12 Day Trails of the Tigers
12 Day Trails of the Tigers
Explore some of the most important historical sites in India with visits to the Jama Masjid and Taj Mahal before the opportunity to get close to nature as you seek out the Bengal Tiger on jeep safaris in both the Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks.
Tour highlights
  • Explore the sights of both Old and New Delhi with a tour of the capital city
  • Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World with a trip to the famous Taj Mahal
  • Admire the beauty of the famous Khajuraho Temples
  • Marvel at the beautiful Bengal Tiger on a jungle safari at the Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Seek out more wildlife as you visit the Kanha National Park; the inspiration for Kipling’s Jungle Book
  • Explore the rapidly growing city of Nagpur
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Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at the airport in Delhi before being transferred to your hotel, with the remainder of the day being free to explore the city at your own leisure.
  • Standard: The Royal Plaza
  • Superior: Hilton, Janakpuri
Day 2: Delhi
Spend a day touring the sights around the Indian capital, starting in Old Delhi with visits to the impressive Red Fort and the majestic Jama Masjid mosque; famed for being the largest mosque found anywhere in India. You’ll also visit the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandi, which can be found where he was cremated in 1948. The afternoon is set aside for exploring New Delhi, including a visit to the famous tomb of Emperor Humayun, commissioned by his first wife in the 16th century. You’ll also spend time at the Qutub Minar and drive past India Gate, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Army in the First World War.
  • Standard: The Royal Plaza (B)
  • Superior: Hilton Janakpuri (B)
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Take a short train ride to Agra to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Taj Mahal. India’s most famous landmark, the stunning marble mausoleum was built over a period of more than 20 years to honour his third wife under orders from Emperor Shah Jahan. After a visit to the stunning Agra Fort walled city, the remainder of the day is free for exploration.
  • Standard: Howard Plaza/Clarks Shiraz (B)
  • Superior: Jaypee Palace/Trident(B)
Day 4: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho
Board a train from Agra and ride to Jhansi before continuing by road to the village of Orccha to explore its ancient palaces and temples. You’ll then continue your journey to the town of Khajuraho for your next overnight stop.
  • Standard: Ramada Hotel (B)
  • Superior: Hotel Chandela (B)
Day 5: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh
Before leaving Khajuraho, you’ll spend time visiting the stunning temples nearby, which are the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples to be found in India. Having visited both the Western and Eastern group of temples, you’ll drive to the Bandhavgarh for your first taste of Indian wildlife.
  • Standard: Tiger Den Resort (B,D)
  • Superior: Bandhav Vilas (B,D)
Days 6 & 7: Bandhavgarh
Two days in the Bandhavgarh National Park will provide the opportunity to get close to nature with a series of jungle safari drives. With one of the density tiger populations in India, there is a good chance of seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, with large grassland meadows providing the perfect opportunity for tiger sighting. A range of other mammals, including leopards, call Bandhavgarh home while there will be ample opportunity to spot a varied array of bird life.
  • Standard: Tiger Den Resort (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Bandhav Vilas (B,L,D)
Day 8: Bandhavgarh – Kanha
Your nature adventure continues as you leave Bandhavgarh to travel to the Kanha National Park, famous for providing the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel Jungle Book thanks to its bamboo forests and grassy meadows. On arrival, you’ll have time at leisure to relax.
  • Standard: Royal Tiger Resort (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Chitvan Jungle Lodge (B,L,D)
Days 9 & 10: Kanha
As in Bandhavgarh, you’ll spend two days on safari as you seek to find the Bengal Tiger, with a large population again to be found in an area known as the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Multiple safari drives will give plenty of chances to see the animals, as well as the other 40+ species of mammals and wide range of birdlife that has made Kanha a true animal haven.
  • Standard: Royal Tiger Resort(B,L,D)
  • Superior: Chitvan Jungle Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 11: Kanha – Nagpur
Leave the National Park and drive to Nagpur, with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the largest city in central India, which is also known as the Orange City after the mandarins that are grown in the area. Amongst the attractions you may want to explore are the Zero Mile Stone, which marks the geographical centre of India, and the Deekshabhoomi pilgrimage site.
  • Standard: The Pride (B)
  • Superior: Tuli Imperial (B)
Day 12: Nagpur – Delhi
Head for Nagpur airport to take a domestic flight to Delhi, where you can join your international flight home.
  • Internal flights as specified
  • 11 nights accommodation in hotels as specified
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Touring by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Jungle Safaris as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of qualified English-speaking guide during sightseeing
  • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (excl. optional items)
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Visa fees

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