IndiaFebruary 23 to March 14, 2025
Journey to the heart of India exploring its famous wildlife reserves and national parks as you encounter beautiful birds, magnificent tigers, and a diverse array of other mammals. Track India’s wildlife for five days in the biodiverse Bandhavgarh National Park and six days in the vast Ranthambhore National Park. Experience Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, a unique wetland sanctuary, by walking and riding in rickshaws along the embankments. Beyond the wild, discover cultural landmarks like the iconic Taj Mahal and the Khajuraho Monuments. While your goal may be encountering tigers, enjoy plenty of opportunities to appreciate other animals and as well as India’s rich culture. This expedition blends the marvels of nature with India’s deep heritage for an unforgettable journey.
- Search for tigers and their prey, including Indian gazelles (chinkara), four-horned antelope (chowsingha), chital, nilgai (blue bull) in parks famous for wildlife: Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh.
- Enjoy primates such as rhesus monkey and northern plains gray (Hanuman) langur.
- Photograph sunrise at the Taj Mahal and spend a morning among the famous Khajuraho temples.
- Experience India by 4×4 jeep, private bus, train, and rickshaw!
- Relish the hospitality of India’s friendly people while staying in lovely accommodations.
- Begin your journey early on our Snow Leopards trip February 11 to 25, 2025. Search for the elusive snow leopard in the incredible Trans-Himalayan mountains of Ladakh, India.
- Continue your journey on our Nepal trip.
Itinerary Updated: August 2023
Our Trip Leaders
Born in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Vishnu is a professional naturalist and ornithologist who has led trips throughout India since 1989. He has an extensive knowledge of both flora and fauna and spent a month leading a trip with Gail and Doug Cheeseman in 1989 covering Central, Eastern, and Western India. He wrote a book with his brother, Colonel Shyam Singh, on the birds of Bharatpur and is a member of Bombay History Natural Society (BHNS).
Sunil has 15 years of experience as a naturalist, including Bharatpur where he lives, Bandhavgarh, Corbett, Ranthambhore, Kanha Jungle Lodge, and many others. He earned his master’s degree and is a member of Life Line for Nature Society, the Bombay Natural History Society, World Wildlife Fund for Nature India, and the Guide Association of Keoladeo National Park. He participates in mammal censuses, non-native plant eradication, such as water hyacinth removal, and in vulture surveys. He is a wonderful teacher with a great personality.
Scott is a professional photographer specializing in wildlife, nature, and travel. Originally trained as a wildlife and marine biologist, his research and photo assignments have taken him to the far corners of the globe and all seven continents. National Geographic, BBC, Animal Planet, NY Times, and renowned magazines have used his photography. His patience for teaching and love of capturing the essence of his subjects make him one of our most popular tour leaders.
Mohan Singh Solanki
Mohan turned his childhood passion into a flourishing profession. He graduated from University of Rajasthan in India and was awarded Naturalist Guide's title from the Government of Rajasthan’s Department of Forest and is an approved tourist guide from Government of Rajasthan Department of Tourism Art and Culture. Using his vast knowledge of flora and fauna he has birded and guided all over India for more than 15 years, including Keoladeo National Park.
Ansar specializes in wildlife photography and guides many wildlife tours in northern and eastern India and in Bhutan. He is an expert on India’s birds and mammals. Ansar was born at Bharatpur and comes from a family of foresters who have worked in the Keoladeo National Park for two generations. Many of his photographs have appeared in magazines and books. He is also active with Life Line for Nature Society, a Bharatpur-based nonprofit working towards the welfare and conservation and wildlife and nature.