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Group Tour: India’s Tiger-Rich Conservation Corridors

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Group Tour
9 Days
From 3935
Big Cat Safari
Birding
Conservation and Rewilding
Off The Beaten Track

Tour Introduction

9 Days from  3935 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

This tour begins in the Indian capital city of Delhi, where you’ll be staying in the upscale, Roseate House, a large hotel situated conveniently close to the airport. You’ll have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure, where you may choose to venture to some of Delhi’s premier sites of interest. It was made India’s new capital city in 1911 by George V, with New Delhi planned and built as an alternative and more modern administrative centre to the centuries-old urban maze of Old Delhi.

After acquainting yourself with the rest of your group over dinner, enjoy a restful night before embarking for Nagpur by plane. Located in the state of Maharashtra, Nagpur is the largest city in the Central Indian region. Over the next eight days you’ll experience two brilliant reserves of this region, all part of the Central Indian Tiger Landscape, a network of tiger reserves and forested ‘corridors’. These wildlife corridors are essential links of suitable habitat between two larger protected areas, a key tool in the fight for tiger conservation in particular.

You will visit the fully protected areas of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, but also experience a new wave of conservation initiatives to help form these wildlife corridors, in the community owned and operated Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy. Bamboo Forest have launched one of their ‘COCOONs’ initiatives. The COCOON model stands for ‘Community Owned Community Operated Nature Conservancy’. Here, they work with local landowners to encourage ecotourism and the rewilding of degraded and unproductive farmland, bordering established protected areas. Their model has been heralded by world-leading conservationists. You’ll have the chance to explore the conservancy, with a guided tour focused on birding and learning about the COCOON Concept.

The tour includes seven private jeep safaris into Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve and three private jeep safaris into Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, including one full day jeep excursion.

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Full Itinerary

Price from  3935 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Delhi

Arrive in Delhi. Met at the airport and transfer to your hotel close to the airport. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure. Staying in a Premier Room at Roseate House.

Staying at Roseate House. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2
Nagpur

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport and take a flight south to the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra, Central India. Met by your guide and transfer by road to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Enjoy a jeep safari into Tadoba in the afternoon, before spending your first of four nights in a beautiful Chalet Room at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

The next three days are dedicated to experiencing Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. This protected area came into prominence about a decade ago as tiger sightings within the park increased. As the reserve's buffer zones have increased in size, wildlife has flourished and expanded into these spaces.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Morning and afternoon safari drives in Tadoba.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Morning and afternoon safari drives in Tadoba.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

This morning after a hearty breakfast, make your way to Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary. In the afternoon explore some of the backwaters that surround the conservancy. These waterways offer amazing birding opportunities, as well as being an enticing environment for herds of deer. This can inevitably attract predators including dhole and tiger. The next three nights will be spent in a Luxury Nest at Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Today you will head out on a full day safari into Umred. Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be brought along in the vehicle to be enjoyed at some picturesque rest stops. The park has three zones, and this safari will give you full access to all the areas. You'll have the option of returning to the lodge should you wish to.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning and afternoon safari drives in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.

Staying at Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy. Includes All Meals.

Day 9
Nagpur to Delhi

Take part in an early yoga class before enjoying a final breakfast at the lodge. After saying goodbye to your guides and the lodge staff, transfer to Nagpur's airport from where you'll fly back to Delhi for your onward connections.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation

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Roseate House

Overview

Located in the capital city’s hospitality district, Aerocity, this hotel offers luxurious comfort, exceptional dining options, and a convenient location close to the airport. There are 216 spacious and tastefully well furnished rooms, including 15 suites. Roseate House is only a two minute walk to the Aerocity Metro Station, providing easy access to both the Old and New Delhi centres.

The ‘Del’ bistro provides both alfresco and indoor dining options throughout the whole day, offering European and oriental cuisine, along with a sushi island. ‘Kheer’ is a lavishly decorated, award-winning Indian restaurant, and ‘Tara’, an open rooftop lounge by the infinity pool, serves drinks and light bites. For a more opulent evening, ‘Chidya Ghar’ is the upscale bar offering fine wines, spirits and cocktails, in addition to an exclusive dining menu.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
216
Facilities

Spa, business centre, rooftop infinity pool, all-day bistro, café, bar, Indian restaurant, sushi bar, buffet breakfast, poolside bar.

