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On this India vacation, set out on the trail of the mysterious Royal Bengal Tiger! From Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench in Central India to Tadoba, enjoy jungle safaris with experienced naturalists and discover not just tigers but also unique flora and fauna. Also take out to explore India’s two largest urban sprawls – the capital, Delhi and the Bollywood city of Mumbai, on personalized tours with experts.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateThe Grand New Delhi, Taj Palace, New Delhi
3 - 6BandhavgarhJeep Safaris, Birding, Wildlife, Tigers, National ParkBandhav Vilas, Tree House Hideaway
6 - 9KanhaJeep Safaris, Tiger Reserve, National Park, Bamboo ForestKanha Earth Lodge, Flame of the Forest
9 - 11PenchJungle Safaris, Tiger Reserve, Gond VillagesPench Tree Lodge, Jamtara Wilderness Camp
11 - 13TadobaTiger Reserve, Panthers, Jeep Safari, National Park, Wildlife EncountersSvasvara Resort, The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge
13 - 14MumbaiGateway of India, Marine Drive or Queen’s Necklace, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford MarketPresident Mumbai, The Trident Nariman Point

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

We will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel

Delhi

2 Nights

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

Highlights of Delhi
Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options
RoomGrand Premium Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomSuperior Room City View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 6

Transfer to the airport

Flight from Delhi to Jabalpur

Drive from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh (200 km, 3 hrs)

Bandhavgarh

3 Nights

Bandhavgarh National Park allows you to venture into the land of Rudyard Kipling as you go on the trail of the tiger, India’s jungle king.

Included Activities

Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
A wildlife enthusiasts’ delight! Explore Bandhavgarh National Park, where the celebrated Indian tiger is best seen, particularly during your morning open jeep safaris. Once a private hunting ground for maharajahs (kings), the area houses more than 22 species of animals and 250 species of birds! Accompanied by your chauffeur and an expert naturalist, explore unspoiled landscapes at the four different zones inside the vast national park. You can also discover the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort and several interesting man made caves. (Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Travel time to Activity: 30 mins; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; please wear comfortable walking shoes and light colored clothing. Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total.)

Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
A wildlife enthusiasts’ delight! Explore Bandhavgarh National Park, where the celebrated Indian tiger is best seen, particularly during your morning open jeep safaris. Once a private hunting ground for maharajahs (kings), the area houses more than 22 species of animals and 250 species of birds! Accompanied by your chauffeur and an expert naturalist, explore unspoiled landscapes at the four different zones inside the vast national park. You can also discover the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort and several interesting man made caves. (Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Travel time to Activity: 30 mins; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; please wear comfortable walking shoes and light colored clothing. Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total.)

Evening Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
A wildlife enthusiasts’ delight! Explore Bandhavgarh National Park, where the celebrated Indian tiger is best seen, particularly during your afternoon open jeep safaris. Once a private hunting ground for maharajahs (kings), the area houses more than 22 species of animals and 250 species of birds! Accompanied by your chauffeur and an expert naturalist, explore unspoiled landscapes at the four different zones inside the vast national park. You can also discover the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort and several interesting man made caves. (Half Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Bandhav Vilas – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Villa
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
RoomTree House
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 9

Drive from Bandhavgarh to Kanha (250 km, 5 hrs)

Kanha

3 Nights

Kanha is the undisputed king of wildlife parks, being the largest national park in Central /West India and one of the best maintained.

Included Activities

Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
Search for Shere Khan on a scintillating tiger safari! Set forth on a forest trail of lush bamboo where tucked within, the mysterious silent predator of the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls and rests. Accompanied by a trained naturalist and chauffeur in a open-top 4×4 vehicle, embark on early afternoon safaris and venture deep into the forest. The thrill of tiger spotting aside, Kanha National Park boasts a variety of wildlife for you to witness, including the rare Swamp Deer and the endangered black buck and hundred of bird species. Make your afternoon safari even more rewarding as you head to the highest plateau of the park, Bamni Dadar, to witness a beautiful sunset against the backdrop of gently grazing animals. (Half Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fixed Time: Yes; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy)

Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
Search for Shere Khan on a scintillating tiger safari! Set forth on a forest trail of lush bamboo where tucked within, the mysterious silent predator of the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls and rests. Accompanied by a trained naturalist and chauffeur in a open-top 4×4 vehicle, embark on early morning safaris and venture deep into the forest. The thrill of tiger spotting aside, Kanha National Park boasts a variety of wildlife for you to witness, including the rare Swamp Deer and the endangered black buck and hundred of bird species. (Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Travel time to Activity: 30 mins; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; please wear comfortable walking shoes and light colored clothing. Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total.)

Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
Search for Shere Khan on a scintillating tiger safari! Set forth on a forest trail of lush bamboo where tucked within, the mysterious silent predator of the Royal Bengal Tiger prowls and rests. Accompanied by a trained naturalist and chauffeur in a open-top 4×4 vehicle, embark on early afternoon safaris and venture deep into the forest. The thrill of tiger spotting aside, Kanha National Park boasts a variety of wildlife for you to witness, including the rare Swamp Deer and the endangered black buck and hundred of bird species. Make your afternoon safari even more rewarding as you head to the highest plateau of the park, Bamni Dadar, to witness a beautiful sunset against the backdrop of gently grazing animals. (Half Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fixed Time: Yes; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomBungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Kanha to Pench (200 km, 4 hrs)

Pench

2 Nights

Pench: Discover the wild side! Nestling in the Satpura hills, named after the Pench river that flows from north to south through the National Park dissecting it in half, Pench has the maximum number of tiger sightings in April and also frequently spotted are animals like leopards, wild cats and the Indian civet.

Included Activities

Shared Morning Jeep Safari in Pench
Wild wonders galore! In the morning, take a thrilling wildlife safari in an open jeep with your experienced tracker and guide, and fellow guests, at Pench Tiger Reserve. Across a gently sloping, undulating land marred with sheltered valleys, Pench boasts the highest density of herbivores in India! Experience the thrill of tracking a Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat, listening to the sounds of the forest and following tracks and signs left behind by these majestic beasts. The topography changes as you travel through the reserve, and you’ll see many birds and animals through the shrubbery – from the bison, Sambar deer, Nilgai, wild boars and jackal, to hyenas and porcupines. If you’re lucky, you’ll come face to face with a tiger – a highlight that will remain etched forever in your memory! (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning, 0600 hrs; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fixed time: Yes; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the park is open between 15 October and 30 June every year.Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total)

Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Pench
Take a thrilling wildlife safari in an open jeep with your experienced tracker and guide, and fellow guests, at Pench Tiger Reserve. Across a gently sloping, undulating land marred with sheltered valleys, Pench boasts the highest density of herbivores in India! Experience the thrill of tracking a Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat, listening to the sounds of the forest and following tracks and signs left behind by these majestic beasts. The topography changes as you travel through the reserve, and you’ll see many birds and animals through the shrubbery – from the bison, Sambar deer, Nilgai, wild boars and jackal, to hyenas and porcupines. If you’re lucky, you’ll come face to face with a tiger – a highlight that will remain etched forever in your memory! (Half Day; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fixed time: Yes; shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the park is open between 15 October and 30 June every year. Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total)

Shared Morning Jeep Safari in Pench
Wild wonders galore! In the morning, take a thrilling wildlife safari in an open jeep with your experienced tracker and guide, and fellow guests, at Pench Tiger Reserve. Across a gently sloping, undulating land marred with sheltered valleys, Pench boasts the highest density of herbivores in India! Experience the thrill of tracking a Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat, listening to the sounds of the forest and following tracks and signs left behind by these majestic beasts. The topography changes as you travel through the reserve, and you’ll see many birds and animals through the shrubbery – from the bison, Sambar deer, Nilgai, wild boars and jackal, to hyenas and porcupines. If you’re lucky, you’ll come face to face with a tiger – a highlight that will remain etched forever in your memory! (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning, 0600 hrs; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fixed time: Yes; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the park is open between 15 October and 30 June every year.Please note that each jeep will accommodate 6 people in total)

Hotel Options
Pench Tree Lodge – Opt 1
RoomTree House
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleLodge
RoomLuxury Safari Tents
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 13

Drive from Pench to Tadoba (260 km, 5 hrs)

Tadoba

2 Nights

Tadoba, formerly called ‘Berar’, lies in Maharashtra’s eastern region, enjoying a cultural and historical background distinct from rest of the state.

