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Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

14 Nights / 15 Days Safari Tour

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Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

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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.

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Tour overview

Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

This wildlife safari adventure takes you through the pristine landscapes of Satpura, Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves, offering a unique opportunity to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the wild.

Prepare to be enthralled as you come face to face with the majestic Bengal tigers, roam alongside leopards, wild dogs, and sloth bears, and marvel at the vibrant avian life that inhabits these lush forests. Our safaris include thrilling jeep safaris with the most experienced naturalists, ensuring you experience the diverse ecosystems of Central India up close.

As we explore this natural wonderland, our expert naturalist guides will share their knowledge, adding depth and meaning to your tiger safari adventure.

Join us on this eco-conscious wildlife safari tour of India, staying in sustainable lodges that harmoniously blend with the environment. The “Highlands of Central India Tour” promises a life-changing expedition into the heart of India’s wildlife.

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Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

Day 01 : Arrival at New Delhi (flight)

On arrival and New Delhi Airport you will be met by our company representative. He will assist you with a smooth transfer and check in at the hotel, while handing over all travel related documents to you. Overnight at the hotel in New Delhi.

Day 02: New Delhi – Bhopal – Satpura (Flight + 140 kms, 3-hour drive)

Early check out from the hotel. Transferred to the Airport to board a flight to Bhopal. Met on arrival at the Bhopal airport and transferred to Satpura National Park. Lunch at the resort and proceed for an afternoon safari in the jungle. Come back from the safari at sunset. Hot dinner is served. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 03: In Satpura National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the park. All meals and overnight at the resort.

Satpura National Park is very rich in bio-diversity. Its fauna comprises of Spotted Dear, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers, Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Black buck (unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, four Horned antelopes (Chowsingha), Smooth otter, Pangolin, Marsh crocodile, Languars etc.

Day 04: In Satpura National Park

Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National Park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Indian Giant squirrel is the special feature of Satpura National Park as it is rare in India now. Sighting of Leopards, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear is good in comparison to other national parks of Central India. Bird-watching in Satpura National Park is great. Here very frequently we can see variety of birds during stay and safari. Tiger sighting of this national park is not so impressive as compared to nearby Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench national parks. So it is required when we go for jungle safari in national park, we should not go with single mindset of tiger-sighting but enjoy sighting all members of national park as they are equally share the jungle with tigers and are extremely beautiful creatures of nature.

Day 05: Satpura – Pench (260 kms, 6-hour drive)

Morning jeep safari to the national park and later drive to Pench national park. On arrival check into lodge and take the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 06: In Pench National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the National park. Meals and overnight at the resort.         

A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is crisscrossed by a number of streams and ‘nallahs’ most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up in April end, a number of water pools locally known as ‘dohs’ are found which serve as water holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period.

Day 07: In Pench National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

As a prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tiger usually inhabits and frequents this belt. Leopards though generally operate in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are seen rarely. In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs of upto 15 or more wild dog can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve. Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth beer occupy the rocky areas and favour mahul bel infested forest. Chinkara is present in very small numbers and is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.

Day 08: Pench – Kanha (210 Kms, 5-hour drive)

Morning safari in the park. Come back from the safari, freshen up and eat a quick lunch. Post lunch, head to Kanha national park. On arrival check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kanha.

Day 09: In Kanha National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Kanha is tribal country, and a perfect example of man-animal co-existence. This was the first park from when a village was moved out from the core area of the forest and relocated outside. Subsequently, many other villages were shifted out to give more inviolate space to the tigers. The graceful tribals accepted the generous compensation packages thus creating a haven for tigers in Kanha and it became a win-win situation for tribal and tigers both. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

Day 10: In Kanha National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Kanha is a flagship national park of India when it comes to successful conservation stories. Hard Ground Barasingha was brought back from the brink of extinction in this very park. The number in 80s were just 60, today they are over 800 roaming freely in the park. Kanha has also assisted in repopulating the Indian Gaur population in Bandhavgarh where they were last seen in 1997. Today over 300 Indian Gaur are present in Bandhavgarh.

