Tigers, Temples and Lions of India

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• Search for tigers in Bandavgarh, Kanha, and Tadoba National Parks
• Search for lions in Gir National Park
• Search for leopards near Bera
• Explore the sites of New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai
• Visit the famous Temples of Ramtek, Ranakpur, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Lotus, Mt. Abu (Jain temple) and the Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Fact File

• 23 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in New Delhi
• All meals included
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 1


This may be the grandest wildlife adventure anywhere for those who are lovers of the BIG CATS - lions, tigers, and leopards!

India is not typically known for having lions, as they are normally associated with an African safari. Lions at one time roamed from southern Africa all the way to India. That band no longer exists and today lions typically roam only south of the Sahara, in south and east Africa. There is, however, a small pocket in northwestern India where lions still roam in the wild. This remote and seldom-visited region features Gir National Park where we will search for the rare Asiatic Lion.

Our itinerary includes visits to three national parks in search of a myriad of wildlife including the Royal Bengal Tiger. Seeing a tiger in the wild must certainly rank as a true wildlife highlight for even the most seasoned traveler. We also search for a third big cat, near the area of Bera - the leopard. We challenge anyone to find a wildlife safari where you can find lions, tigers, and leopards!

Our adventure also includes New Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Ahamdabad, Jawai Dam, and visits the famous Temples of Ramtek, Ranakpur, Swaminarayan Akshardham & Lotus, the Jain Temples of Mt. Abu and Ranakpur and the Erotic Temples of Khajuraho.

FROM: $7695 USD



Hotels (many are heritage hotels) and safari lodges with private bathroom.

Comfort notes

Some long drives. Some roads may be bumpy, especially while on safari, which are in open jeeps.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
Day 2: Stunning Temples of Swaminarayan Akshardham & Lotus
Day 3: Fly to Udaipur
Day 4: Udaipur
Day 5: To Bera, Rabari Shepherds
Day 6: Leopard Safaris, Jawa Dam
Day 7: Leopard Wildlife Safari, to Mt. Abu
Day 8: To Ahmedabad
Day 9: To Sasan Gir National Park, Sabarmati 'Gandhi' Ashram
Days 10 - 11: Lion & Wildlife Safaris
Day 12: Fly to Mumbai
Day 13: Mumbai Sites
Day 14: Fly to Nagpur, Ramtek Temple
Day 15: To Tadoba National Park, Evening Tiger Safari
Day 16: Tadoba - Jeep Safaris in search of Royal Bengal Tigers
Day 17: To Pench, Morning Tiger Safari
Day 18: To Kanha Tiger Reserve
Day 19: Morning Safari, to Bandavgarh National Park
Day 20: Bandavgar - Tiger Safaris
Day 21: Tiger Safari, to Khajuraho
Day 22: Erotic Temples of Khajuraho, to New Delhi
Day 23: Depart New Delhi
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