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Wild India with the Brahmaputra River

Wild India with the Brahmaputra River

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diverse wildlife habitats that can equal those of Africa for drama and for profuse concentrations of animals. Our India wildlife safari is led by expert naturalists who reveal thousands of birds, herds of grazing deer, bison, and elephants and, we hope, the elusive tiger. We invite you to join us on an adventure that will unveil an India unseen by most including a private Brahmaputra River cruise.
diverse wildlife habitats that can equal those of Africa for drama and for profuse concentrations of animals. Our India wildlife safari is led by expert naturalists who reveal thousands of birds, herds of grazing deer, bison, and elephants and, we hope, the elusive tiger. We invite you to join us on an adventure that will unveil an India unseen by most including a private Brahmaputra River cruise.

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08/08/2013

 
WILD INDIA 
WITH THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER
®
 
DEAR ADVENTURER
 We’re pleased to present Wild India, an adventure in search o wildlie that exploresthe heartland o this incredibly dynamic subcontinent. From bustling cities and remotevillages to exquisite World Heritage Site temples and tombs…rom epic mountain rangesand mighty rivers to dense jungle habitats…our 19-day expedition, overland and by boatalong the Brahmaputra River, reveals the dramatic diversity o India’s landscapes and wildlie and showcases more than 5,000 years o human history. We begin with a detailed look at the splendid sights o Old and New Delhi, and a visitto Khajuraho’s exquisite 1,000-year-old Hindu temples. Our oray into the wild heart o India—the centerpiece o our adventure—includes prolonged stays in three magnicentnational parks where we seek out the very best o India’s wildlie experiences, and a remark-able three-day cruise along the remote Brahmaputra River.In Bandhavgarh National Park, by 4 x 4 vehicle and occasionally elephant-back, we traversea wildlie-rich habitat o grasslands and orests watching hundreds o birds, with outstandingphotographic opportunities, as we look or langurs, macaques, spotted and sambar deer, allthe while searching or the elusive and increasingly rare tiger. Te lush wilderness o KanhaNational Park, inspiration or Kipling’s
Te Jungle Book 
, presents urther photographic pos-sibilities as we view herds o chital deer; seek out the scarce, local swamp deer; the massiveIndian bison or gaur; and tigers are always a possibility. More than 300 bird species maketheir home here, including a colorul array o barbets, ducks, orioles, rollers, and Indianred jungle owl. We spend two ull days in hauntingly beautiul Kaziranga National Park,a World Heritage Site, where herds o wild water bufaloes are oten seen in the dawn mist,and where we have excellent opportunities to photograph the Asian one-horned rhino. While scanning pools to watch an array o egrets, storks, and waterowl we keep a watchuleye or the herds o Asian elephants that sometimes come down to bathe and drink.Te journey along the Brahmaputra River aboard our exclusively chartered riverboat, theRV 
Charaidew 
, highlights riverine habitats and terrains that range rom jungle-clad slopesto a lunar landscape o sandbars and islands, and we make daily landings or both naturaland cultural encounters. Wildlie is the vibrant ocus o our explorations in Madhya Pradesh and Assam, but noday goes by without the sensory cornucopia that is the culture o India. Daily doses o ‘incidental’ culture serve to extend our wildlie experience to an in-depth awareness o ancient and modern India. I hope you will join me on this multi-aceted expedition to wonderul wild India—a world o beguiling surprises, that challenge the imagination.Kind regards,Mark BrazilExpedition Leader
 
DAY 1
 
USA / DELHI, INDIA
 Depart the USA on your international ightto Delhi, India.
DAY 2
 
DELHI
  Arrive in Delhi late this evening and transerto our hotel.
DAY 3
 
DELHI
 Our ull day exploration o both Old andNew Delhi allows us to take in the elegantPresident’s House and India Gate in New Delhi beore we enjoy a rickshaw ride romthe imposing Jama Majzid to Old Delhi.Here, in a multitude o brightly bedeckedstalls, Indians shop or everything rom wedding jewels to spices, and silk brocadesto sweets. Tis is a true insider’s look at thereal India. We lunch at one o Delhi’s nerestaurants, then later explore several o thecity’s other major highlights: the Red Fort,Qutab Minor, and the tomb o MughalEmperor Humayan, as time permits. Dinnerand overnight at our hotel in Delhi.
DAY 4
 
DELHI / KHAJURAHO
  Ater breakast we take a morning ightto Khajuraho, the once opulent capital o Chandela. Tis aternoon we visit the WorldHeritage Site complex o 1,000-year-oldHindu temples—only 20 o the original 80remain—amous or their abulously detailedscenes o daily lie including erotic carvings.Te sculpted exterior o the emple o Kandariya is considered one o India’s greatartistic masterpieces. Dinner and overnightat our hotel in Khajuraho.
DAYS 5 – 7
 
KHAJURAHO /BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
 Tis morning we journey overland throughscenic landscapes o orest, hills, andpicturesque villages where women conducttheir daily business clad in brightly coloredsaris. We arrive this aternoon at remoteBandhavgarh National Park. Formerly amaharajah’s private hunting preserve, thearea was designated a national park in 1968and is now amous as one o the very bestplaces to view Indian wildlie and to seek out the rare and endangered Bengal tiger.Dinner and overnight at our jungle lodge.wo ull days are devoted to exploring thisscenically diverse park set among the Vindhyahills o Madhya Pradesh. We travel by 4 x 4vehicles in search o birds and mammals andtake elephant rides when possible to track tigers. Expect excitement and the thrill o thehunt as your
mahout 
, or elephant handler,guides his elephant over orested ridges,through thick bamboo and undergrowth,or across shallow rivers.In the lowlands o the park, the grasslandand bamboo groves provide habitat not justor wild boars, and a wealth o deer speciesincluding muntjac, or barking deer; thesambar, India’s largest deer; and the chital,or axis deer, but also or their predatorsthe elusive leopard and tiger. In the treesoverhead we watch or rhesus macaques andhanuman langurs, and bird watching in thearea is phenomenal. In the lodge’s gardens,the owers and ruit trees attract such speciesas the green bee-eater, white-bellied drongo,and plum-headed parakeet.
 WILD INDIA
WITH THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER
19 DAYS

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