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India – Ultimate Big Cats of India Photo Tour I 2024

Price: Price on Request

Fully Booked 

8 March 2024 – 19 March 2024

This great nation boasts staggering geographical diversity ranging from deserts and forests to tropical, palm-lined shores and snow-capped peaks. Bewilderingly beautiful, India’s overflow of colour and variety of wildlife, people and topography are truly diverse, and it is this juxtaposition of widely varied themes that makes India so compelling. It’s a country that is as unique as the stripes on a tiger!

India is most famous for its rich wildlife and exotic cultural attractions and we have cherry picked some of the best for our Big Cats of India Photo Tour.

Why this Photo Tour is for You

Destination Allure

Our photo tour takes you to 2 iconic areas in India's famed Rajasthan; Jawai Bandh and Ranthambore National Park to photograph the India's big cats; Leopard and Bengal Tiger.

Month of Travel

Our tiger photo safari takes place at the beginning of spring when hot temperatures begin to set in. Although winter would have passed, no spring rain means foliage has not yet had time to sprout, leaving no ample shade or thick brush. Animals are more likely than not to stay near to water sources to stay cool, including Tigers!

Subjects of Interest

At Jawai, we will train our cameras on the vibrant Rabari herdsmen who have shared this land with wildlife for centuries & endorse the organic and continuing link between local culture and wildlife, along with the resident Leopard. At Ranthambore, the “Lord of the Jungle”, the Bengal Tiger, is our main photographic target as well as the variety of wildlife, including the Sloth Bear, resplendent Indian Peafowl, various antelope and if you're lucky, the elusive Leopard.

Small Group Departures

Limited to 4 individuals, this Big Cats of India photography tour can be completely tailored to your interests on a daily basis. Explore the magnificence of India in an intimate & personalised tour!

Guided experience

Local knowledge of the region and its wildlife is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of your ORYX Photo Tour Leader, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination.


Marius Coetzee

11 Days
4 Guests + 1 ORYX Leader
  • Destination
  • Departure
    New Dehli
  • price
    Price on Request
  • Single Supplement
    Price on Request
  • Photographic Highlights
    Leopard, Rabari Herdsmen, Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Indian Peafowl, and more
  • Guide

Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi

Today is set aside as an arrival day in bustling New Delhi for ORYX’s Ultimate Big Cats of India photo tour.

Day 2: Transfer to New Delhi Airport, fly to Udaipur,drive to Jawai

This morning we will depart Delhi very early and fly to Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur, we will road transfer to Jawai. Our India photo tour commences in the afternoon with a game drive accompanied by your tracker–guide in a customized 4x4.

Days 3 & 4: Sujan Jawai

At the heart of an untrammeled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is SUJÁN’s JAWAI. The vibrant Rabari herdsmen who have shared this land with wildlife for centuries endorse the organic and continuing link between local culture and wildlife. This is a relationship that SUJÁN is deeply committed to nurturing in the face of rapid change, as a means of fulfilling our commitment to conservation, to cultures and wildlife.

Day 5: AM game drive, road transfer Udaipur, afternoon flight to New Delhi

This morning we will enjoy the picturesque sights of Jawai one last time before we road transfer back to Udaipur. Here we will board a flight back to New Delhi and stay for the night.

Day 6: Fly New Delhi to Jaipur, road transfer to Ranthambore National Park, PM game drive

This morning after breakfast we will fly to Jaipur and road transfer to Ranthambore and to our hotel at Sher Bagh for lunch. At a time to be confirmed, we will make our way into the park for our first photographic excursion on our tiger photography section of our India tour.

Days 7 to 10: Ranthambore National Park

We will use an open-top jeep to explore the park for Tigers, enjoying the area’s prolific wildlife as we go. The rangers will be on the lookout for tell-tale signs such as pugmarks or scat in the road, and will be ever alert for the alarm calls of Sambar, Spotted Deer andHanuman Langur. With luck, these will lead us to a Tiger padding along a dusty track or sprawled out in the dappled sunlight. In addition to Tigers and their favourite prey species, Indian Gazelle, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena and if we are extremely fortunate, Leopard and Sloth Bear.

Day 11: AM game drive, road transfer to Jaipur and depart

After game drive and a short breakfast this morning we will depart Ranthambore, and road transfer back to Jaipur. Upon arriving in Jaipur, this ORYX tour sadly comes to an end as we bid you farewell.
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