Asia

Exotic India: Wildlife & Culture

15
day excursion

Experience the exotic essence of India with a journey that takes you from Delhi's awe-inspiring architecture to the wild heartlands of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Panna National Parks. Encounter majestic Bengal tigers, elusive leopards, and a myriad of bird species on thrilling safari drives. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage temples of Khajuraho, marveling at their intricate carvings. Immerse yourself in Varanasi's ancient spiritual traditions and witness the poignant beauty of the Taj Mahal—a voyage rich in culture, wildlife, and unforgettable experiences. India is a destination that will touch your soul.

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Starting Price
$15,000
*All packages are designed for double occupancy. Pricing is subject to change based on availability, dates, inclusions, and any customization
suggested trip length
15 days, 14 nights
Best time to travel
November - April
Other dates available on request
best for
Seasoned travelers, wildlife lovers
Impact

India is home to 70% of the world's remaining Tigers. Project Tiger was formed to protect their native lands while allowing tourists to visit these creatures in a safe and low impact way.

Your journey

  1. New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
  3. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
  4. Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
  5. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  6. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1
Arrive to New Delhi, India

Upon arrival to Delhi, you'll be greeted by your India host and chauffeured to The Oberoi, New Delhi. Explore the capital’s rich history spanning from 900 B.C. to the British Raj. Visit iconic landmarks like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), and Jama Masjid in Chandni Chowk, reflecting Delhi's diverse cultural heritage.

Accommodations
The Oberoi Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Meals included
Dinner
Day 2
New Delhi, India

Your morning is leisurely or perhaps opt for a New Delhi city tour. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple known for its community kitchen. Drive past India Gate, a WW1 memorial, and Rajpath leading to Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the Viceroy’s residence, now the President's House.

Accommodations
The Oberoi Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Meals included
Breakfast
Day 3
Kanha National Park, India

You'll be chauffeured to Delhi airport for your flight to Raipur, then driven to Kanha National Park. Enjoy leisure time upon arrival in this haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Banjaar Tola, Kanha, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4-5
Kanha National Park, India

Embark on thrilling safaris through lush jungles in search of regal Bengal tigers and diverse wildlife. Experience guided nature walks, birdwatching, and cultural interactions with local Baiga tribes. Luxuriate in eco-friendly tents overlooking the Banjaar River, blending adventure with comfort in the heart of Kanha National Park.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Banjaar Tola, Kanha, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Enjoy a morning safari before you check out and travel by chauffeur to your next destination; Bandhavgarh National Park.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 7 - 8
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Experience a new set of unforgettable safaris at Bandhavgarh National Park. You'll encounter India's iconic Bengal tigers amidst lush jungles. Enjoy guided wildlife drives, birdwatching, and cultural insights into local life. Stay in charming cottages and indulge in authentic cuisine, blending adventure with luxury in the heart of Bandhavgarh National Park.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 9
Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Enjoy a morning safari before you check out and travel by chauffeur to your next destination; Panna National Park.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Pashangarh, Panna, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 10
Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Embark on thrilling safaris to spot elusive leopards, vibrant birdlife, and more in Panna National Park. Stay in luxurious suites inspired by traditional Panna architecture, blending adventure with comfort amidst scenic wilderness.

Accommodations
Taj Safari Lodge Pashangarh, Panna, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 11
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

After breakfast, explore the intricately carved Western group of Temples in Khajuraho, renowned for their exquisite sculptures and UNESCO World Heritage status. Later, fly to your next destination; Varanasi, rich with cultural tapestry and spiritual ambiance.. Arrive in time for a sunset boat ride on the Ganges, witnessing the mesmerizing Aarti ceremony.

Accommodations
Brijrama Palace, Varanasi, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 12
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Start your day with a serene boat ride along Varanasi's Ganges River, observing Hindu rituals on its iconic Ghats. Explore the city on foot, delving into its vibrant culture. In the afternoon, journey to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, enriching your spiritual journey in Varanasi.

Accommodations
Brijrama Palace, Varanasi, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 13
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring to Varanasi airport for your flight to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in and explore Agra Fort in the afternoon. Witness the Taj Mahal at sunset for an unforgettable evening. Stay one night at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, with breathtaking views of this iconic monument.

Accommodations
Oberoi Amar Vilas, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 14
New Delhi, India

Experience the ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, followed by breakfast at the hotel. Later, travel back to Delhi and prepare for your journey home.

