Quest for Royal Bengal Tiger

Join us for the best of Indian wildlife Adventure! The Indian subcontinent is one of the world’s most stimulating destinations. While its melange of cultures has long drawn the attention of historians and travellers, its wild habitats offer rare treasures for those who are passionate about nature. This comprehensive Tiger... More

Join us for the best of Indian wildlife Adventure!

The Indian subcontinent is one of the world’s most stimulating destinations. While its melange of cultures has long drawn the attention of historians and travellers, its wild habitats offer rare treasures for those who are passionate about nature. This comprehensive Tiger Safari gets you far away from India’s intense cities and into its natural realm, a landscape of powerful rivers, fabled jungles and intriguing wildlife.  From Bandhavgarh to Kanha in central India in the Satpura Hills to the Brahmaputra Basin including the Andhari-Tadoba, the largest national park in the Indian state of Maharashtra. These three National parks are the native territory of the Bengal tiger, whose numbers are on the rise after a century of decline. Ecotourism is integral to conservation in India, and our travels directly benefit the continued existence of tigers and other precious vanishing species, which we go in quest on daily wildlife safaris.

In the late spring and early summer months there are very fewer visitors to India’s tiger reserves and national parks,  it is typically the best time of year to see and photograph wild animals. Durning the summer months, animals anticipate the monsoon that is still weeks away. During the heat of the day, tigers seek shelter from the often-oppressive heat, but they must feed and drink, moving from the dry underbrush into the open to water at least twice a day. Along with its famous tigers, Bandhavgarh, Kanha Andhari-Tadoba are home to sloth bear, caracal, jackal, striped hyena, desert fox, mongoose, peacocks and much more—an extravaganza for wildlife lovers and photographers!




  • Exclusive theme-Man & Environment Conservation site visits
  • Tiger, Sloth Bear & Leopard possible, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Kabini
  • Lion-tailed Macaque & Nilgiri Langur, Athirappally
  • White-bellied Treepie, Nilgiri Pipit & White-breasted Laughing-thrush, Munnar
  • Visit tea plantations, Nilgiri Tahr, Munnar
  • Malabar Trogon, Malabar Grey Hornbill &, if lucky, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Thattekad Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Stay on a houseboat & explore Kerala’s famous waterways
  • Evening trail in Mudumalai Sanctuary
  • Kokkerabellur Pelicanery visit
  • Tribal cooking session
  • Riverside walks in Athirappally
  • Mararyoor & Chinnar visits
  • Wetland birding in Kerala Backwaters
  • Drive through the Nilgiri Biosphere Sanctuaries
  • Houseboat cruise followed by Overnight stay on board
  • Beach experience
  • Led by expert local naturalist guides

Welcome to India! Upon arrival in New Delhi travel-to-nature Asia representative will meet and transfer to hotel.

This afternoon, explore the new sectors of India’s vibrant capital as we drive through Lutyen’s Delhi, passing Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate and the Old Secretariat. Next we head to Humayun’s Tomb, a complex commissioned by Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu Begum, in 1562 as the place of her husband’s burial. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and the first structure to use red sandstone on such a grand scale. We also visit the Qutub Minar, which at nearly 240 feet is the world’s tallest brick minaret. Construction began in 1193 under the orders of India’s first Muslim ruler, Qutub-ud-din Aibak. It is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture and is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After this exhilarating introduction to the country, enjoy a welcome dinner this evening and an orientation to our India wildlife safari by our Tour Leader.

Accommodation: Jaypee Vasant Continental
Meal: Dinner

Transfer to the airport early this morning for our flight south to Jabalpur. Upon arrival local representative will meet as come out of the airport and we continue by road through the countryside of Madhya Pradesh to Bandhavgarh National Park. An essential stop on any serious India safari, Bandhavgarh is renowned for one of the country’s highest concentrations of Bengal tigers. Originally established as a national park in 1968, Bandhavgarh was declared a protected tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993. At 444 square miles, it is a relatively small park with a thriving tiger population, offering guests a good chance of encountering them, as well as other distinctive Indian wildlife. Check in to Kings Lodge, surrounded by wild natural forest just outside the park boundary, then, time permitting, we set out on our first wildlife drive in open 4×4 safari vehicles.

Accommodation: The Maharaj Royal Retreat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Over the next two days, we explore Bandhavgarh’s varied habitats on morning and afternoon wildlife drives. Predominantly covered with Sal and mixed deciduous forest, thickets of bamboo and expansive grasslands that line the stream valleys, the park’s hilly terrain harbours one of the highest densities of tigers in the world. Bandhavgarh was once a prime hunting reserve for the Maharajahs of Rewa, where Maharaja Raman Singh himself shot an astounding 111 tigers by 1914. Maharaja of Rewa, who caught a white tiger cub here, brought to his court and later tried his hand at breeding white tigers. Mohan, the name of the Maharaja Martand Singh’s tiger, was initially mated with a normal coloured Bengal tigress. However, the litter did not produce the desired white coat colour. This was only achieved by inbreeding with the mating of Mohan and one of his daughters.Today, all captive white tigers can be traced back to Mohan and his daughter.

