Indian wildlife safaris in the north east state of Assam. Four nights at each of Kaziranga and Manas National Parks, with safaris by jeep, elephant back and by river raft. Look out for one horned rhino, wild elephant, hoolock gibbon, golden langur, and a variety of macaques as well as hornbills, and of course a chance for tiger!
A 'slower safari' without the hectic rush of central India's Tiger Reserves, taking time to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Beginning at the Hoolock gibbon reserve; take time to look for Assamese Macaque, Pigtailed Macaque and Stump tailed Macaque, but the resident Bengal slow-Loris and Chinese pangolin are far more elusive! Kaziranga is only matched by Chitwan in Nepal for the chance to encounter Indian rhino, aside from its incredible diversity of birdlife, amongst the tall grass and larger water bodies you may also find hog deer, and gaur alongside a variety of other ungulates, and the occasional wild elephant herd.
Go via Nameri, and explore Pakke and Orang, to add more elephants, extra hornbills, various primates and birds, with the rare chance to trek on foot iside the park.
Manas adds a higher chance for cats, but the real draw for most enthusiasts is the golden langur and the capped langur, plus some even rarer mammals including the pygmy hog and hispid hare. Amongst the 450 bird species there is the highest known population of Bengal Floricans.