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zThe Tigers of India

13 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries

  • Join our experienced safari guides in two of India’s finest game sanctuaries to track the rare Bengal tiger and other exotic wildlife.
  • Explore Khajuraho’s world-famous temples, many embellished with spectacular erotic carvings.
  • Discover the medieval city of Orchha, home to a magnificent complex of temples and palaces.
  • An innovative performance blending classical Indian and contemporary dance brings to life the stirring love story behind the monumental Taj Mahal.

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Day
1

Welcome to Mumbai

Check in to the landmark Taj Mahal Palace & Tower.

Day
2

Mumbai sightseeing

This morning’s tour includes the iconic Gateway of India, historic Marine Drive, the lovely Hanging Gardens and famed Prince of Wales Museum. Meals B

Day
3

Into Kipling Country

Fly to Nagpur and travel to Kanha National Park. Check in to the Taj Banjaar Tola safari lodge in the heart of one of India’s finest tiger reserves. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

Game drives in Kanha National Park

Lauded for its successful conservation work with the Royal Bengal tiger and immortalized in The Jungle Book, Kanha offers excellent wildlife viewing. Your morning and afternoon game drives offer a chance to observe tigers, rare swamp deer, leopards, and the world’s only 4-horned antelope. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Onward to Bandhavgarh National Park

After another morning game drive in Kanha, journey to the Taj Mahua Kothi lodge in Bandhavgarh. This newcomer to India’s famed Project Tiger family is celebrated for its revitalized population of Bengal tigers. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Safari drives in Bandhavgarh

Enjoy morning and afternoon game-viewing excursions in comfortable safari vehicles with our expert tracker guides. There will be thrilling chances to observe the elusive tiger and its key prey here in one of India’s most magnificent jungles – also home to wild dogs, buffalo, antelopes and gazelles. Evening lecture from the lodge’s expert naturalists enrich your stay. Meals 1B,1L,1D

Day
7

Safari drives in Bandhavgarh

Today you will have morning and afternoon game-viewing excursions. Meals 1B,1L,1D

Day
8

Drive to historic Khajuraho c

Check in to the Taj Pashan Garh lodge in nearby Panna National Park. Meals B

Day
9

Tour Khajuraho and travel to Agra

Tour Khajuraho’s celebrated temples, adorned with erotic carvings and notable for the perfect balance they strike between architecture and sculpture. Then visit the medieval city of Orchha before continuing by train to Agra. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to the premier ITC Mughal Hotel. Meals B,L

Day
10

Out and about in Agra

In addition to touring the palatial Agra Fort c, visit the Taj Mahal c in the soft light of morning and again at sunset, when the fading light seems to magically shift the hues of its pearly marble facade. At the Kalakriti Theater, an evocative blend of classical Indian and contemporary dance brings to life the stirring story of the Emperor who built the Taj Mahal as an everlasting tribute to his beloved wife. Meals B

Day
11

Travel to Delhi

Journey overland through the colorful countryside to India’s modern capital and check in to the luxurious Taj Palace. Meals B

Day
12

Discover Delhi, Old and New

Drive along the Rajpath and past the India Gate. Tour Jama Masjid, see the Red Fort c, and explore the old Chandni Chowk in a traditional pedicab. Enjoy lunch at Veda, one of Delhi’s most popular restaurants, and visit Qutab Minar c and Humayun’s Tomb c. Meals B,L

Day
13

Depart Delhi

Your tour with us finishes today. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Travel to Kathmandu from Delhi

4-Day Post-Tour Extension from $999

Includes roundtrip flights between Delhi and Kathmandu, transfers, choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, daily breakfast and two days of extensive sightseeing with your own private car, driver and guide.

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Day
1

Day 1: Fly from Delhi, India to Kathmandu, Nepal

Transfer to the airport for you included flight to Nepal. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to the hotel of your choice: The enchanting Hyatt Regency Hotel or the Dwarikas Hotel, a small luxury property in the heart of town.  Meals B

Day
2

Discover Kathmandu

After breakfast, your in-depth guided exploration of Kathmandu includes Durbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal quarter of the city. See the Mahadev & Parvati Temple and the House of the Goddess Kumari and then explore the colorful local bazaars. In the afternoon, we’ll take you into the lovely Nepalese countryside for a guided tour of Patan, known as the City of Grace and Fine Arts. Visit the impressive Teleju Temple and admire Patan’s traditional architecture, embellished with beautifully carved windows and balconies. Return to your hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure. Meals B

Day
3

Into the Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, you’ll journey into the timeless Kathmandu Valley to explore ancient Bhadgaon, one of the three kingdoms of medieval Nepal. In the town’s main square, you’ll see architectural treasures like the Lion Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows. Then visit Bodhnath, the largest stupa in Nepal and venerated by both Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhists. Before returning to your hotel, stop along the banks of the River Bagmati to see Pashupatinath Temple; dedicated to Lord Shiva this is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. The balance of your afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Meals B

Day
4

Return to Delhi, India

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included return flight to Delhi. Meals B

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