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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.
In Search of the Tiger
Mumbai, Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Delhi
Best for: Safari, Wildlife, Spectacular scenery
Head to three of India’s most bountiful National Parks in search of the famed and mystical Bengal Tiger, enjoying daily game drives, wonderfully remote safari lodges and a luxury wilderness camp.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
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This 11 night itinerary is perfect for those with a keen interest in nature and wildlife, taking you to experience morning and afternoon game drives in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench National Parks. Each park has healthy populations of India’s majestic Bengal Tiger, alongside a wealth of other wildlife and diverse landscapes that are a joy to explore.
The trip starts in the lush teak forests of Pench Tiger Reserve, thought to have inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book, before heading to Kanha National Park, home to hundreds of species of wildlife, and lastly Bandhavgarh, a vast and stunning landscape home to the largest density of tigers in any Indian reserve. Alongside the tiger, other wildlife often sighted are elephants, wild dogs, sloth bear, wild boar, the nearing extinction swamp deer as well as leopards. We have carefully selected some our finest safari lodges and tented camps that provide both a comfortable base in between game drives as well as an unforgettable safari experience.
Day 1 - 2 : Mumbai, India
Stay at The Leela Mumbai for 1 night
Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met by one of our representitives and transferred to the Leela, a fantastic hotel with world-class service conveniently located close to the airport. That afternoon and evening and at your leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and delicious cuisine, before being transferred back to the airport the following day in time to board a short one and a half hour flight to Nagpur, the closest airport to Pench Tiger Reserve.
Days 2 - 5 : Pench Tiger Reserve, India
Stay at Jamtara Wilderness Camp for 3 nights
After landing in Nagpur, you will be driven approximately three and a half hours to Jamtara Wilderness Camp, a luxury tented camp that offers a truly unique wildlife experience. The next three days will be spent enjoying morning and afternoon game drives in Pench Tiger Reserve, spotting wild dogs, jungle cats, spotted deer and the Bengal Tiger. Perhaps choose to spend the night under the stars in one of Jamtara’s Machaans, a four-poster bed served by a night guard, offering a particularly special and unique wilderness experience.
Days 5 - 8 : Kanha National Park, India
Stay at Kanha Earth Lodge for 3 nights
From Pench Tiger Reserve, you will be driven approximately four hours to Kanha National Park, your next wildlife destination. The next three nights will be spent at Kanha Earth Lodge, a charming eco-lodge surrounded by 16 acres of forest. Enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives through Kanha’s sprawling grasslands and Sal forests, seeking tigers, swamp deer, sloth bears and a large array of other birdlife and mammals. Time in between games drives can be spent relaxing at Kanha Earth Lodge’s infinity-edged pool, lounging in the library, or enjoying starlit dinners out in the bush.
Days 8 - 11 : Bandhavgarh National Park, Central India
Stay at Treehouse Hideaway for 3 nights
On the morning of day eight, you will be driven approximately five hours to Bandhavgarh, one of India’s most beautiful National Parks. Accommodation whilst exploring Bandhavgarh National Park will be Treehouse Hideaway, a fabulous property combining traditional jungle living with contemporary elements in its five private, thatched treehouses. The next two days will be spent on morning and afternoon game drives through the National Park. As well housing the highest density of tigers of any park in the country, Bandhavgarh’s thick forests and marshlands are perfect habitat for sloth bears, wild boars, jackal, sambar as well as 150 native bird species.
Day 11 - 12 : Delhi
The trip draws to a close on day 11 as you are driven approximately three hours to Jabalpur airport in time to board a two hour flight to Delhi. After spending one night at the Claridges hotel in New Delhi, you will be transferred back to Delhi’s airport in time to catch a flight back home.
Day 12 - 13 : Delhi
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To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
From $3537 per person
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.