India has numerous national parks & sanctuaries scattered all over. The sheer vastness of the country with an extremely diverse landscape possess an astounding array of wildlife in all sixteen types of forests.
Although the Royal Bengal Tiger is the main attraction, the wildlife in India is multi layered with leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, barking dogs, Asiatic lions, wild elephants, single horned rhinos, many forms of deer and incredible birdlife.
Usually Ranthambore is the most convenient park to include on an Indian holiday to see tigers and other wildlife, the central parks in the country were the real inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.
The addition of many flights has made the access easy and some of the best camps and lodges have enhanced the overall experience. The circuit covering Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Satpura is one of the most sought after for the best wildlife experiences in India. In the South, Nagarhole and Bandipur along the western Ghats are excellent to spot the big cats. The East has the lesser known parks, Kaziranga & Sundarbans to where Rhinos roam free and tigers are swimming in the swamps.
Our wildlife experts can tailor make the best wildlife adventure with the most enthusiastic staff, knowledgeable naturalists whilst staying in luxury lodges.
SUGGESTED WILDLIFE HOLIDAYS IN INDIA
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & TIGERS
New Delhi / Agra / Sawai Madhopur / Jaipur
This classic journey combines India's Golden Triangle with thrill of spotting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. The ultimate tour of India takes in Delhi, India's magnificent capital, the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore which has a thriving population of tigers. This itinerary blends some of the most spectacular cultural sights of India with a wildlife experience.
IN SEARCH OF THE TIGER
Pench Tree Lodge / Kanha National Park / Bandhavgarh National Park / Satpura National Park
This wildlife holiday will take you to central India’s most diverse and stunning national parks in search of the famous Bengal Tiger, rare mammals, birds and reptiles. It is the ultimate holiday for those who enjoy wildlife, game drives and are captured by the charisma of India’s tiger.
RAJASTHAN - FORTS, PALACES & LEOPARDS
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Nimaj / Jodhpur / Bera / Udaipur
The best way to experience Rajasthan is to combine big cities with the rural towns and villages of the princely state. This itinerary focuses on the many rural gems off the beaten track. From royal mansions to luxury tented camps, forts to hunting lodges, this is a leisurely journey through traditional India. From Delhi continue to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, busy bazaars of Jaipur and the lovely retreat of peaceful Chhatra Sagar. Learn about the Rajputana valour in Jodhpur, chase leopards in the wilderness before ending in the most romantic Udaipur.
FORTS & PALACES OF RAJASTHAN
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Rajasthan / Jodhpur / Narlai/ Udaipur
This is a fantastic tour that combines rural Rajasthan with some of the popular cities in the region. After visiting the famous Taj Mahal and colourful bazaars of Jaipur you move into the heartland of Rajasthan to stay at hidden gems of Barli & Narlai. The royal forts and palaces are combined with village walks, wilderness safaris, to make you experience the traditional village life. The thrill of spotting a leopard in the wild and taking a cruise on the picturesque Lake Pichola are sure to make this holiday memorable.
TRIBES & TEXTILES OF GUJARAT
Ahmedabad / Dasada / Bhuj / Gondal / Sasan / Bhavnagar / Mumbai
This itinerary visits Gujarat which has a culture similar to Rajasthan but is less visited. Travel beyond the big cities and step off the tourist trail to the westernmost state of India. Start with the old city of Ahmedabad known for its Indo-Islamic architecture and bustling markets, visit the salt plains of Kutch where rare wild asses roam in the wilderness. Sample some of the finest Hindu & Jain Temples of Modhera and Palitana, impressive step wells and the fascinating Calico Museum. Also visit the colourful & attractive tribal settlements around Bhuj with their decorated houses, textiles, jewellery and amazing people who always wear a smile. This tour is truly captivating with some of the most unusual sights!
SOUTH INDIA - TOY TRAIN, BACKWATERS & BEACHES
Mysore / Kabini Forest Reserve / Ooty / Coonoor / Kochi / Alappuzha / Mararikulam
Travelling through one of the most historic & beautiful regions of India, this is a memorable journey from princely Mysore to the beautiful spice town of Kochi. Start in Mysore exploring the palaces before spending time chasing wildlife in the Nagarhole National Park - arguably the finest in south India. From here drive up in the hills to the charming colonial settlement of Ooty. Wander through the tea estates that surround the hill station before travelling on the famous ‘Toy Train’ down the western ghats. From Cochin head towards the tranquil backwaters to cruise on your private houseboat and finally relax beside the Arabian Sea on the beautiful Keralan coast.
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, family
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to March
8 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.