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The Jungle Book

Luxury India Holidays in 2017

The jungles and hills of Central India provide amazing scenery for this journey back to your childhood. These roaming hills provided the inspiration for the stories of the ‘man-cub’ Mowgli and the terrifying Sher Khan, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the elephants. In the midst of some of the largest and most captivating National Parks, India has to offer, you'll follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and Baloo as we search for the ambiguous and marvellous Bengal tiger.

Book our amazing Jungle Book itinerary and you’ll soon be jetting off to enjoy your amazing India holiday package.

Itinerary
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Day 1: Depart from the UK for Delhi

Depart UK

Day 2: Delhi

Welcome to Delhi! You arrive at Delhi International Airport..Our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building, after which you will be transfer to hotel for 02 night’s stay Delhi.One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modernity. Made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries, very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Its multi-layered existence is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveller to embark on a fascinating journey of discovery.Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities (No vehicle at disposal)
Overnight at hotel - New Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

Buffet breakfast at hotel .Morning: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi .Old Delhi is the 300-year-old walled city built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital and named after him. Visit the magnificent Visit Red Fort (closed on Monday) built of red sandstone. Within its walls are marble palaces and a grand audience chamber, the Diwan-i-Khas, where Moghul emperors held court and the Peacock Throne once stood. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century with the 13 meters high Ashoka Pillar of 3rd BC. Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.

Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Drive past the imposing India Gate - a War Memorial Arch, the residence of the President - the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House and other government buildings. Visit Humayun’s Tomb – the first great example of a new and distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. Also visit the Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory) – a masterpiece built to establish the might of Islam and the onset of the Muslim rule in India.Following sightseeing tour, return back to hotel .Overnight at hotel – New Delhi (B)

Day 4: Delhi - Agra - Khajuraho

Morning: Transfer to Agra Cantt railway station to board 12002.Agra – Khajuraho (B) Bhopal Shatabdi Express at 08:06 hrs to Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi Railway station at 10:45 hrs and directly driven to Khajuraho, en-route visit Orchha Palace & Temples (Approx 178 Kms / 6 hrs).Evening: Arrive Khajuraho, check in at hotel.Rest of the day at leisure (No vehicle at disposal)Khajuraho

Situated in the heart of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho lies in the forested plains of the region of Bundelkhand and world renowned for its temple architecture and exquisite sculptures. Built under later Chandela kings between 950 and 1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity, the temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic that depicts in graceful forms intimate scenes of the whole range of human emotions and relationships. These sculptures congeal in stone a lyrical paean to love and passion and reflect the Chandela dynasty's immense appreciation for art. sightseeing tour Agra. Taj Mahal and Fort

Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. 1 night room & breakfast

Day 5: Khajuraho

Buffet breakfast at hotel Morning: Sightseeing tour of Khajuraho .Western group of temples: the most spectacular of which are the Kandariya Mahadev, Vishvanath and Lakshman. Soft buff-colored sandstone was used in the construction of these temples, which made possible the exquisite intricacy displayed here. Kandariya Mahadev, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the most impressive temple of these and represents the high point of North Indian temple art and architecture. It is notable for its grand dimensions and over 800 sculptures cover the temple, depicting gods and goddesses, beasts, warriors, sensuous maidens, dancers, musicians and the erotic scenes for which the Khajuraho temples are famous.

Eastern Group of Temples, located a short distance away. The largest temple here is the Jain Parsvanath, which was built in 950 AD and is most remarkable for the intricately carved ceiling pendants in its entrance porch. There are various beautiful sculptures on the northern outer wall depicting everyday activity in charming detail. On the southern wall are the sura-sundaries (celestial beauties) - one applying make-up and another removing a thorn from her feet. The other well-known temple here is the Adinath Temple that has fine carvings on its three bands of sculptures. Here the figures depict innocent charm and are supple, unlike the full and heavy ones at Parsavnath.Afternoon: You will be will be driven to Bandhavgarh (Approx. 227 kms / 6 hrs) Upon arrival at Bandhvagarh, check-in at the hotel for a 03 night stayBandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over the Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. The park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography that varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. It is popularly known for the Royal Bengal Tigers & the density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. At the centre of the park is Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level and surrounded by sloping valleys.Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at hotel - Bandhavgarh (L, D)

Day 6: Jungle Safari

Early morning: Drive to the dense jungle by shared Jeep for Tiger tracking accompanied by a naturalist. The great variety of bird life is evident at sunrise, with red-vented bulbul, Indian tree pie, red wattle lapwing and peafowl commonly heard.Buffet breakfast and lunch at hotel.Afternoon: Jungle safari by shared Jeep. Dinner & Overnight at hotel - Bandhavgarh (B, L, D)

Day 7: Jungle Safari

Early morning: Jungle safari by shared Jeep

Buffet breakfast and lunch at hotel

Afternoon: Jungle safari by shared Jeep

Dinner & Overnight at hotel - Bandhavgarh (B, L, D)

Day 8: Kanha

Buffet breakfast at hotel.Early morning: You will be driven to Kanha (approx. 250 km / 05½ hrs).Upon arrival at Kanha, check-in at the hotel for a 03 night stay.Kanha - Situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's unforgettable classic, Jungle Book. No other wildlife reserve in India offers the density of fauna found at Kanha, but for all the astonishing diversity in its wildlife population, Kanha is best known as a habitat of the tiger. Sighting and photographing this magnificent animal is an unforgettable experience. One of the finest and the best administered National Parks in Asia, this is an irresistible attraction for wildlife lovers and a haven for its animal and avian population Lunch, Dinner & Overnight at  hotel - Kanha (B, L, D)

Day 9: Kanha

Early morning: Jungle safari by shared Jeep. Buffet breakfast and lunch at hotel.Late Afternoon: Jungle safari by shared JeepDinner & Overnight at hotel - Kanha (B, L, D)

Day 10: Kanha

Early morning: Jungle safari by shared Jeep.Buffet breakfast and lunch at hotel.Late Afternoon: Jungle safari by shared Jeep.Dinner & Overnight at hotel - Kanha (B, L, D)

Day 11: Nagpur

Buffet breakfast  at hotel.Morning: You will be driven to Nagpur (Approx 243 Kms/ 7 Hrs).Upon arrival at Nagpur, check-in at the hotel for a 01 night stay.Overnight at hotel – Nagpur (B)

Day 12: Nagpur

Buffet breakfast at hotel. You will be met our representative at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Nagpur airport to board the flight for Mumbai

Day 13: Arrive UK

Arrive UK

12 Nights from £2,299 pp
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What's Included:
  • 13 Night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis as per hotels mentioned above or similar
  • Meal plan – on bed & breakfast basis at all above hotels except in Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh & Kanha which is on full board basis (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned Large car (Toyota Innova or similar) as per the services mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Train fare on sector Agra/Jhansi on air conditioned chair car class.
  • Jungle safaris by shared Jeep in Bandhavgarh & Kanha National Park each with a naturalist, At Kanha and Bandhavgarh safaris at Premium zone are more expensive than the normal zone hence we have accounted for safaris at Normal Zone and offered Supplement for Premium zone.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all places.Entrance fees to all monuments, as listed below.
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