From a wildlife perspective, India is naturally blessed with national parks and wildlife reserves in India which are inhabited by the most vivid flora and fauna. India’s natural prowess - its dense forests, green hills, fresh streams, flower-filled valleys and bamboo thickets double up as a natural habitat of the rarest of the rare plant and animal species. Indian Holiday specializes in arranging Jungle Safari Tours to popular Indian wildlife reserves and national parks. Indian Holiday’s wildlife tours, especially Jungle Safaris, take you up, close and personal with the best wildlife experience. Our popular destinations for wildlife tours include, but are not limited to, Ranthambore, Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Periyar, Kabini, Kanha and Kazhiranga.
In its bid to counter the depletion of some rare, endangered species of flora and fauna, the Indian government created special wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that provide a controlled environment for wildlife to sustain and thrive. Indian wildlife reserves also create a direct interface between wildlife enthusiasts and the actual wild. Most wildlife tourists to India have the Asiatic lion and tiger on top of their checklists. Other ‘in-demand’ animals include the Pondicherry shark, Sumantran rhinoceros, Knifetooth sawfish, Kashmir stag and black buck.
If you are more of a bird watcher, you will be delighted to know that India is a permanent home to more than 1301 species of birds and is temporarily inhabited by 38+ species of migratory birds. The high probability areas for bird spotting include the Indian trans-Himalayas region from Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, the Indian Thar desert in Rajasthan, the semi-arid region in Saurashtra, Gujarat, the Western Ghats along the western coastline of India and the Deccan Peninsula.
A common feature of Indian Holiday’s wildlife itineraries is that they get you the opportunity to not just watch the animals but “shoot” them at will from real close. Photography is encouraged by wildlife authorities and some sanctuaries even have provisions for renting cameras, just in case you didn’t pack yours. Most Jungle Safaris feature jeep and elephant rides which delve deep into the Indian wilds and guides who give you a first hand account of the Indian wildlife.