Wildlife tourism can be an eco and animal friendly tourism, usually showing animals in their natural habitat. Wildlife tourism, in its simplest sense, is watching wild animals in their natural habitat. Wildlife tourism is an important part of the tourism industries in many countries including many African and South American countries, Australia, India, Canada, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Maldives among many. It has experienced a dramatic and rapid growth in recent years world wide and is closely aligned to eco-tourism and sustainable-tourism. Wildlife tourism is also a multi-million dollar industry offering customized tour packages and safaris.
Habitat restoration by eco-lodges and other tourism operations Many owners of eco-accommodation or wildlife attractions preserve and restore native habitats on their properties. Many wildlife parks (e.g. David Fleay Wildlife Park, Gold Coast, Australia) and zoos breed rare and endangered species as a major part of their activities, and release the progeny when possible into suitable habitat.
Animals can be viewed in their native or similar environments, from vehicles or on foot. This elephant in
Elephant safari after the One-horned Rhinoceros in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Agra – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Nagpur
Arrive in New Delhi before or after midnight. Spend overnight at the hotel.
Spend morning at leisure. An afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visiting places include India Gate, drive past President’s House, Qutab Minar & Humayun’s tomb. Overnight spend at the hotel.
Early morning departure towards Jaipur (260-km / 6 hr.). In the afternoon enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Pink City covering City Palace, Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight spend at the hotel.
Enjoy a elephant ride while visiting the Amber Fort. After lunch, a jeep safari to Ranthambore National Park (5 hr.). Arrive back to the resort in the evening. Overnight at the wildlife resort.
Enjoy the morning and evening trips in open trucks and jeeps to Ranthambore National Park and spend time tracking Tigers and viewing other wildlife attractions of the park. Overnight at the resort.
Have some wildlife watching early in the morning and tiger tracking in open-top trucks and jeeps. After lunch, drive to Keoladeo Ghana National Park (6 hr.) Arrive back to the resort in the evening. Overnight spent at the hotel.
Enjoy a day inside the Bharatpur bird sanctuary on a cycle rickshaw. Have a picnic lunch in the reserve itself. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Agra
Depart for Agra and en route visit the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of Taj Mahal. Overnight spend at the hotel.
Tourists can opt for a early morning visit to Agra Red Fort or spend the morning at leisure. At noon fly to Khajuraho. Arrival at Khajuraho by 1.00 pm. After lunch, guided city tour of Khajuraho temple complex. Overnight in a hotel.
Leaving for Bandhavgarh National Park (6 hr.). Arrival at Bandhavgarh by noon. Afternoon visit to the park in jeeps for tiger tracking. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Enjoy jeep safari in the park during morning and evening. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Early morning visit to the park. Later on after lunch, drive to Kanha National Park (7hr.). Arrive at Kanha in the evening. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Morning and evening jeep safari at Kanha for tiger tracking, exploring the park’s natural wilds or bird watching. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Morning jungle visit in the park. After lunch drive to Nagpur (5 hr.). Overnight at the hotel.
Catch the flight from Nagpur to Delhi in the morning. Day room at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to the onward destination.
Depart early from New Delhi to arrive for lunch at the wildlife resort. Take a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist, along the Kosi River. This area is a bird watcher’s paradise. In the evening watch a slide show on the flora & fauna present in the Corbett area.
Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park for tiger tracking. Drive along the Ramganga, to look for some fish-eating Gharial and Marsh Crocodiles. If you are lucky enough, you will possibly see the some species of Kingfishers, Pallas & Himalayan Greyheaded Fishing Eagles, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle and of course the Mammalia. Later on arrive at Dhikala, where the natural setting will take your breath away. Have lunch and rest for while, enjoying the panoramic view of the grassland area and its abundant wildlife. The elephant ride from Dhikala provides the opportunity get a close view of the Himalayan wildlife. Jeep ride back to the lodge for overnight stay.
Early morning Jeep Safari in the Ghairal area and into the awesome wilderness of the Corbett national park. Arrive at the wildlife resort. Drive in a jeep to get to the start-off point of the Elephant safari. Enroute visit Kanda situated at an elevation of 1,020m, where Jim Corbett shot the Kanda Man-eater. After having a picnic lunch, start the Elephant Safari in the Himalayan foothills. Arrive, after enjoying the leisure ride, at the forest rest house, built in British bungalow style for overnight stay in the wilderness.
Start a full day wildlife expedition on an Elephant back, stopping enroute at a picturesque spot for breakfast. Stop by again for rest at a forest rest house and letting the elephant also some break as well as bath in the stream. After rest, start the Elephant safari for the Sonanadi sanctuary, going along the Rocky Plain river, the forested areas and the scenery is spectacular over here. Arrive at the Halduparao Forest Rest House, built in 1892 it was broken down by the Wild Elephants and abandoned. The Sonanadi Sanctuary was included in the Corbett Tiger Reserve and this Forest Rest House was restored, a few years ago. After a hot water bucket wash, get together at a campfire. Overnight stay at the forest rest house.
Wildlife enthusiasts can also choose option of either going for an elephant ride or Jeep Safari or go for a forest trail with an armed guard in the Sonanadi Sanctuary area, for wildlife viewing. After having breakfast, depart by Jeep with packed lunch via Sendhikhal / Saneh / Morghatti / Kalagarh / Jhirna / Dhela / Ramnagar, reaching the resort by late evening.
After breakfast depart for the onward journey from the Corbett national park.