WILD INDIA: EXPLORING THE JUNGLES OF KANHA AND PENCH

Experience the real-life inspiration for the setting of the classic The Jungle Book with Monograms. It is believed that Rudyard Kipling placed the setting in the dense forests of central India, inspired by the wondrous Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, and the jungles between. Your 7-day Monograms vacation includes private guided sightseeing, a Local Host® in each city, private safari guide in each park, breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 5 dinners, private ground transportation, and superior accommodations.

Begin in Nagpur, “the Orange City,” with a walking culinary tour. Then, travel deep into the jungles of Madhya Pradesh. In Pench National Park, embark on two thrilling open-air game safari game drives in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, hyenas and sloth bears. You’ll also visit a local potter’s village. Then, travel to Kanha National Park, and take two more safari game drives in search of tigers, sambar deer, panthers and wild boars. You’ll have time to relax at your lodge and soak in the ambiance of this beautiful land.

Travel to Bhedaghat, where you will marvel at the canyon and impressive Marble Rocks by boat, then take a cable-car ride for panoramic views over Dhuhandar Falls. Your Monograms vacation ends in Jabalpur, but not before you tour Madan Mahal Fort, dating back to the 1100s and still offering great views of the city below.

Between the transportation we’ve arranged, sightseeing we’ve included, and the hotels we’ve booked, the only thing left for you to do is pack your bags, cameras, and enjoy!

Insider Benefits Included in Your Vacation

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a local expert in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know and would help you put your signature on your vacation.

YOUR VACATION INCLUDES

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodation
15 MEALS
Buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 lunches; 5 dinners (D)
LOCAL HOST®
In Nagpur & Jabalpur; private safari driver/guide in Kanha & Pench
SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Walking food tour of Nagpur; 2 game drives (1 morning, 1 afternoon) in Pench; Visit to pottery village; 2 game drives (1 morning, 1 afternoon) in Kanha; Cruise by boat in Marble Canyon (Bhedaghat); Cable-car ride over Dhuhandar Falls; Visit Madan Mahal Fort
TRANSPORTATION
Private vehicle in Nagpur & Jabalpur; private safari vehicle in Kanha & Pench; private vehicle between overnight locations

ITINERARY AND MEALS

DAY 1 Nagpur, India. Welcome to Nagpur, the second capital of Maharashtra is also known as the ‘Orange City’. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in. This evening, meet your Local Host for a walking culinary tour and dinner. (D)
Note: Arrive to the hotel by 5pm in time for the evening’s activities.

DAY 2 Nagpur–Pench National Park. Drive to Pench National Park, a treasure trove of rich flora and fauna, is believed to be the inspiration behind the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. After lunch, explore the park on an afternoon game drive in a private open air safari vehicle. The park is one of the best places to spot the elusive Bengal tiger. Also keep an eye out for other species like the Indian leopard, hyenas, sloth bears, monkeys, and more. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 Pench National Park. Rise early this morning for another game drive in this magical land. Enjoy some free time to relax at your resort before this afternoon’s visit to a local pottery village. Tour this small village that is home to a traditional potter community, and learn more about this timeless handcraftsmanship. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 Pench–Kanha National Park. This morning, travel to Kanha National Park, the largest park in central India and noted as the finest in the country. This park is also said to be Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration for the classic novel due to its bamboo forests, grassy meadows and rugged ravines. Travelers can spot a diverse variety of wild animals in these grasslands. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 Kanha National Park. Early this morning, journey into the park by private open air safari vehicle on a morning game drive in search of tigers, sambar deer, panthers, wild boars, foxes and much more. Enjoy free time to relax before this afternoon’s final game drive. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 Kanha–Bhedaghat–Jabalpur. Travel to Bhedaghat and explore the magnificent marble canyon here by boat. Next, take a cable-car ride for panoramic views over the powerful Dhuhandar Falls. Then visit Madan Mahal Fort, dating back to the 1100s. This stunning architectural feat originally served as a watchtower and still offers impressive views of Jabalpur today. Enjoy this evening at leisure. (B)

DAY 7 Jabalpur. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)






HAND-SELECTED HOTELS

We’ve carefully screened and selected the right hotels at your destination. Hotels included in your vacation package:
Nagpur: Radisson Blu
Pench National Park: Pench Jungle Camp
Kanha National Park: Sterling Kanha
Jabalpur: Vijan Mahal