March 26 - April 14, 2021
Explore the heart of India and its famous wildlife reserves and national parks as you seek magnificent tigers, many other mammals, and beautiful birds. Soak in India’s wildlife for six days in Ranthambhore National Park and five days in Bandhavgarh National Park. Our comprehensive tour visits cultural marvels at the famous Taj Mahal and the Khajuraho Monuments en route from Ranthambhore to Bandhavgarh. You also visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park at Bharatpur, a unique wetland wildlife preserve where you walk and ride in rickshaws around the bunds (embankments). While our focus is on tigers, you will have lots of opportunities to see other wildlife!
• 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, 4×4 vehicle, and rickshaw!
• Soak up the hospitality of India’s friendly people while staying in lovely accommodations.
1. Begin your journey early on our Nepal safari from March 12 – 30, 2021. Trek for three days between 3,000 and 7,000 feet, while sleeping at mountain lodges, and game drive for six days in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks. Experience a one-hour chartered flight around Mount Everest with our famous guide, Tashi Tenzing. View full itinerary.
2. If you’d like to extend your stay in India or Nepal, please contact us for details.
Itinerary Updated: December 2019
Our Trip Leaders
Sunil has 15 years of experience as a naturalist, the first three as a resident guide at Kanha Jungle Lodge. He has guided in many other national parks, including Bharatpur where he now lives, plus Bandhavgarh, Corbett, Ranthambhore, and many others. He earned his master’s degree and is a member of Life Line for Nature-India, the Bombay Natural History Society, World Wildlife Fund for Nature India, and the Guide Association of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. At Bharatpur he is involved in mammal censusing, non-native plant eradication efforts, such as the removal of water hyacinth, and in vulture surveys in Rajasthan. He is a wonderful teacher with a great personality.
Rajveer grew up in Bharatpur near Keoladeo National Park and as such developed early interests in the prolific wildlife living there. He graduated from the University of Rajasthan and is now one of the most experienced resident naturalists in India and very highly respected throughout India’s national park system. He has guided many groups from US natural history museums to universities and wildlife societies throughout the Indian sub-continents, including Nepal and Bhutan. Everyone who travels with Rajveer greatly enjoys his leadership.
Gail is a naturalist of the best kind–self-taught through a lifetime in the field fueled by a deep passion for wildlife. Her attention to tour details and individual desires ensures that each Cheesemans’ traveler has the experience of their dreams. Gail has a true spirit for conservation that drives her actions on many issues, both local and worldwide. Together, Gail and Doug make a team of remarkable ecologists who seek to inspire others to enjoy and conserve the Earth’s wild landscapes.
Doug leverages his expertise gained during 35 years of teaching ecology and zoology at De Anza College to offer travelers a unique learning experience in wildlife-rich regions of the world. Doug and Gail have led over 70 safaris to Africa, especially to Tanzania and Kenya, since 1978. They also led many tours to all corners of the globe including the Antarctic, South America, Australia, and Asia. A love of photographing wildlife behavior and giving college-level lectures to interested groups adds to his accomplishments.
Bablu is Ansar’s brother and was also born at Bharatpur into the family of foresters who have managed Keoladeo National Park for two generations. He has traveled widely, including leading wildlife tours in India, and as such he is an expert on India’s mammals and birds. He is highly respected among naturalists in India and has a charming personality.
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.
Explore the heart of India and its famous wildlife reserves and national parks.
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Cost & Payments
Costs (in US$)
|Type||Cost Per Person|
|Trip cost, double occupancy||$11,750|