15 NIGHT JUNGLES OF EAST AND CENTRAL INDIA – A PRIVATE JOURNEY

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, Gibbon Sanctuary, Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Pench Tiger Reserve

This itinerary has been designed to showcase highlights of wilderness experiences in eastern as well as central India. Through this journey we showcase different landscapes and thus different wildlife species and the parks you will visit in this itinerary are Kaziranga National Park, Hoollongapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Sundarbans National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Sundarbans and Kaziranga National Parks are both UNESCO world heritage sites and home to a wonderful diversity of wildlife.

On this journey you explore mangrove forests in Sundarbans, tropical evergreen forests in Hoollongapar, grasslands and Brahmaputra flood plains in Kaziranga and tropical deciduous forests in central India. These forests are home to a huge diversity of wildlife.

Key wildlife to seek out when in these parks are as follows:

Mammals: Bengal tiger, leopard, fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat, Asiatic elephant, one-horned rhinoceros, wild water buffalo, gaur, dhole, hoolock gibbon, capped langur, smooth coat otters, soft ground as well as hard ground swamp deer, hog deer, a variety of different macaques and the slow loris to name a few.

Birds: Pallas fish eagle, grey headed fish eagle, pied harrier, marsh harrier, lesser adjutant stork, Asian openbill stork, black necked stork, oriental pied hornbill, great Indian hornbill, brown fish owl, dusky eagle owl, great white pelicans, ruddy shelducks, mallards, bar headed geese, northern Shoveller, purple sunbird, green-tailed sunbird, fire-tailed sunbird, collared kingfisher, black capped kingfisher, brown winged kingfisher

Reptiles: Saltwater crocodiles, water monitor lizards, a variety of sea turtles and snake species such as king cobra, Russell’s viper, Python, keelbacks and vine snake to name a few.

Best time to travel: November – March. April is possible but do bear in mind that you can experience temperatures of 40c+ degrees in central India at this time.

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