Two Options to Explore India with Zegrahm Expeditions in 2014

Two Options to Explore India with Zegrahm Expeditions in 2014

Discover India’s Diverse Wildlife and Culture with Renowned Expedition Leader, Mark Brazil

Seattle, WA (August 27, 2013) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to present two extraordinary wildlife safaris to India in 2014. Led by published ornithologist and Asia natural history expert, Mark Brazil, these two expeditions expose travelers to India’s vast natural and cultural diversity—from the desert-like landscape of western India to the undulating hills and seasonal forests in the central portion of the sub-continent.

On Wild Western India, departing January 8, 2014, explorers will view an incredible array of wildlife. Asiatic lions are often seen en masse with their prides, offering ample opportunities to photograph this beautiful cat. Travelers will also search for the elusive khur, or Indian wild ass, striped hyenas, and an array of birdlife including sandgrouses, larks, and the beautiful demoiselle cranes. This adventure to western India ends with a two-night stay at Mihir Garh. One of the top 10 properties in all of India, Zegrahm’s small group of just 14 expedition members will fill the entire hotel, enjoying a luxurious finale in a spectacular desert oasis. This 19-day expedition is priced from $11,980 per person.

Departing March 18, 2014, the company’s Classic India Safari is the perfect introduction to the iconic wildlife of the subcontinent. In Kaziranga National Park, travelers will seek out the the Asian one-horned rhinoceros via elephant-back; and in Bandhavgarh National Park, the search is on for the increasingly rare Bengal tiger, barking and spotted deer, sambar, leopards, Rhesus macaques, and even Hanuman langurs. This itinerary also offers opportunities to spend time in Old and New Delhi, visiting the bustling market and the 1,000-year-old temple in Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 19-day expedition is priced from $12,780 per person.

“Having recently published A Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia, we are honored to once again have Mark Brazil leading our India safaris,” said Zegrahm President, Edwin Blythe. “Not only will our explorers see some of the most incredible and diverse wildlife India has to offer, Mark will also share with them the local cultures and customs in both western and central India.”

For more information about Zegrahm or to make a reservation on an upcoming expedition, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1.800.628.8747.

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Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.