Optional Activities

Tours into New and Old Delhi, as well as the city's historic and religious sites of interest.

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The Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge

Overview

Firm in their commitments to ecotourism and conservation, The Bamboo Forest prioritises its collaboration with the local community, aiding in both lodge operations and sustainable tourism ventures. The lodge staunchly supports the forest department’s conservation efforts, not only financially but also through hands-on projects aimed at expanding the park’s reach.

Pioneers in eco-friendly practices, they have introduced electric safari vehicles and boast a stellar team of naturalists, hospitality staff and safari drivers. The lodges and villas have all been constructed in keeping with the surrounding environment around them.

The restaurant, Macchan, serves exquisite Indian dishes prepared by chefs that are genuinely keen to hear of your exact tastes and requirements. Dining at Macchan, out on the open-air, lakeside deck, listening to the sounds across the water and from the untamed jungle beyond, is an exemplary culinary experience.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
23
Facilities

Nine lakeside villas, including a large bedroom, bathroom, patio overlooking the lake, private garden, and an outdoor bath tub. Three chalets, each unit with 4 individual rooms, interconnected to accommodate big families or groups. Premium category rooms come in two bungalows with two individual rooms in each one. The bungalows have a spacious common lounge, large bedrooms, a washroom, outdoor deck area with gazebo.

A wheelchair facility is also available on request. All rooms have Wi-Fi, hot and cold water, shower, air conditioning, heating, TV with satellite, coffee/tea making facilities, bathroom and minibar. There is a restaurant, shop and spa on-site.



Local Wildlife

Bengal tiger, leopard, dhole, sloth bear, gaur, golden jackal, Indian hare, Indian fox.

Optional Activities

Lakeside picnics, candlelit dinner under the stars, bird watching, spa treatments, safari drives into Tadoba, night walks.

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Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy

Overview

Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy is a new luxury lodge and small conservancy adjacent to Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary. It has ten luxury ‘nests’ which are raised up off the forest floor, to allow wildlife to pass through as unobstructed as possible. The conservancy aims to rewild 250 acres, and tigers have even been filmed walking through the property at night. For this reason, a guide escorts you between buildings if you leave your accommodation to walk to another location. Jeeps even collect you from beneath your room, before taking you out on safaris into Umred Karhandla.

The lodge has permission to conduct full day safaris into the sanctuary, one of only three vehicles per day allowed to do so. Between the safari jeeps entering the park during designated morning and evening periods, you would find yourself as practically the only vehicle in the park (bar two others)! A great team of naturalists lead safaris and other excursions, whilst there is a wellness centre with an expert yoga teacher on hand to take classes, during your downtime back at the lodge.

The Bamboo Forest Nature Conservancy is one of a new ‘Community Owned Community Operated Nature Conservancies’ (COCOONs) that are critical rewilding initiatives undertaken outside India’s Protected Area Network. The project is based on an innate belief that communities living closest to the most biodiverse spaces, deserve to be the primary beneficiaries and custodians of this biodiversity.

The aim of this initiative is to both expand the size and improve the quality of habitat available to wildlife, by encouraging local communities to convert their own marginal and failed farms back to its natural wild state. The land-holding will continue to be in the hands of the community but would serve as a biodiverse nature refuge, capable of offering communities assured livelihoods and economic security in an era of climate change. Additionally, COCOON Conservancies serve to act as effective buffers, absorbing wildlife communities that spill over from protected core areas, thus reducing human-animal conflict. By locating such conservancies in corridors, the objectives of widening and refreshing the gene pool is also met.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
10
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, wellness centre, rooftop terrace, library.

Ten 'nests' that are raised, luxury living spaces with open decks and en suite bathrooms.

Local Wildlife

Bengal tiger, leopard, dhole, sloth bear, gaur.

Indian cobra, Indian rock python, Russel's viper, monitor lizard.

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Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
09/02/2025
3935
1690

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Domestic flights included.

Best Visited:

February to February

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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