Travel to the Heart of India for 11 days of bountiful wildlife, splendid heritage, and dramatic architecture filled with charm, adventure, and whimsy.


11 Days / 10 Nights

Starting at $5,305 per person

What's Included

 Nine jungle safaris by 4 X 4 wheel drive

 Luxury accommodations (a beautiful mix of hotels + glamping)

 Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned transport

 Private local guides for sightseeing tours in Delhi and Khajuraho

 Authentic, locally sourced cuisine for 6 days

 Escorted airport transfers and assistance at hotels for check-in / check-out.


Itinerary Highlights at a Glance

  • Visit the forest that inspired Disney’s The Jungle Book fairy tale
  • Explore three national parks on multiple safari drives in open 4x4s
  • Safari with expert naturalists in search of tigers, sloth bears, striped hyena, barking deer, and other fascinating wildlife
  • Stay at secluded lodges in gloriously designed luxury tents 
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner under lantern-draped trees 
  • Visit local villages to try your hand at throwing pottery or shopping at a weekly market for tribal art and jewelry
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Delhi
  • Tour the Khajuraho Temples, famous for their intricate details and erotic sculptures
  • Treat yourself to leisurely nature walks, relaxing Jiva Spa therapies, and your own private butler
  • Expert naturalists dedicated to the conservation and preservation of India’s vital national parks
  • Authentic interactions with villagers and opportunities to support local economies
  • Your trip directly helps to protect tigers through wildlife tourism


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 | Delhi |

Fall under the spell of Delhi

India’s capital city and a primary gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis of breathtaking architecture and complex history. As charming as it is chaotic, Delhi offers newlyweds a taste of days gone by and a glimpse into the high-tech future of this expanding nation. Take a leisurely stroll through Lodhi Garden, sneak a kiss at the top of the Delhi Eye, picnic at the beautiful gardens of Humayun's Tomb, and awe at the stunning sunset over the India Gate.

Experience the Enchantment of Delhi on a Guided Tour

With so much to see and do, you’ll be thankful to have your own private guide to lead you through the crazed streets of Old Delhi, expose you to the history of the spellbinding Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, and introduce you to the President of India (or at least his official residence). 

Be awed by the art and architecture of The Imperial Hotel

You’ll spend two nights at the award-winning Imperial Hotel, counted among Asia’s finest hotels and is consistently ranked the best luxury hotel in India. Stroll through the art laden corridors to feel history come alive and be amazed at exquisite attention to detail and intricate marble flooring throughout the stunning historic property. Make sure to treat yourself to a couple’s massage or a hammam at the Imperial Spa and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of eight places to eat inside the hotel.

| Pench National Park |

Enjoy more than the “bear necessities”

Pench National Park is one of the places that inspired Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book” and a Project Tiger Reserve. With a total of 293 square miles of Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest, the area is crisscrossed by a number of streams, most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up at the end of April, several pools serve as water holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period.

Tigers and Bears and Monkeys, oh my!

While the Bengal tiger is the star attraction, there are 39 other species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, and three species of amphibians that call Pench National Park home. Most commonly seen wildlife include chital, sambar, nilgai, wild boar, and jackal. If you are lucky, you might also spot other park residents like Indian leopard, sloth bear, Indian wild dog, porcupine, monkey, jungle cat, fox, striped hyena, gaur, four-horned antelope, and barking deer. And don’t forget to listen for the sounds of nature as the park is rich in birdlife, too. 

Vintage vibes, napping among the vines, and candlelit dinner with a view

Step back in time for two nights in a charming bungalow at The Taj Safari Lodge in Baghvan. Your spacious air-conditioned bungalow includes a private shaded sit out and soothing turquoise and copper interiors with luxurious extras. To up the romance factor, each bungalow comes with its own rooftop machan (day bed) and private dinner under the large old Mahua tree.

 | Kanha Tiger Reserve |

Big Cats, Big Adventures, Big Memories

Considered by some to be India's greatest national park, Kanha Tiger Reserve offers India's finest tiger viewing and is an excellent place to see many species in their natural habitat, including Barasingha, Chital, Muntjac (Swamp, Spotted and Barking Deer), Sambar, Common Langur and Rhesus Monkeys, Wild Boar, Asiatic Jackal, three of India's four lowland antelopes, Nilgai, four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha) and Blackbuck, and occasionally Leopard, Gaur (Indian Bison), Sloth Bear, Wolf and Dhole (Wild Dog).

Get swept away by the beauty of Banjaar Tola

Situated along the banks of the Banjaar River overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola is comprised of two small camps of nine glamorously designed stilted tents with glass doors that lead out to a floating verandah with a stunning view of the Banjaar river and the core zone of Kanha National Park. You can partake in interactive culinary sessions unveiling the secrets of Indian cooking, where guests learn and taste simple dishes is a popular evening activity.

 | Bandhavgarh National Park | 

Tiger sightings and elephant rides

Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for the relatively easy sighting of tigers, especially by daylight. Apart from this magnificent predator, some of the animals found here includes Cheetal (Spotted deer), Sambar, barking deer, Chowsingha (four-horned antelope), wild boar, Nilgai (blue bull), wild boar, grey Langur, Rhesus macaque, Dhole (Asian wild dog) and a wide variety of birds. Elephant rides are available every morning subject to tiger sightings, allowing you the chance to spot tigers and other wildlife from this unique vantage point. 

Massages, mud cottages, and Mahua trees... a jungle paradise

Mahua Kothi Safari Lodge is named after the Mahua tree which is prized and revered in the region. Twelve standalone luxury mud cottages blend into a 45-acre private forest on the periphery of the national park. The guest area overlooks a large grassland where monkeys and birds in vivid colors are a regular feature. Guests delight in picking fresh vegetables and fruit from the lodge’s private organic gardens for a salad. A select menu of spa treatments is the perfect indulgence to top off your honeymoon in the jungle.

 | Khajuraho |

Explore India’s most titillating town

Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh, famous for its ancient temples that depict some of the finest art in the world.

Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty, these temples depict various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty, and most significantly, erotic art. The temples consist of stunning displays of fine sculptures and exceptional architectural skill, making them one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

Escape to a serene urban sanctuary with views of the Khajuraho temples

Dine, stroll, rejuvenate, and unwind at Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, one of the finest five-star deluxe hotels in Khajuraho, then spend a leisurely day exploring temples, lounging by the pool, relaxing from a spa treatment, grounding during morning yoga sessions, bicycling around town, or just staying in for some alone time. In the evening, make sure to catch the sound and light show that celebrates the great history of Bundelkhand and gives an insight on the glorious temples of Khajuraho.

 | Delhi |

Return to Delhi for Play and Pampering

Emerge from the jungle to spend your remaining days being pampered at the luxurious JW Marriott Aerocity. Indulge in a couple’s massage, relax in the steam room, or treat yourself to therapy baths in the 24-hour Quan Spa. 

End your romantic getaway with an intimate stroll through the Garden of Five Senses, picnic among the archaic ruins of Lodhi garden, watch the sunset at Parthasarathy Rock, share a chuski under the India Gate, or get cozy on the Delhi Eye ferris wheel with breathtaking views of the city.

Taj Safari Lodge, Banjaar Tola

Situated along the banks of the Banjaar River overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park, each elegant camp boasts its own pool. Gond artwork and intricate stone carvings in the guest areas showcase the region's rich cultural heritage.  Cuisine inspired by tribal flavors is presented with all-time favorites for every palate.

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