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13 Days From C$6,195

Overview

If its tigers you're looking for, in Kanha, Pench, Satpura and Bandhavgarh you'll find some of the best parks in the country, as well as the best accommodations. Stay within the renowned Pugdundee safari lodges for an Indian safari experience driven by conservation and community development. Beginning in Delhi, you’ll have an opportunity to ride on India’s famous railways to Katni. It is then onto your first tiger reserve, Bandhavgarh National Park. Shared morning and afternoon game ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be treated almost daily to a wildlife safari in India’s famous Tiger Reserves
  • Go in search of the mighty Bengal tiger, the elusive Indian leopard, sloth bears and wild dogs
  • Stay in the eco-focused and luxurious Pugdundee wildlife lodges
  • Experience a walking safari and evening boat ride in Satpura National Park
  • Enjoy the breathtaking forests and wilderness landscapes of Kanha, Satpura, Pench and Bandhavgarh
  • Ride India’s famous railways

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI - KATNI

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI - KATNI

Arrive Delhi in the morning, where you can relax in an airport hotel for a few hours, before boarding a train to Katni.

DAY 2: KATNI - BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2: KATNI - BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

Upon arrival in Katni you will be met by a representative and driven to Bandhavgarh National Park. After settling into your lodge, embark on a shared afternoon game drive in Bandhavgarh, the finest park for tiger sightings. The broken hilly terrain, grassy swamps and forested valleys provide ideal concealment for this most predatory of beasts.

Kings Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

Spend the morning and afternoon on a game drive in the park, each time of the day provides a different perspective as the numerous prey species - Sambar deer, langur, wild boar and barking deer - come out of hiding, luring the mighty Bengal tiger and the elusive Indian leopard.

Kings Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK - KANHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK - KANHA NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast, drive to Kanha National Park. Kanha and the nearby forests provided inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's delightful Jungle Book. Imagine the mighty Sher Khan prowling close by as you watch and wait, secreted in your 'hide'! Kanha is an outstanding National Park with about 30 species of mammals and 225 species of birds and you will explore it this afternoon on a game drive.

Kanha Earth Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: KANHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5: KANHA NATIONAL PARK

Today you will enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in Kanha National Park. The variety of habitat gives rise to a wonderful mix of animals to spot - the grassland plateau is home to the Gaur (Indian bison) and four-horned Antelope, whilst in dense clumps of forest shy jungle cat and civet roam. Here Project Tiger is actively pursuing conservation projects in the park, increasing the chance of seeing a tiger.

Kanha Earth Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: KANHA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 6: KANHA NATIONAL PARK

Another day of morning and afternoon shared game safaris looking for sloth bear, swamp deer, bison and the elusive leopard. Feel the echoes of Kipling's books as you wander through the lightly wooded grassland where wolf and dhole lie in wait.

Kanha Earth Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: KANHA NATIONAL PARK - PENCH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: KANHA NATIONAL PARK - PENCH NATIONAL PARK

Begin the day driving to Pench National Park for another chance to spot wildlife in another one of India's superb tiger parks. Species who call the park home include leopard, porcupine, hyena, and barking deer. There are over 210 species of birds - including peafowl, magpie robin and crimson breasted barbet.

Pench Tree Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: PENCH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 8: PENCH NATIONAL PARK

Pench lies at the foot of the Satpura range with undulating terrain - small hills, open grass meadows and dense forests. Spend the morning and afternoon exploring the park in search of sloth bear, gaur, nilgai, wild dog, chausingha, jackals, rhesus macaque and flying squirrels.

Pench Tree Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: PENCH NATIONAL PARK - SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 9: PENCH NATIONAL PARK - SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast, drive to Satpura National Park (6-7 hrs) where you will be able to rest and enjoy one of India's more unique parks. Satpura is one of the least visited of India's Parks, yet offers some of the best safari experiences - including kayaking and walking, allowing you to get closer to nature than ever. This evening relax on a boat safari on the River Denwa, listening out for the sounds of the creatures of the night.

Denwa Backwater Escape
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 10: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

Spend the morning and afternoon on a game drive of Satpura, or you can go for a jungle walk. The landscape is rugged with narrow gorges, deep ravines, dense forests and supports a vast number of mammals including the tiger, leopard, bison and wild dog.

Denwa Backwater Escape
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 11: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK

Another full day with morning and afternoon game drives. Alternatively, there are other activities you can choose from in the area, like a night safari in the buffer zone, owl watching, a village walk, open country bird watching or just driving out to enjoy sundowners in a scenic spot.

Denwa Backwater Escape
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK - BHOPAL - DELHI

DAY 12: SATPURA NATIONAL PARK - BHOPAL - DELHI

In the morning drive to Bhopal, the journey will take approximately 3.5 hrs. Board the afternoon Shatabdi Express train to Delhi before checking into your airport hotel.

Pullmans New Delhi Aerocity
Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

WILD CENTRAL INDIA IN STYLE (13 DAYS) C$6,195

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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