WILDLIFE TOUR OPERATORS IN INDIA

 

 

Welcome to Book-my-safari.com, one of the top Wildlife Tour Operators in India. We are one of the pioneers of wildlife adventure safaris to national parks in India & Africa. Popular for serving well-customized trips managed by wildlife and bird-watching experts, we as Wildlife Tour Operators in India have been conducting tours since more than 10 years now.

As a leading and top Wildlife Tour Operators in India, we organize trips to various renowned wildlife sanctuaries & reserve parks such as Tadoba National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park & Masai Mara (Africa).

With our massive knowledge on wildlife parks, we are in a position to provide you comprehensive collection of thrilling journeys, not available elsewhere. We, as, Best Wildlife Tour Operators in India reveal the many concealed secrets and unexplored retreats in this multicolored and enticing land, along with some more well-known and eminent sights. These wildlife hubs are incorporated in our exclusive and innovative itineraries that have something impressive for everyone.

TIGER SAFARI IN INDIA

India’s many nationwide parks are home to over half of the world’s tigers. Even when there are so many zoos where you can easily spot tigers, but there is something magical about seeing one of the world’s rarest animals in form of tiger safari in India. Besides, India’s wildlife parks have more to give than just unusual tiger sightings.

Some of the best wildlife hubs to enjoy tiger safari in India are Tadoba National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park.

The best time to visit national parks for tiger safari in India is between March and June. Parks usually close in July, and open yet again by mid-October.

At book-my-safari.com, we take you on an amazing tiger safari in India at affordable rates, with best accommodation facilities and rewarding Tiger sightings

RANTHAMBORE SAFARI BOOKING

Online safari booking at Ranthambore will introduce you to wildlife landscape that alternates between dry deciduous forests and open grassy meadows. Besides, the flora of the park includes 539 species of flowering plants. Dhok trees are found in majority, other species includes Sal,  Mahua, Imli, Banyan , Khiar , Jamun, Palas etc

Ranthambore National park has a huge variety of animals, birds and reptiles within it, all which can be witnessed by booking affordable Ranthambore safari packages

Tiger being the key stone species, other mammals include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose and Common mongoose.

A list of 272 species has been documented in the park. The park has number water sources and lakes where one can find amazing number of birds. The most important birds in Ranthambore include Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Night jars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Eagles, Darters, Cormorant, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons etc.

The water bodies of Ranthambore are famous for their Muggars or Marsh Crocodiles. Other reptiles and amphibians found are Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, and North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles.

At book-my-safari.com, you can do booking of customized Ranthambore safari packages & explore the rich biodiversity like never before. You can also write us about Ranthambore safari booking, accommodation, wildlife packages and other information related queries.

MASAI MARA TOUR OPERATORS IN INDIA

Be as wild and free as the rich wildlife in Africa! Pack your bags and set your voyage to the continent of colossal beauty and make memories of your expeditions with one of the best Masai Mara tour operators in India– Book-My-Safari.com

As leading Masai Mara tour operators in India, we let you choose from our various Masai Mara tour packages where you can explore the unseen gems of adventure & wildlife! If exciting activity and safaris are what you are looking for, then our tour packages will suit the best. Besides, book-my-safari is of those Masai Mara tour operators in India that plan tailor-made holidays for your comfort and convenience.

We, Masai Mara tour operators in India, book open safari at world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve where you are taken to be astounded by the pure exquisiteness of the Savannah and delight watching the pride of lions, cheetahs, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, leopards and Rothschild giraffes amongst others.

BANDHAVGARH TOUR PACKAGES

Established in 1968, Bandhavgarh National Park is a beautiful wildlife region in the north-eastern border of Madhya Pradesh and is spread over an area of more than 1150 sq.km. Situated in the middle of Satpura and Vindhya ranges, Bandhavgarh National Park is well-known for its wildlife resources and various eco-tourism programs.

With exclusive Bandhavgarh tour packages, you can witness & explore High Royal Bengal Tiger density, Photography opportunities, Buddha Stupa and Fort inside the forest. The place has also gained recognition for its source of rare white tigers.

