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The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture.
Only after stepping foot in India will you realise that Indian cuisine, as you know it, just doesn’t exist. To paint both the delicate and punchy flavours of India with the same broad brushstroke overlooks the smorgasbord of dishes on offer from north to south. Tried and tested recipes balance coriander, cumin and cardamom with almost scientific precision, guaranteeing a culinary experience you will never forget.
Enjoy a sneak peek into daily life in India by staying at a haveli or in a homestay. If only for a few nights, you will be welcomed into a family, enjoying traditional Indian hospitality, sampling home-cooked food and exploring the path less travelled. Staying at one of these unique lodgings will give you an incredible insight into real India, and you will be welcomed with open arms by hosts whose wealth of local knowledge knows no bounds. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from plantation bungalows to historic houses, majestic forts and charming cottages, a short stay in one of these unique properties allows you to immerse yourself in India rather than simply visit it.
India is a magical country which welcomes travellers with a chaotic and colourful assault on the senses. Never is this more prominent than during one of the many festivals. Below we have listed the dates for the major festivals in India. Speak to one of our specialists about incorporating one of these into a tailor-made itinerary.
With millions of passengers on the move every day, travelling on some 71,000 miles of track, India's intricate network of railways are the arteries of the country, connecting its bustling cities with its sleepy villages and everywhere in between. The sprawling rail network reaches the nooks and crannies of India which are otherwise impossible to find. Amongst the country's miles of train tracks are some of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world, most notable of which are its famed toy trains. Whilst perhaps not the most efficient way of getting from A to B, the experience is an absolute must to add to your India itinerary.
Complete Central India
Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve, Satpura National Park
Best for: Imagine Favourites, Safari, Wildlife
A rugged wilderness home to a myriad of wildlife, including the famed Bengal tiger, this itinerary offers the ultimate central India experience, involving remote lodges, luxury tented camps and safaris in four of India’s most prolific national parks.
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This comprehensive 14 night trip will take you to central India’s most stunning and diverse national parks in search of rare mammals, birds, reptiles and, of course, the majestic Bengal tiger. It is the ultimate itinerary for those who enjoy game drives, wildlife and are captured by the allure of India’s Bengal tiger.
The first stop is Bandhavgarh to enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in ‘gypsy’ jeeps, before driving to Kanha, one of India’s largest national parks with a healthy population of tiger and sloth bear. Next is the Pench Tiger Reserve for a three night stay at the luxury tented camp of Jamtara before driving to the final destination of Satpura National Park, one of India’s best kept secrets. Every national park and each property included in this itinerary offers something unique, and moving from one to the other enables you to fully experience the sheer diversity of wildlife and landscapes that lie at India’s heart.
Day 1 - 2 : Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the Pullman, a large modern hotel conveniently located close to Delhi’s international airport. Time here is free to spend how you wish, whether it be relaxing by the hotel's swimming pool, enjoying the extensive range of dining options or an afternoon tour of Delhi can also be arranged if you wish.
Day 2 - 3 : Delhi
Days 3 - 6 : Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Stay at Treehouse Hideaway for 3 nights
The following morning, you will be transferred back to the airport in time to catch a flight to Jabalpur. From Jabalpur, it’s a four hour drive to the Treehouse Hideaway, your accommodation for the next three nights whilst you explore Bandhavgarh National Park. Located at the edge of Bandhavgarh, the property’s five spacious treehouses attractively combine traditional jungle living and contemporary design, providing a wonderful base for exploring Bandhavgarh. Over the next two days you will enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives accompanied by expert naturalists from Treehouse Hideaway, spotting wildlife amongst Bandhavgarh’s tropical woodlands, valley grasslands and ruined temples.
Days 6 - 9 : Kanha National Park, India
Stay at Shergarh for 3 nights
From Treehouse Hideaway it’s approximately a six hour drive to Shergarh, an exclusive and comfortable tented camp on the edge of Kanha National Park. Spend the days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives through Kanha’s winding tracks and majestic forests, before retreating to the homely comfort of your private tent. Surrounded by forests, with a private water reserve at its centre, Shergarh flourishes with birds and butterflies, and the park beyond its home to a vast array of wildlife, including tigers, leopards and hyenas. Other activities available from Shergarh include nature walks, cycle rides and trips to the local village and markets.
Days 9 - 12 : Pench Tiger Reserve, India
Stay at Jamtara Wilderness Camp for 3 nights
On the morning of day eight, you will be driven approximately three hours to Pench Tiger Reserve, to the luxury tented camp of Jamtara. There is no better base for exploring Pench Tiger Reserve, with Jamtara’s 12 light and spacious tents offering the perfect retreat between morning and afternoon game drives. For those seeking a more immersive experience, Jamtara offers the chance to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep outside under the stars. Beyond exploring the wildlife of Pench Tiger Reserve, guests can explore the local village of Jamtara, gaining a fascinating insight into rural village life.
Days 12 - 15 : Satpura National Park, India
Stay at Reni Pani Jungle Lodge for 3 nights
From Pench it is about a five hour drive to Reni Pani Jungle Lodge in Satpura National Park, one of India’s best kept secrets. Satpura might not be the best national park for spotting tigers, but it is virtually free of tourists and boasts a stunning landscape of narrow ravines, densely forested hills, rugged sandstone peaks and the vast waters of the Tawa Resevoir. Spend the following two days exploring the surrounding jungle by jeep, on elephant back, by boat, canoe and even on foot. Time back at the lodge can be spent relaxing by your private hilltop cottage overlooking the forest canopy, taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and sampling delicious local delicacies at evening barbecues.
Day 15 - 16 : Delhi
The following morning sees your central India adventure draw to a close as you are driven approximately four hours to Bhopal airport in time to catch a short flight back to Delhi. Finishing the trip where you started, your final evening is free to spend how you wish, before you are transferred back to the airport the next day in time to catch your flight back home.
Day 16 - 17 : Delhi
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