KIPLING’S PLAYGROUND TIGER
DURATION: DURATION 09 Nights 10 Days
TYPE OF TRIP: Road TRIP
TRIP WAY: Delhi – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Delhi
Day 01: DELHI
On arrival at the Delhi International airport meet with our representative at airport arrival lounge as he will be waiting for you with holding a placard of your names, and then transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Khajuraho
Transfer to the airport time to board flight for Khajuraho. On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon temple tour of Khajuraho temples which includes Kandaryia Mahadeo Chausath Yogini, Chitragupta temple, Vishwanath Temple and Matangeshwar Temple. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 3: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh (260 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resorts. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at resort. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is mainly known for its Royal Bangal Tigers. It has a typical central Indian fauna & home of more than 22 species of mammals. Common langur and rhesus macaque represent the primate group. Among the carnivore species jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, rattle, grey (small Indian) and ruddy mongoose, striped hyena, wolf, wild dog, jungle cat, leopard and tiger are prominent. Ungulates (animals which walk on tips of their toes) include chital, sambar, barking deer, chinkara, chousingha, nilgai and wild pig. Porcupine, lesser bandicoot and three-striped palm squirrel are among the rodents. Small Indian civet and toddy cat are also found here though seen rarely being nocturnal. Another nocturnal animal, the rufous-tailed hare is also seen usually during dusk. Some of its mammals have been listed as threatened animals by IUCN in their red list like the wild dog, Bengal fox, sloth bear, leopard and tiger.
Day 04: Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon Jungle Safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort. Spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. It was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. Since then many steps have been taken to retain Bandhavgarh National Park as an un-spoilt national habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These includes gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, among others and of course, the tiger.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon Jungle Safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 06: Bandhavgarh - Kanha National Park (250 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Kanha National Park. The journey by road will take approx 6 hrs to reach Kipling’s country, an outstanding wildlife reserve of India. Situated within two main valleys, Halon in the east and Banjar in the west, and the grassy ‘maidans’, dotted with clumps of forest harbor large numbers of herbivores. The hills offer support sizeable plateaus (locally called ‘Dadars’) and the characterized by extensive grasslands and scant trees. On arrival at the national park we will check in at the wildlife resort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Kanha National Park
Morning and afternoon Jungle Safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort. Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hard ground barasingha (Cervus Duvauceli Branderi). In the 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries: Hallon and Banjar, of 250 sq km and 300 sq km each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded, the area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the years that followed led to the area being made an absolute sanctuary in 1952. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a series of stringent conservation programmes for the protection of the park’s flora and fauna has given Kanha its deserved reputation for being one of the finest and best administered National Parks in Asia, an irresistible attraction for all wildlife lovers and a true haven for its animal and avian population.
Day 08: Kanha National Park
Morning and afternoon Jungle Safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort. Kanha national park is habitat for following wildlife mammals like tiger, bison, gaur, sambar, chital, barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, tiger and leopard.
Day 09: Kanha National Park - Nagpur (280 km) - Delhi
Morning after breakfast at the resort, drive to Nagpur airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Morning after breakfast full day city sightseeing tour Old Delhi & New Delhi. Late in the evening transfer to the international airport to board the flight for onward destination.