Bandhavgarh National Park today is a pacesetter in tiger protection. With tigers at the apex of the food chain, Bandhavgarh’s rich biodiversity includes a multitude of other wildlife. We’ll hope to see a sampler of its 37 mammal species, among which are leopard, jungle cat, civet, wild boar, sambar, spotted deer, muntjac (barking deer), sloth bear and Asiatic jackal. Some 250 bird species, 70 different butterflies and various reptiles round out the diverse wildlife population.

Accommodation: The Maharaj Royal Retreat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a morning drive to Kanha National Park, situated in central India in the Satpura Hills, the park covers 750 square miles of rich and varied wildlife habitat. Its lush Sal and Bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous collection of stories in The Jungle Book. Kanha was established as a national park in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under India’s Project Tiger. The park’s landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare barasingha, an endangered swamp deer with 12-point antlers, saving it from near-extinction. Strict conservation programs for the overall protection of the park’s fauna and flora make Kanha one of the most exemplary national parks in Asia. From our ecolodge base in the tiger heartland of the world, learn in depth about the Bengal tiger and its habitat and observe how conservation travel directly benefits local communities and the tiger reserve.

Accommodation: Tuli Tiger Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend two full days in search of Bengal tigers and other wildlife on excursions in open 4×4 vehicles. Scenic Kanha, once a hunting ground for imperial rulers and viceroys, is now one of India’s most important conservation reserves. With ideal habitat for tigers and their prey, it offers some of India’s best tiger viewing, though it can take effort to locate them in the sun-dappled scrub forest that provides superb camouflage for many species. Greet the dawn each day with an early wildlife drive, entering the park just as the sun’s rays break over the jungle. The open meadows where herbivores graze attract tiger, leopard and dhole (wild dog) to the edges of the clearings, and we’ll hope to see some of these predators on the hunt. The Banjaar River bordering the park provides a steady water source for wildlife. Dense jungle interspersed with vast grassy meadows called maidans support a range of species similar to those in Bandhavgarh. Other mammals we might see include chowsingha (four-horned antelope), common langur, gaur (the world’s largest wild ox), rhesus monkeys and occasionally leopard.

Accommodation: Tuli Tiger Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We set off to Pench National Park. After about two and hours we reach our destination. Upon arrival we check in at luxury jungle lodge situated directly in the park. After lunch we start our jeep safari. Together with our Tour Leader, we keep an eye out for tigers and other inhabitants of the national park.

Accommodation: Tuli Tiger Corridor Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a morning drive to Tadoba-Andhari National Park. We should reach our hotel for lunch. After lunch we start our jeep safari.

Tadoba Protected area in the Indian state of Maharashtra currently offers the best chance of getting tigers and other shy wildlife in the best light in front of the camera. At the last count, 120 tigers were recorded in the reserve.

The Tadoba-Andhari National Park in the Indian state of Maharashtra currently covers an area of 1727 square kilometres. Further expansion is planned. The Tadoba-Andhari National Park is one of 43 Indian protected areas that are making special efforts to protect the striped big cats under the term Project Tiger. These are obviously particularly successful here. The national park is currently considered the best address for tiger observations.

Leopards can also often be seen when “setting out with tigers”, as well as the extremely rare sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, mongooses and various smaller wild cat species. They all find a sumptuously laid table here, because their prey animals find plenty of food here: the mighty gaur, the largest wild cattle on earth, lives here, as do wild boars, various deer species and antelopes.

The 120-hectare Lake Tadoba is home to marsh crocodiles and various species of turtles. In addition, there are 260 species of birds and 74 species of butterflies in the park.

Accommodation: Camp Serai Tiger
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We Spend two full days in quest of Bengal tigers and other wildlife on daily wildlife safaris, either by off-road vehicle or by bicycle, boat, raft or on foot. During the safaris, guests learn to recognise the signs of the jungle: They identify tracks, interpret sounds and learn what tasks animals and plants perform in the natural habitat.

Checking the camera traps clearly shows that all living creatures are “creatures of habit”. Encounters with local villagers reveal how the people of this area have lived in and with the wilderness since time immemorial and what measures are necessary to reconcile their needs and the necessities of nature conservation.

There are several well-camouflaged hiding places in the park where you can lie in wait with your camera. During visits to indigenous villages in the national park, one meets inhabitants who are preparing with heavy hearts to relocate to the fringe areas.

They have to change their way of life and reorganise their livelihoods – only very few will be able to collect honey or plants and cut wood. Farming and animal husbandry have to be rebuilt in new settlements outside the national park.

Encounters with former poachers show that today they make an important contribution to the protection of the forest as experienced trackers, excellent observers and caretakers of the camera traps. They know the routes of the big cats, see the birds and hear the sounds of the park long before excited city people, and so they are also excellent tourist guides.

