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15 Days The Tigerland of India


WIsh to study the histoy of the Tiger habitat, then this tour is for you. It revolves around the destinations where History and Tigers have moved together. Ranthambhore, and Bandhavgarh are the Tiger forts of India. While Kanha, and Panna are unique as they have earned a place in history by sucessful conservation projects. Kanha saw the return of the Hardground Swamp Deer, while Panna saw the return of Tigers. From Zero to 25 Tigers in last 6 years is unprecendented in Tiger conservation. One thing these forests would provide you is ample opportunity to use your Camera too. Panna will also offer an opportunity to visit the temple city of Khajuraho a world heritage site. While in Delhi and if you have time and inclination it is worthwhile to see the history of capital of India. How the Rajputs, Mughals, and British have left an indelible mark on this city, you have to see it to understand the beauty in the complexity of modern India.

Sketch Itinerary :
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New Delhi | Ranthambhore National Park | Kanha National Park | Bandhavgarh National Park | Panna National Park | Khajuraho | New Delhi


Trip Type :
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Leisurely and Nature Explorer

A specially designed itinerary for Wildlife enthusiasts focused towards Tiger sightings in National Parks of India.
 

Customization :
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All tours are Tailor -made, take help of our tour specialist to plan. We will carefully design your trip into a detailed itinerary complete with country facts, maps, a price and accommodation and time in your hand and share your budget as per your choice. We'll keep perfecting your itinerary until you're completely happy and ready to book, at which point you pay your initial deposit.

Price on request 

 

What's Included :
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  • All breakfasts in all hotels.
  • All accommodation (as per your choice of hotel)
  • All meals are included in Ranthambhore, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna national park
  • Jeep safari and wildlife activities along with naturalist
  • jeep safari along with special naturalist as per the itinerary (sharing or exclusive as per your preference )
  • Guided sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All transport and listed activities
  • 01st / 02nd Air-conditioned overnight train
  • Packed dinner for overnight train
  • Travel by air-conditioned Toyota Innova car
  • Many early starts during the game drives

All currently applicable taxes


What's Excluded :
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  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Still / video camera fee in national parks and at monuments
  • Expenses of personal nature like smokes, liquor, laundry and telephone calls
  • International airfare and domestic airfare
  • Travel insurance

 

Please note that any changes in entrance fees or government taxes will be payable extra and the same will be advised to you if applicable

A Journey well started when you meet our company executive at the Capital of India, Delhi. On your way to the hotel be informed about your next day plans for visiting monuments, markets and food halts as Delhi is too known as Food Capital of India.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Hotel.

Start your day with breakfast at hotel and get ready to explore Delhi's Heart for Food & Shopping at Chandni Chowk. Enjoy your rickshaw ride through the market area and have your lunch at one of the oldest and famous restaurants in Delhi. Our expertise will be at help for you to decide. We know our city very well.

A choice for you to visit monuments in Delhi including Akshardham - A beautiful temple, Famous Qutub Minar and others. Just let our executive knows about your interest and they will plan for it accordingly.

Morning after breakfast transfer to Hazrat Nizamuddin station to board a 02nd A/C Sleeper class day train to Sawai Madhopur station ( Ranthambhore ) at 0750 hrs. Arrive Sawai Madhpur at 1300 hrs and transfer to hotel . On arrival check into resort.

About Ranthambore: A road to the wild and a door to heaven. The land of Bengal tiger, Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is spread over 392 sq km, bordered by rocks and ridges. The park is famous for the Wildlife Sanctuary by the same name where one can experience the rendezvous of wildlife, history and nature. At the centre of the park is the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, and scattered nearby are ancient temples and mosques. The lakes are filled with crocodiles and aged huge turtles.

Lunch at resort and afternoon game drive to the national park. Dinner and overnight at resort.

An early breakfast is followed by a Morning Game Drive. This time it's unique as you move along the sun rise in the park and view is spectacularly worthy for every click. This time it's for one the best photography experience you may have on this tour. Return to the resort, rejuvenate and post lunch we head for afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight stay at resort.

