For those looking for a wildlife safari, October could be your month! The tiger parks and reserves are now open to tourism and alive with animals. Tigers can be seen at this time, however spotting them can be challenging in the tall grasses, and you can also see animals such as deer, and a plethora of birds. For Bengal tigers, head the Kanha Tiger Reserve, Panna, Pench National Park, Ranthambore National Park, or even Corbett National Park. In some of these, for example Pench, it may also be possible to see Asiatic leopards. Although if that is one of your prime species to see, then combine your India safari with Sri Lanka, where you’ll find the highest density of leopards in the world.
The cultural aspects of India can be more bearable to travel at this time, with slightly lower temperatures and less humidity. Be aware though that as this is the start of the peak season, places such as the Taj Mahal Old Delhi and New Delhi can be busier, appearing crowded. However India is a busy country, and it is hard to avoid crowds whilst getting wildlife, culture and ideal weather.
The festival of lights, Diwali, is celebrated in October or November, so speak to us if you want to experience some of this on your safari. Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday is celebrated on October 2 too.