4 PARKS | 2 STATES

BANDHAVGARH → KANHA → PENCH → TADOBA

9 NIGHTS 10 DAYS

BANDHAVGARH Tiger Reserve:

This wild life park derived its very name from an ancient fort in the area. Bandhavgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country. Now there are about 46 to 52 tigers one can spot here.

 

The forests of Bandhavgarh are the white tiger jungles of the yesteryears. However, no white tigers have been reported from the wild in the last 50 years, and it is believed that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. And yet when white tigers were sighted, it was right here in Bandhavgarh.

 

Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the famous WHITE TIGERS of Rewa were discovered.

Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wild attractions include, Blue Bull, Four Horned Antelope, Spotted Deer, Indian Gazelle, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.

 

Kanha:

Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India. The present-day Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 respectively.

The park has a significant population of royal Bengal tiger, Indian 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. Kanha Tiger Reserve is home to over 1000 species of flowering plants.[4] The lowland forest is a mixture of sal (Shorea robusta) and other mixed forest trees, interspersed with meadows. The highland forests are tropical moist dry deciduous type and of a completely different nature with bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) on slopes. A very good looking Indian ghost tree (Davidia involucrata) can also be seen in the dense forest.

 

Nocturnal animals like fox, hyena, jungle cat, civets, porcupine, ratel or honey badger and hares can be seen outside the park confines. Reptiles like pythons, cobras, krait, rat snakes, vipers, keelbacks and grass snakes are nocturnal animals, and are therefore rarely seen. There are many species of turtles as well as amphibians found in or near the water bodies.

 

Pench tiger reserve:

Pench National Park or Tiger Reserve is one of the premier tiger reserves of India and the only one to straddle across two states – Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Ordinarily, the reference to Pench is mostly always to the tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh (M.P).

 

The portion of the reserve that is in Madhya Pradesh is nestled in the southern slopes of the Satpura range of Central India. Pench Tiger Reserve comprises the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park, the Pench Mowgli Sanctuary and a buffer. It derives its name from its life line-the River Pench. A total protected region of over 1920 sq.km.

As of May 2017, the number of tigers in Pench Tiger Reserve has increased up to 44 as compared to 31 in 2016. From this numbered estimate, 22 are males and 22 are females. This estimate does not include the number of cubs present, which are assumed to be about 7 – 8. The fictional works of Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book, are set in the region. Kipling himself never visited the area, instead basing his descriptions on other locations in India.

 

The carnivore fauna is represented by the tiger (Panthera tigris), leopard (Panthera pardus), dhole (Cuon alpinus), jungle cat (Felis chaus), and small Indian civet (Viverricula indica). Wolves (Canis lupus) occur on the fringes and outside the Reserve limits. Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena), sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), golden jackal (Canis aureus), and common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) make up the rest of the carnivore fauna of the Reserve. The common northern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) represent the primate fauna of the area. The Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica), two species of mongoose viz. common mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) and ruddy mongoose (Herpestes smithii), and black-naped hare (Lepus nigricollis nigricollis) also occur in this Tiger Reserve.

 

Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve:

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra’s oldest and largest national park. It is one of India’s 43 “Project Tiger” – tiger reserves.

Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra. Total area of the reserve is 625.4 square kilometres (241.5sq mi). This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 square kilometres (45.00sq mi) and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 square kilometres (196.47sq mi). The reserve also includes 32.51 square kilometres (12.55sq mi) of protected forest and 14.93 square kilometres (5.76sq mi) of other areas.

Densely forested hills form the northern and western boundary of the tiger reserve. The elevation of the hills ranges from 200 m (660ft) to350 m (1,150ft).

Aside from the keystone species, the Bengal tiger, Tadoba Tiger Reserve is home to other mammals, including: Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian civet, jungle cats, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, chital, chausingha and honey badger. Tadoba Lake sustains the marsh crocodile, which were once common all over Maharashtra.

 

The lake is an ornithologist’s paradise with a wide diversity of water birds, and raptors. 195 species of birds have been recorded, including three endangered species. The grey-headed fish eagle, the crested serpent eagle, and the changeable hawk-eagle are some of the raptors.

