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Tigers & sloth bears: unusual wildlife experiences in central India

12 days from £3,235pp

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Tour highlights

  • Experience the only park in India where you can do a walking safari.

  • Kayak through the Tawa Reservoir in search of rare bird colonies.

  • Avoid the crowds at Tadoba Tiger Reserve.

  • Spot sloth bears with an experienced naturalist.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mumbai (Bombay).

  • Take an onward domestic flight to Nagpur, then a drive to Tadoba National Park. Check-in at your lodge and relax.

  • Enjoy your first morning and afternoon game drives in Tadoba National Park. With the skills of your naturalist, you have a good chance of seeing one of the park's sloth bears.

  • Today take another morning and afternoon game drive. Hopefully if you were lucky enough to spot a sloth bear, you might spot an Indian civet or even an elusive tiger.

  • A final morning game drive. Dawn and dusk are perfect times for seeing sloth bears. Later today you will transfer to Pench National Park and check in to your lodge.

  • Today you will enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive tiger. There are also leopards and jungle cats in the area but these are very rare.

  • Enjoy another day with morning and afternoon game drives. Pench is an excellent national park for birdwatching including the crested honey buzzard and the paradise flycatcher.

  • A final morning of game drives. Later this afternoon you will transfer to your final lodge at Satpura National Park.

  • Rise early and enter the park by jeep. This afternoon enjoy exploring the park on foot. Satpura is the only national park where you can take walking safaris.

  • This morning you will enjoy a boat ride along the Tawa Reservoir where you can search for the rare Indian skimmer. This afternoon you will transfer to Bhopal for your last night, ready for your onward flights the next day.

  • Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in Bhopal. Here you will board your domestic flights to Mumbai, ready for your onward journey.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Mumbai (Bombay)
 
Tadoba National Park
 
Pench Tiger Reserve
 
Satpura National Park
 

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