Tiger safari vacation activities

Discover a wealth of wildlife
India doesn't just have the big five of Africa, it has the big eight! But sadly, most people think of it only as a tiger destination.
They are extraordinary, elusive and endangered, but there is a bit of a tourist mania to catch just one glimpse of the big cat. Don’t forget the leopards and bears too, with tiger safaris offering so much more than the sacred stripes. Ensure to explore the natural marvels of elephants, buffalo, rhino, monkeys, wolves and a veritable fiesta of birdlife.
Tigers by train

Tigers by train

If tigers are India’s natural wonder, then trains are its engineering one. With one of the most extensive rail networks in the world, it is a delight to start your exploration of the wilds by train. The times of people crammed into cattle class, hanging off the roof and all round manic mayhem have long gone. You can book in advance, there is air con, they are great value, the views are priceless and the banter is brilliant. You can go on a tiger safari at Bandhavgarh National Park by taking a train to Katni. Or take a train from Delhi to Agra to see the famous Taj Mahal, and then on to Sawai Madhopur, the station that serves Ranthambhore National Park. From here you can also take a sleeper train to Katni.

Our top Tiger safari Vacation

Wildlife holiday in Central India

Wildlife vacation in Central India

Best of Indian wildlife with tiger, leopard and sloth bear

From Rupee 249000 to Rupee 272000 12 days ex flights
Small group travel:
2023: 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 22 Dec, 31 Dec
2024: 7 Jan, 4 Feb, 15 Feb, 5 Mar, 7 Apr
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These are people’s habitats too

These are people’s habitats too

Tiger tourism income is not only important for keeping tigers alive, but people too. So, ensure to spend money locally, using homestays, family run restaurants, and also engaging with local people about the tiger heritage in their homeland. We have a responsibility to educate people and share the good news that a living tiger is worth more than a poached, dead one.
The people who live on the borders of the parks have an inextricable link with their striped neighbours. Tiger safaris are a meal ticket for most of them.
Camp in the wild

Camp in the wild

Although national parks in India don’t have camping facilities within the park boundaries, you can go on a tiger safari and stay in a tented camp close by. Camp on the edge of Corbett National Park, with tents that are more like chalets than camping, but with total immersion in the wilds all the same, on the edge of the Ramganga River. There is luxury tented accommodation close to Kanha Tiger Reserve, with tents that are essentially canvas walled homes, on solid foundations with ensuite bathrooms. If you're traveling with kids, seek out camps that are family-friendly, so there is a good understanding and consideration when it comes to taking care of young ones, with suitable meal menus and times.
Written by Catherine Mack
Photo credits: [Page banner: Annie Spratt] [Mother Rhino and son: Shashank Gupta] [Tiger by trains: Sakeeb Sabakka] [Local restaurant: Ptwo] [Camp in the wild: Michimaya]