An Indian Wildlife Experience in Search of the Endangered

The Indian subcontinent is home to over 1.3 billion humans. However, it's also home to incredibly unique species that are under threat of extinction. This completely customizable Indian wildlife experience allows travelers to explore three prime Indian national parks in search of these endangered mammals. This includes Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, one-horned rhinos, Asiatic lions, dhole (Indian wild dog), blackbuck, barasingha (swamp deer), and wild buffalo. 

Itinerary At-A-Glance:

  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2 - 4: Kaziranga National Park
  • Day 5: Kolkata
  • Day 6 - 8: Kanha National Park
  • Day 9: Mumbai
  • Day 10 - 12: Gir National Park
  • Day 13: Mumbai
  • Day 14: Departure

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Our Endangered Eight: An Indian Wildlife Experience begins with an overnight in Delhi to relax after a long international flight.

The next morning, depart early from Delhi for Jorhat. On arrival, visit Haroo Charai Tea Estate for lunch with the owner's family. Then continue by road to Kaziranga National Park. 

Spend three nights inside the national park, participating in twice daily game drives in shared Jeeps. Indeed, this park offers an excellent location to spot one-horned rhinos and Asian elephants. Barasingha (swamp deer) also frequent the waterways. Kaziranga is also a bird watcher's paradise, with a huge variety of waterfowl and birds of prey species.

One afternoon safari will also include a visit to the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. Here, learn more about how orphaned and injured wildlife are hand-raised and rewilded whenever possible. 

Wake early on day five for a final safari in Kaziranga. Then transfer to Guwahati Airport for your scheduled flight to Kolkata, arriving in the evening.

After a leisurely overnight, fly onward to Raipur and transfer by road to Kanha National Park. Enjoy three nights in Kanha with twice daily safaris in an exclusive Jeep. Kanha's dense jungles and riverine patches serve as a playground for Bengal tigers and their plentiful prey. Also look out for spotted and swamp deer, as well as wild dogs.

A renowned tiger researcher and conservationist will host dinner one evening in Kanha. As such, they will discuss their field experience and answer questions on these rare carnivores.

After a final morning safari in Kanha, return to Raipur and fly to Mumbai. Upon arrival, overnight in one of the city's excellent luxury hotels.

Either spend the next morning at leisure or opt for half-day tour of Mumbai. In the late afternoon, board a flight to Diu, and then continue by road to Gir National Park.

Spend three nights in Gir, the last natural habitat of the Asiatic lion, and explore with twice daily Jeep safaris. Formerly a hunting reserve, Gir National Park also supports a large population of marsh crocodile and a high density of leopards. The ample prey species that call this park home support a diverse population of other carnivores like sloth bear, Bengal fox, and honey badger.

Finally, return to Mumbai for a final night of rest before departing onward.

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