17 Days Indian Wildlife Tour
India has some of the finest south Asian wildlife areas with a rich variety of habitats and forests. The interesting fact, that it’s only in the Indian subcontinent that both the tiger & the lion can be found, is a tiny indicator of the vast variety of habitats available. Just as tiger hunts alone and duck behind cover, needs forest, the lion requires good visibility to pounce on their prey, needs savannah grasslands.
Out of approx. 570 National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries, five are included in the list of twenty eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. And these are Nanda Devi National Park, KeoladeoBharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Sundarbans National Park. Other premier national parks are Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Ranthambore, Corbett, Madhumalai&Periyar.
The marshy land of Bharatpur National Park plays host to thousands of winter migrating Aves between October to March. With over 300 species, it is recognized as one of its kind in the world.
The semi arid forest of Ranthambore and Sal-Bamboo mixed forest of Bandhavgarh are among the few places in India where you have the chance to see the elusive Tiger in broad daylight; along with a rich assortment of mammals, notably Nilgai, Cheetal and Sambar.
Kaziranga is one of the most beautiful reserves with the unique mixture of elephant grasslands, lush swamps, patches of dense forest with majestic Silk Cotton trees and distant hills looming large. This is the home of the Great Indian one - horned rhino, wild buffalo, hog deer, swamp deer, elephant, tiger and exceedingly rich bird-life. This rich variety of flora and fauna of Kaziranga are any naturalist's delight.
Best time to visit the above sanctuaries is between November to March.
A classical itinerary covers wildlife areas alternate with the colours of Jaipur, the magic of TajMahal and the exquisite temples of Khajuraho.