India

The subcontinent of India is the world’s seventh largest country by area and the second-most populous country in the world. It is bound by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal & Bhutan to the northeast and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh in the east.

India is a biodiversity hotspot recognized as one of the world’s 17 Megadiverse Countries and hosts approximately 8.6% of all mammalian, 13.7% of all avian, 7.9% of all reptilian, 6% of all amphibian, 12.2% of all piscine and 6% of all flowering plant species. Approximately 1/5 of India is still covered by forests.

From the forest clad heights of the Himalayas in the north to the aridity of the Deccan plateau  or the lush forests of the Western Ghats,  India's diversity of habitat means it has a huge bird list. Around 1260 species of birds can be seen in India and 54 of these are endemics. It also has an excellent list of other wildlife with tigers, elephants, rhinos being high on everyones list. Add to this a fascinating culture and one of the world's great cuisines  it is obvious that India is well worth a visit. In fact several visits will be necessary to really do the country justice and it is very easy to get addicted to the place.

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Best time to visit:October to Match
Popular Locations: Kaziranga National Park, Taj Mahal, Ranthambhor National Park, Agra, Jaipur, Nagarhole National Park

India Tours

Indian Tiger

    India: Tigers & the Taj Mahal

    14 Days

    This is a safari through the heartland of wild India, involving both indulgence & excitement. The focus of the tour will be to observe the majestic tiger in some of the best wild habitats of India. The prime attraction is…

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