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Tiger Safaris in India

OVER THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN TIGER SAFARIS IN INDIA

Curating bespoke, experiential, realistic and seamless Tiger Safaris In India

Till last century wildlife meant Africa. But the success of Project Tiger in last five decades pushed the richness of Indian bio-diversity to new horizons. The fact that you see tigers in the wild only in India makes India a wildlifer’s dream.

In 1980s Ranthambhore set the tone for Tiger Safaris in India. But it was parks like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Panna National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Pench, and Tadoba National Parks, that made Tiger Safaris in India the most sought after holiday for the nature and wildlife lover.

Wildlife tourism is about taking memories and photos home. Therefore, you must go with people who will fulfill your dream of seeing tigers, and concurrently make your tiger safaris in India an evocative experience. With over 30 years of the wildlife safari experience and expertise in tiger safari India tours, Nature Safari India guarantees you a wholesome safari experience on your next Tiger Safari India adventure.

Covering an array of species and landscapes in some of the best national parks in the country for wildlife, such as Ranthambore National Park, Corbett National Park, or even Bandhavgarh National Park, our tiger safari tours showcase the best of Indian wildlife along with hints of culture and Indian heritage. Explore some of our best tiger safari India tours here.

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The best of bespoke tiger safari tours in India

India is an extremely bio-diverse land with a variety of wildlife spread across its undulating landscapes. From the Tigers of royal Rajasthan to the magnificently sized male tigers of Kanha National Park, from the historic forts of Bandhavgarh to the Himalayan Foothills in Corbett National Park, India encompasses a plethora of wildlife in its lap. Our top-rated Tiger Safari in India tour packages include these famous national parks and within them its bountiful wildlife. A tiger safari India tour indeed requires patience and perseverance, but more importantly an experienced team, which is where we come in.

We ensure that the fact file provided by us contains every little detail, as we answer all your questions regarding a tiger safari India tour. Some of the guest favorite tiger safari India tours are mentioned below. These include the Just Tigers Tour, which encompasses the best 3 national parks in central India – Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Kanha National Park and Pench Tiger Reserve. While Kanha and Pench tie together beautifully to recite the story of the Indian Jungle book.

Bandhavgarh National Park/Tiger Reserve showcases its historic significance in Indian wildlife and heritage with the Bandhavgarh fort and stunning wildlife. Some of our other popular tiger safaris in India are the Tigers and Indian Heritage tours. These include wildlife expeditions in national parks and tiger reserves like Ranthambore National Park and Corbett National Park, along with glimpses of Indian culture and history on the lines of the iconic Taj Mahal, Khajuraho temples and the bustling bazaars of Jaipur and New Delhi.

Tiger Safari India Tours

5/5
13 Nights/14 Days

Join us on a tiger safari tour across Corbett, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Witness Bengal tigers, elephants, and diverse wildlife in Jim Corbett’s lush forests. Continue to Kanha and Bandhavgarh for thrilling encounters with majestic fauna in their natural habitats. 

Luxury Tiger Safaris

5/5
14 Nights/15 Days

Explore the wild realms of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench. Indulge in luxurious accommodations, expert-guided excursions, and witness majestic tigers in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of India’s wilderness.

Tiger Safari India Tours

5/5
12 Nights/13 Days

Embark on a remarkable tiger safari in India through India’s iconic national parks: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Pench. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity and captivating landscapes, tracing the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book characters.

Tiger Safari and Culture Tours

5/5
15 Nights/16 Days

Explore India’s majestic wildlife on a thrilling journey through Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Pair the adventure with the cultural splendors of the Golden Triangle, discovering Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur’s iconic landmarks for an unforgettable fusion.

Special Interest Tours

5/5
11 Nights/12 Days

Explore the enigmatic realm of the Snow Leopard on a Leh Tour, where the elusive cat roams in the magnificent landscapes. Witness the contrast of resilient mountains, the serene practice of Buddhism, visiting ancient monasteries and picturesque villages.

