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India wildlife tour, with bespoke tiger safaris to Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh

12 days from £1970*

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India wildlife tour and bespoke tiger safari to Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh National Parks.

If you only have two weeks for your time in India and your objective is to maximise your tiger encounters then this would be our choice of parks for the best tiger safaris in India. Having said that these two parks, like others, have had their ups and downs - sometimes some big downs - in the 18 years that we have been visiting them as lovers of India and its wildlife. However each time they seem to come back from the brink to produce some of the most amazing tiger encounters you can imagine the following year; you will actually feel like you are in the middle of a wildlife documentary - as huge male tigers charge elephants in Bandhavgarh, the lengendary Machli and her offspring take on and kill 12-foot Indian Crocodiles in Ranthambhore, and new cubs offer us the eternal hope that one day these parks will be managed for wildlife, rather than people and we will see them grow up in a safe new world - we can dream and you can too on this India wildlife tour!


This is a Private Tour

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

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

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    One day will be devoted to a choice of private jeep excursions (eg Blackbuck Antelope), with an evening drive looking for nocturnal species

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    Morning and afternoon shared jeep safaris followed by overnight sleeper train (1st class AC) to Katni

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    Private transfer to ‘Nature Heritage’. Afternoon private jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park.

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    Three full days of morning and afternoon private jeep safaris; alternative activities on Wednesday afternoons (when the park is closed)

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

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    Arrive in Delhi, rest of day at leisure to explore and overnight at a simple guesthouse/ small hotel

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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, 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 £1970 per person based on two sharing OR £1640 per person based on four (sharing 2 rooms)(excludes international flights)

Dates: 1st October 2019 to 30th June 2020

Note: for best chance of jeeps in most productive safari zones at Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh you should plan to book at least 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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