Morning on the Ghats, Varanasi, India

Central India

Central India is known for the best tiger parks in India as well as boasting some of the most impressive cultural sights.

Across Central India, you find ancient forts and temples and superb wildlife parks. Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, is one of India’s holiest cities and religious rituals are performed on a daily basis on the edge of the River Ganges, a sight to behold. Located in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura and Pench are all abundant with wildlife and offer good tiger sightings and excellent accommodation options.


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Tiger, India

Track Tigers in Central India

Visit one of India’s wildlife parks – Madhya Pradesh, Kanha, Bandavgarh, Satpura and Pench in search for tigers.

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Great Stupa, Sanchi, India

Visit the Sanchi Stupa

Discover Sanchi’s 2,000-year-old stupas, a reflection of the Buddhist influences in this region.

Morning on the Ghats, Varanasi, India

Visit the Holy City of Varanasi

Journey to one of India’s holiest cities, and watch religious rituals being performed daily on the banks of the River Ganges.

Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

Visit the Temples of Khajuraho

Visit Khajuraho and discover some of India’s best-known temples covered with erotic carvings.

Ajanta Caves, India

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Explore the astonishing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples at Ajanta and Ellora, all carved into hillside rock.

Lucknow, India


Visit the interesting city of Lucknow which boasts two superb mausoleums and grandiose monuments.

Mandu Fort, India


Visit this beautiful deserted 15th-century Islamic city, surrounded by lakes, forests and monuments.

Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, India

Gwalior Fort

Discover the fascinating Gwalior Fort and a stay at the Usha Kiran Palace.

Temples, Orchha, India

Orchha Palace

Watch the sunset over the magnificent palaces and forts of Orchha.


  • Khajuraho
  • Lucknow
  • Orchha
  • Sanchi
  • Gwalior
  • Varanasi
  • Kanha National Park
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Pench National Park
  • Ajanta
  • Ellora

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