Day 11: Kanha – Bandhavgarh (280 kms, 6-hour drive)

Morning safari in the park. Come back from the safari and eat lunch. Post lunch, transferred to Bandhavgarh National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: In Bandhavgarh National Park & Tiger Reserve

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Bandhavgarh national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two-primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur – inhabit Bandhavgarh. Overnight at the Resort.

Day 13: In Bandhavgarh National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D., the Vakatakas from the 3rd century A.D., From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings. Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve. This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights.

Day 14: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (Flight + 200 kms, 4-hour drive)

Morning safari in the park. Post lunch drive to Jabalpur airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Met on arrival and transferred to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 15: New Delhi – Fly onward (flight)

Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Transferred to New Delhi International Airport for your onward flight/back home.

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Trip Inclusions

Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

Trip Exclusions

Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

Accommodation

Highlands of Central India Wildlife Safari Tour

New Delhi

Holiay Inn Aerocity

Holiday Inn Aerocity

Roseate House

Roseate House Aerocity

Bandhavgarh National Park

untamed bandhavgarh lodge

Untamed Bandhavgarh

bandhav vilas lodge in bandhavgarh

Vandhav Vilas Lodge

kings lodge bandhavgarh

King's Lodge

treehouse hideaway bandhavgarh

Treehouse Hideway

samode safari lodge bandhavgarh

Samode Safari Lodge

tiger den resort bandhavgarh

Tiger's Den

Kanha National Park

Kanha Jungle Camp

Kanha Jungle Camp

singinawa jungle lodge

Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Taj Banjar Tola

Taj Banjar Tola

Satpura National Park

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Pench

Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

Denwa Backwaters Escape Pench

Denwa Backwaters Escape

Pench National Park

Tuli Tiger Corridor Pench

Tuli Tiger Corridor

Taj Bhagwan Wildlife Lodge Pench

Taj Bhagwan Pench

Pench jungle camp

Pench Jungle Camp

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Why Travel with us?

1. Tours planned by experts
Once you send in a query, our team of experts carefully curate a bespoke itinerary based on your exact travel requirements. Your tour planner has extensive knowledge on not only Indian Wildlife but also the finer details like travel time, best months to take the safari in, guidance on what more you can indulge in while you’re in India, and a lot more. This will help you plan your trip to the minutest of detail.
2. Customized and Flexible Tours
Our itineraries are not set in stone. We thrive on giving our guests perfectly customized itineraries inclusive of what they are truly looking for. So our team tailores your journey till you are happy with it, at no extra cost! If you want to add a little bit of culture to our wildlife itineraries – it is possible. If you want to add a beach destination toward the end of the tour – it is possible. If you want cooking demonstrations on your trip – it is possible. If you want historic walks in India – it is possible. Basically, sky is the limit when you travel with us.
3. Local Expertise
Our team of in-house and on ground naturalists have extensive knowledge on wildlife movement in each national park. Some have been working in these parks for over a decade, while the others were born and raised in the jungle! Their expert guidance aids our tour planners in booking the right safari zones for you before season commences.
4. Responsible Tourism

We are committed to responsible and ethical tourism practices. Prioritizing and minimizing travel impact on the environment and local communities has been our main motto. Our tours emphasize eco-friendly accommodations, support local conservation efforts, and engage with indigenous communities in a respectful manner, contributing to the overall well-being of the destinations they visit. You can read more about our CSR initiatives here.

5. 24×7 Support
We thrive on excellent customer service aided by 100% guest satisfaction. Our team offers support and guidance throughout the travel process. They are responsive to individual needs and requests, ensuring that your trip is seamless and enjoyable. Their flexibility allows for adjustments and customization during the journey to accommodate unforeseen circumstances or personal preferences.
6. Safety and Comfort
Your safety and comfort are a top priority for everyone at Nature Safari India. We ensure that all necessary precautions are taken, including experienced guides, reliable transportation, and comfortable accommodations. Our team is equipped to handle any unexpected situations and provide assistance throughout your journey.

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