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Going for Central India Holidays is truely a rewarding experience. The central part of India is known for its rich culture, spectacular scenery, exceptional wildlife and a strong tribal heritage.
Central India Holidays make travel worthwhile for this is a part of India that only a few get to see. Our special curated Central India Holidays will first take you through the admiring Kolkata’s architecture and Raipur’s Chhattisgarh.
We will also spend three fascinating days in Kanker home to a number of different tribal groups. From there, we will explore the national parks of India namely, Kanha and Bandhavgarh and then proceed to the temples of Khajuraho. We will end our trip in Varanasi by the Ganges, the most important Hindu Pilgrimage site.
Kolkata – Raipur – Kanker – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Direct flights from the UK take between 8 and 10 hours depending on the destination. Flights with stops en-route take between 12 and 14 hours.
India is +5½ hours ahead of GMT.
Call our Indian holiday travel experts to book special Central India Holidays itinerary and tell us if you would like to add tour extensions. We specialise in making unique India holiday itineraries.
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Today we will take a connecting flight to Kolkata with Emirates via Dubai.
Today, you will reach Kolkata. You will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
In the next two days, we will explore all the major sights including St John’s Church, the Writers Building, South Park Cemetery and the silver-domed General Post Office. Later, we will also visit Victoria Memorial, built-in 1921 and today a treasure trove of Raj relics. Later in the day, we will visit the largest museum in the country.
Today, we will fly to Raipur, the tribal belt of Chhattisgarh
Today, we will leave for Kanker in an air-conditioned. This was a town built by the British in the early 20th century. Kanker combines its colonial heritage with over seven-hundred years of Indian royal history. We have arranged your accommodation at the palace of Maharajkumar Surya Pratap Deo, a descendant of the ruling Chandravansh family.
Over the next two days, we will explore Kanker and the surrounding countryside. Meet the Gond, Muria, Maria and Halba, tribes – a great way to experience a unique way of life in the tribal India.
Today, we will drive to Kanha National Park.
Over the next two days, we will be exploring Kanha set within a section of the Satpura Range. This park is home to tiger, bison, leopard, jackal, wild boar, sambar, Indian swamp deer and blackbuck as well as a rich variety of birdlife.
After breakfast leave Kanha and continue by road to Bandhavgarh National Park.
Over the next two days explore the reserve, which is home to tiger, leopard, sloth bear, sambar, chital, barking deer, gaur and nilgai in India. There is also extensive birdlife that includes hornbill, crested serpent eagle, partridge, variable hawk eagle and parakeet.
After an early morning safari drive leave Bandhavgarh and begin your journey through the Madhya Pradesh country to the temple town of Khajuraho.
Today, we will explore the temples of Khajuraho that date back to the 11th and 12th centuries and known for the erotic sculpture in India, if not the world.
Today transfer to Khajuraho Airport to catch the onward flight to Varanasi.
We will start in the morning as we take a ride on a small rowing boat on the River Ganges to watch the sunrise. You will see how beautiful it is when pilgrims gather to perform their daily religious rituals. Later, we will take a guided walk through the heart of the old city lanes. In the afternoon visit the evocative ruined city of Sarnath where Buddha first preached his message of enlightenment 2,500 years ago.
Today, you will catch a flight to Delhi and transferred for your overnight stay at a hotel in Delhi. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Please contact our travel agents in case you want to add our optional tours.
Today you will be transferred to the Delhi airport for your flight back home
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
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