Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tiger Safari Basics

The majestic tiger is the World’s most enchanting and magnificent animal. To see tiger is a dream for many and the best places to see tiger are in Central Indian tiger reserves of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. These National parks have the highest density of tiger population among Indian preserves, hence a wildlife lover and conservationist will stand the maximum chance of sighting the rare, elusive tiger in India.

The best option for a wild tiger safari is to book your tiger tour through and eco travel agency that offers package tours in which you travel in groups to your destinations for watching Indian birds and amazing wildlife. The package tours are usually of about two weeks and itinerary includes historical places like the Taj Mahal at Agra and the Red Fort, Kutub Minar to name a few. It could also include a visit to Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh. India is vast so you could be traveling North, South or East and West depending upon the destinations you plan to visit but for tiger sighting MP offers the best chance.

Once you have booked your tour for an independent travel or in a package tour. You need to prepare in advance before you arrive in India.

Learn about the weather and climate beforehand so you can fetch clothes accordingly. Buy a book on Indian wildlife/birds and read well to understand Indian animals and birds. Hire naturalist guide which any way the Indian tour operators provide often. By knowing beforehand about the wildlife and birds you are going to enjoy the tiger reserves better and will get a holistic view of Indian environment.

Keep at hand a good camera, photography accessories; binocular and useful books on Indian birds and Bengal tiger. Most of the wildlife sanctuaries are in deep interiors and you may not get a medicine or a beverage of your choice so keep them in your bag and of course cash at hand.