Call of the wild

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Run by: TransIndus

Reference number: Group Tour

From: £2445.00

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. Bandhavgarh, in central India, has rocky hills rising from valleys with dense forests and swamps. 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 us with the possibility of observing these beautiful cats from up-close in their natural habitat.

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

Day 1 Delhi

Greeted on arrival in Delhi and transfer to The Park Hotel or similar for overnight stay. 

Day 2 Delhi, Ranthambore 

Morning you will enjoy a characteristically Indian experience with a short train ride to Ranthambore. 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. Begin your jungle experience by taking shared jeep safaris in the morning and afternoon.

Day 4 Ranthambore, Agra

Enjoy another morning park safari before taking another train journey to Bharatpur. Drive for a couple of hours to Agra visiting Fatehpur sikri en route. Stay overnight at ITC Mughal or similar.

Day 5 Agra, Bandhavgarh

In the morning visit the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Later we take an overnight train journey in air-conditioned sleeper class.

Day 6 Bandhavgarh

Arrive Katni in the morning and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. 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. We visit the park in the afternoon.

Day 7 Bandhavgarh

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 we 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. We 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, we proceed to Nagpur by road where we stay overnight at the Radisson or similar hotel, near the airport.

Day 13 Nagpur

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. 

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