Central India vacation, culture and wildlife

Our only 14 day tailor made trip in Central India, with equal focus on wildlife, culture and plenty of luxury thrown in.
Delhi Agra Taj Mahal Bhopal Sleeper train journey Satpura NP Bandhavgarh NP Kanha NP Raipur
Rupee 249000 excluding flights
16 Days
Tailor made
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-Accommodation in luxury hotels and camps -Full cycle of meals in reserves -Transportation in AC car -Safari charges with still camera fees -Services of local guides -Airport transfers -Domestic flights and train -Bhimbetka entry and guide fees
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Description of Central India vacation, culture and wildlife


Price information

Rupee 249000 excluding flights
-Accommodation in luxury hotels and camps -Full cycle of meals in reserves -Transportation in AC car -Safari charges with still camera fees -Services of local guides -Airport transfers -Domestic flights and train -Bhimbetka entry and guide fees
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Vacation information

Our top tip:
This is a tailor made trip, so don't be tempted to cram too much in. Immerse and enjoy.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Leisurely with some early starts.
Heritage properties, sleeper train, forest lodges and safari camp.
Accommodation, nearly all meals, transport, safaris, guides, transfers.
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


6 Reviews of Central India vacation, culture and wildlife

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2020 by

Excellent.....The most memorable part of the vacation were the hotels. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2018 by

The highlight was seeing tigers at Bandhavgarh and staying in some wonderful accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2015 by

It was the first time we had travelled to India and we were on a mission to see the wild side of India. Our first tiger encounter is something we will never forget It was amazing Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2014 by

5 stars all round. The vacation was so unique .......... busy, relaxing, fun, massively interesting and a huge privilege. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2014 by

Highlights have to be the Puri ceremony at the temple at Bhoramdeo (not for the feint hearted). The abundance of amazing home cooked, freshly prepared, organic food. The local market at Neur, which was beautifully vibrant and colourful. The train ride was a great experience...it was all fabulous! Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2014 by

Absolutely amazing in all respects. Not only would I recommend this to my friends, but would love to re-visit for a longer period of time/ visit other places. Thank you so much to everyone involved in making our vacation so memorable :) Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


1. Our environment responsibilities start right from the office. We have policy of using eco-friendly goods and paper, plus we reduce, reuse and recycle where possible. We print our office documents on both sides of the paper to reduce paper consumption. We try to keep our marketing materials at bare minimum by using modern electronic communication for marketing purpose. We also work to minimise energy and water consumption in our offices, and we encourage our partners to follow similar waste management and energy philosophies.

2. We operate with small group sizes which not only maximises interaction within the group and guides and local community but also minimises the impact on environment.

3. Our vehicles comply with strict Euro IV emissions or Bharat Stage III control regulations set by the European Union and Indian Environment Ministry. We regularly check and maintain vehicles to the highest possible standard in order to limit carbon emissions and ensure the comfort and safety of our passengers.

4. In this tour you will be styaying in homestays, lodges and hotels which are safe, comfortable and operated in a sustainable way. We specifically pay attention to the lodges and camps, located around national parks for their waste disposal and eco-tourism policies.

5. Tiger reserves and national parks are covered in majority of our tours and with the increasing number of tourists in these reserves can put extra pressure on the local flora and fauna. Howvever, we believe wildlife tourism can be an important conservation tool if used responsibly. Travel to national parks and wildlife areas can bring positive economic benefits as entrance fees contribute to the maintenance and conservation of local flora and animal species, while visitors benefit from the educational aspects of the area and take away with them an increased awareness of the need and place for conservation. Equally important tourism helps the local communities living around these reserves by providing jobs and helping them realise the importance of the forest.

Our tour leaders and drivers follow strict policy while visiting national parks to minimise pressure on Tiger Tourism. Our code of conducts is:
• We do not guarantee sighting of any particular species because this puts pressure on drivers, guides, naturalists, mahouts and other authorities. Rather, we rely on skilled naturalists and guides who are expert in deciphering jungle signs to locate the client’s dream animal/birds.
• We refrain from rushing through the jungle beyond the permitted speed in the hope of catching a glimpse of a tiger or other animal. We maintain a slow speed, which not only allows the tourists to absorb nature but it is also safe for animals crossing/sitting on the road.
• We do not go beyond the marked area for tourists inside forest in hope of better sightings.
• We strictly do not chase animals or disturb their natural behaviour for a better look or for the ‘ultimate photograph’.
• Whenever we find garbage or plastic inside the reserve, we carry it out for safe and responsible disposal.
• We maintain a safe distance from animals and do not come between parents and offspring.
• We avoid approaching nesting or breeding sites as this causes unnecessary stress to parents and young ones.
• We do not support attractions which use animals as entertainment for profit. These animals are often taken from the wild, mistreated and are trained to perform unnatural behaviours, which are not only stressful but often harmful to the animal.
Apart from above, we strictly follow and expect same from our clients to abide by the rules and regulations pointed out by Forest Department of India and local authorities.


1. We know that a local guide can enliven every tour with local folk-lore, snippets of gossip, names of plants and their medicinal uses. Most importantly particularly in remote villages, our guide is our host, showing us around his or her area. This helps to make our tours an experience of cultural exchange rather than a brutish trample through someone else’s way of life.

2. Many drivers in India are paid tiny fees in the expectation of large tips that allow the car owners to get away with low wages. We pay all our drivers a decent wage and we do not, as many operators do, expect them to sleep in their cars when doing long journeys involving overnight halts. We either ensure accommodation and good food is available for them at the lodges we use (and we check the accommodation is of an acceptable standard) or we pay for them to stay in a nearby hotel.

3. Many of our tours offer opportunities to visit ancient places such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites where the entrance fees contribute to the maintenance and restoration of these unique places. We asks that travelers respect signage, take only photographs and leave no litter or graffiti behind, even if others have done so. Do not attempt to bring home any rocks or stones or other souvenirs of the location and don’t purchase such items from vendors as this can encourage the on-going destruction of local areas of interest.

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