Duration: 12 Days
Places to visit : New Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Pench – Nagpur – New Delhi
Day 1. Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival at the airport in New Delhi you will be received by the representatives of Nature Safari India who will then take you to the hotel. Overnight at New Delhi.
Day 2. New Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh
Early morning transfer to the airport to board a flight to Jabalpur. Meeting and assistance on arrival in Jabalpur and drive to Bandhavgarh, 200 kms/4 hrs drive. Lunch and afternoon game drive to the National Park. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Days 3-4. Bandhavgarh
Morning and afternoon game drives, meals and overnight at hotel.
Bandhavgarh National Park lies in the North Eastern border of Madhya Pradesh and northern edges of the Satpura Mountain Ranges. This Park contains 32 hills and a natural fort in the centre.
The National Park is mainly known for its tiger population. This is the place where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the Park include Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Fox and Jackal. The reptile population in the Park includes cobras, kraits, vipers, ratsnakes, pythons, lizards and turtles. There are two primate species, the Rhesus Macaque and the Hanuman Langur.
At independence Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. After the Park was created poaching was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. Small dams and water holes were built to solve the problem of water shortage. Grazing by local cattle was stopped and the village within the Park boundaries was relocated. The tigers, in particular, prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them.
Day 5. Bandhavgarh – Kanha
After breakfast depart for Kanha National Park, 275kms/6-7 hrs drive. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Days 6-7. Kanha
Morning and afternoon Jeep safaris to the National Park. All meals and overnight at the hotel.
Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendour which form the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park is the only habitat of the rare Hardground Barasingha. It is one of the most well-maintained National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world.
Kanha has about 40 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the Indian Gaur, the largest of the world’s cattle; the Sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the Chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, (Indian wild dog), and an occasional leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the Park including the cattle egret, black ibis, hawk eagle and the red-wattled lapwing. Shravantal is an old, earthenbound tank in the central Kanha meadows, which happens to be an important watering hole for a large number of water fowl in winter. Bamni Dadar, known as Sunset Point, is the most beautiful section of the Park and the view of the sunset from this spot is absolutely mesmerizing.
Day 8. Kanha- Pench
After breakfast drive to Pench National Park, 210km/5 hrs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Days 9-10. Pench
Morning and afternoon Jeep safaris to Pench National Park. All meals and overnight at the hotel.
Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills, is named after the Pench River which flows from north to south through the Park. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh. Pench became the 19th Project Tiger Reserve in 1992 and totals 758 sq km. The undulating topography supports a mosaic of vegetation ranging from moist, sheltered valleys to open, dry deciduous forest. Cheetal, sambar, jackals and wild dogs are common. Langurs are very common whereas the Rhesus monkeys may be seen occasionally on the fringes. Pench boasts of more than 210 species of birds that also include several migratory ones.
Day 11. Pench – Nagpur – New Delhi
Morning game drive to Pench National Park. Lunch at resort and later transfer to Nagpur, 90 km/2 hrs drive, to board a flight to New Delhi in early evening. Upon arrival in New Delhi transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 12. Fly back home
Transfer to international airport at appropriate time to board a flight back home.
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