you need a permit, which can be obtained at each entrance. The best time to visit is from the middle of November to the end of June. During the monsoon period, mud makes the paths that the jeeps use inside the park impassable. However, if you want to see Bengal tigers, it’s easiest to find them between March and June.