Wildlife in India is highly underrated. Let’s talk about the Western Ghats. According to UNESCO the Western Ghats are one of 8 hottest biodiversity hot spots in the world, on par with the African Savannah or the Amazonian Rainforests. And yet, very few have even heard of the Western Ghats. This region of India receives some of the highest rainfall on the planet and is teeming with a variety of flora and fauna. As you ride along the Deccan Plateau up to the Western Ghats, you will be mesmerized by the transitioning landscapes – from grasslands to shrub forests to deciduous forests to semi evergreen forests to evergreen forests and finally the stunning Shola grasslands. Apart from tigers and elephants, the Western Ghats are also home to the largest bison in the world, the largest deer in the world and the largest poisonous snake in the world. If this does not whet your appetite, there are leopards, wild dogs, hyenas and sloth bears. Imagine being on a wild life safari in the middle of a tropical forest looking for these animals, with a background cacophony created by a huge array of colourful, fruit eating birds. Epic journey we believe.
The Kingfisher is just one of the many colourful tropical birds you will find in India
We at goMowgli take our wildlife very seriously and try to include it wherever we can. Our current experiences in South India include visits to the Periyar National Park in Kerala and Nagarhole & Bhadra National Parks in Karnataka. We also visit a few elephant camps, run by the Forest Department of the State. And if you choose to do a Bespoke Tour with us, we would be more than glad to include a few more national parks for you. If you are looking for wildlife tours in India, we promise a wildlife experience like no other. After all, our name is inspired by Mowgli and his motley lot from The Jungle Book.