In the evening there is a campfire and multimedia presentations from Tadoba and other national parks.

Accommodation: Camp Serai Tiger
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


In the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast or a last lap around the pool. After leisurely breakfast, we return to Nagpur. 148 km. Here we have booked rooms for you in a hotel near the airport, which you can use to freshen up and relax until your departure for the airport.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Airport (pick up/drop off) transfers by private A/C vehicle
  • Twin-Sharing accommodation in all Hotel/Resort as mentioned or similar
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip, other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing and long-distance transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle (cars/SUVs or mini/micro-van etc. depending on group size). This includes toll taxes, parking, allowance for the driver, outstation overnight charges for the driver
  • Services of a local guide for sightseeing tours
  • Jungle activities in National Park/Reserves as mentioned
  • 3 Game Drives into Bandhavgarh National Park by jeep/Jeeps on sharing basis including entry ticket
  • 3 Game Drives into Kanha National Park by jeep/jeeps on sharing basis including entry ticket
  • 1 Game Drive into Pench National Park by jeep/Jeeps on sharing basis including entry ticket
  • 3 Game Drives into Tadoba National Park by Jeep/jeeps on sharing basis including entry ticket
  • Entrance fees (national parks/conservation areas/monuments etc.)

Not Included

  • International & domestic air tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal equipment and equipment
  • Tips for guide/s, driver, hotel staff and porters
  • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, laundry, and other unforeseen expenses
  • Items/services not listed in "included"
  • Extra expenses/payment for 'OPTIONAL’ activities/programs if opted in

Price: US$ 2,760 per person (Twin Sharing | Based on Minimum 4  Travelers)
Single Supplement: US$ 745

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Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi

A tribute to the cosmopolitan culture of New Delhi - Jaypee Vasant Continental is an exquisite blend of pleasure and business, it is the perfect place to confer, relax or pamper your senses. It is one of the finest boutique hotels in New Delhi. The abundant sweep of greenery sprawled across the entire hotel makes it extravagantly noticeable.

The Maharaja Royal Retreat, Bandhavgarh

Maharaja Royal Retreat is situated at Tala Village, it was the royal family’s hunting lodge and is still owned by the Maharaja of Rewe. It is situated on a 16 acres land next to the tri-junction of the Park entry, this is the only heritage property, having an exclusive museum with heritage specialist guide and tress old as about 350 years!

Tuli Tiger Resort, Kanha

Located in one of the prominent places of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha, Tuli Tiger Resort is a 3-star property which offers a picturesque wildlife set up. The resort offers air-conditioned 26 cottages which are divided into Deluxe Double or Twin Rooms and Tents, offering stunning views of the lush green surroundings. It also provides attached bathrooms with essential toiletries.

Tuli Tiger Corridor Resort, Pench

Come and relish a wildlife tour at Pench National Park well-complimented by an elegant stay at Tiger Corridor Resort. In the heart of the park, the Resort has a lavishing accommodation for those who love to get pampered by luxury on their vacation. It is built in such a surreal setting that gives you a chance to actually live in the wild.

Camp Serai Tiger, Tadoba

Camp Serai Tiger is a private enterprise initiated by a team of wildlife enthusiasts that aims at providing comfortable and eco-friendly accommodation. The team aspires to benefit the indigenous people and locals by helping them in a modest way by providing employment and by honing their skills in conservation and wildlife tourism and support activities.

The Pride Hotel, Nagpur

Located on the prime location in Nagpur, our finest luxury hotel provides extraordinary services to all its patrons there for leisure or business. Pride Hotel Nagpur offers modern and luxurious rooms for a comfortable stay. Enjoy your stay with our lavish facilities such as Spa, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool and a Health Club.

Trip Facts

  • Price (USD) From 2,760
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Group Size 2-10 Pax
  • Arrive Delhi
  • Depart Nagpur
  • Trip Level
    easy to moderate
  • Activity Wildlife | Safari
  • Meals 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation 3-5* Hotel, Resort

Giving back to the communities is our responsibility!

With every trip, you also support the SWAN and thus projects for Sustainable Community development and Biodiversity protection.

Our primary NGO partner is Social Welfare Association of Nepal (SWAN), with whom we have carried out multiple CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects. Besides carrying out regular CSR activities in the areas of education and women empowerment, we have supported relief and rehabilitation initiatives in the aftermath of several natural disasters like earthquake, immediate response to COVID-19 pandemic across Nepal. 

Giving something back to the world is a special and responsible affair of travel-to-nature Asia right from its inception. When you travel with travel-to-nature Asia and SWAN-Nepal, you become an integral force for change in addressing the most pressing social and wildlife conservation issues. Your tourism funds help transform the future of under-privileged and marginalized communities and transform the future of at-risk natural places you travel. Portion of our profit flows to local communities who live with and steward nature, creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

By joining one of our holidays you are playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.

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