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Indian Safari Adventure

Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Wildlife
Destinations
India

Our 13-day Indian Safari Adventure itinerary is our own unique escape into the wilds of this amazing country. Historic Delhi architecture; tigers, elephants, and ancient curiosities in Panna, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks; and art deco in Mumbai...it all makes up a dazzling tapestry of urban and rural luxury India.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Tiger Spotting: Travel to three different national parks in search of the elusive big cat as well as spot the many different species that also live at the parks such as barking deer, sloth bears, rare birds, leopards, and more.
  • Safari Lodges: When not the search, enjoy the comforts of some of India's best safari lodges. Take in the sunset with sundowners on observation decks or around the fire place and retire to plush private tents and cottages.
  • Town & Country: Mix your safari adventure across vast national parks with some time in the city. Delhi offers Mughal architecture and contemporary art while Mumbai is a hotbed for pop culture, shopping, and colonial buildings.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

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New Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi, India’s bustling capital city, and check in to one of our two recommended luxury hotels: The Lodhi or Imperial Hotel. Once settled in, get acquainted with the city on a tour of its unique historical architecture, from Red Fort, a 17th century fort complex that once served as a residence for Emperors, and Jama Masjid, Delhi’s most famous mosque. Savor some retail therapy in one of the city’s oldest and busiest markets, Chandni Chowk, before heading back to your hotel to relax for the evening.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Stunning Décor: The rooms and suites are painstakingly decorated to stunning effect, with elements spanning from handcrafted tapestries to the Presidential Suite’s gold leaf ceilings.

Accommodations: Even the smallest guestrooms at The Leela New Delhi are larger than the rooms at all other hotels throughout the capital, not to mention The Leela’s 4,800 square foot Presidential Suite.

Service: No problem is too small for the hotel’s lauded, professional butler service, available 24-hours a day.

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The Leela Palace Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: With stunning views of Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s Tomb, a World Heritage Site, this hotel is located within lush vegetation in the heart of New Delhi.

History: The capital’s first luxury hotel, this hotel opened in 1965 and has been an iconic landmark ever since.

Service: From dining to the world-class spa to organizing unique tours and excursions, the dedicated staff at the hotel cater to every guest’s needs. For more discerning business travelers, there is an extra level of service offered in Business Travel Plus.

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The Oberoi, New Delhi Preferred Hotel

Day 2

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New Delhi

Many aren’t aware that New Delhi has a thriving contemporary art scene - explore some of its best galleries today on a contemporary art tour of the city. Next up, enjoy a shopping excursion that’s all about you: a guided shopping tour based on your shopping desires, from backwater markets to upscale malls. Finally, take in some of the city’s history with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, the first garden-tomb in India, and final resting place for the body of Mughal Emperor Humayun, and Qutb Minar, the tallest of its kind in the country. 

New Delhi
New Delhi

Day 3

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Panna National Park

Today, you’ll be flying to the ancient temple city of Khajuraho, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, where you’ll get a sightseeing tour of the city before driving 30 minutes to Panna. Here, you’ll check in to one of our two recommended luxury hotels, either the Taj Pashan Garh, or the Sarai at Toria, in Panna National Park. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: The Taj Pashan Garh is perched in the Vindhya Hills, in the midst of Panna National Park, which in 2007, was endowed with the Award of Excellence for best maintained national park of India, courtesy of India’s Ministry of Tourism.

History: Once a private hunting grounds for Panna’s royal family, the park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1981. Nearby Khajuraho is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, best-known for its sandstone structures dating back over a millennium.

Service: With only 12 cottages, the Taj can offer its guests extremely personalized service in this lush, thrilling jungle safari.

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Taj Pashan Garh Preferred Hotel
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Run by a conservation biologist and his wife, a wildlife photographer, Sarai at Toria is a beautiful, small eco-lodge located in the unspoiled countryside above the River Ken, a tributary of the famous Yamuna River. Consisting of six lodges built from and insulated with local materials, and using sustainable energy, the Sarai’s rooms feature a rustic elegance, with locally-sourced wooden furniture, tasteful interior design, and plush, comfortable beds.

If our Preferred Hotel is unavailable, this accommodation is a reliable alternative and has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 4

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Panna National Park

Explore Panna National Park today and you’ll spot some of the parks most thrilling wildlife, including Indian barking deer, sloth bears, antelope, gazelle-like nilgai, and tigers.