Included Activities

Morning Exclusive Safari
Embark on an early morning safari across the Tadoba National Park and Andhari Tiger Reserve, part of the former sport hunting grounds of the local Gond kings. Armed with an expert guide, hop on your 4×4 open-top vehicle and explore one of India’s largest national parks, which is named after local tribal gods and a river that flows through it. Navigate through dense tropical dry deciduous forests dominated by teak and bamboo thickets and head into the core areas and buffer zones accessible via entry gates. Keep an eye out for the famed Bengal Tiger in this exclusive Project Tiger region. Track paw marks, and droppings, while also learning about tiger behavior, recent kills, and conservation initiatives. Expect to encounter a variety of native fauna such as wild dogs, leopards, deer, flying squirrels, giant spiders, and endangered birds. Drop by the lake shores and river banks, where you can see marsh crocodiles and star tortoises basking, among other wildlife sightings. (Half Day; Time: 0630 – 1030; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that this activity is not available on Tuesdays)

Afternoon Exclusive Safari
Embark on an late afternoon safari across the Tadoba National Park and Andhari Tiger Reserve, part of the former sport hunting grounds of the local Gond kings. Armed with an expert guide, hop on your 4×4 open-top vehicle and explore one of India’s largest national parks, which is named after local tribal gods and a river that flows through it. Navigate through dense tropical dry deciduous forests dominated by teak and bamboo thickets and head into the core areas and buffer zones accessible via entry gates. Keep an eye out for the famed Bengal Tiger in this exclusive Project Tiger region. Track paw marks, and droppings, while also learning about tiger behavior, recent kills, and conservation initiatives. Expect to encounter a variety of native fauna such as wild dogs, leopards, deer, flying squirrels, giant spiders, and endangered birds. Drop by the lake shores and river banks, where you can see marsh crocodiles and star tortoises basking, among other wildlife sightings. (Half Day; Time: 1500 – 1800; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that this activity is not available on Tuesdays)

Hotel Options
Svasvara Resort – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleResort
RoomGarden Chalet
MealsFull Board and Safari
StyleLodge
Day 13 - 14

Drive from Tadoba to Nagpur (115 km, 2 hrs)

Flight from Nagpur to Mumbai

Transfer from Mumbai Airport to Hotel

Mumbai

1 Night

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.

Included Activities

Half Day Heritage Walking Tour
Discover the soul of Mumbai! Soak in the sights and sounds of the maximum city during your half day walking tour, which starts at the Gateway of India. Photograph the grand Taj Mahal Hotel, which faces the monument and walk past the Royal Yacht Club, the Police Headquarters, several theaters and fountains . Head onwards to a Parsi Fire Temple and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Mumbai is teeming with heritage buildings and your guide will explain the history and legacy of each. Discover the daily rush at the vibrant Victoria Terminus, experience old world charm at Watson Hotel, visit bustling Bombay Universit,y and see fascinating works of art at Jehangir Art Gallery, before returning to your hotel. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. (Duration 2 hours).

Hotel Options
President Mumbai – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Charm Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Room Nariman Point Premier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Delhi – Jabalpur
    • Nagpur – Mumbai
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
    • Bandhavgarh: Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
    • Bandhavgarh: Evening Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
    • Bandhavgarh: Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
    • Bandhavgarh: Evening Shared Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh
    • Kanha: Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
    • Kanha: Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
    • Kanha: Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
    • Kanha: Morning Shared Jeep Safari in Kanha
    • Pench: Shared Morning Jeep Safari in Pench
    • Pench: Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari in Pench
    • Pench: Shared Morning Jeep Safari in Pench
    • Tadoba: Morning Exclusive Safari
    • Tadoba: Afternoon Exclusive Safari
    • Mumbai: Half Day Heritage Walking Tour
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Wildlife Safari in Central India

14 days $ 6,790 / person

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