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INDIA AND NEPAL WILDLIFE TOUR – BIG 7

This Big Seven wildlife tour  offers you to visit some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India and Nepal giving you an opportunity to experience the culture and wildlife of both the destinations from close quarters. This tour provides the opportunity to see Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Tiger, Elephant, One-horned Rhino, Sloth Bear and Gaur (Indian Bison) You will journey through jungles of Pench and Kanha national parks in central India which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for his work – the ‘Jungle Book’. Visit Sasangir National Park that was built primarily to conserve the most endangered Asiatic Lion. In Nepal you cover Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Search for elusive Royal Bengal Tigers with expert naturalists
  • Go on elephant back in search of rhinos in Chitwan National Park.
  • Learn about track and signs of Tiger with its prey base.
  • Learn and explore forest corridors and its importance for dispersal of tigers and maintaining a healthy genetic mix.
  • Game drives in Sasan Gir National Park to observe these endangered species of Asiatic Lion in their natural habitat
  • Explore Kathmandu’s diverse mix of cultures.

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Bagh Van Lodge, Pench

    Bagh Van Lodge means “Tiger forest Lodge” in native language. At a 5-minute drive from the entrance of the Reserve at Turia, the lodge It is hidden away amongst the thickly wooded banks of a seasonal stream. There are 12 cottages which blend the charm of the old forest rest houses with modern conveniences. Each unit in the cottage is completely independent with bedroom, bathroom and verandah designed to blend into the environment and enhance one’s sense of being in the wilderness. Yet the entire design as also the operation of the lodge is focused around eco-friendly practices – harvesting of rainwater, recycling liquid waste and careful disposal of waste. The main dining and lounge area is a pleasant blend of open and enclosed spaces, admitting light and air into an atmosphere of warmth and conviviality. The lodge is designed as the perfect base from which to explore the jungles and learn about its inhabitants. The Lodge naturalists can organize apart from game drives - elephant rides, boat-rides on the Pench reservoir to observe birds and wildlife along the banks, guided nature walks in the reserve forest, picnics in quiet and lovely locations, visits to the local villages and colourful haat bazaars.

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  • Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan

    Barahi Lodge is perched on the banks of the river Rapti, opposite Chitwan National Park. The lodge adjoining the forest from two sides offers a breathtaking view of the National Park from its river facing stand-alone cottages. The quiet location means you often see rhinos wander past along the river. It has 35 guest rooms which are spaciously dotted around the grounds. The rooms are influenced by the Tharu culture and have an eco-friendly focus to them. With thatched roofs and rustic wooden furniture, local artwork and private balconies, they are full of character but are also home to luxurious bed linens and modern amenities such as air-conditioning. The lodge also has a quality wellness spa that offers Ayurvedic therapies.

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  • Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

    Over 40 years the owners of this hotel have rescued thousands of woodcarvings from around the valley and incorporated them into the hotel design. The result is a beautiful hybrid – a cross between a museum and a boutique hotel, with a lush, pampering ambience. The amalgamation of Nepal’s heritage with its longstanding tradition of hospitality makes The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu an intimate experience of a refined Nepali lifestyle. With 83 meticulously designed rooms and suites, Dwarika's Hotel Kathmandu offers a regal experience comparable to the royal suites of the 14th century Malla kings of Nepal. All rooms are unique, and some have sensuous open-plan black-slate bathrooms. Highlights include a lovely library lounge, back pool, a spa where they make their own in-house soaps, a good Japanese restaurant and a bar in the hotel's original building.

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  • Flame of the Forest, Kanha

    Flame of the Forest is a four -room boutique property near the Kanha National Park nestled right next to the Banjar River. The lodge has four individual and spacious cottages that boast of their own courtyards and veranda. Each cottage also has an outdoor shower and an outdoor day bed that can use used to listen to the calls of the wilderness under the star lit night sky. Flame of the Forest also offers a holistic wilderness experience through the yoga and meditation sessions that are conducted by your host in their Yoga-shala.

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  • Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5 star luxury hotel and resort in Kathmandu and is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds, created in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. The hotel is located near Boudha, the holiest Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu. The hotel offers 280 rooms including 7 suites and 35 Regency Club rooms. The rooms are designed to meet the guests comfort and requirement, extending serene peaceful atmosphere and Free Wi-Fi internet service. The rooms feature spacious interiors and the conveniences that will make your stay memorable. All the rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen televisions, separate walk in showers and tea/coffee making facilities.

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  • Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Pench

    Jamtara Wilderness Camp gets its name from the village Jamtara. It has 10 luxury tents in the heart of rural Pench. Each tent overlooks thick lush forest and has ample light. The rooms are tented however the bathrooms are permanent structures so that guest can be comfortable. The camp provides the experience of a star bed or machaans under the starry sky for those who wish to sleep in the open. Each bed can accommodate two and is fitted with mosquito netting. The camp organises game drives and nature walks.

