Wildlife enthusiasts will no doubt want to cross this one off their list. There are a number of organised tours out of Australia which will take you to India in search of nature’s most revered big cat.
Abercrombie & Kent offer a 7-night package departing from Mumbai. It combines three of the country’s leading national parks and guests stay in ornate lodges designed to reflect the region. Throughout the guided adventure you can count on meticulous service and the chance to engage with the local community and observe conservation practices. Prices range from $5,985 – $10,000 for eight days.
Spice Trails do an 11-day tour also departing from Mumbai which includes a number of Jeep safaris and meals at each hotel. You’ll travel to each destination on board a luxury coach so it’s ideal for those that want to avoid a lot of flying. Their experienced tour guide will be by your side throughout the trip to answer any questions.
For a longer tour and a presumably increased chance of spotting the elusive beast, Asiaquest are offering an 18-day package in association with Luxury Travel Magazine. The tour will take you across multiple Indian cities and parks, giving you ample time to keep your eyes peeled for furry friends. Other highlights include Jaipur, The Palace of the Winds and of course the Taj Mahal. As well as business class flights on Singapore Airlines, the tour includes domestic flights, all meals, visa fees, entrance fees to all parks and transport. Prices start at $24,850 per person.