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Audley Travel was established by Craig Burkinshaw with the simple philosophy of offering clients the best possible travel experiences. Craig recognised that the only way of achieving this was to have specialists with detailed, in-depth knowledge of the countries we visit backed by a no-compromise attitude to quality and service. Our India specialists have all travelled extensively to their ch...osen country, and in some cases lived there, so you can rely on their first-hand knowledge. They have boundless enthusiasm for India and its wildlife and take an honest "tell it how it is" approach to planning an itinerary, suggesting sights, selecting accommodation and discussing the practicalities of travel. We also insist that they regularly revisit India, meticulously inspect hotels and keep up to date with all travel-related issues. We believe this approach is unique to Audley and ultimately ensures that you will have the best possible travel experience. Please contact our India specialists on 01993 838 300 or visit www.audleytravel.com for further information.

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We have a firm commitment to minimising the environmental and social impact of travel, and strive to ensure that a visit from an Audley client has a positive effect on the destination. We have a firm commitment to the principles of responsible travel and have been awarded AITO 5 star status (the highest achievable) for our policies and practises. We continue to work with AITO, and a number of other bodies, to improve our policies.

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RECOMMENDED PARKS & SANCTUARIES

Chitwan National Park

World famous as one of the first parks to see tigers regularly in the 1970’s, the rich biodiversity of Chitwan National Park has earned its status as a World Heritage Site as one of the last survivi

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar lake. TOFtigers library

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is the largest of Nepal’s Protected Areas, covering 968 sq kms in the western terai region of the country.

Corbett Tiger Reserve

Named after the famous hunter, naturalist and author Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment, Corbett is the oldest national park in India.

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Set in the scenic Jhandi Dhar hills in the Himalayas, Binsar was the summer capital of the erstwhile Chand Rajas who ruled Kumaon between the 11th and 18thcenturies AD.

National Chambal Sanctuary

National Chambal Sanctuary, named after one of India’s cleanest and longest rivers Chambal, covers an area of 1240 sq kms across the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Ranthambhore National Park is part of the much large 1333sq km Ranthambhore Tiger reserve, in the Sawai Madhopur district of Eastern Rajasthan.

Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is arguably one of India’s most exciting Tiger reserves, a forest that used to be famous as a favourite of shikari’s or hunters.

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Nagarhole is a combination of two Kannada terms, 'Nagara' meaning 'Cobra' and 'Hole' meaning 'River'. This National Park has been named after the river 'Nagarhole' which snakes through its rich tropic

Coorg Valley

Coorg, also known by its local name Kodagu, is a district of Karnataka. The region spans about 4,100 square kilometres on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats of Southwestern Karnataka.

Gir National Park

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India.

Manas Tiger Reserve

Contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park on it borders in Bhutan, this park in the North Eastern State of Assam will leave you absolutely enchanted

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga, located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East, in the Indian state of Assam, is a very different Tiger reserve.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

Satpura National Park is one of India’s finest Tiger reserves, and was the winner in 2010 of the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Award for ‘most visitor friendly’ wildlife destinations.

Pench Tiger Reserve

Since 1992 Pench has been included under the umbrella of Project Tiger as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve.

Panna Tiger Reserve

Originally a hunting reserve, owned by the Maharaja of Panna, the boundary of the 540 sq. km park is marked by the broad and rocky River Ken which flows through the Vindhya range in Madhya Pradesh tow

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha is considered by some as the India’s greatest park, an excellent habitat for many mammals and bird species.

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhavgarh is set amongst the Vindya Hills of Madhya Pradesh and consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km.

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Recommended Lodges

IN Chitwan National Park

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

A short bullock-cart ride from the Narayani River, the natural boundary between Chitwan National Park and the surrounding townships, takes you to the doors of Tharu Lodge.

Barahi Jungle Lodge

Set on the northern banks of the Rapti River, its glorious location looks out over the tall golden grasslands and verdant forest and green hills of Chitwan National Park.

IN Periyar Tiger Reserve

Spice Village, Thekkady

Nestled in Kerala’s spice-scented Thekkady highlands, Spice Village was conceived in 1991 at the beginning of a journey by its founder Jose Dominic into lodge sustainability, and now is part of his family’s multi award winning CGH Earth group. His […]

Cardamom County By Xandari

Cardamom County is a natural retreat tucked away in Periyar’s cloud-hugging Cardamom Hills on the very borders of this reserve, part of the Xandari portfolio of lodgings.

