Tadoba, Maharashtra

Despite being one of the best places in India to spot the elusive tiger, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve remains free from the tourist hoards of Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh. Home to some 114 adult tigers, as well as a healthy population of gaurs, chitals, nilgais, sloth bears and leopards it is an excellent option for wildlife lovers. A recent renovation of the states National Highway has also made it much more accessible by road. With Tadoba Reserve being open all year round, unlike many other parks in India, the question is why not to visit?