See all five of India’s big mammal species in three beautiful and contrasting national parks.
This wide-ranging trip covers a lot of ground, but provides the opportunity to see Asiatic lion, leopard, tiger, elephant and one-horned rhino. You will visit Sasan Gir in the Rann of Kutch in vibrant Gujarat, Kanha in Madhya Pradesh – the area that inspired Kipling, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kaziranga in alluring Assam.
Arrive Mumbai and overnight
On arrival at Mumbai, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a free day to explore the bustling city.
Fly to Rajkot, transfer by road to Sasan Gir National Park
A very early start as you transfer to the domestic terminal and board your flight to Rajkot (one hour flight). On arrival at Rajkot airport, you will be met and transferred by road to your accommodation at Sasan Gir National Park, a drive of around 200 kilometres /4 hours. Arrive at lunch time and afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Lion Safari Camp or Fern Forest Retreat, 3-nights
Explore Sasan Gir National Park; morning and afternoon vehicle safaris to see Asiatic lion
Transfer to Rajkot by road and fly back to Mumbai and overnight
Fly to Nagpur and transfer to Kanha. Vehicle safaris to see tiger
This morning you have an early start. You will be picked up and transferred to Mumbai Airport in time for an early morning flight to Nagpur. On arrival at Nagpur Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to your accommodation at Kanha National Park, a drive of around 250 kilometres/5-6 hours, arriving mid afternoon. On arrival the remainder of the afternoon is free to relax after your journey.
Over the next couple of days you'll have game drives into Kanha National Park to seek Bengal tiger and other wildlife. You return to the camp for lunch before heading back to the park for another game drive in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Singinawa Lodge, 3-nights
Drive to Nagpur and fly to Kolkata and overnight
After a six hour drive back to Nagpur, you board your plane to Kolkata (two hours flight) where you arrive in the evening and check into your hotel for the night.
Fly to Guwahati and transfer to Kaziranga. Vehicle safaris to see one-horned rhino, tiger and elephant
This morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Guwahati. On arrival at Guwahati it's a 5 hour drive to Kaziranga, arriving mid afternoon.
Accommodation: Diphlu River Loge, 3-nights
After a morning at leisure, drive back to Guwahati, fly to Mumbai and depart
You should note: New regulations in India’s national parks mean that safaris must be booked and paid in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. As places are limited, we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.