Tiger Safaris in India

Tiger Safaris in India: Experience majestic tigers in lush landscapes. At The Tiger Safari Co, we specialize in curating experiences that bring photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, and adventurers face-to-face with wild tigers. Our tiger safaris in India are carefully planned, taking you through dense forests and vibrant biospheres, offering incredible opportunities for capturing breathtaking photographs. Whether you’re keen on photographing tigers in their natural habitat or simply want to soak in the rich natural beauty, our safaris provide an unforgettable journey through India’s wild heart.

Whether you’re looking for a short, intense wildlife experience, a journey that combines culture and nature, or a luxurious escape intertwined with tiger spotting, India offers a plethora of options for your tiger safari. The key is to choose the itinerary that resonates most with your interests and time constraints. Whichever path you choose, the captivating world of India’s tigers awaits.

 

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Our Most Popular Tiger Safaris in India

Tiger Safari Co. specializes in tiger safaris in India, taking you to prime locations like Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Pench.

Whether you’re drawn to a single destination or a combination, we’ve tailored the ideal trip for you.

Besides tigers, our most popular trips also feature other iconic animals like snow leopards, asiatic leopards, one-horned rhinos, and asiatic lions.


We work with select properties across India, offering experiences that can be intense wildlife experiences, amazing luxury trips, or somewhere in between. We’ve got just the right touch. If photography is your thing, our dedicated tours cater to your passion. And for those looking for swift travels between these spots, any itinerary can be converted to a private jet option. Dive into the wild with us for an unforgettable tiger safari experience in India!

 

Take a look at our most popular itineraries for an easily customizable starting point for your trip to India.

Signature Tiger Photo Tour
13 Days.

Signature Tiger Photo Tour

An intense trip crafted for photographers with 4 days of full day safaris and 4 days of standard safaris in Bandhavgarh & Kanha National Parks.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh
From: $8,650 per person

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Snow Leopard & Tiger Expedition
18 Days.

Snow Leopard & Tiger Expedition

Embark on an epic adventure that combines a search for the snow leopard in Ladakh with a tiger trip to a reserve of your choice.

Locations: Hemis for Snow Leopards. Kanha / Bandhavgarh / Ranthambhore for tigers.
From: $14,450 per person

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Ultimate Tiger Trip
19 Days.

The Ultimate Tiger Trip

Explore Central India on this incredible trip to some of the world's best tiger reserves. Visit prime tiger habitat, witness stunning wildlife, and experience lovely stays.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura
From: $9,480 per person

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Tigers & Leopards of Rajasthan
9+ Days.

Tigers & Leopards of Rajasthan

A brilliant combination of luxury and wilderness, this trip brings together two of India's big cats with Relais & Châteaux properties.

Locations: Ranthambhore, Jawai
From: $8,650 per person

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India's wildlife by private jet
7+ Days.

India's Wildlife by Private Jet

A meticulously planned trip that combines some of India's finest wilderness focused properties with exceptional wildlife experiences. Made to order.

Locations: Multiple
From: $20,850 per person

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Big Cat Grand Slam
22+ Days.

The Big Cat Grand Slam

Traverse India in search of four iconic Panthera species. Tigers, snow leopards, Asiatic leopards, and Asiatic lions make this trip truly one of a kind.

Locations: Hemis, Ranthambhore, Gir, Jawai
From: $24,800 per person

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Snow Leopard Expedition
12+ Days.

Snow Leopard Expedition

Search for the grey ghost in Ladakh while staying at the world's premier snow leopard focused property, the LUNGMĀR Remote Camp.

Locations: Hemis National Park
From: $7,499 per person

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Leopards of Jawai
4+ Days.

Leopards of Jawai

Explore the boulder strewn kopjes of the Jawai bandh area, Rajasthan's largest water reservoir in search of India's most prolific predator, the Asiatic leopard.

Locations: Multiple
From: $4,300 per person

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Classic Photo Tour
6+ Days.

Classic Tiger Photo Tour

A shorter version of our photo tour for photographers with limited time. Choose a tiger reserve that calls out to you.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore
From: $5,800 per person

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Shorter Tiger Safaris in India

Quick trips lasting between 5 and 7 days, these focus on one tiger reserve, national park, or wildlife sanctuary. This concise yet immersive experience is ideal for those who wish to dedicate their time to explore and understand a specific habitat. While all of these itineraries start and end in New Delhi, they can easily be configured to begin in Mumbai, Bangalore, or other major international travel hubs. All of them are customizable.

