Five best destinations to spot wildlife in Asia

Wednesday 26, March 2014


Five best destinations to spot wildlife in Asia


Blessed with vivid topography and varied climatic conditions, Asia provides a wonderful habitat to various species of flora and fauna.


Be it the furious Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, or the adorable Pandas, Giraffes, you name it and Asia has it. Thus, this largest continent of the world is nothing short of a paradise for wildlife buffs and nature lovers.

In case you are also from the league of wildlife or nature lovers, here are top five destinations to spot exotic and enticing flora and fauna in Asia. Keep reading.


Gunung Leuser National Park
Location: Indonesia

Named after Mount Leuser (which is the tallest mountain in the Indonesian province of Aceh), the Gunung Leuser National Park is an abode to the exotic Sumatran Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger. A few other rare fauna species that welcome the visitors include Clouded Leopards, Flying Lemurs, Flying Frogs, Sambar Deer and Sumatran Rhinoceros. Owing to the presence of so many fascinating wild beings, it would not be wrong to state that the Gunung Leuser National Park is among the must visit destinations for wildlife photographers.


Ranthambore National Park

Location: India

Bengal Tigers have always been the first love of wildlife enthusiasts, and therefore mentioning Ranthambore National Park is imperative. Located in the royal land of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is celebrated as the abode of the Royal Bengal Tigers. The park has been divided into nine zones and each one of them is famous for its specific tiger. For instance, Zone III is famous for sighting T-19 (Krishna) along with her three cubs and T-28 (Star Male), whereas on the other hand Zone IV is known for providing a glimpse of T-24 (Ustad), T-34 Ranthambore National Park /Image (Kumbha), T-39 (Noor) and T-72 (Sultan).


Jim Corbett National Park
Location: India

The very reason so as to why the Jim Corbett National Park, India has been placed on the top of the list is because it is the first park established in Asia. Set up in 1936, Jim Corbett is the oldest national park sprawling in Asia. Though the park inhabits various wild creatures, it is the Royal Bengal Tigers that steal the show. In fact, Edward James Corbett, the hunter turned conservationist who contributed a lot in the setting up of this park was majorly concerned about the protection of the big cats. Presently, dwelling in the park, these beasts of the woods earn great tourism for Corbett. Along with the wilderness of the woods, there are various other tourist charms in and around the park. Popular places to visit in Corbett National Park include the Corbett Museum and Garjia Devi Temple.


Danum Valley Conservation Area
Location: Malaysia

The Danum Valley Conservation Area is a lowland tropical rainforest, which is spread over approximately 440 square kilometers. Inside the periphery of this area resides several wild beings; to name a few:

  • Borneo Pygmy Elephant
  • Sumatran Rhino
  • Malay Sun Bear
  • Orangutans
  • Muller's Bornean Gibbons
  • Wild Cats

Moreover, visitors can also enjoy bird sighting, as this lowland tropical rainforest is the only abode to the exotic Spectacled Flower pecker.


Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: The Philippines

Established in 1976, Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous and well preserved wildlife sanctuaries in the Philippines. This sanctuary was established with around 104 animals, and presently the populace has witnessed a fivefold rise. Zebras, Gazelles and Giraffes are among the popular fauna species that tourists can sight here. One of the best points, which the Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary has recorded in its golden book, is that it houses a considerable number of Calamian Deer. Calamian Deer is one of the fauna species that was earlier on the brink of extinction).

These are the five best destinations for spotting wildlife in Asia. Certainly there is no second thought to the fact that there are several other places that can satiate the hunger of a wildlife enthusiast. However, the above state destinations are blessed with a plethora of rare and beautiful wild beings that entice travelers from far and wide; and also define a wildlife tour at its best.



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