The Nilgiri Biosphere in the Western Ghats is India’s premier biosphere reserve, with a range of forests and habitats Bandipur, Nagarhole, Mudumalai, Waynad, Eravikulam and Periyar.
A typical afternoon safari in a South Indian Jungle you can encounter a pack of wild dogs cornering a chital stag. An elephant herd frolicking in water, the haunting cry of a peacock. A sambhar calling in alarm as the Tiger is on the move, leaving its tracks on the dusty path. A herd of Gaur with massive horns and pale green eyes stare back at you. Calls of mynas, drongos pierce the silent murmur of forest streams.Tall trees, swaying bamboos and grassy expanses. A unique feature of these moist deciduous forests are the open grassy swamps where the soil is clayey, perennially moist and supports a luxuriant growth of green grass all the year round. These are ideal spots to watch large concentrations of ungulates.