Step into the incredible wilds of India on this custom tailored tour that will take you through the national parks and reserves known for their Bengal tigers. The streets of Delhi are vibrant and historic and the lush jungles of thin, towering sal trees stand alongside the graceful marshlands. Ride through the woodlands on the back of elephants as you scour the riverbanks in search of Asiatic wild dogs and the orange and black striped glow of the largest cat in the wild. From stunning architecture...
Delhi - Urban Safari
Welcome to the capital of India, Delhi, where the streets are dizzy with activity, filled with women in colorful saris. The clothing flows effortlessly in the breeze with the vivacious aromas of coriander and cinnamon. The palpable energy boosts you to readiness, eager to venture out and visit the city. Your private transfer will have you settled into your accommodation where the rest of the day is at your leisure to rest or explore, with your guide eager to help in any way. Once within the city you notice the endless activity in the streets.
People sip chai on the corners and people form long lines in front of food-stands where the aroma of smoky charcoal adds succulence to the grilled meats. At Hauz Khas Complex you will find history wrapped in the ancient network of ruins, from a mosque to a once important water tank. Dating back to the 14th century, the water tank stored rainwater only to be used when necessary in the dry season. Around the stone ruins where columns support bulbous domes atop risen porticos, you can see local college students studying or relaxing between classes, giving a rebirth of modern life to the ancient stones.
Delhi - Tremendous Travel
Bandhavgarh National Park - Entering the Wilderness
Bandhavgarh National Park - Finding the Jungle
Bandhavgarh National Park - Orange and Black
Kanha National Park - Within the Stories of Kipling
Kanha National Park - In Search of Khan
Kanha National Park - Ready for More
Overnight Train - Returning from the Jungle
Delhi - Another Arrival
- Venture through the remarkable jungle that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book at Kanha National Park
- Explore the diverse ecosystems within the Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park in search of celebrated Bengal tigers
- Visit the remarkable history within the Old City of Delhi, displaying ruins that date back hundreds of years
- Experience the pleasures of a first-class train ride through the countryside
- Travel through the wilds on the back of an elephant during a private game drive
The mixture of urban life and wildlife come together on this 10-day journey through Delhi and the National Parks that offer you the tremendous opportunity to see Bengal tigers in their natural habitat in India. Whether you’re an animal enthusiast or a lover of the outdoors, a botanist or an explorer, or if you just have a subtle interest to experience the mesmerizing meadows and forests of Central India, this trip was made for you. You will find yourself in the aromatic streets of Delhi’s historic monuments and journeying through swaying grasslands and encircling mountains. Let the mystical come to life, from past to present, from myth to reality.
Your adventure begins with your welcome to Delhi. The capital city of India is awash with vivaciousness, filled with colorful clothing, jingling bangles, and aromatic spices. Spend the day exploring the fabulous ruins, many which are in continual use in some capacity today. The following day you will have at leisure, able to journey through the energetic streets before embarking on a first-class train coach en route to Katni. Once in Katni you will continue onward to Bandhavgarh National Park, home to the old Rewa State where the white tigers of Rewa were discovered. While staying in a jungle resort you will have two and a half days filled with the opportunity to experience wildlife in abundance, and without adulteration.
From barking deer to nilgai, the largest Asian antelope, the sites, sounds, and landscapes will captivate you. From Bandhavgarh you will make your way to Kanha National Park, the inspiration of The Jungle Book. You will have another two and a half days to experience the landscape as Rudyard Kipling did, including an excursion through the forestland and riverbanks on elephant back in search of Bengal tigers. After your days of scouring the jungle landscape have ended you will come to Jabalpur where an evening train will take you overnight to Delhi. You will reach the capital by morning, enjoy a delightful lunch, and have a private transfer to the airport to make your return flight home.
$1,945 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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