Best Places to visit for Wildlife Photography

India is full of greenary and in some parts, there are deserts and snowy mountains. Each of these spectacular landscapes has great animals and birds to offer for wildlife photography in their natural habitat.

Let the photographer be a newbie or an expert, Indian wildlife is always ready to give a pose. So get your camera ready to capture some wonderful pictures of them.

Gir National Park, Gujarat

If you are looking to capture the king of the Jungle for your Instagram account, then Gir National Park is the best place to do wildlife photography of the Asiatic Lions who roam the park freely and proudly. There are also stunning Leopards, Sambar, Jackal, Chowsingha, striped Hyena, Indian Fox, etc.

The Sky of the Gir National Park has more than 200 species of birds and you could get to click pictures of wonderful white-backed and long-billed vultures along with the other species.

Additionally, there are more than 40 species of reptiles and amphibians that consist of:

  • Marsh Crocodile
  • King Kobra
  • Saw-scaled viper
  • Russell’s viper
  • Krait

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Want to click pictures of the mystic tigers?

Then Ranthambore National Park is a perfect place to spot Diurnal Tiger roaming fiercely in the park. 

There are many other stunning animals and birds found in the park. You can get to do wildlife photography of animals consisting of:

  • Leopards
  • Sambar Deer
  • Striped Hyenas
  • Chital
  • Nilgai
  • Langurs
  • Macaques
  • Jackals

If you have patience and determination then you will get the opportunity to capture pictures of  272 species of birds including:

  • Graylag Goose
  • Indian Gray Hornbills
  • Woodpeckers
  • Common Kingfishers
  • Cuckoos
  • Parakeets
  • Bee Eaters
  • Asian Palm Swift
  • Owl

Additionally, In the park, there are only two species of amphibians – Indian Toad and Common frog.

Likewise, there are also many species of reptiles present in the park for wildlife photography.

Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park is divided into five zones named Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda, and Sonanandi. Each zone consists of different varieties of species of animals and birds for perfect wildlife photography. 

The park consists of:

  • Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Hog Deer
  • Sambar
  • Asiatic elephant
  • Asiatic Black Bear
  • Sloth Bear
  • Walking Deer
  • Yellow-throated Marten
  • Otters
  • Ghariyal

Flying creatures of Jim Corbett National Park of Uttarakhand consist of:

  • Hornbill
  • Hodgson’s Bushchat
  • Orange Breasted Green Pigeon
  • White-Backed Vulture

Waters of the Corbett National Park consists of:

  • Golden Oriole
  • Indian Pitta
  • Pallas Fish Eagle
  • Tawny Fish Owl
  • Scarlet Minivet

The park also has reptiles like Aligator, Crocodiles and the King Cobra.

Eravikulam National Park, Kerala

Nilgiri Tahr in Eravikulam National Park
Nilgiri Tahr in Eravikulam National Park

The Eravikulam national park is located in the Idduki district of Kerala and is famous for endangered Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goat). This park is also known as Rajamalai National Park.

If you are in the park, then you surely should capture pictures of cute Nilgiri marten!

Furthermore, you will also find the following Animals for your stunning wildlife photography:

  • Small-clawed otter Dusky striped squirrel
  • Ruddy Mongoose
  • Elephants
  • Nilgiri langur
  • Lion Tailed Macaque
  • Leopard
  • Panther

Also, you might get to see birds like:

  • House Swift
  • Grass House
  • Indian Jungle Nightjar
  • Nilgiri Wood Pigeon

Beautiful butterflies for best wildlife photography consist of:

  • Southern Birdwing
  • Crimson Rose
  • Mottled Emigrant
  • Nilgiri Grass Yellow
  • Great Evening Brown

Besides the above fauna, There are 48 species of mammals, 133 species of birds, 101 species of butterflies, and 21 species of amphibians.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

The fame of Kaziranga National Park is one-horned rhinoceros that roam happily on the 30 square kilometre areas of elephant-grass meadows, swampy lagoons, and dense forests.

The park is located in Kanchanjuri and other fauna to capture in your camera consist of:

  • Tiger
  • Hoolock Gibbon
  • Leopard
  • Indian Elephant
  • Wild Water Buffalo
  • Sloth Bear
  • Swamp Deer

The sky is full of Indian Hornbill, Jerdon’s Babblers, Baya Weaver, Finn’s Weavers, etc.

Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir

A Mountain Weasel in Hemis National Park
Image Source Mountain Weasel in Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park is located in the beautiful Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. In this best winter destination, you will get to click wildlife pictures of snow leopards roaming on the white blanket of snow.

Other amazing animals for your wildlife photography journey consist of:

  • Tibetan wolf
  • Eurasian brown bear
  • Red fox
  • Mountain Himalayan mouse hare
  • Weasel
  • Himalayan marmot

You can also spot birds like:

  • Golden eagle
  • Robin accentor
  • Tickell’s leaf warbler
  • Black-winged snow finch

Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

Get your camera ready to click fantastic pictures of Bengal tigers dwelling in the Tadoba National Park of Chandrapur region of Maharashtra.

Visit in the morning to capture clear photographs of:

  • Tigers
  • Nilgai
  • Sambar
  • Jungle cat
  • Sloth bear
  • Honeybadger
  • Indian leopard
  • Small Indian civet
  • Barking deer
  • Striped hyena
  • Gaur
  • Chital

There are many species of birds and reptiles that you can spot in Tadoba National Park.

Dachigam National Park, Kashmir

Himalayan Black Bear in Dachigam National Park
Image Source Himalayan Black Bear Dachigam National Park

Located over 140 sq.km of land the Dachigam National Park is divided into two sectors, the first one is the Upper sector and the second one is Lower Dachigam.

The most incredible animal which you can find here to click brilliant wildlife photographs consist of hangul or Kashmir stag. The park also consists of:

  • Snow leopard
  • Marten
  • Ibex
  • Himalayan Gray Langurs
  • Himalayan black musk deer

The sky is full of Koklass pheasant, Monal pheasant, Bearded Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-billed Chough, etc.

Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh

Deer in Dudhwa National Park,
Image Source Deer in Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa national park is an ecosystem park located in Uttar Pradesh. There are many amazing animals to click like Swamp Deer, One-horned rhino, Tigers, Leopards, Antelopes, Jackal, Hyena, etc.

The Tarai ecosystem also consists of many amazing birds like Bengal Florican, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Black-necked Stork, Great Pied Hornbill, Indian Golden Oriole, etc.

Overall the park has 38 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles, 400 species of birds, and 90 species of fishes.

Nagarhole National Park (Kabini), Karnataka

 The park is located in Kodagu district and is a part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. The park is also known as Kabini National Park because of the river Kabini that flows through the park.

 The Nagarhole National Park consists of amazing forests, waterfalls, hills, valleys, and streams. It is a great place to click pictures of:

  • Bengal tiger
  • Ussuri dhole
  • Leopard
  • Antelope
  • Sloth bear
  • Sambar deer
  • Barking beer
  • Elephant

There are around 250 species of birds found in the park and you can click pictures of the birds like blue bearded bee-eater, Common osprey, Malabar whistling thrush, duck and herons near the Kabini river.

This Kabini National Park also consists of reptiles like:

  • Marsh crocodile
  • Bamboo pit
  • Common vine snake
  • Viper
  • Indian monitor lizard
  • Indian rock python
  • Wolf snake