A unique Indian wildlife tour through renowned national parks and sanctuaries, with bird watching and game drive experiences, exploring one of the richest biodiversity in the World
Save up to £400
(all 2021 dates)
Flight - 1 night
Bharatpur - 1 night
Dholpur - 1 night
Ranthambore - 2 nights
Shahpura - 1 night
Pali - 2 nights
Bajana - 1 night
Velavadar - 2 nights
Sasan Gir - 2 nights
Mumbai - 1 night
India is home to many fascinating species as well as the iconic tiger, whose increasing numbers (revealed in the latest census) have led to improved sightings.
India’s National Parks reveal a variety of mammals and birds from tiger, leopard and lion to Langurs, spotted (Chital), Sambar Deer and Nilgai (the largest of India’s antelopes).
By the start of the 20th century, Gir National Park was the last refuge in the wild of the once widely distributed Asiatic Lion, protected from hunters by the Nawab. It reveals similarities but fascinating contrasts with its slightly larger African relative.
Leopards are more numerous and widespread but harder to spot, the best chance afforded by the rocky Jawai area.
Keoladeo National Park is a bird sanctuary and World Heritage Site. Over 400 species of water birds visit every year, including exotic migratory birds from Central Asia and Tibet.
The Indian desert reveals a fascinating array of wildlife from the rare blackbuck (Indian antelope), nilgai and wild asses to varied birdlife.
Game Drives by Jeep
Jules Verne Sightseeing
8 Lunches and 12 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 2 – 8
Day 1 Fly overnight from your chosen airport to Delhi.
Day 2 Morning arrival and transfer to the Novotel Aerocity for wash and change. Drive to Bharatpur (5 hrs) for overnight at the heritage hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B, D)
Day 3 Morning visit by rickshaw to Keoladeo National Park, a bird watcher’s paradise. Drive to Dholpur for lunch at Raj Niwas Palace. Boat safari on the Chambal River, a natural habitat for gharials, crocodile, river dolphins, turtles and migratory birds. Overnight at Narsingh Bagh resort. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Morning jeep safari through the Ravines of Chambal visiting Machkund Temple, Shergarh Fort and Talab e Shahi. Afternoon drive to Ranthambore (4 hrs) for two nights at the Ranthambore Angan farm lodge. Enjoy a ‘Tiger Talk’ by a naturalist. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Early morning and afternoon game drives by jeep in Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places to see the majestic tiger. Between safaris time to relax. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Early morning game drive. Drive to Shahpura (4 hrs) for overnight at the heritage Shahpura Bagh, an authentic home stay experience in Rajasthan. Sundowner experience by the lake. (B)
Day 7 Morning bird watching before driving to Jawai (7 hrs), renowned for leopard sightings and bird watching. Naturalist Talk on the region’s wildlife. Two nights at Jawai Sagar resort in Pali. (B, D)
Day 8 Morning and late afternoon game drives for a chance to spot the elusive leopard. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Drive to Bajana (7 hrs) visiting en route Rani ki Vav stepwells in Patan and Modhera Sun Temple. Overnight at Royal Safari Camp. (B, D)
Day 10 Morning game drive in Little Rann of Kutch, the only ‘sanctuary’ in India for the Asiatic Wild Ass, one of the most endangered species in the world. Drive to Velavadar for two nights at the 4-star Blackbuck Lodge. Bush Theme dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 11 Morning game drive in Blackbuck National Park, a unique grassland ecosystem, sanctuary for the blackbucks and a perfect site for birdwatchers with over 140 species of birds. Optional afternoon game drive (£85, pre-bookable). (B, L, D)
Day 12 Drive to Sasan Gir (6 hrs), one of India’s oldest sanctuaries and home to the world-famous Asiatic Lion. Two nights at the 4-star Gateway Hotel. Talk on Sasan Gir National Park and the Asiatic lions. (B, D)
Day 13 Morning game drive in Sasan Gir National Park. Time at leisure, then afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 14 Drive to Rajkot airport visiting en route Navlakha Palace, Vintage car collection and Swaminarayan Temple in Gondal. Fly to Mumbai for overnight at the 5-star Trident Nariman Point. (B, L, D)
Day 15 Return flight to your chosen airport. (B)
This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with uneven surfaces and inclines.
Gujurat is a dry state, alcohol cannot be served in public areas.
Travel duration mentioned in the itinerary are approximate and can differ due to traffic condition, comfort stops, visits or lunch breaks. Travelling by road through India is the best way to see villages life and explore less known areas, bringing you closer to this fascinating country.
