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Indian Wildlife Adventure

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India welcomes you with open arms. It’s a country that pulsates with vibrant energy, boasts a history as deep as time itself, and offers a completely unique experience for those interested in exploring its expansive wildlife and natural landscapes.

Our Indian Wildlife Adventure takes you on a mesmerising journey through some of India’s most captivating destinations.

Starting with the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, delight in the western state of Gujarat, discover the 15th century Dada Harir Stepwell and visit several of India’s most acclaimed national parks. Each stop along the way promises unforgettable moments.

This tour abounds with opportunities – each day a new adventure. Journey through real-life pages from The Jungle Book and have your camera at the ready, with chances to see Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers or India’s rare blackbucks to name but a few.

With experienced guides, carefully-selected accommodation, and a well-crafted itinerary, our Indian Wildlife Adventure ensures that you’ll create cherished memories at every turn.

Or choose to enjoy the same expertly crafted itinerary and hand-picked hotels, with the option of Private Touring on this holiday.

Save up to £200 per person on all India tours departing from September 2024 when you book by 1st July 2024.

Day 1

Depart UK

Depart for Mumbai from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic. Join us for a relaxing overnight flight as we prepare for an unforgettable trip to India.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Day 2

Mumbai, 2 nights

Upon arrival, we will transfer to the impressive Trident Nariman Point for our first two nights in India. Later, we meet our Tour Manager and fellow travellers during a welcome drink gathering, prior to dinner.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks and dinner

Day 3

Mumbai

Following breakfast this morning, we take an extraordinary tour of Mumbai. Explore the colonial precinct, vibrant markets and embrace the rhythm of Bollywood. Each activity offers a deeper insight into the city’s soul. The evening is yours to unwind at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Gir, 2 nights

This morning, we take a short flight to Rajkot, followed by a scenic drive to Gir. Travelling through diverse landscapes, we arrive at the magnificent Fern Forest Resort, our haven for the next two nights. Lunch at a restaurant en route to Gir adds a touch of local flavour. As the evening unfolds, prepare to be captivated by the “Siddi-Dhamal” dance, a performance by Siddi Tribes, prior to dinner at the resort.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5

Gir

Tour Highlight
Rise early this morning for an unforgettable Jeep safari through Gir National Park, home to the majestic Asiatic lions. The park is also home to a diverse range of other wildlife, including the Indian leopard, Indian cobra, striped hyena and a wide range of bird species. Our day offers a perfect blend of thrilling wildlife encounters and relaxation. Explore the resort’s facilities including a swimming pool, spa and nature trails. This afternoon, embark on another Jeep safari, revealing more of Gir’s hidden treasures. In the evening, relax and unwind with your fellow travelling companions.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Velavadar, Overnight

Following breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Velavadar, where the mesmerising Blackbuck National Park beckons. Our home for the night will be the impressive Blackbuck Safari Lodge. In the afternoon, an exciting safari awaits, inviting us to keep a vigilant eye out for the graceful blackbuck, the native Indian antelope, as well as elusive creatures including the jackal and jungle cats. As the evening settles in, enjoy dinner, concluding a day rich with safari experiences.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

Ahmedabad, 2 nights

For those with an interest in yoga, we start our day with an early morning session, followed by a leisurely breakfast. We have a relaxed morning at our hotel and for those that wish, for an additional cost, a second safari into Velavadar can be arranged, presenting a golden opportunity to capture one last glimpse of the awe-inspiring wildlife dwelling within Blackbuck National Park. This afternoon, embark on a scenic drive to Ahmedabad, the most populous city in the Indian state of Gujarat. On arrival, we check in to the impressive Welcomhotel by ITC, for our next two nights.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 8

Ahmedabad

Tour Highlight
This morning, we embark on a full-day exploration of Ahmedabad’s iconic landmarks. We discover the incredible Dada Harir Stepwell, built in 1499 by the supervisor of Sultan Mahmud Begada’s harem. Visits also include Sidi Saiyad Mosque and Hutheesing Temple, Gandhi Ashram and Shreyas Folk Museum, each site narrating the city’s rich and fascinating history.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Pench, 2 nights

A morning at leisure until we depart for Nagpur on a short flight. Upon arrival, we collect our cases and drive to Pench National Park, where we continue our wildlife adventure. We arrive at the wonderful Pench Jungle Resort for a two night stay and enjoy dinner as we prepare for another exciting day ahead.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Pench

Tour Highlight
We immerse ourselves in the untamed wilderness as we embark on a Jeep safari through the renowned Pench National Park. This illustrious wildlife sanctuary, famously mentioned in the pages of The Jungle Book, beckons with its captivating allure. The park is home to numerous wild creatures including the Bengal tiger, peafowl, wild dog and sloth bear. Afterwards, enjoy breakfast at our hotel – Pench Jungle Resort – and make the most of the resort’s facilities. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, situated amongst dense Teak and Mahua trees, or relax and unwind at the Spa and Wellness Centre.

