Incredible Safari Holidays in India

by pateluday

India a diverse land is also a wildlife destination ideal for safari holidays. Situated in South Asia, the incredible land boasts of all five big cats and more...

Why Choose India for Wildlife Watching?

This incredible land exhibits diversity in extreme...a rather colorful and poignant display of geography that stuns visitors wherever they go. The upheaval was created by the tectonic plate movement that separated India from Pangea. After floating in the ocean for eons the landmass eventually thrust into the Asian plate. The geological event created World's tallest and youngest mountains the Himalayas. This astounding event also created one of the World's richest ecosystems and along with the creation of a passage into the Palearctic Realm an equally diverse wilderness.

All along its journey on the ocean, India was a floating landmass for a long long time with unique wilderness on broad, and when it crashed mammals and birds from the Pale-arctic and Ethiopian region migrated into it further adding to the incredible diversity. The tiger which migrated from Central Asia is an example. The country exhibits affinity with different zoo geographies and eco-regions which explains the diversity of other life forms throughout its length and breadth.

Himalayan Mountains

Mountain Range North India
Neeraj vegad

One Horned Rhinoceros

Indian Rhino
Indian Rhino

Amazing Biodiversity of India

Indian Wilderness

Palm CivetIndia is home to the most astounding and finest geographical features found amid the high altitude of the Himalayas and the long stretch of Gangetic Plains of the great peninsula. In the Deccan, the large coastline and low rising hills are unique in themselves and exhibit ecosystems that thrive in the tropical creating a mesmerizing grandeur and a hub of life in the steaming jungles of Southern India. Incredible ecosystems thrive in the vast spread of diverse terrain all over the country. Cold deserts prevail in the North while Western India is a huge desert land that is paradoxically colorful and contains one of the most striking landscapes on Earth. The Western Ghats in Southern India is home to some of the endemic species found nowhere in the subcontinent.

Spectacular mammalian life, two thousand species of birds, impressive reptiles, deadliest but enchanting, and dainty butterflies part of thriving insect forms innumerable, and many yet to be discovered. The diverse life forms are not limited to the animal kingdom only, the floral wealth comprises tall trees, plants, herbs, and shrubs and the microscopic life forms that prevail in all niche ecosystems. The dense tropical forests stretch for miles and support incredible species in a complex web of life and equally complex food chains.

Indian Lion

Big Cat
Indian Lion
Indian Lion

The Animals in Focus

On Safari Targets

Wild AssThe country is home to a large number of cat species big and small. Among the big cats the Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Clouded Leopards are many popular animals tourists wish to see on tour. One-Horned Rhino is found in many reserves spread over in North and Northeast of the Country. Indian wild elephant is found in many reserves of the country from North to South. They number more than ten thousand and the population is growing.

Another charismatic animal, the red deer is the swamp deer or the barasingha found in North, Northeast, and Central India. Among the exotic animals, some of which are rare and endemic are the red panda, hoolock gibbon, bharal, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Assamese macaque, brow-antlered deer, hangul, Himalayan tahr, Nilgiri langur, Golden langur, Malabar Giant Squirrel, chevrotain, Himalayan Marmot, Asiatic Wild Ass, Four-horned Antelope, Himalayan Marmot, Chiru, Takin, Goral and Nilgiri Marten. There more exotic animals than mentioned here.

The mammals mentioned here are found in many destinations all over India and a properly planned approach at a time is required to see them on safari. For a complete experience, a number of trips have to be made if an extended stay is not possible. 

Asiatic Lion can be seen at Gir National Park in Gujarat while the Rhino is best seen at Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in the Eastern State of Assam. Wild elephants can be seen at Corbett and Periyar Tiger Reserve among many. Arunachal in North East is home to the hoolock gibbon, red panda, and clouded leopard. The snow leopard can be seen on a trip to Laddakh beside the marmot and wild ass.

Most coveted of the animal in India is of course the charismatic tiger which is found in fifty reserves. But there are few parks which are the best for sighting tigers. A permit is required to visit these parks for safari and since the entry is limited the permit should be booked well in advance.

Tiger Video

Wildlife Tourism In India

Safari Holidays

For a long time after independence wildlife tourism is thriving. It is at its peak Bengal Tigernow, thanks to sound infrastructure and safe travel. Besides airports, railheads, and highways, the country has progressed tremendously in accommodations. You can find accommodation in the finest five-star hotels and resorts besides the luxurious ones. 

These are essentials that encourage travel to distant lands where exotic and popular wildlife is found. Hence a large number of holidaymakers prefer this country for a wild holiday experience. The infrastructure and hospitality are making this country a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The best safari holiday experience can be had in India. 

The tiger reserves and National Parks are well equipped to handle overseas and local tourist upsurge. The search for wild mammals and birds are aided by the good presence of naturalists and guide. They enhance your safari experience and make the holiday a major success. A large number of travel agents and tour operators assist in distant journeys in the far-off corners of India. 

Before leaving for chosen destination see that permits are booked and hotel reservations made. Travel services for air, taxi, and rail can be made online or through tour operators all over.  

Updated: 11/18/2022, pateluday
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pateluday on 10/30/2020

The animal below the lion photograph is wild ass found in Gujarat in the Rann of Kutch. Thanks for the comment.

DerdriuMarriner on 10/29/2020

pateluday, Thank you for the practicalities and products.
What animal is featured below your image of the Indian lion?

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