The Mighty Tiger: Wildlife Travel in India

Because India has hundreds of national parks, reserves and sanctuaries spread throughout, many of our India tours are able to offer opportunities to observe the magnificent Bengal tiger in its natural habitat.

Located in Uttarakhand, Corbett National Park was India’s first national park (established in 1936 by legendary tiger hunter Jim Corbett). In 1973 Project Tiger, a government undertaking aimed at saving India’s dwindling tiger population, was launched here. Thus today the park’s biggest draw is the possibility of spotting a tiger in the wild. However, despite the fact that over a hundred tigers reside here, sightings are not guaranteed, and your chances of an encounter are far better at Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh) and Ranthambore (Rajasthan).

The lush forests, marshes, meadows and rocky hill terrain make Bandhavgarh National Park one of the most spectacular in India. Our wildlife tour in Madhya Pradesh gives you an excellent chance of seeing tigers (this park has the highest concentration of any park). A dawn safari on elephant-back is a breathtaking experience as these regal creatures are completely unperturbed by the presence of elephants.

Most visitors to Ranthambhore National Park come to see the tigers. This is a popular location due to its ease of access – it can be easily incorporated into a tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, such as in our Golden Triangle – Ranthambhore and Golden Triangle – Wildlife tours. Although tiger sightings are not a given – you have a good chance of seeing them here because they are famously unfazed by jeep loads of humans with cameras!

For more information see our Wildlife tours in India.