Have you always wanted to venture into the Indian jungle in search of the Tiger? Holidays in the northern part of India with a focus on sightings of this majestic big cat are becoming increasingly popular among wildlife lovers. Tiger holidays can be combined with a cultural excursion too, should you wish.
Booking with a reputable and established company ensures that you have the peace of mind of a regulatory Sustainable Tourism accreditation. If you ensure this is in place you can rest assured the tours are run in an environmentally responsible way. Some companies are also actively involved with wildlife conservation and contribute to worthwhile causes both financially and operationally. As well, some companies support local guesthouses and lodges and, where possible, employ local guides to accompany the tour in order to make a positive impact within the community.
The first and most important ingredient when booking Tiger holidays is choosing the tour right for you. You’ll need to research and think about exactly what you want, how much travelling you want to do, the level of accommodation you are looking for and the number of reserves you wish to visit. For example, do you want your trip to focus solely on the big cat or would you prefer a more diverse wildlife experience? You also need to consider who is travelling on the trip and whether the lodgings and itinerary are suitable for all members of your party. Once you narrow down your requirements, you also make your choice of itineraries more manageable.
Booking the tour
When you’ve decided on the company to book with you can book online or over the phone. If you have any further questions that have not been answered in your research, now is the time to ask them. Booking forms will need completing and an initial deposit paid. Once this is done, you will receive confirmation with details of your itinerary and any other travel information required (visas, immunizations etc).
The huge benefit of booking with an established tour company rather than going it alone is that employees are highly experienced in the field. They will be more than happy to share their geographical and logistical knowledge with you as many have worked on the road as tour leaders and can confidently answer any queries you may have.
When it comes to Tiger holidays, for many wildlife enthusiasts this will be the culmination of a lifetime dream. Nothing can compare to sighting wildlife in their natural habitat and, once experienced, it is impossible to forget.