Kaziranga, Kanha and Bandhavgarh Safari



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            TRIP OVERVIEW
Category
National Parks Safari Photography
Location
Nights
12
Accommodation
4 & 5 Star Lodges
Safari vehicle Transportation

Tour Highlights

New Delhi – Guwahati - Kaziranga – Guwahati – New Delhi – Raipur – Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - New Delhi Fly Back

 

 

  • India’s Big 5 : Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Greater One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Water Buffalo and the Swamp Deer.
  • Visit the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book at Pench and Kanha, which takes you back to another time.
  • Over 2400 Greater One Horned Rhinos are found here at Kaziranga – UNESCO World Heritage site with a fantastic conservation story.
  • Bandhavgarh has historically been the best place in the world to spot Tigers with one of the highest density of Tigers.
  • Being old hunting grounds, the natural pathways between the jungle are well-connected by the jeep tracks, and the exhilarating experience of tracking a tiger can be felt here.
  • The Old Sal Forests of Kanha houses one of the some of the largest male Royal Bengal Tigers of India.
  • Kanha’s landscape has inspired the events behind the story of The Jungle Book, and takes one right back to another time and place.
  • Witness another success story for conservation for the Hard Ground Swamp Deer(Rucervus duvaucelli branderii) or the “Barasingha” whose population has risen from 66 individuals in the 1960’s to around 800 in present time – and is the last suriving wild population at Kanha.
  • Packs of Indian Wild Dogs or “Dhole” share hunting grounds with the Tigers at Kanha National Park.
  • Though having a large density of big mammals, Kaziranga, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks are excellent birding destinations with over a quarter of India’s bird species recorded here.
  • Kaziranga, Kanha and Bandhavgarh provide opportunities to photograph Wildlife amongst the massive grasslands along with chances of capturing amazing tiger behavior.
  • The Western Hoolock Gibbon, a subspecies of the Hoolock Gibbon, is India’s only ape species and can be seen in certain tracts of Kaziranga.

 

Day wise Breakup of tour

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi (by flight)

On arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel and assist you in check in at the hotel. He will also handover and explain all travel related documents.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi – Guwahati – Kaziranga (by flight + 250 kms/5 hrs drive)

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board a flight at 0605 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Guwahati airport at 0835 hrs and drive to Kaziranga National Park 250 kms / 5hrs drive. On arrival check into the resort. Lunch at resort and afternoon jeep safari to the national park.

Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in Assam and covers an area of 430 sq km along the river Brahmaputra in the North and the Karbi Ang long hills in the South. The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes. The Park is a world heritage site and was declared a national Park in 1974. The landscape is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools.

Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is famous for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools. It has been declared as National Park in 1974.

Dinner and overnight at Resort.

Day 03: In Kaziranga

Morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the national park. Breakfast and lunch at the Resort.

Kaziranga National Park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tiger, elephant, water buffalo, gaur, leopard cat, otter and monitor lizard. Some of the birds that can be commonly sighted are the flamingo, crane, grey-headed fishing eagle, whistling teal, crested serpent eagle, open-billed stork, swamp partridge, osprey, cormorant, heron and marsh harrier. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

Day 04: In Kaziranga

Morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the national park. Breakfast and lunch at the Resort.

Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

Day 05: Kaziranga – Guwahati – New Delhi (250 kms/5 hrs drive+ flight)

Morning jeep safari to the national park and after breakfast drive to Guwahati 250kms to board a flight at 1600 hrs to arrive New Delhi at 1900 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at New Delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight at New Delhi.

Day 06: New Delhi – Raipur – Kanha ( By flight + 210 kms/4 hrs drive)

Morning transfer to the airport to board a flight at 0520hrs to arrive Raipur at 0705 hrs Met at the Raipur airport and drive to Kanha National Park 210 kms / 4 hours drive.

Lunch at resort and afternoon jeep safari to the national park. Kanha is located right in the heart of India, which also gives you an opportunity to experience the rural, tribal, and agricultural parts of India.

Dinner and overnight at resort.

Day 07: In Kanha

Wake up at 0500hrs, tea coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning safari to the National park. Kanha's sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor 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 (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi).

This is the original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha.

Continue your search for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment. Return from Safari around 1130hrs. Freshen up, and Lunch is served. Depart for evening jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 08: In Kanha

Wake up, and get ready for another day of adventure in the National park. The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha's western and eastern halves. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programmes have been launched, for the overall protection of the park's fauna and flora. Kanha boasts of about 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the 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, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and the red-wattled lapwings.

Depart for evening jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

Day 09: Kanha – Bandhavgarh (by surface 280 kms/6 hrs drive )

Morning jeep safari to the national a park and later depart for Bandhavgarh, 280kms, 6 hours drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 10: In Bandhavgarh

Morning breakfast and depart for Bandhavgarh, 280kms, 6 hours drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Lunch, afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two primate species - the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur - inhabit Bandhavgarh.

Dinner and overnight at the Resort

Day 11: In Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning & evening Jeep drives in the park.

Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana.

More recently, Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve. 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 and hunting was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road 200 kms / 4 hrs drive)

Morning Jeep drive in the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport 200 kms /4hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1825 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 2020 hrs and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at New Delhi.

Day 13 New Delhi Fly back home

After breakfast free for leisure activities and later transfer to International airport to board flight back home.








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