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

Spendology - Widgets


A unique Indian wildlife tour through renowned national parks and sanctuaries, with bird watching and game drive experiences, exploring one of the richest bio-diversities in the world

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.

Key Features

Cultural Tour
Wildlife Experience
Game Drives by Jeep
Jules Verne Sightseeing
8 Lunches & 12 Dinners
Local Expert Guide

Special Event

Naturalist Talks, Bush Theme Dinner & Beautiful Sunset

Three evening wildlife talks by naturalists focussed on tigers, leopards and Asiatic lions. Enjoy a bush theme dinner at Blackbuck Lodge & a memorable sundowner on the top of an old fort at Shahpura Bagh.

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 (2023 £70), 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)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


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.

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.

Click here to view all our pre- and post- India extensions


We recommend the Tadoba Tiger Reserve


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
October 15 £3495
November 5 £3595


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 21 £3545
February 4 £3595
October 14 £3595
November 18 £3645
Regional Flight Options

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Double for sole use £995

Flight Options

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)

Optional Excursions

Afternoon game drive £85 (2023 £70)

Extension Options

Extension – Tadoba Tiger Reserve
4 nights from £1295 (2023 £1145)
Single supplement £205 (2023 £425)

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Other pre/post tour extra nights are available.

Privately Guided

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Independent Arrival

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Arrival or departure transfer add £24

Price Includes
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.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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