Luxury Wildlife Tour in India

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This is a luxury wildlife trip, covering three of Central India’s best known Tiger Reserves, giving you plenty of opportunities, to get up close with Tigers and other Indian wildlife. This luxury wildlife trip includes accommodation in some of India’s best hotels and top of the line luxury wildlife resorts. In addition to two nights each in Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh, staying at the luxury wildlife resorts, this trip also includes India’s capital, Delhi and also takes you to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal.


Tour duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Places Covered: Delhi / Pench / Kanha / Bandhavgarh / Agra / Delhi

Tour Destination: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

Luxury Wildlife ResortsYou will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to the Imperial hotel and assisted with check in formalities.

The Imperial Hotel, is one of Delhi's best known luxury Hotels, and has often been voted, as the best place to stay in Delhi. Built in 1933, it has a somewhat unconventional style & design; a mixture of Victorian and old colonial with a playful dosage of art deco. Located in the heart of Delhi, and set in beautiful gardens, the Imperial provides luxury accommodation, and its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a shopping arcade, permanent in-house art galleries and a variety of restaurants.

Overnight in Delhi.


Day 02 – In Delhi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest - Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Birla Mandir, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.

Overnight in Delhi.


Day 03 - Fly Delhi – Nagpur & Drive Nagpur - Pench (80 kms / 1.5 hrs)

India Luxury Wildlife ToursAfter an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then be transferred to the airport in time to board flight for Nagpur

You will be met at the Nagpur airport by our representative and then will drive to Pench, where your luxury wildlife trip actually begins.

Pench National Park - is one of the more recent parks to open to tourism and came under the umbrella of Project Tiger in 1992. Having had virtually no visitors in the past, the wildlife here is incredibly varied and visible as it is so unused to intruders. A very beautiful area, much of the vegetation comprises teak forest and open grassland in undulating terrain, at the foot of the Satpura Range. Drained by the Pench and Wainganga Rivers, it is a green and fertile area for several months of the year and provides a perfect habitat for over 22 species of mammal, including sloth bear, leopard, tiger, deer and over 280 species of birds.

Luxury Wildlife ResortsOn arrival in Pench , check in to the Baghvan Luxury wildlife resort, managed by the Taj Group, and a part of the & Beyond Lodges (earlier CC Africa).

The Baghvan lodge overlooks the Pench National Park, and has 12 elegantly appointed suites. All suites have a spacious air conditioned bedroom with private shaded sit-outs .Bedrooms all have a Jharokha (wooden latticed bay window) that filters the soft early morning light and covered inter-leading link takes guests to generously proportioned bathrooms with double vanity, separate w.c, indoor and outdoor showers .Leisure facilities at the Bagh van include a large Swimming pool , and large common guest areas , where talks and filmshows on wildlife are held almost daily.

Afternoon, Game ride into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Overnight in Pench.


Day 04 - In Pench

Morning and Afternoon Game rides into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Overnight in Pench.


Day 05 - Drive Pench – Kanha (250 kms/05 hrs.)

India Luxury Wildlife ToursThe day starts early with a morning game safari  into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Later, you will drive to Kanha.

Kanha National Park: Kanha National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Asia,and one of the nine original reserves of Project Tiger in 1973.It now boasts the largest population of Tiger in India. The preservation of the barasingha (swamp deer) is one of the park's other success stories, with its population having increased seven-fold in the past 40 years. It is a pretty park with clearly defined areas and a hugely varied topography which comprises hilly areas, thick forest and open meadowland, all of which offer habitat to a wide variety of animals such as chital (spotted deer), langur monkeys, wolves and the elusive leopard.

On arrival in Kanha, check in to the Banjaar Tola Luxury wildlife resort, managed by the Taj Group, and a part of the & Beyond Lodges (earlier CC Africa). The Banjaar Tola is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, directly overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors, and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. The intimate camp, is set in 90 acres of lush green property. The lodge has a café at the entrance, dining decks on the river side, and a swimming pool.

