Wildlife holidays in India
Wildlife tours to India take the wildlife enthusiast to a diverse and abundant land. The Indian subcontinent embraces an enormous range of habitats extending from the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas in the north, through forests, lakes and deserts to the moist Nilgiri hills in the south of the country where the shoreline is lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
India is an exciting destination in other respects. The abundant archaeological reminders of the country’s extraordinary history and the fascination of becoming immersed into a completely unique and complex culture are reasons enough to visit India. However, for anyone interested in natural history the attractions of an India wildlife holiday are simply too great to resist.
Our India specialist recommends...
"There is no greater wildlife encounter than that with a Tiger, so why not join us on our ‘Tiger Direct’ holiday which flies you right into the heart of ‘Tiger Country’. Our ‘Brahmaputra Cruise’ is a magical 14-day holiday in Assam, taking in the beautiful landscapes, fascinating culture and the rare wildlife found along the river banks."
What’s special about India’s wildlife?
Colourful and diverse are two adjectives often applied to India and both perfectly describe the flora and fauna seen on our wildlife tours to India.
India is home to 350 species of mammal, including the magnificent tiger, nearly 1,300 species of birds and 600 species of reptiles and amphibians plus a myriad of insects and flowers. Little wonder that many enthusiasts consider an India wildlife tour one of their ultimate lifetime trips.
Naturetrek – The India wildlife tour specialist
No other British operator of natural history tours can claim the experience and expertise acquired by Naturetrek in over 20 years of taking our clients on wildlife tours to India. We are the specialist India wildlife holiday operator.
India has always been an important destination from the very earliest days of the company, and we have gradually expanded and refined our programme of wildlife tours to India to offer over 30 options.
To help you decide which tour is the right one for you, we recommend emailing or phoning our operations manager for the Indian subcontinent, Rajan Jolly. You can also download the special guide we have written to help you choose your Naturetrek India wildlife tour.
Naturetrek India Wildlife Tours
Naturetrek offers 26 different expert escorted group wildlife tours to India each year (in total over 60 group departures annually), the largest selection offered by any specialist wildlife tour operator.
Here are some of the India wildlife tour options we offer:
- Superb choice of dedicated Tiger tours with 100% success seeing Tigers, including our popular Just Tigers! tour
- Botanical holidays in the high Himalaya
- A mammal and birdwatching holiday in the most peaceful and scenic of Central india’s national Parks, Satpura
- Wide choice of mammal tours to India, searching for Bengal Tiger, Asian Lion & Asian Elephant among many other exciting species
- A chance to see the Taj Mahal & other cultural gems on many India wildlife tours
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR India HOLIDAYS
An excellent trip - accommodation, food and Tiger sightings all first class. Local guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
Ron and I and one other person chose to do this extension and I know that we were all thrilled with what Tadoba offered. The transfers from Nagpur to Tadoba were handled well by the ground agents. At Tadoba we stayed in the Svasara Jungle Lodge which provided excellent accommodation and the facilities and food were fantastic. The transfers from Nagpur to Tadoba were handled well by the ground agents. Our group had the services of one of the Lodge's Naturalists, Chirag Roy, who we found personable and knowledgeable. Fitting with the Naturetrek comments on Tadoba, we found it excellent and relatively untravelled by other safari goers. As well as low visitor numbers, it delivered excellent Tiger sightings for our small group. Our first sighting started with us finding a female tiger lying on the road. She then proceeded to walk towards the jeeps, scent marking on the side of the road several times and rubbing her head on a tree. At this point, the jeeps were stopped and the female (P2) walked past the jeeps about 5 foot away - needless to say we all stayed very quiet and completely still while the image of that close encounter was imprinted on our brains. The female then proceeded to walk down the road away from us, and when eventually another vehicle arrived, she decided to sit down on the road facing us. All up we had brilliant views of P2 for over 10 minutes and only 3 vehicles were present for the majority of this time. On a separate occasion, our vehicle followed a large male tiger down the road for around 4 minutes until he moved off the road to go to a stream for a drink which we were able to watch for a couple of minutes. Our guide was able to take our vehicle around to another viewing point where he thought we would be able to see the male and after a short wait we were able to watch him settle down for a rest in the shade. As well as these two sightings we were also able to get views of 2 additional separate tigers lying down in the forest. While only a very small amount of the actual tiger was visible the sightins proved to be enticing and exciting. As well as these brilliant tiger sightings we also managed to get a reasonable view of a mother Sloth bear and her cub and excellent views of a small Dhole pack. These were in addition to the many repeated sightings of the various deer, Gaur, Mongoose and many, many birds. Tadoba certainly lived up to its reputation and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
Sujan and his organisation and briefings were really excellent. The staff on the boat were extremely helpful and the other guides looked after us very well too (including helping with butterfly ID).