Embark on this wonderfully diverse 10 day wildlife adventure to India. Go in search of tiger in the jungles of Karnataka, before diving into the deep blue waters of the Andamans Sea to witness rare and exotic marine life.
A well balanced holiday itinerary to India that incorporates some of the best wildlife experiences, all at a leisurely pace.
Spend time in the south Indian national parks of Nagarhole and Bandipur viewing an array of wildlife, from the Asiatic elephant to a vast range of bird species. During your stay, take jeep safaris into the jungle, and ride in small boats on the beautiful Kabini rivers and lakes. Those keen on being very active, take out a kayak or a bicycle and explore under your own steam.
Heading further south and out to sea, spend time at Havelock Island, one of the main islands in the Andaman and Nicobar. Offering world class diving and snorkelling, kayaking in mangroves and swimming with elephants, Havelock Island is an incredible location to experience the natural world.
For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.
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Fly London to Bangalore
Bangalore is an important IT hub for South India, fondly known as "India's Silicon Valley" home to many international business, science and technology companies. It vies with Bombay as the nations most progressive city.For many visitors Bangalore is primarily the gateway for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Despite being a progressive modern city, there are still remnants of its past worth visiting. Traditionally named the "Garden City" because of its many parks and gardens, fine colonial houses, Bangalore is still full of green spaces, including the famous Lalbagh Gardens.Encounter the new face of India by following the crowds that flock to Brigade Road, with an abundance of shopping malls and recognisable chains.
You will be staying at Taj Bangalore Airport Hotel
Drive from Bangalore to Nagarhole National Park (Road Journey)
You will be staying at The Serai Kabini
Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in Nagarhole National ParkExperience morning and afternoon activities, accompanied by a naturalist from the hotel. The option of Boat Safari or Jeep Safari is available during your time within the park. On the boat safari you will be taken upstream on the Kabini River. On the banks of the river there are large congregations of Asiatic elephant, and Marsh Crocodile, Otter and water birds. During the Jeep Safari, the highlight is often the congregation of the elephant, but the elusive tiger is sighted regularly here.
Drive from Nagarhole National Park to Bandipur (Road Journey)
Bandipur National Park, an 874 sq km forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is known for its small population of tigers. Once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore, the park also harbours Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species. The 14th-century Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple offers views from the park's highest peak.
Remainder of day at leisure
You will be staying at The Serai Bandipur
Activities at BandipurJungle safaris are the ‘must do’ activity with guided tours of the Bandipur National Park. The national park supports a good population of endangered and vulnerable species like Indian elephants, tigers, jackals and four-honed antelopes.
Drive from Bandipur to Bangalore (Road Journey)
Fly Bangalore to Port Blair
Port Blair on South Andaman Island is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian territory in the Bay of Bengal. Its seafront Cellular Jail, completed in 1906, hints at its past as a British penal colony and is now a memorial to Indian independence activists. Inland, the Samudrika Marine Museum showcases local marine life. The Anthropological Museum focuses on the islands’ indigenous tribes. Most travellers don't hang around any longer than necessary as it is the stepping off point to the islands, however Port Blair's fascinating history makes for some worthwhile sightseeing.
You will be staying at Peerless Sarovar
Transfer to Port Blair Jetty. Ferry to Havelock Island, 2.5 hours.
Visit Port Blair with a guide.
You will be staying at Barefoot at Havelock
KayakingEnjoy some time kayaking on the sea and through the mangroves.Havelock Island, once voted home to the "best beach in Asia", is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India's secret paradise. Stunning beaches, pristine coral reefs, dense forest, active volcanose, swimming elephants dugongs and marine life in clear emerald seas. Reached by a short plane journey from Chennai on the mainland, and a short boat journey or helicopter transfer from the capital, Port Blair, Havelock is a eco haven for nature lovers, snorkellers and divers alike.
Spend time under your own arrangements
Travel from Havelock Island to Port Blair (Boat Journey)
Fly Port Blair to Chennai
On the east coast, Chennai, formerly Madras, was the first British settlement in India in 1640. Today Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest city in India.Many travellers only spend a short amount of time passing through Chennai. When in town don't miss the sunset stroll along Marina Beach. Explore the neighbourhood of Mylapore, home to South Indian art and religious traditions such as Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Ramakrishna Math. The city, and more noticeably the people, will grow on you. Over recent years glamour has arrived in the shape of luxury hotels, boutiques and classy contemporary restaurants.
You will be staying at Trident
Fly Chennai to London
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