- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- Useful gift given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Explore the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai
- Optional extra: Trip by boat to Elephanta Island
- Visit 4 of Indias’ best National Parks for Tiger sightings
- 16 Jeep safaris included
- Visit the famous Khajuraho temples
Our Tour features the following locations
MUMBAI: Mumbai the city of dreams. One of the best and most cosmopolitan cities of Asia. The commercial lifeline of India. Home to Bollywood, the second largest film industry in the world. A place where some of the biggest slums share the area with sprawling metropolises. The epicentre for fashion and Indian wine. A trip to Mumbai is everything you’d expect from a major metropolis, yet so much more. It’s a humbling experience, to say the least. But it’s also fascinating, edgy and exciting. Those colonial-era relics, incredible bazaars, hidden wine cafes and enclaves of peace and serenity really do have a way of putting you at ease.
PENCH NP: Okay, let’s be honest. The Jungle Book led us to believe we’ll see Mowgli battling Sher Khan at the Pench National Park, but that was never really going to be. Located on the southern borders of Madhya Pradesh, Pench National Park sees fewer tourist numbers over the likes of Bandhavgarh, despite being one of the ‘Big Three’ national parks in the state. The forest is a combination of vast open grasslands, quaint watering holes, large-leaf teak and mahua, ensuring stunning sights and untouched scenes. It hosts more than 285 species of birds and exotic animals such as the jackal, tiger, wild dog, sambar, gaur, chital, and leopard. You probably won’t get to see a boy fighting jungle crime, but you’ll probably see everything else depicted in the Rudyard Kipling classic.
KANHA NP: Incredible India’s most beautiful experience is often found at the Kanha National Park, where vast sal forests, beautiful meadows and majestic tigers greet you at every step, presenting that perfect safari experience. Okay, tiger sightings may not be as common (there are 100-odd Tigers here), but you still have huge populations of antelope, deer, monkeys, wild boars, gaur and jackals to gawk at. After all, the land that inspired Jungle Book has to be special! Visit the park, enjoy a true safari, get deep into the interiors and click some of the most memorable photos of your life. Go back home and share your experiences with the world, or better yet, keep it a secret. Kanha is still not as popular as some of the other wildlife adventures in the country, and most would like this hidden oasis to stay that way.
BANDHAVGARH NP: Covering an area of 1150 sq. kms, Bandhavgarh National Park, is where you go to see the rare Royal Bengal tiger. Boasting of having the highest density of these coveted mammals, Bandhavgarh easily ranks among India’s most exciting safari destinations. Other sightings include leopards, wild boar, deer, langur, 70 species of butterflies and more than 250 species of birds. The best way to explore Bandhavgarh is via a jeep or an elephant safari so that you can get closer to these creatures and enjoy the most authentic safari experience. The place also has great mythological significance as Lord Ram gifted the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort to his brother Lakshman almost 2000 years ago.
PANNA NP: Most of the best wildlife experiences in India can be found in the heart of the country, and Panna National Park is no different. This stunning park is located at a distance of just 57 kms from the exotic temples of Khajuraho, and you really have no reason to skip out on Panna while touring Madhya Pradesh. The park is most famous for its population of big cats such as leopards and tigers, but you can also expect to see the antelope, sloth bear, crocodiles, chinkara, wolf, and chital. Its uneven rocky terrain along the Vindhya Hills feels incredibly beautiful and the stunning Ken River, cascading waterfalls, teak forests, scary ravines and Neolithic era stone paintings help keep things interesting.
KHAJURAHO: Most visitors are surprised to hear that talking about sex is such a taboo in India. The country is after all the land that gave birth to the Kama Sutra. Perhaps a trip to the temples of Khajuraho might change how you think about this seemingly conservative nation, whose complex culture presents a new wonder at each step. You’re often left wondering how temples full of erotic structures were built in the country. And it’s not just any temple! The carvings and structures found here are incredibly stunning, considered to be the finest example of temple art in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated to Jain, Shiva, and Vishnu deities and is spread over an area of 20 sq. kms. With as many as 22 temples to choose from, there’s just so much to see here!
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.