Great India Wildlife Tour

18 Days / 17 Nights from $5,371pp – land only – SPECIAL

We welcome you to a specially designed tour of India’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. With its huge and varied land mass and vegetation, India is home to a large variety of wildlife with some of the finest game parks and tiger reserves. India has about four hundred species of mammals and 1300 species of birds. It is the only country to have the Asiatic Lion and is home to about 65% of the world’s tigers and 85% of the world’s Asian one horned rhinos. We have specially designed this tour to include national parks, wildlife sanctuaries as well as places rich in history and culture such as Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Khajuraho. It also offers you an introduction to the rustic rural life in Kalakho and an interaction with the colorful Meena tribe to truly “Experience the Living Cultures of India”.

Delhi (2) , Jaipur (2) , Kalakho (1) , Agra (2) , Khajuraho (2) , Bandhavgarh (3) , Kanha (2) , Kawardha (1) , Mumbai (2)


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

After clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast, experience the combined charms of Old and New Delhi. The day begins with the sightseeing of Old Delhi and a visit to the Raj Ghat. Drive past the Red Fort on the way to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A tour through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk is followed by a drive past the historical India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament House. The day is concluded by a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur (Approx. 232 kms / 5hrs)

After breakfast, set forth for Jaipur and spend the afternoon exploring the colorful markets of Jaipur followed by a memorable dinner with a noble family at the Sankotra Haveli, ‘Experiencing the living cultures of India.’

Overnight at the hotel (B, D)

Day 4: Jaipur

After breakfast, embark on a half-day excursion trip which will lead you to Amber Fort. En route make a photo stop at the palace of winds, the Hawa Mahal. A visit to the City Palace in the afternoon which now houses the Royal residence and museums with a collection of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings followed by a stopover at Jantar Mantar to wrap up the day.

Overnight at hotel (B)

Day 5: Jaipur / Kalakho (Approx. 90 kms / 3 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Kalakho where you will be greeted at the Dera Village Retreat which has been specially created to explore the Living Cultures of India. In the afternoon, camels will take you to a nearby village which belongs to the colorful Meena tribes. Finally, enjoy a traditional folk dance at the Retreat.

Overnight at the Retreat (B, L, D)

Day 6: Kalakho / Bharatpur / Agra (Approx 111kms / 3hrs drive)

Advance to Bharatpur after breakfast to appreciate the splendid bird life on an exciting cycle rickshaw ride through one of the world’s finest bird parks, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park). Drive to Agra and en-route explore Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful sandstone city. Arrive Agra andl check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 7: Agra

Early in the morning, behold the glorious sight of the sun casting its mellow rays on the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and surely the greatest symbol of love and devotion. (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Return to the hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Agra Fort which over the years has acquired all the elegance and lavishness of an imperial palace.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 8: Agra / Jhansi (Train: Bhopal Shtb ETD: 0817 ETA: 1043) / Khajurahoapprox. 175kms / 4hrs)

Leave for the railway station after an early breakfast to board the Shatabdi Express to Jhansi. A stop will be made at Orchha a small charming town, on your way from Jhansi to Khajuraho. The Ram Raja Temple with its soaring spires and palatial architecture is sure to leave you spell bound. The magic will only grow stronger as you explore the Laxminarayan Temple, the interiors of which cover the most exquisite of Orchha’s wall paintings. From there on, you will continue your journey to Khajuraho and check-in to the hotel on arrival.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 9: Khajuraho

After an early morning breakfast, visit the famous Khajuraho temples (World Heritage site).These temples, which completed a thousand years of their existence in 1999 come to life with voluptuous sculptures that deceive one into believing that they are celestial and alive.

Rest of the day free to explore this heritage city.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 10: Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh (Approx. 210 Kms / 04½ Hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to Bandhavgarh. Highly proclaimed, the Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and is presently a famous natural hub for tigers. At Bandhavgarh you will check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 11: Bandhavgarh

The morning and afternoon will be spent on an intriguing jungle game drive in the National Park as you discover the mysteries of the wildlife. In the evening enjoy a Wildlife presentation in your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 12: Bandhavgarh

Another afternoon to explore the depths of the woods on a jungle safari will surely do justice to its vastness. Also, enjoy a Village visit to the nearby tribal belt and listen to their interesting stories about the tigers.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 13: Bandhavgarh / Kanha (Approx. 250 Kms / 06 hrs)

An early morning jungle safari would bid farewell to Bandhavgarh and you will move on to drive to Kanha. One of India’s finest wildlife reserves, Kanha National Park safeguards a large number of spotted deer, sloth bears, languor monkeys and the unusual guar. Lunch at the resort is sure to boost you for more wildlife viewing at the park this afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 14: Kanha

A morning and afternoon jungle safari will reveal to you the distinguished features of the jungles of Kanha.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 15: Kanha / Kawardha (Approx.100 km / 2 hours)

Watch the jungle greet a new day with an early morning jungle safari at the national park. From there on, drive to Kuwardha after breakfast which is an less explored destination, 100kms from Kanha. The lush green fields and forests in this region are rich in birdlife and provide a home for the gentle Baiga tribe, the beauty is further enhanced by the surrounding Maikal range. This region is known for its Bhoremdeo temples which are parallel to the Khajuraho temples. The remaining time would be spent in leisurely exploring the nearby tribal villages.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 16: Kawardha / Raipur (Approx. 127 km /3 hours) / Mumbai (Flight IC-269 ETD: 1235 ETA: 1615)

After breakfast, leave for the Raipur airport to board a flight to Mumbai. In Mumbai, you shall be escorted and checked-in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 17: Mumbai

Spend the day on a “living cultures” tour of Mumbai visiting the Dubbawalla (hot-lunch delivery system for Mumbai office workers) & the Dhobi-ghat (manual laundry system) The famous Dubbawallas which supply home cooked box lunches to millions of working class people of Mumbai. Late morning, the lunch box is picked up from the houses by the courier men, delivered to the respective office and returned home before you reach there. The system is an almost fool proof system without errors and done by locals of Mumbai. Later enjoy the historical sites like the Gateway of India and the Mani Bhawan and the drive past the Victoria Terminus. Also make an excursion to the scenic Malabar Hill area of Mumbai, where you will explore the lovely Hanging Gardens, which offer stunning views overlooking Mumbai and the Arabian Sea.

Explore the Crawford market later in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 18: Depart Delhi (B)

Enjoy breakfast at you r hotel before checking out and transferring to the airport for your onward journey.


  • 4 star accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast each day
  • All meals included at Dera Village Reatreat Kalakho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Kwardha.
  • 5 Jungle Safaris in Bandhavgarh and 3 Jungle Safaris in Kanha with Naturalist.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary will be by air-conditioned Innova Car
  • The jungle safari would by Non air-conditioned transportation at Bandhavgarh & Kanha.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments as per itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels & airports.
  • Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing only.
  • Train fare for the sector Agra–Jhansi in an air-conditioned chair car.
  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All currently applicable taxes.


  • International airfares
  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance
  • Christmas & New Year Eve dinner supplement.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Notes: Prices are subject to change  without notice due to currency fluctuations and amendment in local Government taxes.

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