India’s rich bio-diversity is unparalleled compared to the world. The green pockets of the nation stretch from the far northeastern states, stretching all through the heart of the country, right to the southwest biosphere carpeted over Kerala and Karnataka. This allows for a number of species of animals to make this their habitat. The warm tropical weather also yields into this. The Jungle Lore trails, especially the one where you can spot tigers, rhinos and elephants are ample in the country.
A robust list of jungles that allow these sightings makes India one of the most loved wildlife destinations in the world. From the one horned rhino sighting in Kaziranga to Ranthambore and Panna’s lure of seeing the tiger, the National Parks and Sanctuaries of India offer ample opportunities. The Asian elephant is yet another draw that takes travellers in the heart of thick forests. In fact, many a times, you can spot elephants on the side of forest flanked roads as well.
These itineraries take you into dense jungles, so you can immerse yourself in the ways of the forests. With birdsong and nature’s bounty for company, there is nothing more that the heart desires. Add to this, the excellent infrastructure in jungle lodges, safaris and naturalists, the trip is sure to be a memorable one.
Tiger Trail India
12 Nights & 13 Days
This itinerary takes you the stalwarts of tiger hotspots within India. Starting from Ranthambore, to Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh, the trip is sprinkled with ample opportunity to spot wildlife, specially the tiger. The elusive animal lurks in these corridors more frequently than the others, so chances are that you might catch a glimpse of it. Two weeks is also a great time to immerse in the heart of India, watching local life pass by. Along with the wildlife spotting, another highlight lies in the train travel in this journey. The Indian railway network is one of the longest in the world and the pulse of India’s travel is dependent on it.
Delhi | Jaipur | Ranthambore | Bharatpur-Agra | Dasada-Bhuj | Umaria-Bandhavgarh | Kanha | Pench | Nagpur – Mumbai
Jama Masjid | Agra Fort | Taj Mahal | Amber Fort | Hawa Mahal | Bharatpur Sanctuary | Kanha National Park | Pench Reserve | Bandhavgarh National Park
Delhi / Day 1
Jaipur / Day 2 - 3
Ranthambore / Day 4 - 5
Bharatpur-Agra / Day 6
Dasada-Bhuj / Day 05
Umaria-Bandhavgarh / Day 8
Kanha / Day 10
Pench / Day 11
Nagpur – Mumbai / Day 12 - 13
Sundarbans India & Bangladesh
10 Nights & 11 Days
This itinerary is focussed on trailing the Bengal tiger in one of the most beautiful habitats in the world- the mangroves forests of India and Bangladesh. The thrill is as much in seeing the tiger, as it is in the unconventional way to pot them – from a boat in the water, peering through the thick bushes. The expected jungle safari with jeeps is not the tenor of the trip. You also get to see life on the river at close quarters.
Dhaka | Khulna – Sundarbans | Sundarbans | Sundarbans – Bagerhat – Khulna | Khulna – Benapole – Kolkata | Kolkata | Sudhayanakhali | Lothian Island | Kolkata
The tigers of Sundarbans | Hiking trails | Village life on Sundarbans islands
Dhaka / Day 01
Khulna – Sundarbans / Day 02
Sundarbans / Day 03 - 04
Sundarbans – Bagerhat – Khulna / Day 05
Khulna – Benapole – Kolkata / Day 06
Kolkata / Day 07
Sudhayanakhali / Day 08
Lothian Island / Day 09
Kolkata / Day 10 - 11
North India Tiger Trail
10 Nights & 11 Days
This trip is planned around the jungles of northern India – a hotspot for tiger sighting and birding. The forests of Jim Corbett and Ranthambore present a unique atmosphere; one with hills embracing the jungle and the other a shrubby land with a distinct tenor. Both are gorgeous. Along with that, the traveller gets to experience the exotic Taj Mahal and other Mughal structures of the city. All in all, it’s a wholesome trip for wildlife and heritage lovers.
Delhi | Ranthambore | Ranthambore-Bharatpur-Agra | Agra –Unchagaon | Unchagaon-Corbett National Park | Corbett National Park | Delhi
Wildlife sighting in Ranthambore | Corbett jungle | Taj Mahal | Delhi’s historic buildings
Delhi / Day 01
Ranthambore / Day 02 - 03 & 04
Ranthambore-Bharatpur-Agra / Day 05
Agra –Unchagaon / Day 06
Unchagaon-Corbett National Park / Day 07
Corbett National Park / Day 08 & 09
Delhi / Day 10 - 11
Tiger Trail Nepal
11 Nights & 12 Days
This itinerary is packed with the wonders of Nepal – both heritage and wildlife. While the main theme is tiger sighting, it gives the traveller an opportunity to also get a glimpse of the vast heritage vibe of the place. The Himalayan country offers a spectacular local experience with its stunning views, unassuming charm and wildlife experience that is superlatively excellent. Expect to see two main cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara and also the birthplace of Buddha. The spiritual tinge to the plan is an additional dimension that makes this plan wholesome.
Kathmandu | Pokhara | Chitwan National Park | Bardia National Park | Kathmandu
Wildlife sighting Chitwan | Bardia | The Heritage arc of Kathmandu | The Stunning views from Pokhara
Kathmandu / Day 01 - 03
Pokhara / Day 04 - 05
Chitwan National Park / Day 06 - 07
Bardia National Park / Day 09 - 11
Kathmandu / Day 12
Tiger Trail South India
18 Nights & 19 Days
This itinerary is a robust mix of heritage, spirituality, wildlife sightseeing, relaxation, backwaters and much more, given that you visit a diverse mix of cities, with their own highlights. From the architectural prowess of the Hoysala Kingdom to the soothing lake of Periyar and lush, cool estates of Ooty and Coorg, there is so much to take in during this trip. The good thing is that one gets a complete orientation of South India. This myriad mix of experiences takes over a fortnight, but is worth your while to get the complete essence of Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu.
Bangalore | Hassan | Coorg | Kabini | Mysore | Mudumalai | Ooty | Madurai | Periyar | Alleppey | Cochin
Wildlife sighting in Kabini | Madumalai | Periyar | The Hoysala architecture of Belur | Halebidu | Bangalore Important Buildings | Mysore Palace | Tea Estates in Ooty | The backwaters of Alleppey | Fort Cochin’s atmospheric streets