Trivandrum, India


A feast for the senses, India would take a lifetime of visits to do it justice. Start with a Zegrahm Expeditions India tour, by land or by boat, in the bustling cities or in the vast national parks...all of these incredible, individual elements make up a diverse landscape that draws you immediately in upon arrival. Our adventure trips in India offer a variety of experiences: Join expert naturalist Mark Brazil in Bandipur, Periyar, and Nagarhole national parks to meet endangered wildlife species, board local boats to explore Keralu, and take in the highlight of any India tour, Mumbai, including the Gateway of India. At day’s end, recount the wonder and diversity of your day at opulent hotels, rustic wilderness lodges, or luxurious Oberoi houseboat.

Upcoming India Expeditions

  • Kerala Backwaters, India

    Wild Southern India

    January 8January 24, 2017

    Expedition Leader Mark Brazil, designed this itinerary that reveals southern India’s amazing wealth of birds and wildlife, plus a good dose of local culture.

  • Dharamsala, India

    Spirit of the Himalayas: Ladakh, Dharamsala & Shimla

    May 24June 10, 2017

    From soaring Himalayan peaks and deep valleys to rolling hills and dense forests, this overland adventure is a photographer’s dream.

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in India

  • India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives
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    Keen on Kathakali

    August 27, 2015 | Blog Post

    Exotic figures striking Kathakali poses grace the famous frescoes of Kochi’s Mattancherry Palace, and appear among the stone carvings in Kerala’s many temples, as well. Indeed, colorful Kathakali images adorn everything from travel posters and guidebooks to T-shirts and coffee mugs, and have become the de-factor symbol of this southwest Indian state.

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    Where to Shop: India Edition

    June 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    Our India, Sri Lanka & the Maldives expedition takes place during the holiday season, the perfect time to finish up shopping for your friends and family! This region offers plenty of local gifts that you simply can’t get elsewhere.

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    Hanuman langur
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    The Real Life Jungle Book

    May 29, 2015 | Blog Post

    Readers young and old have fallen in love with Mowgli, the spirited young boy in Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, The Jungle Book, and his adopted wolf parents, Raksha and Father, as well as his precocious jungle pals, Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the bear.

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  • Blackbucks
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    Gir and Velavadar National Parks - Wild Wonderlands Await

    May 28, 2015 | Blog Post

    If you find you’ve been feeling a bit of wanderlust and you’re craving to connect with nature in its wildest form, we have a 19-day expedition that will satisfy your need for adventure as you traverse two of western India’s wildest landscapes: Gir and Velavadar National Parks.

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    Demoiselle Cranes, India
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    The Demoiselle Among the Dunes

    May 28, 2015 | Blog Post

    Imagine a landscape of pale sand expanding before you in all directions, a dome of cobalt sky overhead. As you gaze across the desert horizon you might, at first, not quite understand what you observe. A sea of gray and black appears to move across the land in a fluid-like motion, yet there is no flowing water here.

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    Bengal Tiger
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    The Tiger: A Predator in Decline

    April 25, 2015 | Blog Post

    To see a tiger requires infinite patience and perseverance, but the sight of your first tiger is one of life’s great moments. They are the essence of power and beauty portrayed in an unhurried, silent walk or a charge towards a herd of chital.

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    Announcing Our 2015 Expedition Line-Up

    January 9, 2014 | Blog Post

    We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents.

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    Olahali Island, Maldives
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    Maldives and India with Sri Lanka & the Lakshadweeps 2012 Field Report

    January 28, 2013 | Field Report

    Monday, December 3, 2012 - Male, Maldives: We arrived in the Maldives, and transferred to the Hulhule Island Hotel, just a few minutes from the airport. There we gathered with our fellow travelers for cocktails, dinner and an introduction to some of the staff.

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    Baa Atoll, Maldives
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    India and the Maldives with Sri Lanka & the Lakshadweeps 2011 Field Report

    February 17, 2012 | Field Report

    Monday, December 19, 2011 - Chennai (Madras), India: Time to hit the ground running! Arriving into the Chennai Airport, one has no other option than to immediately give in and acclimate to the beautiful organized chaos that is INDIA.

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  • Indian One-Horned Rhino
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    Welcome Home from Wild India!

    September 28, 2011 | Blog Post

    Excerpt from the Welcome Home Letter written by Expedition Leader Mark Brazil from our 2011 Wild India expedition.

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    Textiles, Mumbai, India
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    Temples, Textiles, and Thattukada

    March 31, 2011 | Blog Post

    “Traveling in this part of the world is no bed of roses but a bouquet of experiences.”  - An old Indian saying

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    Insider’s Choice: A Feast for the Senses in India

    October 27, 2010 | Blog Post

    To see and know all of India would take a lifetime, or several, which makes the belief in reincarnation a useful concept. Of course, working in travel for 13 years, I had a good sense of the individual elements that comprise this diverse land—its religions, people, landscapes, and sacred places.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

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