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Tigers of Central India

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • Asia
  • India

Price:

From $3,220

Stay:

8 nights

Travel Dates:

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 until Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Description:

Tigers of Central India - 9 Days / 8 Nights - from $3220* per person (with We Must Travel).

The Tiger population in India has reached 2967 in 2018 from 1411 in 2006. Now India is home to 70% of the world’s Tiger population and this is perhaps the best time for Tiger tourism. The Tiger sighting was never as good as it’s now. Our Tigers of Central India tour is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts and Tiger lovers. If its tigers you’re looking for, then perhaps Bandhavgarh, Kanha & Pench Parks are some of the best National Parks in the country you must visit. Indian National Parks offer visitors nature at its rustic best and an enticing variety of flora and fauna. The jungles and hills of Central India provide a stunning backdrop to this journey back to childhood. These rich landscapes provided the inspiration for the stories of the ‘man cub’, Mowgli and the fearsome Sher Khan, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. Here, amongst some of the largest and most pristine national parks in India, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and Baloo, as you search out the elusive and majestic Royal Bengal tiger.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Delhi 

Arrive at Delhi International Airport and transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure

Your accommodation in Delhi is for 01 night in The Lalit Hotel including breakfast

Day 02: Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh National Park (B/L/D)

This morning transfer to Delhi Airport for your flight to Jabalpur. On arrival, transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park.

This afternoon you will be taken for Jeep Safari to explore the Park and its wildlife. Once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa, where an alarming number of tigers were hunted down in pre-independence India. Today, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a compact reserve (448 sq. km) of sal trees, bamboo thickets and grasslands, teeming with birds and animals and the highest population of tigers anywhere in India. The park is now home to 22 species of wildlife, including the regal ‘gaur’, umpteen varieties of deer and carnivores such as the striped hyena, jungle cat and sloth bear and over 250 species of birds. Within the park is the Bandhavgarh Fort now in ruins and largely overrun by the surrounding forests.

Your accommodation in Bandhavgarh is for 02 nights in Kings Lodge including all mean meals

Day 03: Bandhavgarh National Park (B/L/D)

Spend the morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in the park, each time of the day provides a different perspective as the numerous prey species – Sambar deer, langur, wild boar and barking deer – come out of hiding, luring the mighty Bengal tiger and the elusive Indian leopard

Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park (B/L/D)

This morning enjoy another Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Later in the afternoon we drive to Kanha National Park (approx. 5 hrs). Kanha and the nearby forests provided inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book. Imagine the mighty Sher Khan prowling close by as you watch and wait, secreted in your ‘hide’! Kanha is an outstanding National Park with about 30 species of mammals and 225 species of birds.

Your accommodation in Kanha is for 02 nights in Kanha Earth Lodge including all mean meals

Day 05: Kanha National Park (B/L/D)

Today you will enjoy a morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park. The variety of habitat gives rise to a wonderful mix of animals to spot – the grassland plateau is home to the Gaur (Indian bison) and four-horned Antelope, whilst in dense clumps of forest shy jungle cat and civet roam. Here Project Tiger is actively pursuing conservation projects in the park, increasing the chance of seeing a tiger.

Day 06: Kanha National Park – Pench National Park (B/L/D)

This morning enjoy another thrilling Jeep safari in the Kanha National Park

This afternoon we drive to Pench National Park for another chance to spot wildlife in another one of India’s superb tiger park’s. Species who call the park home include leopard, porcupine, hyena, and barking deer. There are over 210 species of birds – including peafowl, magpie robin and crimson breasted barbet.

Your accommodation in Pench is for 02 nights in Pench Tree Lodge including all mean meals

Day 07: Pench National Park (B/L/D)

Today you will enjoy a morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Pench National Park. Pench lies at the foot of the Satpura range with undulating terrain – small hills, open grass meadows and dense forests. Spend the morning and afternoon exploring the park in search of sloth bear, gaur, nilgai, wild dog, chausingha, jackals, rhesus macaque and flying squirrels.

Day 08: Pench National Park – Nagpur – Delhi (B)

This morning time to say goodbye to Central India’s great National Parks and transfer to Nagpur Airport for your flight to Delhi

Transfer to your Hotel in Delhi

Your accommodation in Delhi is for 01 night in The Lalit Hotel including breakfast

Day 09: Delhi (B)

Today transfer to Delhi International Airport for your return flight

 

Inclusions:

  • 08 Nights accommodation in Hotels/Lodges as mentioned above including taxes
  • Accommodation in Delhi including breakfast
  • Accommodation in Bandhavgarh, Kanha & Pench including all main meals
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Delhi
  • All transportation services in a private Air conditioned vehicle with driver
  • 09 Jeep Safaris in National Parks on shared basis (Supplement applicable for exclusive Jeep Safaris)
  • All National Parks entrance fees/permits

Exclusions: 

  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Delhi – Jabalpur & Nagpur – Delhi)
  • Visa, Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Excess baggage penalty for domestic flights (do check with us about baggage allowance on domestic flights)
  • Beverages during pre-arranged meals
  • Tipping for porters/guides/drivers
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, pay movies, room services, mini bars laundries or other expenditures during the tour.

Dates: 01st October 2019 to 31st March 2020 (except from 20th Dec to 05th Jan whereby a surcharge will apply).

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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