At Book-my-safari.com, we offer custom-made Bandhavgarh tour packages at affordable rates. Our Bandhavgarh tour packages include top-class accommodation & sightseeing facilities backed by experienced wildlife tour guides.
Bandhavgarh national park is watered by small dams and water holes and has characteristic vegetation, which is a combination of sal and bamboo forests.

So book Bandhavgarh tour packages today & enjoy the rich wildlife & great bio-diversity!

BLACK NAPED HARE

BLACK NAPED HARE Or INDIAN HARE
Scientific name: Lepus Nigricollis

Indian Hare also called as Black Naped Hare is commonly seen throughout the Indian Sub continent along with the neighboring regions.

There are 7 sub species of the Indian hare found in the country.
Indian hare can be found in various habitats like the Grasslands, Scrub lands, Barren areas as well as farmlands and agricultural areas along with forest areas. These hares are also seen in mangrove ecosystem and wetlands.

Indian hares weigh around 1.5 to 7 kgs and average length is about 40-70cms. The coloration varies from beige, brown, black. The underparts are covered in white. They have long ears and large hind feet. They have a black patch on their neck which gives them the name – the Black Naped Hare. The body is very well covered in fur. Females are usually larger than the males. The hares reach their Sexual Maturity almost after 1 year of their birth.
Mating system is polygynous and the mating season is usually throughout the year but the peak season is during monsoons. During mating season, the hares become aggressive and males try to mate with as many females as possible. Males usually show their dominance by fighting with their fore paws and boxing with the hindpaws. The gestation period is for 41-47 days. A litter of 1-4 young ones are born at a time.

The lifespan in the wild of the Indian hare is about 5-7 years. These hares usually sleep during the day and are active during the night. They are primarily diurnal and solitary in nature. Diet is herbivorous. It feeds on varied vegetation including short grasses, flowering plants, germinating seeds and crops.

Indian hare is listed as Least Concerned by IUCN.

FAQ’s For WILDLIFE SAFARI

1. How many people will be there in Gypsy for a safari tour..?
– All wildlife safaris will have 6 pax in one gypsy.

2. Can I get a Safari on 4 sharing basis..?
– Definitely yes, but it will be on extra cost and you need to inform us well in advance.

3. What is the Child policy for Wildlife Safaris?
– A child above 05 years of age is considered as an adult for any safari permit all over India. Children below 05 years of age exempted from any safari costs and can travel free of charge.

4. Are Wildlife Safaris safe?
– Absoultely! Even if all the safaris are carried out in an open gypsy, there is hardly any danger from any wildlife. Plus on every safari we would have a Forest guide with us along with the gypsy driver and our expert who will help out if any unwanted situation arises.

5. What are the safari timings?
– Safari timings change from season to season in different National Parks depending on the Sunrise and Sunset. Usually a safari lasts for 3-4 hours morning and evening.
Approximately the tmings are:
Morning: 6.00 am – 10 am
Afternoon : 3.00 pm – 6 pm

6. What is a Core zone and Buffer Zone ?
– A tourism zone in any National Park is divided into two zones: Core Zone and Buffer Zone. Buffer zone lies around the periphery of core forest area. Most of the tourism/safaris takes place in core zone.

7. What is the best season to do a Wildlife Safari?
– The wildlife safari season starts from October-June. In Winter, from October to March one can have amazing birding oppurtunities with some migratory birds along with decent Tiger sightings and other mammals. March to May as the summer approaches one can have good tiger sightings along with other mammalian sightings and birding. So if you are a tiger centric wildlifer, we suggest you do a safari from March-May.

8. What are chances of Tiger Sightings during the safaris?
– Tiger sightings are dependent on pure luck and chance.Weather conditions also affect tiger sightings.But all our safari tours are well guided with experts and local guides who help track tigers along with other mammals and birds! So we ensure that you take back some unqiue experiences with you if not tiger sightings!

9. Why does one has to book Wildlife Tours in advance?
– The safari permit booking starts 120 days before the actual travel date. Plus there are limited number of gypsies that can enter each gate every safari.Hence safari booking is very crucial and needs to be done at earliest.

