This 13-day Tiger and Great One Horned Rhino tour package gives you the delight to watch one of its kinds and rarely found great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam plus exciting Tiger Tours to Suderban, Manas and Nameri National Parks including a trip to Guwahati and Kolkata.
Duration : 12 Nights & 13 Days
Destinations : Kolkata - Sunderban - Kolkata - Guwahati - Manas National Park - Guwahati - Nameri National Park - Kaziranga National Park
On arrival at Kolkata airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning will drive to Basanti through the rural villages of Bengal. Arrive Basanti by the breakfast time. Post breakfast we will take a Boat for Sajnekhali, one of the entry points of sanctuary. Lunch serve on Boat. After noon at 1500 hrs visit Sudhanyakhali watch tower. Evening free to explore the surrounding. Overnight stay forest camp / lodge.
After breakfast Visit to Netidhopani / Burirdhabri Watch tower & cruise through the creeks and around the cluster of islands of Sunderban Tiger Project Area. Lunch serve on Boat. Visit crocodile project Full day excursion inside the forest to search the famous Royal Bengal Tiger Enjoy the wildlife viewing in forest from different watchtowers. Overnight stay forest camp / lodge.
After breakfast Boat cruise to Do-banki Watch tower & proceed to Basanti. On arrival at Basanti drive to Kolkata. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight for Guwahati. On arrival at Guwahati airport your will be met with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today we will drive to Manas natiaonl park with a traveling distance of around 4 ½ hrs, situated on the foothills of the Himalaya, in the north bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam. It lies on the international border with Bhutan. On arrival check in at forest resort. In the after jungle safari to the national park to explore its flora & fauna. Overnight stay at resort.
Manas is the most stunning pristine wildlife habitat in India, comparable to the best in the world in the beauty of its spectacular landscape. It is bounded on the north by the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, on the south by populous North Kamrup district and on both east and west by buffer forest reserves which are part of 2,840 sq. Km Manas Tiger reserve. It was created as a project tiger reserve in the year 1973 and declared national park in the year 1973. It is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage (in danger) site, a Project Tiger Reserve, an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve - a unique distinction. This Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forest Terrestrial Eco-region is also the richest in species of all Indian wildlife areas and the only known home for the rare and endangered Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.
Morning and afternoon jungle safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.
Manas national park is habitat for 55 mammals, 50 reptiles and three amphibians species. At least 33 of its animals listed as threatened by the IUCN, this is the greatest number of any protected area in the country. These threatened species are the Assam Roofed turtle Kachuga sylhetensis, Golden Langur Presbytis geei, Hispid Hare Caprolagus hispidus, Pygmy Hog Sus salvanius and the only pure strain of Asiatic Wild Buffalo Bubalus arnee.
Before heading to Guwahati we will explore the surrounding again for its wildlife. Further countine drive to Guwahati. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today we will drive to the most beautiful parks of Assam, Nameri national Park covering an area of 200 Sq. Kms nestled at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. It is famous for the high density of elephant population. On arrival check into, camp. Evening explore the surrounding around the camp site. Overnight in camp.
Nameri National Park covers an area of 200 Sq. Kms. With river Jia Bhoroli bifurcating the park, it is the most scenic of all the national parks of Assam. Its in the eastern border of Assam in the valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh, Nameri is home to some of the endangered species like white winged wood duck, Sloth Bear, Tiger Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Sambar, Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, four varieties of Hornbill and many other winged species. The other reason Nameri is famous for, is the herds of elephants. The park have a high density of elephant population and due to lessening of forest cover, they sometimes invade human inhabited villages, which have attracted the attention of wildlife conservationists worldwide.
Morning after breakfast a guided trekking through Nameri Forest reserve to explore its major wildlife. Afternoon enjoy river rafting. Overnight at Camp.
Today after breakfast we will leave for the Rhino country, Kazirnaga national park which is mainly famous for Indian one Horned Rhinocerous. Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East of India, Assam, with covering an area of approximately 430-sq-kms, with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass, making Kaziranga National Park the ideal habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. Due to limitless poaching of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
On arrival check in at the wildlife resort. In the afternoon Jeep safari to the National park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.
Today will awake a little early with a wake call, half hrs before we will head for our morning elephant safari (05:30 am to 06:30 am), to the national park for wildlife viewing. Return back to resort for breakfast. After breakfast jeep safari (either central or western range). Return to lodge for lunch. After lunch jeep safari (if visited central range in the morning then western range or vice versa. Overnight stay at wildlife resort.
Apart from the great one horned Indian Rhino, the other major wild attractions include a large population of Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc.
