My Jungle Book

My Jungle Book

A special family wildlife holiday for budding naturalists and their parents, this thoughtfully curated itinerary gently immerses children into the wonderous world of Indian Jungles where the stories of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book come to life.

There is no better introduction to Shere Khan and Colonel Hathi’s Elephant parade than at Corbett National Park, where the family will stand an excellent chance of spotting a whole host of characters from the Jungle Book, troops of Langur Monkeys, Sloth Bears and Spotted Deer, and an occasional leopard…

Staying inside the core jungle in the much sought-after Dhikala Forest Rest House will fire young imaginations, as they listen to the sounds of the jungle and gaze at the starry night from the comfort and safety of the lodge. There’s nothing like going to bed listening to the roar of the tiger somewhere distant in the jungle.

A visit to the Wildlife SOS Elephant centre is designed to raise empathy and awareness about the impact of unkind ‘man-cubs’ on pachyderm health in modern India.

Boating down one of the cleanest rivers in India to view basking Crocodiles and Gharials from a safe distance will bring forth gasps and squeals of delight.

Time spent gazing at the best of Agra’s historic monuments, including a sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal will bring the India of Maharajas, fabulous palaces and formidable castles alive in young minds.

Finish off in style in Ranthambhore’s dry forests, showing off Shere Khan’s stripes in all their glory across a romantic landscape of dry forests and picturesque lakes embellished with medieval ruins that are straight out of a story book.

We cannot guarantee that this holiday will make your children forget about their electronic devices, but it is very likely that they’ll spend more time taking photos and videos on their phone than ever before.

We know that man-cubs and girl-cubs are a demanding audience so we’ve selected hotels that are well-suited for a holiday with young kids. The food choices are good, and nice swimming pools allow quality family time in the evenings.

This perfectly sized itinerary is well-suited to a half-term break, or the Christmas and Easter holidays.

11 DAYS
FROM £2395
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Activity Levels
Leisurely Active
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • Entrance fees/tickets for the above
  • In-destination transfers & transport
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • English speaking guides
  • 24/7 support while you travel

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Day 1: Delhi – Corbett National Park
On arrival at Delhi’s international airport, you’ll be met and  driven to Corbett National Park. (6 hours), stopping en-route to stretch your legs and have lunch.
Dinner
Day 2: Corbett National Park

The morning is free at leisure, to recover from your long journey the day before.

Enjoy the beauty of the lodge which is situated inside the buffer zone of Corbett National Park.

This afternoon, embark upon your first venture into the jungle with a jeep safari into Corbett’s Dhela Zone.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: Corbett National Park (Dhikala)

An early morning start for a jeep safari to Bijrani Zone.

Bijrani is an excellent part of the jungle, offering opportunities to spot lots of wildlife and a variety of birds.

This is followed by a transfer with packed lunch to the Dhikala Forest Rest House which is located deep in the heart of Corbett National Park.

The drive to reach Dhikala is a great wildlife safari in it’s own right, and sightings of Elephants and at times even Tigers is common on the track. Perhaps you’ll be lucky too.

Once in Dhikala, enjoy an afternoon jeep safari to the meadows of Dhikala Zone. The Dhikala zone is the most sought after part of Corbett, for its outstanding beauty, rich wildlife and of course for the facility to stay overnight at the Dhikala Forest Rest House, something that is a very special treat for all lovers of nature and wildlife.

Once back from the afternoon safari, enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle all around you, as dusk and darkness descends.

The complex is protected by electrified fencing from predators, but staying here is a magical feeling evoking back times of shikar during the British Raj, and of early conservationists spending nights in such simple rest houses across the jungles of India.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Corbett National Park (Dhikala) - Delhi

Another early start for the morning’s jeep safari in Dhikala zone.

After breakfast at Dhikala Rest House, it is time to drive back out of Corbett, and on to Delhi (7 hours).

In Delhi, check into your hotel on the outskirts of the metropolis and fall asleep with pleasant memories of your Corbett wildlife encounters.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 05: Delhi - Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra (4 hours).

En-route visit the Wildlife SOS Elephant Care Centre. This is the perfect pit-stop on the way to Agra for nature and wildlife lovers.

Enjoy this great educational visit to understand these gentle giants and their vulnerability to unethical treatment at the hands of mankind.

The Wildlife SOS specially trained, highly knowledgeable Education Officers will show you around the centre, answering your questions and providing information about each of their elephant ‘residents’.

