New in 2015: More Tigers with Fewer Crowds in India

Maddi Higgins January 7, 2015 0

We revamped our Grand India Wildlife Adventure for the new year!

Immerse yourself in a preview of what our trip holds as you flip through the colorful pages of our 2015 travel catalog. If you don’t have one yet, order your free copy here.

Here’s what’s coming up:

New This Year

Our new itinerary seeks out the highest densities of bengal tigers. Photo by Francois Savigny/WWF-Canon.

Our new itinerary seeks out the highest densities of bengal tigers. Photo by Francois Savigny/WWF-Canon.

Our new and improved itinerary includes not two but three national parks: Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Kaziranga. Each national park is a highlight of India’s amazing biodiversity and conservation efforts.

  • Bandhavgarh National Park–once a prime tiger hunting reserve for the Maharajahs of Rewa–was declared a protected tiger reserve under India’s Project Tiger in 1993.
  • Kanha National Park forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger.
  • Kaziranga National Park was created in 1925 as a refuge for the one-horned rhinoceros.

With conservation as the reason for the existence for so many of these wildlife parks, you’ll learn what WWF and the global conservation community is doing to preserve India’s wild and scenic beauty.

What This Means for You

Kaziranga National Park is home to 1,600 one-horned rhinos. Photo by Ola Jennersten/WWF-Canon

Kaziranga National Park is home to 1,600 one-horned rhinos. Photo by Ola Jennersten/WWF-Canon

Most importantly, the new itinerary includes more tigers with less crowds. Ranthambore National Park is famous for tigers, but it’s very crowded. This new itinerary spends days at the less well-known Bandhavgarh National Park, which is equally rich with tigers. Kanha and Kaziranga National Parks are also more remote with fewer tourists. The three national parks have some of India’s most concentrated population of Bengal tigers. With fewer than 2,500 Bengal tigers in the wild, the higher concentration of tigers in these parks gives you the best opportunity to see this endangered species.

And tigers are just a small portion of the bountiful wildlife to discover in these national parks. The 444 square miles of Bandhavgarh National Park is home to 250 bird species. Kanha was once a hunting ground for imperial rulers and viceroys but is now one of India’s most important conservation reserves. Two-thirds of the world’s population of one-horned rhinos are found in Kaziranga National Park. Once hunted nearly to extinction, there are now more than 1,600 rhinos in the park.

See more of India when you join us on the new Grand India Wildlife Adventure.

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