A Jungle Journey (13 Days)
There are few sights in the natural world more awe-inspiring than observing a wild Tiger at close quarters. This innovative program is arguably the most exciting and comprehensive wildlife journey that can be enjoyed in India, whilst staying in comfortable safari tents and lodges. With its incredibly diverse climate, terrain and vegetation, the sub-continent is home to a hugely varied and exclusive selection of wildlife, bird-life and flora and fauna. There are a great many protected areas and wildlife parks in India. We focus on providing this supreme wildlife experience during visits to Kanha Tiger Reserve, Pench National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park Feel your heart pound while watching a magnificent wild tiger stroll through its native habitat; explore bamboo thickets and sal forests; watch the mahouts and their elephants as they search the jungle for tigers , you’ll be inspired to pen your own ‘Jungle Book.
• The magnificent Red fort and humayn’s Tomb, India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid, and Gandhi’s crematorium Raj Ghat and visit of Shik Temple
• Abundant flora and fauna at three of India’s foremost parks and bird life .
• Feel the thrill of daily safaris in each park and spend time with naturalists who expert knowledge of each park and its wildlife
• The trip starts from Pench National Park, a hidden gem and a wonderful place to relax in a much more peaceful park
• Kanha National Park – One of India’s greatest wildlife reserves
• Bandhavgarh National Park – India’s most densely tiger populated park
• Watch the sunset over the iconic grandeur of the Taj Mahal and explore the magnificent Agra Fort
On arrival into Delhi you will be greeted by your Wild Eye Travels representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in. We have a number of exceptional restaurant recommendations which offer the best of the best of Indian cuisine, please discuss with us and we can make reservations on your behalf.
Start your day by exploring the fascinating Old Delhi area, where you will walk past old crumbling havelis, see vibrant street food stalls, visit the famous Jama Masjid mosque and wander through colourful markets. Continue to the imposing Red Fort, one of the most important buildings of Mughal architecture from that period. In complete contrast to the medieval Old Delhi, New Delhi stands in formal splendour; a city of wide boulevards offering ever-changing perspectives of Lutyens' landscaped city. Highlights include Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Humayun's Tomb, architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, as well as a visit to the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, where you can also visit the community kitchen where thousands are fed delicious food every day.
Humayun's tomb , Shik Temple, Raj Ghat and Old Delhi walk
Royal Plaza, Pride Plaza or similar With B/F
Early breakfast, and transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 05:55 hrs to arrive Nagpur at 07:40 hrs. Meet at the airport and a 2-hour drive to the Pench National Park. There is no better base for exploring Pench Tiger Reserve with the chance to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep outside under the stars. Waking to the sound of the birds, monkeys and even the odd alarm call is exciting and makes this a very special place to stay. As well as daily game drives you will have the opportunity to explore the local village of Jamtara, gaining a fascinating insight into rural village life. Evenings spent around a blazing log fire comparing wildlife and sharing pictures is the perfect way to end the day.
2 Game Drive
After two nights in Pench, it is now off to Kanha National Park. Your drive through rural India takes you to Kanha National Park. Its lush forests, meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The largest wildlife sanctuary in Asia, Kanha was one of the first Project Tiger reserves in India and is home to tiger, leopard, wolf, jackal, sloth bear, macaque, wild dog, and a stunning spectrum of birds. On jungle safaris in open 4×4 vehicles, watch for shy creatures hiding in the grasses and listen to the vibrant sounds of nature – mating calls, alarms, even casual roars. Walks can also be arranged, as well as visiting the local villages.
5 Game Drive
Cooking class with forest guard tribe family and village visit
Kanha Jungle Lodge or Similar. With B,L,D
After three nights at kanha, it is now off to Bandhavgarh which you will reach with a four hour drive. Each park you will visit has its own distinct characteristics and mix of wildlife to keep your sighting experiences varied. Bandhavgarh however, with its open grasslands and steep rocky outcrops has the highest tiger density in the Subcontinent and therefore offers a good chance of a coveted sighting. It is also a magical park for other reasons; during your three nights here, you can drive up a steep mountain in the centre of the park to visit the remote temple and deserted fort, then look down on the expanse of the park, perhaps even watching eagles catching the thermals below.
Late Night train to Agra
5 Game Drive and Evening Train to Agra
Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge or Similar with B,L,D
Then, take the over night train to Agra from Bandhavgarh, to experience the incredible Taj Mahal. On your first afternoon in Agra we have included some of the highlights of the city for you including the Agra Fort where Shah Jehan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned by his son and had a small window from which to gaze out over his creation and the tomb of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Haward plaza , Sarovar or similar with B/F
After a relaxed breakfast, drive to New Delhi from Agra 4 hour drive to International Airport to board your flight back home/onward.
Visit if we have time
Day room near airport / Transfer to Airport
• Hotel and Jungle Lodges Accommodation at the listed hotels
• Daily Breakfast at the hotels
• Meals included at Pench , Kanha and Bandhavgarh
• Private chauffeur- car for airport transfers, sightseeing & inter-city drives
• Services of English-speaking guides for private city tours/sightseeing
• Entrance fee for monuments as listed in the itinerary
• All game drives at Pench kanha and Bandhavgarh
• 4 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in each park
• Domestic Flights / Train during the Tour
• All Government taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate road taxes
• If group above 4 pax tour guide for entire tour
• International Flight
• Travel insurance & Visa
• Camera charges (Video/Still)
• Personal Expenses (tips, porterage, phone, internet, beverages)
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