Travel with us to the Jungles of Maya Pradesh in India to the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. A Wildlife Safari in search of the endangered Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhino, Gaur, Chital, Barasinga and Sambar Deer, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, and the elusive Indian Leopard, although rare may also be seen. This is a magical place, with its ancient temples and dense jungles that eco with lyrical bird calls.
- World Wildlife Journeys Guide with 20 years’ experience.
- Explore India’s diverse mix of cultures
- Private Chauffer driven cars – 3 to 4 guests per vehicle which is air conditioned suited to roads in India
- Search for elusive tigers in India’s top tiger habitats.
- Go on elephant back Safari in search of rhinos.
- Stay in award winning eco lodges that support local communities.
- Nature walks, visit to village school and homestead – learn about life and traditions in rural India and Nepal
- Experience local dance and learn how to cook an Indian dish.
- Bush Dinners under the stars with star gazing.
- Learn the art of tracking from local guides.
- Explore the forest corridors and learn of their importance for dispersal of tigers to other areas
- Experience Delhi where the ancient and modern collide
- Explore Kathmandu’s diverse mix of cultures
- Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites- Humayans Tomb Delhi in India, Royal Chitwan National Park and Patan Durbar Square in Nepal
- The services of a Specialist Wilderness Guide
- All tours specified Dehli & Kathmandu
- Game Drives – a Canoe Safari and an Elephant Safari
- Domestic flights and transfers
- Flight from Delhi to Kathmandu with checked baggage allowance of 15 kg only.
- Twin/double accommodation
- Day room on day of departure
- Meals as specified
- Bottled water on tours and activities, and at meals
- Park fees
13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS
POST TOUR TO TAJ MAHAL
POST TOUR TO JAIPUR AND TAJMAHAL
Day 1 – New Delhi
Today you will arrive at New Dehli Airport and will be transferred to your hotel. The Unlikely juxtapositions of the old and new are seen everywhere in Delhi – bullock-carts and cars; hand-pulled trolleys and trucks; swanky burger joints and roadside golgappa ‘watery Indian bread’ carts; buses and rickshaws; suits and traditional Indian wear. Delhi is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt seven times during the reign of different royal dynasties, hence the legend of the “seven cities of Delhi.” Much like its hybrid culture, Delhi’s architecture is a fascinating mix of Indo-Saracenic monuments and a new urban metropolis. Its historic heart, Old Delhi, is a dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses while New Delhi conceptualized by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and designed by Hebert Baker is symmetrical, lined with rows of trees, wide roads and grand colonial buildings. Also known as ‘Dilli’ by the locals, the smells, sights and sounds of this city sweep your senses, disorienting and fascinating you at the same time. Gateway to the rest of India, Delhi is a truly cosmopolitan city and set to leave a lasting impression on every visitor.
Overnight – International flights excluded
Day 2,3,4 – Bandhavgarh National Park
After an early Breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the airport to board flight to the city of Jabalpur, situated in the province of Maya Pradesh. Traveling on through rural villages and countryside to the Sal forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park. This national park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in the year 1993 and is known for its dense population for the Bengal Tiger with in the folds of the Jungle. There are 37 different mammal species, 250 species of birds and 80 species of different Butterflies within this area. We will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of Tiger, the elusive Leopard, Gaur – Indian Bison, Sambar, Barking and Chittal Deer. Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Indian Wolf, Caracal and striped Hyena.
Overnight Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5,6,7 – Kanha National Park
After breakfast we visit a rural Village homestead and continue on our journey to Kanha National Park. Kanha Tiger Reserve is situated in the central Indian Highlands and is known one of the best tiger habitats in India. Kanha’s hills and dense groves of vegetation constitute Sal, thickets of Bamboo, Tendu, Jamun, Arjun and Lendia. The reserve’s lifeline, however, are its grassy meadows that sustain large numbers of Chital, Sambar, Barasingha deer and Gaur. These in turn support the predators -tigers, leopards, wild dogs, jungle cats and foxes. Kanha’s greatest achievement has been the preservation of Hard Ground Swamp Deer – Barasingha from near extinction which numbered just 66 in 1970. Today, they number more than 400 and are the only surviving population of Barasingha deer in the wild. We will adventure out on morning and afternoon games into Kanha National Park.
Overnight Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included
Day 8 – Delhi
Breakfast at leisure, we drive meandering through rural Indian villages and farms to the town of Jabalpur, for our onward flight to Delhi. Evening at leisure.
Overnight – Dinner not included this night.
Day 9,10,11 – Chitwan National Park – Nepal
We have an early morning start today, transfer to Delhi Airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu in Nepal and on to Bharatpur in central southern Nepal. Known as the fastest growing city in Nepal, it is the gateway to the Chitwan National Park.
Perched on the banks of the river Rapti, opposite Chitwan National Park, the quiet location means you often see rhinos wander past along the river. Nepal is one of the most spectacular countries in the world and is home to an incredible 840 species of birds within an area the size of United Kingdom. The Royal Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage Site that protects 932 square kilometers of dry deciduous forest, tropical evergreen forest and riverine grasslands. A larger number of birds has been recorded here – over 500 species – due to Chitwan’s diverse habitats and tropical lowland situation. It has many mammals and reptiles too. We adventure on a Game Drive, Elephant Ride and Canoe Safari in search of Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Boar, Sambar, Muntjac, Spotted and Hog Deer, Rhesus and Hanuman Monkeys, and possibly Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial Crocodiles. Chitwan is among the last surviving examples of continuous band of forests and grasslands, which once extended from the Indus River in Pakistan to the Burmese border.
During your stay you will also get to visit the local village and interact with the Tharu Tribe.
Overnight Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Day 12 – KATHMANDU
An early start we transfer back to the city of Bharatpur to catch our onward flight to the capital city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the largest city of Nepal and is known for its breathtaking Newari architecture and centuries old Buddhist and Hindu Religious sites. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their life time. Evening at leisure
Overnight – Breakfast and Lunch included
Day 13, 14 – DEHLI
Today we visit transfer to Kathmandu Airport for our onward flight to back to New Delhi in India with the evening at leisure on arrival. No dinner included this night
We will spend our last morning in Dehli, visiting the 16th century garden Tomb of Humayuns and driving past the buildings of the Britishcolonial era – President House, India Gate and government buildings. Our last stop will be Gandhi Smriti a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.