10. What kind of facilities will be available at the destionation we are travelling to?
– Our resorts in all the wildlife safaris tours are Deluxe Category; comfortable and homely All resorts are equipped with all amenities like hot/cold water, toiletaries, A/C facitiles, Laundary on call etc. Along with this, Veg-Non veg meals will be available in buffet style.

11. What are the camera charges for safaris?
– Some National parks forest permit charge extra camnera fees to the travellers which carry a high-end cameras with telelenses or video camneras for photography and shooting. For eg: In tadoba : A camera with lens of 200mm and above is charged Rs.200 per safari.

12. I am not a professional photographer or wildlifer…can i still enroll for safari tour?
– Yes,why not?? Every nature lover is welcomed on a safari tour! We feel every traveller must do a wildlife safari atleast once in his lifetime! Its an experience that every individual must take in

13. What are photography oppurtunities for someone who is keen on wildlife photography and will he/she get guidance for the same?
– All our safari tours are balanced providing ample opportunities for wildlife photography. It not only focuses on tigers but also on other mammalian species, birds, reptiles along with capturing beautiful Landscapes and natural beauty.

14. What will the climate/waether be like in/around the park we will travel to?
– The weather differs from regoin to region. Winters are usually cool with temperature ranging from 8-20 degrees while Summers are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 25-45 degrees.

TOP 10 WILDLIFE AND TIGER SAFARI

TADOBA NATIONAL PARK : 

Tadoba national park, located near Nagpur city in Maharashtra is currently at the heart of every wildlife lover for the tiger safari tours in india. Tadoba tiger safari offers magnificent sighting of wildlife especially tigers from a very close distance. Having a very small forest in terms of area and having comparatively more tiger density, the chances of spotting a tiger in Tadoba Tiger Reserve are always high. The forest is rich in bamboo habitation and has good accommodation facility at Tadoba for tourists.


UMRED KARHANDLA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY : 

Newly in spotlight, commonly called as UKWLS is a wildlife sanctuary of area 189 sq.km.Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, about 58 km from Nagpur, spread over Pauni,Umred, Kuhi and BhivapurTaluka. The wildlife Sanctuary was established in 2013.
A huge male tiger who once ruled the forests of Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary migrated 130 kms to Umred. This huge male is Jai. Chandi is another famous female found here who is Jai’s mate and is mother of 4 sub adult tigers.

The list of Fauna keeps on increasing every year. The tiger population is booming in the sanctuary due to good prey base and suitable habitat. Other than tigers, one can spot leopards, jungle cats, civet cats, sambardeers, spotted deers, jackals, wild boards, wild dogs, nilgai etc.


RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK : 


Ranthambore national park, once famous for tiger conservation efforts by Mr. Fattehsingh Rathod is located in Rajasthan. Sawai Madhopur is nearest rail station, Udaipur is nearest airport and various resorts and hotels at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve are professional enough to cater tourists. Wildlife safari booking is available online or at the forest gate and one gets the option for canter safari as well as open gypsy safari. Going for safari in some specific zones for better chances of tiger sightings is necessary hence it’s advisable to book through an agent who can help you book your wildlife safari tours in Ranthambore, India.


JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK :

Corbett national park in Uttarakhand district is one of the oldest and largest tiger reserves in India which is well divided in Tourism, Buffer and Core zones. The terai forest of Corbett tiger reserve are reach in flora and fauna. Tiger population at Corbett national park is very good however the chance of spotting one over such a huge landscape is a tough task. If your gypsy driver and guide are knowledgeable enough, you might get lucky to sight the striped beast with orange-yellow furry coat. One important thing about Corbett forest is, of all the wildlife safari destinations and national parks in India, Corbett national park offers the most scenic landscapes and river-scapes.


KANHA NATIONAL PARK : 
Kanha national park is situated near Jabalpur city in Madhya Pradesh (MP) state of India. Kanha is a thick forest of sal trees and also shelters many grassland meadows which in turns make Kanha tiger reserve a great location to spot the royal Bengal tigers. Out of all the tiger safari tours in india, Kanha wildlife safari tour is always in high demand because of good sighting possibilities of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears and Barasingha antelopes. One can travel by train or flight till Jabalpur and further road transfers can be done in pre-booked cars.


BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK : 


Bandhavgarh national park has a connected forest corridor with Kanha tiger reserve and the forest flora and fauna is also very similar to that of Kanha. However tourists flow is always high for Bandhavgarh tiger safari tours than that of Kanha because of high ration of tiger sighting and the famous Bandhavgarh fort located right in the heart of forest. Online safari booking for Bandhavgarh tiger reserve opens 120 days before and one needs to book the permits and gypsy vehicles well in advance. Along with mesmerising fortest of Bandhavgarh, one can also explore the gigantic dhuandhar waterfall and scenic bhedaghat boating during this tour.


SUNDARBAN NATIONAL PARK : 


Sundarban national park (also known as Sunderban forest ) is popularly known as the “Amazon of east”. Located close to Kolkata city in West Bengal state of India, Sundarban delta is actually a vast area of mangrove forest generated in saline water and it is situated on the international borders of India and Bangladesh. The royal Bengal tigers of Sundarban tiger reserve as are well known for their surviving skills in salt water ecosystem and their inclination towards man-eating behaviour. The tigers here have adapted themselves well with the swamp and salt in the area and one have to opt for hull day or half day boat safari in order to explore forest and tigers, making it the most unique of Tiger safari tours in India.


BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK :


Bandipur tiger reserve is one of the best managed project tiger reserve in India. This 874 Sq. Km tiger reserve is located in Karnataka state of India and is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The land hosts various ecosystems and biomes which in tern shelter more than 75 tigers, 85 leopards, many herds of wild elephants and hundreds of colorful birds. For nature lovers, Bandipur offers a great feel of rich western ghat forests and biodiversity including a few endangered species, which makes a critical wildlife habitat which needs to be conserved efficiently. Wildlife tourism at Bandipur in a way lends a supporting hand for conservation and also creates great level of awareness among wildlife lovers and photographers. The promising Bandipur has a lot to explore within those dense green forests…by your eyes as well as by camera !!


PENCH NATIONAL PARK :


Pench national park is the located in central India and is the place where writer Rudyard Kipling got the inspiration to write the world famous “Jungle Book”. Pench tiger reserve in divided in different zones with its some part in Maharashtra state and other in Madhya Pradesh. In either case, it’s best to travel to Pench via Nagpur city which is very well connected to other cities by network of flights and trains. Pench national park makes a perfect destination for tiger safari tours in india, especially because of the ever increasing population of tigers in this forest. One would have a fair chance of sighting a female tigress with its sub-adult cubs at Pench tiger reserve during summers when the water dries up and tigers wander out in daylight also in search of water and food. No wonder one has to do the online safari booking very early, if he doesn’t not wish to miss lifetime sighting of a tiger family !!


NAGZIRA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY : 


Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is a part of Navegaon-Nagzira tiger reserve located near Nagpur city of Maharashtra. Though it has not yet qualified for the National park status, Nagzira is not less than national parks like Tadoba and Pench. Moreover the forest type and biodiversity at Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is very similar to that of Pench and Tadoba. No wonder that Nagzira shelters a healthy population of Tigers and leopards. Along with these big cats Nagzira is famous for sightings of major raptor birds like grey headed fish eagle, Crested hawk eagles and white eyed buzzards. The famous tigers of Nagzira includes the angry male Dendu, bold female named ‘A’ mark or Mai and the handsome male tiger Jai. Tiger Jai migrated from Nagzira and has now established his territory in Umred Karhandla wildlife sanctuary. The best season to visit Nagzira is during summers.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TIGERS

Facts about Tigers you must know before visiting a national park and experiencing a tiger safari in India !

