South India

The Western Ghats in Southern India are home to most of India’s endemic species and are a treasure trove of amphibians, reptiles, birds and butterflies. The Western Ghats are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is ideal for herpetology tours and entomology expeditions and is a birders paradise. Key species to look out for are:

  • Reptiles: King Cobra, Malabar Pit Viper, Humpnosed Pit Viper and Bamboo Pit Viper
  • Amphibians: Purple Frog, Blue-eyed Bush Frog, Dancing Frogs and Malabar Gliding Frog
  • Endemic Species: Lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Marten, Brown Palm Civet and the Malabar Grey Hornbill.