This afternoon brings another thrilling jungle safari and another opportunity to witness more local wildlife. As the sun sets, delight in an enchanting stargazing session led by a local expert, who will show us the wonders of the Milky Way and the significance of stars and the moon’s position in Indian society.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Kanha, 3 nights

Following breakfast today, we embark on a scenic drive to Kanha National Park. This afternoon we visit a nearby tribal village, providing an excellent opportunity to meet the friendly locals and gain a fascinating insight into their way of life. This evening, enjoy a Tiger Talk with a knowledgeable naturalist who will brief us about the animals and flora and fauna within the Kanha National Park. The delightful Kanha Jungle Camp is home for the next three nights.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Kanha

Kickstart the day with an exciting Jeep safari in Kanha National Park, a haven for tigers and diverse wildlife. Nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the park is home to a wide range of species such as the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, the sloth bear and the Indian wild dog. After our early morning safari, enjoy breakfast and unwind amongst the lodge’s immaculate facilities. This afternoon, we embark on another Jeep safari, led by a naturalist, as we seek to marvel at even more species of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13

Kanha

Join an early morning Jeep safari for another opportunity to witness Kanha’s thriving ecosystem. Enjoy breakfast at the resort and indulge in a little leisure time. Should you prefer, join a naturalist-led nature walk around the resort. An exciting evening awaits as we delve into the world of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, connecting you to the park’s captivating tales.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14

Bandhavgarh, 2 nights

Following an early breakfast, we leave Kanha behind for our next destination – Bandhavgarh National Park. Upon arrival, we check in at the charming Tiger Den Resort, where we are able to enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Make the most of the resort’s impressive facilities and soak up the wonderful luscious green landscape. This evening, a local naturalist enlightens us on the wonders of Bandhavgarh National Park.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

Bandhavgarh

Our day begins with a Jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park, a sanctuary of awe-inspiring natural beauty and biodiversity. Often hailed as one of the best places to spot the Bengal tiger, the park is also home to a diverse range of wildlife including leopards, bison and sambar deer. The rest of the morning is ours to spend at our leisure. Enjoy the relaxing surroundings of this luxury jungle resort prior to lunch. A further Jeep safari awaits this afternoon, followed by dinner and a relaxing evening amongst friends.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Delhi, Overnight

Sadly, we must leave our safari adventures behind. We shall transfer to Jabalpur where our flight to Delhi awaits. Upon arrival we transfer to Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity for our final night in India. This evening enjoy dinner as we reflect on the sights we have encountered over the last two weeks.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 17

Depart Delhi / Arrive UK

As we bid farewell to India, we board our return flight to the UK. Arrive back in London later in the day, with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Included meals:

Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks

Departure dates & prices

SAVE £150 per person! Book this tour departing from October 2024 and save £150 per person. Offer ends 1st July 2024.

At Distant Journeys we believe in delivering exceptional value for money, and a smaller group with a maximum of 19 guests will help you to really engage with this fascinating country.

If you prefer you can also enjoy this holiday as a private tour where you will travel exclusively as your own group, allowing for a more personal experience and greater flexibility.

Click here to view supplements to the main tour price for private group tours.

 Departure date Price (pp) Availability Offer
 2024
 18 October £3,695 £3,545 JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person
 15 November £3,695 £3,5457 ROOMSSAVE £150 per person
 2025
 17 January £3,695 £3,545 JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person
 07 February £3,695 £3,5455 ROOMSSAVE £150 per person
 14 March £3,695 £3,545 JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person
 11 April £3,695 £3,545 JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person
 09 May £3,295 £3,145 JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person

Prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement
October 2024 – April 2025: £895. May 2025: £795

Deposit
£500 per person if travelling Economy Class, £1,000 per person if travelling Premium Economy and £1,500 per person for Business Class.

