The Indian subcontinent is one of the great destinations of the world for safari-goers. Most famous for the tiger, it also hosts the ‘big five’ – lions, rhinos, elephants, leopard and buffalo – as well as four bear species, wolves, an ape species, wild dog, a prolific range of bird species and even squirrels and snakes that can fly.
View the nature guide in our FREE Good Wildlife Travel Guide for ideas on parks to visit and wildlife to see in India and Nepal. Here are some of the characters you might meet on your travels.
INDIA & NEPAL’S ‘BIG EIGHT
Indian one-horned rhinoceros
Asiatic wild buffalo
OTHER ANIMALS FEATURED IN THE GUIDE
Find out how you can experience wildlife in India and Nepal
Visit Tiger and Wildlife Travel and Tours for more information on wildlife holiday options in India and Nepal or alternatively download TOFTigers Good Wildlife Travel Guide.
Most of the PUG eco rated lodges listed in the Guide have their own in-house naturalists offering a range of options for wildlife viewing from game drives in jeeps to guided nature walks, viewing from hides, tree machans and elephant back as well as experts in photography and bird watching. Boat trips, rafting, kayaks and even canoe safaris are also offered in some parks.
The Indian subcontinent is a birder’s paradise. There are almost 1,200 bird species in India and over 800 in Nepal. View some of the most common in our Guide’s birdlife checklist:
Changeable hawk eagle
Oriental honey buzzard
Lesser adjutant stork
Brown fish owl
Malabar pied hornbill
Chestnut-headed bee eater
Green bee eater
Lesser goldenback woodpecker
Yellow fronted woodpecker
Yellow-footed green pigeon
Indian flying fox (bat species)
Visit Tiger and Wildlife Travel and Tours for more information on wildlife holiday options in India and Nepal