Wildlife in India Tour
Wildlife tours to dense woods and deep wilderness crisscrossed with silver strips of rivers and streams that offer a natural habitat to a variety of wild animals and bird species. Over the years for various reasons quite a few animal and bird species are on the verge of extinction and have been identified and labeled as endangered species. The Government of India has established a number National Parks and Bio Reserves with the objective of trying to prevent these endangered animals from complet.
Bandhavgarh National Park – Ranthambore National Park – Kanha National Park – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Corbett Tiger Reserve – Kaziranga National Park
Wildlife in India Tour Itinerary
- Day 01: Bandhavgarh National Park
The Bandhavgarh National Park is located over an area of 448 square kilometers generously covered with Bamboo and Sal forests and other vegetation such as dhobin, Sali and saj.
- Day 02: Ranthambore National Park
Luxury Indian Vacations offers to take you wildlife safaris to the Ranthambore National Park located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, India that is situated at a distance of 145 kilometers from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India that was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Luxury Indian Vacations offers you tailor made tour packages that take you to Ranthambore that has the distinction of being one of the largest Tiger reserves in India. The main reason that led to the establishment of this wildlife national park was to protect the dying tiger population in India. The Ranthambore forest was declared as a wildlife park in the year 1955 and was accorded the status of a Tiger reserve in the year 1984.
A luxury wildlife vacation to the Ranthambore National Park opens up an enchanting wilderness covered with dense forests, bushes, scrubs and dotted with ancient ruins where you can spot wild animals and grazers. Dhok trees dominate the Ranthambore vegetation and are integral to the lifestyle of the local tribes as these trees provide fodder for the domestic animals. The other trees that dominate the Ranthambore forests include peepal, mango and banyan trees. Certain banyan trees in these parts are more than 700 years old.
While on your Ranthambore tours with Luxury Indian Vacations you get an opportunity to visit the scenic waterholes, gurgling streams that flow over stunted bushes. Some of the popular animals found at the Ranthambore National Park include tiger, elephants, sambhar, leopards, nilgai, langur, Asiatic deer, jungle cat, caracal and other animals.
You can easily spot rare migratory, woodland and water birds at the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the popularly sighted birds at the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary include spoonbills, parakeets, quail, storks, kingfishers, Indian horned owl, partridges, geese, ducks, owls and other birds. There are a large number of peacocks at the Ranthambore National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India.
- Day 03: Kanha National Park
Come and spend your vacations on an exciting and thrilling wildlife safari at the Kanha National Park located in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India. Majorly a Tiger Reserve Kanha is located on a sprawling area of 1,945 square kilometers of which 940 kilometers happens to be the core area and the rest of the land is the park's buffer zone. Located at a distance of 169 kilometers from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India the Kanha National Park offers a natural home to varied wildlife species. Luxury Indian Vacations arranges for you to go on jeep safaris to the interiors of this national park with its nature rich environs so that you can closely watch wild animals in their natural habitat.
The Surpan River meanders across the grasslands, valleys, hills and serves as a natural water source to the different species of animals and birds that stay here. Vegetation and flora at the Kanha National Park varies with altitude. Large meadows dotted with Sal groves and dense forests give way to bamboo clusters on the higher reaches and as you climb higher you come across tropical mixed forests. The top of the ridges break into acres of grasslands dotted with clusters of trees.
The ideal time to go on luxury wildlife safaris to the Kanha National Park in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India would be during the months of January through June. Though the Kanha National Park is home to quite a few bird species it is hard to spot them in these dense forests. You can easily spot animals such as deer, barasingha, wild boar, chital, blackbuck, sambar and monkeys.
The bird species that make the Kanha National Park their home are woodpeckers, herons, teals, warblers, quails, babblers, pipits, cormorants, drongos, shrikes, flycatchers, black-winged kite, nightjar, kestrel, doves, barn owl, lagger, white eyed buzzard, crested honey buzzard, swallows, mynahs, egrets, parakeets, shaheen falcon, serpent eagle, sparrows, pigeons, brown fish owl and shikra. Kanha National Park in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, India is home to wild animals such as the Indian porcupine, leopard, sloth bear, jungle cat, hyena, chausingha and nilgai, tiger, gaur, mongoose, dhole, hare and muntjac among at.
- Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park
Luxury Indian Vacations takes you to the Bandhavgarh National Park situated in Sahdol in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India. Tucked away in the Vindhyachal ranges the Bandhavgarh National Park has dense forests, swamps and undulating stretches of grasslands that provide the ideal habitat for wild animals like the tiger, Chinkaras, Leopard, Chausinghas, Dholes, Porcupines, Indian Bison, Jungle Cats, Ratels, Boars, Nilgais and Gaur. The Bandhavgarh National Park is located over an area of 448 square kilometers generously covered with Bamboo and Sal forests and other vegetation such as dhobin, Sali and saj.
