This unique journey combines some of India's most iconic sights with three remarkable wildlife sanctuaries, with accommodation throughout at some of the Taj Group's fine hotels and luxury safari lodges.
You begin in Delhi, with its extraordinary mixture of Mughal and British colonial architecture, before travelling south to Agra. Explore the majestic Taj Mahal, imposing Agra Fort and astounding 16th century remains of Fatehpur Sikri together with Bharatpur, a small marsh and grassland reserve that is home to an astonishing variety of endemic and migratory birds, including many rare and endangered species. Continue by overnight train to the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madya Pradesh, where the lush forests and wetlands support a large number of birds and mammals, including the elusive tiger and rarer species. This wonderful journey ends in the lush forests, grassy meadows and spectacular ravines of the Kanha National Park where, amongst a wide variety of wildlife and birds, tiger sightings are common - the perfect finale.
Arrive Delhi. City sightseeing. Overnight Taj Mahal Hotel.
Train to Agra. City sightseeing. Full day birdwatching at Bharatpur and visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Overnights The Gateway Hotel.
Agra – Bandhavgarh
Morning visit to Taj Mahal. Overnight train to Bandhavgarh.
Arrive Bandhavgarh. Game viewing. Overnights Mahua Kothi.
Drive to Kanha. Game viewing. Overnights Banjaar Tola.
Raipur – Bombay – London
Day 12: Drive to Raipur. Fly to Bombay.
Day 13: Fly home