Over the past year in Kanha National Park, sightings of its iconic tigers have been particularly good, especially in the Kisli and Mukki ranges. This small group tour explores central India's national parks in search of tigers.
Kanha is known for its wild dogs, leopards and sloth bears, Satpura offers the opportunity for walking safaris and nights under canvas whilst Pench inspired Rudyard Kiplings noble "Jungle Book."
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Depart on the Jet Airways flight from London
to Mumbai (Bombay) (regional connections
available). On arrival, transfer to the Trident
Nariman Point for a 2-night stay. (N)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will
see some of the city’s landmarks: the Gateway
of India, the Victoria Terminus, Rajabai Clock
Tower and the High Court. Visit the Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly
the Prince of Wales Museum. Drive past the
Hanging Gardens and Parsi Tower of Silence,
including a photo-stop at the Dhobi Ghat. (B)
Take the morning flight to Nagpur and transfer
to Pench National Park for 2 nights at Tathastu
Resort. Pench National Park, nestling in the lower
southern reaches of the Satpura hills, is named
after Pench river, meandering through the park
from north to south. After lunch, visit a local
village. Evening stargazing session. (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife drives in search of Shere Khan as immortalised in Kipling's Jungle Book. The rich biodiversity of the park will be explained to you by a trained naturalist. (B, L, D)
This morning drive to Kanha National Park for
3 nights at Chitvan Jungle Lodge. The park was
created in 1955 and today is among the most
scenic wildlife reserves in Asia. (B, L, D)
Early morning wildlife drive. There are 175 varieties of birds in Kanha, although most
visitors are looking out for Kanha's major
attraction, the tiger. Return to the hotel for
breakfast. In the afternoon take a further
wildlife drive in the park. (B, L, D)
Take an early morning and a late afternoon 4x4 safari in search of the elusive tiger. Other wildlife to look out for include the Indian elephant, peacocks, wild boars and barasinghas, also known locally as 'swamp deer'. (B, L, D)
This morning drive to Satpura National Park
and stay 3 nights at Reni Pani Lodge. The park's
limited exposure to humans, combined with the
option of walking safaris in the core area, means
Satpura is arguably the only place in India that
offers an intimate wilderness experience. Other
than the small tiger population, the park is
home to leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, wild
boars, langurs and Indian gaurs. Birding here
is also excellent and many raptors, as well as
kingfishers and terns, can be spotted. (B, L, D)
Accompanied by a naturalist and a tracker, go
on a morning jeep safari, allowing you to cover
wide swathes of the Satpura reserve looking
for leopards, gaurs (Indian bison), sloth bears,
wild dogs, hyenas and elusive tigers. After lunch
enjoy an afternoon walking safari. (B, L, D)
Explore Satpura by jeep, on foot and by boat. The most common way of seeing the park is via a jeep safari where you will be escorted by highly trained naturalists in pursuit of tigers, sloth bears, leopards and many more species that live within the park. Night safari in the buffer zone. (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning drive to
Bhopal, visiting the Bhimbetka caves, known for
their prehistoric paintings, en route. Overnight at
the Jehan Numa Palace. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional visit to the worldfamous
stupas at Sanchi. Fly to Delhi for an
overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Aerocity. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to London
with Jet Airways. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide.
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Set among 14 acres of land, Chitvan Jungle Lodge is surrounded by hills, thick woods and open grasslands. Inspired by the five natural elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether), the 12 suites at Chitvan are spacious and designed to offer uninterrupted views of the forests and the surrounding countryside. The suites are furnished to a high standard and many of the suites on the ground level feature an open outdoor shower. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool and a library. Other than the restaurant there are at least a dozen spots where the hotel staff can arrange private dinners on request. Activities organised by the lodge include pottery and cooking demonstrations and visit to local village market. The owners encourage guests to actively participate in the various activities on offer, and those who wish to prepare their own meal can take advantage of the...
The Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport is particularly convenient for transit travellers. Standard rooms are spacious and all have modern features including free wireless internet access, large flat-screen television and triple-glazed windows for a quiet night's sleep. Facilities include a 24-hour gym, spa and swimming pool. There are three separate dining options as well as 24-hour room...
The Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal lies nestled on the slopes of the Shamla Hills of Bhopal. Set in five acres of lush greenery and splashes of colorful bougainvillea the Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal makes for a delightful and charming get away.The Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal is a superb example of a medley of British Colonial, Italian Renaissance and Classical Greek Architecture. All guest-rooms have air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, dataport, hair dryer, mini bar and IDD telephone. The hotel also has a restaurant, swimming pool and tennis...
On the edge of the Satpura Tiger Reserve, rugged hills, a seasonal stream, patches of agricultural land, teak and reni trees characterise the setting of Reni Pani Jungle Lodge. Owned and managed by members of the erstwhile Bhopal royal family, the lodge, spread among 12 hectares of wilderness, features 12 spacious independent cottages built using materials locally available in the region and tastefully furnished in ethnic style. The cottages, dotted around, are either set along the stream or in the woods across the stream or on the highest point of the rugged hillock and offer spectacular views of either the stream or the forests. Facilities at this lodge include a dining area, bar, outdoor pool and...
Tathatsu, which in the Sanskrit language means 'granted as you desire', is a safari resort located close to Pench National Park. Well equipped accommodation options include villas, tented rooms and exclusive units known as The Tree House and The Cave. The resort takes a flexible approach to dining, offering guests different choices of menus, from continental to Indian, served in different locations around the property. Activities available include wildlife drives in the nearby national park, nature walks, village visits, birdwatching, stargazing and archery.
Features: 43 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, library, indoor pool, spa, garden, barbecue facilities, children's playground.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, small fridge, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities, mosquito...
Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident Mumbai is located in the heart of Mumbai's central business district with the city's main shopping area only a short distance away. The Mumbai International Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel while the domestic airport is a 45-minute drive. The nearest railway links are 10-15 minutes from the hotel.
The hotel has 541 well-appointed guest rooms that are tastefully decorated. Superior rooms have a view of the Nariman Point business area and are equipped with air-conditioning, a work table, wireless Internet access, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Premier rooms have views of either city or Arabian Sea views and suites face the ocean and have a separate living area. Trident Club rooms have panoramic views of the ocean and offer access to the Trident Club with express check-in, breakfast, high tea...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Extend your time in India with a visit to Agra to
see the celebrated Taj Mahal.
Travel by train to Agra and spend 2 nights at the
Trident Agra. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, followed by
a tour of the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and the
impressive Agra fort. (B)
Travel by road to Delhi and fly to London with
Jet Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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