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19 Days | Discover the majestic wildlife, enigmatic wonders, and cultural charms of India

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Experience vibrant India through its rich cultural heritage, ancient religion, breathtaking wildlife, and natural beauty. On this 19-day Premium adventure, you’ll safari through four of India's best wildlife parks, including Satpura, Ranthambhore, and Panna – as well as one of the most popular national parks for spotting the royal Bengal – Bandhavgarh Tiger Sanctuary. Discover the Pink City of Jaipur, witness the Mughal splendours of Delhi and Agra, soak up the ambience of holy Varanasi on a sunrise cruise, and see why Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary is renowned as one of the world's best places for birdwatching. Your local leader will bring the magic of India to light, from lavish palaces to vibrant bazaars and the incomparable Taj Mahal. Packed with wildlife hotspots and hidden gems, discover the natural and cultural wonders of India.

Trip overview

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Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHPTC
This trip generates 86 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Embark on a rickshaw safari through the bird sanctuary of Keoladeo, take an evening boat and night safari in Satpura National Park and search for the elusive royal Bengal tiger on jeep safaris through Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Panna National Parks.
  • Explore the architectural marvels of North India, including Jaipur's Amber Fort and Royal City Palace, Agra's Red Fort, and the iconic Taj Mahal.
  • Search for nocturnal animals such as leopards, jungle cats, fruit bats, flying squirrels and flying foxes under the stars, during your night safari in Satpura National Park with a local, naturalist guide.
  • Spend two elegant evenings at your Feature Stay hotel in Jaipur. The heritage hotel has been in the same family since its opening in 1928 and offers opulent details and warm, friendly service.
  • Take part in Exclusive Experiences to remember – visit to a royal haveli in Jaipur and hear the stories of its owner’s ancestors, and cruise down the Ganges at sunset accompanied by local musicians.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In general, the best time to spot wildlife is at dawn and dusk. There will be many early starts on this tour to capitalize on optimum safari times or to avoid morning traffic on travel days.
  • In the winter months of November, December, and January, early mornings and late evenings tend to be cold, while the rest of the months offer hot and sunny conditions during safaris. Remember to stay hydrated, use sufficient skin protection, and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable experience.
  • While this trip doesn't include strenuous physical activity, the jeeps used in national parks are simple, typically with a high step to get in and out of them, and the roads can be quite bumpy.
  • It can get foggy between December and February, which can put a new spin on the already spectacular scenery. However, it may cause traffic congestion and delays.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 13 dinners

Transport

Train, Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Private vehicle, Jeep, Metro, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights), Lodge (5 nights), Satpura Feature Stay (2 nights), Jaipur Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Panna National Park - Morning Safari with a Naturalist Guide
  • Bandhavgarh National Park - Morning Safari with a Naturalist Guide
  • Bandhavgarh National Park - Evening Safari with a Naturalist Guide
  • Satpura National Park - Night Safari with a Naturalist Guide
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Rickshaw Safari with a Naturalist Guide
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Morning Wildlife Safari
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Evening wildlife safari
  • Jaipur - Home-cooked dinner
  • Jaipur - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - City Palace
  • Jaipur - Private Royal Haveli visit with owner
  • Jaipur - Rooftop drinks overlooking old walled city (one drink included)
  • Varanasi - Sarnath
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunset Ganges boat trip (musicians on board)
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Delhi - Final dinner
Add on activities
  • Khajuraho - Temples of Khajuraho - INR7850
  • Panna National Park - Evening Safari (Prebook) - INR15000
  • Bandhavgarh National Park - Evening Safari (Prebook) - INR15000
  • Bandhavgarh National Park - Morning Safari (Prebook) - INR15000
  • Satpura National Park - Walking Safari - INR6800
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory - INR200
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Red Fort - INR600
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Home-Cooked Delhi Urban Adventure - INR4000
  • Delhi - Delhi Food Walk Urban Adventure - INR3750

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please provide a scanned copy of your passport bio page at the time of booking to secure a permit for your Ranthambhore National Park visit. Authorities at the park follow a strict booking process whereby permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. If we do not receive your passport scan in time, we cannot guarantee you will be able to join the safari. Your full name will need to be provided exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket if an amendment occurs. If you renew your passport or decide to travel with a different passport from the one you originally provided, please bring your old passport or a photocopy of it with you.
4. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on. You can store excess luggage at the start point hotel. Currently, there are no non-stop flights operating between Jaipur and Varanasi, so you will fly through Delhi. This flight will require an early morning start time.
5. The safaris in Panna National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park must be pre-booked to guarantee your spot. Due to high demand and limited availability, we recommend booking this tour and any optional safaris at least four months in advance. Please inquire about booking optional safaris when you book your tour.
6. If you are travelling with others, please let us know in advance so we can do our best to arrange for you to be in the same safari vehicles.

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