Estate of the Tiger & Temples
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of India with our "Estate of the Tiger & Temples" tour. This 14-day adventure will take you through the vibrant cities of Mumbai, Varanasi, and Delhi, offering a blend of cultural richness and spiritual serenity. But the real highlight of this tour lies in the wildlife safaris within India's renowned tiger reserves. Explore Tadoba, Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the majestic Bengal tigers and a myriad of other fascinating wildlife. Your journey also includes visits to historical and architectural marvels, such as the Khajuraho temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, providing a well-rounded experience of India's diverse beauty and heritage. Join us for an extraordinary expedition through India's wild and cultural wonders.
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Your journey begins in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Upon your arrival at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, our warm and welcoming representative will greet you and assist with your smooth transfer to the hotel. After checking in and freshening up, you'll embark on a city tour of Mumbai. This exciting exploration will introduce you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the majestic Gateway of India, a symbol of Mumbai's colonial past; the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning Victorian Gothic architecture; the picturesque Marine Drive, often referred to as the "Queen's Necklace" due to its curving shape and sparkling lights at night; and the lush and serene Hanging Gardens. After a day of discovery, you'll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel, leaving you well-rested for the adventures ahead.
Day 2: Mumbai - Nagpur/Tadoba (100kms)
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll be transferred to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for a short flight to Nagpur. Upon your arrival in Nagpur, our dedicated driver will warmly welcome you and accompany you on the scenic drive to Tadoba Tiger Reserve. After reaching Tadoba, you'll check in at the hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy a delightful dinner. Your night will be spent in the comfortable surroundings of the hotel, preparing for your exciting wildlife safaris.
Day 3: Tadoba
Your adventure in Tadoba begins early, as you set out on an exhilarating gypsy safari within the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, guided by an expert naturalist. The morning safari is a fantastic opportunity to encounter the diverse wildlife and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the reserve. Upon your return to the hotel, a hearty breakfast awaits, offering a chance to recharge for the day ahead. The hours between safaris are yours to spend at your leisure, whether you choose to relax, read, or simply take in the surrounding scenery.
In the afternoon, you'll embark on another thrilling gypsy safari in the tiger reserve, led by a knowledgeable naturalist. The diverse flora and fauna of Tadoba await your exploration. Following your wildlife encounters, you'll return to the hotel for a delectable dinner and a restful night's sleep, eager for the next day's adventures.
Day 4: Tadoba - Pench (210kms)
Rise with the sun for another early morning gypsy safari in the tiger reserve, accompanied by your trusted naturalist. The diverse landscapes of Tadoba offer a new experience with each safari, as you search for elusive species of wildlife and soak in the wilderness. After the safari, you'll return to the hotel for a fulfilling breakfast.
Following breakfast, you'll check out from the hotel and continue your journey to Pench. This transfer is your opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and observe the changing scenery. Upon arrival in Pench, you'll check in at the hotel, have lunch, and then have the remainder of the day to relax at your own pace. As the sun sets over Pench, you'll delight in a delicious dinner and a peaceful night's rest, knowing that more exciting safaris await.
Day 5: Pench
As the first light of day breaks, you'll head out on another early morning gypsy safari within the Pench Tiger Reserve, accompanied by your expert naturalist. Pench is renowned for its rich biodiversity, and each safari promises the chance to spot a variety of creatures in their natural habitat. After your safari, a hearty breakfast awaits, providing the energy needed for the day ahead.
The rest of the day is yours to relish as you please. You can use this time to unwind, soak in the tranquil atmosphere, or capture the beauty of Pench through your camera lens. Later in the afternoon, you'll embark on another gypsy safari in the tiger reserve, guided by a naturalist who will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Dinner at the hotel marks the end of another thrilling day in Pench, with dreams of more wildlife encounters to come.
Day 6: Pench - Kanha (200kms)
Prepare for another early morning adventure as you set out on a gypsy safari within the Pench Tiger Reserve, guided by your naturalist. The dawn of a new day in Pench promises new encounters and exciting wildlife sightings. Following your morning safari, you'll enjoy a satisfying breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, you'll check out from the hotel and continue your journey to Kanha, another renowned tiger reserve known for its lush forests and diverse wildlife. Upon reaching Kanha, you'll check in at the hotel, have lunch, and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. As the sun sets over Kanha, you'll relish a delectable dinner and a peaceful night's rest, prepared for the adventures of the following day.
Day 7: Kanha
The day begins early, as you set out on a gypsy safari in the Kanha Tiger Reserve, accompanied by your experienced naturalist. Kanha is famous for its dense Sal forests and unique ecosystem, making each safari a remarkable experience. After your morning safari, you'll return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast.
