Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Ranthambore National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer’s dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities. The park remains open every year from October to May.Famous for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures and poaching. In Nutshell, Ranthambore National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer’s dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities and remains open every year from October to Mid June.
Camel Safari in Thar desert
A thrilling experience travelling through a region known as Thar Desert, which till date remains virtually isolated from the rest of the world. The safari crew takes you to the nearby village of Deshnok, famous worldwide for its rat temple. After the “Darshan”, that is offering prayers at the temple, the crew heads towards the “Dhani” (a cluster of huts) – Charan. The trip to Deshnok is covered by Jeep. The camels are prepared at dhani for your voyage in deep desert.
Bandipur Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari is the ideal way to enjoy the copious vegetation and zoology of Bandipur. From the trumpeting elephants to the ferocious tigers, Bandipur has it all. There are over 200 species of birds, enough to satiate a bird enthusiast. The forest is a home to plentiful herbs and remedial plants. It is an open Jeep Safari and the scheduled timings are in the morning from 6-9 am or in the afternoon from 3pm to 6pm. The safari usually take 2-3 hrs. The forest is open for the whole year but the best time is in March to May. The weather is clear during the summers and animals come out of their hidings. Sometimes, in the heavy showers the forest is closed and you might miss it.The view offered by the fauna and the surrounding green carpet is apt for the shutterbugs. The Safari is roistering and you’ll be having the time of your life.
Sunrise Elephant Safari
An Elephant Safari is the best possible way to explore the rich and diverse flora and fauna of the Kaziranga National Park. It offers a beautiful look into the life of the different animals, and close encounters with wild animals like the Asiatic Elephants, the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros, the swamp deer, and if you’re lucky, you may see leopards and tigers as well. Besides the greater mammals, the National Park is home to a large variety of birds, and is recognized as an Important Bird Area. The Park is home to hundreds of species of birds, including the Indian roller, Baer’s pochard duck, black bellied tern, and Bengal florican, among others. The beautiful animals and birds in the Park may force you to spend some time admiring their beauty, so be sure to carry your binoculars with you!
Bandipur Van Safari
The beautiful Bandipur has many facilities for the tourists. One can enjoy the vista in a jeep safari, van safari and elephant safari. In a van safari, there are guides who ride with the people. They are well versed with the surroundings and might help you see many things you may miss out. Also, they keep you entertained with the history and stories about the place. The Safari timings for Bandipur are from morning 6-8 and in the afternoon from 4-6. A van accommodates almost 20 people and is ideal for people traveling in large groups. Every morning and evening, five vans leave for the Bandipur sanctuary tour. Advanced booking is not possible; tickets are available at the reception. Van Safari lets you enjoy the wilderness with your whole lot. The prices are 300/- for adults and 150/- for children. For foreigners, the costs are 1200/- and 600/- for adults and children respectively
Jeep Safari, Gir
This is such a wild attraction in Gir. While you are on Jeep Safari, you can spot the Lions in their natural habitat, when they are on the prowl. Watching the Lions from open-roof jeep is altogether a wonderful experience.
Enjoy the thrill and adventure of riding Camel and explore the rustic and royal Rajasthan. Camel safari takes you through the golden sands of the Thar Desert providing the glimpse of the desert lifestyle through remote villages. The special cultural and musical performances on the sand dunes, the desert camps, the traditional Rajasthani meals cooked on chula (Hearth) and the picturesque hamlets with friendly folks, entertaining guide, magistic golden sunset behind sand dunes and sunset photography all together make camel safari a rememberable tour.
One of the best ways to explore the wildlife at Sariska is by taking a jeep safari. It will take you into the depth of the sanctuary, from where you will be able to explore the wildlife from up close. However, do make to maintain silence while undertaking the safari or you will drive the animals away.
Wild Jungle Safari
The best thing about Jim Corbett is that it is open all year long for tourists, still it is best to schedule you safari between mid November to June. You need a prior permission from the forest department for the ride. Due to heavy rainfall, some areas are closed after June like Bijrani and Dhikala, which are actually the major areas for safari. The angelic beauty of the dense forests and the captivating views make your ride memorable. The serenity and the peacefulness of the dense forest takes a dramatic turn when you spot majestic tigers, elephants and leopards resting in their habitats. An open jeep gives you a closer look to the forest wilderness. Behold your cameras with you because the beauty of the place is pure, thrilling and spine-tingling, all at the same time.
Safari, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
The renowned Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary offers tourists a taste of abundant vegetation and rich fauna with in open Jeep safaris. These safaris take you under the thick canopy of the forests to witness the Samba deer, tuskers among other animals in its natural habitat. Nature admirers and animal lovers cannot miss this wonderful ride into the wild. They are conducted by River Tern lodges twice a day- in the early mornings and late afternoons. You can catch a glimpse of wild cats in this Tiger Reserve if you get lucky. The jeep takes you through narrow roads and deep valleys to savor the beauty of the wilderness. You can take in the vibrant landscape and animals with a few adventurous and scary moments. The one hour drive is a cherishing experience for tourists in the sanctuary.
