Best wildlife tours in India

Take a private wildlife in India and experience one of the most diverse wildlife countries on earth

Why do a wildlife tour in India

India has some of the most diverse wildlife on earth and we run a number of private and tailormade wildlife tours focusing on iconic national parks and tiger reserves as well as lesser-visited parks in more remote parts of the country. It is easy to see why India inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Whether by jeep, boat or on foot, a wildlife safari in India is a thrilling experience. Roam through thick jungles, mangroves and sub-tropical forests, and there is a good chance you will come face-to-face with the wide spectrum of animals that call India their home – from majestic Bengal tigers, wild elephants and spotted deer to one-horned rhinos, long-snouted gharials and even lions!

We organise exceptional wildlife tours in India. Below is a selection of some of our favourite tiger reserves and national parks in India. Hopefully this will inspire you to do a wildlife safari in India and discover the rich diversity of India's wildlife. 

India Wildlife Facts

  • India has the Big Six:  tigers, lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and buffalo.
  • India has more cat species than the whole of Africa.
  • India is the only country in the world with native populations of both tigers and lions.
  • India has 3 species of bear:  Himalayan, brown and sloth bears.
  • India is home to 12% of the world's bird species (1314 species, 42 endemic).
  • India is 2% of the world's land mass, but home to 8% of the world's biodiversity.
  • 44 species of mammals are endemic to India - such as black buck, Nilgiri thar, wild ass and lion-tailed macaque.
  • India has 2546 species of fish and 198 species of amphibians.
  • India accounts for 3% of the world's mangroves.
  • India is home to approximately 15,000 plant species, many endemic to the country.
  • Almost half of the world's aquatic plants are found in India.

 

National Parks of India

Few countries can boast as varied a landscape as India - from the mighty Himalayas in the north and steamy tropical jungles in central India, to the world's largest mangrove forest in the east and the UNESCO-endorsed Western Ghats in the south. Some of the rarest animals on earth dwell in these regions, and we have chosen some of our favourite national parks and tiger reserves in India which showcase India's breathtaking diversity of flora and fauna. 

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Top 10 wildlife species


With a varied landscape of endless grassy plains, dense jungles, and towering mountain peaks, India provides the perfect habitat for a multitude of animals. Kings of the jungle stalk through the undergrowth, small mammals snooze in the treetops, and elusive felines blend in with their snowy surroundings. In the following list you will find some of our favourite wildlife species from this amazing country; a sighting of just one will truly enhance your Indian adventure. Current human development and population growth, as well as a long history of poaching has sadly resulted in the vulnerable or endangered status of many of the animals on our list. However, large areas of India’s landscape are now protected regions and national parks, dedicated to the preservation of endemic and endangered species, which has seen the stabilisation or even the increase of population numbers among some species. If you are interested in seeing any of these incredible animals, contact us to organise a private tour to spot these species.

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India Wildlife Guides

It's true to say that an excellent escorted guide can make a break or a trip, and this is all the more true with wildlife tours in India. We work with some of India's leading wildlife guides, who have spent years in the field tracking some of India's rarest and endangered animals, and they have in-depth knowledge of India's diverse wildlife parks and its inhabitants.

We strongly recommend travelling on an escorted India wildlife tour as our wildlife guides will enhance your whole India wildlife experience. Many of them are excellent wildlife photographers too and can provide guidance and tips to get the best wildlife photos on your India wildlife tour. From recognising jungle calls and bird song, to talking about conservation efforts and responsible wildlife tourism in India, you will come away with a greater appreciation of India's incredible wildlife, as well as a more detailed understanding of India's wildlife and the challenges facing one of the most diverse wildlife countries on earth. 

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Tigers

As the country in which we began our tours, India holds a special place in our heart,and there are few more iconic symbols of India than the tiger. Here, you'll find a few of our favourite tours showcasing India and its most beloved animal.

Our knowledge, experience and love for India is unsurpassed, reflected in the depth and variety of our small group tours as well as our vast array of extension options. Several members of our team have travelled extensively in India and our in-house specialist, Sunita, was born and raised there, so we bring first-hand knowledge of this fascinating country. Undoubtedly, one of India’s main draws is its spectacular, diverse and rare wildlife, including the country’s most beloved creature, the tiger. There are few opportunities left worldwide to witness these special creatures in the wild, and with 70% of the world’s tiger population, there is nowhere better to do so than in India. India is home to many diverse habitats with fantastic wildlife opportunities, as well as a rich culture and countless sights to see that go beyond nature. Creating unforgettable trips isn’t just our business, it’s our passion, and we’ve collected a few of our best tiger-focussed tours in India right her for you, our traveller.

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