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  • 24 May 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • 25 May 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • 26 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • 27 May 8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Mon to Fri 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wildlife of India

9 Days Guided Tours
  • Delhi
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Kanha National Park
  • Delhi

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This magnificent journey through two of India’s most celebrated national parks will lead you on a trail of discovery as some of the nest parks in the world to see the famous Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. From fauna renowned to the region to majestic birds of prey, this tour is sure to leave you with everlasting memories.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to India! On arrival at Delhi, you will be met by a representative of Cox & Kings India before transferring to your hotel Hyatt Place (Gurgoan) or similar for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Delhi Aiport for your flight to Jaipur. Upon arrival you will met by your driver and driven to Bandhavgarh (appoximatley 170 kms/3 hours 30 minutes) where you will check into the Bandhav Vilas or similar for the next 3 nights. Bandhavgarh National Park covers 450sq km of the landscape of Madhya Pradesh, and is dominated by the imposing bastions of its famous fortress, boasting the highest concentration of tigers. Legendary home to the elusive white tigers of Rewa, you will hear the cries of macaques, lemurs, hornbills and fish eagles. Spend the morning and afternoon of both days on game-drives. You will also get the opportunity to take a wander through a local village to experience the untapped life of rural India and the incredible birdlife. (B)

Day 3

Morning and afternoon game-drives with the possibility, in addition to tigers, of seeing leopards, sloths and the rare swamp deer. (B/L/D)

Day 4

Morning and afternoon game-drives with the possibility, in addition to tigers, of seeing leopards, sloths and the rare swamp deer. In the evening there is an opportunity to visit a nearby village and interact with the locals, learning their culture and traditions. (B/L/D)

Day 5

After breakfast continue by road to Kanha (260 km/approximately 6 hours 30 minutes), the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Check in for 3 nights at the Chitvan Jungle Lodge or similar. Kanha is blessed with a dazzling array of birdlife, with over 300 species recorded here. It’s also probably one of the best locations in India to view the elusive tiger with any degree of regularity (at last count there were reported to be nearly 140 of these magnificent beasts living in the park), as well as being home to Indian bison, leopard and the unique barasingha (swamp deer), dramatically saved from the brink of extinction. Enjoy a morning game-drive and then the afternoon is at leisure. (B/L/D)

Day 6

Morning and afternoon game-drives with the possibility, in addition to tigers, of seeing leopards, sloths and the rare swamp deer. (B/L/D)

Day 7

Morning and afternoon game-drives with the possibility, in addition to tigers, of seeing leopards, sloths and the rare swamp deer. (B/L/D)

Day 8

This morning you will be driven to Nagpur airport (approximately 280km/6 hours) for your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you will be met by a representative of Cox & Kings India before transferring to your hotel Hyatt Place (Gurgoan) or similar for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 9

After breakfast, you will be met by a representative from Cox & Kings in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your onward flight arrangements or for your extension to Goa. (B)

Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the itinerary and additional tour notes.

Pre/Post Tour Options

The first day of the tour is at leisure so allows you enough time to arrive and relax. If you wish to arrive earlier extra nights can be added to your tour in the Hyatt Place in Delhi. We recommend extending your stay on the tropical beaches of Goa.

Time difference

GMT +5 1⁄2 hours (summer) +6 1⁄2 hours (winter)

Tour inclusions

  • Private air conditioned transport throughout
  • Sightseeing as detailed including entrance fees, still camera fees and game-drives at both Bandhavgarh and Kanah
  • The services of an experienced local guide in each destination
  •  Road taxes, parking fees, fuel surcharges, interstate taxes and porterage at airports and train stations.

Tour exclusions

  • International flight with Jet Airways in economy class, including all UK and overseas airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips & gratuities, video camera fees at monuments
  • The required Indian visa – details will be provided at time of booking
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary.

Dining inclusions

8 breakfasts, 6 lunch and 6 dinners.

Included activities

  • Game-drives in National Parks in open jeeps with English speaking naturalist/guide
  • Tours listed in the itinerary.

Accommodation

Occasionally we may need to substitute one or more of the hotels with that of a similar standard.

Journey times

India is a vast country and journey times between destinations can sometimes be long. Journey times are listed in the itinerary and are approximate.

Luggage

Internal flights are booked with Jet Airways who have a luggage allowance of 15kg. You may purchase extra baggage with the airline upon check-in.

Group size

There is a maximum of 16 people per group.

Visa requirements

An Indian visa is required for all British passport holders and MUST be obtained before your arrival in India. You can now apply for an e-Visa at a cost of $100 USD per person at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. The application must be completed between 4–120 days prior to your arrival in India. Your e-visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of your arrival. You should ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date from India and have at least two blank pages.