Heritage hotel, Laxmi Villas Palace has a restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A nature retreat resort in the wild near Ramsagar Lake. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (limited/chargeable). 12 unique stone cottages with air-conditioned, private facilities, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
A luxury homestay located near Ranthambore National Park. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (limited). 6 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
Residence of the rulers of Shahpura located between Jaipur and Udaipur, offering an authentic and luxury homestay experience in a serene oasis. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (limited). 9 Luxury air-conditioned Suites set in 45 acres of garden and pasture, with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities
Nestled at the base of a sheer granite outcrop called Nag Giri or Cobra mountain, home of the Indian Leopard and close to the Jawai lake. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (limited). 12 spacious air-conditioned rooms, with private facilities and veranda providing magnificent views of the lake including mini-bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.
Spread over in around 18 acres of land, the 4-star Royal Safari Camp is constructed by the skilful local artisans, built using red stones, which gives it an ancient and heritage look. Restaurants, an outdoor pool and 21 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV, WiFi (free) and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 4-star Blackbuck Lodge sits comfortably amid the Savannah, nestled along the Velavadar National Park and set in several acres of plains. Restaurant, lounge, gym and WiFi (chargeable). 14 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, sitting area, deck, outdoor shower, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 4-star hotel located just opposite the Hiran River at the fringe of the dense Gir Forest. Restaurant, pool, spa, gym and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, river view and tea/coffee making facilities.
The best view of Mumbai, the Marine Drive, a 3km long beautiful promenade that rings a natural bay, greets guests at the 4-star Trident, Nariman Point. Restaurants, bar, gym, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 555 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Time to relax or see even more of India!
No one can cover all of India on one tour, so why not make the most of your time in India by choosing further experiences?
We invite you to customise your tour by adding one or more extensions from our great range shown on the following pages. Relax in a resort or discover more of India with our specialist guides.
Also please consider adding extra nights before the tour if you would like to draw breath after the flight to India or stay on to reflect, relax or explore independently. Extra nights can also be added to most extensions. Please talk to one of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts to let us know what you are looking for and they will work out the best way. Sometimes extra transfers, internal flights and nights are recommended or needed, and sometimes two extensions can be combined into a more logical sequence.
We recommend the Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Prolong your Indian wildlife experience and explore Tadoba National Park, a tiger reserve. Stay at Tiger Trails Resort, adjacent to the park’s entry with open access to the park, providing great opportunities to spot tigers and other wildlife.
Prices from £1195
Single supplement £995
Day 1 Fly to Nagpur. Transfer to Tadoba (4hrs) for three nights at the Tiger Trails Tadoba, a wildlife resort and conservation focused lodge set in a private wildlife conservancy. (B, D)
Day 2 Early morning and afternoon Jeep safaris in Tadoba National Park, one of India’s most exciting and best protected Tiger Reserve. The National Park is dominated by teak forest and bamboo, the landscape comprises cliffs, caves, marshes, perennial lakes and boulder-strewn streambeds that cater to a host of biodiversity, not least the Tiger, who is seen increasingly, but also many other endangered species including Leopard, Sloth bear, Leopard cat, Honey Badger and Gaur. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Early morning and afternoon Jeep safaris in Tadoba National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Transfer to Nagpur (4hrs) for your flight to Mumbai. Overnight at the 4-star Trident Nariman Point. (B)
Day 5 Return flight to your chosen airport. (B)
Half way along the western boundary of the Park, the hills contours to form the Chichghat valley where the Tiger Trails Jungle Lodge is located. Ringed on three sides by the Park forest, the lodge is an extension of the Tiger reserve and is located adjacent to the Khutwanda gate, which is the entry point into the National Park and connect to the centre of the park. The Lodge area is untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning guest the guarantee of privacy as well as lovely walks and hiking trails around the lodge. All rooms have views of these grasslands and waterholes with air-conditioned and private facilities including hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are simple home cooked Indian cuisine or a choice of continental cuisine. The Lodge has a restaurant, pool and WiFi (limited).
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow
Save up to £400
(all 2021 dates)
Supplements per person
Double for sole use £995
London – Delhi/Mumbai – London
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £395
British Airways Club World from £1795
Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham – nil (extra night may be required)
Extension – Tadoba Tiger Reserve
4 nights from £1195
Single supplement £995
We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Other pre/post tour extra nights are available.
Add £495 per person
Arrival or departure transfer add £24
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 13 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 12 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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