Day 1. To Delhi
Fly from Heathrow on direct non-stop British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight to Delhi.
Day 2. On Board Train
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Relax in Colonel’s Retreat Boutique Homestay for a few hours, before boarding a train to Katni. Overnight 1st class train compartment.
Day 3. To Bandhavgarh National Park
Arrive Katni in the morning. Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. The Park has 30 species of mammals and about 240 species of birds. Afternoon game drive to get an initial flavour of the park. The park was a former hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Rewa, today, a sanctuary, with more than 40 tigers roaming the jungle. Two nights Tiger Den Resort.
Day 4. Bandhvgarh
Enjoy morning & afternoon game drives. Bandhavgarh is considered to be the finest Park for tiger sightings. The broken hilly terrain, grassy swamps and forested valleys provide ideal concealment for this most predatory of beasts.
Day 5. To Kanha National Park
After an early breakfast drive to Kanha National Park - a dedicated Tiger reserve. Kanha and the nearby forests provided inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book. Imagine the mighty Sher Khan prowling close by as you watch and wait, secreted in your ‘hide’! Kanha is an outstanding National Park with about 30 species of mammals and 225 species of birds. Afternoon game drive. Three nights at Tuli Tiger Resort.
Day 6. Kanha
Morning and afternoon game drives. The variety of habitat gives rise to a wonderful mix of animals to spot – the grassland plateau is home to the Gaur (Indian bison) and four-horned Antelope, whilst in dense clumps of forest shy jungle cat and civet roam. Here Project Tiger is actively pursuing conservation projects in the Park, increasing the chance to see Tiger.
Day 7. Kanha
Another day of morning and afternoon game safaris looking sloth bear, swamp deer, bison and the elusive leopard. Feel the echoes of Kipling’s books as you wander through the lightly wooded grassland where wolf and dhole lie in wait.
Day 8. To Pench National Park
Morning drive to Pench National Park to seek out the wary tiger. Other animals include leopard, porcupine, hyena and barking deer. There are over 210 species of birds - including peafowl, magpie robin and crimson breasted barbet. Afternoon game drive. Two nights at Pench Jungle Camp.
Day 9. Pench
Morning and afternoon game drives. Pench lies at the foot of the Satpura range with undulating terrain - small hills, open grass meadows and dense forests. Other wildlife found in the park includes sloth bear, gaur, nilgai, wild dog, chausingha, jackals, rhesus macaque and flying squirrels.
Day 10. To Satpura National Park
After an early breakfast drive to Satpura National Park. Evening boat safari on River Denwa listening to the cries of the creatures of the night. Three nights at Denwa Backwater Escape.
Day 11. Satpura
Morning and afternoon game drives by jeep. Satpura is one of the least visited of India’s Parks, yet offers some of the best safari experiences - including kayaking and walking. The landscape is rugged with narrow gorges, deep ravines, dense forests and supports a vast number of mammals including the tiger, leopard, bison and wild dog.
Day 12. Satpura
Another full day with morning and afternoon game drives. For Birders November to March is an exciting time with a plethora of migratory birds visiting the Tawa reservoir. Look out for sloth, wild boar, nilgai and sambar.
Day 13. To Delhi
Morning drive to Bhopal. Board afternoon Shatabdi Express train to Delhi. Overnight at The Royal Plaza Hotel.
Day 14. To Heathrow
Morning flight to Heathrow on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight.
Suggested extensions: Goa and Maheshwar
(Various other extensions are available on request)
Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £2,300.00
International & internal flights in economy class.
Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
Full board (Delhi & Nagpur on bed and breakfast).
Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing
Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
Full ATOL Bonding.
Any optional Excursions.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
It is essential to have adequate insurance in place before your departure. This should be appropriate for your age, health and destination you are visiting.