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February, March, April, May & November

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Low

BEST OF INDIAN WILDLIFE

The Royal Expeditions wildlife safari experience in India continues to be unmatched, as we have been highly selective about the national parks on offer and the choice of accommodations. The lodges that Royal Expeditions chooses for your travels have all modern comforts, each catering to only a small number of guests at any one time. In addition, they have knowledgeable English- speaking resident naturalists who accompany guests, so that you can enjoy only the very best safari experience available in India. This tour of India takes you to some of the country’s greatest national parks, among them the World Heritage Kaziranga National Park, host to the world’s single largest population of the endangered one-horned rhino. Both Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are noted the world over for their high number of tigers. The tour is aimed at offering the wildlife enthusiast a cross-section of India’s fabulous wildlife experiences in some of the most stunning natural settings in not just the country but the world.

Experiences

Cycling

  • Explore the lanes of Old Delhi on a morning cycling tour
  • Cycle in the buffer forests in Kanha 

Gastronomy

  • Cooking demonstration and meal with a local family in Delhi.
  • Street food walk in Delhi 

Community Service

  • Visit an NGO in Delhi
  • Explore the narrow maze of streets in Old Delhi by cycle-rickshaw
  • Visit Kaziranga National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site & home to one-horned rhino
  • Search for elusive tigers with top naturalists in 4WD Vehicles
  • Elephant safari is Kaziranga
  • Expert local naturalists at all the parks
  • Long distance transportation in comfortable Vehicles
  • Stay in certified small eco-friendly lodges, with all modern comforts

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga

    Situated on the periphery of UNESCO World Heritage site - The Kaziranga National park - Diphlu River Lodge provides guests with a never-before intimacy with the natural world. Established in 2008, the lodge was purposely built to blend into the surrounding foliage and terrain. Its thatch-and-bamboo cottages on stilts are inspired by the simple architecture of Mishing tribal homes and the unique weaves and artifacts that adorn the lodge are handmade by local artisans. There are 8 individual cottages and 4 semi-detached cottages. The raised cottages are made of natural materials like bamboo and wood, topped with thatched roofs to blend in with the forest surroundings. The large verandah offers some great views and is the perfect place to watch for birds or to scan the opposite bank for wild animals. The smaller verandah overlooks lovingly tended farmland and is an appealing location for al fresco breakfasts.

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  • Iora - The Retreat, Kaziranga

    IORA the retreat is situated amidst the lush tree gardens. It is a luxury resort which preserves the tranquillity of the region and provides comfortable and modern accommodation. It has 42 spacious rooms, landscaped gardens and a small tea garden. Other facilities include a swimming pool, a spa and a multicuisine restaurant. The hotel organises elephant rides, jeep safari, bird watching, cycling and dolphin sighting on the Brahmaputra river.

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  • Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh

    Located at a 10 minutes’ drive from the Tala gate of the national park, the lodge is spread in 10 acres of lush wilderness, surrounded by Sal forested hills. The Kings Lodge is an ecolodge nestled in a large natural forested estate. It has 4 cottage rooms and 8 stilt rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. All rooms are air conditioned and having large verandah with great views of the forest, writing table and chair. The Lodge has a well-stocked library, a dip pool and a watch tower. It is managed by a team of experienced naturalist with focus on birding and an overall wildlife experience. Other facilities include swimming pool with a sun deck. Organic garden and a butterfly farm an in-house spa. The lodge organizes game drives and activities such as walking trails, cycling trail and village visits.

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  • Kipling Camp, Kanha

    Kipling Camp was established in 1982 on the edge of Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India. Managed and owned by Belinda and Anne Wright, Kipling Camp serves to follow the policy of conservation and believes in the motto of treading softly into the jungle. Kipling Camp offers 14 double rooms in cottages under shades of trees with a lake close by. The camp is open to naturalists, conservationists and those who wish to relax in idyllic surroundings. It is also the home of TARA, the much-loved elephant who starred in Mark Shand's best selling epic "My Travels on an Elephant". Kipling Camp is a simple and comfortable resort offering enjoyable stay and nourishing cuisine.

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  • Leela Palace, Udaipur

    Stately and proud, overlooking the Aravalli Range, the Leela Palace Udaipur stands majestically on the shores of the tranquil Lake Pichola. The décor is fitting of a palace, regal and colonial, yet deepened with rich Indian cultural tones. No matter which room you take, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the lake, mountains, or the intricate architecture of the city. The hotel promises luxurious stay with its 72 Rooms and 8 Suites are finely appointed with artifacts and furnishings representing the handicrafts of Rajasthan. The hotel also offers the facilities of ESPA spa, yoga instructions and meditation sessions to relax your body and rejuvenate your spirit. The guests can choose from a variety of dining options which includes all day dining restaurant, lake side restaurant, dining under the stars on the roof top restaurant and an intimate lounge bar.