We will continue with our wild safari with kaziranga on the consecutive day to explore the more wildlife. We will be doing the jungle safari as per the very previous day. We will enter twice to the national park visiting either central or western range first. Overnight stay at resort.
Early morning elephant safari (05:30 am to 06:30 am) to the national park for wildlife viewing. Later return to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Guwahati. On arrival transfer to airport to board the flight for either Kolkata or Delhi to connect with onward connection.
Below mentioned are the details; dates and prices per person (in GBP); for "Tiger and Rhino Tour". We have classified these rates in three categories (deluxe, standard, and luxury) depending upon the type of services provided by these hotels. You can select your trip as per your choice of hotel. In order to get a better idea about the accommodation that we are offering, you can see the respective hotel details by clicking on the official link of the hotels.
|No. of Pax||Standard Hotels||Deluxe Hotels||Luxury Hotels|
|02 Pax||1046 GBP||1183 GBP||1303 GBP|
|04 Pax||830 GBP||956 GBP||1073 GBP|
|06 - Pax||767 GBP||911 GBP||1023 GBP|
|Sgl Room Supplement||357 GBP||460 GBP||500 GBP|
Remarks :- A Supplementary costs would be applicable for festival periods such as Diwali, Christmas and New Year.
|Destination||Standard Accommodation||Web Address|
|Manas||Bansbari Lodge||(for pictures:-
|Kolkata||Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Raj Bhawan|
|Sunderban||Boat Cruise, Tribal Village Tour, Folk Music|
|Nameri||Trekking, River Rafting|
|Kaziranga||Elephat Safari for one horned Riho & Tiger, Tea Garden|
Just writing a long overdue thank you for a wonderful (but too short!) holiday in India. We were very impressed with your service and all the trouble you went to in order to accommodate our ever changing itinery and had a fantastic holiday as a result. Also myself and Natalia got engaged in Ranthambore Park so some very fond memories.
I also wanted to thank you in particular for the service given by our driver Surendhar (I hope I have the spelling correct). He has a lovely, courteous and relaxed manner and we had fun on even the longest journeys! He was helpful in every little detail and I couldn't praise him highly enough.
We hope to return to India very soon and if we are arranging any tours yours is the first number we will call,
Cheers, Austin (U.K)
Apologies for not replying to your earlier email.
My wife and I had a superb holiday in India. The sights and sounds will remain in our minds for many years to come (or at least until we return for another visit). I didn't appreciate how bespoke a tour you provide until actually arriving in India which was very reassuring.
The organisation was excellent and if permitted I would compliment the following people;
Sanjay the driver - superb ambassader really caring and friendly.
Bhim Singh Rana (Bharatpur bird park) & Surya Kant Paliwal (Jaipur) both guides were so passionate and informative on their part of the tour.
Hopefully when I revisit your country if I include Jaipur & Bharatpur in that visit then they would be my choice if guide.
The selection of hotels was good. My only critism would be the first hotel we stayed at on arrival in New Delhi - The Parkland. Being dropped off at a hotel which had only limited facilities, in a part of a city which had not "tourist" facilities - restaurants / shops etc (in fact we had no idea of what part of Delhi we staying in). Possibly the issue of a short introduction to the local area, local map or suggestions on local places of interest. Other than this the accommodation was OK.
I would recommend your agency to anybody interested in visiting India and will certainly be using your organisation again.
Thank you and your colleagues for all your assistance.
I would like to thank you for having arranged our one week Corbett trip and 2 night Delhi stay, you understood my requirement perfectly and provided a perfect holiday. The Traveller Van helped us not feel the strain of a 300 Km Journey from Delhi to Corbett, Infinity resort was comfortable at the same time rustic and not overly luxurious helping us get the perfect Jungle feel, the Jeep Safaris were always on time (05:45 AM!!) and very professional, the fishing safari was an experience in itself though the 2.5 Km mountain trek to reach the fishing beats was not anticipated and hence caused some worry to my elderly parents but in all fairness they enjoyed the experience. I would suggest though that you suggest a stay in Bijrani Forest rest house for the serious wildlife enthusiasts as they get an extra 15-20 minutes before park closes increasing chances of a tiger sighting, we did see the Tiger and enjoyed the experience.
I would definitely recommend your services.
Naveed Naqshbandi Dubai, UAE.
To Tanmay Sharma
Just back home after 3 weeks in India. We want to tell you, that we had a wonderfull trip. Everything in your arrangement worked perferctly. Our driver, Kundan Singh, was great. We allways felt safe in his car, and he was allways there for us. On top of this he was good company, important when you spend so much time together. If you want to do something for him, let him learn a little more english. We could easily communicate, but often he needed more words. The birding guide, Nirankar Singh Yadav, was also very good. Qualified and nice to spend 10 days with. If other birdwatchers ask for a guide in that area, use him again. Thanks for your flexibility when we had bad weather in Pangoot. Camp River Wild is a great place, beautiful surroundings and a very good staff.
