When Machli, the famous tigress of Ranthambore fought the 14 foot long crocodile, a star was born. But like any good movie, there are many supporting characters that make the Indian subcontinent occupy a very special place in the animal diversity of the world. Taken together, the countries of Nepal, Bhutan and India have an astonishing variety of wildlife and birds. Bordered by the sea, the mountains, the plains and the tropical weather, this basin is a cradle of animal diversity. The one horned rhino, the gentle elephant, the elusive snow leopard, the adorable red panda, the variety of birds that are too many to count, the small bear, the black panthers and of course, the Bengal Tiger, all of them truly recreate the magic of the Jungle Book. For wildlife enthusiasts, Chitwan National Park in Nepal, Jigme Dorji National Park in Bhutan, and one of the many National Parks in India such as Ranthambore or Bandhavgarh, are a must do.