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India - Wild & Ancient India - Greaves India (13 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Mumbai, India To Delhi, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2019

India - Wild & Ancient India - Greaves India (13 days)

Day 2

Mumbai, India →Tadoba, India

Day 3

Tadoba, India

Day 4

Tadoba, India→Pench, India

Day 5

Pench, India

Day 6

Pench, India→Satpura, India

Day 7

Satpura, India

Day 8

Satpura, India→ Bhopal, India

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Mumbai, India
Taj Santacruz hotel Breakfast

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

International flight arriving into Mumbai. On arrival transfer to Taj Santacruz Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Mumbai, India
Tadoba, India
Svasara Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Mumbai – Nagpur - Tadoba

Morning transfer to Mumbai Domestic Airport for a flight to Nagpur. On arrival transfer by road to Tadoba and check-in at Svasara Lodge for a 2-night stay Tadoba – Andheri Tiger Reserves undulating topography comprises of Hills which are densely covered with mixed forests and belts of bamboo. The deep valleys, river beds, and small grassy meadows provide suitable habitat to many life forms. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the Tadoba - Andheri Tiger Reserve

Day 3
Tadoba, India
Svasara Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Tadoba

Morning and afternoon game drives in The Tadoba – Andheri Tiger Reserve by shared Jeep

Day 4
Tadoba, India
Pench, India
Jamtara Wilderness Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Tadoba – Pench

Morning transfer by road to Pench (approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes’ drive). On arrival check-in at Jamtara Wilderness Camp for a 2-night stay Afternoon game drive at Pench national park by shared jeep

Day 5
Pench, India
Jamtara Wilderness Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Pench

Early morning and afternoon game drives in this scenic reserve covered in prime teak forest and grasslands of the Satpura Range.

Day 6
Pench, India
Satpura, India
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Pench - Satpura

Early morning game viewing at Pench National Park by shared jeep Afternoon transfer by road to Satpura (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes’ drive). On arrival check-in at Reni Pani Jungle Lodge for a 2-night stay Satpura National Park covers an area of 524 km (202 sq m) and provides a unique central Indian highland ecosystem. The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests.

Day 7
Satpura, India
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Satpura

Early morning and afternoon game viewings at Satpura National Park by shared jeep

Day 8
Satpura, India
Bhopal, India
Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Breakfast
Day 8: Satpura – Bhimbetka – Bhopal

Morning transfer by road to Bhopal and en-route visit Bhimbetka the site of south Asia's richest collection of prehistoric cave paintings. (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes’ drive including stop) On arrival in Bhopal check-in at Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Evening at leisure.

Day 9
Bhopal, India
Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Breakfast
Day 9: Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhopal

Morning excursion to Sanchi one of the world’s most important centers of Buddhist art. The place attracts Buddhists from all over world, and is associated with Emperor Ashoka, who abandoned war and violence to follow and preach Buddhism. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10
Bhopal, India
Maheshwar, India
Ahilya Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Bhopal – Maheshwar

Morning enjoy the sightseeing tour of Bhopal city. Later transfer by road to Maheshwar famous as the place ruled by the legendary queen, Maharani Ahilya Bai, the ruler of Holkar dynasty. (approximately 04 hours and 30 minutes’ drive). On arrival, check-in to Ahilya Fort Evening enjoy a boat cruise to view Baneshwar temple situated in the middle of the river which according to ancient Hindu texts, is the centre of the universe: followed by some tea / coffee and view of the sunset.

Day 11
Maheshwar, India
Ahilya Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Maheshwar – Mandu – Maheshwar

A full day exploring the fortress town of Mandu, replete with palaces, mosques, canals and cenotaphs. Enjoy a picnic lunch (at additional cost) with beverages specially organised for you in the beautiful settings of Mandu ruins or option to return to hotel for lunch.

Day 12
Maheshwar, India
Delhi, India
JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity None
Day 12: Maheshwar – Indore – Delhi

Morning sightseeing tour of Maheshwar including a visit to The Archaeological museum Later transfer by road to Indore Airport (approximately 02 hours and 30 minutes) for flight to Delhi On arrival, transfer to JW Marriott Aerocity Hotel for few hours Later transfer to Delhi international airport for your onward flight

Day 13
Delhi, India
None None
Day 13: Depart Delhi

Early morning flight for onward destination.

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Description

For those in search of adventure, head to the lesser known wildlife parks of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Here the National Wildlife parks of Tadoba, Pench and Satpura offer a more rural and intrepid view of the Indian jungle. Tadoba provides some of the best wildlife sightings, whilst the expansive park of Pench has the new luxury Jamtara camp and Satpura carters for wildlife walks right in the heart of the sanctuary.

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.



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By: Debby


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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Awful

By: liliherz


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.

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By: Freddy🛳🕌


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

India, Nepal & Bhutan

By: Lensing


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

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By: sueashe@aol.com


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2018

They where fabablous Every thing first class
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch