Wild India

Embark on an exhilarating journey through some of India’s premier national parks where the Tiger has been part of the folklore for generations. Ranthambore in Rajasthan is renowned for its excellent Tiger sightings. The neighbouring park at Kanha, one of the finest in the country, has vast open meadows and grasslands offering ideal grazing territory for mammals that form part of the food-chain. Each of these parks, with its sizeable tiger population, provides you with the possibility of observing these beautiful cats from up-close in their natural habitat.

In Agra, you will soak in the beauty of another kind when you visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. You will stay in good resorts in each of the parks, where accommodation is comfortable but simple and in first class hotels in cities. The tour uses a combination of road and train travel.

Group size – 4-16 people

Internal travel – Air-conditioned coach

Accompanying guide – English speaking accompanying guide throughout

Meal plan – Breakfast daily, full board in the game reserves

Day 1- Delhi
You will be greeted on arrival in Delhi and transferred to The Park Hotel or similar for overnight stay.

Day 2- Delhi & Ranthambore
In the morning you will enjoy a characteristically Indian experience with a short train ride to Ranthambore. You will stay at Ranthambore Kothi or similar for two nights.

Day 3- Ranthambore
Named after the historic fortress that lies within its territory, Ranthambore park is one of the largest parks in India stretching over 382 sq km of dense, tropical, dry forest. The park has a sizeable population of the Royal Bengal Tiger as well as leopards, wild boars, hyena, sloth bears and a few species of deer. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. You will begin your jungle experience by taking shared jeep safaris in the morning and afternoon.

Day 4- Ranthambore & Agra
You will enjoy a morning park safari before taking another train journey to Bharatpur. You will drive for a couple of hours to Agra, visiting Fatehpur sikri en route. You will stay overnight at ITC Mughal, or similar.

Day 5- Agra & Bandhavgarh
In the morning you will visit the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Later you will take an overnight train journey in air-conditioned sleeper class.

Day 6- Bandhavgarh
You will arrive Katni in the morning and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. You will then check into the Kings Lodge or similar for three nights. The park is situated in the Vindhya hills with an undulating terrain and is home to the tiger, leopard, spotted deer, blackbuck, gaur (wild ox), sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, and barking deer. The rich and varied birdlife includes golden orioles, parakeets, hornbills and partridges. You will visit the park in the afternoon.

Day 7- Bandhavgarh
You will enjoy a full day of jungle activities.

Day 8- Bandhavgarh
Enjoy a full day of jungle activities.

Day 9- Bandhavgarh, Kanha
After a morning safari you will drive to Kanha, one of the largest and the finest national parks in the country. Besides the tiger, its predators include leopard, dhole (wild dog), sloth bear, striped hyena and jungle cat. Other animals like grey langur, gaur (wild ox), nilgai, black buck, chowsingha, wild boar, and deer are commonly seen in the open plains here. Golden-backed woodpeckers, white-breasted kingfishers, purple sunbirds, golden orioles, roseringed parakeets and baya weavers are among its many birds. You will stay for three nights at the Earth Lodge or similar.

Day 10- Kanha
Enjoy a full day of jungle activities.

Day 11- Kanha
Enjoy a full day of jungle activities.

Day 12- Kanha & Nagpur
After a morning game drive, you will proceed to Nagpur by road where you will stay overnight at the Radisson or similar hotel, near the airport.

Day 13- Nagpur
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Departure Dates
Sat 20 Oct 2018: £2545
Sat 10 Nov 2018: £2545
Sat 19 Jan 2019: £2545
Sat 02 Mar 2019: £2545
Sat 30 Mar 2019: £2495
Sat 20 Apr 2019: £2445

Single supplements
Ask about single supplements. Other departure dates may be available – ask for details.

Accommodation
Upgraded accommodation may also be an option so please ask for details.

Flights
We can add international flights to this tour so it is protected under the ATOL scheme. We have access to all major airlines from regional airports and can arrange upgrades to Premium, Business Class and First Class where available, as for details.