11 day escorted tour itinerary

Jungle Book Adventure Tour

Historic sights and tiger reserves

The exceptional Jungle Book Adventure tour provides a taste of India's famous historic sites, and visits two outstanding tiger reserves, Bandhavgarh and Kanha while spending your evenings in India's most superior hotels. Observe the wildlife and setting for Rudyard Kipling's famous Jungle Book. Experience adventure with excellent chances to see tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat. While still ticking two thirds of the golden triangle, seeing wonders such as the India Gate in Delhi and the spectacular Taj Mahal in Agra.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Experiencing Delhi's temples and mosques
  • Seeing the majesty of the Taj Mahal
  • Experience an overnight train
  • Wildlife safari in the jungle

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Guide Price
£3,099 per person
Price based on
Based on January 20 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
  • 1 Night
  • 1 Night
  • Overnight train
  • Bandhavgarh
    3 Nights
  • Kanha
    3 Nights
  • 1 Night
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Included
  • Selection of superior accommodation
  • Meals included as stated
  • Private air-conditioned transport
  • Overnight train journey Agra to Katni (shared cabin or berth)
  • Economy flight Nagpur to Delhi. Please be aware that the domestic flight luggage allowance may be less than your international flight allowance. Maximum allowance on a domestic flight is 15 kilos of hold luggage
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking local guide
  • Airport/train station assistance and transfers
  • Four jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh and Kanha
  • International flights
Not included
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive in Delhi where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, why not upgrade to The Leela Palace New Delhi Hotel for your first evening. Explore Delhi at your own pace, and enjoy a nice, relaxing day before your tour begins.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Taj Palace, New Delhi or similar

On your second day, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. You will visit the Raj Ghat - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandni Chowk, which once was an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty, the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to appreciate the ambience of an oriental marketplace. Afterwards, visit the 12th centre Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted, even after 1500 years. Visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate, war memorial dedicated to the lives of Laid down by the Indian soldiers. View the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.

Late afternoon drive to Agra (approx. five hours drive).

Overnight in Agra.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Radisson Blu or similar

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Check out of your hotel and experience an afternoon city tour of Agra Fort. In Fort visit Diwan-E-Am - the House of Commons, mosques and royal pavilions such as Macchi Bhavan, Shah Jahani Mahal and many more. Several of the buildings are made from pure marble with beautiful carvings. To cool off the rooms, the walls were hollow and had running water going through them. The balconies of these pavilions give a clear view of the Taj Mahal with the Yamuna River flowing by it. Later, visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece. Fashioned from white marble, this wonder stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy. The craftsmen took 17 years to complete this 'love poem in marble'. Enjoy at sunset and take some memorable photographs.

Next you will depart for a transfer to the railway station to board the overnight train for Katni.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Overnight Train Gondwana Express

You will arrive early at Katni railway station at about 7:15am. Next drive to Bandhavgarh (approx. 2.5 hours). On arrival, check in at your resort for three nights, and enjoy time to relax. Over the next three days enjoy the ultimate wildlife experience with your early morning and late afternoon jeep jungle visits in the national park. These safari drives allow you the opportunity to observe the rich flora and fauna of this beautiful wildlife reserve. Witness some of the park's diverse mammals, birds, butterflies and snakes. The jungles are said to be home to a high density of tigers, over 35 kinds of mammals, 250 species of birds, 111 species of butterflies, 16 kinds of snakes, 500 kinds of plants and many more trees and shrubs.

(Please note: park is closed for safari on a Wednesday evening).

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Kings Lodge or similar

Enjoy an early morning jungle visit before travelling to Kanha (approx 6.5 hours). Check in at the Chitwan for a three night stay on a full board basis. Kanha National Park is one of the most well-maintained national parks in Asia, boasting about 22 species of mammals, and some 200 species of birds. Experience early morning and late afternoon jungle visits and keep your eyes peeled for tigers, deer, antelope, sloth bears, wild dogs, and perhaps an occasional panther.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Chitwan or similar

After a leisurely breakfast, leave Kanha National Park and head to Raipur airport (approx. 5 hours drive) to board your flight for Delhi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel, you can even upgrade to the luxurious Leela Palace New Delhi for your last evening.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Taj Palace, New Delhi or similar

Spend the day at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Delhi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hustle and bustle of Old and New Delhi
    • Chandni chow
    • Sound and light show
    • Red Fort
    • Delicious Indian cuisine
  • Agra

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Mesmerising Taj Mahal
    • Captivating city
    • Iconic landmarks
    • History in abundance
    • Delicious cuisine
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Jungle clad surroundings
    • Nature lovers dream
    • Relaxing homely atmosphere
    • Jeep safari drives
    • 250 species of birds
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Bamboo forests
    • Conservation projects
    • Search for the only four horned antelope in the world
    • Expect to see the sloth bear and the Indian wild dog
    • Flora and fauna in abundance