Before Omicron, the new variant of Coronavirus cancels all your tour plans that you have stored for the upcoming spring, start your 2022 with new adventures. You surely know that the best way to experience new adventures is to go for a jungle safari, don’t you? For those who always get stuck in choosing between the sea and the mountain, this article is especially for you.
The word ‘safari’ originates from the Arabic word ‘safar’ which means ‘to travel’. Basically, a jungle safari is a trip to watch, photograph, and experience wild animals in their natural environment. A few years back, hunting was also an inseparable part of this, but now it is prohibited for good reason. Distancing yourself from the chaos of urban life not only gives you peace of mind, but the opportunity of experiencing nature at its finest also rejuvenates your love for life. Moreover, there is a lot that we need to learn from the animals. If you spend some days watching their way of living- how they struggle for food, how they protect themselves, how they love their kids, how they understand nature… it will bring a positive change in your life.
India is one of the dream destinations for those who love jungle safaris. Almost 25% of this country is covered with trees (Don’t be overwhelmed by this number, remember- we still have Delhi!). If you want to choose any particular state to be your destination, you can choose Madhya Pradesh. There you can find Kanha National Park with an alluring number of Royal Bengal Tigers, sloth bears, etc; Bandhavgarh National Park with Nilgai, Chital, etc., or Pench National Park that was the setting of Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. Those who love both mountains and jungles can choose Jim Corbett National Park of Uttarakhand, Great Himalayan National Park of Himachal Pradesh, Namdapha National Park of Arunachal, or Hemis National Park in Ladakh.
What is life but an endless ‘safar’ (journey)? What life have you lived if you have no experience of a safari?