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Experience the prolific parks and tiger reserves of Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench, staying in the most exquisite properties and experiencing some of the finest wildlife viewing in the country.

Combine four of India’s finest tiger reserves while staying in small but sophisticated properties that occupy the best locations, offer a highly personal and exclusive touch, and are designed to leave a featherlight footprint. You will stay in a traditional stone cottage, a luxury tented camp and even a tree house – always with nature at your doorstep. Your wildlife viewing will take place primarily in vehicles, with the occasional interpretative jungle walk, and in your downtime you can relax in the pool, be cosseted in a spa or simply soak up views of the surrounding countryside.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Delhi

    On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Delhi, 1-night

  3. Days 3-5 : Fly to Khajuraho & transfer to Panna National Park.

    Fly from Delhi to Khajuraho, and then transfer to Panna National Park for a three night stay in the beautiful stone cottages of Pashan Garh. With an expert naturalist guide, you may come close to the prolific wildlife on foot and by safari vehicle. Within the park you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful waterfalls and thick teak forest and may well encounter tiger, leopards, wolf, hyena, jackal and sloth bear.

    Accommodation: Pashan Garh, 3-nights

  4. Days 6-8 : Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park

    In Bandhavgarh National Park, you will be based at the luxury jungle village cottages at Mahua Kothi, just 20 minutes from the park entrance, and will have plenty of time to experience the abundant wildlife of the reserve. The density of its big cat population has made Bandhavgarh world famous. The Park is also home to a large variety of mammals: leopard, chital (spotted deer), sambar, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, sloth bear, rhesus macaque, grey langur, jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal, fox, and dhole.

    Accommodation: Mahua Kothi, 3-nights

  5. Days 9-11 : Drive to Kanha National Park

    The journey to Kanha is approximately six hours. Enjoy an authentic safari wilderness experience as you stay in the luxury tented camp of Banjaar Tola for the next three nights. Kanha National Park was one of the first reserves to get involved in Project Tiger and is today the project’s star success story with a healthy population recovery. Striped hyena, leopards, mouse deer and chinkara are also to be found within the park.

    Accommodation: Banjaar Tola, 3-nights

  6. Day 12: Fly to Delhi & onward to the UK

    Fly from Jabalpur to Delhi for a daytime flight back to the UK.

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.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 12 days from £6,595 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 10 days from £5,895 pp
  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Activities available:
    • Culture
    • Photography
    • Walking
Featured locations:

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park has the highest known density of Bengal tigers in India, and over the years has maintained an excellent record of sightings. Its rocky hills, grassy swamps and forested valleys create a diverse ecosystem that is home to other predators and mammals, as well as 250 bird species.

  • Where: Madhya Pradesh State
  • Ideal for viewing: chital, leopard, sloth bear, tiger, white-breasted kingfisher
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, Tiger safaris

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park offers some of India’s finest tiger viewing. The setting for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book', the undulating grassland and deciduous forest also supports a further 22 species of mammal and its waterholes create tranquil spots for bird watching in the surrounding jungle.

  • Where: Madhya Pradesh State
  • Ideal for viewing: Asiatic jackal, barasingha, Indian gazelle, nilgai, tiger
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris, Tiger safaris

Panna National Park

Panna National Park is one of India’s least explored parks and combines very well with Bandhavgarh. Its environment is one of teak and dry deciduous forest, mixed with open grasslands, woodlands and thorny woodlands, that create diverse habitats for many mammals and over 300 bird species.

  • Where: Madhya Pradesh State
  • Ideal for viewing: desert cat, jungle cat, nilgai, rusty-spotted cat, tiger
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, Tiger safaris
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Baghvan Lodge

Located at the edge of Pench National Park, this lodge has 12 bungalows, all of which offer a spacious bedroom and covered rooftop, perfect for romantic sleepouts. Breakfast and lunch are served on a sweeping shaded deck around the swimming pool and overlooking the nullah, a favourite route of Pench’s tigers.

Banjaar Tola

Nestled on the banks of the Banjaar River, in the heart of Kanha National Park, this elegant and intimate lodge is uniquely designed in the style of the Bastar and Dogra art. Consisting of two luxury camps, each suite has its own sitting area and swimming pool, creating a very personal feel.

Mahua Kothi

This exquisite lodge, located a short drive from the entrance to Bandhavgarh National Park, is one of India’s most luxurious wildlife properties, offering twice daily safaris into the Park. The 12 charming rustic kutiyas (luxury jungle village cottages) are built in the vernacular style of Madhya Pradesh state.

Pashan Garh

Standing at the top of a small hill with breathtaking views over the forest, this luxury lodge is ideally placed to enjoy the wildlife wonders of Panna National Park. The lodge has 12 stone cottages, traditionally made and themed around the crocodile, as a reminder of the nearby Ken River inhabitants!