In Pursuit of Tigers Group Tour

12 Day – Group tour with air-conditioned vehicle and guide
Price Guide: £2595 per person
ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

This tour of Central India’s famous national parks is designed to give you best possible chance of seeing tigers in their natural habitat, with plenty of open jeep safaris and expert guides in parks where tiger sightings are regular. This is the land of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book where the tiger is an integral part of folklore. The undulating terrain, dense forest, swamps and lakes provide a perfect setting for big cats and other wildlife including rare birds. Visiting three of Central India’s most famous national parks, you will stay in delightful jungle lodges fully equipped with excellent facilities. The internal travel is in air-conditioned 4×4 SUVs with two short flights to and from Delhi.

Highlights of the In Pursuit of Tigers

The Best National Parks in India Bandhavgarh
  • Five jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Five jeep safaris in Kanha National Park
  • Four jeep safaris in Pench National Park
  • Visit to local village in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Accommodation in beautiful safari style lodges

In Pursuit of Tigers Itinerary

In Pursuit of Tigers Tour

On arrival in Delhi you will be taken to The Claridges for overnight stay. That evening a welcome dinner is arranged in a traditional setting.

Accommodation: The Claridges*, Delhi
Meals Included: Dinner

 

This morning you will fly to Jabalpur before being transferred to Bandhavgarh for a three-night stay at the King’s Lodge*. Situated in the Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest density of tigers of all India’s national parks. The mix of tropical forest is home to several species of mammals including nilgai, blackbucks, spotted deer, sambar, wild oxen, sloth bear, barking deer, leopard and, of course, tigers. The rich and varied birdlife includes over 250 species such as golden orioles, parakeets, hornbills and partridges as well as numerous varieties of butterflies plus some reptiles and snakes.

Accommodation: King’s Lodge*, Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Over the next two days enjoy four game drives. These will be early in the morning and then again in the early evening when temperatures are at their coolest and the animals are most active.

Accommodation: King’s Lodge*, Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a morning game drive, drive to Kanha National Park, which was one of the first parks to become part of Project Tiger. Here you will stay for three nights at Kanha Earth Lodge.

Spread over an impressive 940 sq km of lush green meadows and thick sal forests, the park nurtures a variety of wild animals including deer, blackbuck, langur, bison, gaur, sloth bears, striped hyena, panthers, leopards and tigers. It is the only park in India where you can see swamp deer (Barasingha).

Accommodation: Kanha Earth Lodge* Kanha National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will enjoy two full days of jungle activity including morning and afternoon jeep safaris.

There are a host of other activities to experience including visits to vibrant tribal markets or you can take part in bird watching and nature treks or cycling expeditions.

Accommodation: Kanha Earth Lodge*, Kanha National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a morning game drive you will travel to Pench National Park for a three night stay at Pench Tree Lodge. Situated to the south of the Satpura Hills, the park is named after the Pench River that flows through this area. Pench is predominantly tropical moist deciduous forest and although a relatively small park, it is home to around 40 species of mammals including tigers and has a rich birdlife.

Accommodation: Pench Tree Lodge*, Pench National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy two full days of jungle activity including morning and afternoon jeep safaris. In between safaris there is time to relax beside the pool or visit a local market to pick up some souvenirs or take a nature trek.

Accommodation: Pench Tree Lodge*, Pench National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning you will drive to Nagpur airport for a short flight to Delhi where you will be met and transferred to Pride Plaza Aerocity* for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Pride Plaza Aerocity*, Delhi
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Fly back to the UK.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Suggested extensions:

Satpura National Park (3 days): 

On day 11, drive from Pench to Satpura and stay at Denwa Backwater Escape for 3 nights. Enjoy two full days of jungle activities including jeep safaris, boat rides and jungle walks. Drive to Bhopal airport on day 14 for a short flight to Delhi and stay overnight at Pride Plaza Aerocity. Fly back home on day 15.

 Tadoba National Park (3 days): 

On day 11, drive from Pench to Tadoba and stay at Waghoba Eco Lodge for 3 nights. Enjoy two full days of jungle activities including four jeep safaris. Drive to Nagpur airport on day 14 for a short flight to Delhi and stay overnight at Pride Plaza Aerocity. Fly back home on day 15.

Taj Mahal (1 day)

On day 11, arrive Delhi from Nagpur and transfer to The Claridges for a two-night stay. Enjoy a day trip to Agra on day 12 to see Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Fly back home on day 13.

The Pursuit of Tigers Tour Image Gallery

Tiger, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Spotted Owl, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Asian Elephant, Bandhavgarh Natonal Park, Bandavgarh
Kanha National Park, Kanha, Madhya Pradesh
Village Market, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Deer, Kanha National Park
Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha National Park
Bird Watching, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh
Indian Langur, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh
Jeep Safari, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh
Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh
Tiger, Pench National Park
Balcony, Pench Tree House, Pench National Park
Pench Tree Lodge, Pench National Park

Tiger, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Spotted Owl, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Asian Elephant, Bandhavgarh Natonal Park, Bandavgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park, Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

Village Market, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Deer, Kanha National Park

Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha National Park

Bird Watching, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh

Indian Langur, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh

Jeep Safari, Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh

Pench National Park, Pench, Madhya Pradesh

Tiger, Pench National Park

Balcony, Pench Tree House, Pench National Park

Pench Tree Lodge, Pench National Park

Places on In Pursuit of Tigers Group Tour

Dates, Pricing and Inclusions

This In Pursuit of Tigers Group Tour is available from Delhi on the following dates (prices per person):

Tour starts Tour ends Price Single Room
5 November 2022 Sat Delhi 16 November 2022 Wed Delhi £2,595 £975
4 February 2023 Sat Delhi 15 February 2023 Wed Delhi £2,595 £975
18 February 2023 Sat Delhi 1 March 2023 Wed Delhi £2,595 £975
4 March 2023 Sat Delhi 15 March 2023 Wed Delhi £2,595 £975
8 April 2023 Sat Delhi 19 April 2023 Wed Delhi £2,595 £975
Private Travel Supplement: £775 per person (minimum 2 persons traveling together)

 

Suggested Extensions Per person twin-share Single Room Supplement
Satpura Extension £895 £195
Tadoba Extension £925 £195
Agra Extension £245 £45

 

Special Remarks

Tour starting 4 March 2023 – Holi Special – Holi in Bandhavgarh with special lunch

Meal Plan: Full board in the parks, Delhi on Bed and Breakfast.

Best Season: October to June.

Clothes: Cottons with woollens in winter.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation for 11 nights
  • Delhi – Jabalpur and Nagpur – Delhi flights in economy class
  • All internal road travel by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All scheduled game drives in the national park with a naturalist

Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • India visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not included in the meal plan
  • Expenses of personal nature (like room service, laundry, drinks, phone calls etc)
  • Camera fees in the national park
  • Tips

* Alternative accommodation of a similar standard may be offered to the hotels listed.

This tour can also be taken privately with your own driver and air conditioned car on a date of your choice. Please contact us for more details.

For more information please email info@aitholidays.com or call our India specialists on 01792 315499.

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.