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“This fantastic safari experience visits two exceptional national parks in Central India and includes rustic camps and an incredible team of naturalists. Apart from tracking the Royal Bengal tiger, kids can enjoy their own customised itinerary including stargazing, nature walks and building sandcastles.”
Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Delhi – Jabalpur – Kanha
You’ll fly to Jabalpur and be driven to your lodge in Kanha.
Over the next three days you’ll explore Kanha National Park - one the largest national parks in India and the setting of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.
Enjoy morning and afternoon nature drives, going in search of Kanha’s 22 species of mammals, including the stripped palm squirrel, jackal, wild pig, swamp deer, tiger, Indian hare, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, panther, four-horned antelope, wolf, and some 200 species of birds.
Water birds can be seen near the park's many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds. The commonly seen species include pond heron, black ibis, common peafowl, crested serpent eagle, hawk eagle, woodpecker, Indian roller, white-breasted kingfisher and grey hornbill.
Kanha National Park
Spend the following few days enjoying explore Kanha National Park.
Embark on morning and afternoon nature drives, going in search of Kanha’s 22 species of mammals, including the stripped palm squirrel, jackal, wild pig, swamp deer, tiger, Indian hare, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, panther, four-horned antelope, wolf, and some 200 species of birds.
Kanha National Park
Continue to explore Kanha National Park.
Kanha - Bandhavgarh
This morning you’ll be driven to Bandhavgarh.
Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandhavgarh were maintained as the game preserve of the royal family of Rewa. Today, half the park is covered with mixed forests, stretches of bamboo and grasslands.
Over the next three days you’ll head on nature drives to witness the likes of
the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, sloth bear, grey mongoose, striped hyena, viper, cobra, turtle, leopard and tiger.
The vegetation here along streams and marshes is rich in bird-life such as the white-eyed buzzard, black kite, crested serpent eagle, black vulture, Egyptian Vulture, parakeet, kingfisher, and Indian Roller.
Enjoy nature drives to witness the likes of the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, sloth bear, grey mongoose, striped hyena, viper, cobra, turtle, leopard and tiger.
You'll spend today going on morning and afternoon game drives, and enjoying your stunning surroundings.
Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Mumbai
This morning you’ll fly to Mumbai and be escorted to your hotel.
The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to recommend activities that suit your needs prior to departure, and you'll have our list of recommendations and your private guide on hand.
Head on a guided city tour of Mumbai.
See the Taj Mahal hotel; visit the Dhobi Ghat (washermen colony) who work in the open washing the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals; and explore elegant landmarks of the Raj era.
Spend a few hours exploring the Prince of Wales Museum, with its excellent collection of antiques and decorative artefacts.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.
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- Visit Delhi, the capital of India that offers a sedate blend of culture, art, modern architecture and eccentric cuisines.
- Explore Kanha, the prettiest park in Central India, tracking the Royal Bengal tigers
- Enjoy morning and afternoon nature drives looking for jackal, jungle cat and 200 species of bird
- Search the forests of Bandhavgarh for the dhole (Indian Wild dog)
- See the famous Dhobi Ghat doing their washing in public during a city tour of Mumbai
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Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.