On this planet, if any region exists
in terms of unmatched variety of Flora and Fauna- It is India'.
No region can compete with India in terms of its culture,
climate, vegetation and wildlife. With a civilization more
than 5,000 years old, with every ethnic group known to mankind,
with five seasons every year, with a festival every day, with
incredible variety of terrain including beaches on its 7516.5
km coastline, with its 89 National Parks and 489 Wildlife
Sanctuaries, 19 Ramsar Sites and 13 Biosphere Reserves, India
is indeed a wonderland.
Few know about its diversity of its habitat and its wildlife
as we do at Indian Nature Tours. The Lions, the tigers, three
types of Leopards along with nine other species of cats make
India a Tiger Country.
It also has the largest dear population (species) in the world
and unlike Africa, India also has antelopes.
Some of the species found in India are "Indigenous and
are found nowhere in the world" i.e. Sloth Bear, Blackbuck
(Indian Antelope), Chausingha (Four horned antelope), and
Nilgai (Blue Bull).
With over 1250 species of birds, India is also a paradise
for bird lovers.
In addition to its birds & animals, India also boasts
of over 20,000 species of insects, 2,000 species of butterfly,
142 species of frogs and over 700 species of fish.
SAFARI WITH DENNIS JONES
WILDLIFE & CULTURE FILMING TRIPS
TOUR OF INDIAN WILDLIFE
find enclosed a DVD with the best of my photos from my tour earlier
this year. I hope you find them interesting and perhaps even useful
for your business. I finally managed to get them processed and saved
to disc and apologize for the time this has taken. You have my permission
to use any of these photos in your publicity material or website but
I am sure you will have many that are even better.
Alison and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank
you again for our fantastic and truly unforgettable honeymoon. Everything
was impeccable organized and the whole trip was perfect. Out of
many hours of traveling and many different modes of transport used,
only one thing went wrong. Of course, this was also the part of
the trip you didn't arrange.
Everything that you recommended and organized went without incident.
The hotels were all very good and the level of service provided
by the staff in each hotel was exceptional. The drivers that you
provided us with were also excellent. They spent many hours behind
the wheel, in driving conditions that are without doubt very demanding.
Your drivers never gave us any cause of concern, even if some other
road users did! The laws of the road are very different to the UK,
but all part of the traveling experience and even our longer journeys
felt like they only lasted half the time, as we were always able
to look with interest at new sights out of the window.
Our National Park experience are worthy of far mare than what I
can describe in words but to say that they were beyond our expectations
is a huge understatement. We were stunned by the density of the
wildlife in each park and the photo opportunities were tremendous.
As you know, we started with two leopard and three tiger sightings
in Pench and never looked back. We were very fortunate with our
sightings in all parks and at the end of our tour we had seen a
minimum of 17 different tigers with around 35 separate viewings.
i.e. sometimes we saw the same tiger at a different time and /or
location. We also saw three leopards, spotted deer, sambar deer,
hog deer, barking deer, barasingha, wild boar, jungle cat, Nilgai,
gaur, langur monkeys, jackal, rhesus macaques, mugger crocodile,
gharial and many different species of birds. Each park offered a
different experience and we are glad that we made the effort to
travel to each one. We were continually amazed by the different
species, landscapes and climate in each park and we really can't
pick a favorite.
We do hope to return to your beautiful country again and when we
do, we will definitely use your services. I have recommended you
to all my family, friends and work colleagues and I have also posted
your details on a photography website. You may remember that you
put me in touch with one of your previous clients before we confirmed
our booking and I would like to return the favour if anyone is interested
in hearing more details about our trip or to put their mind at ease
regarding the payment of deposit etc. Please do not hesitate to
contact me should this need arise.
We would also like to extend an invitation to you and your family
to get in touch if you are ever across in the UK. Since my return,
I have spent a great deal of time on wildlife photography and would
be glad to show you some excellent local sites. Unfortunately, I
can't promise any tigers but there are river otters, red squirrels
and ospreys all within ten minute drive from our house.
Stuart and Alison
Council of Tourism Partners