About Ranthambore: The ruins and remains of past gives Ranthambore a unique soothing appeal. One of the finest example of tiger's conservation, the goose bumped views of Tigers hunting is highly intense. Besides the royal inhabitants, there are more than 300 species of birds in the park. It is an exceptional place where history and mother-nature entwine to present a stunning sight. A visit here and you won't look at the land, sky and water the same way you did before. It all starts with the sight of fresh pug marks. The very thought that a tiger passed the same road few minutes ago is enough to skip a beat and rest a breath.

Another sunrise welcomes you to Ranthambore National Park. Get ready for another spectacular safari with a different experience This time It all starts with the gold of morning sun and takes you to the land of kill. On your safari many animals would draw your attention, tiger, birds, huge turtles, crocodiles at the lakes and Jogi Mahal. It was a forest department rest house where travelers use to take rest after a long day's exploration in the park. The Padam Talab (a Lake) is another attraction of the place that leaves travelers amazed by its serene beauty. Next to the Jogi Mahal is an ancient banyan tree, the second largest banyan tree in India. Visit Ranthambore Fort same day.

About Ranthambore Fort: A declared world heritage site. Just steal few hours from your day to travel 5 miles from the resorts and visit the only one hideous fort as it not visible from a distance. The Gifted Fort is a massive enclave and builds at quite high altitude of 700 feet from the ground. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Sawai Madho Singh Ist of Jaipur in 1754 AD and since then it was maintained as the royal hunting preserve and has 3 manmade lakes in it.

Afternoon Safari and pack your bags and head for Railway Station to board a overnight train to Jabalpur. Overnight on board train.

Meet our executive/ driver at Jabalpur Railway Station, Drive to Kanha National Park and check into your Jungle Lodge. Get ready for your afternoon game drive to Kanha. Core area is quiet near, just a few minutes' drive and you're there before you know it.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Get ready when you receive your wakeup call as you'll enjoy the dawn in your safari, you're breakfast will be served in a unique way inside Kanha National Park.

About Kanha National Park: The Kanha National Park, stretching over 940 sq km, the vegetation, majorly made of sal and bamboo forests, grasslands and waterbodies, this park is the sole habitat of the rare hardground barasingha. The Particular species of Barasingha was on verge of extinction once and hence it is considered as achievement for Indian forest authorities.

Kanha boasts of unending list of mammals. Some species have found here are large cattle Gaur, Sambar- Largest Indian deer, Only four-horned antelope - Chausinga, Flying Squirrel - Petaurista philippensis (Elliot) which is quite nocturnal in nature. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole - Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther. Some 200 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the cattle egret, black ibis, hawk eagle, and the red-wattled lapwing.

Get ready when you receive your wakeup call as you'll enjoy the dawn in your safari, you're breakfast will be served in a unique way inside Kanha National Park, A true wildlife experience specially designed for you as you are never allowed to get off the jeep while you are inside the park however a designated area in the forest is for you to enjoy your breakfast on the bonnet of the Jeep, freshly prepared and packed just for you. Return to the Lodge and after lunch your afternoon safari awaits for you. Dinner and Overnight Stay at the Lodge.

About Kanha: Kanha is one of the biggest National Parks in India. This is original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. The same abundance of wild life species exists today in Kanha National Park, as it must have when Kipling roamed in these parts of jungle.

Morning safari to national park and later drive to Bandhavgarh. Check in to Resort. Dinner and Overnight stay at the resort.

About Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The best way to tour the Bandhavgarh National Park is on an Elephant Back, which increases the chances of spotting a tiger. The other wild attractions in the park include Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar, a Fox and a Jackal. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The grasslands in the park consist of chinkara (Indian gazelle), nilgai (blue bull) and chausingha (four-horned antelope) and wild boar. The dense forests contain sambhar (Indian stag), the muntjac (barking deer) and the herds of chital (spotted deer).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning & Evening Jeep drive in the park. Overnight stay In Resort.

Bandhavgarh remained a private property of the Maharaja and the same year it was given to the state for the formation of the National Park. After the park was created for wildlife, Animals poaching was controlled and the Animals population rose dramatically. Many small water holes and dams were built to solve water shortage problem. Gazing of cattle and other village activities was stopped and boundaries of the park were relocated. The tigers prospered later in 1986 and the park has provided much needed forest to accommodate them.

