Lion Safari in India Tour

Discover nature’s raw beauty on this 8 Days tour of the Sasan Gir National Park & the Pench Tiger Reserve. This carefully curated Lion Safari in India tour allows you to tread off-the-beaten-path and witness the rare and enigmatic big cats – Asiatic Lion, Bengal Tiger & the Indian Leopard

taj mahal and lion safari in India tour

India’s striking diversity makes it important for travellers to venture with a well-planned tour. Therefore, if you are planning for a holiday in India, our well-crafted tour program – The Lion Safari in India tour, is sure to offer you with a slice of the multifarious nature of the country, ranging from the passionate city of Mumbai to Agra-the home city of Taj Mahal.

Our journey begins from Mumbai, from where we travel to Sasan Gir to witness the abode of Asiatic Lions on a Gir National Park safari. Thenceforth we fly to Nagpur to relish the spectacle of the Bengal Tigers at Pench National Park. Thereafter, we travel all the way to the renowned city of Agra not only to enjoy the beautiful World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal, but also to visit the historic Agra Fort. We wrap up the journey with a short trip through the city of Delhi that is the melting pot of the time-honoured traditions and fast pacing modernity.

Itinerary

8 Days / 7 Nights

This Enigmatic Big Cats – Lion Safari in India tour has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

Land at the Mumbai International Airport where our travel representative welcomes you and helps your transfer to the domestic terminal of the same airport. From there, board the flight to Diu. There on you will travel by car to Sasan Gir which will be your base for the next two days as well.

Mumbai is the economic and financial capital of India and also the city of much loved Bollywood- the Hindi film industry.

Over the coming two days, unravel the hidden wild treasures of Sasan Gir during your morning and afternoon safaris. Taking two safaris every day results in a good chance of being able to spot the maximum number of wild animals and birds which is the actual purpose of your Gir Lion Safari tour. A guide well-versed with this lion safari park in India accompanies you to ensure best sighting and photography experiences.

The only home of the world-renowned Asiatic Lions, Gir National Park is an indispensable component of your best Lion Safari in India tour. Along with good chances of being able to have a glimpse of this magnificent wildcat, you can also catch glances of Blackbuck, hyenas, Gir foxes, and a plethora of rare bird species. All thanks to the dedicated efforts of the government forest department, NGOs and social activists; the population of Asiatic Lions in India at the Gir National Park could be raised to 523 in 2015 from just 20 in 1900. Click on the Gir National Park information link for more details. Also, to book your safaris online, do visit the Gir safari booking link

Overnight stay in: Gir

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to another pleasant morning amidst the wilderness of Gir and set out for an early morning game drive. Upon arriving back at the lodge, enjoy a fresh breakfast and get ready for your on-road journey to Diu wherefrom you will board your flight to Mumbai.

After arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can relax for the night and rejuvenate yourself for some more action-packed days.

Overnight stay in: Mumbai

Meals included: Breakfast

Savour an early breakfast at the hotel, soon after which it is time to board your flight to Nagpur. Upon arrival at Nagpur airport, our travel representative greets you and assists you on your road journey to the Pench National Park. It is a 100km drive and takes about 3 hours.

By the time you reach Pench, it is already time for lunch. So relish an appetizing midday meal and prepare yourself for some thrill as this is the time for your first tiger safari to Pench National Park.

You never know whether this could be your best Tiger Safari in India as the national reserve houses a huge variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. Bengal Tigers are the most prominent attractions of this park and their sighting is the prime motive of all the visitors. Due to increase in the number of Tigers to 40, they can now be spotted quite easily. Apart from this majestic cat, other wilds found here include Indian Leopard, Wild Cat, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear and many more. You can also try rafting amidst wilderness in the Pench river flowing through the reserve and from which it has also got the name Pench National Park.

Overnight stay in: Pench

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another lovely morning around the Pench National Park and two more chances for thrilling game drives. You can also indulge in adventure and recreational activities at the resort.

Overnight stay in: Pench

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the last morning at Pench and soon after breakfast it is time to drive off to Jabalpur. From there, you will board a train to Agra and this will be an overnight journey. Travelling in Indian Railway trains certainly makes this Lion safari in India tour even more fun-packed.

Overnight stay in: Train

Meals included: Breakfast

Our travel representative welcomes you at the Agra station and facilitates your transfer and check-in at the hotel. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and relax for a while until it is time to proceed for a city tour of Agra around the afternoon.

Renowned not only in India but across the world for its architectural excellence and brilliant craftsmanship, Taj Mahal is an inimitable monument also included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Not only that, it is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must visit place for anyone who is holidaying in India. The structure dates back to 17th century and was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. There is an interesting story associated with the construction of Taj Mahal that the king cut arms of all the craftsmen who drew the monument together so that they cannot ever recreate a similar structure.

Another spot to be visited in Agra is the Agra Fort.

Overnight stay in: Agra

Meals included: Breakfast

This is the last day of your Gir National Park forest tour & Pench tiger safari and it begins with a delightful complimentary breakfast at the hotel. Then begins your drive to Delhi which shall take around 3 to 4 hours to complete.

A short city tour of Delhi has been pre-arranged for you and begins shortly upon your arrival. Drive through the busy yet friendly roads to explore some of the best historical inheritances of the capital of India. Delhi is an ideal city where glory of olden days intermingles with the vitality and profusion of modernity. It is also a great place for food loving people.

Around the evening it is time to reach the airport for your return flight to home country. We hope to have made your Lion safari in India tour the best of all your vacations!

Overnight stay in: N/A

Meals included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Asiatic Lions, Tigers, Leopard, Indian Bison or Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Chausingha, Black bucksThe Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Hyena, Sloth Bear, Indian Mongoose

Must Do’s

Experience the ride on a Indian Railways train journey from Jabalpur to Agra

Ideal for

Wildlife and photographic enthusiasts, first-time travellers, families and couples

Options & Extension

This Gir forest safari and Pench tiger reserve tour can be extended to enjoy a city tour of Mumbai & Delhi

Featured Camps & Lodges

Learn more about the luxurious properties available for your trip.

Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharingPrice
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast at all hotels, except at the featured Camps & Lodges
  • Transfers and sightseeing by an air-conditioned Toyota Innova vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Entrance fees at monuments in Agra
  • Services of English-speaking tour guide at Agra
  • Bottled drinking water provided during tours and long drives
  • All government taxes applicable
  • First AC Class train fare from Jabalpur to Agra
  • Economy class airfares on the following route:  Mumbai/Diu/Mumbai, Mumbai/Nagpur

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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