Royal Bengal tigers are, of course, the main attraction here and it is little wonder; their majestic striped bodies are almost camouflaged against their surroundings. You may spot them resting in one of the freshwater streams, crossing the jungle paths or hiding in the bushes. One of the best ways to see them is by elephant back safari, which allows you to safely get close enough for some great photo opportunities. The tigers wouldn’t survive here without prey, and chital, sambar, barasingha and barking deer are just some of the other critters living in the park with tigers to fear. You may also spot wild dog, wild pig, jackal, sloth bear, gaur, Indian cobra, fan-throated lizard and panther. The herbivores living in the park are spoilt for choice, with a huge range of flora to choose from, there has also been approximately 300 species of bird spotted in the park.The extremes of weather here play a big part in your wildlife safari, with scorching hot summers and cold winters dictating the visiting season. The park is open from mid October until the end of June for wildlife spotting, with the best months for this being October to April. This is when the grass is shorter and dry, with the flowers in bloom, enticing the animals.