Tiger reserves in India where you are 'guaranteed' to see a tiger!

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan appears to be the best Bengal tiger reserve in India where you are most likely to see a Bengal tiger (guaranteed!?). It is recommended by 98% of clients I am told. However, please do your own research. This is an important topic for some as a holiday to see a tiger in India is going to be expensive.

Tiger in reserve
Tiger in reserve. Image: Twitter.

If you travel thousands of miles to see a Bengal tiger in one of India's well-known tiger reserves, you don't want to leave empty handed. It can happen. The people who run the reserves normally can't guarantee that you'll see a tiger. I can remember one reserve at one time having no tigers! I doubt they told visitors! The Times of India has optimistically and with, perhaps, over-confidence listed the tiger reserves where you are guaranteed to see a tiger in descending order of the quality of the guarantee! Here they are:

  1. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  2. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
  3. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
  4. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
  5. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
  6. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Here is a map showing you the location of the tiger reserves in India.

Leisure Indian holidays say these are the top five tiger reserves for seeing tigers:
  1. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh. ...
  2. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal. ...
  3. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. ...
  4. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. ...
  5. Periyar National Park, Kerala.
There is an agreement that the Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh is in the top 2. That park could be a good starting point.

The ten best tiger reserves for seeing tigers according to another source (clubmahindra.com) are:
  1. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan.
  2. Sariska National Park, Rajasthan.
  3. Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand.
  4. Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.
  5. Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka.
  6. Sunderban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal.
  7. Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala.
  8. Indravati Tiger Reserve, Chhattisgarh.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan is in the top 3 in each of these lists. I can't vouch for the accuracy, but it looks hopefully. Good luck.


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