The country is home to a large number of cat species big and small. Among the big cats the Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopards are much popular animals tourists wish to see on tour. One Horned Rhino is found in many reserves spread over in North and Northeast of the Country. Indian wild elephant is found in many reserves of the country from North to South. They number more than ten thousand and the population is growing.
Another charismatic animal the red deer is the swamp deer or the barasingha found in North, Northeast and Central India. Among the exotic animals some of which are rare and endemic are the red panda, hoolock gibbon, bharal, Nilgiri tahr, lion tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, brow antlered deer, hangul, Himalayan tahr, Nilgiri langur, Golden langur, Malabar Giant Squirrel, chevrotain, Himalayan Marmot, Asiatic Wild Ass, Four horned Antelope, Himalayan Marmot, Chiru, Takin, Goral and Nilgiri Marten. There more exotic animals then listed here.
The mammals mentioned here are found in many destination all over India and a proper planned approach at a time is required to see them on safari.
Asiatic Lion can be seen at Gir National Park in Gujarat while the Rhino is best seen at Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in the Eastern State of Assam. Wild elephant can be seen at Corbett and Periyar Tiger Reserve among many. Arunachal in North East is home to the hoolock gibbon, red panda and clouded leopard. Snow leopard can be seen on a trip to Laddakh beside the marmot and wild ass.
Most coveted of the animal in India is of course the charismatic tiger which is found in fifty reserves. But there are few parks which are the best for sighting tigers. A permit is required to visit these parks for safari and since the entry is limited the permit should be booked well in advance.