Royal Bengal Tiger
The Bengal Tiger or Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and in the south of Tibet. It is the most common tiger subspecies, and lives in a variety of habitats, including, grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves
The natural heritage in India is as rich and perse as the cultural heritage. The Wildlife Sanctuaries and the National Parks in India give you an essence of the same. Nestled in this rich land is the Royal Bengal Tiger, the only home to the Royal Tiger Cat.
The largest living member of the cat family has a rather graceful built and gait. Bengal Tiger is the fastest running animal. Its length can measure up to 10 feet and has a weight ranging from 180 to 260 kgs. The habitat of this elegant swift mammal (Bengal Tiger) varies from the swamps of the Sunderbans to the desert land at Ranthambore, from the foothills of Himalayas at Jim Corbett National Park to Bandipur in the peninsular India.
In 1973 the Project Tiger was launched to get hold of the dwindling count of the Indian Tigers. Around 9 wildlife sanctuaries were declared as tiger reserves, which has now increases to 19 covering an area of 33,000 sq. kms in 14 states. The beauty of the Royal Bengal cat can now be seen in its natural surroundings in these conserved areas. If you are fascinated by the Royal Bengal Tiger and wish to see it in its natural surroundings, a visit to these tiger reserves is bound to be an enchanting one. All these reserves have the facility of tours to the forested area to watch Bengal Tiger. One can choose a suitable mode to tour. It can be by jeep or on the elephant backs. Jim Corbett National Park was the first one covered under the Project Tiger. Named after the famous environmentalist Jim Corbett, it houses perse flora and fauna and has weather suited for flourishing wildlife.