Children will come away with greater appreciation for, and love of wildlife, hopefully ensuring that they will grow up respecting wildlife and avoiding any kind of human exploitation of these sentient animals.

The centre has a good selection of gift items at its eco-shop and is also able to provide a delicious traditional lunch for visitors.

Arrive in Agra and check in at your hotel.

Later, enjoy the guided tour of the great red sandstone Agra Fort and Itmad – Ud- Daulah, the beautiful marble monument often referred to as ‘Baby Taj’.

Breakfast
Day 06: Agra – National Chambal Sanctuary

The Taj Mahal fascinates everyone with its fairy tale romantic story, and even young children would’ve seen images of what is among the most recognisable buildings in the world.

You’ll have to wake up early for a guided tour of Taj Mahal at sunrise, but the crowds are thin and the light is ever so beautiful.

Get back to the hotel for breakfast before driving onwards to Dholpur (2 hours) to check in at your rooms at Narsingh Bagh.

Enjoy a magical evening boat ride at the Narsingh Bagh reservoir, and a spot of  birding around Narsingh Bagh.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 07: National Chambal Sanctuary – Ranthambhore National Park

This morning we will visit the National Chambal Sanctuary on the border between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for a 3 hour boat ride on the Chambal River.

The river is among the cleanest in India, and the home to a large population of Crocodiles and Gharials, along with turtles, fish and birdlife.

Your boat will be controlled by experts who will be able to safely approach basking crocodiles and gharials to give close views, sure to excite young children.

Return back to the lodge after your boat safari and and enjoy lunch at your resort.

After lunch drive to Ranthambhore National Park (4 hours), India’s most well-known Tiger destination. Check into The Pugmark Resort and relax for the rest of the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Ranthambhore National Park

Explore this great park on morning & afternoon jeep safaris.

Justly famous for its tigers, it is also a great place to watch for troops of Langur monkeys, herds of spotted deer or the antics of the intrepid Treepies that often come and perch on safari vehicles.

Leopards are occasionally seen, and so are Sloth Bears, so fans of Bagheera and Baloo better keep a sharp lookout…

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09: Ranthambhore National Park

This morning’s jeep safari to the national Park is followed by  breakfast, and then a visit to nearby local villages where the handicraft centres are a great place to pick up ethical souvenirs which helps the livelihoods of local ladies.

After lunch at the resort, visit the World Heritage Site of Ranthambhore Fort, with its vast ramparts, and great views overlooking the tiger reserve. From up here at the Fort, you get a sense of the vastness of Ranthambhore, the long distances tigers walk to protect their territories and the different terrains in different zones of the forest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Ranthambhore National Park - Delhi

This morning is your last visit to the territories of the Tiger. Hopefully, Shere Khan will be kind to you and come out to give you a very fond farewell.

After breakfast, relax for a couple of hours at the resort’s pool, enjoy lunch and check out.

Drive to Delhi and check in at your hotel near the airport.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11: Departure

The family wildlife adventure, like all good things, must come to an end. Hopefully young minds have had great sightings, and have fallen in love with Indian wildlife and their favourite Jungle Book characters all over again.

Transfer to the International Airport to catch your return flight.

Breakfast
Day 1: Delhi – Corbett National Park
On arrival at Delhi’s international airport, you’ll be met and  driven to Corbett National Park. (6 hours), stopping en-route to stretch your legs and have lunch.
Dinner
Day 2: Corbett National Park

The morning is free at leisure, to recover from your long journey the day before.

Enjoy the beauty of the lodge which is situated inside the buffer zone of Corbett National Park.

This afternoon, embark upon your first venture into the jungle with a jeep safari into Corbett’s Dhela Zone.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: Corbett National Park (Dhikala)

An early morning start for a jeep safari to Bijrani Zone.

Bijrani is an excellent part of the jungle, offering opportunities to spot lots of wildlife and a variety of birds.

This is followed by a transfer with packed lunch to the Dhikala Forest Rest House which is located deep in the heart of Corbett National Park.

The drive to reach Dhikala is a great wildlife safari in it’s own right, and sightings of Elephants and at times even Tigers is common on the track. Perhaps you’ll be lucky too.

Once in Dhikala, enjoy an afternoon jeep safari to the meadows of Dhikala Zone. The Dhikala zone is the most sought after part of Corbett, for its outstanding beauty, rich wildlife and of course for the facility to stay overnight at the Dhikala Forest Rest House, something that is a very special treat for all lovers of nature and wildlife.

