Just as with our cultural tours, our unique and immersive Wildlife Safari Tours possess the same qualities that have established Easy Tours as India’s Premier Boutique Travel Facilitator. These exceptional wildlife tours are designed and facilitated with a level of personal knowledge and experience unmatched in our industry.
Our founder started visiting Indian wildlife parks in the early 70s, and these sanctuaries soon became a passion for him. The India Specialists at Easy Tours love to hear him recount those days, when the infrastructure for both travel and lodging were primitive compared to today, yet the experiences were, just like today, unforgettable.
We hear of bareback elephant rides into remote parts of the jungle, and of chance tiger encounters while on foot! Having experienced over 600 safaris in the past four decades, our founder insists on personally designing each of our wildlife itineraries.
The best wildlife tours of India combine a synergistic knowledge of India’s many wildlife parks (including lodging and safari options), the desires and preferences of discerning guests, and the current and foreseeable conditions at the parks.
Our dedicated staff of Wildlife Specialists maintains a constantly evolving knowledge base on India’s best wildlife parks, including the current conditions of the sanctuaries, the number of seasonal wildlife sightings, and local road and weather conditions that could impact wildlife sighting opportunities.
We facilitate the bestwildlife tours in India because we combine a keen understanding of the expectations and needs of western visitors with the realities of the logistics involved in navigating India’s best wildlife parks. We strive to only use the most skilled and experienced guides and trackers available
Planning your wildlife tour in India is also easier when you consult with one of our Specialists because we have the ability to arrange all aspects of your tour, giving you the option of combining other pursuits such as explorations of the rest of India and/or other nations in South Asia. Please choose from the great selection of unique and well thought out itineraries offered below, or ask us to design a visit to include the parks or wildlife you'd like to experience.
India’s Top 8 Best Wildlife Parks are listed below along with some basic information about each park. To protect its great variety of wildlife, India has over eighty national parks and four hundred and forty one sanctuaries. They are spread all over the country, and offer numerous opportunities for the enthusiast to observe and enjoy a huge variety of wildlife. Some of the major endangered and threatened species include two thirds of the world's remaining tigers as well as the last remaining Asiatic lions. The gigantic one-horned rhino is found here, as is the Asian elephant.
Birdwatchers can also select from various options, such as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of Earth's most famous wetlands. There are dozens of bird species that flock to different parts of India from far away nations and continents. Every winter, Olive Ridley turtles swim thousands of miles to lay their eggs at the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary. They come ashore in huge numbers one night in either January or February, dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs in them, then cover them up with sand and head back into the ocean before dawn arrives.
We select lodging at the wildlife parks based on the lodging provider’s commitment to protecting their environment. We have a passion for India’s wildlife parks, and go to great lengths to provide wildlife experiences that do not hamper conservation efforts. You can stay at comfortable to incredibly luxurious Jungle Lodges and venture out during the day to explore the parks and view wildlife. An elephant ride or safari into the jungle can be exhilarating, and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. In some cases, you can sit and watch from a watchtower or take a boat trip to observe the wildlife
In earlier times, the forests around Bandhavgarh were maintained as a Shikargah (game preserve) of the Maharaja of Rewa Bandhavgarh, and were famous for tiger sighting.
Now, the designated Tiger Reserve covers an area of 1537 square kilometers with a core area of 717 square kilometers that is dominated by extremely rugged terrain. Many hills and hillocks dot the area amidst valleys, meadows and marshes. The Charanganga is the prominent river that flows through the park, with a number of old tanks and water holes that provide reliable water sources for the current fauna. With tropical dry and moist deciduous forests interspersed with grasslands, the vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, with bamboo found in abundance throughout most of the park.
At the centre of the park is Bandhavgarh Hill, where you can also visit the remains of the 200 years old Bandhavgarh Fort which sits atop the rocky outcrop, and is surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. Concentrated around it, as well as in other parts of the park, are numerous cave shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions dating back to the 1st century BC.
Bandhavgarh has a good relative abundance of tigers and other wildlife species. Among mammals chital, sambhar, barking deer, wild dog, leopard, wolf, jackal, sloth bear, wild pig, langur, monkey are seen occasionally. Reptiles include cobra, krait, viper, python, chameleon etc. The reserve is also rich in birds. Some 250 species of birds are found in the park. The common ones are egret, jungle crow, peafowl, grey hornbill, red wattled lapwing, crested serpent eagle, quails, owls, parakeets, common teal etc. The Tala range rich in water and food resources harbours most of the wildlife. Go to the Bandhavgarh Page
Named after the once imposing 10th century fort whose ruins preside over the park from a nearby hilltop, Ranthambore National Park offers the best statistical chance of seeing a tiger in the wild. In the 18th and 19th centuries the jungles here were the royal hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur. In the mid-nineteenth century, the British Officer in charge of the area started a program of conservation for the fast dwindling wildlife. It became a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1955 and a National Park (as part of Project Tiger) in 1973. The park is surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravalli mountain ranges and is one of the greener parts of the mostly desert state of Rajasthan. It is bordered by rivers on its north and south, and there are many streams inside the park. Dry deciduous forests covers much of the park, and the rest of the terrain can vary from flat grasslands to massive boulders to steep ravines. There are six man made lakes in the park that serve as watering holes for the wildlife.
