Wildlife photography holiday in India

“A tailor made ten day holiday in India combining photography with some of the world’s most fantastic wildlife”


Delhi | Kanha National Park | 11 game drives | Expert wildlife photography guide

Description of Wildlife photography holiday in India

A ten day wildlife photography where you will travel around Kanha National Park, in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, home to about a hundred of India’s tigers, as well as leopard, sambhar, chital, monkeys and the rare swamp deer. This itinerary includes eleven game drives in Kanha with an expert naturalist guide to accompany you, and one who has experience of leading internationally renowned wildlife photographers through these unique habitats. Habitats that range from large swathes of native sal tree forests, to open grasslands or bamboo bush. Making this the most perfect terrain for wildlife photography holidays with plenty of chances for magnificent sightings.

A large part of Kanha National Park has also been designated as Kanha Tiger Reserve, following pioneering conservation work known as Project Tiger in 1974. You will be staying in a luxury eco lodge, with all meals, game drives, park fees, guide fees and naturalist fees included.

Note: An extension to Agra is available to see Taj Mahal or Keoladeo National Park for some great Birding.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June
Holiday type

Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

This trip aims to help and support a more responsible and sustainable approach to wildlife tourism in Central India by catering to small groups of not more than 10-12 people, thus leaving behind the least impact on a particular destination. Our connection with the central Indian National parks & jungles date backs to 1932 when one of our family members Late Lakhpat Rai was the first chief conservator of Forest of Central India during British rule. The trained naturalists who will accompany you for game drives are from the local community who have developed the skills of communicating with clients over the years with our regular in house training.

Recently we installed the first ground water recharge unit in one of the lodges in Kanha which we will use. A part of the income (£5 per person) generated from this tour goes straight to the local tribal village school in Kanha. We will be visiting one such school during your trip.

The lodge in Kanha: The lodge you will stay in was constructed using locally available material and each cottage was built in the local style without chemical paints. They use waste wood boilers for heating and try to minimise electricity use by using energy saving lamps and solar, hurricane and earthen lamps in the night. In addition the lodge use recycled stationary, harvests rain water, uses soak pits to collect water and reuses waste water in the garden. All cleaning is done manually (no machines), organic waste is composted, food is cooked on LPG stoves and they do not allow music or televisions to keep noise pollution to a minimum.

The lodge is dedicated to the local upliftment of the area. They were the first in the history of Kanha National Park to train the locals in catering, house keeping, steward ship, guiding etc., all of whom had very basic schooling if any at all. The staff is trained at the parent hotel in Jabalpur, and the majority (all drivers) come from the local community. They have financed one vehicle for a member of our staff who is from the community and use this for game drives. In addition, they do not have washing machines so they can provide work for the local community and have taught the local people cane weaving and pottery, the results of which are all used in the lodge. Raw materials are purchased locally where possible.

The Impacts of this Trip

We use all local staff through out this tour so the total benefit goes to local community everywhere.


6 Reviews of Wildlife photography holiday in India

3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was meeting a tiger Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2018 by

The most memorable was seeing my first tiger in the wild. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2017 by

Seeing a wild tiger within 30 meters of our safari jeep was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2017 by

The trip as a whole was fantastic (9 days), but seeing a wild Tiger for the first time was something else. It was quite an emotional experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2015 by

What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Actually seeing a tiger Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2014 by

Everything went smoothly and was very well organized...never to be forgotten experience...You won't regret it! Read full review

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