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  • Le Sutra, Mumbai

    Le Sutra is a quirky art hotel tucked away in a leafy lane of vibrant Mumbai. Conceived as an 'art hotel', this little suburban sanctuary is a great entry point for first-time travelers to India who want a rapid initiation into its art, philosophy and culture. Featuring Indian Artworks, this stylish hotel offers a spa, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. The themes of the rooms are inspired by Indian mythology and subtly composed through art. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Each room has a private bathroom with shower facilities. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk which provides luggage storage.

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  • Pench Tree Lodge

    A heaven for the nature junkie…Absolutely the most extraordinary bed in Pench. Up in the branches of the tree of 40 acres of private jungle, Pench tree lodge has only six massive tree houses, clock in at 700 square feet each, 5m off the ground in all their luxurious glory. Beautiful four poster beds and spacious outdoor porches frame the Jungle surrounds with poetic aplomb and privacy is tantamount. In addition, there are 6 resplendent cottages around a water body. They are large and spacious and can accommodate a family. These tree houses merge so perfectly into the greenery that they stay hidden until you are almost at the bottom of the wooden stairs leading up to the door of your room. There’s plenty of space inside with a sleeping and living area, and glass doors leading to a balcony from your bedroom and en-suite shower room, so you can bathe with the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves and view of the jungle. Back down on terra firma the main dining area is overlooking a water hole and has a swimming pool under huge manhua tree. The food is delicious, and the setting is perfect! The lodge can organize nature walks, bird watching and cycling trips.

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  • Roseate House, Delhi

    Roseate House New Delhi is a contemporary upscale hotel stationed in the capital’s only hospitality district, Aerocity. Spread across 1.6 acres, Roseate House New Delhi combines lineage and novelty in its design and services to cater to the new generation of cosmopolitan guests. 30 minutes from the business hubs of Gurgaon and Delhi, 20 minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the hotel renders a contrasting respite from the city’s hustle-bustle. Hotel offers a rooftop infinity pool, a spa and wellness centre and 3 dining options. The property features an ultra-chic cinema hall – Upstage. Each room is equipped with state-of-art amenities, a 4-fixture bathroom, flexible workstation and flat-screen TV. Guests can pamper themselves at the Aheli spa that has 4 therapy rooms, salon, steam and sauna. Those who prefer to work out can head to the fitness centre. VIP Lounge and Club Lounge can be used for brand launches or cocktail dinners whereas Club Prive can be used for corporate meetings. Del, an all-day dining restaurant serves world cuisine while Kheer is an exclusive Indian restaurant. Tara is the Japanese rooftop lounge. The finest tea from across the globe can be found at Roasted by Roseate. Chidya Ghar serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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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 Meghauli Serai, Chitwan

    Located on the banks of the Rapti river amongst thick Sal forests and tall grasses, Meghauli Serai is a luxury safari lodge in Chitwan National Park. The earthy tones and the pastel hues of the lodge blends in perfectly with the surroundings and being a Taj property, it provides all modern facilities that you would expect. The lodge embraces local décor and aesthetics with an abundant use of local art and artefacts. The lodge offers 16 Rapti Villas, 12 Meghauli Rooms and 1 Rapti Mahal. The meghauli rooms have a contemporary design and open out to balconies that overlook the mountains and the terai grasslands. The spacious Rapti Villas offer spectacular views of the Rapti River and have their own private plunge pools. Rapti Mahal is the presidential suite with a private river view deck and large plunge pool for ultimate privacy and luxury. The food served is freshly prepared using many ingredients from their organic garden and is largely influenced by the local cuisine. The guest areas include the arrival lounge, library, dining room, bar, the Rapti bank deck and the swimming pool overlooking the river.

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  • The Gateway Hotel, Gir

    Located at the edge of the world-renowned Gir Forest, the Gateway Hotel Gir provides spacious comfort accommodation with modern amenities. Its 29 elegantly appointed rooms offer guest amenities like international direct dial facility (on request) and color television with satellite programmes. All rooms offer wonderful views of the Hiran River and the Vasadoor Hills. Rooms and suites are outfitted in elegant Indian-inspired design cues, and offer warm hospitable service and amenities.

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  • The Oberoi Mumbai

    The hotel enjoys an unrivalled position on the exclusive Marine Drive, with unparalleled views of the ocean and the Queen's Necklace. It offers impeccable style and modern convenience in equal measure. Rooms are beautifully furnished, ornamented with unique, modern art and equipped with the latest technologies. Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Mumbai, can choose between Ziya, the contemporary Indian speciality restaurant, with an innovative menu designed by the Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, and the Italian restaurant: Vetro with its attached wine library.

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  • Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai

    Nestled in the heart of vibrant and bustling Mumbai lies hotel Trident, Nariman Point. Soaring 35 storeys high, it offers panoramic views of Marine Drive or the Queen's Necklace. Rooms and suites at Trident, Nariman Point, offer stunning views of the ocean and Mumbai city skyline. Spacious and well-appointed with all modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet for up to four devices, the rooms are complemented by its attentive yet unobtrusive service. Head to one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants - Frangipani or India Jones, which offer cuisine ranging from Indian to Italian and Asian.

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