FLYING TIGER SAFARI

This tour takes us on a wild journey through jungles of central India which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for his “Jungle Book”. We visit both Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, being rated as the best for tiger spotting the world over but with a difference! Travel from park to park by private chartered flights. Bandhavgarh National Park – Located in the Vindhya mountains, it is a beautiful park with woodlands, rocky hills and grassland valleys. Plenty to see in this small park (168 Sq miles) set around a historic site, with carvings, temples and an ancient fort. It has the highest concentration of tigers in a tourist zone, which are vehicle friendly. Kanha National Park – The horse shoe shaped Kanha valley has sometimes been called the N’Gorongoro of India. Herds of the Kanha miscellany, the axis deer, the blackbuck, the wild pig and occasionally the gaur (Indian Bison) throng the central parkland. With its flourishing herds and relatively tolerant predators, Kanha offers almost unrivalled scope to a keen wildlife photographer.

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

ACTIVE ADVENTURE IN TIGERLAND

This active tour in packed with adventure offers you the thrill of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness regions of great natural beauty. You will travel to central India’s three famous national parks having diverse wildlife, landscapes and tribal communities which make it a fascinating region to cycle through forested corridor which serve as a refuge to dispersing wildlife across the parks. Also on offer will be night safaris, walking in the buffer forests and canoe safaris.

You will also visit Agra to marvel at the wonder that is the Taj Mahal.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Gastronomy

  • Farm to Table hands on cooking demonstration with in-house chef at the lodge in Pench

CULTURAL EXPEDITIONS TO LADAKH

A land of mystery and folklore, of Silk Route legends and ancient villages perched high above raging rivers. Ladakh and its remote Zanskar region, scattered amongst the glorious Trans Himalayan expanses, will endlessly engage the visitor with its dramatic natural scenery, its Buddhist gompas with their painted murals and beautiful icons and its wild landscape rich in promise of adventure activities and cultural experiences. With the fall of the great Tibetan empire, the kingdom of Tibet was, in 1020, split up amongst the three brothers of the ruling clan. One of the brothers moved into the southern region of the Tibetan Plateau and occupied the wild expanses of Ladakh. With him he brought the rich cultural elements of Tibetan Buddhism which slowly amalgamated with the local Bon religion. Many of the old local shrines were converted to Buddhist monasteries. Today this harsh but dramatic land, with Leh as its capital, is the base of exciting adventure activities such as trekking, rafting, jeep tours and bird watching. Its monasteries, a repository of ancient art and scriptures, draw culture enthusiasts from around the globe.

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Adventure

  • Mountain Biking from Khardung La to Leh
  • River rafting on the Indus River

ACTIVE AND
ADVENTURE WILDLIFE

This tour offers you the thrill of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness regions of great natural beauty. You will travel to Central India’s three most famous national parks, each with diverse wildlife, landscapes and tribal communities. These make it a fascinating region to cycle through forested animal corridors which connect the parks. Also on offer will be Night Safaris, Walking Safaris in the buffer zones and Canoe Safaris.

You will also visit Agra to marvel at the wonder that is the Taj Mahal.

TIGERS OF
CENTRAL INDIA

This tour takes you on a wild journey through Kipling’s countryside in India’s fïnest National Parks. With Kanha and Bandhavgarh rated the best for tiger-spotting the world over because of their high numbers of the apex predator of Indian jungles, you can be rest assured of a fabulous range of photo op and exhilarating moments in the wild.

HIGHLIGHTS OF INDIA AND
NEPAL WILDLIFE

This tour blends the Best of India and Nepal Wildlife giving you an opportunity to experience the culture and wildlife of both the destinations from close quarters. You will journey through jungles of central India which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for his work – the ‘Jungle Book’. You will visit both Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, being rated as the best for tiger spotting the world over and can be assured of exhilarating moments in the wild. In Nepal you cover Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park This tour also takes you to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Community Service

  • Visit an NGO in Delhi
  • Visit the SHEROES café in Agra that employs acid attack survivors
  • Visit the wildlife SOS Elephant rescue centre in Agra

PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

This mentored photography tour takes you through the river-front and bylanes that offer incredible people and street photography opportunities in Varanasi. Photograph the life in the small lanes of Varanasi, its celebrations in the steps leading to the Ganges, its people who have a firm belief in roots and traditions that have remained unchanged for millenniums. Then continue your journey to explore the mountains as you photograph the stark yet beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, capture the beauty of super-blue lakes, see the views from the highest motorable road in the world and witness a culture that has kept its traditions alive for almost a millennium.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Adventure

  • Mountain biking at Khardung La