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 Captain 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.