Tailor-made Tour 12 days from £3675 per person

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  Places Visited: Nagpur, Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Pench National Park, Satpura National Park, Mumbai

This 12-day tour concentrates on the lesser visited, emerging parks of Pench, Satpura and Tadoba, in the remote heart of India. All three offer exceptional birding, as well as excellent chances of spotting tiger and leopard – without the crowds of busier reserves further north. The locations may be remote, but the facilities on offer are world-class, from the lodges to the guides, cuisine and transport. Staying in such far-flung part of the country will also enable you to experience rural life at close quarters. Village visits are fascinating, revealing a way of life that couldn’t be more different from those led by inhabitants of the hub cities you’ll be flying through to reach the parks.

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Wildlife Holidays


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Fly overnight from the UK to Mumbai.

Day 2

On arrival, you’ll take a connecting flight to Nagpur, where you’ll be met by your TransIndus driver and guide and accompanied to your hotel for a one-night stay. Spend the remainder of the day recovering from your journey.

Day 3
Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Drive to Tadoba for a three-night stay. In the afternoon you’ll complete your first safari in the park.

The Taboba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra state, and sufficiently off-the-beaten track to have escaped the attention of the hordes, despite boasting one of the highest tiger density figures in the country. Its name derives from that of a goddess worshipped by the indigenous people who inhabit its densely forested hills, deep valleys, meadows and wetlands. Nearly 87% of the reserve is covered in beautiful dry deciduous. Over 60 tigers live within and around its borders, along with leopard, wild dog, striped hyena, gaur, nilgai, sambar, chital, civet cats, marsh crocodiles and nearly 200 species of birds.

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Day 4 & 5

Enjoy morning and evening safaris in the park.

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Day 6
Pench National Park

Drive to Jamtara today on the fringes of Pench National Park.

With its miles of teak and bamboo forests, and open meadows of tall, bleached grass, the landscape of Pench National Park is straight off the pages of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. The reserve flanks the southern border of Madhya Pradesh and northern border of Maharashtra, encompassing a wild, uninhabited zone bisected by the Pench River.The tiger population is stable and sightings occur daily here – although not for everyone. Touring the park’s pot-holed roads in Jeeps, you’re more likely to come across packs of wild dogs and striped hyena, and herds of deer and antelope as well as the odd gaur (bison).

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Day 7
Pench National Park

A full day of safaris in the park today.

Day 8
Satpura National Park

Drive through the Seoni and Pachmarhi Hills to Satpura National Park for a three-night stay.

The craggy, forested peaks of the Satpura (or ‘Mahadeo’) mountains form a romantic backdrop for safaris in this remote park in southern Madhya Pradesh. Tiger sightings are not as frequent as at other parks in the region – this is somewhere people come more for a relaxed experience of unsullied wilderness. Satpura ranks among the few sanctuaries in India where you can undertake safaris on foot. Wardens and guides lead visitors on wonderful treks through the sal, teak and bamboo groves, and further afield to far-flung prehistoric rock-art sites in the depths of the forest.

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Day 9 & 10
Satpura National Park

A full day of safaris in the park today.

Day 11

Drive to Bhopal airport to catch a flight to Mumbai, where you’ll spend a night.

Day 12
Mumbai, UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving the same day.

Tailor-made Tour 12 days from £3675 per person

What's included

✓   International flights from London
✓   10 nights accommodation
✓   All internal transportation and transfers
✓   English-speaking guides
✓   Breakfast daily
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

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