The marshy areas at the Bandhavgarh National Park form the perfect area for the lovely water birds that make this flora rich national park their home. This wildlife sanctuary is teeming with different species of birds.
Luxury Indian Vacations offers to arrange for the necessary entry permit to enter the Bandhavgarh National Park that is available at the Park's main entrance. Visitors are not allowed to enter the Bandhavgarh National Park during the monsoon season and therefore the perfect time to visit this wildlife sanctuary is during the months of November to June.
At one point of time in history the Bandhavgarh forests served as the hunting preserve of the Rewa royalty. This wildlife area was designated as a National Park in the year 1968.
- Day 05: Bharatpur - Jaipur
This tiny bird sanctuary located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway has an interesting history. This area used to be the royal hunting preserve of the erstwhile Bharatpur royalty.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Come and watch exotic birds like the spoonbills and Siberian cranes that visit the 40 square kilometer swampy Bharatpur bird sanctuary during the winter months. Luxury Indian Vacations offers to take you to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary that is popularly known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Keoladeo is an ancient temple that is situated at the center of the Bharatpur bird sanctuary. This tiny bird sanctuary located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway has an interesting history. This area used to be the royal hunting preserve of the erstwhile Bharatpur royalty. The rulers of Bharatpur held annual duck shoots in the area every year and in fact the bird shooting exploits of the visiting guests and dignitaries have been recorded on engraved stone plaques near the ancient Keoladeo temple.
This wildlife park was notified as a bird sanctuary in the post independence period and was declared as a national park in the year 1982. The beat way to spot exotic bird species at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is to carry a set of binoculars and course the well defined wooded trails on foot or on bicycles. Take boat rides on the lakes located within the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and spot colorful bird species such as cranes, hawks, geese, pelicans, buntings, flycatchers, pipits, wagtails, larks, eagles, stints, shanks, ducks and warblers, spoonbills.
Apart from the more than 300 bird species that make the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary their home this national park is home to quite a few wild animals such as the Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and others.
- Day 06: Corbett
Luxury Indian Vacations offers you online tour packages for those interested in wildlife tours and tiger spotting to the Corbett National Park located in Uttaranchal, India. Situated at a distance of 297 kilometers from Delhi, India at a height of about 1,200 meters above the sea level. The right time to go on wildlife safaris to this large wildlife national park is during the months of October to June. The Corbett National Park was initially named after Sir Malcolm Hailey who was the Governor of the United Provinces in British India but later this wildlife park was renamed after Jim Corbett-the celebrated hunter-author-naturalist-photographer. Corbett has the distinction of being the first Indian National Park that was established in the year 1936.
Luxury Indian Vacations take you to the Corbett National Park located on the Himalayan foothills, rich in flora and fauna. The vegetation in this area consists mainly of a variety of trees and shrubs such as Shisham, Sal, Bakli, Khair, Gurail, Lantana shrubs and Bamboo trees. These dense forests and undergrowth provide a natural habitat to wild animals and birds such as elephants, sambar, muntjac, chinkara, pada, gazelle, chital, monkeys, reptiles and more than 585 bird species such as flycatchers, parakeets, robins, babblers, bulbuls, Indian Pied hornbill, cuckoos, Great Pied hornbill, warblers and finches.
A great way to spot wildlife at the Corbett National Park is to go on elephant or jeep safaris. Watch animals in their natural habitat and be pleasantly surprised at the natural wonders that are an integral part of the plant and animal kingdom.
- Day 07: Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga is a title of a remarkable success story of conservation of the One Horned India Rhinoceros and other wild lives in the North East India. It is not only the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but also provides shelter to a variety of wild lives. It is one of the significant natural habitat for in situ conservation of biological biodiversity of universal value. The values and criteria made Kaziranga National Park to get inscribed in the World Heritage Site List 1985. The Kaziranga National Park area consists of 429.93 Sq.Km. with an additional area of 429.40 Sq.Km. and situated in the two districts of Assam, namely Golaghat and Nagaon. The total area of the park within Nagaon district is 175 Sq.Km., out of which 135 Sq.Km. falls under Bagori Forest Range office and 40 Sq.Km. falls within Ghorakati Forest Range office. Few centuries ago, the Indian one horned Rhinocerous ranged across the north Indian plains in the wetlands of the rivers Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra. Today this survivor from the prehistoric times is found only in pockets in the north eastern state of Assam and in Nepal. In Assam, their Rhino habitat is limited to just two national parks - Kaziranga and Manas.Kaziranga National Park is a birding paradise; the grasslands are a raptor country that can be seen on safari makes a remarkable experience.