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Tiger watching travel tips

Tigers are famously elusive, increasingly rare and can be difficult to spot; here’s our guide to watching them in the wild

When to go

On the Indian subcontinent, the hot, dry and dusty months of February to May are the best time to go, but will vary depending on the park. Foliage may wither, improving visibility, in some reserves such as Ranthambhore, while others like Kaziranga may still be thick with vegetation.

October to January is undeniably more beautiful, thanks to the summer monsoonal rains which usually arrive in June or July and last until the end of September, but lots of lush vegetation inevitably makes sightings more difficult.

Health & safety

The usual health precautions should be followed. Seek advice from your travel clinic or GP at least six weeks before travelling. Immunisations for diptheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, typhoid, rabies and polio should be up to date.

Take precautions against sun exposure and heat, particularly during walking safaris.

Ensure you have adequate travel insurance.


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