Embark on a journey of self-conquest through the lens of some of India’s best Tiger Reserves. Ranthambore, Pench and Kanha Tiger Reserve with your host Ritish Suri.
Enjoy wildlife tracking in 3 of India’s best national parks. Follow Ritish Suri on a 12-day guided adventure through starting in central India before journey to northern India famous and historic, Ranthambore national park.
Create your day – safari in open 4×4’s into two parks for a rich, diverse wildlife focused itinerary. Look for tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild dogs, gaur, swamp deer and more. End the days in the comfort of your ideally set seasoned eco-lodges on the edge of these nature reserves.
Arrival at Delhi Arrive at Delhi IGI airport where you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Your hotel is in the Aerocity area which is just a short drive (10 minutes) from the terminal. At the hotel, once you have settled in, you will be briefed on the days ahead and what to expect. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Delhi to Pench National Park – An early morning flight from Delhi will bring you to Nagpur; breakfast will be on the flight. Here, private transport will be arranged to drive you to the Pench Tree Lodge, which will be a 3 hour drive. Having checked in and had lunch, we will take the first safari drive of the trip into Pench Tiger Reserve. The safari will be in a 4X4 open jeep and will last 4 hours. We will be back at the lodge by sundown for a campfire evening, followed by dinner.
A total of two safari drives will be arranged today, one in the morning and one post lunch, each lasting 4 hours. Both safaris will be in an open jeep. We will take a packed breakfast and come back to the lodge for lunch. By sundown, we will be back to the lodge after our evening safari for conversations over a bonfire, followed by dinner.
Early in the morning, we will take one last safari drive into Pench Tiger Reserve. Morning safaris give us the opportunity to spot tracks on animals, which can then be followed and spotted. Post which we start our drive to Kanha with a packed lunch. This drive should take us 4.5 hours. On arrival, we check-in and have rest of the evening to relax and gear up for another day of safaris the following day.
These two days will be spent primarily in the Kanha Tiger Reserve. We will be taking a total of 4 safari drives into the reserve, two in the morning and two post lunch, to maximize our chances of spotting as much wildlife as possible. We will take a packed breakfast and come back to the lodge for lunch. Having witnessed good wildlife activity, we will be back at the lodge by sundown for an evening of leisure and story sharing, followed by dinner.
Kanha to Delhi Post breakfast, drive to Raipur which will be 4.5 hour drive. Have lunch en-route. Fly from Raipur to Delhi and have rest of the evening for much needed rest and reenergizing.
Delhi to Ranthambore Early morning flight to Jaipur, with breakfast en-route. On arrival, private transport to drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore, which will take about 3 hours. We arrive at Dev Vilas for lunch. Having checked in and freshened up, we will take an evening safari drive into the reserve, looking for mammals and birds. We will be back at the lodge by sundown for a relaxed evening, followed by dinner.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve – These two days have been reserved for safari drives into the park. On each day, we take 2 drives, one prior to breakfast and one post lunch. Ranthambore is known for its tiger population and high rates of tiger spotting. We have a total of four game drives into the park to maximise our chances of seeing the big cat among other fauna. All drives will be in an open jeep. We will take a packed breakfast and come back to the lodge for lunch. Post the evening safari, we will be back for an evening of leisure, followed by dinner at the lodge.
Ranthambore to Delhi Early morning departure from Ranthambore to Delhi by train. This will be an air-conditioned chair coach. We will have breakfast on the train. We arrive in Delhi by afternoon and check-in to our hotel. Lunch and dinner will be at the hotel.
Depart from Delhi After breakfast, transport will be arranged to drop you off at the Delhi IGI airport, from where you can proceed to your onward destination.