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Combine exploring some of India’s lesser-visited national parks in
search of tigers with seeing elaborate temple complexes, sacred
ceremonies and exceptional architecture in historic Lucknow.
Fly to Delhi and transfer to the Pride Plaza for 1 night. Explore some of the capital’s lesser-visited sights including Hauz Khas, Agrasen-ki Baoli and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. (N)Day 3: Bandhavgarh National Park
Fly to Jabalpur before driving to Bandhavgarh, home to one of India’s highest tiger populations. Stay 2 nights at the Bandhav Vilas. (B, D)Day 4: Bandhavgarh National Park
Early morning and afternoon 4×4 safaris in search of tigers. (B, L, D)Days 5-6: Panna National Park
Drive to Panna and transfer to the Sarai at Toria for a 2-night stay. Day excursion to Panna National Park with its population of tigers, leopards and nilgais. Stop at the Ken River Lodge for lunch. (B) (B, L)Day 7: Khajuraho • Varanasi
Explore Khajuraho’s majestic temples with their exquisite carvings. This afternoon, fly to Varanasi for a 2-night stay at the Suryauday Haveli. This evening, observe an aarti ceremony. (B)Day 8: Varanasi
Morning boat ride on the Ganges then visit the Brijrama Palace for breakfast overlooking the river. Afternoon tour of Sarnath. (B)Day 9: Lucknow
Morning train to Lucknow for a 2-night stay at the Taj Mahal Lucknow. Early evening heritage and culinary walk. (B)Day 10: Lucknow
Explore Lucknow’s key sites including the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara and La Martinière College. (B)Day 11: Dudhwa National Park
Morning drive to Dudhwa National Park, home to tigers, one-horned rhinos and Gangetic dolphins. 3 nights at the Jaagir Lodge. (B, D)Day 12: Dudhwa National Park
Morning 4×4 safari. Afternoon at leisure for further safaris, village walks, photography classes or interactive culinary lessons. (B, L, D)Day 13: Dudhwa National Park • Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Morning 4×4 safari at the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, inhabited by tigers, swamp deer and an array of birdlife. (B, L, D)Days 14-15: Fly to Delhi • Fly home
Return to Lucknow and fly to Delhi for an overnight stay at the Pullman Aerocity. Fly home the following day. (B, L) (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Located on the banks of the River Ken, on the outskirts of the Panna Tiger Reserve, is the luxurious but homely Serai at Toria. The eight traditionally built cottages come with their own private courtyards and verandas. They are traditionally designed with the application of mud and thatched roofs. Features: 8 cottages, outdoor dining, terrace. Room amenities: Ceiling fan, desk, en suite bathroom.
Bordering the Gomti river and spread across 13 hectares of beautiful manicured gardens, the Taj Mahal Lucknow is an elegant hotel reflecting the architecture of the Nawabi era. Graceful pillars and rich tapestries add to its regal character, which is extended to the design of the characterful bedrooms. The hotel offers 110 rooms including four suites, all of which overlook either the beautiful gardens or the swimming pool. The restaurant specialises in delicious Awadh cuisine, a reflection of the rich culinary tradition of the city. Features: 110 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, reading room, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities.
Perched on the Shivala ghats, overlooking the sacred Ganges River, Suryauday Haveli, a 20th-century retreat, was originally built for elderly pilgrims by the royal family of Nepal. Sensitively restored, the 14 simply furnished rooms and suites enjoy spectacular views of the ghats and are ideal for those seeking to absorb the spirit and legacy of the holy city of Varanasi. The restaurant serves vegetarian food only and does not have a menu -guests are usually treated to a daily menu from the chef. The Suryauday Haveli does not serve alcohol.
Conveniently located adjacent to both the international and domestic airport terminals, the Pullman is a modern, comfortable hotel with large rooms. There is also a large shopping mall in close proximity with several restaurants. The rooms are contemporary in design with a good selection of amenities. There are two restaurants, one serving Indian and international cuisine and an Asian restaurant that specialises in Vietnamese and Thai food.
Pride Plaza Hotel offers a comfortable stay just 2.5 miles from Delhi International airport. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa as well as modern amenities. Features: 385 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air-conditioning, minibar, television, hairdryer.
Set on the edge of the Bandhavgarh National Park, overlooking the central Indian wilderness, Bandhav Vilas is a charming, comfortable, wildlife lodge. Each of the 20 spacious rooms is comfortably furnished, elegantly decorated, combines traditional with contemporary style and features a private sit out and courtyard. At Bandhav Vilas, breakfast and lunch is usually served in the main dining room and the menu features a choice of Indian and western meals; there is also an interactive open-air dining experience on most evenings (October to April only). Private dining venues are also available. Other facilities at this lodge include a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a library with a good collection of books on wildlife and a spa.
Low season from £4245 per person
High season from £4325 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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