Bengal Tiger in Pench National Park, India
Seeking Shere Khan
This 13 day trip is the perfect way to unearth the wilderness of India's National Parks and follow in the footsteps of India's king of the jungle - the Bengal tiger! You’ll meet these magnificent beasts at Bandhavgarh National Park, wake up to morning sunrises in Kanha, and explore the tropical jungle forest of Pench.
You’ll start in the capital city of Delhi, exploring the streets of the Chandni Chowk bazaar and feasting on exotic culinary delights. For the remainder of your trip, you’ll journey to India's heartland and the wild National Parks of Madhya Pradesh. In the beautiful landscapes of Bandhavgarh, you’ll spot majestic Bengal tigers, before journeying to Kanha, where you’ll spend three nights exploring the many different species of native wildlife. You’ll complete your trip in Pench, the scenic inspiration for ‘The Jungle Book’.
Spot the famous Bengal tiger in beautiful biodiverse surroundings of India’s National Parks
Zip through vistas and landscapes on fun-filled safari trips
Stay in luxurious lodges right in the heart of nature
Sample some of Delhi's very best street food at the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar
Take in magical sunsets with loved ones in breathtaking surroundings
This exciting trip to India includes international flights, transfers, accommodation and selected excursions.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
On arrival a local VIVID representative will meet you at the airport and you'll be driven to your hotel where you'll have time to freshen up and relax after the flight. Don't get too comfy though as in the late afternoon you'll be diving back into this fast-paced city to explore Chandni Chowk bazaar at the heart of Old Delhi. Marvel at the mouth watering offerings of exotic street food, as you follow your guide on this journey of culinary discovery. To top off your gastro experience, you’ll stop off at a delicious local restaurant for a special Delhi dinner.
Day 3 welcomes you with a mid-morning flight to the city of Jabalpur - an ideally situated launchpad from where to delve deep into the parks of Madhya Pradesh. On arrival, you’ll be picked up by your driver and taken to the stunning surroundings of Bandhavgarh, a richly biodiverse National Park, where you will be staying for the next 3 nights. On arrival check-in to your lodge and enjoy some time to relax, breathe in the fresh air and explore the lush, wild surroundings.
Days 4 and 5 will see you exploring the 3 different zones within the park - the Tala, Magadhi, and Khitauli - each offering unique landscapes of dense forests and expansive plains. Spend your time uncovering the local wildlife, by jumping onto morning and afternoon safaris in each of these spectacular zones. With a high density of Bengal tigers, Bandhavgarh offers every chance of spotting these majestic creatures prowling amongst the tropical forests.
Kanha National Park
On day 6, you’ll wave a fond goodbye to the now familiar terrain of Bandhavgarh and embark on a new adventure to nearby Kanha National Park. After a hazy morning drive, you will have the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure to get to grips with the surroundings and local wildlife.
Day 7 is here, and after a comfortable night's sleep in your lodge wake up at the break of dawn to jump on an early morning safari to navigate your way through the wonders of Kanha National Park. With a knowledgeable naturalist at the wheel you'll make your way through the park's endless sal forests and grassy meadows to seek out the Bengal tiger.
As you whizz along watch langur monkeys swing from the trees above, Indian bison grazing in the meadows and listen to the songs of the park's plentiful birdlife. Kanha is also home to rarer wildlife species, from solitary leopards to rarely-seen barasingha deer. Alongside the diverse sightings of animals, one of the main attractions of this park is the Bamni Dadar, most commonly known as ‘Sunset Point’. It offers a breathtaking backdrop of a spectacular sunset, set against the grazing deer within the park.
There are acres of land to delve into and three nights provide the perfect opportunity to take it all in.
Pench National Park
You’ll leave the landscape of Kanha today and drive on to Pench, the last out of these three beautiful national parks in Madhya Pradesh to indulge in. After a morning's drive, you will check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
It’s easy to see why Pench is said to have been the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel ‘The Jungle Book’, as there are acres of picturesque park to explore and wildlife sightings galore. With a range of animals, and bird species on offer, this is the perfect jungle visit.
Days 10 and 11 will see you taking exciting safari trips around the park, uncovering areas of true, natural beauty whilst on the lookout for the splendour of the native tigers! With fewer visitors than other parks in Madhya Pradesh, as you whistle through Pench's extensive teak tree forest you are likely to have much of it to yourself, with the alarm calls from exotic animals and native birdsong will help to guide your safari experience!
On day 12, you’ll enjoy one final morning safari in Pench National Park before driving to Nagpur, where you will take an evening flight back to the UK, via the city of Mumbai. As you sit back and relax on your overnight flight your mind is sure to wander back to the Indian wilderness and you'll come away with countless memories to relive time and time again back home.