IN Bardia National Park

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge helped put Bardia National Park on the wildlife map many years ago and today continues to offer the same warm Nepalese hospitality in a beautiful setting, nature’s home to its array of creatures great and small.

IN Corbett Tiger Reserve

Jim’s Jungle Retreat

Committed to responsible tourism, with active involvement of the local community, Jim’s Jungle Retreat offers its guests an exciting, educative and uplifting experience in the buffer forests of Corbett. 

Aahana The Corbett Wilderness

Aahana is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘the first rays of the rising sun’ and it does bathe the landscaped property in golden light every morning.

IN Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mary Budden Estate

Mary Budden Estate is a boutique homestay located in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and is named after its last known inhabitant Ms. Mary Budden

IN National Chambal Sanctuary

Mela Kothi – The Chambal Safari Lodge

Ram Pratap Singh and his wife Anu have turned their run down inheritance, Mela Kothi, into a lovingly restored homely lodge nestled in 35 sprawling acres of scenic woodlands.

IN Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Khem Villas

Owned by Dr. Goverdhan Singh, son of legendary Park Director, Fateh Singh Rathore and his charming wife, Usha, Khem Villas is a very comfortable and family-run stay in 25 acres of restored farmlands.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

For those who demand the sumptuous home comforts, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is just your abode. Spread over twenty acres of landscaped gardens, it has a number of palatial tents with finely embroidered canopies and private walled gardens, a large waterhole and lounge areas fit for a Maharaja.

Nahargarh

With a remarkably bold vision, Gaj Singh has built the unmistakable Nahargarh to resemble a sixteenth century fort complex of the Indo-Islamic era, within which sits a traditional Rajput hunting lodge, complete with a myriad of arches, sumptuous domes, formal Mughal gardens, courtyards and even painted frescos, all nestled with the background of the picturesque Aravalli Hills. It’s an extraordinary authentic copy from the 21st century.

IN Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Svasara Jungle Lodge

Set over ten acres of land near the Kolara tribal hamlet, Svasara is a Sanskrit word meaning nest, which is exactly what the lodge aims to offer - a place of security and belonging that exists in harmony with its natural surroundings.

IN Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

KAAV Safari Lodge

KAAV is a small ultra modernboutique lodge located adjacent to theNagarhole National Park and set up tomaintain its mission to ensure intimacyand privacy within this naturalplayground, where spotted deer alarmcalls are part of the everyday routine

Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

Cleverly inspired in design by the Kadu Kuruba Hadis, the local tribal village homestead, this picturesque wilderness resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini reservoir

IN Coorg Valley

Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate,Coorg

Bordered by the river Cauvery, Evolve Back is situated amidst a 300-acre working coffee and spice plantation, in a place often referred to as India’s Scotland.

IN Gir National Park

Woods At Sasan Resort and Spa

Nestled among 300 lush mango trees, Woods at Sasan  sits within this eight-acre orchard at the edge of the National Park.

The Fern Gir Forest Resort

In the land of the famous Asiatic lions at Sasan Gir, The Fern Gir Forest Resort offers 40 well-appointed, air-conditioned villas, suites, cottages and tents,

IN Manas Tiger Reserve

Musa Jungle Retreat

From the midnight trumpet of a wild elephant to the morning call of majestic peacocks, guests at the Musa Jungle Retreat can take in the sights and sounds of the Manas National Park's wild beings from the comfort of their cottages.

IN Kaziranga National Park

Infinity Resorts Kaziranga

Set in the midst of a thick bamboo grove, a plantation of betel nuts and fruit trees, Infinity Resort offers you a very comfortable abode high off the ground, built on a contemporary interpretation of old Assamese houses

MV Mahabaahu

A cruise on the M.V. Mahabaahu along the holy Brahmaputra River in India’s north-eastern states offers you a real insight into the region’s rich cultural heritage

IN Satpura Tiger Reserve

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is a cleverly designed conservation and wildlife lodge run by a family who are seasoned Bhopali hoteliers. This beautiful lodge is located in pristine forest close to Satpura National Park.

