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India Holidays - Tiger at Bandhavgarh

Delhi Airport
Holiday Inn
1 night
PannaKen River Lodge
2 nights
BandhavgarhKings Lodge
3 nights
Kanha Earth Lodge
3 nights

Click on the name of the hotel or lodge for details

 

Search for tigers in Panna, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks staying at the excellent lodges run by Pugdundee Safaris

 

9 or 10 days from £1255

International flights NOT included - see below

 

INDIA HOLIDAYS FACTFILE

 

DAY 1 - Arrival in Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi you will be met by a representative of World Discovery and escorted to your hotel.  Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Heathrow (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAY 2 – Fly to Khajuraho.  Drive to Panna.

In the morning transfer to the airport for the Jet Airways flight to Khajuraho, where you will be met and driven to Panna National Park, a journey of around half an hour.  Panna is one of the less well-known wildlife sanctuaries in India but tiger sightings are good, and you should also see sloth bear, chital (spotted deer), sambar deer and nilgai (Asia's largest antelope), as well as an abundance of birds.  In the late afternoon enjoy your first game drive in the reserve.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 3 - Panna.  Temples of Khajuraho.

Morning game drive at Panna.  In the afternoon visit the astonishing temples of Khajuraho.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 4 – By road to Bandhavgarh.

A long journey today over fairly poor roads takes you to Bandhavgarh National Park, one of India's top wildlife sanctuaries, located in rugged terrain in the Vindhaya Hills. You should reach your lodge in the late afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAYS 5 AND 6 – Bandhavgarh National Park.

Two days in Bandhavgarh National Park.  Two games drives each day (early morning and late afternoon) are included during your stay. Transport is by open jeep, or occasionally by elephant back.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner each day.

DAY 7 – By road to Kanha.

After a morning game drive, leave Bandhavgarh and head for Kanha National Park, known worldwide as the setting for Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book'. Arrive at your lodge in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

India Holidays - Sambar in Kanha National ParkDAYS 8 AND 9 – Kanha National Park.

Two days of wildlife viewing in Kanha National Park.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner each day.

Pictured left: Sambar.

DAY 10 – By road to Nagpur.  Depart.

Morning game drive. Later in the day drive to Nagpur for the flight to Mumbai to connect with your homeward flight.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

 

 India Holidays - TOFTigersAs part of World Discovery's commitment to responsible tourism practices, we are International Tour Operator members of the Travel Operators for Tigers campaign (TOFT).  This is a global travel industry initiative which aims, in cooperation with the charity Global Tiger Patrol, to advocate, catalyse and support a more responsible and sustainable approach to tourism in India’s wildlife reserves, together with supporting specific conservation and local community programmes which benefit the local villagers and the wildlife within the parks you visit as part of your itinerary with us.

For further details please view this website : www.toftigers.org

 

International Flights.

We recommend the daily services of British Airways from London Heathrow. Flights are non-stop and have a choice of classes. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Delhi. Depart at 10.20; arrive Delhi at 23.15
Mumbai/Heathrow. Depart at 02.35; arrive Heathrow at 07.30*

*This flight would be on the equivalent of DAY 11 of the above itinerary.  You would fly from Nagpur to Mumbai on the evening of DAY 10.

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use British Airways website.  There are other direct flights and also many other routes involving connections en route.  We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).


India Holidays: The Wildlife of India (Reference: WDIN010)
2017 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures
(See note below)

Price

Jan to 15 Apr
£1490
16 Apr to Jun (9 days)*
£1255
Oct to Dec**
£1640

* The Ken River Lodge in Panna National Park closes in mid-April.  For the period from 16 April to the end of June, you will stay at the Hotel Chandela in Khajuraho for just 1 night instead of the 2 nights in Panna, so that the overall duration of the itinerary is reduced from 10 to 9 days.

**Supplements will apply during the Christmas and New Year periods.

Single Room Supplements on request.

Days of departure.
When choosing your departure date you may wish to bear in mind that, as per Forest Department regulations, safari drives will not be conducted in any of the national parks on Wednesday afternoons. The lodges, however, will organise alternative activities on this afternoon, such as a nature walk with naturalists, birding in the buffer zone, voluntourism activities, a personalised cookery session with the chef, local sightseeing etc.

The price includes:

  • Scheduled domestic flights within India - Delhi/Khajuraho and Nagpur/Mumbai, including airport taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • 9 breakfasts 9 lunches and 8 dinners as shown in the itinerary (8 full breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners from 16 April to June - see note below the price grid).
  • Private transportation throughout.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  • The services of a private English-speaking driver throughout.
  • The services of a private guide for the included sightseeing.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Optional sightseeing.
  • Tipping. We will give you guidance in this often sensitive matter.
  • An Indian Visa. This should be obtained before departure from the United Kingdom. Applications should be made online through VFS Global, the official representatives of the High Commission in London - http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/.

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your India holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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