Reasons to Visit
India's central parks are home to a vast range of species - on any game drive you might see spotted and barking deer, sloth bears, Indian gazelle, numerous bird species and of course the majestic tiger. But India can boast a lot more than this - visitors to the Chambal Sanctuary might spot the rare Gangetic dolphin and the elusive Asiatic lion can be found at Sasan Gir.
Whether it's the bright saris and traditional jewellery worn by Indian women, the colourful mounds of spices adorning market stalls, or the soft, pastel pink of a sunset over Agra, every way you turn in India you are confronted by vivid and beautiful colours.
As Brits we are famously fond of a curry, but anyone who has been to India will tell you that traditional Indian food is in many ways very different. The subtle and expertly blended herbs and spices create an incredibly tasty meal and the variation of flavours and ingredients between each region is remarkable.
India has perhaps the greatest diversity of landscape of any country; from the mighty Himalaya range to arid lunar landscapes in Ladakh, forested foothills, tea and spice plantations, deserts, mangrove forests, vast plains, tropical backwaters and remote islands. You won't have to travel far to feel like you are in a completely different world.
From the Mughal forts of Jodhpur and Gwalior to the palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur, there are majestic buildings in every major city. There are also numerous smaller forts and palaces which have been carefully restored, providing an excellent place to stay and experience regal Indian life as it once was.
India is the meeting place of several different world religions. We can suggest the most important places to visit to enjoy the beauty of ancient Buddhist sculptures or marvel at Hindu temples adorned with the pantheon of colourful gods. Our guides will point out the intricacies of mosque design or explain the meaning of a ceremony in a Sikh gurdwara.
Any trip to India should include at least one journey by train. Rail travellers will experience a glimpse of a bygone era, and an overnight journey offers the excitement of waking in your private car to a new and vibrant landscape beyond the window.
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Kaziranga, famous for its one-horned rhino, is one of the most remote national parks in India. It covers some 430 square kilometres of very varied terrain. Kaziranga has a tiger count of 86, giving it the highest density tiger population in India, though the lush jungle means that it is difficult to spot them.
Kaziranga, famous for its one-horned rhino, is one of the most remote national parks in India. It covers some 430 square kilometres of very varied terrain.
Elephant grass, cane, forest and swamps are all home to the varied wildlife. Apart from rhino there are also wild buffalo, sambar, wild boar and the endangered barasingha or swamp deer, renowned for its impressive antlers. There are also otters and dolphins in the river and plenty of water pools which attract fishing birds such as pelicans and Pallas’s fishing eagle.
Kaziranga has a tiger count of 86, giving it the highest density tiger population in India, though the lush jungle means that it is difficult to spot them.
The substantial core area is separated into three ranges and between you and your naturalist you will decide which ranges are best suited for each game drive. Alternatively, you may view the wildlife from the back of an elephant (arranged locally).
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