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India tiger safari visiting Ranthambhore and Kanha by rail

12 days from £2135*

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India wildlife tour and 'slow tiger safari' to Bandhavgarh and Kanha

A tiger safari in India visting Ranthambhore and Kanha, is like sweet and sour in Asian cooking; they compliment each other perfectly. Take the noise, passion and excitement of close up tiger sightings in Ranthambhore, and then mix it with the slow, methodical, tracking of tiger pugmarks on a chilled Kanha morning and you have balance - isn’t that what we all strive for in life?  These two parks perhaps afford the greatest diversity in Indian mammal and bird species; add in Corbett or Kaziranga and that would be one amazing ‘pick and mix’.  From India’s smallest and largest antelope, chinkara and nilgai to the beautiful blackbuck in and around Ranthambhore to one of precious few populations of barasingha at Kanha grazing near the almost mythical looking gaur, and a realistic chance for dhole.  Each park is rich in a diversity of habitats, from dry rocky plateaus, to extensive grasslands, dense forest and large enough lakes and rivers to attract an impressive variety of resident and migratory birds. A wonderful combination for this bespoke India tiger safari.


This is a Private Tour

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    Your India wildlife tour starts with a meet and greet in Delhi and a day train to Ranthambhore. Overnight at the Ranthambhore Regency.

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    Two full days of morning and afternoon shared jeep safaris and a chance to visit the 10th century fort.

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    One day will be devoted to additional jeep excursions, including looking for Black Buck Antelope.

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    Morning and evening shared jeep safaris followed by overnight train (1st class AC sleeper) to Jabalpur.

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    Private transfer to Kanha Jungle Lodge. Afternoon shared jeep safari in Kanha National Park.

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    Three full days of morning and afternoon shared jeep safaris; alternative activities on Wednesday afternoons.

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    Morning shared jeep safari followed by transfer to Jabalpur to connect with the overnight train (1st class AC sleeper) to Delhi.

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    Arrive in Delhi and overnight at a simple guesthouse.

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    Private transfer to Delhi international airport and connect with your flight home. End of your India wildlife tour.


Best Indian wildlife lodges: a private tour throughout (shared safari jeeps), good quality - tried and tested lodges, with upgrade options on request. All meals included at the wildlife lodges, breakfast only in Delhi.

Internal flights (from Delhi) can be substituted for the overnight train journeys.

Cost: from £2135 per person based on two sharing OR £1670 per person based on 4 adults travelling  (excludes international flights)

Dates: 1st October 2019 to 30th June 2020

Note: for best chance to secure seats in smaller jeeps and best zones you should plan to book 6 months in advance

For a full tour description email Wildlife Trails and include the trip title, or for a different combination we are happy to help design your ideal India wildlife tour.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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