Heart Of Jungle Tour
Duration: 15 Nights & 16 Days
Destination: New Delhi – Tadoba – Pench – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Panna – Khajurho – Varanasi–New Delhi
Day 1: Arrival New Delhi
Arrive at the New Delhi International Airport. Wildlife Destination representative will assist you in getting transferred to your pre booked hotel. Check in at the hotel, Relax and get rid of jetlag. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Delhi: A Transition through Time - As you walk along the narrow by lanes of this city of dreams, tread softly. Every crumbling wall has a story to tell. Every yesterday is replete with history. Rulers have come and gone. The city has lived through wars and resurrection, repeatedly rising from the ashes. Cradling civilizations since times immemorial Delhi goes back hundreds of thousands of years back into time. Stone tools belonging to early Stone Age were discovered from the Aravalli tracts in and around Anangpur, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, the northern ridge and elsewhere - evidence that the Early Man lived here. Excavations at Mandoli and Bhorgarh in east and north-west Delhi respectively have thrown up remains of chalcolithic period dating back to 2nd millennium BC, 1st millennium BC as well remains of 4th-5th century AD have been traced here. The excavations of the ancient mound of Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas, located within the fold of the sixteenth century Purana Qila revealed evidence of continuous habitation of the site for almost 2500 years. According to the Mahabharata, the Pandavas founded their capital Indrapratha in the region known as Khandava-prastha. Delhi was also witness to the glories of the Maurya Empire during 3rd century BC. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, the chauffer will take you for a city tour. Enjoy the sightseeing of Old & New Delhi, visit places like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, a marvelous piece of art, etc. Evening will be free for leisure activities and shopping in the local bazaars. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Nagpur – Tadoba (Approx 151 Km By Road)
After Breakfast get driven to Domestic Airport to board on flight to Nagpur. Upon arrival at Nagpur Airport, drive to Tadoba Natioanl Park, Often referred to as "The Jewel of Vidharba". Upon arrival, check into the wildlife resort. Have your lunch in the afternoon and later go for evening jungle safari to the national park for wildlife sighting. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Tadoba National Park
Early morning jungle safari, later have your breakfast at the hotel. Tadoba wildfe includes Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha, Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Langur. Later, have dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel. .
Day 5: Tadoba – Pench (Approx 256 Km By Road)
After breakfast drive to Pench Natioanl Park. Upon arrival check into the wildlife resort. Have your lunch in the afternoon and later go for evening jungle safari to the national park for wildlife sighting. Stay overnight at the hotel. .
Pench National Park: 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. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book
Day 6: Pench National Park
Early morning jungle safari, later have your breakfast. 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. Later, have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Pench – Kanha (Approx 138 Km By Road)
Post breakfast drive to Kanha National Park. Check in at the hotel and Relax. . Rest of the day will be at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Kanha National Park: The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.
A heightened attraction within the Park is Bamni Dadar, popularly known as Sunset Point that offers the most awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs, magnifying the natural splendor of the area. Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the frequent sightings of Tigers roaming in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary remain the most popular draw.
How many of you have seen a tiger before? Most of the answers will be ambiguous because everyone wants to see a tiger. Then where can one spot TIGER? Well, even if there are circuses and zoo's all over India, there's some kind of a thrill you experiences when all of a sudden you came across a TIGER roaming freely in the wilderness of its natural habitat: the fields and forests of India. There are nucious beast,merous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving this fero but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly as in Kanha National Park.
Day 8: Kanha National Park
Get ready for the morning drive at Kanha National Park. Return to the hotel and have breakfast. Afternoon will be free at leisure. Enjoy the evening jeep safari. Return to the hotel and relax. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 9: Kanha – Bandhavgarh (Approx 244 Km By Road)
Post breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. Check in at the hotel and Relax. . Rest of the day will be at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km². The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 km². The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort).
This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of Leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh National Park
Get ready for the morning drive at Bandhavgarh National Park. Return to the hotel and have breakfast. Afternoon will be free at leisure. Enjoy the evening jeep safari. Return to the hotel and relax. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh – Panna National Park 200 Km
After breakfast get driven to Panna National Park is situated along the River Ken. The park is famous for large cats. The park also houses Tiger, Nilgai, Indian Crocodile, Long Snouted Gharial, Sloth Bear, Wolf, Chital, and Sambar. On arrival full day visit the park. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.
The climate of the region is tropical. Summers, somewhat scorching, are when one has the maximum chances of encountering the exclusive wildlife of this park. Winters are cold and comfortable and the temperature generally remains under 25°C. Monsoon touches this region in July and continues till mid-September.
Day 12: Panna National Park
Early morning jungle safari, later have your breakfast. You will explore the Royal Bengal Tigers here. It has the utmost density of tiger population in India. You will also capture the other animals in camera like Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Nilgai, Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, etc. Return to hotel, enjoy dinner and stay overnight at hotel
Day 13: Panna National Park - Khajuraho 35 kms
After breakfast, get driven to Khajuraho is famous for its 10th century Chandela dynasty temples and their erotic sculpture. On arrival, transfer to hotel. In the Afternoon visit 10th century Chandela temples. The Western Group of Temples includes the temples of Kandariya Mahadeo and Chuansat Yogini. Stay overnight at the hotel
Khajuraho: A UNESCO world heritage site in central India, Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs. Khajuraho was one of the capitals of the Chandela kings, who from the 9th to the 11th century CE developed a large realm, which at its height included almost all of what is now Madhya Pradesh state. Khajuraho extended over 21 sq. km and contained about 85 temples built by multiple rulers from about 950 to 1050. In the late 11th century the Chandela, in a period of chaos and decline, moved to hill forts elsewhere. Khajuraho continued its religious importance until the 14th century (Ibn Batuta was impressed by it) but was afterwards largely forgotten; its remoteness probably saved it from the desecration that Muslim conquerors generally inflicted on Hindu monuments. In 1838 a British army captain, TS Burt, employed by the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, came upon information that led him to the rediscovery of the complex of temples in the jungle in Khajuraho.
Day 14: Khajuraho – Varanasi (by flight)
After breakfast, get driven to Khajuraho Airport to board your flight to Varanasi. After arrival and check in at the hotel in Varanasi, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Late afternoon, visit the famous temples of Varanasi such as Vishwanath temple, Annapurna temple, Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple and the Tulsi Manas temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Varanasi
Early morning, boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experience of a visit to India. After breakfast at the hotel, half day sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from the 6th century B.C to 12th century A.D. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16: Varanasi – Delhi (by flight)
After breakfast transfer to Varanasi airport to board your flight to New Delhi.
End of Program/ Services Check In/ Out at all hotels as 12 Noon.