Jeep Safari in Tadoba National Park
A safari ride is the most adventurous journey that connects you with nature. You can experience safe encounters with the world famous Bengal tigers through the safari ride and can come across jungle cats, hyenas, wild bears, and cheetahs apart from the tigers. Tadoba National Park can be explored in open jeeps though it’s a mandatory that your vehicle be registered with the administration of Tadoba. You will need id proof or passport in case of foreign nationals. The booking activities can be done in advance from Chandrapur. The major attraction of staying at the Tadoba National Park is the safari ride.
Jeep Safari, Silent Valley National Park
The largest national park in Kerala, the Silent Valley National Park is nestled in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This large national park can be best explored on an adventurous jeep safari. A ride through the tropical rain forests will give you a view of the thriving vegetation inside the park and high mountain ridges. The jeep ride will take you down your memory lane with glimpses of flowering plants, orchids and beautiful butterflies feeding on them. You can also spot the Great Indian Hornbill along with various other animals while on the ride. You can visit the watchtower inside the forest, which gives you a bird’s eye view of the lush and vast surroundings. A guide will accompany you throughout the ride, enriching you with facts. It is the ideal destination for nature admirers and photo fanatics.
Jeep Safari, Pench
Jeep Safari in Pench National Park is the only way to explore the beauty and the wildness of the Park. For purposes of tourism, there are two main gates on the MP side of Pench Tiger Reserve. The gate that is mostly used is the Turia gate. Open jeep safaris are allowed from each of the gates twice in a day, with a fixed quota for each gate, for each schedule.The Bengal tiger is the main cat species of the park present in good numbers but since last one year due to 6 new born cubs their sightings have increased and being sighted almost everyday.
Jeep Safari at Singalila National Park
The Jeep Safari in Singalila National Park is a coveted journey for most tourists. Ringed by stretches of greenery, amidst the lofty pine trees and vibrant rhododendrons, the safari is a feast for the eyes. October-January is particularly favourable for the safari to clearly view the glorious peaks. You may have chance encounters with the red panda, black bears on your ride through this reserved forest. The trip begins at Manebhanjan which can be reached from Darjeeling via car. Next, a landrover will drive you through the unique landscape, passing local Gorkha villages on its way to Sandakphu, the highest peak of West Bengal and Phalut. These spots offer panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas and famous peaks like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjungha and Makalu. The trail passes through Tumling and Kalapokhri ; private lodges are available for staying overnight at the former. The trip is suitable for the whole family as a high level of physical fitness is not essential. Overall, this is a ride to remember.
Jungle Safari at Tiger Reserve
For every wildlife enthusiast, the wildlife tour to Dudhwa National Park is great place to keep you busy as it is home to many species of mammals and reptiles and it could be an opportunity for you to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Dense Sal Forest-Vast Expanses of Grasslands-Spooky Wetlands is unique ecosystem that you would experience only here. It is an ideal place to spot tiger with around 100 tigers dwelling here.
Boat Safari in Sundarbans National Park
Home to the majestic and fiery Royal Bengal Tigers. The Sundarbans Tiger Reserve is known to have the largest number of tigers in the entire world. While roaming around the dense evergreen delta-forests, you will actually feel the presence of wild animals around you. Unlike other national park, wildlife safari is done by ferries and boats here. There are 50-50 chances that you will see a Royal Bengal Tiger, but mostly travellers are not able to see the Tiger on their first safari.
With an awe-inspiring view of the mysterious wild jungle, valleys and the rich varieties of exotic flora and fauna, Jim Corbett is known to be one of the oldest and most reputed national parks. Elephant safari is the best way to explore the wilderness of the jungle and see the most spectacular view of the landscape. The elephant safari follows a designated path. Riding on the back of the majestic mammoth that is steered by the trained mahout is one of a kind experience. Since the safari follows a designated path, it is only permitted in Bijrani and Dhikala tourism zone. This is considered to be the best way for jungle safari as you will be having a very unique experience of being a part of nature and explore its diversity.
Jeep Safari From Chilla Gate
Cheela Dam Gate is the most popular entrance for Rajaji National Park. The entrance take you in the woods right away. The wildlife of the forest start to appear before you. Spotted Deers, Sambar Deers, Elephants, Peacocks and other birds will be visible in the initial stretch of the Safari, as you move along you will enter in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Forests in the tiger reserve is much dense and green, you got to be really quite to spot the Tiger here. You can hire a complete jeep for 6 people with Driver/Guide for Rs. 3600.
Camel Safari is a must do in Kutch. It is a wonderful joy ride to safari on white desert of Gujarat. You will feel like you are on the moon while on safari. If visit at time of sunset, it will altogether be much more thrilling experience. Winter is the best time of the year for a camel safari.
Safari in Pakke Tiger Reserve
Pakke has among the last large intact tracts of tropical forests of north-east India. There are good chances to see ibis bills, tiger signs, elephants, and hornbills during safari. A rural tourism organization and the Pakke Tiger Reserve Authority (under the leadership of local DFO) manages all arrangements such as Food, stay, safaris and others. If your are lucky then you will be able to spot Tiger as well.
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