Wildlife Expedition: Luxurious Encounters In India's Jungles

Valid Till 30 Sep 2024

10 Nights - 11 days

From Delhi

Starts from $ 5487 per Person

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Wildlife Expedition: Luxurious Encounters In India's Jungles

Embark on an 11-day luxury wildlife tour in India, exploring three renowned Tiger Reserves in Central India. Experience close encounters with tigers and other wildlife in Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Stay in top-notch luxury resorts throughout the trip. The tour also includes visits to Delhi, India's capital, and Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal.

  • Tour Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • Places Covered: Delhi(2) > Pench(2) > Kanha(2) > Bandhavgarh(2) > Overnight Train(1) > Agra(1)
  • Day 1: Arrive Delhi

    You 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 2: 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 (photo stop only), 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 3: Fly Delhi – Nagpur & Drive Nagpur - Pench (80 kms / 1.5 hrs)

    After 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 you will be driven to Pench, where your luxury wildlife trip actually begins. Pench National Park: Pench National Park is one of the more recent parks to open to tourism and came under the umbrella of Project Tiger in 1992. 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. On arrival in Pench, check in to the Baghvan Luxury Jungle Lodge, managed by the Taj Group. The Baghvan Taj Safari lodge overlooks the Pench National Park, and has 12 elegantly appointed suites. All suites have a spacious air conditioned bedroom with a private shaded sit-out. 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 Baghvan include a large Swimming pool , and large common guest areas, where talks and film shows on wildlife are held almost daily. In the 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 4: 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 5: Drive Pench – Kanha (250 kms/05 hrs.)

    The day starts early with a morning game safari into the Pench National Park.. Later, you will drive to Kanha. Kanha National Park: Kanha National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Asia, and is one of the nine original reserves of Project Tiger in 1973. It now boasts among the largest population of Tigers 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. The Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari lodge 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 6: 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 7: Drive Kanha – Bandhavgarh (325 kms/07 hrs)

    The day starts early with a morning game safari into the Kanha National Park. Later, you will drive to Bandhavgarh, for the last Tiger viewing opportunities on your luxury wildlife tour. Bandhavgarh:. With its hills, sal forests, and open grasslands, the park harbours a multitude of game, from Rhesus macaques, jungle cats, hyenas to nilgai, black buck etc. The park offers varied habitats to over 22 species of mammal and over 250 bird species. On arrival in Bandhavgarh, check in to your Luxury jungle lodge, the Mahua Kothi, also managed by the Taj Group. The Mahua Kothi offers the ultimate in luxury, as far as lodge accommodation 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 8: 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 9: Overnight train Bandhavgarh - Agra

    The day starts early with a morning game safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park.. 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 Amarvilas hotel and assisted with check in formalities. The Oberoi Amarvilas: 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. The tour ends with a drive back to Delhi International Airport in time for your flight home.

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Date & Price


Price
Period Premium
Valid from 01 Oct 2023 to 30 Apr 2024 $ 5922 Per Person
Valid from 01 May 2024 to 30 Jun 2023 $ 5487 Per Person
  • Domestic airfare: USD 120 per person
Accommodation
Cities Premium
Delhi The Imperial
Pench Baghvan, A Taj Safari Lodge
Kanha Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari Lodge
Bandhavgarh Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari Lodge
Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas
Important Information
  • Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December and 05th January and during the month of February.
  • All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.


Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing Full Board basis in Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh and on Bed and Breakfast basis in Delhi and Agra at the Hotels/ Lodges as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an Air conditioned Toyota Innova.
  • Sightseeing tours/ Game rides as mentioned in the itinerary along with an English speaking guide/ Naturalist and including entrance fees to the monuments/ parks.
  • AC II Tier Sleeper class train tickets from Umaria to Agra.

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Package Name : Wildlife Expedition: Luxurious Encounters in India's Jungles

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