- Travel like a Maharaja on the leading luxury train of India “The Maharaja Express”
- Explore the Serenity of Kerala backwaters while cruising on the Kerala River Cruise
- Experience Kathakali Dance, Martial Arts and Bronze Art work of Multicultural city “Cochin”
You could also find solace in the sounds of birdsong at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, just over an hour’s drive from Agra. Known popularly by its local name Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this forest is home to more than 230 species of birds, and comes alive in the winter months with dozens of migratory species visiting from as far away as Australia and Siberia.
The village is surrounded by large trees which are home to many local birds. Cooing pigeons and partridges flutter and flit in the air, as they go busily about their daily routines. Peacocks often wander in from the surrounding areas.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a small piece of heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, this preservation ground is a habitat to plenty of common as well as endangered species of residential and migratory birds. These include Siberian Cranes, Parrots, Herons, Owls, Egrets, Darters, and Waterfowls.
The number of water birds inhabiting the wetlands of Yala is around 90, and roughly half of them are migrants. These include waterfowls, Cormorants, large waterbirds, medium-sized waders and small waders. Black-necked Stork and Lesser Adjutant are some of the rare birds that can be seen in the park.
Guided day tours are the best way to explore Thekkady’s abundant nature. You can even enjoy a picnic in the picturesque land of Pandikuzhi or by the waterfalls at Chellarkovil.
Less than 100 km away from Bhuj, this sanctuary is spread over an area of about 7505.22 sq. km. in the Kutch District of Gujarat. This wildlife sanctuary is considered as one of the largest seasonal saline wetland areas.
A trip to Yala revolves around the safari ride that takes you on an experience of a lifetime. Remember, this is no circus and animals are not on duty waiting for you. It’s that feeling of uncertainty and adventure that makes it a wildlife experience. To catch the inhabitants of the jungle you need to be there at the best time and thread patiently.
Jungle Safari is considered as the best way to watch wildlife in Ranthambore. There are two amazing safaris available in Ranthambore National Park, which are Jeep & Canter safari. Every day, two safaris are conducted for a specified time. The vehicles carrying groups of tourists are accompanied by a trained and expert guide permitted to enter the park.
It is a day trip experience to splash in the murky waters as the River vessel cuts through the silent swampy rivulets, migrating birds flying over you. This tingle of excitement, as you keep your eyes peeled for the glimpse of Sundarbans rich biodiversity.
There is no better way to immerse oneself in the wilderness than a wildlife safari. Safaris are conducted twice a day in Kabini, as you enter the forests on designated routes. Early morning safaris are the best time to witness most of the animals of the reserve, who step out for water and food before the temperatures rise. Evening safaris are considered a good time to spot the spots, i.e.
To become harmonious with the Denwa River and to feel the composed nature, one hour boat safari is an excellent way to do so. A forest guide is mandatory in boat safari as well. And those who want to dabble themselves into the thrill of water, canoeing is the way to seek that adventure.
A special safari organized by the park management, this safari has its own charm. The tourists are led by a Mahout and they get to view the jungle by sitting on an elephant’s back.
Experiencing the forest on foot has its own perks. Satpura National Park offers walking safari in which tourists explore the forest accompanied by a trained naturalist and get a chance to connect with nature and wildlife while walking in the dense forests.
Jungle Safari has its own joy and thrill. Morning jeep safari starts at sunrise and ends at 11.00 hrs whereas evening safari begins at 2.30 hrs and ends at sunset and timings may vary as per season. To access the Madhai entry gate, a boat is used to cross the Denwa River where the jeep waits for the tourists and takes them further into the jungle.
The wildlife safari in Tadoba is one of the most thrilling experiences you can ever have.The safari jeeps are not dangerous and a guide accompanies you throughout the safari. Also, knowledgeable English speaking guides are there to give you useful information during the safari. It is available in early morning and afternoon hours.
An Elephant ride through the jungle of Kaziranga National Park will give you a better view of rhinos & other wildlife. The elephant safari is organized by the Forest Department twice a day.
The elephant safari allows only four tourists and a Mahaout at a time.
Like any other tiger reserve or wildlife sanctuaries one can enjoy jeep safari in Kaziranga also. The forest department arranges two shifts of jeep safari for its visitors. The jeep is allowed to carry 6 people at a time. Jeep safari can cover large area than the elephant safari.
Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is recognised as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. It originated in as a royal hunting reserve during the 1850s and was a game reserve for Maharajas and the British.
Established in 1976 in the Bhal region of Saurashtra, the park is located around 42 km from the district headquarters city of Bhavnagar. Hugging the coasts of the Gulf of Khambhat on the south, it is spread over a large area, which was primarily a "vidi" (grassland) of the maharaja of the princely state of Bhavnagar for hunting the blackbucks with his famous hunting cheetahs.
The Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch, is the only place on earth where the endangered Indian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur), known locally as the ghudkhar, still lives. The only other two subspecies of wild asses live in the high arid plateaus of Tibet, making this the most accessible place to visit wild asses in their natural environs.