Lux Safari to Ranthambhore
5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Ranthambhore

Visit Ranthambhore, one of India's premier tiger reserves, on this tailor-made safari. Experience the thrill of spotting majestic tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Fully customizable.

Locations: Ranthambhore.

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Short Tiger Safari to Bandhavgarh
5+ Days.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Bandhavgarh

Discover the tiger-rich landscapes of Bandhavgarh, renowned for its high density of these magnificent creatures. This tour offers a thrilling experience in one of India's prime locations for tiger spotting.

Locations: Bandhavgarh.

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Short Tiger Safari to Kanha
5 Days +.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Kanha

Explore Kanha's lush forests on a captivating tiger safari in India. The trip to Kanha provides an opportunity to witness tigers and other wildlife in one of the country's most well-managed reserves.

Locations: Kanha

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Short Tiger Safari to Central India
5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Tigers of Central India

Immerse yourself in the heartland of India with a tour to Satpura and Bori reserves. Explore diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna, creating a personalized adventure into Central India's wilderness.

Locations: Bori, Satpura

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Leopards of Jawai
5 Days+.

Leopards of Jawai

Embark on a journey to Jawai, a hidden treasure of Rajasthan. Known for its elusive leopards, this tour provides an exclusive invitation to discover the wild landscapes and magnificent creatures of the region.

Locations: Jawai Bera

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Classic Photo Tour
5 Days+.

Classic Tiger Photo Tour

Visit one of India's iconic tiger reserves of your choosing. Capture breathtaking images of tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Local teams are hand-picked for photographic expertise.

Locations: Kanha OR Bandhavgarh OR Ranthambhore

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Short Tiger Safari in India to Corbett
5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Corbett

Visit Corbett National Park, where the journey through dense forests offers exciting opportunities for spotting tigers and other wildlife. Tailor your safari to capture the essence of India's first tiger reserve.

Locations: Jim Corbett.

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Short Tiger Safari in India to Pench
5+ Days.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Pench

Head on a tiger safari in India at Pench National Park, a stunning reserve that's home to a variety of wildlife. This customized trip allows visitors to delve into the natural habitat of tigers, leopards, and more.

Locations: Pench.

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Short Tiger Safari in India to Satpura
5 Days +.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Satpura

Satpura, a haven for tigers and unique terrains, offers an exclusive experience for wildlife enthusiasts. This tiger safari in India presents a chance to witness dense forests and rugged landscapes..

Locations: Satpura

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Short Tiger Safari in India to Tadoba
5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Tiger Safari to Tadoba

Experience Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, an intriguing destination for wildlife enthusiasts. This tiger safari in India offers an unrivaled combination of encounters with India's majestic big cats.

Locations: Tadoba.

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5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Safari to Nagarahole

Explore the South Indian wilderness in Nagarahole National Park. Customize this tour to enjoy a profound connection with nature, focusing on the unique landscapes and abundant wildlife of the region.

Locations: Nagarahole.

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Short Safari to Kaziranga
5 Days+.

5 to 7 Day Safari to Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park invites you to a spectacular tiger safari in India. Known for its significant population of one-horned rhinos, this tour offers a unique and unforgettable wildlife adventure.

Locations: Kaziranga.

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Longer Tiger Safaris in India

Most commonly chosen: with a duration of 7 or more days, these allow exploration of 2 or more tiger reserves.  You can also add cultural elements such as a tour of Rajasthan, a visit to the Taj Mahal, and a trip to the ancient city of Varanasi (Benares). This offers a broader perspective of India’s varied culture, landscapes and wildlife.

 

Many reserves also make a higher likelihood of tiger sightings across different environments. Remember, you can also combine several of these for a long, diverse trip to India.

Mid Length Tiger Safaris in India to Central India
7 Days+.

7 to 12 Days Central Indian Combo

Central India's wildlife is showcased in this multi-reserve tiger safari. Guests can select their combination of reserves, immersing themselves in the sight of majestic tigers and diverse landscapes.

Select 2 or 3: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satupura, Bori, Tadoba

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Central India + Kaziranga Safari
14 Days+.

14 Days Central India + Kaziranga

This 2-week tiger safari combines the distinctive wildlife of Central India with the unique environment of Kaziranga. Guests can select their combination of Central Indian reserves, and enjoy the rich biodiversity, including majestic tigers and Kaziranga's renowned rhinos.

Locations: Combo of Central Indian reserves + Kaziranga.

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Short Tiger Safari in India to Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
14 Days+.

14 Days Central India + Ranthambhore

This 2-week tiger safari marries the diverse wildlife of Central India with the iconic tiger reserve of Ranthambhore. Guests select their combination of Central Indian reserves, adding the allure of Ranthambhore's majestic tigers to their journey.

Locations: Combo of Central India + Ranthambhore

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Rajasthan Culture & Wildlife Trip
10+ Days.

Culture & Wildlife of Rajasthan

Explore the boulder strewn kopjes of the Jawai bandh area, Rajasthan's largest water reservoir in search of India's most prolific predator, the Asiatic leopard.

Locations: Multiple
From: $4,300 per person

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Golden Triangle and Wildlife of Rajasthan
14+ Days.

Golden Triangle & Wildlife of Rajasthan

A shorter version of our photo tour for photographers with limited time. Choose a tiger reserve that calls out to you.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore
From: $5,800 per person

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Tigers, Temples, Palaces, and the Taj Mahal
19+ Days.

Tigers, Temples, Palaces & The Taj

An intense trip crafted for photographers with 4 days of full day safaris and 4 days of standard safaris in Bandhavgarh & Kanha National Parks.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh
From: $8,650 per person

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Photo Safaris in India

Tailored for photography enthusiasts, these safaris include exclusive full-day permits to one or more tiger reserves. The extended access allows photographers ample time to capture a plethora of images under various conditions, focusing on tigers and other wildlife.

Classic Photo Tour
5 Days+.

Classic Tiger Photo Tour

A shorter version of our photo tour for photographers with limited time. Choose a tiger reserve that calls out to you.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore
From: $5,800 per person

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Signature Tiger Photo Tour
13 Days.

Signature Tiger Photo Tour

An intense trip crafted for photographers with 4 days of full day safaris and 4 days of standard safaris in Bandhavgarh & Kanha National Parks.

Locations: Kanha, Bandhavgarh
From: $8,650 per person

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North India Photo Tour
14+ Days.

North India Photo Tour

Work with an expert travel planner to craft your ideal photo tour, combining wildlife, architecture, and portraiture in some of the most photogenic places on the planet.

Locations: Across North India

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The Most Popular Tiger Reserves in India

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. Spread over 392 sq km, Ranthambore offers an excellent tiger safari in India. Its unique landscape of forests, lakes, and cliffs is dotted with historical ruins, including the majestic Ranthambore Fort – an amazing backdrop.

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh. Covering approximately 716 sq km, Bandhavgarh is known for one of the highest densities of Bengal tigers in the world. Additionally, ancient forts and caves offer a historical dimension to the safari experience.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh.  Spread over 940 sq km, Kanha is celebrated for its conservation efforts, especially for the Barasingha. It’s an iconic location for a tiger safari in India with its sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands, and meandering streams.

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. Covering over 520 sq km, Jim Corbett is India’s oldest national park. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it offers an unmatched tiger safari experience in India with its rich biodiversity.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Tadoba spans 625 sq km and is Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. Its teak and bamboo forests, grassy meadows, and serene lakes make it one of the finest places for a tiger safari in India.

Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka. Spanning over 640 sq km, Nagarahole is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Located in the Kodagu and Mysore districts, it offers a distinct tiger safari experience in India with its lush forests and diverse wildlife.