Bandhavgarh is justifiably famous for its Tigers, but it has a wide range of other game. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terai forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes scarcer and the undergrowth dies back.

There are two types of monkeys common in the park, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced langur. Drives can also reveal jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, ratels, and a variety of other mammals. Bandhavgarh attracts many migratory birds in the winter months, including the birds of prey like the steppe eagle and a variety of wildfowl.

If the early morning Safari is a thriller then the late afternoon rendezvous to get another glimpse of the Tiger, and watch the shadows grow taller as dusk approaches and the cacophony of birds grows louder in the trees, is not to be missed experience.

Breakfast and morning safari in Bandhavgarh National Park and Drive to Panna, check in to Resort and get ready for an afternoon safari in Panna National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.

About Panna: Panna National Park was declared a Tiger Reserve in in 1994 and is located in Chhatarpur and Panna district of Madhya Pradesh in India. With an area of 542 Km Sq has won an Award of Excellency as the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism of India. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture and blossom-headed parakeet. Among the animals found here are the tiger, chital, chinkara, sambhar and sloth bear.

Morning and Afternoon safari in Panna National Park. All meals and overnight stay at the resort.

The Panna National Park has short and dry grass habitat with open large woodlands. Lush grass and vegetations can be seen along the seasoned streams near the Ken River. The tree species Acacia catachu dominates the dry steep slopes of the plateaus here. These habitats make for a heterogeneous landscape. This area is protected and considered very important because it links the eastern and western populace of wild animals through the Vindhyan ranges speeded from north-east to south-west.

Morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho airport 40 kms 1 hrs drive before boarding the flight a short city tour of Khajuraho temples. Khajuraho discovered by chance, India's second biggest single tourist attraction, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval temples that are adorned with numerous sculptures of extraordinary grace and delicacy celebrating the stylized and refined courtly accomplishments of beauty, love and creative arts.

Later board a flight to New Delhi via Varanasi at 1300 hrs to arrive New Delhi at 1600 hrs. Met at airport and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at New Delhi.

Morning free for leisure activity and later transfer to international airport to board a flight back home.

Essential info

 

Vaccinations.. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Some of our India trips spend time at altitude. In regions over approx. 2000m, there is low to no risk of mosquito-borne diseases. For trips going to altitudes of over 3000m there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

 

Eating & drinking

Breakfast is included in all hotels as per itinerary. You should allow around USD 8 -12 per day for lunch and USD15 -20 for dinner (when not included). However your all meals are included in national park at your lodge or hotel. You can eat out very economical in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In Cities Like, Mumbai, Jaipur, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra and Delhi there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to with a wide range of veg. dishes on offer; whilst at the national parks there are usually some non spicy curries but these are in limited supply. Tea and soft drinks are very expensive.  We advise for drinking use only packed drinking water / Mineral water however in most of the lodge/or hotel have purified water available and they use purified water for cooking as well. A (large!) bottle of beer is approx. USD 5-7. Mineral water is widely available.

 

Weather & seasonality

September to April is the ideal time to visit these areas of all over India. Days are normally warm to hot and nights cool or mild. Humidity is very low and little or some rain shower can be expected now day due to climate change. In March/April and September/October it can get very hot during the day. Evenings at the game parks can be surprisingly cool, so bring a jumper or lightweight fleece as well as sun hat, sun cream and sunglasses. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings especially during the open safari jeep or bus between December and February and you should be prepared for this. You should bring additional warm clothing such as good fleece jackets, gloves and a scarf as it can drop to near freezing

 

e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island,Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand,Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Sri Lanka,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, United Kingdom,  Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Vietnam. 

 

Eligibility

  1. International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sightseeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  2. Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  3. International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  4. International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  5. Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
  6. Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  7. Not available to International Travel Document Holders.
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Trip Note :
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1. Book Early and Save Money .
2. Add a pinch of culture also like view Taj Mahal, Stay in heritage hotels, exploring culture .
3. Check dates of travel as the parks are closed during rainy seasons.
4. Some of the trips are escorted by  Wildlife specialist. Join the group.
 

Luxury Experience :
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Convert this tour into  luxurious private journey by accommodating yourself in the cosseting embrance of a collection

of  luxury wildlife resorts. Add luxury heritage hotels at other cities also.

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