Follow the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and embark on an extraordinary journey across Madyha Pradesh. Visit the wildlife park that inspired The Jungle Book, Pench National Park; spot a living Shere Khan tiger and see cheeky monkeys in their natural environment. With cycling, trekking and camping adventures to boot, this is a holiday of a lifetime.
This suggested itienrary is a homage to Rudyard Kipling's wildlife experiences in India. It involves explorating some of the country's most renowned parks, Pench being the setting for his iconic Jungle Book. Visitor numbers are heavily restricted at the parks included so you'll have an authentic experience throughout your journey. From cycling at Kanha, to boat, kayak and night safaris in Satpura, there's plenty of fun outdoor activties included.
- Tiger spotting in the Pench Tiger Reserve: give yourself the best change to observe the king of the Indian jungle in his natural habitat.
- Boating safaris in Satpura National Park – with only 6 jeeps for the park, you’ll be guaranteed an exclusive experience.
- An extraordinary trekking adventure into the heart of the countryside – a magical experience you’ll remember for a very long time.
As with all of our itineraries, this can be adapted to suit or we can tailor-make your holiday from scratch. If you have more time, we’d thoroughly recommend stopping for a few days in Bhopal, a fascinating and historical city, often overlooked by visitors.
There is a little scope for looking at alternative accommodation options too, though in some locations, such as Satpura there are almost no alternatives.