Into Wild India
“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
Mark Twain wasn’t wrong. Without India, our earth would be a different world.
For a start, we would have had to make do without shampoo and sugar and diamonds. And then there would also have been no Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji) or the game of snakes and ladders. One contemplates this life and cannot help but think that it would be a poor imitation.
We jest… but only a little. Because India can make anywhere else seem a little watered down in retrospect.
As Rothschild’s take you to the most remote corners of this incredible land you will experience the culture, learn about the history and view the wildlife on a safari that has been designed to be exclusive and luxurious. Accommodation is in a completely mobile but utterly resplendent camp with large tents, en-suite bathrooms, and attentive staff. Prepare your heart.
Delhi. Satpura National Park. Pench National Park.
The incredible adventure is India. The time is now.
- Explore Delhi with a knowledgeable local guide
- Tour UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Wildlife viewing in Satpura National Park
- Opportunity to view game on foot in Satpura and Pench National Parks
- 3 days tracking Tigers in Pench
- Sleep under canvas in India’s premier wildlife region
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 – India Luxury Safari
Welcome to India. Arrive and transfer to The Claridges for check in. This afternoon, visit the Mehrauli, with more than 440 monuments dating from the 10th century to the British era including the 16th-century Rajon ki Baoli, Delhi’s finest step-well with a monumental flight of steps. Return to the hotel to dinner and overnight.
Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing in and around Delhi, including the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, which towers over the surrounding activity of the city and can hold 25,000 people. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Satpura Tiger Reserve
After breakfast, journey to the Satpura Tiger Reserve in India’s Central Highlands. Arrive at the Reni Pani Jungle Lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon, experience the bush quietly and intimately with your expert guides who handle this India luxury safari down to the smallest detail. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Satpura Tiger Reserve Game Drive
After an early breakfast, set out with your naturalist guide in a 4×4 vehicle in search of the tigers. But apart from tigers, here you also may discover leopards, chital, sambar, wild boar, and mouse deer. Stop for a picnic lunch along the way, returning to camp for dinner and overnight.
India Luxury Safari – Satpura Wilderness Camp
Today, set out with a team for a special two nights in a private safari camp the bush under canvas tents. The campsites for this one-of-a-kind and exclusive experience are located a short drive away from Reni Pani Jungle Lodge on the boundary of the core area. Arrive at camp in time for lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful area on foot.
Satpura Wilderness Camp
After an early breakfast, set out with your guide for an extended walking safari returning to camp for a late lunch and rest. This evening, enjoy a game drive in one of the most remote areas of the reserve, stopping for sundowner cocktails before returning to camp.
Pench Tiger Reserve Walk
Today the tiger safari continues. After breakfast transfer to Pench National Park, the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Arrive at Jamtara Wilderness Camp after lunch. Surrounded by tall Arjuna Trees and an ancient Banyan rooted on a dry riverbed, spend the afternoon relaxing in your expansive safari tent. As the heat of the day fades, set out on foot with a naturalist guide around camp.
Tiger Game Drive and Star Bed Sleep Out
This morning enjoy a game drive in the park, looking for tigers along with large herds of gaur (Indian bison), cheetal, sambar, nilgai, wild dog and wild pig along with leopard and wolf. Return to camp for lunch. This afternoon, head out for a thrilling experience sleeping under the stars. Enjoy a private dinner in the bush and sleep in the Star Bed, or “Machaans.” Built high up on stilts with a 4 poster bed draped in mosquito netting, there is nothing more romantic!
Jamtara Wilderness Camp
After a hot coffee in the morning, head back to camp for a full breakfast and restful morning in camp. This afternoon, set out once again for a game drive in the national park, returning to camp for dinner and your final night on this India luxury safari.
Bid farewell to India this morning as you are transported back to Nagpur airport for your flight to Delhi, where you will connect with your international flight home.