Day 08 – Day 09: Kanha
Morning and afternoon, jungle excursions in shared jeep.
Kanha National Park, which is one of the most well known tiger reserves worldwide, is located among the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Its creation took place among, and after, a lot of turbulence and storm within concerned circles regarding rampant killing of wildlife in the area at the time. The central Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary way back in 1933 but got its status as a National Park in 1955. It covers a large area of 1,945 square kilometers, out of which 940 square kilometers form the main park. The altitude of the park ranges from 450 meters to 900 meters above sea level. The temperature, depending on the season, ranges from 0 degrees in the winters to 48 degrees in the summers. The park remains open from the 01st of November to the 30th of June. Sometimes, as with most parks of the country, it can be closed earlier if the monsoon season arrives sooner than expected. The park has a heavy monsoon season with an average annual rainfall of 1600mm. The basic infrastructure at the park is well developed and visits can "mostly" be expected to pass without any problems.
Kanha is also famous for its animal conservation efforts made in collaboration and cooperation with the local resident communities. One of the famous success stories of the park is the survival of the Barasingha population in the park which went down to as low as 66 animals in 1970 from the earlier 3000 and which through huge efforts has now revived to a respectable number of around 1000. Kanha boasts of many such success stories of which this is only an example.
Kanha National Park is world famous for its tigers. Tiger sightings are not as rare as in most other parks of the country. The only other reserves in the country that can claim to have as many sightings as Kanha are Ranthambore and Kanha's own neighbour, Bandhavgarh.
Other than the tiger, some of the more frequently seen animals in the park consist of Leopards, Gaur, Chausinghas, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer (Barasingha), Blackuck, Langurs, Wild Boars, Porcupines, Mouse Deer, Hyenas, Jackals and Wild Dogs (Dholes).
The reptile residents of the park consist of Monitor Lizards, Pythons and a large variety of other snakes.
Overnight at Singinawa Jungle Lodge (Singinawa Cottage)
Day 10: Kanha / Pench (114 Kms) (03 Hrs Drive) (Pench National Park is closed on Wednesday afternoon for all activities)
After breakfast, we will drive to Pench. Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine etc.
Upon arrival in Pench, check into Pench Jungle Camp
Afternoon, jungle safari in shared jeep
Overnight at Pench Jungle Camp (AC Tent)
Day 11: Pench / Tadoba (The Park remains completely closed on Tuesday)
After breakfast, we will drive to tadoba Upon arrival check into Bamboo Safari Lodge – an amazing wilderness lodge where you can relax, unwind, and rejuvenate yourself... Besides, the lodge is designed keeping in mind the local environs, and carefully combined with smart well-wooded furnishings. Moreover, this beautiful place allows you to get back into the lap of nature, far from the madding crowd, but never too far from comfort and luxury. In addition, each room has a private verandah that looks out over the dramatic wilds around the camp, as well as open to sky large bath tub (available in ground floor rooms).
If you love exploring the rich and intense wildlife of India, then this one will give you Goosebumps!! Accompanied by your naturalist, this Evening proceed on a safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve - Spread over with a core area of 625 sq km and a bigger buffer zone of 1102 sq km. For safari you can also opt for battery operated Eco Rangers, available at the Bamboo lodge.
Overnight at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge (Lake Facing Villa)
Day 12: Tadoba (Jeep Safari) (The Park remains completely closed on Tuesday)
If you love exploring the rich and intense wildlife of India, then this one will give you Goosebumps!! Accompanied by your naturalist, this Morning and Evening proceed on a safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve - Spread over with a core area of 625 sq km and a bigger buffer zone of 1102 sq km. For safari you can also opt for battery operated Eco Rangers, available at the Bamboo lodge.
These safaris are scheduled for tiger sightings and looking for the bigger game. We will also look for the less seen animals like the leopard cat, jungle cat and the rusty spotted cat. Leopards are also a rare sight, and we will try to track one down. Moreover, this amazing national park is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants. In addition to that, our other highlight includes: sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, bison, barking deer, nil gai, sambar, and cheatal.
Overnight at Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge (Lake Facing Villa)
Day 13: Tadoba / Nagpur (140 Kms) (03 Hrs Drive) (The Park remains completely closed on Tuesday)
Nagpur / Delhi (6E 202 – 1950 / 2130 Hrs)
Delhi / Departure
Accompanied by a Naturalist, this Morning, proceed on a Nature Walk to get an experience that would make your visit to Tadoba even more unique and memorable. This amazing walk gives you the perfect opportunity to observe the quaint country-life as well as local flora & fauna - an ideal place to spot some rare species of Birds such as, Wall creeper, Spot Bellied Eagle, Owl, Great Hornbill, and Crested Kingfisher to just name a few.
Later, we will drive to Nagpur
Upon arrival in Nagpur, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi
Meeting & assistance upon arrival in Delhi & transfer to the international airport to board your onward flight
No hotel quoted for this day
We do hope the flavour of India will remain on your taste buds for all times to come and hopefully would kindle an indelible fondness for the country and her people; Thank you for being our guest, and as we say in India ‘Please Come back Soon”
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!!
Tour Cost Based On 02 People Traveling Together Sharing 01 Room
NOTE: - Hotel Upgrades available upon request
*T & C Apply
Includes: Accommodation on twin share basis; daily American breakfast ; air-conditioned private car for all journeys and tours; local guides ; Old Delhi, Customized Rickshaw Tour; Jungle Excursions in Bandhavgarh & Kanha in shared Jeep in Premium Zone; Shared Jungle safaris in Pench; Shared Safaris in Tadoba; Airfare for the Delhi / Jabalpur & Nagpur / Delhi sectors in economy class (Discounted airfare subject to change & availability).