Day 1 - Arrive Delhi, India
Arrive in Delhi this evening, where you are met and
transferred to your iconic hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi
Begin your exploration of Delhi with a visit to the great
Jama Masjid, the largest and most important mosque in
India. Move among locals engaged in daily prayer, taking
in its two minarets, each over 130 feet tall. Then, Ride Like
a Local by rickshaw through the alleys of Chandni Chowk
bazaar — one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi.
After lunch, discover New Delhi, including Humayun’s
Tomb, an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal. Also view
the India Gate, a triumphal arch more than 130 feet tall;
drive along the Rajpath, or King’s Way, a broad ceremonial
boulevard; and see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati
Bhawan. This evening, gather for a welcome cocktail
reception and dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 - Agra
Embark on an overland day trip to Agra. Here, drive past the
city’s 16th-century fort, fascinating monuments and vibrant
chowks (markets) en route to visit the Taj Mahal. Perhaps
the world’s most perfectly proportioned monument, this
stunning mausoleum and testament of love built by Indian
artisans from neighboring Islamic countries immortalized
the name of Shah Jahan’s last wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as the
“light of the palace.” Return to Delhi for an evening at
Day 4 - Kanha National Park
After breakfast, fly to Jabalpur. After pausing for lunch at a
local restaurant, continue several hours overland into the
jungles of Kanha, where your luxury camp overlooks the lush
forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park.
Day 6 - Kanha National Park
Each day, take in an early morning and afternoon of game viewing in Kanha, one of India’s most famous national parks. Among the sal (resin tree) and bamboo forests and grassy meadows, search for the elusive Bengal tiger. You may also encounter chital, blackbucks, gaurs, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, barasingha and a host of exotic bird species. On Day 5 at your lodge, enjoy a refreshing Scenic Sundowner, taking in views of the river and forest.
Day 7 - Bandhavgarh National Park
After breakfast, drive several hours to Bandhavgarh National
Park. One of India’s most beautiful national parks, it is
nestled among the tropical forests, woodlands, rocky hills
and flat grasslands of the Vindhya and Satpura ranges. While
renowned for its tiger reserve, the park also harbors dense
populations of gaurs, leopards, wild boars, Indian gazelles,
common langurs, rhesus monkeys and sloth bears.
Day 9 - Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives, looking out
for the Bengal tiger as well as leopards and wild boars. Keep
an eye on the canopy, as it is frequented by a vast diversity
of exotic bird species. Take part in a Chef ’s Table experience
led by your lodge’s chef, learning about and sampling local
popular dishes. On Day 9, toast your Indian safari with
fellow guests over farewell cocktails, followed by dinner at
Day 10 - Delhi
After breakfast, travel several hours to Jabalpur airport for
a flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for an
evening at leisure.
Day 11 - Depart Delhi
Early this morning, transfer to the airport and depart.