Why India?

From the steaming jungles of the south to the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas; the majestic forts & palaces of Rajasthan to the tea plantations of Munnar & Darjeeling; India really is a land of contrasts.
It is a place you can visit time & time again and there will always be more to see.

And we haven’t even started to talk about the wildlife yet.
India boasts a higher diversity of wildlife than almost any other part of the world; 10% of the World’s wildlife species are found in India.
There are more than 40 tiger reserves and over 35 national parks; India has 15 species of wild cat and 1250 species of bird.

Over 870 endemic species

15 species of wild cat

1250 bird species

50% of World's bear species

Why Us?

Faced with so much choice, deciding what to include in your Indian adventure can be a daunting task. Let us take the hassle out of your planning.

We’re a small company delivering a professional service that is both friendly and personal. We don’t measure our client numbers in thousands, we pride ourselves on knowing them all by name.
Between us we have more than 50 years of experience designing and operating tours and 40 years of photographing wildlife.
We want your Indian experience to be amazing, so before we make any recommendations we listen to what you want. Only then will we start making suggestions about where to visit and where to stay. 

Every itinerary is a complete customised package that takes care of our traveller’s needs, from arrival to departure.

Recent Posts
Dhole & pup

Manas NP, Assam. Tough but rewarding.

Amazingly, the weather held for the whole day and our afternoon drive also enjoyed decent weather. The sky was blue and the air was wonderfully clear.
I would have loved to go back and sit near the Broadbill nests but I did not have the only vote and my travelling companions wanted to get out of the jungle onto the plains where they could see some of the larger mammals.

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rhinos in Kaziranga

Kaziranga NP, Assam’s One-horned Rhino sanctuary

Kaziranga is a lovely park to visit with plenty of water bodies and lots of open plains making it easy to see the wildlife.
In fact, I saw more mammals on my first drive in Kaziranga than I’d seen in a week at Tadoba, and a large percentage of them were One-horned Rhinos. The park has almost 2,700 rhinos, almost twice as many rhinos as Swamp Deer (1,800) Elephants were plentiful too, as were the Water Buffalo.

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Assam, India’s tea country

With tea estates on both sides of the road it was immediately clear that we were in tea country.
For our stay we had chosen a property surrounded by tea plantations called Banyan Grove. In fact Banyan Grove was formerly the residence of the Deputy Plantation Manager for the Gatoonga Tea Estate.
Banyan Grove is one of a small collection of properties owned/operated by Heritage Northeast ( https://www.heritagetourismindia.com/ ). It is a wonderful old building surrounded by lawns, although the original Banyan tree that gave it its name has long since died.

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Walking around Kolkata; Mallick Ghat and Kumortuli

I’m not a big fan of cities, but as almost every visit to India requires spending at least 1 night in the city where the international flight arrives. Usually time in cities is kept to an absolute minimum and we head straight out in search of wildlife but, as this was my first visit to Kolkata, I thought it might be fun to stay a couple of days and have a look around.

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Choosing the right lenses for your safari. Updated

Probably one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “What lenses should I take on safari?”
This question is not limited to first timers either; because the equipment you need to take depends very much on where you are going and what the conditions will be like. Photographing rhinos on the plains of Kaziranga NP requires a different approach to photographing sloth bears in the forest at dusk, and photographing birds is very different to photographing elephants.
So how do you make the right selection?

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