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Step into the pages of the Jungle Book as you discover the wild forests of Central India. Here you can explore the jungle in search of the famous tigers, as well as the less well known wildlife such as the sloth bear and striped hyena.

In addition, a hidden detour into the heartland of the country will take you to uncover untouched spiritual towns and village communities, waiting to be explored. 

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REGION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be enchanted by the intricate temple artwork at Khajuraho

  • Enjoy bird watching in the peaceful countryside and forests

  • Go on a search for the mighty tigers in Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks

  • Witness Afghan architecture in picturesque Mandu

  • Meet expert female textile weavers in Maheshwar

  • Visit the Great Stupa and other Buddhist monuments in ancient Sanchi

HIDDEN SPIRITUAL TOWNS AND TIGERS

Travel deep into the central heartland of India to discover a wild trio of national parks, each one offering nature lovers a chance to go in search of the nation's tigers. Tadoba, Pench and Satpura are often less busy than other tiger parks which can make game drives a more peaceful experience. To complement the journey, the culturally rich towns of Maheshwar and Mandu help to blow off the safari dust. 

Best time to visit: October - April

Private tailormade tour price from:

£3,300 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Mumbai (The Leela)

  • Tadoba  (Svasara Jungle Lodge)

  • Pench (Pench Tree Lodge)

  • Satpura (Forsyth Lodge)

  • Bhopal (Jehan Numa Palace)

  • Maheshwar (Ahilya Fort)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon at leisure on arrival. (Overnight The Leela)

  • Day 3 - Flight to Nagpur. Transfer to Tadoba National Park. Afternoon nature walk (Overnight Svasara Jungle Lodge)

  • Day 4 - Early morning and afternoon jeep safari's (Overnight Svasara Jungle Lodge)

  • Day 5 - Transfer to Pench National Park. Afternoon village and nature walk. (Overnight Pench Tree Lodge)

  • Day 6 - Early morning and afternoon jeep safari's (Overnight Pench Tree Lodge)

  • Day 7 - Transfer to Satpura National Park. Afternoon canoe trip down the Denwa River (Overnight Forsyth Lodge)

  • Day 8 - Early morning and afternoon jeep safari's (Overnight Forsyth Lodge)

  • Day 9 - Transfer to Bhopal, visiting the pre-historic cave paintings at Bhimbetka en route (Overnight Jehan Numa Palace)

  • Day 10 - Sightseeing experience to Sanchi followed by a visit to the old city of Bhopal (Overnight Jehan Numa Palace)

  • Day 11 - Transfer to Maheshwar. Late afternoon sunset cruise on the river (Overnight Ahilya Fort)

  • Day 12 - Sightseeing experience to Mandu, an ancient fortified town (Overnight Ahilya Fort)

  • Day 13 - Transfer to Indore for flight to Mumbai. Remainder of the day at leisure (Overnight The Leela)

  • Day 14 - Depart Mumbai

THE HEART AND WILDLIFE OF INDIA

Travel from the north of the country into the centre to experience a journey of two halves. Start the trip with the classic experiences in Delhi and Agra before exploring the more untouched historical town of Orchha along with the famous UNESCO temples of Khajuraho. To round off the journey, spend time exploring nature on game drives through Panna and Bandhavgarh National Parks. 

Best time to visit: October - April

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,650 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Delhi (Claridges)

  • Agra  (Ekaa Villa)

  • Orchha Amar Mahal)

  • Khajuraho (Serai at Toria)

  • Badhavgarh (King's Lodge)

  • Delhi (Andaz)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon New Delhi sightseeing (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 3 - Breakfast food walk in Old Delhi followed by sightseeing (Overnight Claridges)

  • Day 4 - Morning train to Agra followed by afternoon tea overlooking the Taj Mahal (Overnight Ekaa Villa)

  • Day 5 - Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Later take the train to Jhansi then transfer to Orchha (Overnight Amar Mahal)

  • Day 6 - Orchha sightseeing including the evening ceremony at the Ram Raja temple (Overnight Amar Mahal)

  • Day 7 - Transfer to Khajuraho. Afternoon game drive in Panna National Park (Overnight Sarai at Toria)

  • Day 8 - Morning game drive in Panna followed by afternoon temple sightseeing (Overnight Sarai at Toria))

  • Day 9 -  Transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Afternoon game drive (Overnight King's Lodge)

  • Day 10 - Morning and afternoon game drives in Bandhavgarh (Overnight King's Lodge)

  • Day 11 - Morning cycling tour and village visit. Remainder of the day at leisure (Overnight King's Lodge))

  • Day 12 - Transfer to Jabalpur for a flight to Delhi  (Overnight Andaz)

  • Day 13 - Depart Delhi

For an in-depth day to day itinerary or for a trip completely tailored to you, please contact us via phone or email.