Best Of Central India

Embark on an extraordinary Best of Central India wildlife tour through the enchanting landscapes of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Tadoba National Parks in India. These three iconic destinations are renowned for their rich biodiversity, captivating wildlife, and breath-taking natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Indian jungles as you set out on thrilling safaris, led by experienced guides and naturalists, in search of the elusive big cats, exotic bird species, and a myriad of fascinating wildlife.

Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh National Park, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is a treasure trove of wildlife and ancient history. Renowned for its dense tiger population, Bandhavgarh offers an incredible opportunity to witness the Royal Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. As you explore the park’s lush green forests, towering cliffs, and picturesque landscapes, keep your camera ready to capture stunning glimpses of Tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, deer species, and a variety of avian wonders. Marvel at the ancient ruins that dot the park, providing a fascinating glimpse into its rich history and culture.

Kanha National Park: Situated in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a true haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Its sprawling grasslands, dense forests, and meandering rivers create a diverse ecosystem that supports a wide range of flora and fauna. Kanha is particularly famous for its population of the endangered Barasingha, or swamp deer, which roam freely amidst the enchanting landscapes. Embark on exhilarating safaris to encounter tigers, leopards, Indian wild dogs, sambar deer, and over 300 species of birds. The park’s tranquil beauty and abundance of wildlife will leave you mesmerized.

Tadoba National Park: Nestled in the state of Maharashtra, Tadoba National Park is a hidden gem that offers an immersive wildlife experience. Known as the “Jewel of Vidarbha,” Tadoba boasts a thriving tiger population, making it a prime destination for tiger enthusiasts. Journey through its picturesque landscapes, ancient teak forests, and serene lakes as you keep a watchful eye for the majestic striped predators. Tadoba is also home to other charismatic wildlife, including leopards, sloth bears, Indian gaur, spotted deer, and a myriad of avifauna. In Tadoba, one has good chances to spot the elusive black leopard as well. Discover the park’s raw beauty, untamed wilderness, and the enchanting stories it holds within its depths.
Why Visit in May: May is an excellent time to visit Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Tadoba National Parks for several reasons. Firstly, the weather during this time is favorable, with temperatures ranging from comfortable to warm, allowing for enjoyable safaris. Moreover, May falls within the dry season, which means that water sources in the parks are scarce, leading to increased wildlife sightings as animals congregate near water bodies, providing optimal conditions for wildlife viewing.

This privately guided trip is a unique opportunity to reenergizes the body, spirit and mind as you navigate a journey of cultural and natural discovery with experienced guides and naturalists while you enjoy the luxury of the best selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.


Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to Novotel for relaxation after the flight.
Depart from New Delhi to Bandhavgarh. It will be a morning flight (2 hrs.) to Jabalpur.
(The exact timings of your domestic flights will be informed closer to the dates of the trip). Reach Jabalpur and commence the comfortable 3.5 hrs. drive towards Bandhavgarh. Reach Bandhavgarh, check in into the Bandhav Vilas Jungle Lodge for lunch. Post lunch, get ready for the evening safari at 3:00pm. The safari timings will be (4-7). Be back to the lodge by 7:30pm for dinner and overnight stay.

The schedule for the next two days will be the same. Get ready for the morning safari and leave at 5:00am. The safari timings will be 5:30-11:00am. Here one can have good chances of sighting the elusive cats like tigers, leopards along with sloth bears, elephants, other mammals and various birds. Enjoy the savor packed breakfast in the lap of nature. Reach the lodge back at 11:30am. Have lunch and get ready for the evening safari at 3pm. Safari timing will be the same as previous day.
Be back to the lodge by 7:15. Have dinner and then turn in for the night.

After the morning safari at Bandhavgarh, check out from the lodge post lunch and drive down to Kanha National Park in an air-conditioned comfortable vehicle. (220kms/ 4 hours) Arrive at the Tuli Tiger Corridor for dinner followed by overnight stay.

Leave for the morning safari at 5:00am. Here one can have good chances of sighting tigers, leopards, sloth bears, the endangered Barasingha along with a variety of deer species, other mammals and birds. Have the packed breakfast with the breathtaking view of the beautiful forest. Be back to the lodge post safari around 11:30am. Rest, have lunch and get ready for the next safari in the evening at 3:00pm.
Come back to the lodge by 7:15pm, have dinner and enjoy your sound sleep.
Post safari be back to the lodge by 11:15am. Pack your bags and load your luggage for the next wildlife destination. Check out from the lodge post lunch and commence your journey towards Tadoba National Park. It will be a 6 hours comfortable journey. Reach the Svasara Jungle Lodge by the evening. Have dinner and turn in for the night.
Get ready for the morning safari at 5:00am. The safari timing will be 5:30-9:30. The park has lakes and ponds which are ideal for the wildlife to thrive. One gets to see tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, spotted deer, sambhar deer and many more. If lucky, one can also spot the black leopard. It is also rich in bird life and one gets to see quite a few. Come back from the safari to the lodge by 9:45am. Relax till lunch post which get ready for the evening safari at 3. Reach the lodge back by 7:30pm. Have dinner and enjoy your sound sleep.

Wake up and leave for the morning safari at 5:00am. Come back from the safari, pack your bags and start your journey towards the Nagpur Airport and take a 2 hrs. flight to New Delhi. Reach New Delhi by the evening from where guests can board their international flight back home with cherished memories of the wildlife adventure.

Cost of the Tour

$2680 USD per person (Twin / Double Sharing)

Package Inclusions

1) All airport and internal transfers.
2) Accommodation on double/ twin sharing basis in the hotels and lodges.
3) Full Board in Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Tadoba.
4) Breakfast in New Delhi.
5) 18 safari drives in the best sighting zones of the park in a private vehicle with max 4 photographers per vehicle.
6) All taxes inclusive.
7) Economy/premium economy class airfare from New Delhi- Jabalpur & Jabalpur/Nagpur – New Delhi with excess luggage of 5kg (total 20kg per person + 7kg cabin) luggage.
8) Bottled drinking water on safaris and transfers.

Package Exclusions

1) All international flights and Visa & Travel Insurance.
2) Any personal expenses, extra meals, beverages, alcohol.
3) Tips, Laundry, Personal expenses.
4) Anything not mentioned in “Inclusions”.

Please Note

  • One day trip to Taj Mahal can also be organized at an additional cost.
  • Safari permits and lodge/hotels are subject to availability. We would suggest you to book the tour by December 2023.
  • In case the lodge/hotel is full, a similar category lodge will be booked after informing you.
  • The exact timing of the internal flights will be informed closer to the tour date.
  • 1000 $ payment is necessary for Booking/Confirming the tour.
  • There may be changes in the itinerary on the first and last day depending on the time of your international flights.