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Know Before You Go | India

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming India safari or just want to learn more about this vibrant country, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our most frequently asked questions about India's tigers, wildlife, accommodations, climate and more.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about Bengal tigers, resplendent peacocks, Asian elephants and other stunning animals you'll encounter on your India safari. 
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India Wildlife & History Trivia

India Wildlife & History Trivia

Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about India's wild jungles and ancient cultures!
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Cultural Do's and Don'ts

Cultural Do's and Don'ts

Taking into consideration the array of cultural practices and beliefs, there is some general etiquette to follow when traveling to India.
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in India in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall. 
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Packing Lists

Packing Lists

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your India safari.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Trailing Tigers in an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

Trailing Tigers in an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

—By Erin Waite, Senior Editorial Specialist, WWF-US
For me, each tiger sighting represented a symbol of hope, even defiance. Despite mounting threats, tiger numbers in India have continued to rise steadily in the last decade.
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How To Responsibly See Tigers in the Wild

How To Responsibly See Tigers in the Wild

—By Cathy Brown
Find out how conservationists aim to double tiger populations through protection efforts fueled in part by ecotourism.
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A Tiger Safari in India: A Photographer’s Dream

A Tiger Safari in India: A Photographer’s Dream

—By Samantha Miller
Return home with the experience and photo collection of a professional photographer. These are five stand out experiences for photographers on Nat Hab's India Photo Pro Safari.
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Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

—By Cathy Brown
We know nature doesn’t do much by accident or for no reason, so what are the stripes on tigers for?
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What It’s Like to Track an Indian Tiger in Ranthambore

What It’s Like to Track an Indian Tiger in Ranthambore

—By Michelle Peters
Here’s what you can expect when you go on an Indian tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park.
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Conservation Success Stories from India’s National Parks

Conservation Success Stories from India’s National Parks

—By Joel Centano
Expedition Leader Aditya Panda shares India’s conservation successes—including in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Kaziranga national parks, all featured on Nat Hab’s Grand India Wildlife Adventure—the imperative of ecotourism and the pivotal role travelers can play in preserving India’s wild places.
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An Indian Safari Guide’s Favorite National Parks in India

An Indian Safari Guide’s Favorite National Parks in India

—By Joel Centano
A passionate conservationist, wildlife photographer and Expedition Leader, Aditya Panda has dedicated his life to exploring India’s wild places and to protecting them.
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Tracking Tigers in India

Tracking Tigers in India

—By Joey Sudmeier
The driver continues with increased enthusiasm and your guide tells you to hang on. The adrenaline is pumping through your veins as you’re on the trail. This tiger is active today!
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Test Your Tiger IQ!

Test Your Tiger IQ!

—By Emily Goodheart & Courtney Nachlas
Arm yourself with tiger knowledge to help us fight against the illegal wildlife trade!
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13 Fascinating Facts About Tigers

13 Fascinating Facts About Tigers

—By Wendy Redal
Do you know the length of a tiger's tail or what their favorite food is? Peruse these interesting tidbits to find out!
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