Day 5

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Check out of your hotel this morning and embark on a 3-hour drive to the richly biodiverse Bandhavgarh National Park. Here, you can check in to your lodge. Spend some time getting acquainted with your exotic, thrilling surroundings. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This stunning resort is located in beautiful landscape of Bandhavgarh National Park, known for its lush biodiversity and teeming with exotic animals.

History: With regional history that can be traced back to the 1st Century AD, historically-inclined guests will get a thrill from the ancient cave inscriptions and other such historical relics that can still be seen to this day throughout the park.

Service: Excellent service and dedicated butlers.

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Taj Mahua Kothi Preferred Hotel
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Located in the heart of tiger country, adjacent to the sprawling Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Samode Safari Lodge is designed around a series of individual safari lodges. Two main lodges with wide, comfortable lounges on the top floor open onto observation decks with machans, or hunter’s blinds, to help guests stay hidden – all the better to observe wildlife.

If our Preferred Hotel is unavailable, this accommodation is a reliable alternative and has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park

Day 6

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Today you can explore Bandhavgarh National Park to your utmost desire, taking off on game drives, treks with elephants, and more. Here, you’re pretty much guaranteed to spot at least a few tigers, who are quite populous in the area, along with barking deer, sambar, nilgai, Indian wolf, hyena and Indian bison. 

Day 7

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is also home to an ancient fort here that may date back as long as two millennia, a museum, and a picturesque view from Climber’s Point. Explore these unique sights today, in addition to your daily interaction with the jungle’s inhabitants. 

Day 8

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Kanha National Park

Today, you’re heading for Kanha National Park, around 1 hour's drive away, and home to such exotic creatures as the Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. Upon checking in to lodge, start your day with a morning birding safari, followed by a game drive in the afternoon.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Nestled into the grounds of Kanha National Park, one of the best maintained parks in all of India, and on the edge of the Banjaar River, this hotel truly immerses its guests into the heart of India’s jungle.

History: Kanha became a national park in 1955, and since then has also taken on the exotic title of a tiger reserve, while it continues to be inhabited by members of the park’s original indigenous tribes.

Service: The Taj brand is famous for blending the warmth of local hospitality with its signature anything-you-like service.

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Taj Banjaar Tola Preferred Hotel
Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park

Day 9

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Kanha National Park

You’ll be exploring more of the Kanha National Park’s expansive grounds today, starting with a morning game drive, upon which you’re bound to catch glimpses of some majestic beasts in their natural habitat. After lunch, relax at your hotel, in your tented suite or by the pool. Wind your day down with an evening game drive. 

Day 10

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Kanha National Park

Spend another day in the park on morning and afternoon game drives, the final day with the exotic animals of India.

Day 11

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Mumbai

Today, you’re heading to thrilling Mumbai, home of India’s rich and famous. Check out of your tented suite and drive to Nagpur, a bustling metropolis in Central India. From here, you’ll take off for Mumbai. Check in to your luxury suite at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, a royal- and celebrity-favorite. Get acquainted with Mumbai on an Art Deco architectural tour of the city. Many are surprised to learn that Mumbai has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located next to the Gate of India on the harbourside, this hotel provides guests with direct city access and water views.

History: This beautiful old building was completed at the turn of the 20th century and has housed dignitaries, royalty and VIPs for more than a hundred years.

Service: This iconic establishment has a long history of excellent service, with personal butlers assigned to guests for round-the-clock care.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This spectacular hotel is located on the exclusive Marine Drive, with stunning panoramas of the ocean and the glimmering shoreline.

History: Channeling high-end glamor and elegance, the hotel opened its adorned doors for guests in 2004.

Service: To provide the ultimate in customer service, the hotel offers a 24-hour spa, butler service, a concierge, travel desk and a business center.

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The Oberoi Mumbai Preferred Hotel
Mumbai
Mumbai

Day 12

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Mumbai

Start your penultimate day of your Indian Safari Adventure with a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Station, and the famous Crawford Market. Finish off your day by visiting the city’s contemporary art galleries. Next, pick up some treasures to take home with you on a bespoke shopping trip with your own Mumbai shopping expert, and finish off your day by perusing the picturesque, upmarket areas of Malabar Hill and Marine Drive. Enjoy the can’t-miss sunset from Marine Drive’s promenade. 

Day 13

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Departure

After breakfast, spend your time at leisure until your private transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

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