Romantic India & Jungle Safari
Combine rich history, ancient temples and the relic of a love story that has lasted through the ages with thrilling wildlife encounters in the lush jungles of India.
Begin with 2 nights at The Taj Mahal Hotel, visiting Delhi's age-old monuments. Spend 3 nights among the lush forests of &Beyond Banjaar Tola Kanha National park. Continue your wildlife adventure with 3 nights at &Beyond Mahua Kothi Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Enjoy 2 nights in the pristine wilderness of &Beyond Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge and view the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Return to Delhi for another night at The Taj Mahal Hotel. End your adventure with 1 night at the Oberoi Amarvilas, within sight of the magnificent Taj Mahal.
What To Expect
13 Days / 12 Nights
Historical monuments, mosques and tombs in Delhi. Tigers and exotic wildlife on twice-daily jungle drives in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna National Parks. The ancient temples of Khajuraho, with their exotic carvings. The famous Taj Mahal, an elegant and harmonious monument to love
Day 1 - Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team and will be chauffeured to your hotel.
Relax for two nights in a club room at The Taj Mahal Hotel, situated at the heart of New Delhi. Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 02: Delhi
This morning take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in India. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character. In Chandni Chowk you will visit The Jama Masjid, the Friday congregational mosque, known as the largest and glorious mosque in India. It was the last architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor; Shahjahan built in the year 1656 AD.
Following lunch you will drive through Lutyen’s Delhi, driving past Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate and the Old Secretariat to visit Humayun’s Tomb which was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent and the complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
DAYS 3-5 : Delhi / Jabalpur / Kahna National Park
Take a morning flight for Jabalpur (Internal flight schedule to be advised). Upon arrival in Jabalpur, you will be welcomed by &Beyond India driver and driven to Kanha (approximately 4 hours drive)
Prime tiger wilderness, Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected under Project Tiger, aimed at preserving this magnificent animal, and remains a renowned conservation area. This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s southwestern border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife.
Spend three overnights at &Beyond Tented Camp “Banjaar Tola”. Accommodation is in a tent with ensuite facilities. Your stay is full board basis.
DAYS 6-8: Kahna / Bandhavgarh National Park
This morning you will be met by your driver and driven to Bandhavgarh (approx 06 hrs drive).
An essential stop on any serious tiger safari, Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for one of India’s highest concentrations of this magnificent animal. A relatively small park with a thriving tiger population, it offers guests a good chance of encountering the king of the jungle, as well as a selection of other exotic wildlife. Cradled between the picturesque Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, Bandhavgarh boasts a breathtaking mixture of dense green valleys and rocky hills. Mixed deciduous forests and woodlands are interspersed with flat grasslands and serene waterholes.
Guests in search of an authentic jungle experience won't be disappointed at Mahua Kothi Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, where just 12 kutiyas scattered around an original homestead disappear into the bamboo fronds.
Given over to natural forest, the vast grounds create a park-like atmosphere that guests are free to explore on bicycles invitingly parked in the private courtyards of their jungle suites.
Experience morning & afternoon scheduled game drive at Bandhavgarh National Park
Spend three overnights at &Beyond “Mahua Kothi”. Accommodation is in a cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is full board basis.
DAYs 9-10: Bandhavgarh / Panna National Park
Experience morning scheduled game drive at Bandhavgarh National Park
Later, you will be met by your &Beyond India vehicle and driven to Panna (approx 04 hrs drive)One of the most pristine, quiet and beautiful of India’s wilderness areas, Panna National Park is the ideal place to escape to for serene appreciation of the country’s sheer natural beauty. The diverse landscape of gorges, plateaus, forests and the majestic Ken River creates surprises around every corner. Although the tiger population of the park is sparse, Panna is home to no less than five other species of cat – leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, rusty spotted cat and caracal. Hyenas, wild dogs, jackals, wolves and foxes are also found here, together with India’s ‘Big Four’ snakes, the spectacled cobra, Russel’s viper, saw scaled viper and common krait.
Experience morning & afternoon schedule game drive at Panna National Park
Spend two overnights at &Beyond “Pashangarh”. Accommodation is in a cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is full board basis.
DAY 11: Panna / Khajuraho / Delhi
This morning, you will be met and driven to Khajuraho for a guided tour of Khajuraho Temple Complex - originally a group of 80 temples of which about 25 remain today, the temples of Khajuraho fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. The temples strike a perfect balance between architecture & sculpture and represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.
Post sightseeing you will be transferred to the Khajuraho airport for flight to Delhi (Internal flight schedule to be advised)
On arrival in Delhi you will be warmly welcomed by your &Beyond India host and chauffeured to ‘The Taj Mahal Hotel’.
Spend one overnight at The Taj Mahal. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.
DAY 12: Delhi / Agra
Early this morning, you will be met and chauffeured to New Delhi station to board train for Agra .
Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal.
On arrival you will be met by & Beyond representative and driven to the Agra Fort for a guided sightseeing The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.
Later you will be checked in at the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel.
Visit Taj Mahal by sunset said to be one of the most elegant and harmonious buildings in the world,.
Spend one night at Oberoi Amarvilas. Your stay is on bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 13: Agra / Delhi
Early morning visit Taj Mahal by sunrise, said to be one of the most elegant and harmonious buildings in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy. Return to hotel for a breakfast.
Around noon you will be driven to Delhi (4 hours) .Upon arrival at Delhi, you will be met and driven to the International airport for your flight home.
- WildlifeDeer, 2 Species of Monkey, Wildboar, Tigers, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs. Over 300 species of birdlife
- Travelling with ChildrenSuitable for Children, as many of the activities can be adapted for them.
- &Beyonds TreatNot Applicable
- Don't Leave withoutTaking a photograph of the Taj Mahal at Sunrise in Agra. Visit the local schools located on the edge of the National parks. Go on a nature walk in between the morning and afternoon game drives.
Where to Stay
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Rates & Terms
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis at all the hotels.
- All transfers, sightseeing and overland trips in an air-conditioned Toyota Innova
- All internal flights in economy class
- Travel Journal
- Entrance fees and services of an English speaking local guide during sightseeing expeditions
- Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trips
- All current taxes
We have many activities to keep you busy during your stay. See our destination pages for more information.
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