The park is surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravalli mountain ranges and is one of the greener parts of the mostly desert state of Rajasthan. It is bordered by rivers on its north and south, and there are many streams inside the park. Dry deciduous forests covers much of the park, and the rest of the terrain can vary from flat grasslands to massive boulders to steep ravines. There are six man made lakes in the park that serve as watering holes for the wildlife. Go to the Ranthambore Page
Originally established as a reserve forest in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter extensive poaching of the rhinoceros. In 1974, the Indian Government demarcated the present area as a national park, which was then designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. In 2007, it was also declared a tiger reserve under the Central Government's Project Tiger scheme. This is a blessed land for wildlife enthusiasts. At the heart of its mind boggling biodiversity is the rich topography with its lush hills and valleys, dissected by the majestic Brahmaputra and its many tributaries. Go to the Kaziranga Page
The Nagarhole National Park, (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park), was set up as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and gained National Park status in 1988. The park stretches for over 643 square kilometers between the Coorg and Mysore districts in the southern state of Karnataka.
Together with the Bandipur National Park (870 square kilometers), the Mudumalai National Park (320 square kilometers), and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (344 square kilometers), it forms one of the largest protected areas for wildlife in Southern India. The park is also a part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, and is being considered by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site. Go to the Nagarhole Page
The dense forests, open fields, and plethora of wildlife found in Kanha National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
In 1955, 60 years after Kipling’s book was first published, Kanha National Park was founded to protect the diverse wildlife and lush flora that inspired one of the most memorable tales from India’s colonial British era. With boundaries stretching over 500-square-miles of forests and plains, Khana National Park is the largest tiger reserve and nature sanctuary in Central India.
There are more than 1,000 flowering species of plants within the park boundaries, and tigers, leopards, wild cats, and sloth bears are numerous and easily spotted while on safari inside the park. Elephant treks are readily available and are a popular way to experience the lush bamboo and sal forests that spawned the memorable characters Baloo, Bagheera, and Mowgli.
Kanha National Park is closed to visitors between July and October 15th every year for conservation efforts. From October 16th to June the park is open to safari tours, which coincides with the area’s best weather and increased chances to view the animal that are more active during the cooler months. Go to the Kanha Page
The last home of the Asiatic Lion, Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary is a model of success for conservationists. A century ago, there was about 20 lions left in this area; currently there are almost 300. The 'Gir Lion' (as it's now known) is relatively easy to view and photograph, in comparison to the elusive tiger and most other big cats. This is partially due to the fact that the protection offered to the wildlife in this Park is among the best in India, so they have less fear of humans. Go to the Sasan Gir Page
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is Maharashtra’s largest and oldest nature preserve. The more than 600-square-miles of the park’s boundaries protect large swathes of dense forests that are home to nearly 100 tigers.
The Tadoba portion of the park was created in 1955 to help protect the remaining tiger population in the region after centuries of over hunting. In 1986 the Tadoba reserve was merged with Andhari Wildlife Park as part of India’s Project Tiger.
While the tigers are the largest draw for travelers on tours of India, there are dozens of other rare species of animals including Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian civet, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, chital, and chausingha. Marsh crocodiles, once common across Maharashtra, can often be spotted sunning themselves on the banks of Lake Tadoba, and there are dozens of other species of reptiles like Indian pythons slithering through the dense jungle. Go to the Tadoba Page
Located in the lush jungles of Kerala, Periyar National Park offers among the best opportunities to view elephants in the wild. A visit here includes a boat cruise in the fabled Kuttanad region, as well as a day spent in and around historic Kochi (Cochin).
The terrain is hilly and the elevation of the park ranges from a few hundred feet to about 6000 feet above sea level. Periyar is home to just under a thousand elephants and also over 60 other mammal species including tigers, bison, deer, wild boar, and wild dog. There are over 300 species of birds, and even 160 species of butterfly's. Go to the Periyar Page
Original Videos and Photos
Most of the photographs and videos you will find on our website are taken by the company’s founder. The rest are from other staff members of Easy Tours taken during their familiarization trips. Why do we mention this? We want discerning travelers to understand the deep personal knowledge and extensive experience that goes into the preparation of our wildlife safari tours.