Birdwatchers often make a report of their trips. Others read it on the internet when planning their trips. We will definitely recommend your company and the driver as well as the birding guide in our report.
Best wishes and many thanks
Tina and Mads Elley
We are now home from our trip to India and I thought I would give you a little feedback on our time at Corbett National Park.
Firstly, we loved the park and we managed to get a tiger sighting which was amazing so we felt really lucky to be fortunate enough to see one. Our driver was great and Dikhala was definitely the best place to stay to get the most from the wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely return.
Thank you for all of your help in arranging the tour and like I say we did thoroughly enjoy our time there.
I don't even know how to begin this mail.
Planning such a trip was a dream that I have been dreaming for more than 10 years, since I last traveled in India.
It took time and lots of effort, and finally it took form and shape, and I did it!!!
My enjoyment and satisfaction had exceeded my expectations, and I left India with a wonderful taste and a desire to do it again!!
It would not have been so successful without your skillful trip production. Every place you booked for us was excellent. From
Bandhavgarh, to Kanha, from Pench to Agra, it was all super good. Accommodation, food, transport, guides, you have chosen the best for me, and I am thankful.
The first thing I told my wife when I came back was that we are going to do it again soon, the two of us.
Let me promise you this, if you are still with "Wildlife Tours India" when I paln my second round, I would like you to organize it again for me.
It was perfect!!
Thank you very much for everything during our recent trip to India. You did a terrific job making all of our arrangements and making adjustments whenever they were required. It could have been extremely stressful on our end, dealing with numerous flight delays and unexpected weather conditions, but it wasn't at all, because you took care of everything. weI have already had someone ask me about traveling to India, and we are planning on giving him your information. we can recommend your company highly enough.
Thanks once again for everything. Should we find ourselves in India once again, we will definitely turn to you.
All the best ,
Fred, Robert and Charles
Thank you for the services, i will certainly pass on and recommend your services.
Toni and I just wanted to pass on our thanks for the organization of the trip. We had a great time.
Debi Brunning & Toni Fleming
I just want to give some feedback on the service that you provided.
I would like to say a huge thank you for everything that you arranged for us. The two tours were also excellent. We really enjoyed our day. we will have to come back.
We will be recommending your company to our friends and colleagues.
How are you doing? I had a great time visiting your country these past few weeks!
And thanks again of the great work you did as a successful photo safari!
We will be looking for the new dates and forms now for the future.
I will come back when I do have better idea about further programs and dates. Kanha and Bandhavgarh are very good, but we will need to find then some hopefully little different place to be included.
You Need to have Indian Visa for entry to India on your holiday. To apply for Indian Visa you have to contact your nearest Indian consulate or you can call on 09057570045 or visit http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ for more information.
Indian Embassy in London
Address : Indian Embassy
India House, Aldwych,
London WC2B 4NA.
Tel: 020 7836 8484
Site URL : http://www.hcilondon.net/
There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring.
Banks are open in the major cities & the nearest towns of the sanctuaries for transaction from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs on all days except Sunday.
High season: October to April.
Cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc. Some woolen clothes require, during winter.
|Tem.||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min||Max- Min|
|Sunderban||27-10||28-10||42 -||42 -||30 -||34-28||33-||30-||28-10|
Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers honor major credit cards.
Indian Rupee (INR)
Heavy punishments including imprisonment are imposed for possession of narcotic drugs.
All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian & local.
It is always better to drink bottled drinking water or drinking water from restaurants. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Mineral water is available in sealed bottles.
Yes, you can ask for it.
t is + 0530 GMT
No, you can't use British pound in India directly, you need to change it through bank or authorize money changer into Indian Rupees (INR).
Please look at the photograph for better idea.
Voltage: 230-240V Frequency (Hz): 50Hz
Our company representative will be there at the airport arrival lounge carrying a company placard mentioning your name on it.
Yes, entry fee to all the national parks is included with the cost.
No, it's not included in the package cost it will as per actual if there are any in the itinerary.
The normal weight limit is 15 -25 kilogram's.
Yes almost all the wildlife resorts will have the dialing facilities except the few, like in north east India.
Weather in the Indian jungle will be very much pleasant during winter time as the Sun is gradually up, but generally it will quite cold in the morning while you are on your jungle safari.
