Stripes of Tiger Tour
Duration: 13 Nights & 14 Days
Destination: New Delhi – Tadoba – Pench – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – 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. Stay overnight at the hotel.
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 andBhorgarh 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.
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: New Delhi – Nagpur ( By Flight ) – 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 resort.
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 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. Overnight stay at resort.
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 in located in the 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 (Approx 196 Km By Road)
Post breakfast drive to Panna National Park. Check-In and relax at the hotel. Lunch & Evening Park Safari by Gypsy. Overnight at Panna.
Panna National Park: 32 km from Khajuraho, Panna National Park is situated in India"s heartland- Madhya Pradesh. Panna is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country. Famous for its wild cats, it also houses tigers, deer and antelopes. Tiger (Panthera tigris), the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with his fellow beings - leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena, caracal and smaller cats. Sloth bear has his most favourite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The grasslands and wooded areas are dotted with sambar the largest of Indian deers, chital, nilgai, chinkara and chowsingha. The park is home to 200 species of birds, including migratory ones. The main attractions are white necked stork, Paradise flycatcher; Blossom headed Parakeet, Scimitar Babbler, wild goose, King Vulture and honey Buzzard.
Day 12: Panna National Park
Get ready for the morning drive at Panna 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 13: Panna National Park – Khajuraho (35 kms. / 01 hr.)
Get ready for the morning drive at Panna National Park. Return to the hotel and have breakfast. After having your breakfast leave for Khajuraho.
Check-In and relax at the hotel, evening will be free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Khajuraho: The temple town of Khajuraho, once the great Chandela capital, is today a village of about a few thousand people in the interiors of Central India, in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. History records the existence of 85 temples, of which only 25, strewn amidst lakes and fields, have survived. The erotic temples of Khajuraho are one of India's major attractions. They are superb examples of Indo - Aryan architecture and the sculptures around the temples depict various aspects of Indian life over 1000 years ago - gods, goddesses, warriors, musicians, real and mythological animals and above all women and sex. Khajuraho's temples date from 950 - 1050 AD and were built by later Chandela Kings.
Day 14: Khajuraho – Delhi – Onward Destination
Morning breakfast. Later drive to Khajuraho Airport to connect flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
End of Program/ Services Check In/ Out at all hotels as 12 Noon.