 

Other interesting species include the orange-headed thrush, Indian pitta, crested tree swift, stone curlew, crested honey buzzard, paradise flycatcher, bronze-winged jacana and lesser golden-backed woodpecker. Warblers and the black-naped blue flycatcher exist here and the call of the peacock may often be heard.

Region                                  Vindhyas, Central India

No of Days                          Ex – Jabalpur/Nagpur     10 Days

Grade                                   Easy (Includes Road travelling above 200kms)

Type                                      Jeep Safaris

Day Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh (165Kms/4Hrs) (Evening Safari) Resort L,D
Day 2 Bandhavgarh (Morning & Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 3 Bandhavgarh (Morning Safari)  – Kanha (250kms/5hrs) Resort B,L,D
Day 4 Kanha (Morning & Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 5 Kanha (Morning & Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 6 Kanha – Pench (250kms/5hrs) (Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 7 Pench (Morning & Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 8 Pench (Morning Safari) – Tadoba (220Kms/4hrs) (Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 9 Tadoba (Morning & Evening Safari) Resort B,L,D
Day 10 Tadoba (Morning Safari) – Nagpur (140Kms/3Hrs) – Mumbai B

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 0 & 11: Transit days as departure & arrival spend in train for journey to & fro Mumbai.

Day 1:             Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh (165Kms/4Hrs)

After reaching Jabalpur station, meet our representative and transfer to vehicle for drive to Bandhavgarh (3hr road journey with one halt). Reach by afternoon 12pm & check in to the resort. Lunch will be served and get ready for your first jungle safari in the Sal forest of Bandhavgarh. The greenery & lush rich biodiversity of the forest will make you feel rejoiced. If you are sharing jeep with our wildlife expert you probably might end up having a good jungle talk and knowledgeable safari. Keep your Binocs, camera & eyes wide open to look out for birds, mammals, etc. around. Return for evening tea with a sit out discussing days sighting and QNA session.

Day 2:              Bandhavgarh – Morning & Evening Safari

With an early wake up call, have a quick tea cup and head out for safari number 2, this time from a different safari track and zone. The forest has different gifts in different corners. We look out for the big cat and also enjoy birding which is an active part in the morning time. There are high chances of sighting big cats early morning as their walking activity is high for hunting & territory marking. Return for breakfast and relax until Lunch. Post lunch enjoy the 3rd safari (we have 3 beautiful chances to spot the big cats and the other elusive animals of the forest – Be patient & vigilant). Return in the evening for tea and discussing sighting. List out number of birds you spotted while in all 3 safaris, don’t miss the colourful feathers. Dinner and day off

Day 3:             Bandhavgarh (Morning Safari) – Kanha (250Kms/5Hrs)

Another beautiful sunrise in the Rewa forest calls for our final Jeep safari. Return back early from the safari to take our onward journey to Kanha. After breakfast check out and drive to Kanha through the quiet and misty forests of Satpura Hills. (Note: Our arrival at Kanha will be late hence the lunch will be served late. Kindly stock yourself with dry snacks).  Arrive at Kanha resort, check in and rejuvenate. Lunch will be served and rest of the day for leisure. In the evening stroll around the property with binoculars for viewing some exotic bird species. Return for tea and relax. Early dinner followed by early light off.

 

Day 4&5:         Kanha (Morning & Evening Safari)

Drive for early Morning safari in Kanha National Park after pre-dawn tea and later return back to resort for breakfast. Until Lunch relax or explore around property. Post lunch evening safari in Kanha National park. In the evening we shall discuss more about photography and birds of Kanha meadows. Later in the evening wildlife documentaries will be shown or showcasing your pics on the big screen. Dinner will be served and call it off a day.

Day 6:              Kanha – Pench (250Kms/5Hrs) (Evening Safari)

With an early breakfast today leave early by 08am for Pench Tiger Reserve. Transfer to vehicles and drive to Pench. Arrive at Pench resort, check in and relax. Lunch will be served and vehicles for Safari would be ready to drive you in the forest. Return from safari for tea and relax. Early dinner followed by early light off.

