The Tiger Trail (8n/9d)

The Bengal Tiger .. Indias largest feline predator

The Bengal Tiger .. Indias largest feline predator

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to a hotel close to the airport for the night stay.

Day 02 – Delhi to Nagpur/ Flight and drive to Pench National park.
Transfer to the domestic airport in time for flight to Nagpur. Upon arrival at nagpur transfer to Pench NP. This is a two and half hrs. Drive. Upon arrival at Pench transfer to the hotel and afternoon visit the NP sighting the wildlife. 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, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, comprising 758, out of which a core area of 299 sq. km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and remaining 464 of pench national park is the buffer area. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s most famous work, The Jungle Book.

Day 03 – At Pench NP
Morning and Afternoon Safaris in the Park.

Day 04 – Pench to Kanha National park
Morning Safari and later return to the hotel for breakfast and wash and change and check out and drive to Kanha national park. Upon arrival at Kanha transfer to the Jungle resort. Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. In the 1930s, Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 sq. km . Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955. Today it stretches over an area of 940 sq. km in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat. Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 sq. km and the neighboring 110 sq. km Phen Sanctuary it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve. This makes it the largest National Park in Central India. The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel “Jungle Book.

Day 05 – At Kanha NP
Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the park.
Overnight at the wildlife resort at Kanha NP.

Day 06 – At Kanha NP
Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the park.
Overnight at the wildlife resort at Kanha NP.

Day 07 – Kanha to Bandhavgarh NP.
After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh NP. Upon arrival at Bandhavgarh transfer to the hotel and later after lunch visit the NP on a Jeep safari. Bandhavgarh National Park –  Bandhavgarh has the highest density of Bengal tigers known in the world, and is home to some famous named individual tigers and 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 sq. km. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 sq. km. 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.

Day 08 – At Bandhavgarh NP
Morning and afternoon Park safaris with guide and experience the rich wildlife that this majestic park holds.

Day 09 – Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur and flight to Delhi and flight out.
After an early breakfast leave for Jabalpur and upon arrival transfer to the airport to board morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi clients can undertake a half day city tour and later transfer to the airport for flight back home.

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