Tigers and Leopards with Relais Chateaux Hotels

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Embark on safari excursions in Ranthambore
  • Spot the elusive White Tigers at Bandhavgarh National Park

What's Included

  • Inspiring Travel Company - Accommodation Throughout Accommodation Throughout
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  • Inspiring Travel Company - International Flights International Flights
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This itinerary is fantastic for keen wildlife and nature enthusiasts who want to capture the next The Royal Bengal Tigers inhabiting Ranthambore & Bandhavgarh.

Tick the tigers off your bucket list with a visit to two of the best tiger reserves in India, Bandhavgarh in Central India and Ranthambore in Northern India. There's a good chance you'll view tigers here due to the lack of undergrowth and scattered vegetation.

When to go? The best time to visit is from November until mid-June during which time the Tigers are active in the daytime. However, there is a smaller chance that you will spot a tiger at this time because there are many active water sources, whilst in the summer because there are fewer, the Tigers tend to congregate around these specific waterholes. In the winter, we recommend a stay of five nights in the parks. 

Since 1972 and the launch of Project Tiger, Ranthambore National Park has been known as a tiger reserve in India, although it was not declared a national park until 1980. In the park see scattered ruins of the fort including the lake palaces and a majestic fort.

Price includes: Accommodation, international flights in economy class, domestic flights in economy class, all transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions by air-conditioned Toyota Innova or similar. Services of a private guide for all sightseeing tours as per itinerary. Inspiring Travel Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departures with a meet and assist.

Price excludes: Expenses of any personal nature, like tipping, laundry, telephone calls and visa fees. Any insurance or air-fare unless mentioned.

Itinerary

Day 1  London to Delhi
Board your flight today to Delhi to begin your holiday.
Day 2  Delhi
On arrival in Delhi you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Delhi is a bustling city filled with beautiful monuments, parks and history. Afternoon enjoy guided half day tour of Old Delhi.
Day 3  Delhi - Ranthambore
After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, begin your sightseeing tour of New Delhi. This region of the city reflects the legacy of the British and here see Imperial Delhi including a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India, standing at 72.5 metres. It is also one of the best Islamic structures in India. Proceed to visit Humayun's Tomb, built by Humayun's widow, it exists as a precursor of the Taj Mahal and was designed in a beautiful Indo-Persian style.
Day 4  Ranthambore
This morning wake up early for tea, coffee and snacks in the lobby and your departure into the park. Travel in either a 4 wheel drive jeep (4x4, with open roof, suitable for 6 passengers) and 16 or 20 seaters canters (open top roof buses). Ranthambore's unique landscape includes dry forests with stunted ground cover meaning wildlife viewing is easier than on other safaris. Tigers are generally solitary and are a matter of chance.
Day 5  Ranthambore
Enjoy a day in Ranthambore on safari excursions. The terrain of open forest creates fantastic visibility conditions, offering a wealth of opportunities to spot the jungle’s most charismatic inhabitant alongside the numerous other wild animals. You will be driven along the park’s numerous routes on the look out for the predators of tiger, sloth bear and striped hyena and their prey of Indian gazelle, spotted deer and wild pig.
Day 6  Ranthambore - Overnight Train
Enjoy a morning tea and coffee before a morning and afternoon safari followed by either an early dinner at the hotel or a pack dinner for the train journey. Take the 20:10 departure to Katni, a train kit with bathroom slippers, inflatable slippers, mosquito repellent and eye shade will be provided.
Day 7  Katni - Bandhavgarh
Freshen up in the washroom on the train before you arrive into Katni at 07:35 for your drive to Bandhavgarh, approximately two and a half hours. A packed breakfast will be provided on arrival. Upon arrival in Bandhavgarh, check in to your lodge before your first safari here. (Please note there is no afternoon safari on Wednesdays in Bandhavgarh).
Day 8  Bandhavgarh
In the mornings enjoy an early tea and coffee in the lounge before morning safari and breakfast within the park. Afterwards, return to the hotel for lunch and a bit of time to relax before the afternoon safari. There is also the option to enjoy a full day jeep safari in the park in a small group of three, during this experience there are no route restrictions and you can enjoy your whole time in the park tracing the tiger's movements.
Day 9  Bandhavgarh
Today enjoy jeep safaris in the park. The forests in Bandhavgarh are dense sal jungle combined with grasslands and you can have an amazing wilderness experience.
Day 10  Bandhavgarh - Delhi
Enjoy your final jeep safari before your transfer (four and a half hours) to Jabalpur Airport and flight to Delhi.
Day 11  Return to London
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred for your flight home to the UK.
Tigers and Leopards with Relais Chateaux Hotels
11 nights from £3,595 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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