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An Exciting Wildlife Trip to Assam & South India

By Indiawildlife

Our wildlife trip to Assam and South India was started with a cheerful note with my friends who came all the way from United States. It was our second visit to the country since after their first unforgettable and terrifying experience of Tiger Safari in India. We were very excited about this wildlife tour to India, everything was all set and we all were ready for another wildlife journey in India. This time our main agenda was not to spot tigers but to enjoy the rich biodiversity of Assam and South India. One-horned Rhinoceros, Leopard Bison, Wild Buffalo, Crocodile, Wild dog, Asian Elephants, and an exclusive bird species were enlisted in our checklist.

Tiger Safari India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary & Kaziranga National Park –


The comparatively lesser known destination for tiger species, Manas wildlife sanctuary is a home of a variety of bird species. It is a fact that this wildlife reserve does not attract the major attention of tourists which worked in our favor. The calmness and serenity of this place make us spot a variety of bird species and capture their wonderful photographs. The main highlight during our stay at Manas was a very special bird Sultan Tit and the Golden Langur Monkeys. Heading towards our next destination of Wildlife tours in India, Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites which made us sight One-horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephants and a variety of birds. In Kaziranga, we were so attached to this diversity that we stayed for 4 nights and undertook 6 jeep safaris in the western, central, and eastern zones of Kaziranga National Park.

Nagarhole & Bandipur National Park in Assam –


We have spent almost a week in Assam and then it was a time to fly to our next destination which was Bangalore where we were going to check in to the Nagarhole National Park. We had enjoyed 3 jeep safaris in Nagarhole National Park and 1 boat safari in River Kabini. While enjoying boat ride luckily we spot a sight of Smooth Coated Otters in the Kabini River. The river flows in between the park and makes a boundary between Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park which was our next attraction.

Wildlife Photography Tour

At Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park we spot 2 leopards, 2 tigers, elephant’s, crocodile, deers, a pack of 6 wild dogs, and exotic variety of birds. The wonderful leopard sightseeing at Nagarhole and mouse deer at Bandipur will remain a major highlight of this tour as it was the first time when I had ever spot a mouse deer.

Relish in the Nilgiri Mountains of Ooty –


We decided to take a rest to remove the fatigue caused due to the several jeep safaris and headed towards the Nilgiri mountains of Ooty. The queen of hill stations, Ooty is blessed with tea plantations in the southern region of the country. The best part of our trip Ooty is Nilgiri Toy Train which makes us sight the alluring views of the town.

Thettekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala & Kerala houseboats –


The entire day was wonderful in Ooty and after relaxing we made our next 3-day visit at Thettekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala which was an ideal destination for our Bird watching tour in India. Here we spot a variety of bird species including endemic species as well. We decided to conclude our tour with a wonderful day and night stay in Kerala houseboats.

Finally headed towards the Cochin where we enjoy the traditional Kathakali dance performance which was proved to be a cultural insight. We all were super happy with our overall experience in India which was full of the rich biodiversity of Assam and South India, their cultures and natural beauty.

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