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Black Leopard Tour

06 Nights / 07 Days

The Black Panther is on the wish list of anyone who’s familiar with ‘Bagheera’ from the ‘Jungle Book’ for seeking such an illustrious cat instills a great sense of thrill and wonder, which is why we bring to you the Black Leopard Tour. Having adopted the shadows, the melanistic black leopard is one that eludes all. Clandestine its approach, it dissolves impeccably within darkness of the night, moving silently through the thickets of the forest floor.

While we’re certain that the elusive Black Leopard is the main attraction here, Nagarhole National Park’s beauty is beyond measure. Playing host to a plethora of Indian wildlife including Tigers, Asian Elephants, Wild Dogs, along with a medley of birds, plants and reptiles, a black leopard tour through this biodiverse region under dense canopy of the forest cover, is sure to leave you in a spell of enchantment.

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Experience the best of Indian wildlife that includes the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Black Leopard, Indian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Asian Elephants, and a plethora of reptile and bird species, with experienced naturalists while you stay at the best-selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.

Outline Itinerary

Black Leopard Tour

❯ Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore (Flight)

❯ Day 02 : Bangalore – Nagarhole (flight + 270 kms/6.5 hrs drive)

❯ Day 03 – 06 : In Nagarhole National Park

❯ Day 07 : Nagarhole – Bangalore Fly Back (270 kms/6.5 hrs drive)

Trip Highlights

➤ The Melanistic Leopard is a rare phenomenon of nature. Your chances of seeing one on your black leopard tour in India are most certainly the highest.

➤ Witness a broad diversity of Indian wildlife including Asian Elephants, Tigers, Wild Dogs and Sloth Bears on this black leopard tour.

➤ Experience some fascinating birdlife with close to 300 species of birds within the forest and along the Kabini River on your safari tour in Nagarhole National Park.

➤ Keep your camera ever ready as Kabini is a photographer’s paradise with an enchanting back drop to capture moments of some enthralling animals.

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Detailed Itinerary for Black Leopard Tour

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore (Flight)

On arrival at Bangalore International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with your check in at the hotel. Once briefed regarding your black leopard tour, you will receive all the travel related documents. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.

Accommodation: The Oberoi Bangalore or similar

Day 02 : Bangalore - Nagarhole (flight + 270 kms/6.5 hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Nagarhole National Park. On arrival check into the Kabini River Lodge. Post lunch, head out for your afternoon shared jeep safari /Jungle Activity within the national park.

Day 03 - 06 : In Nagarhole National Park

The day includes all meals, morning and afternoon jeep safari/activities. Overnight at Kabini River Lodge. Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park), is a wildlife abode located in Kodagu district and Mysore district of Karnataka, India. It is one of India’s premier Tiger Reserves along with the adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve. This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger reserve of India in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere that plays host to a plethora of flora and fauna. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq. mi), including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. The park encompasses a rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. The important predators and carnivores in Nagarhole National Park are the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Ussuri dhole (Cuon alpinus alpinus), sloth bear and the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena). The herbivores are chital, sambar deer, barking deer, four-horned antelope (Tetracercus quadricornis), gaur (Bos gaurus), wild boar (Sus scrofa) and Indian elephant.

Other mammals includes the gray langur (Presbytes entellus), bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata), jungle cat, slender loris (Loris tadigradus), leopard cat (Felis bengalensis), civet (Viverricula indica and Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), mongoose (Herpestes fuscus and Herpestes vitticollis), European otter (Lutra lutra), Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista), Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica), porcupine, golden jackal, chevrotain (Tragulus meminna), hare and pangolin (Manis crassicaudata). Over 250 species of birds are found at Nagarhole National Park.

Besides the enormous variety of woodland birds, there are large congregations of waterfowl in the Kabini river. Birds range from blue-bearded bee-eater, scarlet minivet and Malabar whistling thrush to the more common ospreys, herons and ducks are also known to grace the land.

Meals and overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

Accommodation: Kabini River Lodge

Day 07 : Nagarhole – Bangalore Fly Back (270 kms/6.5 hrs drive)

Morning safari/Jungle activity in the park, return to the lodge, check out, and drive to Bangalore to board a flight back home via New Delhi.

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Tiger Safari with Sanjay Gupta and Nature Safari India.
We just finished the first half of two tiger safari tours in India. The first was on the Banhavgar National Park. Our guide was Sanjay Gupta, who had 25 years of experience in the park and with the tigers. He was wonderful, sharing his experience and knowledge throughout our three full days together. He was definitely a highlight of our trip, as a great guide makes for a great experience, whether you see tigers or not! And we did see tigers...
Stephen Murphy
Excellent Experience with Nature Safari India.
Nature Safari India organized our private 2 Weeks Safari in Central India plus a couple of Sightseeing and we are very happy to having choose this agency. I found them on the responsible tiger tourism association (TOFTigers) and I liked them from the very first contact. From the first email more than two years ago to the end of our trip in April 2022, the service was great, the selection of the itinerary, Parks, lodges and guides was perfect...
Excellent Experience with Nature Safari India.
Deepkul and the Tiger Safari India team put together an incredible experience for us in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. All the details were taken care of as per our preferences and budget including transportation, food, lodging, and our amazing safari guides. Deepkul was easy to communicate with and always quick to respond to any questions before and during our trip. Highly recommend!

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Black Leopard Tour

October to May is the best time to visit Kabini as these are the non-monsoon months. This area receives heavy rainfall during monsoon so it is advisable not to visit Kabini from June to September.
Once a private hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore, kabini was a popular shikar hotspot for British Viceroys and Indian royalty. Now it is considered to be one of the best Wildlife National Parks in India, famous for sightings of the melanistic leopard and an abundance of birdlife
Yes, you will be accompanied by English speaking guides through all city/tiger safari tours/birding tours.
Please write to us on [email protected] and we can help you with multiple tiger safari India itineraries inclusive of Kabini and other destinations too.

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