5 incredible winter safaris across Karnataka
Come winter, the most obvious choice for a getaway is some place that is warm and cosy. While most head to the beach, this winter why not travel deep into the jungle? Winter being quieter months in the forest, your experience will surely be one to remember!
Winter is actually a great time to be in the forest. It is also a good time to spot wildlife. With the mornings and dusks tending to be cooler and the day temperatures being warm and pleasant, animals stay active for longer durations. They are also less territorial and aggressive during winter as they do not have young ones during these months. Therefore, they move around a lot more, increasing your chances of spotting them considerably higher.
Safari Quest’s wildlife focused property and our naturalist team with their vast knowledge and experience will enable you to enjoy the forests to the fullest. This winter, experience a forest adventure.
Nagarahole is located just 50 kms from Mysuru. It is home to wildlife such as Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear and striped hyena. You are sure to spot herbivores like elephants, chital, sambar deer and barking deer here. Head into the forest for a rendezvous with adventure!
2. BR Hills
The BiliGiriRangana Betta or simply, BR Hills is 80 kms from Mysuru. It is located at the beautiful conjuncture of the Western and the Eastern Ghats. Herds of wild elephants, deer and gaurs are a common sight here. The forest is also home to the majestic tiger. Winding roads, stunning vistas and exciting wildlife – BR hills is sure to get your pulse racing.
Bandipur is just 80 kms from Mysuru. A number of endangered species such as tigers, elephants, sloth bears, gaurs, Indian rock pythons, jackals, muggers, and four-horned antelopes can be spotted here. Bandipur is also home to sambar, mouse deer, chital, sloth bear, and the rare flying lizard. Over 200 species of birds and a diversity of flora add to its attraction. Unplug and reconnect with nature at Bandipur!
A part of the Nagarahole National Park, Kabini is one of the top wildlife destinations in Karnataka. During the jungle safari you can spot elephant herds, jaguars, tigers and black leopards. Kabini is also a great spot for boat safari – you can sight crocodiles, snakes, cormorants, cranes and darters. Kabini never fails to surprise and stun you!
5. Bhadra and Kali Tiger Reserves
Bhadra and Kali Tiger Reserves are situated in the midst of Western Ghat regions. The sanctuaries are home to elephants, tigers, gaurs, deer, sambar, leopards, etc. They are also an abode to an array of quite unusual birds. The true bliss of the forest is best experienced here.
Enjoy a chilling adventure with Safari Quest
Safari Quest’s nature-inspired stays are perfect for nature enthusiasts and weekend explorers. Our packages are highly personalised for families and wildlife enthusiasts.
Spice up this winter with adventure. Indulge in winter safari with Safari Quest!