Day 7:              Pench Tiger Reserve Safari (Morning and Evening)

Drive for early Morning safari in Pench National Park after pre-dawn tea and later return back to resort for breakfast. Until Lunch relax or explore around property. Post lunch evening safari in Pench National park. In the evening we shall discuss more about photography and birds of Pench meadows. Later in the evening wildlife documentaries will be shown or showcasing your pics on the big screen. Dinner will be served and call it off a day.

Day 8:               Pench (Morning Safari) – Tadoba (220Kms/4hrs) (Evening Safari)

An early morning safari in the reserve; post breakfast depart for Tadoba. Arrive by afternoon 01pm & check in to the resort. Lunch will be served and get ready for your first jungle safari in the Bamboo forest of Tadoba. The greenery & lush rich biodiversity of the forest will make you feel rejoiced. If you are sharing jeep with our wildlife expert you probably might end up having a good jungle talk and knowledgeable safari. Keep your Binocular, camera & eyes wide open to look out for birds, mammals, etc. around. Return for evening tea with a sit out discussing days sighting and QNA session.

Day 9:              Tadoba – Morning & Evening Safari

With an early wake up call, have a quick tea cup and head out for safari number 2, this time from a different safari track and zone. The forest has different gifts in different corners. We look out for the big cat and also enjoy birding which is an active part in the morning time. There are high chances of sighting big cats early morning as their walking activity is high for hunting & territory marking. Return for breakfast and relax until Lunch. Post lunch enjoy the 3rd safari (we have 3 beautiful chances to spot the big cats and the other elusive animals of the forest – Be patient & vigilant). Return in the evening for tea and discussing sighting. List out number of birds you spotted while in all 3 safaris, don’t miss the colourful feathers. Dinner and day off

Day 10:            Tadoba – Nagpur

After breakfast check out and drive to Nagpur. Drop at Railway station/Airport. Collect your train tickets from the Tour leader and board train back to Mumbai.

Tour officially ends here.

Ex-Mumbai:       Indians:                Adult: ₹74,999/- per head            (MRP ₹84,999/-)

Discount of Flat Rs.10000/- off valid for bookings until 31st February 2020. (included in the cost)

(The above rate is valid until June 2020 for all departure dates mentioned above except Christmas/New year vacation)

Accommodation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

Location Hotel Names Nights Rating
Bandhavgarh Mogli Resorts  2 3*
Kanha Mogli Resorts 3 3*
Pench Tiger N Woods Resort 2 3*
Tadoba Tiger King Resort 2 3*

***Note: Above mentioned hotel are subject to change depending on availability & the group size or similar category hotels will be offered.

Charges Include:

  • Return 3AC train fare (Garibrath/Duronto)***
  • 9 night’s accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis in above mentioned.
  • Ground transport by deluxe AC Vehicle.
  • All Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary in the resorts. (9 Breakfast/9 Lunch/ 9 Dinner)
  • Safari charges, forest permits, guide charges.
  • Safari gypsy (5/6 pax per gypsy)
  • 16 Jungle Jeep Safaris
  • Wildlife Naturalist
  • GST@ 5%

Charges Exclude:

  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Airfares/Rail fares****
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Payment policy:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Per person)
  Adult
At the time of booking 50%
30 days before Departure 75%
14 days before departure 100%
  • The Tern Travellers reserves the right to cancel and forfeit the paid amount in case of payment schedule not followed.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
More than 30 days 25%
30 to 21 days 50%
21 to 14 days 75%
Less than 14 days or No show 100%

Things to Carry:

  • A Hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A dust protection mask
  • Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
  • Small backpack for safaris (10Ltrs)
  • Bird books
  • Sun screen
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius in winters
  • Binoculars
  • Energy bars for safaris

Important Note:

  • Wildlife safaris are a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our safaris are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

Departure dates:             16th Jan | 20th Feb | 05th Mar | 16th Apr

Total seats: 15 each batch

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