Regions and species in focus*
We primarily focus on the biodiversity & endemics rich Western Ghats mountains in this region. The forests of the Cauvery basin are also rich in megafauna and are among the best places on Earth to see Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Elephant and Dhole
Kabini (Nagarhole) – Bandipur – Anamalai – Chinnar – Upper Nilgiris – High Ranges (including Eravikulam and Pampadum Shola) – Thattekad
Tiger, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Asiatic Elephant, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Grey Slender Loris, Nilgiri Tahr, Brown Palm Civet, Brown Mongoose, Nilgiri Marten, Tufted Grey Langur, Black-footed Grey Langur and Grizzled Giant Squirrel among a host of smaller mammals
Malabar Grey and Great Pied Hornbills, Malabar & White-cheeked Barbet, Rufous Babbler, Waynad, Palani & Nilgiri Laughingthrushes, Malabar Parakeet, Grey-headed Bulbul, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White-bellied & Nilgiri Sholakilis, Black and Orange & Nilgiri Flycatchers, Painted Bush Quail, Ceylon Frogmouth, Malabar Trogon, Ceylon Bay Owl, Nilgiri Pipit and Broad-tailed Grassbird among over 400 species
This arid to semi-arid region is host to a variety of West and Central Asian bird and mammal specialities, as well as healthy congregations of migratory birds from the Eurasian region.
Kutch – Little Rann of Kutch – Great Desert National Park – Tal Chappar – Velavadar – Gir
Caracal, Asiatic Lion, Common Leopard, Striped Hyaena, Indian Wolf, Asiatic Wild Cat, Indian Fox, Indian Wild Ass, Blackbuck, Indian Gazelle and Indian & Indian Long-eared Hedgehogs
Great Indian Bustard, MacQueen’s Bustard, Grey Hypocolius, Sociable Lapwing, Caspian Plover, Syke’s Lark (among various), Trumpeter Finch, Syke’s Warbler, Grey-necked Bunting, Stolickza’s Bushchat, Laggar Falcon, Syke’s Nightjar, White-bellied Minivet, White-naped Tit, Marshall’s Iora, Red-tailed Wheatear, Pallid Scops Owl and Desert Courser
Northern India (Including Western Himalayas)
Our broad classification of this region includes the Western Himalayas, the Terai and some other locations in the flood plains of the major rivers in the region. Expect exceptional birdlife, a healthy representation of large mammals/ungulates of the mountains and magnificent views.
Corbett NP – Rajaji NP – Binsar NP – Kedarnath WLS – Pangot – Sat Tal – Bharathpur – Chambal River WLS
Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard, Himalayan Marten, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Serow, Himalayan Goral, Gangetic Dolphin, Nepal & Terai Grey Langurs and Himalayan Tahr
(Himalayan Region) Great Slaty Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Honeygudie, Cheer, Koklass & Himalayan Monal Pheasants, Little & Spotted Forktails, Brown Dipper, Wallcreeper, Ibisbill, various Turdus and Zoothera Thrushes, a variety of Laughingthrushes, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Himalayan Rubythroat, Himalayan Prinia, Long-tailed Broadbill, Hill & Rufous-throated Partridges. (Floodplains) Indian Skimmer, Black-bellied Tern, Sarus Crane, Dusky Horned Owl & various waterfowl of the Eurasian region.
Northeast India (Including Eastern Himalayas)
A region of astounding bird & mammal riches, and rich biodiversity otherwise, which reveal themselves with a bit of patience and effort.
Kaziranga NP – Gibbon WLS – Manas NP – Pakke – Eagle Nest WLS – Nameri NP – Mishmi Hills – Maguri Bheel – Dihing-Patkai WLS – Namdapha NP
Indian Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Tiger, Gangetic Dolphin, Western & Eastern Hoolock Gibbons, Stump-tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Arunachal Macaque, Bengal Slow Loris, Gee’s Golden Langur and Swamp Deer among a host of mammals (worth aspiring for), that are often too difficult to see to make this list, but might just turn up if your stars are duly aligned (Mainland Clouded Leopard, Golden Cat, Marbled Cat, Binturong, various civets and flying squirrels among them … )
Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Marsh Babbler, Ward’s Trogon, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Darjeeling Woodpecker, White-browed Piculet, Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Bugun Liocichla, Mishmi Wren Babbler, White-winged Wood Duck, Purple & Green Cochoas, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Blue-naped Pitta, Austen’s Brown Hornbill, Pale Capped Pigeon, White-crowned Forktail, Himalayan Cutia, Collared Treepie and Gould’s Shortwing … among a list of ‘birds worth travelling for’ that are too numerous to name here!
*Kindly note, that while our areas of specialities are as above, we can also arrange trips to the Tiger forests of Central India, which are also great for Dhole and Sloth Bear sightings, with a potential for Rusty Spotted Cat in one or two locations.