Tigers of Central India & the Himalayan Foothills

Elephant ride at Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park

The Shesh Shai - Reclining Vishnu Statue

At Bandhavgarh National Park (Central India)

Kings Lodge Dining Area

Bandhavgarh National Park

Royal Bengal Tiger

Bandhavgarh National Park

Morning Corbett Sunrise

Corbett National Park (North India)

Fishing at the Ramganga River

At Corbett National Park

Camp Forktail Creek

Corbett National Park

Wild Elephant Herd

At Corbett

Illusive stripes gives an entrance

At Corbett

This tour takes us on a journey through Bandhavgarh which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for his “Jungle Book” and the playground of famed naturalist Jim Corbett in North India.

Bandhavgarh National Park – Jungles of central India written about in Rudyard Kipling “Jungle Book”. Plenty to see in this small park (168 Sq miles) set around a historic site, with carvings, temples and fort. It has highest concentration of tigers in tourist zone, who are vehicle friendly.

Corbett National Park – First ever books on Indian wildlife Photography (With a Camera in Tiger-land and The Jungle in Sunlight and Shadow) and Jim Corbett’s tales of man eating Tigers were written and photographed in these very jungles. Corbett is the only park in India where you can stay inside the park in basic accommodation and also walk inside the Park in certain areas. Currently they have the highest density of tigers per sq km; 162 Tigers in total. Out of 1200 species of birds in Indian subcontinent, close to 600 are found here as elevation in the park ranges from 400 metres (1312 ft) at its lowest to 1210 metres ( 3970 ft) at its highest.


Tour Highlights

  • Visit two historical Tiger Habitats.
  • Accompanied by expert naturalist.
  • Long distance transportation in comfortable Vehicles that seat 4 to 6 persons, everyone gets a window seat.
  • Stay in certified small eco friendly lodges, with all modern comforts.
  • Interaction with local community and people spear heading Tiger conservation.
  • Nature walks with experienced naturalist.

Quick Specs

Duration : 14 Days

Price : Call +44 (0) 131 202 6438

Season : November to June

Level : Moderate ( What's this?) Easy: Flights / Vehicle / First Class Train based touring or walking on flat or gently graded terrain for up to a 1 or 2 hours. Comfortable accommodations with private bath facilities.
Moderate: Longer days of more rigorous touring, perhaps very rough roads or longer, steeper walks, some travel by overnight or day trains. May include stay in simple hotels with basic facilities at some destinations in camps with good facilities.
Difficult: Strenuous horse or camel riding, walking in mountains or lowland jungle for more than five hours a day. May include extensive camping or stay in lodges with basic facilities.

Itinerary Brief

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To call our Indian sub-continent travel specialist on +44 (0) 131 202 6438

We will be happy to go though the tour costs, to what this tour includes, excludes and how we can customise it to your taste.

Add-on Options

How it works:

We can customise our tour programmes to make the journey to suit you, as our tours in this e-brochure are based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together by air, train and chauffeur driven car. Throughout your tour experienced representatives and knowledgeable local guides, where appropriate, will assist you. Accommodation arranged in star luxury hotels and palaces or charming heritage hotels.


The Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Oberoi Maidens / Claridges
Kings Lodge
Camp Forktail Creek


Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi's oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees and tennis courts, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments, and famous shopping center Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes.

Situated in the North Delhi residential area with big " Turn of the Century" bungalows and the bank of the river Yamuna on the east; close to the University of Delhi Campus. The hotel lies within walking distance of the main Interstate bus terminal. Late 19th century architectural elegance is reflected in the classical rooms and the elegant restaurants.

KINGS LODGE - Bandhavgarh

The lodge is spread in a sprawling estate of 12 acres in Rancha village (8-10 minutes from the park gate) and is surrounded by Sal forested hills on all sides. It has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. All cottage rooms have large open verandahs overlooking Sal forest and grasslands.


Camp Forktail Creek is situated in the midst of a dense Sal forest on the north-eastern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Corbett National Park is India's first and one of her finest National Park. Owing to it's geographic location, Corbett supports a rich variety of habitats and is extremely rich in bio-diversity.

Camp Forktail Creek offers one a great "jungle" experience in the land Jim Corbett once roamed. Situated in the village of Bhakrakot, camp is surrounded by mixed deciduous forests that are extremely rich in wildlife and bird-life. Hikes in these forests are very rewarding for bird-watching, apart from the pleasure of sighting animals on foot.

Camp is named after the Forktails that visit these forests in the winter months, which along with other species make the area a favorite birding ground in northern India.


Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi / Jabalpur / Bandhavgarh
Day 3 - Bandhavgarh
Day 4 - Bandhavgarh
Day 5 - Bandhavgarh
Day 6 - Bandhavgarh
Day 7 - Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho / Delhi
Day 8 - Delhi / Corbett
Day 9 - Corbett
Day 10 - Corbett
Day 11 - Corbett
Day 12 - Corbett
Day 13 - Corbett / Delhi
Day 14 - Delhi Depart

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