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£4495

Wild India

REGIONAL FLIGHT OPTIONS

A wonderful wildlife tour of India’s sanctuaries and National Parks, this ‘back to nature’ journey visits seven reserves, variously renowned for rare river-dwellers and flocks of birds, blackbuck antelopes and the Indian Wild Ass, tigers, leopards, and Asiatic lions

Touring to the wilderness landscapes of India’s conservation reserves, this series of safaris takes you to sites for spectacular birdwatching and close encounters with endangered species. In the varied terrains of Rajasthan, we focus on four enclaves, the first being Keoladeo National Park. UNESCO listed as a ‘Bird Paradise’, its 360 species of resident and migratory birds include the Imperial eagle and rare Siberian crane. The untamed acres of Chambal Sanctuary encompass the river home of Ganges dolphins and Gharial crocodiles. Former hunting grounds of Jaipur maharajas are now Ranthambore National Park, actively protecting the Bengal Tiger; while less-visited Jawai is leopard heaven, marking a mystical bond between man and docile big cat, whose lives have intertwined for decades without a single incident of a leopard harming a human. In Gujarat, Bajana’s Little Rann of Kutch is a feeding ground for thousands of migratory birds, but is best known as the last refuge for herds of the gentle Wild Ass. Named for its elegant, endangered antelope, Blackbuck National Park also hosts huge numbers of wildfowl and waders; and Sasan Gir is the only place in the world where Asiatic lions are seen in their natural habitat.

Overview

  • 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
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Tour Highlights

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

A wonderful wildlife tour of India’s sanctuaries and National Parks, this ‘back to nature’ journey visits seven reserves, variously renowned for rare river-dwellers and flocks of birds, blackbuck antelopes and the Indian Wild Ass, tigers, leopards, and Asiatic lions

Notes:

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.

Accommodation

Laxmi Villas Palace - Bharatpur

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.

Narsingh Bagh Resort

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.

Ranthambore Angan Farm Lodge - Ranthambore

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.

Shahpura Bagh - Shahpura

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.

Jawai Sagar Resort - Pali

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.

Royal Safari Camp - Bajana

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.

Blackbuck Safari Lodge - Velavadar

The 4-star Blackbuck Lodge is situated near a picturesque hamlet surrounded by water bodies and farmlands, close to the Velavadar National Park safari gate. Restaurant, organic kitchen, swimming pool, spa and wellness centre and WiFi (free). 18 deluxe air-conditioned cottages with private facilities, verandah sitting area, outdoor shower, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Gateway Hotel - Sasan Gir

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.

Trident Nariman Point - Mumbai

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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Indian Wildlife Extension

Discover more of India’s wildlife within Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park, including four game drives and a chance to see tigers, Indian bison, dholes, swamp deer, leopards, bears and birdlife.

Note: The national parks are closed from July to 14th October.

Chitvan Jungle Lodge - Kanha National Park

Chitvan Jungle Lodge is located on 6 hectares of land and shares its boundry with the Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa. 18 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bandhav Vilas - Bandhavgarh

Located 3km from the Bandhavgarh National Park. Restaurants, bar, pool and spa. 20 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka - Delhi

A 5-star airport hotel with 4 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 250 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve Extension

Prolong your Indian wildlife experience and explore Tadoba National Park, a tiger reserve. Stay at a jungle lodge, 300 metres from the entry gate, providing great opportunities to spot tigers and other wildlife.
The district of Tadoba is a dry district so no alcohol will be available. Tadoba National Park is closed from the 1st July to 30th September.

Svasara Jungle Lodge – Tadoba

A 4-star wildlife resort and eco-friendly lodge, situated 300 metres from Kolara Gate at Tadoba Tiger Reserve. 10-acres of restored forest with 12 elegantly furnished suite rooms with air-conditioned and private facilities including TV, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant, pool, spa and WiFi (limited). Multi-cuisine dining options including delectable regional Indian, continental, and the local varadi cuisine. 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.

Trident Nariman Point - Mumbai

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 hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow

October
October 12 (Saturday)
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Oct 12
  • £1155
  • 2025: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov
  • £1245
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
  • Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham (extra night may be required)
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £49
Extension Options
  • Indian Wildlife Extension (5 nights)
  • 2024: Nov 10
  • £1455
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £1600

  • Tadoba Tiger Reserve Extension (4 nights)
  • £1295
  • Single Supplement
  • £425

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