Looking for Tigers is one of the greatest and often most exciting wildlife experiences on the planet, because not only do they hold a particular mythical hold on us as apex predators, but also because they are both very elusive and surprisingly well camouflaged.
Historically they would have hidden during the day to avoid being seen but over the years, thanks to protection measures and tourism activities, some tigers, both male and females within the tourism zones of parks have grown up with vehicles and trained elephants and have become habituated to visitors each day, and therefore do not mind being viewed or watched going about their daily lives, with their cubs and even hunting!
There are two principle ways of seeing Tigers:
From open vehicles (from 4 seater ‘gypsies’ to 20 person buses) on game drives.
From the back of elephant in some parks (inappropriately called ‘Tiger Shows’)
Increasingly parks have or are considering locating Machan’s (tree platforms) or wildlife hides to enhance viewing opportunities and experiences.
IF YOUR ARE TRAVELLING FROM OUTSIDE OF INDIA, WANT TO INCLUDE YOUR FLIGHTS AND WHAT TO SEEK ADVISE ON WHAT YOU WANT WE RECOMMEND:
Getting an expert International Tour Operator to plan it for you, (we have members in UK, Ireland, America, Scandinavia & Australasia), to suit your budget, interests and wanderlust, and include everything that India has to offer.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT IN INDIA AND BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS WE RECOMMEND:
Get an Indian ground agents to put it together for you.
IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT OR BOOK A PARTICULAR LODGE IN ONE OF THE PARKS
Do it independently and contact a TOFT lodge accommodation provider directly.