Wildlife tours 

There are around 30 prominent National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries which are spread in large areas throughout India. Ranthambhore, Kanha,Bandhavgarh and Corbett National Parks are among the most exciting and have been selected by us in our program because of the variety of fauna found in these Parks, their location and connectivity. A factor which is unique to viewing wild life in India is that the enthusiast has to go in search of the animals in the sanctuary by jeep, canter or on elephant back. 

Bandhavgarh National Park (Madhya Pradesh) - a former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa, is located 237 kms from Khajuraho and 164 kms from Jabalpur this is a small National Park with an approx area of 448 sq kms  with moist deciduous forests.

It has the highest density of tiger population and was the original home of the White Tiger, There are more than 22 species of mammals and 240 species of birds, chital, barking deer, chinkara, nilgai, wolf, hyena, jackal, wild buck, jungle cat, langur and leopard.The great gaur or Indian bison and sambhar are seen with ease in the open areas of the park. Explore Bandhavgarh Fort 2000 years old and ancient caves.

Best Season : November to June. The Park is closed from 01 July to 16 October.

 



Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh
) located 165 km from Jabalpur,  Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq. kms. and is Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ country. The Park is the only habitat of the rare hardgound Barasingha. Other animals that can be seen are blackbuck, chital, leopard, gaur, sambar and the elusive tiger sloth buck and around 200 species of birds including cattle egret, pond heron,black ibis,hawk eagle, a veritable  paradise for the bird watcher

Best Season : February to June though winter is also good to view wildlife.

The Park is closed during the monsoons from 01 July to 16 October

 


 

Ranthambhore National Park (Rajasthan) : The 392 sq. km. Park comprises of dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain of the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. The Park is one of the finest Tiger Reserves in the country under Project Tiger. The majestic predators roam freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters. Ranthambhore sanctuary also has a large number of Leopard, Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Langur, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Sloth  and Peafowl. A system of three artificial lakes - Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab, are an important source of water for the inhabitants of the park, which also attract a large number of migratory and local birds.

Best Season : October to April  

The Park is closed from 01 July to 01 October

 


 

Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal) : established in 1935, is India’s oldest National Park. It extends along the banks of the Ramganga river, encompassing the dense  sal forestes of the Himalayan foothills and the savannah vegetation of tall grassy meadows. With an area of 600 sq kms it is one of the richest areas for big mammals of northern India. Most commonly seen wildlife includes the wild elephant, langur monkey (Black face, long tail), rhesus macaque, peacock, and several types of deer including chital (spotted deer), sambar, hog deer and barking deer. There are also crocodiles, the odd-looking gavial or gharial (a thin snouted, fish-eating crocodile often spotted from high banks), monitor lizards, wild boars and jackals. The Kalagarh dam on the river Ramganga  attracts numbers of waterfowl and is a wonderful spot for birdwatchers.

Best Season : February to May

The Park is closed from 01 July to 01 October