Photographic Safari Tours

5/5
11 Nights/12 Days

Exploring the diverse wildlife havens of Sultanpur, Corbett, Pangot, Nainital, Agra, Dholpur, and Bharatpur. Capture stunning moments amidst lush landscapes, vibrant avian species, and majestic tigers in these enchanting destinations.

Beyond Safaris

Curated bespoke experiences, that touch the soul...

Nature Safari India transcends the conventional notion of wildlife safaris, presenting a comprehensive tapestry of experiences. Our offerings extend beyond the wilderness, encompassing cultural immersion, rejuvenation sessions, culinary adventures, and beyond. Traverse from the serene backwaters of Kerala in the South to the vibrant lanes of Old Delhi in the North, delving into Rajasthan’s rich folklore and the tranquil tea estates of the North East.

Our bespoke tours cater to diverse interests and preferences, ensuring an enriching journey tailored to your desires. Whether you seek the tranquility of nature or the vibrancy of cultural exploration, we curate experiences that resonate with your soul.

Embark on a journey of discovery and delight with Nature Safari India. Enquire now to embark on a transformative expedition through the myriad wonders of India.

Kerala Spice Route

Old Delhi Food Tours

India's Spiritual hub

Joyous Festivals

At Nature Safari India, it is our endeavor to provide you with the best tiger safari India tours that provide learning, adventure, and unlimited memories. We encourage you to store your tiger safari India experiences in the form of videos and still photos which you will fondly go over at a later stage in life with friends, families, and your future generations.

While it is easy to capture people, landscapes, and culture, capturing wildlife poses a slight degree of challenge, as there are several dynamics involved. The professional documentaries that you see on television on wildlife involve months of shooting, expensive equipment, special permissions from the authorities, weeks of post-production, and plenty of resources. Importantly, you don’t see those things when you yourself are on a tiger safari tour.

Please see the video below shot by our team during a tiger safari tour in India, using a regular video camera, in a regular wildlife safari vehicle, with no tripods, and no extra permissions. This is how you see tigers during a tiger safari in India. We are here to guide you on important things to keep in mind before you go out for a tiger safari India tour. Read more about the Top 6 National Parks for Tiger Safari in India.

Guest Testimonials and Experiences

Our efforts have time and again been recognized by all our guests on TripAdvisor. With reviews that are 100% genuine, you can read them here or head on to our official TripAdvisor page to browse through in detail.

