Endangered species day marked on the 18th May in the USA focused international attention on the dwindling numbers of many animals whose habitat is becoming increasingly threatened and in India, of particular concern, is the fate of the Indian Tiger. PlanetWildlife.com is currently promoting three exceptional itineraries which allow visitors to observe these magnificent creatures in proximity. It is not well known that each tiger has its own distinct pattern, travels alone, is a great swimmer, can leap up to 33 feet, is exceedingly territorial, and had been thriving on earth for more than two million years…..today there are approximately 3,000 left in the wild.
The best time to travel to India on a photo tiger safari is between October to April when the weather is most clement (averaging 28 degrees during the day) and the national parks are open to the public. For enthusiasts short on time, an ideal itinerary is the five-day single destination Classic Explorer: Rajasthan – http://www.planetwildlife.com/uk/travel/itineraries/classic-explorer-rajasthan . Priced at just £434/US$673 per person, it has been created for safari fans wanting a compact yet action packed itinerary in mid-range accommodation and incorporating the sights of Jaipur as well as the wilderness of Ranthambore, home to numerous tigers.