For many travellers, the appeal of India lies in its architecture, spirituality and cuisine. But have you considered visiting the wilder side of the country, to see if you can spot tigers, rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions? We asked the team from Ravishing India Holidays to explain why this can be the trip of a lifetime and their top reasons you should visit.
1. See tigers
There’s something mesmerising about looking straight into the eye of a tiger. Tigers are the biggest of the big cats, and no big cat can beat the grandeur of a Bengal tiger. And remember: you won’t see a tiger on an African safari; the best chance of spotting one is in India!
2. Try Glamping
A glamping holiday in the national parks of India is a much newer (hence, cheaper!) option than staying in similar lodges in Africa.
3. Travelling to India is now easier than ever.
An online electronic tourist visa is available for citizens of most countries; it’s a 15-minute process, and only 72 hours to obtain approval. Also, you won’t require painful vaccinations for safaris in India, and the flight route from Singapore is direct and relatively quick.
4. Quality nature guides
A great safari experience is dependent on a quality guide. Ravishing India Holidays boasts some of the best naturalists and guides in India, who can help maximise the thrill of discovery, and provide an enriching learning experience for guests.
5. To see India’s stunning flora and fauna
The national parks in India are heavily forested, which means there’s a wider range of flora and fauna to appreciate and learn about than you might find on a savannah. Also, safari trips are often paired with visits to local villages, UNESCO heritage sites and majestic forts.
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