Wildlife tour of India
£2797 excluding flights
Description of Wildlife tour of India
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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PlanetWe use local vendors and hotels who are part of TOFT. Hotels like Singinawa, Treehouse Hideaway, Banjar Tola, Mahua Kothi, Kings Lodge etc are all part of TOFT. These approved agencies focus on conservation and environment. Their main goal is to have tourism and environment to go hand-in-hand. A certain proportion of the tours goes toward conservation and local villagers community activities. Our other vendor Tuli Resorts at Kanha has used its natural surrounding as an added advantage rather than clearing the land for resort building purposes. The resort emphasis on the usage of Natural light and has accordingly structured their windows of the rooms. All our vendors are consistent with sustainable development along with their own growth. We feel privileged to play a small role via these vendors for the betterment of the environment.
The vehicles used for safaris are fuel efficient and emission tested. We use only those vendors who care about environment and are government approved.
We educate the guests to not litter and be silent during safaris so that the animals are not disturbed.
In the hotels of National Parks, there are shows and books available on request that highlight the importance of conservation. Also, our guide will tell you park history and how conservation has brought about the rise in Tiger numbers over the last few years. Tourism has been a driver for not only conservation but local economy. There is a controlled tourism in these national parks where the entire park is divided into zones and only a certain number of vehicles are allowed to enter a particular zone at any point of time. This reduces the impact of vehicles and over tourism on animals. It is estimated that almost 45% of the total revenues earned by tourism activities (hotels, safaris etc) goes back to local community. Benefits include significant upliftment in educational attainment, health benefits and greater earning opportunities for small businesses and local markets. Most importantly the advent of wildlife tourism has created a ‘tiger friendly’ perception within the involved communities bordering the parks.
PeopleKanha, Bangdhavgarh and Sasan Gir National Parks are amongst the most prominent national parks of India. In order to offer employment to local population in these national parks, the government has partnered with local village communities and employed some of the guides who know the area very well. We use only these guides who are local. We also offer regular feedback to these guides to improve their services.
For guests who wish to experience local culture, we arrange visits to the villagers’ homes who stay in the buffer zone of the national parks. This gives the guests a deep insight of the local lifestyle. The proceeds of the tour go towards to the betterment of local communities.
The hotels selected by us are socially responsible organizations. A few local hotels pertaining to Pugdandee Safaris and Taj Hotels have executed projects pertaining to healthcare, education, afforestation and alternate employment for the locals.
Although the guides are freelancers in India, we offer them frequent training and feedback so that they can empower themselves to offer better services for future tours. Our drivers too are given necessary allowances so that they are more relaxed during the tour. We employ local guides to offer them employment.