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Get Wild on a Trip to India

Visit one of the seven mega-biodiverse countries in the world.

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Welcome to the Shangri-La of wildlife! Did you know that India has over 100 national parks, over 500 wildlife sanctuaries, and is home to 96,000 species of animals? Home to tigers, lions, elephants, rhinos, reptiles and birds, India's varied landscape makes the country an ideal destination for those thrill-seeking, bug-animal-spotting adventure lovers.

GeTS Holidays is a pioneer in India tourism. Founder and CEO Samir Kalia has more than three decades of travel experience. Under his direction, the company has received the National Tourism Award from the Government of India twice. GeTS Holidays has been providing exclusive customized tours since 1987 to some of the most stunning destinations across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Here are a few trips with GeTS Holidays that we have our eyes on.

Close Encounters with the Tigers of Ranthambore National Park

A haven to the majestic Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat, Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tiger population. Currently home to over 70 tigers, this reserve gives you an opportunity to see the wild tigers up close via jungle safaris. Ranthambore National Park, about 3.5 hours outside of Jaipur, is described as 'tiger-friendly land' that proudly preserves the Bengal Tiger. This 7-night, 8-day itinerary through North India travels through the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) to experience the famous forts, palaces, and local markets of Rajasthan, including a visit to the Taj Mahal and the brightly-colored local bazaars of Jaipur. 

Spend time with the World's Largest Land Animal Elephants

Reconnect with nature and see one of the largest land animals in the world on this 12-night, 13-day tour that will whisk you away into a dream adventure. Periyar is home to both tigers and a significant elephant population. You’ll witness these enchanting elephants slowly wandering amid the meadows and forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala via a jeep safari. Periyar is also an idyllic destination to explore the sanctuary via boat on the Periyar Lake. You'll experience the natural beauty of South India’s famous backwaters, explore the local village life, and be swept up with the refreshing aroma of tea and spice plantations. This tour also covers the three major cities of India: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You'll learn about the history of Delhi and its monuments, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, and then explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Jaipur, famous for its Rajput architecture. 

Listen to the Roar and Follow the Footprints of the Royal Bengal Tigers

If you're all about the wildlife, then the Wildlife Tour of Madhya Pradesh is for you. This 11-night, 12-day tour travels to some of India's most famous wildlife destinations. Look for Bengal Tigers, wild boar, deer, and more on this big-animal centric adventure. Step back in time at Kanha National Park and Pench National Park, two locations that helped to inspire Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." This tour includes visiting historical sites, too, including the Taj Mahal.

The Last Refuge of the One-Horned Rhino - UNESCO Site of Kaziranga National Park

Seek out the unexplored gems of Northeast India on the 17-night, 18-day tour of India's North-East. Big animal lovers will want to keep an extra keen eye out at Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO-listed site that is home to the one-horned rhinos. Kaziranga is a subtropical grassland and is one of the best places to see this species roaming peacefully. Other excursions include visiting a tea garden in Jorhat, the home of Assam tea; walking over traditional living-root bridges near Cherrapunjee; and a cruise on the River Brahmaputra, which is one of the world's largest rivers and whose headwaters is in the Himalayas.

Home to the Asiatic Lions and the Largest Salt Desert in the World

Travel to the famous Gir National Park — known to be the only place in the subcontinent where you can see Asiatic lions — on a 10-night, 11-day trip. Gir is also home to leopards, antelopes, vultures, and pythons. This tour explores the beauty of the Rann of Kutch which is a salt marsh in the expansive Thar Desert, and the Rann is even considered to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world. While exploring the Gujarat state, you'll also visit some famous UNESCO sites of the area, including historic stepwells and temples. Check out traditional villages on the Indo-Pak border, see a sound and light show at the Somnath Temple, and spend some time relaxing on the beach in Diu.

Explore all of GeTS Holidays' tours.

All photos courtesy of GeTS Holidays

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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