The combination of culture and wilderness gives this two-week trip its special magic.  Starting in Delhi, India’s capital, experience its particular blend of history and vibrant modernity before enjoying the ambience of Jaipur’s Moghul palaces and exciting markets contained within its pink city walls. Then it is off to discover the rich diversity of India’s wild kingdoms, filled with exotic animals and birds in game parks that are renowned for their scenery.  There will be plenty of game viewing opportunities at some of the country’s most visited national parks including Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna.  These are the realms of not only many fascinating species of mammals and hundreds of species of colourful birdlife, but of the much-treasured Royal Bengal Tigers.  Tiger sighting will be the ultimate thrill, leaving you with everlasting memories of India at its best.

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Day 1


Arriving at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport you are greeted by our staff who will transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to relax.

Accommodation:  At your selected hotel – 2 nights.



After breakfast, we set off on a full day, guided tour of the city.  In Old Delhi visit Jama Masjid then drive past the Red Fort before taking a short rickshaw ride through the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. You also visit Rajghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.  Following lunch we explore the British Raj architecture of Lutyen’s New Delhi, driving past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House) and the Parliament buildings with a photo stop at the India Gate. The tour finishes with a visit to the ancient minaret Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.

Day 3


Today we set off for Jaipur (265 km/5 hrs). Often referred as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, check in to the hotel.

This afternoon, we will have opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of two of its wonderful markets, the famous Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 2 nights.

Day 4


Following an early breakfast this morning we make a short excursion through the nearby Aravali Hills to visit the stunning Amber Fort with the option of entering the fort on an elephant.  In the afternoon we visit the beautiful City Palace, the ancient observatory, Jantar Mantar as well as Hawa Mahal known as the Palace of the Winds.

Day 5


Our drive today takes us to Ranthambore National Park (170 km/3½ hrs).  After check in at your hotel in Ranthambhore, enjoy an afternoon jeep or canter safari through this beautiful park better known for its tigress “Machali” perhaps the single-most photographed big cat of the world.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 2 nights.

Day 6


Today enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive through the park.  Besides being a tiger reserve, Ranthambhore is also home to many other species of mammals such as the Common Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Nilgai, Spotted deer and Sambhar deer.  It is also a birdwatchers paradise. You might also like to take an optional visit to Ranthambhore Fort after the morning safari.

Day 7


After another wonderful day of game viewing drives in the park, tonight you will be transferred from your lodge to Sawai Madhopur railway station (15 minutes drive) to take an overnight train to Jabalpur.

Overnight on board

Day 8


Upon arrival at Jabalpur in the morning, we drive to Kanha National Park (200 km/4 hrs), which is arguably one of the best parks of India. This pristine wilderness, dominated by Sal trees, offers stunning landscapes of vast meadows and dense forests.  After checking in at the lodge, the balance of the day is free to relax and enjoy the surrounding tranquillity.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 3 nights

Days 9&10


During the next 2 days, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.  Besides having a healthy population of tigers, Kanha also has many other species of mammals such as the Common Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Leopard, Sloth Bears, Wild Dogs, Chowsingha, Indian Gaur, Spotted deer, Sambhar deer, Barking deer and endangered Barasingha (Swamp deer). This park also has over 300 species of birds.

Day 11


Following another safari this morning, we drive to Bandhavgarh National Park (300 km/5-6 hrs), our last park of this trip, which offers a final chance to see tigers in the wild.

Upon arrival at the lodge, rest of the day is at leisure and it is not uncommon to hear the occasional rutting and alarm calls of resident deer species coming from the park.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 3 nights

Days 12&13


There will be daily morning and afternoon game drives through the park in specially designed 4×4 open Gyspy vehicles during the next 2 days.  Lying in the foothills of Vindhya hills, this picturesque park has a beautiful fort offering superb views of lush green forest consisting of Sal and other mixed trees with large stretches of Bamboo, grassland and meadows. Besides offering even more chances of seeing a tiger in the wild, this park also has many other mammals such as Leopards, Sloth Bears, Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Indian gaur (Bison) and other smaller mammals, reptiles and birds.

An optional visit to the fort can be organized where you will be able to see a 35-foot tall reclining statue of Vishnu. Plus, while in Bandhavgarh, there is an option of enjoying a one-hour elephant ride in the Magadhi zone.

Day 14


This morning, we drive off to Panna National Park (205 km/4½ hrs).  Here, the Ken River which passes through the heart of this tiger reserve, provides much needed ecological support to its flora and fauna. Characterized by plateaus and deep gorges, the park has reintroduced tigers. Besides offering a reasonably good chance of tiger sighting, the other animals to watch out for are Leopards, Sloth bear, Jackal, Wild Dogs beside many other wildlife species. It has over 200 species of birds including King vulture.

In the afternoon enjoy a boat safari in Ken River.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 2 nights

Day 15


Start the day with a morning jeep safari in the park.  The afternoon is at leisure with time for you to stroll around the lush green buffer zone, take a walk along the Ken River or just relax at your lodge

Day 16


Today we transfer you from your hotel in Panna to Khajuraho airport (25 km/45 minutes) for flight to Delhi and for onward connection for your flight back home.



All parks of Madhya Pradesh remain closed on every Wednesday afternoon

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