Mary B
Mary B
2024-04-28
Our seventh holiday trip with nature Safari India and it will not be the last! We first booked with nature Safari India in 2010. Since then we have been back so many times and this year, 2024, was our seventh trip. There were 3 Covid years when no one could travel otherwise it would have been more. Every trip is planned meticulously with input from us on dates, lodges, parks. We end up with a trip that works like clockwork. From the moment we arrive at Delhi airport and are met by either Deepkul or Abhishek we know we are in safe hands. Off we go to the Holiday Inn which we really like for an overnight stay and a meal in the Italian Restaurant there and then an early flight in the morning and our adventure starts. This time we sated ourselves with visiting four of our favourite National Parks and did we see tigers? Yes we did plus wild dogs, leopards and so much more. Even a sloth bear sighting too. We are looked after so well and nothing is left to chance. From the moment we land till we wave goodbye to come home we are so well looked after and if we need to contact NSI then they are only a mobile call away which is reassuring. We are from the UK and have recommended this company to so many people. Indeed this year the family of one of our oldest friends came with their young children and NSI looked after them so well. We also usually are fortunate to meet Sharad Vats who is now a personal friend who owns the company and spend some time with him. His photos are amazing as you will see on the website plus some from guests like us. If you want to visit India then NSI is the company to use. They will add cultural visits in as well and we had an amazing trip in 2023 to Gujarat to see wild asses, striped hyenas and wolves before flying down to see our beloved tigers.
Lynn M
Lynn M
2024-04-28
Like an African safari experience...but less expensive In 2019 when my wildlife photographer husband told me he booked a trip back to India, I was not excited. Although our first experience was interesting, it had no "vacation" aspects. He promised this trip would be different. No one would describe me as a princess but certainly there are little things to make an expedition different than a vacation. Thanks to Nature Safaris India, this trip gave me a whole different feeling about traveling to India and why I can easily recommend it to others--if you book it with an operator like this one. Our trip was scheduled for late March 2020 and luckily borders closed before we began our trip. Booking with an Indian-based company, I never thought our prepaid trip would be honored---let alone all the way until 2024 (due to visa issues). NSI kept in regular touch with us, were flexible and accommodating at every level. Their recommendations both for wildlife and lodging were perfect. Granted, this trip was booked at more expensive places than our prior trip but well worth it--the bit of higher level equated to accommodations with amenities like views, decks/balconies, even a pool, far better service, superb food, AND better guides, vehicles and drivers. Having Deepkul of NSI available on WhatsApp was an added bonus to reassure things like the lodge office will be printing your boarding pass for your next flight. It was nice to see that more than 50% of the 'tourists' at the park were people from India--understanding that appreciation from within will ensure longer term conservation efforts. The foreign tourists we met were all well-traveled and most had done safaris elsewhere. Although every destination has its own experiences, the itinerary set up for us by NSI felt more like an African safari experience (but less expensive) --a) meaning the lodges were set up in ways to experience the natural surroundings whether you were on safari or chilling on your deck. b) the level of service was superb yet subtle c) the food was delicious, plentiful and a great variety each day. We did 4 different destinations within India over about 2 weeks--3-4 nights in each lodge. Each experience was wonderfully unique. Travelers need to have "it's about the journey" attitude to experience India's wildlife as extended drives and additional flights are part of the plan--but NSI makes it all comfortable and seamless.
Marg K
Marg K
2024-04-27
Fantastic trip and so well organised!! If you are thinking about a trip to India and have an interest in wildlife, you must use Nature Safaris. We are experienced travellers, and internationally recognised wildlife photographers. Sharad and his team organised a wonderful safari and sightseeing trip for us. He and his staff were efficient, delightful to deal with, and catered for our every need. His guides and naturalists are very knowledgeable about the Parks and its animals. From the time we landed in Delhi to the time we waved goodbye, we had a wonderful time and whether you are just interested in the amazing wildlife of India and also wish to see some of the tourist highlights, or if you are a professional looking for that all important shot of your chosen species, contact Sharad and his team who will I’m sure be ready to cater to your every need. We highly recommend this company.
Alison A
Alison A
2024-04-23
