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The Jungle Book: Wildlife of India

Private Travel | Wildlife 12 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £3255

Travel into the heart of India and follow the trail of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger in the national parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. Enjoy wildlife drives with expert naturalist guides.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Discover Kipling's India
  • Visit 3 of Madhya Pradesh's best National Parks
  • Enjoy 13 expert-led game drives
  • Stay in luxurious Taj Safari lodges
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner at renowned "Varq" restaurant
  • Parks are closed from May - September
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi


Day 2: Delhi

Overnight stay in the Sheraton Saket. (N)

Day 3: To Katni

Fly to Jabalpur and drive to Bandhavgarh for a 3-night stay at Bandhav Vilas / Kings Lodge*. (B, L, D)

Days 4-5: Bandhavgarh National Park

Two full days of wildlife viewing. Famous for its tigers, the park is also home to chausinghas, wild boars and elusive leopards. The park is enjoying a golden period, with sightings of tigers the best it has been for many years. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Kanha National Park

Drive to Kanha and spend 3 nights at the Chitvan Jungle Lodge / Singinawa Jungle Lodge* located by Mukki Gate; a favourite among safari-goers, Singinawa is noted for its highly experienced naturalists. The Mukki zone’s dominant male tiger, Chhota Munna, will steal your heart. (B, L, D)

Days 7-8: Kanha National Park

One of the inspirations for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Kanha is a former hunting ground for high-ranking British army officers. There is a wide variety of wildlife here including tigers, leopards and langur monkeys. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Pench National Park

Drive to the Pench tiger reserve for 2 nights at Pench Jungle Camp / Jamtara Wilderness Camp*. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Pench National Park

Full day of wildlife viewing. The fauna is varied, with cheetah, sambar and nilgai regularly seen grazing. February to March is best for wildlife sightings and November to March for birdwatching. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly to Mumbai

Drive to Nagpur and take the flight to Mumbai (Bombay). Stay overnight at the The LaLit Mumbai. (B)

Day 12: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for the flight to London. (B)

Meal Basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No Meals

Important infomation Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

*Luxury accommodation

There is the option to upgrade to luxury accommodation. The starting price is from £3,775pp.

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.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The LaLiT Mumbai
    The LaLiT Mumbai

    Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Sahar International airport, the The Lalit Mumbai offers first-class accommodation in its 369 comfortably furnished rooms and suites. The rooms are spacious and combine traditional features with contemporary style. The hotel offers a variety of dining options and leisure facilities include a holistic health centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Singinawa Jungle Lodge
    Singinawa Jungle Lodge

    Set among 22 hectares of grassy meadows and bamboo forests, Singinawa Jungle Lodge is a short drive away from the entrance to Kanha National Park. Each of the 12 stone and slate cottages features a spacious bedroom with private veranda, open fireplace and en suite bathroom with a rain shower. A secluded bungalow, which offers four avifauna themed rooms, was added in 2016. Its proximity to the national park combined with a small watering hole and the river means wildlife, especially birds and deer, are often spotted within the grounds of the property. Features: 16 rooms, restaurant, spa, library, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Ceiling fan, mosquito net, minibar, hairdryer

  • Pench Jungle Camp
    Pench Jungle Camp

    Spread over 20 hectares of lush foliage, sprawling lawns and untouched landscape, the Pench Jungle Camp offers authentic jungle accommodation less than 1km from the gate of Pench National Park. Accommodation is mixed with permanent tents, deluxe safari cottages, four standard rooms and a family suite for guests to choose from. Inspired by the ethnic architecture, a centrally located apartment houses an open dining hall and modern kitchen serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. The dining area has a fireplace ideal for cool evenings whilst the bar, Chaupal, is located around the campfire and a great place to relax after a day of wildlife drives.

  • Kings Lodge
    Kings Lodge

    Kings Lodge is set among a sprawling estate of 12 acres in Rancha village, just 10 minutes from the entrance to the Bandhavgarh National Park. Accommodation is in 12 cottages and rooms on stilts, all of which are air-conditioned and equipped with en-suite modern bathrooms. All rooms have large open verandahs overlooking grasslands and forest. Facilities include multi-cuisine dining hall, well-stocked nature library, swimming pool, massage deck and a well trained team of in-house naturalists.

  • Jamtara Wilderness Camp
    Jamtara Wilderness Camp

    On the edge of Pench National Park in India's Madhya Pradesh, the new Jamtara Wilderness Camp features luxury safari tents set in the shade of a beautiful Arjuna copse. The front of each tent can be rolled up to offer unparalleled views from the comfort of your bed, or sleep under the stars snuggled under a quilt on the deck outside. Located on the opposite side of the park to other camps, Jamtara's vehicles have access to a little-used entrance to spot the myriad wild animals including: bison, wild dogs, sambar deer and elusive tigers.Features: 12 luxury tents, dining room<br>Room Amenities: Safe, hot drinks, hairdryer

  • Chitvan Jungle Lodge
    Chitvan Jungle Lodge

    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 friendly chef and his open and ...

  • Bandhav Vilas
    Bandhav Vilas

    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.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3255 per person

High season from £3255 per person


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Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

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    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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