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Big Cats and Holy Ghats - a luxury wildlife safari in India

Mumbai, Pench National Park, Rohet nr Jodphur, Jawai Banh & Udaipur

Stay at some of India’s most exclusive tented camps on a luxury wildlife safari including a dash of India’s wonderful culture and history. Explore Pench National Park, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, before staying at Jawai Leopard Camp in Rajasthan.

At a Glance

  • Explore Pench National Park, famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger

  • Have a chance to see Jodhpur and the colorful Bishnoi tribes around Rohet

  • Spend three nights in Bera, famous for its many leopards and located in a beautiful corner of rural Rajasthan

  • Finish your time in the Lake Palace in Udaipur

  • Using excellent private drivers and guides throughout

Wildlife, Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon

Description

India certainly has the variety of wildlife to rival that of Africa, and now it also has the luxury wildlife camps and lodges to stay in, and we think it makes for a perfect safari vacation. Add in a little of India’s colorful cultural beauty and you simply get the best of both worlds. India boasts an eclectic mix of wildlife, from the well-known tigers and leopards, to langur monkeys, spotted deer, wild dogs and a spell-binding collection of bird life which thrive in India’s deciduous forests and jungles.

Begin by flying to Mumbai, home to the Gateway to India monument, and an ideal first stop before you fly into the heart of India’s ‘tiger country’, to the bamboo and teak-clad Pench National Park. Spend three days at the luxury tented camp, Jamtara, where you can venture out on morning and afternoon game drives. Pench was the inspiration for Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, and is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and many leopards. You can also see a little of the local communities who live in the area, in a part of India that has seen little change in centuries.

Fly to Jodhpur, via Mumbai and your next port of call will be Mihir Garh – a boutique, rural bolt-hole which offers an opportunity to see the fascinating local Bishnoi tribes. If you like to ride, they are one of the best stables in India.

With your private driver, you will be taken to the Jawai Leopard Camp, located mid-way between Jodhpur and Udaipur. Sit back and explore this quiet corner of Rajasthan, hopefully seeing the leopards who thrive in the area.

Finally, put your feet up in Udaipur at the iconic Lake Palace Hotel. Feast on fantastic Indian cuisine, maybe the odd spa treatment or two, or a walking tour in the city with one of our expert guides.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

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1 night Fly to Mumbai
1 night

Mumbai, India

Taj Mahal Palace
Fly from Mumbai to Nagpur
3 nights

Pench National Park, India

Jamtara Wilderness Camp
Fly from Nagpur to Jodphur
2 nights

Nr Jodhpur, India

Mihir Garh
3 nights

Jawai Banh, nr Bisalpur, Rajasthan, India

Suján Jawai Leopard Camp
2 nights

Udaipur, India

Taj Lake Palace
Fly home via Delhi

Location & Directions

Mumbai, Pench National Park, Rohet nr Jodphur, Jawai Banh & Udaipur

The Taj Mahal Palace is 45-minutes from Mumbai airport and is a great place to start your trip. Next, to Jamtara Wildnerness Camp in Pench National Park, accessed by a short domestic flight from Mumbai followed by a two hour drive. To get to Jodhpur, you will fly via Mumbai (around 3.5-hours including the change of planes in Mumbai) and a 45-minute drive to Mihir Garh. It is about a 2-3-drive to Jawai Leopard Camp, followed by a 2-3 hour drive to your final destination, Udaipur. Taj Lake Palace is a 40-minute drive from the airport, followed by a 5-minute boat ride from the shores of Lake Pichola.

When to go

The climate of this region is tropical. Summers are hot and humid with a maximum of 40°C and minimum temperature of 23°C. Winters are pleasant with an average maximum and minimum temperature of

23°C and 11°C, respectively. The park is closed during the monsoon season. The annual rainfall is approximately 152 cm. The best time to travel is from October to March when game viewing is at its best.

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