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Kipling’s Journey

This journey will take you to the heart of India – Madhya Pradesh which is known as the Tiger State of India with highest tiger population in the country. From the sal forest of Kanha to Jungle book of Pench , it will be an adverturous ride through the wilds . Continue further to immersed in the luxury living of the Nawabs of Hyderabad , stay at Falaknuma Palace and savour Hyderabadi Biriyani from the kitchens of the Nizam and end you journey staying at the iconic landmark of Mumabi – Taj Mahal Palace & Towers. A journey filled with adventure, comfort and luxury.

Travel Route

Mumbai -Kanha – Pench – Hyderabad – Mumbai

  • Visit to Kanha’ssal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands & meandering streams
  • Visit to Pench Tiger Reserve, the original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s most famous work, The Jungle Book.
  • Savour local cuisine ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’; the blend of Mughlai and Telugu cuisines in kitchens of the Nizam, rulers of the historic Hyderabad State.
  • Stay at the iconic landmark of Mumbai – Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & towers.

Day 01- Arrive Mumbai/Delhi – Jabalpur (by flight Jabalpur  – Kanha by road (200 Kms / 04 Hrs  Approx.)

You arrive in Jabalpur in the morning and will have a private transfer out of the city and into the depths of the jungle at Kanha National Park. Come to Taj BanjaarTola

Overnight at hotel.

Day 02-Kanha

The early morning brings cool breeze with an aromatic grassland. Before the sun has a chance to fully rise you step out into the surrounding woodlands with your guide to spend the day within the fabulous sal trees and tall grasses. The reserve stretches over 1,200 square miles of undulating country, from the flatland to the mountains of the Mekal Ridge that gives a horseshoe shape to the valley. A mountain peak rises over 2,700 feet abovesea level.

In the late afternoon , get ready for an evening game drive to the jungle, when the animals come alive in the fresher air of the disappearing sun. Kanha national park is known for its large population of tigers and also other wild animals like gaur, jackals, wild boar, the beautiful spotted deer, sambal, barasinha, and more

Overnight at hotel

Day 03-Kanha–Pench by road  (265 Kms / 06 Hrs Approx)

After breakfast, drive to Pench National Park, famous through Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book. Stay at Taj Baghvan.

Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpura hills is named after Penchriver, meandering through the park from north to south. It is at the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra.  This tiger reserve has a glorious history through its natural wealth , richness , neighbourhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04-Pench

The undulating topography supports a mosaic of vegetation ranging from moist, sheltered valleys to open, dry deciduous forest. Over 1200 species of plants have been recorded from the area including several rare and endangered plants as well as plants of ethno-botanical importance.  The area has always been rich in wildlife .  While you take morning & afternoon safari to the jungle , you might spot large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai and  if you are lucky to see his highness Tiger , leopard as well.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05- Pench – Nagpur (90 Kms / 02 Hrs) – Hyderabad (by flight)

Today take a flight for Hyderabad Check in at tajFalaknuma, the Palace in the sky, about 2000 feet above sea level Arrive in the restored horse-chariot of Nizam, with a Royal welcome; Royal guards escorting, Rose petal showers, a truly traditional & authentic experience!

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06- Hyderabad

Take a tour of Charminar in a Rolls or Cadillac Enjoy the special activities during the day at the Falaknuma Palace; nature walk, traditional Indian wellness treatments at the JivaSpa . Option to venture out in the city to try Hyderabadi `Biryani’ – a dish made with basmati rice and lamb meat, popular variations use chicken instead of lamb.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07- Hyderabad – Mumbai (by flight)

Early morning: indulge in a Yoga session at the hotel.

Take a flight to Mumbai and check in at the Iconic Landmark hotel of Mumbai the Taj Mahal Palace.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08-Mumbai

An excursion to Elephanta caves by motor launch. It contains a fine cluster of 6th-8th century rock-cut caves. The sculptures are beautifully executed and the most outstanding of these is the Maheshmurthy or Trimurthy, a five metre high three- headed bust hewn from a single rock, representing the three aspects of Shiva, viz the creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer.

Afternoon city tour visiting the Gateway of India-built during the period 1924-1927 to commemorate the visit to India of King George V, of England in 1911. The Gateway is a popular promenade along