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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. This tour is ideal for those
wanting to delve deeper into the
complexities of Indian culture and
wildlife in the central plains and
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Arrive and transfer to the Holiday Inn Aerocity
(or similar) for 1 night. In the afternoon,
explore some of the capital’s lesser-visited
sights including Hauz Khas, Agrasen-ki Baoli
and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. (N)
Fly to Jabalpur before driving to Bandhavgarh
National Park, home to one of the highest tiger
populations in the country. Stay 2 nights at the
Bandhav Vilas (or similar). (B, D)
Early morning and afternoon 4x4 safaris. As
well as tigers, the park is home to leopards,
hyenas, bison and over 150 species of bird
including hornbills and kingfishers. (B, L, D)
Drive to Khajuraho and transfer to the
Radisson for a 2-night stay. (B)
Full-day excursion to Panna National Park with
its verdant forests, cascading waterfalls and
populations of tigers, leopards, sloth bears and
nilgais. En route, stop at the Ken River Lodge
for lunch overlooking the Ken river. (B, L)
Explore Khajuraho’s majestic temples with
their exquisite carvings depicting scenes from
famous battles, banquets and even icons from
the Kama Sutra. This afternoon, fly to Varanasi
for a 2-night stay at the Radisson. This evening,
observe the aarti ceremony. (B)
Morning boat ride on the Ganges then visit the
Brijrama Palace for breakfast overlooking the
river. Afternoon tour of Sarnath. (B)
Morning train to Lucknow for a 2-night stay at
the Vivanta By Taj Gomti Nagar. Early evening
heritage and culinary walk exploring the
chowks and bustling bylanes of Lucknow. (B)
Explore Lucknow's key sites including the Bara
Imambara and Chota Imambara; the Residency,
which came under siege during the 1857 Indian
mutiny; and La MartinieÌre College. (B)
Morning drive to Dudhwa National Park for
2 nights at the Jaagir Lodge, a grand former
colonial mansion surrounded by sprawling
farmland. Dudhwa is home to tigers, onehorned
rhinos, leopards, Gangetic dolphins
and over 400 species of birds. (B, D)
Morning 4x4 safari. Afternoon at leisure for
further safaris, village walks, photography
classes or interactive culinary lessons. (B, L, D)
This morning visit the Kishanpur Wildlife
Sanctuary for another 4x4 safari. The park has
an intricate ecosystem inhabited by tigers,
dolphins and swamp deer as well as an array
of exotic birdlife. Return to Lucknow before
flying back to Delhi for an overnight stay at the
Holiday Inn Aerocity. (B, L)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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