Karnataka in South India is an abode to various things like a vibrant culture, rich traditional flavour, eye soothing landscapes and a profusion of natural beauty. Adorned with a fine terrain of mist covered hills, white sandy beaches, languid rivers and forests, the state offers great escapades for all. Karnataka is blessed with rich flora and fauna; in fact it is home to approximately 12% of tigers in the world. Due to the Western Ghats, Karnataka boasts of scenic natural hotspots and is home to several National parks in India. Blessed with some of the rarest species, it is one of the best destinations for a wildlife tour in Karnataka. The forest reserves and parks are a home to a variety of animals and birds, some of them are even endangered. Most notable among the animal species like the Indian elephant, gaur, wild boar, muntjac, sambar, Indian leopard, bonnet macaque, chevrotain, chital, gray langur, slender loris, bengal tiger, jungle cat, leopards, Indian civet and many more, Bandipur National park is a well-known reserve frequented by many tourists; it is popular across the country for being one of the first tiger reserves in India.
Among other popular National parks in Karnataka is the Anshi National Park which is also frequented by many tourists. Bannerughatta National Park, Kudremukh National Park and Nagarahole National Park are among prominent national parks in India. Karnataka is home to various sanctuaries that attracts several migratory birds like the Nilgiri wood pigeon, Malabar whistling thrush, yellow-throated bulbul, peregrine falcon and rufous-bellied hawk-eagle. This place is a spectacle of a rich tradition, delectable south Indian Cuisine and a beautiful natural setting for the best wildlife tours in Karnataka.