Out there in the wild, there are no ordinary moments. There is never nothing happening. The jungle is never silent. Within the quietest of moments, lingers a subtle but profound chaos. With every grazing rustle, every distant screech, each slither and every crunch. In the occasional growls and the constant chirping of birds who seem to never run out of things to say; the unceasing 'jungle-music' is a constant reminder that stillness is an illusion.
If you have never experienced the joy of waking up to the music of the jungle, you are in for a real treat. India is home to 515 wildlife reserves, which are home to some of the planet’s most beautiful and revered beings. Among the most celebrated of these magnificent creatures is the Bengal tiger.
India's wild forests are currently home to an estimated 2,226 Bengal tigers, protected within 49 tiger reserves spread throughout the country. The reserves of Jim Corbett and Ranthambore remain some of India's most popular tiger-sighting retreats, but if you are looking to go deeper into the wilderness, here are some of India’s finest off-beat jungle adventures for a chance to spot a tiger in the wild.