Bucket List To India ! Feb ‘24 What an amazing and memorable holiday we had with Nature Safari India . As 2 girls travelling for the first time to India, we were a bit apprehensive about safety and logistics. However, on arrival Siddharth met us and looked after us from then until 22 days later when he waved us goodbye! The whole trip ran like clockwork from when we made the booking and Sharad tailored our itinerary to our specifications, in spite of several additions from us! From then our flights, transport, guides and hotels all happened so smoothly and efficiently. We especially want to thank Siddharth who went above and beyond his job description and was an amazing “sorter outerer” ( as well as being a dapper dresser!) All of our wonderful drivers, especially Ashok - who, in an informative and entertaining way, drove us around the Golden Triangle. Manesh, for being a fabulous guide in Kanha where we had amazing tiger viewings. His knowledge of the game we saw was incredible and he was amazing fun to be with. John, our guide in the Punjab, who gave us, as well as the usual tourist sights, a tailor made gastronomic tour of culinary delights. (Best food in India!) If you want to get the best out of your trip to India, Nature Safari India will ensure you do! Ali & Hils
Ranmali L
Ranmali L
2024-04-18
Was tailored to our need. Was on a golden triangle and safari tour with Nature Safari India and highly recommend this company. The planning process and recommendations were individualized to our liking. Each step of the way was well executed, and the staff affiliated with Nature Safari, India is highly specialized and professional. We spent the few days in New Delhi with Parveen as a driver and guide and couldn’t recommend him more. He had great knowledge and was very professional. Also, at each safari destination, we were assigned drivers that were as good as our tour guides from the national forest service. Sunjay in Kahna and Atul in Bandhavgarh were is super specialized and personable. All aspects of this tour went well, and I highly recommend them.
Gill M
Gill M
2024-04-13
Fantastic organisation, amazing experience! We had the most fantastic time. I can’t rate this company enough. Excellent service. Excellent value excellent guides
James B
James B
2024-04-10
Fantastic Service Enjoyed a wonderful holiday arranged by Nature Safaris. Fantastic service from start to finish. We were extremely well looked after from the start as Protim met us from our international flight at Delhi. The whole trip ran smoothly and the transfers were very comfortable. All the team involved in our holiday deserve a big “thank you” and we would certainly use this company again. Bandhavgarh National Park is beautiful and although we struggled to see the elusive Tiger close up, we did have 4 sightings across 8 drives. I know other groups had a bit more luck than us so we will return one day.
Susan P
Susan P
2024-04-07
Experience of a lifetime with Nature Sarari India! If you want to visit India don't look any further than Nature Safari India! From start to finish this company goes beyond anything that you would expect. Their website is great at showing you what they do and what you can expect. Their communication is unbelievable. No email went unanswered, no question felt like an imposition. I often felt that I was their only client even though I know they are working with many! Their attention to detail is impeccable and no request is too big or too small. Once in India the service didn't stop! Everyone was professional and friendly and someone was always available to help which is even more important as a solo traveler. The places I stayed were better than I had hoped for and the staff at each place were helpful and accommodating. And then the game drives! All I can say is WOW! The Naturalists/Guides that I had seemed to know their parks -- and their tigers -- personally! I had hoped to see a tiger or two but almost every day brought another sighting and another adventure. Do yourself a favor. If you're thinking about a tiger safari, and even if you're not, start by checking out Nature Safari India!
andreasc229
andreasc229
2024-04-07
Thank you making India trip such a memorable tour This has been our first time visiting India and thanks to "Nature Safari India" it will not be the last time! This company operates very professionally and from the first contact until we left India we have been accompanied by them. After arrival at Delhi Airport their representatives picked us up and dropped for the stay-over at the hotel, managed the check-in. Next exactly at the appointment time we have been picked up by the driver ... and so on. Even on our tour end we have been picked up by them and guided from domestic to international terminal India. Everything has been very professional!
AlgarveMon
AlgarveMon
2024-04-06
Excellent 4th Trip with Nature Safari This is the 4th time we have travelled with Nature Safari as a couple with an individual program agreed together for our wants and needs. The team headed by Shared Vats are very professional, quick to reply and when things do not go quite right ( beyond their planning) are quick to respond and rectify the matter. We loved every minute in India as a result and with their excellent guides and safari drivers we had yet another memorable tour starting from Jaipur to Bandhavgarh, with special mention to Sanjay Gupta our driver guide in Bandhavgarh, who always seemed to get us in the right place at the right time. His knowledge of not only the Tigers, but everything the beautiful Indian forest beholds. What more can I say about this company. Already planning next year’s trip. Cheers Monica & Ken Winstanley

