Classic Central India and The Maldives

Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Bangalore & North Male Atoll in The Maldives

From $11500 per person in low season
From $12700 per person in high season

based on 14 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Full Board and activities in Bandhavgarh National Park

  • Full Board and activities in Kanha National Park

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

per person based on two people sharing. Prices on accommodation have been based on a B&B basis, except in Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park which are on a full board basis including game drives.

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Please note that our guide prices are based on traveling during low season. If you are interested in traveling during high season, between October and March, or peak season, which takes place during the festive period, then prices are likely to be higher. Get in touch with our India specialists who will be happy to tailor your trip to your dates, interests and budget.

At a Glance

  • A 16-night luxury itinerary taking in Delhi, the central parks of India as well as the Maldives

  • The perfect honeymoon - combining safari adventure with the azure blue waters of the Maldives

  • For the adventurer who loves to get off the beaten track, Madhya Pradesh's National Parks are the ultimate - in the depths of central India

  • Get the park to yourself - we can arrange a private jeep and picnic for you to explore off the safari route

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The climate in Central India 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. National Parks are 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.

The best time to go to The Maldives is between December and April, though as a tropical destination it can rain at any time of year and as such you should not necessarily avoid off season.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

This classic itinerary provides an exhilarating week on safari in the Indian wilderness coupled with the total relaxation of the Maldives. The trip provides the perfect balance between adventure and blissful relaxation.

  1. Days 1-2: Delhi

    The first night of your trip will be a say in Delhi, to break up your connection to Bandhavgarh National Park. Delhi is a buzzing, vibrant city and if you are up to it, we suggest including a street food tour to Old Delhi’s famous market, Chawri Bazaar where you can sample local treats such as parathana (Indian flatbread) samosas, and sweet jalebis.

    Accommodation: The Trident Gurgaon (1 night)

  2. Days 2-5: Bandhavgarh National Park

    From Delhi you will take the short flight to Khajuraho from where you will drive south to access the largely untouched Bandhavgarh National Park in central Madhya Pradesh where you will spend your next three nights. Renowned as a tiger reserve, the landscape of which features tropical forests and woodland as well as steep rocky hills. These rocky outcrops make views in the park stunning. At the top of one peak there is an amazingly remote temple that it is possible to visit and look down onto the vast wilderness below.

    The park is home to a large variety of mammals and supports one of the highest densities of tiger on the subcontinent therefore offering a good chance to spot a tiger in the wild. You’ll have twice daily jungle drives accompanied by expert naturalists who will make sure that you get the very best from your experience here.

    Accommodation: Mahua Kothi (3 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Kanha National Park

    After staying in Bandhavgarh you will then drive south to Kanha, another one of India’s spectacular national parks. Kanha is one of the largest parks in India and contains a mixture of meadows, grassy highlands and bamboo jungle. It has a large population of tigers and leopards as well as swamp deer. Sightings may be slightly harder to come by in comparison to Bandhavgarh however here you potentially have the opportunity for a fuller more immersive safari experience  

    Accommodation: Banjaar Tola (2 nights)

  4. Days 7-8: Bangalore

    To round your time in India you will spend your last night in Bangalore which you will reach with a direct flight from Kanha. As a cosmopolitan city, there is fantastic dining scene here and we can of course recommend a range of brilliant restaurants for you to try.

    Accommodation: Taj West End Bengaluru (1 night)

  5. Days 8-15: Maldives

    Finally to finish your vacation you will have a direct flight from Bangalore to Male to access one of the Maldivian romantic atolls. The Maldives are characterized by palm-fringed islands, stunning white beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, as well as some of the most luxurious hotels that we know.

    Accommodation: Gili Lankanfushi (7 nights)

Experiences

  • Delhi by night

    Delhi has some of the most amazing restaurants. We always keep our ear to the ground about the latest places to dine, and speak to all our guests about dinner reservations before they travel.

  • Delhi Street Food Tour

    Head to Old Delhi's most famous market, Chawri Bazaar, and discover the incredible sights and smells. Your foodie tour will take you around the narrow streets, where your guide will talk you through the variety of delicacies on offer.

  • Explore New Delhi

    Explore New Delhi, the area that Britain constructed between 1911 and 1931 as their new Imperial capital in India. Think of leafy, wide avenues, and white-washed bungalows. See the vast Rajpath, the Parliaments Buildings and Humayun's Tomb.

  • India by Train

    A train journey in India can be an exceptionally rewarding experience. You see the life and soul of India in its many stations, as well as fantastic views of India's countryside.

  • Old and New Delhi

    Take a full day exploring both Old and New Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb.

Location

Delhi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Bangalore & North Male Atoll in The Maldives

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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