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  • Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh

    The Taj hotel’s luxury safari camp is named after one of India's most beautiful trees, the Mahua. The 12 jungle huts are built in the vernacular style. Each can have access through private courtyards with shaded seating, traditional swings and mud floors. The roof of the huts is made from hand-made tiles. The amenities are being modern, luxurious and the bathrooms are en suite. A huge veranda runs the length of the building with generous built-in seats for star gazing and catching the jungle breeze. The open kitchen gives you glimpses of butter churning, spice being grounded and other traditional cooking. The lodge has a swimming pool and provides an in room ayurvedic massage. The bullock cart breakfast and the picnics under the mahua trees are a special treat for the guests.

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  • Shergarh Tented Camp, Kanha

    Shergarh is located four kilometres from the Mukki entrance to the reserve and accommodates up to 12 guests in six cozy tents, each with its own bathroom and verandah. Tents are set amongst woodland and specifically placed to give privacy from one another. Meals are served in the dining area, a homely room that provides the ideal setting for swapping stories around an open fire, or place to relax quietly with a book. Deep, lazy verandahs surround the building, and overlook a large waterhole that attracts an array of bird life. As a small camp, they are entirely flexible to attend to all their guest’s needs and specific areas of interest, such as bird watching, photography, filmmaking and artistry, and research projects. The camp staff is well tuned to wildlife enthusiasts and visitors incorporating a safari experience within their cultural exploration of India. Apart from Wildlife safari one can also go cycling through the forest for a swim in the Banjar river which is a satisfying activity for the warmer months - rewarded with afternoon tea on the rocks; visiting a local village on market day is a unique opportunity to experience traditional trading and bustling rural life, enjoying a riverside picnic en-route.

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  • Singinawa Jungle Lodge, Kanha

    The Singinawa Jungle Lodge is located 20 minutes’ drive from the Mukki Gate of the Park. The lodge is spread across 110 acres, of which 55 acres have been regrown and maintained to ensure diversity as well as richness. There are 12 cottages, one bungalow with four and another one with two bedrooms at Singinawa Jungle Lodge, totalling 18 two-bedroom living units. All the rooms are airy and large, with verandas where you can laze under a sun umbrella. They are all air-conditioned with two queen-size beds each, so that a family of four can be accommodated quite comfortably. There’s plenty of room for an extra bed, and each cottage has two washbasins to manage the morning safari rush. The lodge also has a spa with Indian & Oriental treatments for holistic healing.

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  • Taj Palace, Delhi

    The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi is a five-star hotel. Nestled in six acres of lush greens in the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave of the city, it is mere 20 minutes’ drive from the domestic airport and the city centre. From casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining, guests can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks. Ready to provide you the best in comfort are 422 rooms and 40 suites each planned precisely to offer you the very best experience. Tastefully done interiors and all modern amenities make the hotel ideal for a business or pleasure visit.

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  • The Claridges, Delhi

    Set in the leafy boulevards of New Delhi, Claridges Hotel is been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950’s. Graceful architecture, elegant décor, and a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities have made The Claridges, New Delhi one of the best addresses. The 3-floor low rise building has a mildly Art Deco feel to it and a calm understated elegance, in keeping with the spacious bungalows that line the streets of the city. Distinguished guest rooms and suites with their classic, understated décor, the lush landscaped garden with swaying palm trees, and personalised service create a tranquil haven for the business or leisure traveller in the heart of the busy city. The lobby, with its fine double-crescent staircase, sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. There is a somewhat primitive business centre, a swimming pool and a health club. The hotel also has a number of restaurants and a congenial bar. The hotel is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping and cultural centres and historical landmarks.

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  • Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh

    Tree House Hideaway is a luxury wildlife resort in Bandhavgarh offering 5 exclusive tree houses made on trees offering a peaceful, comfortable stay at the heart of Indian wilderness. In the 21 acres area of land lies an option of experiencing the snug life inside the rooms or venture out in the tiger-infested wild. The property has its resident species of birds, reptiles and animals residing around the forest trees and over time the area has now become a small secure park for them. You can spend your time unseen and undisturbed in the intimacy of your room or choose to go looking for wild animals & birds in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. All Tree houses have modern attached bathrooms with 24hrs h/c water, living area, mini bar, split ACs with 100% power back up, mosquito netting, writing table and chair, and loungers in the balconies. The hideaways - Mahua, Tendu, Peepal, Banyan and Palash are named after the trees on which they are established.

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