Within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh lies the Kanha and Pench National Parks. Kanha, one of India’s largest National Parks, is prime tiger country and also home to herds of animals. The teak jungle of Pench National Park was the backdrop for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. Bandhavgarh is a world renowned tiger reserve and one of India’s most beautiful National Parks.        

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Chance to spot tigers, including the Royal Bengal tiger, in some of central India’s best National Parks.

Pench National Park is a typical central Indian teak jungle that supports a rich variety of wildlife.

Opportunity to see the elusive swamp deer in Kanha, which has saved the species from extinction.

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Day 1


Upon arrival in Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2

Delhi - Khajuraho - Panna

Following breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho, where you will be met and transferred to Panna by private vehicle. Panna National Park is famed for its diamond industry and is also home to some of the most famous tiger reserves in the country. The park is known for its wild cats, deer and antelopes. (B)(D)

Day 3


Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in an open jeep, accompanied by a naturalist, for the chance to spot tigers and other species of wildlife in Panna National Park. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4


See day three for more information. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Panna - Bandhavgarh

After breakfast, you'll be transferred by private vehicle to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is located in the Vindhya Hills and has been a designated national park since 1968, and is home to a population of apprximately 55 tigers. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6


Enjoy an early morning and afternoon open jeep safari to spot tigers and other wildlife, accompanied by a naturalist. (B) (L) (D)

Day 7


See day six for more details. (B) (L) (D)

Day 8

Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Delhi

Take an early morning jeep safari followed by breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Jabalpur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 9


Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a tour of Old and New Delhi. Take a cycle rickshaw ride around Old delhi to experience the city's sights, visiting Jama Masjid, the oldest mosque in India, and the streets of Chandni Chowk stopping at the famous firecracker market, and seeing the exquisite jewellery and antiques for sale in the bustling market streets. Proceed to Kinari Bazaar, or wedding market, and Asia's largest spice market, sampling some of Delhi's delicious street food along the way. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi, exploring the iconic government buildings and Humayun's Tomb, which took eight years to complete and is a stunning example of early Mughal architecture. Following to tour, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

Upgrade to Taj Safari Hotels from $1440* per person

Upgrade your stay to the luxurious Taj Safari Hotels, staying three nights in Banjaar Tola, located in Kanha National Park and two nights in Baghvan in Pench National Park.


About Baghvan 

The charming Baghvan lodge has 12 quaint standalone suites as well as a spacious sitting room. Each charming individual suite has a contemporary bungalow feel designed in a  50s ambience, and features stairs leading up to a covered jungle rooftop platform or ‘machan’. The guest area is equipped with a swimming pool overlooking the ‘nullah’ ( stream ) , shaded decks, interactive kitchen, library and a Safari Shop.

About Banjaar Tola

Extending across a 90-acre private concession and overlooking the core zone of Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola Lodge, boasts two elegant camps of nine suites each, as well as a lavish tented guest area. Built in a chic, glamorous camping style, each tented suite features glass doors leading out onto a floating verandah, and overlooks a tranquil river. The tented guest area is equipped with a magnificent swimming pool, dining decks with a stunning river backdrop, library, interpretive space and a Safari Shop. 

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