Historic India tours are exciting only for the fact that India is one of the oldest hubs of civilization, preserving culture and traditions throughout thousands of years. Culinary tours provide amazing opportunities to taste and learn one of the oldest and sophisticated cuisines in the world.
However, the subject of this article will be wildlife and nature India tours as to highlight marvelous nobility and an exotic character of the country's nature. India is the seventh-largest country in the world and its vast land is characterized by an enormous diversity of landscapes. It has towering mountains of the Himalayas in the north, a huge desert of Thar in the Rajasthan state, extensive plain valleys in the south, unique marshlands, majestic forests and a great river of Ganges, which creates the world's largest delta.
With a diversity of natural landscapes, India offers a wide array of challenging and adventurous activities. Let us name only one - riding on the back of a camel through the desert of Rajasthan, exploring fantastic palaces and majestic fortresses along the way.
In addition, the abundance of forests and rich flora and fauna makes India a heaven for nature lovers. The immense treasure of wildlife is preserved in seventy five national parks and four hundred and twenty five wildlife sanctuaries scattering across the country.
Bandhavgarh, a small national park located in Madhya Pradesh, boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in India. The terrain of the park is formed of forests, grazing areas and rocky hills, on the highest of which stands the Bandhavgarh Fort, constructed about 2000 years ago.
Thekkady, located between Trivandrum and Munnar, is one of India's oldest and best-known wildlife sanctuaries. The wildlife population includes wild elephants, bears, sambars, bisons and spotted deer. With a vast lake in the center with remains of trees, peeping out of the water, the park has a very primeval look.
The Kanha National Park is a superstar of the Indian national parks and one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia. The huge area of over ninehundred and forty square kilometers is covered with sal and bamboo forests, grasslands and streams. The park preserves twenty two species of mammals, including the gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world, and the sambar, the largest Indian deer. It is also home to some two hundred species of birds, comprising black ibis, hawk eagle and the red-wattled lapwing.
The Gir National Park is home to about three hundred Asiatic lions and the only place in the world, except Africa, where lions can be seen in its natural habitat. The Corbett National Park contains over fifty mammals, five hundred and eighty birds and twenty five reptile species. Sunderbans listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is home to the largest number of wild tigers in the world. The other parks and wildlife sanctuaries are no less unique and remarkable.
Most of the wildlife sanctuaries in India offer jeeps, special buses, elephants, cycles and other vehicles for wildlife and bird watching.