The Grand India Wildlife Adventure
An Expertly Guided Odyssey into India's Most Extraordinary Natural Treasures
The Indian subcontinent is one of the world's most stimulating destinations. From its mélange of human cultures to its spectrum of wild habitats rich with exotic animals, India offers an intense experience of all that makes adventure travel captivating. This safari focuses on India’s natural realm, renowned for its dramatic rivers, fabled jungles and profuse wildlife. Ecotourism has been integral to conservation in India, and our travels directly benefit the continued existence of some of the world’s most precious vanishing species. We also experience India’s vibrant cities, a dramatic counterpoint to our time in the wilds.
- Safari with our Expedition Leader in search of tigers, one-horned rhinoceros and other wildlife, exploring the bush on multiple excursions by open 4x4s
- Relax in vintage-style comfort at deluxe ecolodges tucked within India’s best game reserves—and enjoy lavish city hotels as well!
- Contrast nature and culture as we discover India’s architectural treasures, including a sunrise sojourn at the sublime Taj Mahal
Why Choose Us for Your India Nature Adventure?
India is one of the world’s iconic travel destinations. But choosing an India trip can be overwhelming, especially if you’re looking to maximize your time in nature, up your odds of seeing tigers, avoid crowds wherever possible, and travel with a superlative guide. That’s why we’ve crafted the ideal India odyssey for nature lovers who also want to experience India’s culture. Our Grand India trip is a comprehensive, stress-free adventure that is simply the most superb way to experience all that India has to offer. Here’s why:
- You Won’t Find a More All-Encompassing Itinerary!
We’ve crafted the ultimate India experience for nature lovers, but we don't skip India’s most impressive cultural highlights, either. Boost your chances of seeing the elusive Bengal tiger—plus a host of other Indian wildlife—on visits to two different tiger reserves. Experience contrasting Asian habitats: the dry mixed deciduous forests of central India and the moist floodplains and grasslands of the Brahmaputra basin. Explore the imperial cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Agra, with its fabulous Taj Mahal. We see it all!
- A Small Group Means More Authentic Experiences
Most visitors to India travel with large groups aboard tour buses. But that’s no way to experience either India’s rich nature or its captivating culture. We take just 11 guests, for a lower impact in nature reserves and more personal encounters with our guides and local people.
- Less-Traveled Wildlife Parks for Intimate Nature Encounters
Most travelers who come to see India’s tigers go to Ranthambore or Bandavgarh national parks, which are heavily advertised and very crowded. We visit Kanha and Kaziranga, which are more remote with far fewer tourists. Kanha offers some of India's best tiger viewing, while Kaziranga offers a great chance to see rhinos up close as well as wild elephants. We’ll also have a chance to see seven deer species and more than 600 bird species—a real safari-like experience when it comes to a diversity of wildlife.
- Six Full Days of Varied Safari Excursions
Spend three days each in two premier wildlife reserves, with daily morning and afternoon safari outings from a variety of perspectives. We don’t limit ourselves only to 4x4 travel—conditions permitting, we also explore Kaziranga on elephant back, the most traditional way to experience the natural environs.
- Distinctive & Luxurious Accommodations
India’s luxury hotels are renowned worldwide, offering a welcome indulgence after our dusty days on safari. From the 5-star hospitality of the landmark Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi to Kolkata’s deluxe Oberoi Grand, we’re truly pampered during our urban interludes. And, while our bush ecolodges are remote and secluded, they too offer a peerless level of comfort and pampering. When you travel with us to India, your accommodations will be as memorable as your adventures.
- The World’s Finest Naturalist Guides
Natural Habitat Adventures has a global reputation for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. Our Expedition Leaders have years of experience—our India guides average more than 15—with exceptional training including resources from WWF's top scientists. You won’t find more knowledgeable or more personable guides than those who are proud to work with us. Most of our India Expedition Leaders are Indian nationals, further enhancing our authentic experience. Our philosophy is simple: a nature adventure is only as good as the guide who leads it, so we provide the very best! See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality Guarantee Ensures Your India Wildlife Safari
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive quality value guarantee that promises we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We all care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100% carbon-offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, and a leader in sustainability on many fronts.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is World Wildlife Fund's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner — a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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