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India Wildlife Safari 2020


11 days from $8,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Explore some of the world’s most treasured ecosystems as you track elusive leopards and Bengal tigers on game drives through India’s biodiverse jungles and dry forests.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience India on a journey that takes you from a city rich in history and culture to jungles teeming with exotic wildlife
  • Set out on morning and afternoon game drives in Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks, home to rare exotic birds and the world’s largest concentration of elusive Bengal tigers
  • Begin and end your journey in culturally diverse Delhi
  • In Agra, experience the glorious Taj Mahal
  • Become one with nature at authentic accommodations that put you in the heart of India’s jungles and wildlife

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Delhi, India
Day 2
Delhi | Exploring Old & New
Day 3
Agra | Stunning Taj Mahal
Day 4
Kanha National Park | Journey into the Jungle
Days 5-6
Kanha National Park | Jungle Safari
Day 7
Bandhavgarh National Park | In Search of the Tiger
Days 8-9
Bandhavgarh National Park | Vast Biodiversity
Day 10
Delhi | Toast to Adventure
Day 11
Depart Delhi

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Day 1
Arrive Delhi, India

Arrive in Delhi this evening. After clearing customs and immigration, you are met and transferred to your iconic hotel set in the city’s center.

Taj Palace, New Delhi
Day 2
Delhi | Exploring Old & New

Begin your exploration of Delhi with a visit to the great Jama Masjid, the largest and most important mosque in India. Move among locals engaged in daily prayer, taking in the Mosque’s two minarets, each over 130 feet tall. Then, set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk bazaar — one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi, frequented by locals and visitors alike. After lunch, tour New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb, an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal. Also view the India Gate, a triumphal arch more than 130 feet tall; drive along the Rajpath, or King’s Way, a broad ceremonial boulevard; and see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Later this evening, join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel.

Taj Palace, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Agra | Stunning Taj Mahal

Embark on an overland day trip to Agra. Here, drive past the city’s 16th-century fort, fascinating monuments and vibrant chowks (markets) en route to visit the Taj Mahal. Perhaps the world’s most perfectly proportioned monument, this stunning mausoleum and testament of love built by Indian artisans from neighboring Islamic countries immortalized the name of Shah Jahan’s last wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as the “light of the palace.” Return to Delhi for an evening at leisure.

Taj Palace, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Kanha National Park | Journey into the Jungle

After breakfast, fly to Jabalpur. After pausing for lunch at a local restaurant, continue several hours overland into the jungles of Kanha, where your hotel overlooks the lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park.

Banjaar Tola, Kanha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 5-6
Kanha National Park | Jungle Safari

Each day, take in an early morning and afternoon of game viewing in Kanha, one of India’s most famous national parks. Among the sal and bamboo forests and grassy meadows, search for the elusive Bengal tiger. You may also encounter chital, blackbucks, gaurs, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, barasingha and a host of exotic bird species.

Banjaar Tola, Kanha National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Bandhavgarh National Park | In Search of the Tiger

After breakfast, drive several hours to Bandhavgarh National Park. One of India’s most beautiful national parks, it is nestled among the tropical forests, woodlands, rocky hills and flat grasslands of the Vindhya and Satpura ranges. While renowned for its tiger reserve, the park also harbors dense populations of gaurs, leopards, wild boars, Indian gazelles, common langurs, rhesus monkeys and sloth bears.

Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9
Bandhavgarh National Park | Vast Biodiversity

Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives, looking out for the Bengal tiger, as well as leopards and wild boars. Keep an eye on the canopy, as it is frequented by a vast diversity of exotic bird species. Then, visit a nearby village and join a local family in their home.

Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Delhi | Toast to Adventure

After breakfast, travel several hours to Jabalpur airport for a flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Toast your Indian safari this evening with fellow travellers over farewell cocktails, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Taj Palace, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Depart Delhi

Early this morning, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast

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Hotel Options:

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International air not included.

3 Days

Fly to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Taj Dubai
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2); Breakfast (Day 3)


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2020
  • Oct 12 - Oct 22
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $615
Delhi/Jabalpur/Delhi

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Program Note: Travel in this remote region entails extended drives over unpaved roads, visits to sites with limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges, and limited access to Western cuisine.


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