At the heart of the Indian subcontinent is the state of Madhya Pradesh. The forests and rich wildlife of what was in the past called the “Central Provinces” inspired Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel The Jungle Book. This short trip focuses on wildlife and takes you to two of India’s most famous National Parks, Bandhavgarh and Kanha. Begin your journey at Khajuraho whose evocative 10th century temples have withstood the rigours of time.
Drive past hamlets and rural vistas to the Bandhavgarh National Park. A former hunting ground of the maharajas, Bandhavgarh today leads in tiger conservation efforts and has the highest density of tigers in India today. The safaris are also an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Park. Drive ahead to the Kanha National Park whose open grasslands, hills and ravines are ideal terrain for the leopard, barasingha and sloth, as well as the majestic tiger.