Once back from the afternoon safari, enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle all around you, as dusk and darkness descends.

The complex is protected by electrified fencing from predators, but staying here is a magical feeling evoking back times of shikar during the British Raj, and of early conservationists spending nights in such simple rest houses across the jungles of India.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Corbett National Park (Dhikala) - Delhi

Another early start for the morning’s jeep safari in Dhikala zone.

After breakfast at Dhikala Rest House, it is time to drive back out of Corbett, and on to Delhi (7 hours).

In Delhi, check into your hotel on the outskirts of the metropolis and fall asleep with pleasant memories of your Corbett wildlife encounters.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 05: Delhi - Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra (4 hours).

En-route visit the Wildlife SOS Elephant Care Centre. This is the perfect pit-stop on the way to Agra for nature and wildlife lovers.

Enjoy this great educational visit to understand these gentle giants and their vulnerability to unethical treatment at the hands of mankind.

The Wildlife SOS specially trained, highly knowledgeable Education Officers will show you around the centre, answering your questions and providing information about each of their elephant ‘residents’.

Children will come away with greater appreciation for, and love of wildlife, hopefully ensuring that they will grow up respecting wildlife and avoiding any kind of human exploitation of these sentient animals.

The centre has a good selection of gift items at its eco-shop and is also able to provide a delicious traditional lunch for visitors.

Arrive in Agra and check in at your hotel.

Later, enjoy the guided tour of the great red sandstone Agra Fort and Itmad – Ud- Daulah, the beautiful marble monument often referred to as ‘Baby Taj’.

Breakfast
Day 06: Agra – National Chambal Sanctuary

The Taj Mahal fascinates everyone with its fairy tale romantic story, and even young children would’ve seen images of what is among the most recognisable buildings in the world.

You’ll have to wake up early for a guided tour of Taj Mahal at sunrise, but the crowds are thin and the light is ever so beautiful.

Get back to the hotel for breakfast before driving onwards to Dholpur (2 hours) to check in at your rooms at Narsingh Bagh.

Enjoy a magical evening boat ride at the Narsingh Bagh reservoir, and a spot of  birding around Narsingh Bagh.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 07: National Chambal Sanctuary – Ranthambhore National Park

This morning we will visit the National Chambal Sanctuary on the border between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for a 3 hour boat ride on the Chambal River.

The river is among the cleanest in India, and the home to a large population of Crocodiles and Gharials, along with turtles, fish and birdlife.

Your boat will be controlled by experts who will be able to safely approach basking crocodiles and gharials to give close views, sure to excite young children.

Return back to the lodge after your boat safari and and enjoy lunch at your resort.

After lunch drive to Ranthambhore National Park (4 hours), India’s most well-known Tiger destination. Check into The Pugmark Resort and relax for the rest of the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Ranthambhore National Park

Explore this great park on morning & afternoon jeep safaris.

Justly famous for its tigers, it is also a great place to watch for troops of Langur monkeys, herds of spotted deer or the antics of the intrepid Treepies that often come and perch on safari vehicles.

Leopards are occasionally seen, and so are Sloth Bears, so fans of Bagheera and Baloo better keep a sharp lookout…

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09: Ranthambhore National Park

This morning’s jeep safari to the national Park is followed by  breakfast, and then a visit to nearby local villages where the handicraft centres are a great place to pick up ethical souvenirs which helps the livelihoods of local ladies.

After lunch at the resort, visit the World Heritage Site of Ranthambhore Fort, with its vast ramparts, and great views overlooking the tiger reserve. From up here at the Fort, you get a sense of the vastness of Ranthambhore, the long distances tigers walk to protect their territories and the different terrains in different zones of the forest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Ranthambhore National Park - Delhi

This morning is your last visit to the territories of the Tiger. Hopefully, Shere Khan will be kind to you and come out to give you a very fond farewell.

After breakfast, relax for a couple of hours at the resort’s pool, enjoy lunch and check out.

Drive to Delhi and check in at your hotel near the airport.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11: Departure

The family wildlife adventure, like all good things, must come to an end. Hopefully young minds have had great sightings, and have fallen in love with Indian wildlife and their favourite Jungle Book characters all over again.

Transfer to the International Airport to catch your return flight.

Breakfast

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