Accommodations
The Oberoi Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Meals included
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 15
Departures

You will be met and chauffeured to Delhi International airport for onward flight to home.

Meals included
Breakfast
Anti-Poaching Efforts

Anti-poaching efforts at Kanha NP involve patrols, tech like drones, community engagement, strict law enforcement, and training. Tourism plays a vital role by funding conservation, raising awareness, and providing livelihoods, reducing poaching pressures and ensuring long-term protection of wildlife.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

Oversees responsible tourism in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Panna National Parks. NTCA enforces regulations, collaborates with local communities, and monitors wildlife to ensure sustainable tourism practices. By promoting awareness and funding conservation initiatives, NTCA plays a pivotal role in protecting biodiversity and fostering harmony between nature and human activities in these crucial tiger habitats.and nature.

Improving Water Quality

Many nonprofits are working to make efforts to improve water quality in Varanasi's Ganges River. They focus on sewage treatment, pollution control, and community awareness. They focus on educating travelers to promoting sustainable practices to preserve the river's health and support local communities

Trip summary

Trip summary

Trip Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 3 nights accommodations at The Oberoi in New Delhi, one night reserved for early check in for international travel. 
  • 3 nights accommodations at Taj Safari Lodge Banjaar Tola, Kanha, India 
  • 3 Taj Safari Lodge Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh, India
  • 2 Taj Safari Lodge Pashangarh, Panna, India 
  • 2 Brijrama Palace, Varanasi, India
  • 1 Oberoi Amar Vilas, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Activities & Tours

  • Safaris based on 2 exclusive jeeps 
  • Services of an English-speaking accompanying guide for the entire tour and guide staying at different hotel than guest

Flights & Airport Transfers

  • All transfers, sightseeing and overland trips by 01 Air-Conditioned Mini Van (Urbania 9-seater)
  • VIP Meet & Greet on arrival at Delhi Airport

Meals

  • All meals listed in the itinerary 
  • Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trip

Fees

  • Entrance fees to monuments as applicable
  • Entrance fees to national parks 
Trip EXClusions
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Emergency medical insurance 
  • Gratuities 
  • Inbound flight on arrival day
  • Outbound flight on departure day
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at meals 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary or outlined in the inclusions list
  • Additional sightseeings, tours, and admissions not specified in the itinerary 
  • Flights and transfers not specified in the itinerary
Things to know
  • Each itinerary can be tailored to you.
  • Starting price is an average for this itinerary and is subject to change based on availability, dates, inclusions, and any customization.
  • Currency Information: Indian Rupee
  • Wifi is available at each hotel, though it can be spotty. 
  • Electricity: Type C, D, and M
  • Climate: The majority of India's climate is tropical; warm, humid, and often rainy. 
  • Passports are required and must be valid for six months after your departure. 
  • Please consult your physician for any required or suggested vaccinations for this region.
  • Visas are required for all international travelers visiting India. It is the travelers responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. Enquire about this from the Indian diplomatic representatives abroad OR apply online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.
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Sustainability Efforts
  • Project Tiger: With less than 3,000 tigers freely roaming in India, (over 50,000 just 200 years ago) Project Tiger formed by the Indian government, protects these tiger’s natural habitats from deforestation, poaching, and reduces human-tiger conflict. India is home to 70% of the world's remaining tigers. As of 1960 there is a strict ban on hunting tiger and leopards. 
  • Anti-Poaching Efforts: Anti-poaching efforts at Kanha NP involve patrols, tech like drones, community engagement, strict law enforcement, and training. Tourism plays a vital role by funding conservation, raising awareness, and providing livelihoods, reducing poaching pressures and ensuring long-term protection of wildlife.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA): Oversees responsible tourism in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Panna National Parks. NTCA enforces regulations, collaborates with local communities, and monitors wildlife to ensure sustainable tourism practices. By promoting awareness and funding conservation initiatives, NTCA plays a pivotal role in protecting biodiversity and fostering harmony between nature and human activities in these crucial tiger habitats.and nature.
  • Improving Water Quality: Many nonprofits are working to make efforts to improve water quality in Varanasi's Ganges River. They focus on sewage treatment, pollution control, and community awareness. They focus on educating travelers to promoting sustainable practices to preserve the river's health and support local communities
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