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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 shoehorned 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 in 2017. 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.
Hills, Tigers and Leopards
Delhi, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Jawai, Udaipur
Best for: Safari, Spectacular scenery, Wildlife
Seek out the iconic Bengal Tiger as it roams through two of India's greatest national parks, spot the elusive leopard amongst Jawai's rugged terrain and relish in the striking scenery of the Aravalli Hills in Udaipur on this diverse 15 night itinerary.
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India’s central region is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including healthy populations of the widely sought Indian leopard and Bengal Tiger. This 15 night trip is perfect for those with a keen interest in nature, taking you through diverse landscapes in search of these majestic animals, alongside a wealth of other wildlife and some striking scenery.
The trip begins in two of India’s most impressive national parks, Kanha and Bandhavgarh, to enjoy daily game drives before heading off the common tourist trail to the untamed wilderness of Jawai. Here, you will stay in the truly exceptional luxury tented camp of Sujan Jawai whilst spending the days in search of leopards that dot its sandy river bends and craggy terrain. The trip ends in Udaipur, an enchanting lakeside city flanked by Rajasthan’s ruggred Aravalli Hills. Explore the city's grand palaces, stunning countryside and enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the glittering waters of Lake Pichola.
Day 1 - 2 : New Delhi
Stay at The Imperial for 1 night
The trip begins in India’s bustling capital city of Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the Imperial, an elegant hotel ideally located in New Delhi. That afternoon is free to spend how you wish. You may choose to settle in and relax at the hotel or explore some of New Delhi’s notable nearby attractions. The following morning, you will be transferred back to Delhi’s airport in time to board a short two hour flight to Jabalpur, the closest airport to your first wildlife destination – Kanha National Park.
Days 2 - 5 : Kanha National Park, Central India
Stay at Flame of the Forest for 3 nights
From Jabalpur, it is approximately a four hour drive to Flame of the Forest, a wonderfully secluded safari lodge in a superb location for exploring Kanha National Park. Spend the next two days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives spotting tigers, wild cats, foxes, jackals and deer. Whilst most of your time will be spent on safari, the lodge also offers cooking lessons, nature treks and cycling trips for guests to enjoy between game drives.
Days 5 - 8 : Bandhavgarh National Park, Central India
Stay at Samode Safari Lodge for 3 nights
On the morning of day five, you will be driven approximately five hours to Bandhavgarh National Park, where you will spend the next three nights at Samode Safari Lodge. Your time in Bandhavgarh will be spent enjoying twice-daily game drives, spotting a vast array of wildlife amongst Bandhavgarh’s tropical woodlands, temple ruins and valley grasslands. Samode Safari Lodge’s private chalets provide the perfect retreat in-between game drives, where you can spend lunchtimes lounging by the pool and evenings under the stars enjoying private campfire dinners.
Day 8 - 9 : Delhi, India
Stay at Pullman Aerocity for 1 night
From Bandhavgarh you will be driven three and a half hours to Jabalpur Airport to catch a flight back to Delhi. Spend one night at the Pullman, a modern hotel conveniently located close to the airport. The following morning, you will take a short one and a half hour flight to Jodhpur. Upon arrival in Jodhpur, you can choose to enjoy a tour of the city with a private specialist guide, or continue onto Jawai straight away, which is approximately a four hour drive from Jodhpur airport.
Days 9 - 12 : Jawai, India
Stay at Sujan Jawai for 3 nights
The next three nights will be spent at Sujan Jawai, a luxury tented camp located in the stunning wilderness beneath Rajasthan’s Aravalli Hills. Spend the next two days searching for leopards through sandy riverbeds, craggy rock formations and rugged terrain by jeep, accompanied by a team of expert trackers. As well as leopards, you can expect to see sloth bears, antelope, Indian wolf and an array of migratory birds that flock to the Jawai Dam. Sujan Jawai offers a luxurious retreat after exploring the wilderness, where you can relax on your private viewing deck or enjoy a private starlit dinner.
Days 12 - 15 : Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Stay at Raas Devi Garh for 3 nights
One the morning of day 12, you will be driven approximately three and a half hours from Jawai to your final destination of Udaipur. You will be spending the next three nights at Devi Garh, a stunning fort palace just outside the city, set amidst the stunning hillscape of the Aravalli Hills. That first afternoon is at your leisure to settle in to your hotel, before discovering the delights of the city on a private tour the following day, visiting highlights including the City Palace, Saheliyon-ki-bari and Jagdish Temple. The following morning, explore Udaipur’s beautiful countryside on a rural cycling tour before enjoying a relaxing boat ride on the glittering waters of Lake Pichola, boasting stunning city views. Your trip comes to an end the following morning as you are driven to Udaipur’s airport in time to board a flight back home via Delhi.
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From $6484 per person
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private car and guide
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.