In search of tiger tour

Go on safari in search of tigers plus visit India's magnificent historic sites with this 18-day tour.

Day 1

Australia / Singapore / Delhi
Board your flight on Singapore Airlines business class to Singapore, on arrival board connecting flight to Delhi. On arrival in evening, transfer to hotel rooms only.
 
 

Day 2

Delhi
Visit Old Delhi's Jama Masjid Mosque and Humayun's Tomb. Drive past Government buildings, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, home of the President of India.
 
 

Day 3

Delhi / Flight to Jabalpur & Drive to Kanha National Park
Check out from Delhi hotel at 5:15am after an early breakfast. Catch 7:50am flight from Delhi to Jabalpur, arriving at approximately 9:45am.
 
Drive from Jabalpur Airport to Kanha. The drive is approximately 4.5 hours over 220 kilometres, and there will be a further 2.5-hour drive after a lunch break at MP Tourism Restaurant at Mandla.
 
Arrival and check in at Banjaar Tola, afternoon at leisure.
 
Our tiger search begins in Kanha National Park which covers 1,945-square-kilometres in south eastern Madhya Pradesh. The park is covered in sal forest, bamboo thickets and open meadows. In 1973, when Project Tiger was launched to save the tiger, Kanha was one of the nine reserves selected for the project. Kanha is home to 22 animal species including the wild dog, sloth bear, jungle cat, leopard and tiger.
 
 

Day 4

Kanha National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 5

Kanha National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 6

Kanha National Park / Drive to Bandhavagarh National Park
After breakfast drive to Bandhavagarh National Park (approximately six hours drive, plus a two-hour stop for lunch at MP Tourism Restaurant at Mandla.??
 
Arrival and check in at Mahua Kothi at around 5pm, evening at leisure.
 
Also situated in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park is a 448-square-kilometre tiger reserve. It is one of India's most beautiful national parks with sal forests, swampy meadows and rocky outcrops surrounding a 2000-year old fort. This famous park supports one of the highest densities of tigers on the subcontinent. The Park is also home to a large variety of mammals including leopard, chital (spotted deer), sambar deer, nilgai, and wild boar.
 
 

Day 7

Bandhavagarh National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 8

Bandhavagarh National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 9

Bandhavagarh National Park / Panna National Park
Leave Mahua Kothi after breakfast and drive for two hours to Panna National Park. Check in and have lunch at Pashan Garh, followed by an afternoon safari.??
 
Panna National Park extends over 543 km2 in northern Madhya Pradesh and contains plateaus, steep gullies and a river. Panna is home to nilgai, sambar, chital, chowsingha, wild boar, but visitors may also see leopard, hyena, sloth bear and tiger. It is of particular importance for gharial and mugger crocodiles and other aquatic species.
 
 

Day 10

Panna National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 11

Panna National Park
Safari in morning and afternoon.
 
 

Day 12

Panna National Park / Khajuraho
After a morning safari, we drive 1.5 hours to Khajuraho.
 
The Khajuraho temple complex is a World Heritage site because it displays some of the best temple art in the world. It is most famous for its erotic carvings.
 
 

Day 13

Agra
Drive 160 kilometres to Jhansi Station before boarding a train to Agra. Check in at the Oberoi Amarvilas, located 600 metres from the Taj Mahal, and offering uninterrupted views of the monument from all rooms and suites.
 
 

Day 14

Agra
Sightseeing tour of Agra city.
 
 

Day 15

Agra / Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, visiting the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri and stopping for lunch en route.
 
For centuries, travellers from all over the world have been drawn to the majesty and colour of Rajasthan, the land of the Rajputs. Jaipur has plenty of tourist attractions and is a shopper’s delight offering a wide range of exotic textiles, paintings, gems, jewellery and silver.
 
 

Day 16

Jaipur
Explore Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’, whose Old City was painted a unique shade of pink to coincide with the visit of the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Visit some of its most famous monuments, including Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
 
 

Day 17-18

Jaipur / Delhi / Singapore / Australia
Fly from Jaipur to Delhi, on arrival enjoy our last dinner and transfer to the International airport to board your flight back to Australia. Arrive in Australia on day 18.
 
Visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India | Shutterstock/saiko3p
 

Rates:

A$24,850 per person, twin share
A$7,000 single supplement
A$18,550 land only (no airfare)
 

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India maintains hot temperatures year-round, however the coolest time to go is from the end of November to the beginning of March. From the end of March until June, the climate reaches peak temperatures and is usually dusty, while monsoon rains occur between June and October. 

 

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