This innovative program is arguably the most exciting and comprehensive wildlife journey that can be enjoyed in India, whilst staying in comfortable safari tents and lodges. With its incredibly diverse climate, terrain and vegetation, the sub-continent is home to a hugely varied and exclusive selection of wildlife, bird-life and flora and fauna. Explore four of the most popular; Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore, where there is a good chance of spotting the elusive Bengal tiger. Visit the temple complex of Khajuraho and also the enchanting Taj Mahal monument. Travelling by road and train, the ever-changing scenery and vegetation will slowly unfold as you move from park to park on this enticing jungle odyssey.
DAY 1 - ARRIVE MUMBAI
On arrival stay at The Taj Mahal Palace & Towers Hotel. Morning explore the sights of India's commercial capital which is hugely spread out and is replete with Victorian Architecture.
DAY 2 - MUMBAI - NAGPUR - PENCH
Morning flight to Nagpur and then drive to Pench National Park. On arrival stay 2 nights at Baghvan, by Taj Safaris and & beyond. Afternoon game drive in this newly opened wildlife park.
DAY 3- PENCH
Early morning and afternoon game drives in this very unspoilt area of wilderness.
DAY 4 - PENCH - KANHA
Morning drive to Kanha and stay at the Singinawa Jungle Lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon game viewing at the wildlife park. Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book'.
DAY 5 - KANHA
Early morning and afternoon game drives in the hugely varied terrain of the park which is home to many different animal species and superb flora and fauna.
DAY 6 - KANHA - BANDHAVGARH
Morning game viewing at the Kanha National Park. Afternoon drive to Bandhavgarh and stay at Kings Lodge for 3 nights.
DAY 7- BANDHAVGARH
Morning and afternoon game drives deep in the heart of the park, which boasts varied habitats of wide variety of species.
DAY 8- BANDHAVGARH
Morning and afternoon game drives are available, or spend the day exploring Bandhavgarh Fort and surrounding monuments, or visit local villages and learn about village life in the forest areas.
DAY 9 - BANDHAVGARH - KHAJURAHO
Morning drive to Khajuraho and stay at Grand Temple View Hotel for 1 night.
DAY 10 - KHAJURAHO - JHANSI - AGRA
Morning tour to exotic temple groups scattered around the area. Afternoon drive to Jhansi railway station to take the train to Agra. On arrival stay at Trident Hilton Hotel for 2 nights.
DAY 11 - AGRA
Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal which is strikingly beautiful in the early morning. Continue with a full day exploring Agra, seeing the Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah.
DAY 12 - AGRA - BHARATPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - SAWAI MADHOPUR - RANTHAMBORE
Morning drive to Bharatpur railway station en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Train to Sawai Madhopur and drive Ranthambore for 2 nights at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge.
DAY 13 - RANTHAMBORE
Morning and evening game drives by canters in the game park, hoping to catch sight of various elusive and rare species.
DAY 14 - RANTHAMBORE SAWAI MADHOPUR - DELHI
Morning train from Sawai Madhopur to Delhi. Stay at The Oberoi Hotel till departure.
DAY 15 - DEPART DELHI
Early morning departure for onward destination.