Forsyth Lodge

Forsyth Lodge’s founders pioneered Satpura’s rise to prominence, helping to catalyse its more innovative approach to nature tourism. This stylish lodge set in a once barren tract of 44 acres of farmland is now a restored forest with grassy meadows, alive again with birds and wildlife, reflecting their original passion.

Denwa Backwater Escape

Denwa Backwater Escape is the latest enterprise in an expanding portfolio of Pugdundee’s stylish lodges and overlooks the mesmerising backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River.

IN Pench Tiger Reserve

Baghvan – Taj Safaris

Located on the edge of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Baghvan is aptly named after India’s iconic Royal Bengal Tiger.

Pench Tree Lodge

The unique Pench Tree Lodge is set in one of the least explored areas on the northern borders of the Pench National Park, close to the picturesque village of Sarahiri.

Tuli Tiger Corridor

Spread over 22 acres this plush resort on the edge of the Pench forest is set around a large water body, with fifteen sumptuous cottages and eight spacious walk-in tents all furnished with rich antique style furniture and furnishings

IN Panna Tiger Reserve

Pashan Garh – Taj Safaris

Pashan Garh is built at the top of a small hill in 200 acres of wilderness adjoining Panna Tiger Reserve with far-reaching views of the tiger forest and a large waterhole that has been host to numerous big cats and antelopes.

Ken River Lodge

Spread over 50 acres of woodland, the lodge is built on the banks of the wide crocodile infested Ken river and is home to Shyamendra Singh, grandson of the Maharaja of Nagod

IN Kanha Tiger Reserve

Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Located in 110 acres of reclaimed and restored jungle, Singinawa is appropriately named in Sherpa language meaning ‘Protectors of the Sacred Forest’.

Kanha Earth Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge is tucked into 16 acres of reforested lands, adjoining the buffer forests of Kanha. Lying close to a small quintessential village community and rich farmlands,

Banjaar Tola – Taj Safaris

Banjaar Tola is a plush jungle safari lodge situated on the banks of the Banjaar River.

Chitvan Jungle Lodge

Spread over fourteen verdant green acres, Chitvan Jungle Lodge is a comfortable safari lodge that blends into its surrounding forest and farmlands and has been interwoven empathetically with its Gond tribal village neighbours.

Kanha Jungle Lodge

Naturalist and old timers Tarun and Dimple Bhati have run the Kanha Jungle lodge for over fifteen years, as part of Tiger Resorts Group

Kipling Camp

Kipling Camp was established by a well-known family of conservationists in the 1980’s with a strong wildlife and community focus.

Courtyard House

Situated near the pristine forests ofKanha is a quaint courtyard houseowned by hoteliers Neelesh and KirtyAgrawal, who welcome you to theirhomestead.

Tuli Tiger Resort

Tuli Tiger Resort is set in 22 acres of formal greenery and woodlands and a large natural pond that attracts a host of animals

Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge

Flame of the Forest is the dream ofnaturalist Karan Modi and his Swisswife Isabelle Heini.

IN Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Bandhav Vilas

Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya Hills and the natural beauty of the wild, Bandhav Vilas is a luxury jungle resort at the edge of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve; a good base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger.

Tree House Hideaway

Tree House Hideaway is located in 21 acres of forested land with five private tree houses, held up by stilts, each set in its own tree from where you exist amongst the birds and tree-bound mammals of the surrounding jungle.

Tiger’s Den Resort

Tiger’s Den Resort is located on the fringes of Tala village close to the park entrance and offers comfortable, detached cottages and suites within the three acres of verdant landscaped gardens and trees.

Mahua Kothi – Taj Safaris

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from the fragrant mahua or butter tree. The lodge is set in 40 acres of grounds and the original homestead has been tastefully renovated.

Kings Lodge

The lodge is set in a beautiful meadowed estate between rolling hills on two sides of the park. Thoughtfully designed with sensitivity and in harmony with the native features, you feel at peace surrounded by lush meadows, wooded hills and clear skies.

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Run by Amit Sankhala, grandson of the founder of Project Tiger Kailash Sankahala in the 1970’s, Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge is set in ten acres of grounds teeming with wildlife and the sounds of the jungle.

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