Kaziranga Tiger Reserve

Kaziranga National Park, Assam. Known for one-horned rhinoceroses, Kaziranga covers approximately 430 sq km. Its tall elephant grass, marshlands, and dense tropical forests also make it a fascinating destination for a tiger safari in India.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh. Covering 524 sq km, Satpura is renowned for its unique sandstone formations. Nestled in the rugged terrains of Central India, it delivers an exceptional tiger safari experience in India with its varied habitats and species.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh. Encompassing more than 518 sq km, Bori is one of India’s oldest wildlife sanctuaries. In conjunction with Satpura National Park, it offers compelling tiger safaris in India, showcasing an array of flora and fauna.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan. Spanning 866 sq km, Sariska is set amidst the Aravalli Range. Known for its population of Bengal tigers, it offers a distinctive tiger safari experience in India, enriched by historical sites and diverse landscapes.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Hemis National Park, Ladakh. Covering an astounding 4,400 sq km, Hemis is the largest national park in India. Located in the Eastern Ladakh region, it presents an extraordinary tiger safari experience in India, enhanced by its high-altitude landscapes and unique species.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. Encompassing over 758 sq km, Pench is inspired by the famous novel “The Jungle Book.” Straddling two states, it offers an unforgettable tiger safari experience in India, marked by its teeming wildlife and scenic beauty.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka. Spanning 874 sq km, Bandipur is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Situated at the tri-junction of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, it offers thrilling tiger safaris in India with its rich biodiversity and captivating landscapes.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand. Covering 820 sq km, Rajaji is known for its enchanting beauty and diverse wildlife. Nestled at the foothills of the Shivalik Range, it offers a unique tiger safari experience in India, coupled with its rich cultural heritage.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. Encompassing over 758 sq km, Pench is inspired by the famous novel “The Jungle Book.” Straddling two states, it offers an unforgettable tiger safari experience in India, marked by its teeming wildlife and scenic beauty.

A Tiger Safari in India's Diverse Landscapes

Tiger Safaris in India

India, a treasure trove for wildlife enthusiasts, boasts the largest population of tigers in the world. Opting for a tiger safari in India not only raises your chances of spotting these remarkable creatures but also immerses you in the diverse experiences offered by the country’s unique ecosystems – from the dense forests of Madhya Pradesh to the mangroves of Sundarbans.

India’s commitment to tiger conservation is noteworthy, with various initiatives focusing on the protection and growth of the tiger population. Participating in a safari supports these conservation efforts.

Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, your safari is not just an amazing nature based adventure, but also an educational journey through the rich habitats that the tigers call home.

Discover the Majesty: Tiger Safaris in India

India, celebrated for its diversity and rich heritage, is also a wildlife haven. Amongst the myriad experiences it offers, embarking on a tiger safari to witness the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger is unparalleled. With over 50 Tiger Reserves and numerous National Parks, India provides a range of options for this thrilling adventure.

 

Rich Diversity in Tiger Reserves and National Parks

India boasts an array of destinations for tiger spotting, such as Ranthambore in Rajasthan, Bandhavgarh and Kanha in Madhya Pradesh, Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, and Sundarbans in West Bengal. Each destination offers its unique landscape, flora, and fauna.

 

Responsible Tiger Tourism and Conservation

India’s tiger tourism is intertwined with conservation efforts. The revenue generated often supports conservation projects and local communities. As travelers, respecting the natural habitat and following guidelines is vital to minimizing disturbance to wildlife.

 

Cultural and Sensory Enrichment

Tiger safaris in India also offer a sensory experience as you immerse yourself in the wilderness. Combining culture with wildlife is an added perk, as many reserves are situated near historical sites and cultural landmarks. For instance, a visit to Ranthambore can include the historic Ranthambore Fort, while Bandhavgarh offers ancient cave paintings and temples.

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Varied Types of Safaris

When it comes to safari options, there are three primary types available in India – Canter Safari, Shared Jeep Safari, and Private Jeep Safari.

Canter Safari

A Canter is an open-top vehicle that can accommodate around 16 to 20 people. It’s a good option for large groups or for those on a budget. However, Canters are generally not as maneuverable as jeeps, which might limit the areas you can explore.

Shared Jeep Safari

Shared Jeep Safaris are conducted in open-top jeeps that usually accommodate six people. It allows for a more intimate and immersive experience than a Canter. You’ll share the vehicle with other tourists, and have better opportunities to venture deeper into the park.

Private Jeep Safari

A Private Jeep Safari is the most flexible and personalized option. You’ll have the vehicle to yourself, which is ideal if you’re a photography enthusiast or prefer a more exclusive experience. It allows for tailored exploration, focusing on specific areas or animals.

The Tiger Safari Co. ONLY offers private jeep safaris with exclusive use of the vehicles for our guests. This ensures a bespoke experience catering to your preferences and interests.