PROUDLY FAMILY-OWNED | NATIONAL TOURISM AWARD WINNER | NEARLY 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN WILDLIFE & BIRDING TOURS
Jungle Travels India (or JTI for short) is a family-owned (and -run!) award-winning destination management company specialising in wildlife and birding tours across India.
In 1989, in a tiny back-room with nothing more than a telephone, a thick index of flights and a solid knowledge of the destination, husband-wife traveller duo Ashish and Jahnabi Phookan established JTI. We were one of the first companies to introduce the world to East India's rich biodiversity and today, we cover wildlife and birding hotspots all across India.
JTI is part of JTI Group, a premier travel group that operates award-winning travel brands and products in India, spanning river cruises, boutique lodges and resorts, destination management services, and textiles and handloom.
WHAT MAKES JTI A GREAT COMPANY TO TRAVEL WITH?
In order to give you the best Indian wildlife and birding experience, we use our own guides and naturalists whom we can personally vouch for. Our guides have tremendous experience in leading small to big groups, having worked with avid birdwatchers from institutions like Harvard Natural History Society and Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Besides wildlife and birding, we also try to mix in cultural experiences in between safaris - a walk to a local village of weavers, or a folk dance by a tribal troupe.
We also take great care to ensure that our guests are comfortable throughout their wildlife or birding tour. This means choosing jungle lodges with excellent service or providing you with extra pillows when camping.
ONLY AS GREAT A COMPANY AS OUR TEAM IS
From Nemo who oversees all operations in every capacity to Imran and Abid who have led birding groups from around the world; from Bijita and Amar who are always on call and ready to craft the perfect tailor-made itinerary to Rupak who leads challenging treks across little-explored valleys, there is always someone to look after you.
Ensuring that your entire trip runs like clockwork, from dawn to dusk, day in and day out, come storm or the infamous Indian strikes, JTI is honoured to be able to do what we do: showing people from all over the world our favourite spots, jealously guarded secrets, and fascinating vignettes of the sub-continent.