Flight upgrades
Virgin Atlantic upgrade to Premium Economy from £995 per person return, or Business Class from £2,895 per person return. Emirates upgrade to Premium Economy from £1,895 per person return, or Business Class from £3,895 per person return.

Visa information
A Tourist visa is required for travel to India. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.

Important information
Our holiday prices are subject to fuel surcharges and the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class. The correct price will always be confirmed to you before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

Private Touring Supplements

Should you prefer to take our Golden Triangle & Goa tour as a private tour, please add the relevant supplement below to the main tour price.

Guests choosing a private tour may select their own departure date.

 Number of Guests Tour Supplement (pp)
 All Dates
 2 guests £1,895
 3 guests £1,295
 4 guests £795
 5-6 guests £695
 7-10 guests £395
 11-12 guests £195
 13-16 guests £95
 17+ guests No extra charge

Prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Please note, alternative airlines may be considered or further supplements may apply in certain periods when international flight prices are higher.

So much included

Our escorted holidays to India are designed to offer superb value for money and our Indian Wildlife Adventure tour is no exception. So much of what you will do and see is already included in the price.

Small group touring

  • Maximum only 24 passengers

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow
  • Flights with Emirates are also possible at a supplement of £295 per person, please speak to our team for further details
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

Carefully selected hotels

  • First class and deluxe hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals worth £652 per person

  • Daily breakfasts
  • Nine lunches
  • Dinner each evening

Unforgettable experiences

  • Tour of Mumbai
  • Witness a Siddi-Dhamal dance performance in Gir
  • Discover Asiatic lions, with safaris in Gir National Park
  • Blackbuck National Park safari
  • The historic Dada Harir Stepwell in Ahmedabad
  • Experience stargazing in Pench
  • Search for Bengal tigers in Pench National Park
  • Enjoy a ‘tiger talk’ with a knowledgeable naturalist
  • Visit a tribal village in Kanha
  • Safaris in Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced local Tour Manager
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

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  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Trident Hotel, Mumbai

Let your stresses slip away at the Trident Spa, a luxury spa offering a variety of Eastern and Western treatments, ranging from Swedish massage to Ayurvedic therapies. You can also relax or swim a few lengths in the stunning outdoor… Find out more >
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The Fern Gir Forest Resort, Gir

The Fern Gir Forest Resort promises guests an unforgettable stay in the stunning natural haven that is the Sasan Gir National Park. Those looking to immerse themselves in the peace and tranquillity of untouched nature won’t be disappointed, as the… Find out more >
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Blackbuck Safari Lodge, Velavadar

Spread over four acres, Blackbuck Safari Lodge in Velavadar offers a comfortable retreat immersed in the beauty of nature. Nestled near a scenic hamlet surrounded by water bodies and farmlands, the lodge provides a peaceful haven for weary travellers. The… Find out more >
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Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Ahmedabad

Welcomhotel Ahmedabad offers warm Indian hospitality, premium accommodation and signature dining experiences aplenty. It offers a central location, stylish living spaces, spa and striking city views. Your Stay Guests can relax in well-appointed rooms and if they’re feeling sporty, take… Find out more >
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Pench Jungle Camp, Pench

Nestled near the Turia Gate of Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Pench Jungle Camp is a colourful nature retreat surrounded by lush foliage and sprawling lawns. This private conservation initiative combines responsible tourism with luxury and comfort, making it… Find out more >
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Kanha Jungle Camp, Kanha

Situated amidst the enthralling wilderness of Kanha National Park, Kanha Jungle Camp offers an unforgettable adventure as part of a programme that allows both nature and wildlife to thrive. The camp is located just 20 minutes’ drive from the Mukki… Find out more >
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Tiger's Den Resort, Bandhavgarh

Nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Bandhavgarh National Park, Tiger Den Resort is the ideal place to embrace a more natural pace of life, with attentive service, wildlife tours led by experienced naturalists, and comfortable accommodation on hand to ensure… Find out more >
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Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, Delhi

Pride Plaza Hotel is situated in New Delhi’s modern Aerocity area, so named for its handy proximity to Delhi Airport. The hotel is built on a grand scale, and boasts ultra-modern facilities blended with authentic Indian furnishings and artwork. An… Find out more >
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Velavedar Blackbuck national park

Velavadar: Morning Jeep Safari

Embark on a morning jeep safari through Blackbuck National Park with your naturalist expert who will share fascinating facts about the animals you may encounter with during your tour. This 34-square park is renowned for its population of blackbucks also known as the Indian antelope.

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