Ranthambhore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh safari



India is a unique country, the fact that the most powerful beast, the Tiger, and man coexist is a riddle in itself. Is it the humanness of the Tiger and Tigerness of the humans that has made them adapt over the centuries to accept each other. The fact that a couple of dozen Tigers need same area as couple of million humans to live is an example enough of human adaptability. This is visible in areas close to the national parks.

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Category
National Parks Safari Photography
Location
Nights
13
Accommodation
4 & 5 Star Lodges
Safari vehicle Transportation

Tour Highlights

New Delhi – Ranthambhore – New Delhi - Raipur – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi - fly back

 

 

  • Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha are prime examples of very good Tiger population living close to the humans. The role of the state in conservation cannot be diluted either. These three parks are on the world map for consistent good Tiger sightings, and good conservation practices.
  • In this tour we take you to show these unique parks interact with local community to see how they live with the Tigers in their backyard. The co-existence of Tigers and Tribes is best seen in these parks.

 

Day wise Breakup of tour

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi (by flight)

On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 2140hrs. You will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel, explain and handover all the travel related documents, and further assist you in check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

Spend the full day today seeing the Capital of India. The Old and New Delhi are like day and night, land of contrasts. While New Delhi was designed by Lutyens, the soul of Delhi is Old Delhi. Destroyed over 7 times in last few centuries by various dynasties, each dynasty has left an indelible mark on the culture of the place. A full day is not enough, but actually enough to give you a reasonable idea about the past decorated times of the place.

Day 03: New Delhi – Ranthambhore (day train)

Early breakfast and transfer to the railway station to board 01st Air-conditioned sleeper class day train at 0740hrs. Our representative will assist you in boarding the train with your baggage. He will make you comfortable on your designated berth, with water, and some fruits, he will advise you on the journey, and where to get off. The train attendant will assist you in deboarding at 1240hrs at Sawai Madhopur railway station.

Our representative will receive you at the railway station with your name card, assist you with your baggage and transfer you to the Resort. Check in at the resort. Lunch and proceed for the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 04: Ranthambhore

Morning & evening safaris in the park. Meals at the resort. Overnight at the hotel in Ranthambhore.

Ranthambhore is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Ranthambhore with an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambhore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris.

Day 05: Ranthambhore

Morning & evening jeep safaris in the park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort.

Ranthambhore with an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambhore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris.

Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness.

Day 06: Ranthambhore – New Delhi (by day train)

Morning game drive to the national park and breakfast at resort and after early lunch or (packed lunch) transfer to Sawai Madhopur station to board a 1st or 02nd A/C Sleeper class day train to New Delhi at 1230 hrs. Arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 1845 hrs and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi .

Day 07: New Delhi – Raipur - Kanha (flight + 200 kms/2 hrs drive)

Early breakfast, and transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 0640 hrs to arrive Raipur at 0820hrs. Met at the airport and drive to Kanha National Park 220 kms / 4 hour drive. On arrival check into the Resort. After lunch go for afternoon jeep safari to the national park.

Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

Day 08: In Kanha

Wake up at 0500hrs, tea coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning jeep 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 afternoon jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 09: 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 afternoon jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 10: Kanha – Bandhavgarh (by surface 280 kms/6 hrs drive)

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

Day 11: In Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort. Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the national park

Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. 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.

Overnight at the resort.

Day 12 In Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort. Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the national 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. The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D., the Vakatakas from the 3rd century A.D., From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve.

This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights. 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 resort.

Day 13 Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road 200 kms / 4 hrs drive)

Morning jeep safari in the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport 200 kms /4hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1750 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 1945 hrs and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 New Delhi - fly back home

After breakfast transfer to International airport to board a flight to back home.





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