India is full of wilderness and it’s National animal – the royal Bengal tiger wears the throne of most popular animal in the world, as declared by Animal Planet channel. One can visit to a couple of National parks and tiger reserves in India for a thrilling tiger safari experience. Tadoba national park, Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranthambore national park, Jim corbett national park, Kanha and Bandhavgarh national park are some of the best locations to track a tiger. If you are planning for any tiger safari in India or visiting national parks in India, you should brush up your knowledge about the enigmatic big cat. Its very interesting to know about life of these beautiful animals.

1. Of all the cat family species that exist on earth today, Tigers, and the Siberian Tigers for that instance, are the biggest cat species.

2. Of the 9 subspecies of tigers only 5 subspecies namely Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Indochinese Tiger, Malayan Tiger, South-China Tiger, Sumatran Tigers are alive today while Bali Tiger, Caspian Tiger and Javan Tiger have already gone extinct due to man-made problems like poaching and habitat loss.

3. Many people think that white tigers is an altogether different species of tiger, which is not true. It is caused due to difference in composition of melanin pigments and is a genetic phenomena, otherwise white tigers are also the same tiger species.

4. One of the lesser known facts about tiger is that its eye pupils are round and not slit unlike domestic cats and its eyes have nearly 6 times better vision than humans.

5. While it is known to many that Tiger’s stripes are like human fingerprints being unique specific to every tiger; not many of them planning the wildlife and tiger safari in India would know that tigers are very adept at swimming unlike many other big cats. Tigers can swim more than 25 kilometers in single day!

6. While preparing to sight these striped beauties during your wildlife and tiger safari tours in India, one should keep in mind that one of the grim facts which explain the woefully small numbers of tigers living currently is that Tigers do not have sight during first week of their existence and only half of the tigers survive to adulthood. Hence the tigress, who is responsible for raising the young ones has to be sharp and smart enough to protect her cubs from predators, poisonous animals like snakes and also from other male tigers.

7. Male tigers tend to kill new born cubs from other male tigers so that the female would come on mating period again and this new male can mate with her in order to propagate his own genes in terms of new offspring.

8. For expressing happiness, tigers tend to close their eyes since they cannot purr.

9. As far as the physical indicators are concerned, tigers can pace as fast as 60 kmph for short distances and can jump up to 5 meters high and 6 meters long.

10. These mighty hunters are even capable of breaking down strongest bones of their prey which the leopards are not capable of !!

Long live the TIGERS

Save Tigers !! Save Nature !!

KIANG OR TIBETAN WILD ASS

KIANG OR TIBETAN WILD ASS
Scientific Name : Equus kiang

The kiang (Equus kiang) is the largest of the wild asses. Other common names for this species include Tibetan Wild Ass, khyang and gorkhar

Distribution :
It is native to the Tibetan Plateau, where it inhabits montane and alpine grasslands. Its current range is restricted to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, plains of the Tibetan plateau and northern Nepal along the Tibetan border.
Kiangs are found on the Tibetan Plateau, between the Himalayas in the south and the Kunlun Mountains in the north. This restricts them almost entirely to China, but small numbers are found across the borders in the Ladakh and Sikkim regions of India, and along the northern frontier of Nepal

Habitat :
Kiangs inhabit alpine meadows and steppe country between 2,700 and 5,300 m (8,900 and 17,400 ft) elevation.
They prefer relatively flat plateaus, wide valleys, and low hills, dominated by grasses, sedges, and smaller amounts of other low-lying vegetation. This open terrain, in addition to supplying them with suitable forage absent in the more arid regions of central Asia, may make it easier for them to detect, and flee from, predators

Behavior :
Like all equids, kiangs are herbivores, feeding on grasses and sedges, especially Stipa, but also including other local plants such as bog sedges, true sedges, and meadow grasses.
When little grass is available, such as during winter or in the more arid margins of their native habitat, they have been observed eating shrubs, herbs, and even Oxytropis roots, dug from the ground. Although they do sometimes drink from waterholes, such sources of water are rare on the Tibetan Plateau, and they likely obtain most of their water from the plants they eat, or possibly from snow in winter.

Food Chain / Web :
Their only real predator other than humans is the wolf.
Kiangs defend themselves by forming a circle, and with heads down, kick out violently. As a result, wolves usually attack single animals that have strayed from the group