Tigers of India
Wednesday 22 Nov – Sunday 3 December 2023
Tigers of India Wednesday 22 November - Sunday 03 December 2023
When you are accompanied by a passionate and experienced naturalist and wildlife photographer you benefit from their encyclopedic knowledge, identifying what would otherwise remain unseen. Join wildlife photographer Steve Race on Indus Experience tour you will never forget.
The mountains, forests, lakes, deserts and savannas of India occupy one of the great wilderness areas of Asia. Our exclusive 12-day tiger tour will be led by award winning professional wildlife photographer Steve Race and is a wonderful opportunity to join a small group of like-minded people with the aim of creating an unforgettable experience. We will spend our time in the beautiful Bandhavgarh National Park; rich in biodiversity.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park was established in 1968 as a National Park, and is spread over an area of 1150 sq. kms. This National Park was declared as a tiger reserve under ‘Project Tiger’ in the year 1993. It is predominantly covered with vegetation like Sal, Sali, Dhobin and has vast stretches of grasslands spread over 32 hills, the region though smaller than other wildlife parks has one of the highest density of tigers in the world.
One of the biggest attractions of this national park is the tiger (panthera tigris tigris) and its sightings. Bandhavgarh has a very high density of tigers within the folds of its jungles. With the tiger at the apex of the food chain, it contains 37 species of mammals, more than 250 species of birds, about 70 species of butterflies and a number of reptiles.
We will be staying at the idyllic Kings Lodge, which is situated in between two forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park in a large natural forested estate of 14 hectares in Rancha village. The lodge is in the heart of wild country and only ten minutes drive from the Tala gate of the National Park. This Luxury Hotel has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms spread across a natural forest offering great ambience and privacy.
Our small group will include only 8 photographers attending 11 game drives using three jeeps. This will give maximum room for prime photographic spots and positions within the vehicle and to accommodate for baggage and camera equipment. Steve will spend an equal amount of time in each of the three vehicles, ensuring that every guest benefits from his extensive wildlife photography knowledge. He’ll be on hand to ensure that you’re getting the very best from your photographic experience. He’ll also be on hand in the evenings to answer any technical or compositional questions that you may have relating to your days adventures.
Bookings will be confirmed on first come first served basis. This tour is limited to 8 passengers.
Steve Race - Wildlife Photographer
Steve is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He has been a keen naturalist and photographer for over 30 years, lived on the Yorkshire Coast all of his life and believes there is no better place for variety of habitats and amazing wildlife.
Inspired by the natural world around him Steve captures incredible wildlife images. In 2013 he was “Commended” in the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards”, “Big Picture USA – Natural World Photography Competition” and “British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards” in which in 2015 he was “Highly Commended”. His work has been published in national and regional media and magazines, leaflets, websites and publications. Steve has also been featured on BBC Countryfile, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, regional television programmes, and recently being a researcher/location assistant on Channel 5’s “Yorkshire | A Year in the Wild” series.
Steve previously worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as Education Officer at Bempton Cliffs for 6 years and has taken part in numerous projects for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, National Trust and other conservation organisations. He also runs regular exhibitions, workshops, and delivers talks and lectures. He also has his own website www.steverace.com
Steve is currently a Director of Nature Tourism Company “Yorkshire Coast Nature” based in North Yorkshire, which delivers nature tours, photography workshops and events across the Yorkshire Coast and beyond, for more information visit www.yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk
- Spotting Wildlife
- This tour caters to photographers of all levels and with the groups small size allows for personal attention and customised guidance
- Experienced Guides and Drivers
- We pre-book the best zone for tiger sighting
- Image reviews & Tuition
Day 1 : To Delhi
Departure London on BA 257 for Delhi at 18:55. Arriving in Delhi at 08:50 Thursday morning.*
*Flights from regional UK airports are available on request.
Day 2 : Delhi
Arrive in the morning, meeting, assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel by a private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle (Mini-Coach). Check-in at Shangri-La Eros for 1 night (Deluxe room).
(Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many empires and each dynasty of Kings has left behind monuments and memories to commemorate the grandeur of bygone days. Very few cities in the world offer such diversity in architectural styles as Delhi. The Old city of Delhi today stands as an epitome of the whole history of Indo-Islamic architecture).
Rest, relax and afternoon sightseeing tour of Lodhi Gardens for Photography.
Day 3 : To Bandhavgarh National Park
Early morning transfer to the airport to board your short flight to Jabalpur (departs 10:10 arrives 12:00).
Meeting and assistance on arrival and drive to Bandhavgarh National Park in private chauffeur driver air-conditioned cars. Check-in at Kings Lodge for 8 nights.
Evening presentation on Bandhavgarh National Park by the local Naturalist. B, L, D
Day 4 -10 : Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon enjoy game drives for photography of the wildlife of Bandhavgarh National Park. Afternoon on Wednesday the 2nd March will be at leisure. B, L, D
Day 11 : To Delhi
Steve will conduct a morning Photography session around the lodge after breakfast. Time to relax until transfer to Jabalpur airport for your flight back to Delhi (flight departs at 16:30 and arrives Delhi at 18:40.
Overnight stay at Radisson Hotel near International airport. B, L, D
Day 12 : To London
Transfer to International airport for your return British Airways flight BA256 leaving Delhi at 10:50 arrival Heathrow at 15:20.
Looking to extend your holiday ? Contact our consultants today for your options. B
|Price per person
|Single room supplement
- International airfare on Scheduled British airways flight in economy class inclusive all taxes.
- Internal flights between Delhi-Jabalpur-Delhi.
- Airconditioned accommodation with private facilities.
- All meals in Bandavgarh National Park. Daily breakfast & dinner in Delhi.
- Wildlife Safaris and Tiger photography
- Services of a local naturalist and Steve Race Wildlife Photographer.
- All transfers by private cars / Jeeps (mini coach in Delhi)
- Complimentary mineral water while travelling and on sightseeing.
- Full ATOL Bonding.
- India visa fee. On booking we will send you a step by step guide how to obtain an E-toursit visa for India online.
- Travel Insurance*
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Tips and gratuities.
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.
• Make sure it includes comprehensive medical and repatriation cover.
• Make sure it provides cover for your whole trip (whether one day or over a year).
• Make sure it covers you for all activities.
• Disclose pre-existing medical conditions.
• Take your policy number and the 24-hour emergency contact numbers with you.
If you have any doubts about your cover, check with your insurer. Please note Covid-19 cover is now available.
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