The citizens and travelers coming from the United Kingdom, Canada & United States, do not require any vaccination certificate or inoculations. It is highly recommended to get a precautionary measure vaccination against Hepatitis B & carry mosquito repellents, nets or take a course of anti Malaria tablets to avoid Malaria.
Cool cottons for daywear, Light woolens for the morning & evenings (a warm jacket is required for morning safari as it will be chilling), a couple of pairs of shoes, shorts, sunglasses, anti sun tanning lotion, good Binocular & Camera with a couple of batteries.
India is well known for a large extent of its tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses, but these are just three giant of the more than 500 species of mammals living in the country. India is blessed with over 2000's species and sub-species of birds. India offers a number of National parks and sanctuaries where you can watch the magnificent tigers, the stately elephants, leopards, the one horned rhinos, a myriad of exotic birds and countless reptiles and insects.
Elephants are the most preferred and convenient way of watching wildlife species in their natural habitat. It is very much possible in most of the tropical wildlife sanctuaries of India like, Corbett, Raja ji, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench & Kaziranga National Park.
India has twenty seven Tiger Reserves which comes under the organization of Project Tiger, a joint effort of the Government of India and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). As per the current census there are tiger population will as per below table.
|Project Tiger Reserve||Tigers as per the current census|
|Corbett National Park||138 - Census 1997|
|Ranthambore National Park||26 - Census 2005|
|Sariska National Park||24 - Census 1997|
|Panna National Park||19 - Census 1997|
|Kanha National Park||106 - Census 1998|
|Bandhavgarh National Park||49 - Census 1997|
|Pench National Park||8 - Census 1998|
|Tadoba National Park||43 - Census 1998|
|Periyar National Park||30 - Census 1996|
|Sunderban National Park||270 - Census 1997|
|Kaziranga National Park||80 - Census 1997|
|Manas National Park||89 - Census 1997|
|Namdhapa National Park||61 - Census 2002|
If you're serious about observing wildlife there are a few things you can do to enhance your experience and bring you even closer to nature.
1) nce you've planned your trip, visit your local bookshop, library or go on the internet to find a wildlife guide for the area you intend visiting. This will give you the best idea of the kinds of plants and animals you can expect to see.
2) Always take services of a local and experienced naturalist/guide who knows the area better. There is nothing better than local knowledge when it comes to spotting wildlife.
3) Wild animals have their distinct daily and seasonal patterns of activities. a baisc knowledge of these patterns increases one's chances of seeing them. The frequency of wildlife sightings in national parks and reserves varies, depending on the time of year.In India the best times are from February to May,during these months the trees are often bare, so visibility is considerably improved. Since there is also a general scarcity of water, the animals concentrate near sources of water.
4) Many animals have an amazingly alert sense of sight which helps them survive in the wild. To get close takes a great degree of patience and time but you can increase your chances by wearing natural or neutral colours that blend into your surroundings. Keep your movements to a minimum and when you do move, do it slowly and quietly.
5) Animals are very wary of the human voice. So, in order to get close to them, absolute silence is essential. Walk softly and watch where you're placing your feet so as not to snap branches or twigs or create other noise as you make your approach. Even if you have to take a less direct route, avoid walking through dense undergrowth as the animal is more likely to hear you and run away. Avoid carrying any metal objects in your pockets which will make noise. This includes things like car keys and loose change.
6) A highly attuned sense of smell is one of the key aspects for many species of wildlife to detect where food is or, indeed, even prey. It is, for many, the most important of their senses in their battle for survival. Don't wear any aftershave or perfume and avoid scented soaps and deodorants. There are plenty of environmentally friendly non-scented soaps and toiletries on the market from specialist camping stores. Although you may baulk at this suggestion, wear your clothes for several days if you're really serious about wildlife spotting. The more you wear your clothes outdoors, the more the fabrics will absorb natural outdoors scents and smells. Always be aware of the wind direction and make sure that the direction in which you approach an animal is where the wind is blowing towards you. If it's blowing away from you, animals can detect your scent from many hundreds of yards away.
7) It shouldn't be important to get too close up to an animal to enjoy the experience and, in some instances, if you do get too near, it can even be dangerous and sometimes life-threatening. Binoculars can keep you at a safe distance from your quarry and means they are less likely to run away. Also, binoculars are the only way to view nesting birds or other forms of young wildlife. You should never get too close to a burrow, a nest or animals out and about with their young.
A magnifying glass will also come in handy if you're interested in examining insects and smaller wildlife alongside plants, flowers etc.
Following these tips and advice will ensure that your experience will be heightened as you marvel at all the wildlife and nature you've witnessed.