10 Chances To Spot Tigers This December!

The country’s 1400 biggest wildcats are spread out through almost 40 different national parks in India. Here, we have narrowed down some of the best places to spot tigers in December.

1. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park

This national park has one of the highest densities of the tiger population in the whole country. It is home to over 50 different tigers one of them even being the white tiger. At one point Bandhavgarh National Park held the tag of being the land of the white tigers till the tigers went on to vanish completely.

Thursday to Tuesday - 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM & 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Entry Fee: (per person)
Indians - INR 2200 (6 pax guide + vehicle)
Foreign Nationals - INR 4300 (6 pax guide + vehicle)

2. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park offers an amazing setting not only to spot the tigers but also capture some awe-striking snaps in the picturesque setting, which is why many wildlife photographers are found in the national park. December is the peak season to spot tigers at this amazing national park. 

Winter Timings (1st November to 31st January):
7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: (per person) (Vehicle + Guide - INR 380: Additional Cost)
Indian - INR 129 
Indian Student - INR 59 
Foreign Nationals - INR 869

3. Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha Tiger Reserve
The national park setting definitely feels like a motion movie. Blue skies and open meadows of the site make it one of the best places to spot tigers in December. It is advisable to book a morning tour to increase the chances of tiger spotting even further.
6:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: (per person)
Indians - INR 1530
Foreign Nationals - INR 3060

4. Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Maharastra

Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is more commonly referred to as the jewel of Vidharbha and boasts of being the biggest national park in the state of Maharastra. The national park also houses a rich tiger population where tigers would be visible at any time of the month, the best being December. Not just that, the region also has rich wildlife which you can thoroughly enjoy on the open safari ride.
6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: 
Per person - INR 20
Per Vehicle - INR 50
Video Camera - INR 100
Guide - INR 100
Still Camera - INR 2

5. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett has an interesting history. An initial hunter's ground which was eventually converted into a conservation centre, the park is famous for its abundant and authentic wildlife, especially elephants. However, it still makes for a great place to spot some majestic tigers during December.

Jeep & Elephant Safari
- 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Canter Safari - Jim Corbett National Park, Uttrakhand - 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Entry Fee: (per person)
Indians - INR 200
Foreign Nationals - INR 900
Jeep Safari: 
Indians (Max 6 people in 1 Jeep) - INR 1000
Foreign Nationals (Max 6 people in 1 Jeep) - INR 3300
Foreign Nationals (Max two people) - INR 1900
Elephant Safari: 
Indians - INR 300
Foreign Nationals - INR 1000
Museum Visit: 
Indian - INR 10
Foreign Nationals - INR 50

6. Indravati Tiger Reserve, Chhatisgarh

Indravati Tiger Reserve

Indravati Tiger Reserve is one of the top 3 tiger hot spots in Chhatisgarh and one of the best places to spot tigers in December. The park has soon grown in popularity and attracts visitors from far and wide.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: 
Adult - INR 50
Child - INR 20
Foreign Nationals:
Adult - INR 100
Child - INR 35
Still Camera - INR 50
Video Camera - INR 100

7. Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Satpura National Park
Satpura National Park is one of the lesser-known and unexplored centres for tiger spotting but is surprisingly home to an excellent tiger population. Apart from the vibrant tiger population, you will also experience an exciting terrain comprising of sandstone peaks, gorges, ravines, and forests.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: (per person)
Without Guide - INR 600
With Guide - INR 900
Personal Vehicle Permit (until 5:00 PM) - INR 1000 to INR 1500 
Boating - INR 100

8. Gir National Park, Gujarat

Gir National Park

A visit to Gir National Park is sure to get you the best of your time and money when it comes to spotting tigers in December. Gear up for one of the most thrilling adventures of your life as you come across the majestic lions, tigers and abundant species at this national park.

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Indians - INR 75 to INR 95
Foreign Nationals - INR 100
Vehicle - INR 35
Guide For 4 Hours - INR 50

9. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Pench National Park
Pench National Park derives its name from the Pench River in the state and has recently converted from a national park to an amazing wildlife sanctuary. The park is famous for its tiger species and a tiger population of 40. The best time for an adventurous tiger spotting experience is December.
Winter Timings:
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Indians - INR 15
Foreign Nationals - INR 150

10. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Alwar

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

Sariska Wildlife sanctuary is a newly opened wildlife sanctuary which is a budding tourist spot. It has an incredible natural terrain and is also part of the Project Tiger Program in India. You can also opt to explore the park on foot which is a thrilling experience in itself.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Indians - INR 80
Foreign Nationals - INR 470
Jeep For 6 People - INR 2650
Video Camera - INR 400

Well then, get ready for one of the most exciting tigers exploring expeditions on your refreshing December vacation. How many of these national parks have you been to? Did we miss out on any of youre favourites? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Priyanka Chugh

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