India’s capital city and a primary gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis of breathtaking architecture and a complex history. As charming as it is chaotic, Delhi offers visitors a taste of days gone by and a glimpse into the high-tech future of this expanding nation.
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 is 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 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. 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 treatments offered by professional in-house masseurs is the perfect indulgence to top
| 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 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.
| 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.
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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