Wandering the Wilderness
| Most popular among Wildlife Tours of India |
16 Nights & 17 DaysDestinations : Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Goa – Kochi – Periyar – Kumarakom – Alleppey - Kochi
‘Wandering the Wilderness’, is one of the most popular wildlife tours of India for those who have a little over two weeks in hand and want to experience both the north and south India wildlife. It is an ideal combination of Ranthambhore National Park in the North and Periyar or Thekkady in the south. Wildlife tours of India need not only include wildlife parks because many visitors are first time visitors and they do want to explore other parts of the country too. Most visitors often want to include cultural highlights as well in their wildlife tours of India. Such a program fulfills that objective as besides the wildlife parks, it also includes visit to destinations like the golden triangle, Goa and Kerala. While the Golden Triangle will take them to the capital city New Delhi, followed by the city of Taj Mahal - Agra and also the pink city of Rajasthan - Jaipur, they can also visit a beach destination like Goa and finally God's own country - Kerala.
Wildlife tours of India, especially in the north gives opportunity to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers which are a rare species and Ranthambhore boasts of housing the largest number of Royal Bengal tigers. The chances of sighting a Royal Bengal tiger on the wildlife tours of India are definitely the maximum at Ranthambhore national park. The location of this park is ideal as it can be easily fit into the route between Agra and Jaipur. Hence, whether someone is traveling from Agra to Jaipur or from Jaipur to Agra, either ways they can visit Ranthambhore national park on their journey between these two cities.
Kerala's wildlife is very different from that of the north. One can spot animals like deer, Sambhal, elephants and a huge variety of birds. It is important to note that the wildlife tours of India do not necessarily mean only Tigers, as there are a huge number of other animals and varied plants and tree species to explore as well. The Periyar national park is spread over 305 square kilometres and has rare lion-tailed macaques, leopards and Indian bison. It is mostly famous for its tigers and elephants but the sightings are rare. Hence, one should not be too hopeful to see a tiger here and should be able to enjoy the other rare flora and fauna in this region. There are boat rides conducted on the Periyar lake and one can also go for a jungle trek with a naturalist.
- Visit Ranthambore National park which is one of the best wildlife parks in India famous for the ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’.
- Climb up the Amer Fort on an Elephant back, like the Maharajas of olden time
- Early morning Jungle Trek in Periyar
- Visit to Spice Market in Periyar.
- Spend some leisurely time at the backwaters of Kumarakom in your exclusive houseboat.
- See a theatrical presentation of the story of the TajMahal.
Program SummaryMost popular among luxury wildlife tours of India, this one starts at Delhi, followed by Agra and then Ranthambhore, for two nights in each city. The highlight of your wildlife tour of India is the jungle safaris that you will experience here in an open jeep. From Ranthambhore national park, you will drive to Jaipur to explore the forts & palaces and their marvelous architecture.Travelling down to southern India, you will arrive at Goa famous for its beaches and Portuguese culture. Your journey will then take you to southern state of Kerala, where you will visit Kochi and then drive to Periyar known for its famous wildlife national park. On the last day of your wildlife tour of India, you will cruise through the backwaters and relish local south Indian cuisine at your houseboat before proceeding to Kochi airport.
ExclusionsInternational airfare& Visa | Personal expenses such as cold drinks, laundry charges, telephone calls, portrage, excess luggage charges, tips, mineral water & all other items of personal nature & also food & drinks not forming part of itinerary | Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section.
Alluring India always suggests its guests to travel in early December or late February/early March for the most enjoyable wildlife tours of India, with a high probability of tiger sightings. Infact April is also a good time for sightings of wild animals but the only negative factor is the unbearable summer heat in the northern parts of the country. The wildlife tours of India operate from October to May, before the monsoons arrive and remain shut from June until September.
Most national parks usually offer two game drives in a day: one in morning and the other in late afternoon or early evening. These wildlife tours of India are regulated by the forest departments of the respective destinations and the guides are also allotted by them. The luxury wildlife tours of India, like those offered by us at Alluring India Tour often include private safaris in luxurious vehicles. All naturalists appointed are English speaking. However, the wildlife tours of India need to be booked atleast three to dour months in advance. There are only limited number of safaris that are allowed each day and hence it becomes important to book the safaris in advance.
None of the national parks would have airports and hence while booking the wildlife tours of India, one must be prepared for atleast four to five hours of road journeys. In this tour, there will be two flights as majority of the destinations will be covered by road. The first flight will be from Jaipur to Goa and then from Goa to Kochi. After completing the tour, one can get an international connection from Kochi itself or choose to take a direct flight back to Delhi. Please contact our travel connoisseurs to get the right advise and a suitable tailor-made program which will indeed be the best among wildlife tours of India, as it will be specially designed for you!