The hours that follow are yours to enjoy as you wish. Whether you choose to relax, explore the surroundings, or read about the fascinating wildlife, the day is yours to savor. In the afternoon, you'll embark on another gypsy safari in the tiger reserve, guided by a naturalist who will share insights into Kanha's captivating wildlife. Your day in Kanha concludes with dinner and a peaceful night's sleep, leaving you refreshed for the next day's journey.
Day 8: Kanha - Bandhavgarh (280kms)
The day begins early, and you'll set out on a gypsy safari in the Kanha Tiger Reserve, once more accompanied by a naturalist. The diverse landscapes of Kanha offer the possibility of encountering tigers, leopards, and other remarkable species. After your morning safari, you'll enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel.
Following breakfast, you'll check out from the hotel and continue your journey to Bandhavgarh, another prominent tiger reserve known for its tiger population. Upon arrival, you'll check in at the hotel, have lunch, and then enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. Dinner at the hotel promises a satisfying end to your day in Bandhavgarh, leaving you prepared for the wildlife adventures that await.
Day 9: Bandhavgarh
As the sun rises, you'll set out on a gypsy safari in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, guided by your knowledgeable naturalist. Bandhavgarh is not only home to tigers but also boasts a variety of bird species and diverse wildlife. Following your morning safari, you'll return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast.
The day's remaining hours are yours to spend at your leisure, whether you choose to relax or explore the tranquil surroundings. In the afternoon, you'll embark on another gypsy safari in the tiger reserve, offering further opportunities to spot the elusive creatures of Bandhavgarh. Dinner at the hotel concludes your day of adventure, leaving you with wonderful memories and the anticipation of your next journey.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho (230kms)
After breakfast, you'll embark on a morning gypsy safari in the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, a last opportunity to observe the enchanting wildlife. Following your safari, you'll check out from the hotel and begin your journey to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its intricate temple architecture and sensuous carvings. Upon your arrival, you'll check in at the hotel and have the rest of the day to enjoy at your own pace. Exploring Khajuraho's unique heritage awaits, as does a good night's rest.
Day 11: Khajuraho - Varanasi (flight)
Your day begins with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho, where you'll explore the eastern, western, and southern groups of temples. The temples are renowned for their exquisite carvings, which depict various aspects of human life, sensuality, and spirituality.
After your exploration of Khajuraho, you'll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India. Upon your arrival in Varanasi, you'll be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the Holy Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing and spiritually significant ceremony that takes place on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. The soothing rituals and beautiful surroundings will leave a lasting impression.
Day 12: Varanasi
Your day in Varanasi begins in the early morning, as you embark on a boat ride along the Ganges River. This remarkable experience offers a close look at the various ghats, where devotees come to bathe and perform sacred rituals. The serene boat ride allows you to witness the spiritual devotion and age-old traditions that unfold along the river's banks. After the boat ride, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel.
The day continues with a city tour of Varanasi, offering the chance to explore the bustling markets and take in the unique atmosphere of this ancient city. A visit to Sarnath, the holy site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, is also included in your day's activities.
Day 13: Varanasi - Delhi (flight)
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Delhi, the dynamic capital city of India. Upon your arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Later in the day, you'll embark on a city tour that encompasses both Old and New Delhi, providing a comprehensive introduction to the city's rich history and contemporary vibrancy. Your tour will include visits to the iconic Red Fort, the regal Jama Masjid, the serene Raj Ghat, the grand India Gate, the dignified President's House, and the imposing Parliament House.
Day 14: Delhi - Departure
Your remarkable journey through India comes to a close, but the memories you've gathered will last a lifetime. After breakfast at the hotel, you'll complete your check-out process and be transferred to the airport, from where you'll catch your onward flight, filled with the experiences and moments you've cherished throughout this incredible adventure.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 13 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- 12-Time safari as per program in National Parks with naturalist.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 13 nights accommodation
Mumbai x 1 night
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Tadoba Andhari National Park x 2 nights
3* - Tadoba Tiger King Resort/ Serai Tiger
4* - Tadoba Jungle Camp/ Red Earth
5* - The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge/ Waghoba Eco Lodge
Pench National Park x 2 nights
3* - The Riverwood Forest Retreat/ Jungle Home
4* - Pench Jungle Camp/ Tuli Veer Bagh Resort & Spa
5* - Pench Tree Lodge/ Tathastu Resorts
Kanha National Park x 2 nights
3* - Infinity Kanha Wilderness/Soulacia Kanha
4* - Kanha Jungle Camp/ Kipling Camp
5* - Kanha Earth Lodge/ Singinawa Jungle Lodge
Bandhavgarh National Park x 2 nights
3* - Infinity Resort Tiger Trails Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Wild Life Resort/ Syna Tigir Resort
5* - Pugdundee Safaris - Kings Lodge/ Samode Safari Lodge
Khajuraho x 1 night
3* & 4* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj
Delhi x 1 night
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
- Mumbai - Nagpur & Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi flight fare approx INR 15, 500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.