Tiger Safari India Tour Destinations

There are over 600 national parks in India which are home to close to 200 endangered mammal species. The Royal Bengal Tiger is one of the flagship species as not only is it the apex predator of the very forests that thrive here, but it is also the biggest cat among its brothers.

Recently conducted, the latest Tiger census saw a substantial increase of about 22% in the big cat population. While this is attributed to the commendable effort of the people involved in conservation, this feat is also credited to the resilience and adaptability of the Royal Bengal Tiger throughout the entire Indian subtropical eco-system.

National Parks in India vary with varying tropics and landscapes. We have the dry deciduous forest of Ranthambore National Park in the western part of India, while the evergreen Sal forest of Kanha National Park thrives in Central India. Corbett National Park is unique as it rests in the foothills of the Great Himalayan Range, making it an awe-stunning frame to capture. India has some of the most biodiverse lands, making it a hotspot for wildlife and tiger safaris and nature enthusiasts.

It is also important to note that Wildlife Tourism in India has played a key role in the conservation of important flora and fauna in our national parks. The flow of money into local communities because of tourism-related activities, has considerably reduced the pressure on the forests for bio-mass. This development has allowed the resurgence of wildlife within national parks of India, which in turn allows visitors to immerse in complete wilderness experiences as animals go about their extraordinary lives. Mentioned below are some of the most enthralling national parks for wildlife and tiger safaris in India, that invite eco enthusiasts from around the globe.

Tiger Safari India Travel guides - 2024

A Tiger Safari India experience can be a tedious one to plan, but no worries! This is where we step in. Our team of experts has drafted the following Tiger Safari India Travel Guides – 2024 to help you plan the perfect tiger safari holiday. They contain details like the best time to travel for a tiger safari in India, national parks that boast of a high tiger population for higher chances of tiger sightings, a list of boutique lodges and resorts to make your every minute memorable, a comprehensive checklist of all the other species you could encounter on your tiger safari tour in India and lastly, cultural and other wildlife destinations around your chosen park. Browse through the guides and book your next tiger safari India tour with us!

Extend Your Safari Journey with Festival Magic
(2024 -2025)

India is a land of diversity. This diversity of culture can be best experienced through various festivals celebrated across India on different occasions. These festivals have religious, cultural and historical significance and people of the region celebrate it with much fervour. We are sharing the details of some of these festivals which can be experienced if the date of the tour coincides with the festivals. Though most of the festivals are only for a day but some of them even longer for which an advance planning is required to extend the stay for the duration of the festival. 

What's Unique

Distinctive Characteristics of Indian National Parks

Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park, named after the renowned conservationist Jim Corbett, is a unique destination for tiger safaris in India. What sets it apart is its diverse landscape, ranging from hilly terrain to grasslands, making it a haven for various wildlife species. Corbett is famous for Bengal tigers and also houses leopards, Asian elephants, Gharials(a crocodile species with a long snout), and hosts the highest number of bird species. What truly makes it special is the possibility of spotting the critically endangered Bengal tiger in its natural habitat.

elephants taking bath in river in jim corbett national park

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh is a prime destination for tiger safaris in India, known for its high tiger population. The park offers a unique experience because of its ancient caves, historic ruins, Bandhavgarh Fort, and dramatic landscapes. Besides tigers, it is home to a rich array of fauna, including leopards, elephants, Indian gaur, sloth bears, and various bird species. The chance to see tigers in this picturesque setting makes Bandhavgarh a top choice for wildlife enthusiasts.

Bengal tigers resting near pond in bandhavgarh

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore, located in the heart of Rajasthan, is famous for its historical charm and its status as a prime tiger safari destination in India. This park’s remarkable feature is the integration of nature with history, with the backdrop of Ranthambore Fort. Tigers, sloth bears, leopards and marsh crocodiles are among the park’s residents, making it a diverse and exciting destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Leopard & cubs on safari in ranthambore

Pench National Park

Pench, straddling the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, offers a unique blend of lush forests and serene rivers. Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, and a wide range of wildlife call Pench home. The park’s distinct feature is its thriving bird population, making it a must-visit for birdwatchers. It’s an ideal destination for tiger safaris while enjoying the picturesque landscape.

leopard sighted at pench national park

Kanha National Park

Kanha is one of India’s most well-preserved forests, providing a unique and immersive wildlife experience. The park is home to the Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, and the rare hard ground barasingha (swamp deer) & vast variety of birds. What sets it apart is the vast meadows and dense Sal forests. This diversity, coupled with excellent tiger sightings, makes Kanha a premier destination for tiger safaris.

bengal tiger walking in kanha national park

Panna National Park

Panna’s unique feature is its success story of tiger reintroduction. It has seen a remarkable resurgence in its tiger population after facing a local extinction. This makes Panna a significant destination for tiger safaris, with the added attraction of waterfalls, deep gorges, and lush forests. The park is also known for its avian diversity, adding to its appeal.

