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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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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: 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 (or similar). 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)
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. (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, 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)
Morning jeep 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. (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 based in 4- and 5-star
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