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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 walking safaris
and nights under canvas, while Pench
inspired Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated novel
The Jungle Book.
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Saving up to £200 on specific departures when booked by 12 Jan 19
Depart on the Jet Airways flight from London (regional connections available) to Mumbai (Bombay). On arrival, transfer to the Trident Nariman Point (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (N)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will see some of the city’s landmarks including the Gateway of India 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 Pench Jungle Camp (or similar). Pench National Park is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. After lunch, visit a local village. Evening talk by an expert naturalist followed by a night walk. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife drive in the company of resident naturalists. Pench tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores in India. (B, L, D)
This morning drive to Kanha National Park for 3 nights at Chitvan Jungle Lodge (or similar). 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)
Early morning wildlife drive. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Further wildlife drive in the afternoon. 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 Forsyth Lodge (or similar). The park's limited exposure to humans, and optional walking safaris, means Satpura is the only place in India that offers an intimate wilderness experience. The park is home to tigers, 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. Evening stargazing session. (B, L, D)
Accompanied by a naturalist and a tracker, go on a morning 4x4 safari. After lunch enjoy an afternoon walking safari. (B, L, D)
Morning 4x4 safari. Afternoon safari by boat. (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 (or similar). (B)
Morning at leisure or optional visit to the world-famous stupas at Sanchi. Fly to Delhi for an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Aerocity (or similar). (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 based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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