The Central Indian Highlands are rich in biodiversity and thick with wildlife — it’s no surprise the area inspired “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.
India has 50 tiger reserves governed by Project Tiger, a national conservation program, and we’ll explore two of them on foot and by bike, canoe, and 4WD vehicles. Along the way, visit the homes of the local Gond tribe, learn about the area’s animals and landscape from local naturalists, and spot diverse wildlife in its jungle habitat. In Pench National Park, keep your eyes open for Bengal tigers while the rugged Satpura National Park is especially rich in flora as well as fauna.
The adventure doesn’t end when the sun sets: Memorable accommodations include a luxurious tree house and African-style camp.
Combining deep local knowledge, authentic community interactions, and active exploration, this Jungle Book adventure takes a responsible tourism approach.
- Wildlife sightings that may include Bengal tigers, leopards, sambars, and wild boars
- Cycling through Seoni’s forest, written about in The Jungle Book
- Game drives in Pench and Satpura National Parks, both of which are Project Tiger reserves
- Stargaze from tree houses and luxury lodges
- Hands-on cooking class
- Walking safari with overnight camping, a rustic luxury experience in Satpura National Park
November 27, 2018: Arrival Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, India anytime
November 28, 2018: Fly Jet Airways (9W 654) – 06:10 hrs from Delhi (DEL) to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur (NAG) arriving at 0750 Indigo 6E774 – 0520 / 0720 hrs
December 6, 2018: Depart Bhopal (BHO) anytime, or proceed with post-adventure itinerary, or your own independent arrangements.
Operator: Royal Expeditions