The Jungle Book

Kanha and Pench Safari



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            TRIP OVERVIEW
Category
National Parks Safari Photography
Location
Nights
09
Accommodation
4 & 5 Star Lodges
Safari vehicle Transportation

Tour Highlights

New Delhi – Nagpur – Pench – Kanha - Jabalpur – New Delhi - fly back

 

 

  • Visit the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book at Pench and Kanha.
  • Pench and Kanha are large tiger landscapes with important forest corridors that provide support to over 200 Tigers.
  • Kanha is the last home to 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 - An amazing conservation story.
  • Legendary tigers such as “Collarwali” – a massive tiger in success and stature. She has successfully raised 26 cubs to adulthood in her lifetime thus far : more than any other Wild Cat known to man.
  • Sighting rare and endangered species such as the Indian Leopard, Indian Wild Dogs, and Vultures in Pench.
  • Big herds of the Gaur -the largest wild bovine on Earth- roam the grasslands at Pench and Kanha National Park.
  • The old villages interspersed between tracts of forest take us back to the time of Mowgli.

 

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 - Nagpur - Pench (flight + 100 kms/2 hrs drive)

Early breakfast, and transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 0610 hrs to arrive Nagpur at 0750hrs. Met at the airport and drive to Pench National Park 100 kms / 2 hour drive. On arrival check into the Resort. After lunch go for the afternoon game drive to the national park.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Tadoba

Day 03: In Pench

Morning and afternoon Jeep safaris to the National park. Meals and overnight at the resort.

A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is crisscrossed by a number of streams and 'nallahs' most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up in April end, a number of water pools locally known as 'dohs' are found which serve as water holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period.

Day 04: In Pench

Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park. Meals and overnight at the resort.

In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs of upto 15 or more wild dog can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve. Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth beer occupy the rocky areas and favour mahul bel infested forest. Chinkara is present in very small numbers and is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.

Day 05: Pench – Kanha (210 kms /4-5 hrs drive)

After morning jeep safari to the national park and after lunch drive to Kanha national park 210 kms/ 4-5 hour drive. On arrival check into the Resort. Dinner and overnight at the lodgein Kanha.

Day 06: In Kanha

Wake up at 0500hrs, tea coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning safari to the National park.

Day 08: 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 afternoon jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 07: In Kanha

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the national park. 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 08: In Kanha

Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park. Meals and overnight at the lodges.

Day 09: Kanha – 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 lodge.


Day10 New Delhi Fly back home

After breakfast transfer to International airport to board flight back home or onward destinations








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