Bengal tiger cubs in panna national park

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga stands out for its exceptional conservation efforts for the one-horned rhinoceros & known for the conservation of the India’s Big Five (Bengal Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants, Wild Buffalos, Leopards). It is also an important habitat for tigers, making it a prime destination for tiger safaris in India. The park’s swamps and grasslands are unique, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with tigers, Kaziranga boasts a remarkable diversity of bird species, including the Bengal Florican.

one horned rhino in kaziranga national park

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For more than 30 years, Nature Safari India has hosted visitors from all over the world. We only believe in superior service, top-notch and premium class wildlife resorts, and the most knowledgeable naturalists and guides, the organization has established a solid reputation in the wildlife tourism sector of India.

The company’s primary area of interest is offering wildlife safari experiences in India, with a focus on tiger safari tours. With significant experience in planning tiger safari excursions that give visitors the best possibility of witnessing this magnificent Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard, Asiatic lions, Elephants, and other species in their natural environment.

Nature Safari India offers a wide variety of wildlife safari tours, from multi-day journeys that take visitors to some of India’s most remote and stunning wildlife reserves to private wildlife, photography, and birding excursions. Visitors have a range of wildlife reserves to select from, including Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, and Ranthambore National Park.

We provide visitors with comfortable and opulent stays as they explore the Indian wilderness with luxury wildlife lodges that are thoughtfully situated close to the top wildlife reserves in India. Naturalists and guides who are knowledgeable and passionate about the environment and wildlife work at each lodge.

Nature Safari India is dedicated to sustainable tourism. To make sure that our presence has a favorable effect on the environment and the local economy, we collaborate closely with the surrounding communities. The business follows stringent guidelines for wildlife conservation and urges visitors to respect the natural habitats of the animals they are visiting to observe.

faqs on tiger safaris in india

There are 7 other countries besides India where the Tigers roam free. But India with a population of 3000+ tigers has about three-fourth of world’s wild tigers roaming in 50 tiger reserves. The sheer number of tigers in India increases the chances of sighting them substantially. Out of the 50 tiger reserves you have excellent chances of sighting tigers in atleast 15 of them.

The top 3 national parks for tiger safari in India are Corbett National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Ranthambore National Park. To read a detailed review of the three, please read our blog on the Top 3 National Parks for Tiger Safaris in India. These we mention keeping in mind the consistency of tiger sightings over last 30 years.

Yes, jeeps are safe for a tiger safari in India. The only point of understanding is that the jeep and its occupants must at all times maintain a safe distance from the wildlife around. If you hinder their space or peace, they might not like it and in turn leave the area. Always remember that you are in their territory and it is only basic courtesy to not disturb them. Do not get off your safari vehicle to click photos, do not feed them, and do not ask the driver/guide/naturalist to speed up to chase wildlife around. These are basic rules and any form of disobedience is strictly punishable.

The temperature in Indian jungles experiences fluctuations throughout the day. During the scorching summer months of April and May, it can climb to a peak of 45 degrees Celsius, but it cools down to a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius in the evenings. In the winter season, from December to February, the mornings can be quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as 0-5 degrees Celsius, but the days become comfortably warmer, ranging between 15-20 degrees Celsius. If you’re interested in learning more about tiger safaris in India and how these temperature changes can impact your experience, click here to read further.

For detailed blog post on the best time to visit national parks in India for tiger safaris.

A jeep is an open roofed car which is the most agile form of tiger safari within an Indian national park. It has the capacity to seat a naturalist (also your driver), a guide (as provided by the forest department) and 06 guests while on safari. A canter on the other hand is an open roofed mini bus which has the seating capacity of a driver, guide and 16-20 guests.

While booking your tiger safari permits, NRI’s must have their passports ready as you need to update the same on the website and don’t forget to carry your passport while going for the safari as the park officials check the same at the entry gates.

The cost of a Tiger Safari in India varies significantly based on several factors, including the national parks you visit, the duration of your trip, the size of your travel group, your choice of accommodation (whether it’s 3-star or 4-5 star), and whether you opt for exclusive or shared jeep safaris, among other considerations.

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