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Tigers of India Photo Workshop

Tiger in India
14 Days
From $9,995
Interests
Wildlife
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 8

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Majestic tigers in India’s three best tiger reserves

Perhaps the most magnificent of all the big cats, tigers have been a symbol of strength and ferocity for centuries. Join us for this tiger safari in India to photograph the regal big cat in its natural habitat. You’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and naturalists to help you find the elusive big cats in India’s three best national parks, Corbett, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh.

An Indian tiger safari isn’t like an African safari. We may not spot tigers on every game drive, but when we do, it is magical. You may also encounter various Indian wildlife like sloth bears, gaur, jackals, honey badgers, barasingha, leopards, and more.

Highlights

  • Tiger safaris in India’s three best parks for tiger photography.
  • We’ve hired additional vehicles to give you more room to see out of both sides of the vehicle.
  • Stay at the highest-rated lodges at each park.
  • Experienced local guides and photography instructors will maximize your chances for excellent tiger photos.

Your Guides

Activity Level

You must be able to walk unassisted for at least one mile over uneven terrain and tolerate daily excursions in extremely hot conditions. Activities may include a city walking tour for as long as three miles. Wildlife drives in the park occur on rough, bumpy dirt roads with many ruts and potholes in highly dusty conditions.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive In Delhi

    Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) before 2:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities. Airport transfer is included on arrival.

    You will be received at the New Delhi airport, transferred to the hotel, and assisted with your check-in. You will also be briefed about travel-related documents. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2: New Delhi–Corbett

    After early breakfast, drive to Corbett National Park, a 275 km, 5-6-hour drive. Arrive at the park gate and change into the safari vehicle with your baggage. The following 32 km is a drive through the Corbett National Park to the Forest Rest House, which takes approximately 2 hours. Be ready with your camera equipment, as wildlife and birds can be seen on this trail.

    On arrival, check into the Forest Rest House. These rest houses are unique to Corbett National Park, allowing you to stay inside the national park. The complex is located on the banks of the Ramganga River and overlooks the pristine foothills of the Himalayas. After lunch, proceed for an afternoon safari in India’s most scenic national park.
    Only vegetarian food is served here. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted within the national park. Return from the safari at sunset. Dinner and overnight at the Forest Rest House.

  • Day 3: Corbett National Park

    Morning and afternoon safari in the park. Corbett is known as the land of the Roar, Trumpet, and Song and presents a scene of remarkable beauty.

    Corbett had the proud distinction of being the chosen venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The reserve’s rich biodiversity is partly attributed to the variety of habitats found here. Due to the reserve’s location in the foothills of the central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna are located in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Forest Rest House.

  • Day 4: Corbett National Park

    Morning and afternoon safaris in the Dhikala zone of Corbett. Tigers of Corbett have dark orange coats that make them very attractive. Male tigers in Corbett are rarely seen and occasionally snarl when seeing a tourist vehicle. Tigresses of Corbett are the prettiest in the entire country. Some have become bold and do not hesitate to come out with their young cubs.

    The terrain of Corbett is a mix of dense woodlands, open grasslands, and river beds. Seeing tigers in these different backdrops in one jungle is unique. Corbett is also a great place to photograph birds. Raptor sightings are frequent on the trees next to the Ramganga River. Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Lesser Fishing Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, and Crested Kingfishers are commonly seen in the trees beside the riverbed.

  • Day 5: Corbett to New Delhi

    Morning safari, breakfast, and checkout from the Forest Rest House. Do not pack your camera equipment; you will likely encounter some wildlife before exiting the park. Transfer to New Delhi, a 275 km, 5-6-hour drive. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

  • Day 6: New Delhi–Raipur–Kanha

    Have an early breakfast and checkout, then transfer to a domestic flight to Raipur. After arrival in Raipur, depart for Kanha National Park, a 220 km, 4-hour drive. On arrival, check into the resort, eat a quick lunch, and head out for an afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kanha.

  • Day 7: Kanha National Park

    In Kanha, we wake up early, have tea and coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning safari. Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands, and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor, forming the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hard ground barasingha.

    Enjoy your breakfast in the Kanha wilderness, then continue your search for the elusive tiger. Return to the lodge for lunch and a rest before departing for your afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • Day 8: Kanha National Park

    Morning and afternoon safari in the national park. Tigers in Kanha are known to walk along vehicle tracks and can be quite bold and undeterred by tourists. This is also a chance to see hard ground barasingha and the Indian gaur.

  • Day 9: Kanha – Bandhavgarh

    Morning safari in the park, followed by lunch at the resort. After lunch, depart for Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival, check in and enjoy a leisurely evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • Day 10: Bandhavgarh National Park

    In Bandhavgarh, meals are served at the resort, with morning and afternoon safaris in the national park. Bandhavgarh is known for the density of its tiger population and is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. Other wildlife we may encounter include leopards, blue bulls, Indian gaur (bison), chausingha (four-horned antelopes), spotted deer, sambar deer, wild boar, sloth bears, fox, jackals, and wild dogs.

    At least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species are in the park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are the honey badger (ratel), porcupine, small Indian civet, palm squirrel, lesser bandicoot rat, jungle cat, and the shy hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes, pythons, monitor lizards, and turtles. Two primate species, the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur, inhabit Bandhavgarh. Overnight at the resort.

  • Day 11–12: Bandhavgarh National Park

    Morning and afternoon safaris in Bandhavgarh, with meals served at the resort. Overnight at the resort.

  • Day 13: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi

    Morning safari in the park and lunch at the resort. After lunch, drive to Jabalpur airport, a 200 km, 4-hour drive, and board a flight to New Delhi. Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to our hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 14: Departure

    Breakfast and check out. Drive to the New Delhi airport to board your flight home.

    Book your departing flight no earlier than 2:00 PM on this day. Airport transfer is included on departure.

Accommodations

We are staying at the highest-rated lodges at each park. You can expect luxurious rooms and fine food. These areas have few airports, so we will have several long drives. During these drives, we will be comfortable with our chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • May 6–19, 2025
    $9,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $1,500 USD
    Single Supplement
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Jan 6, 2025

Terms & Conditions

India visa fee is required for all visitors before boarding a flight, except nationals of 11 countries who qualify for a visa on arrival. For more details, visit: indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.

All of our Terms & Conditions also apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour, including internal flights.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure and during the tour.
  • All meals, soft drinks, water, and snacks during the tour.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • Pre-workshop briefing via personal phone call
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (required).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Gratuities for local guides & crew.
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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