Overnight in Kanha.


Day 06 – In Kanha

Morning and Afternoon Game rides into the Kanha National Park. Safaris in Kanha are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Overnight in Kanha.


Day 07 - Drive Kanha – Bandhavgarh (325 kms/07 hrs)

Luxury Wildlife TripThe day starts early with a morning game safari into the Kanha National Park. Safaris in Kanha are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Later, you will drive to Bandhavgarh, for the last Tiger viewing opportunities on your luxury wildlife tour.

Bandhavgarh: Bandavgarh, famous for its white tigers, is a comparatively new National Park, with a lovely fort in the middle of it. With its hills, sal forests, and open grasslands, the park harbours a multitude of game, from Rhesus macaques, jungle cats, hyenas to nilgai, blackbuck etc. The park offers varied habitats to over 22 species of mammal and over 250 bird species.

Luxury Wildlife ResortsOn arrival in Bandhavgarh, check in to your Luxury wildlife resort, the Mahua Kothi, also managed by the Taj Group, and a part of the & Beyond Lodges (earlier CC Africa). The Mahua Kothi offers the ultimate in luxury , as far as lodge accomodation in Bandhavgarh is concerned. The twelve charming suites or Kutiyas (jungle village huts) are spread out in 40 acre grounds, giving you a feel of being in the jungle. The cottages are built to replicate the vernacular style of Central India, affectionately known as MP chic, each is filled with quaint local touches, wooden shutters, tapered hand-finished walls, stone floors, open rafters with roughly-hewn beams, handmade pottery roof tiles, rust and burnt orange local textile furnishings. The lodge offers gourmet cuisine, and excellent resident Naturalists.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 08 - In Bandhavgarh

Morning and Afternoon Game rides into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh.


Day 09 - Overnight train Bandhavgarh - Agra

Luxury Wildlife ResortsThe day starts early with a morning game safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are conducted using Jeeps. Resident Naturalists are also at hand, to enhance your safari experience.

Early evening, drive to Umaria (nearest railway station from Bandhavgarh), and board an overnight train to Agra (2055 / 1015 hrs).

Overnight on board train.


Day 10 - Arrive Agra

You will be met at Agra Railway Station by our representative and transferred to the Oberoi Amar Vilas hotel and assisted with check in formalities.

Luxury Wildlife ResortsThe Oberoi Amar Vilas - Agra’s most exclusive luxury hotel, the Amar Vilas, is only six hundred meters from the Taj Mahal, and boasts views of the Taj Mahal, from a large majority of it’s rooms and public areas. With domes, arches, reflection pools, terraced gardens, lakes and pavilions, Amar Vilas draws its inspiration from Mughal architecture.. All rooms and suites feature a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, colour satellite TV, DVD/CD player. Minibars, and tea coffee makers.

Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Agra, visiting the Taj Mahal, India’s iconic and most photographed monument, and the Agra Fort.

Overnight in Agra.


Day 11 - Drive Agra – Delhi (220 kms/04 hrs) and depart Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check out formalities. Your luxury wildlife tour ends with a drive to Delhi's International Airport in time for your flight home.

 


Period / Category Deluxe
Valid from 16th Apr'2018 till 30th Jun'2018 USD 3334 per person
Valid from 01st Oct'2018 till 15th Apr'2019 USD 5250 per person
Domestic airfare USD 140 per person


**Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December’2018 and 05th January’2019 and during the month of February’ 2019.


Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at the Hotels and Lodges mentioned in the itinerary
  • FULL Board accommodation in Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh, and on Bed and Breakfast basis in Delhi and Agra.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car
  • Sightseeing tours and Game rides as mentioned in the itinerary alongwith an English speaking guide/Naturalist and including entrance fees to the monuments and National parks.
  • Economy class airfare for the sector Delhi / Nagpur.
  • AC II Tier Sleeper class train tickets from Umaria to Agra.
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