Plunge into multi-dimensional India, a world of sweet spices, temples & tigers with this exotic special.
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Lurking silently in the jungles of India, the powerful tiger creeps deftly through the leaves in search of game animals and jungle creatures to hunt. Wild tigers are a legendary sight in India due to their rarity, size and majestic behavior. This enormous beast, with its massive teeth, swift movement and beautiful coat, is a thrilling sight for tourists, and nothing beats seeing the creature saunter through its native territory in India.
The largest member of the cat family
Larger than the huge lions of sub-Saharan Africa and over twice as heavy as the jaguars of the Amazon, the tiger is a massive cat. Weighing up to 500 pounds and growing up to six feet long, this great predator is capable of taking down game animals twice its size. Even the roar of the tiger is tremendous. On quiet nights, the rattling tiger's roar can be heard from roughly two miles away.
Stealthy expert hunters
A masterful hunter, the tiger's roar means trouble for many creatures that travel the forest. Wild pigs, deer, buffalo, monkeys and other large mammals are the main prey of the tiger. At times, this big cat can eat up to 60 pounds in one sitting. That intense diet means the tiger is constantly on the prowl for its next meal.
Although tigers are impressively quick and agile, they lack the speed to chase down deer and other creatures. Instead, tigers rely on their cunning and stealth to sneak up on unsuspecting prey. Their distinctive coats are used as camouflage as they flank their victims from the side or rear, and attack other jungle creatures with a powerful pounce.
An endangered animal
Despite their great size and stealthy prowess, the tiger species has been hunted to the brink of extinction by poachers. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, fewer than 3,200 tigers exist in the world today. Roughly 1,000 females of that population can reproduce, marking a dim future for this majestic cat. Human conflict and deforestation may cause tigers to go extinct at some point in the near future.
The tiger isn't the only big cat facing near extinction because of poachers and humans destroying their habitat. The big cats of Africa are struggling to survive in modern times, and seeing prowling West African lions or graceful leopards is becoming hard for wildlife lovers. Fortunately, it's still possible to see these creatures on the plains in a safari tour, but coming across them is an infrequent treat.
(Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra)
An entrancing mix of temples, tigers, and the Taj Mahal! Shop your way through busy markets, indulge in exotic curries, and tour some of India's most important sites with your expert private guide.
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(Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra)
Venture deep into the jungles of Ranthambore where tigers roam among 13th-century temple ruins. You'll also cruise the holy Ganges, visit the birthplace of Buddhism, shop in colourful bazars & marvel at the Taj Mahal on this tour of Delhi, Varanasi, Ranthambore & Agra.
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