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Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour

15 Nights / 16 Days
Tour focuses on Tigers, Taj Mahal and Jaipur

Outline Itinerary

Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour

Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour

Combine India’s very own Golden Triangle Tour with Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration and you’re in for one of the most magical, fairytale like experience that India has offer. Delve into golden sights of the palaces, bazaars, monuments and of course, the wondrous Taj Mahal.

As you journey further down to Central India, the Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour through Kanha National ParkBandhavgarh National Park and Pench National Park, is sure to present some of the most stunning lush green back drops as you track the most sought after cat of our planet, the Tiger.

The Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour encompasses the perfect blend, where the resplendent culture of India meets the enchanting wildlife it nurtures. A tiger safari tour to these natural and manmade wonders will leave you in a spell for years to come.

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Detailed Itinerary

Just Tigers and Golden Triangle Tour

Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi (Flight)

Meet our representative on arrival at New Delhi International Airport. He will transfer you to the Hotel, assist you with the check in procedure, handover and explain all the travel related documents. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Accommodation: Roseate House Aerocity or similar

Day 02 : New Delhi - Nagpur - Pench (flight + 100 kms/2 hrs drive)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 1020 hour which arrives in Nagpur at 1200 hrs. Meet our local driver at the airport and depart for Pench National Park (100 kms / 2-hour drive). On arrival check into the lodge. Post Lunch, head out for an afternoon jeep tiger safari in Pench national park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest, has its extent weaving into the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is graced with a number of intertwining streams and ‘nallahs’, most of which are seasonal. Though, the Pench River dries up during April end, a number of water pools locally known as ‘dohs’ are seen here which serve as water holes for the wildlife prevalent n the area. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during this pinch period.

Accommodation: Taj Baghvan

Day 03 : In Pench National Park

Morning and afternoon Jeep tiger safaris in Pench National park. Meals and overnight at the lodge are included.

As the prey concentration is high along the Pench river, tigers usually inhabit and frequent this belt. Leopards on the other hand tend to operate in the peripheral areas but are recently being seen in the deep forest as well. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are seen rarely.

In Pench, Cheetal and Sambar deer, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites along the roadside and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen scouring for food 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 mahua and bel dominated forest. Chinkara is present in very small numbers and is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.

Accommodation: Taj Baghvan

Day 04 : Pench – Kanha (210 kms/4-5 hrs drive)

Morning jeep tiger safari tour to Pench national park. Post an early lunch, drive to Kanha national park (210 km/ 4-5-hour drive). On arrival, check into the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the resort in Kanha.

Accommodation: Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Day 05 - 06 : In Kanha National Park

This is original Kipling country of which Rudyard wrote of so vividly in his Jungle Book. Packed breakfast from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha.

Continue your search for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same already, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment around you. Return from Safari around 1130hrs. Freshen up, while Lunch is prepared.

Post Lunch, depart for your afternoon jeep tiger safari in Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from the safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Then the next day i.e. Day 6, as you wake up, and get ready for another day of wildlife safari in the National park, the forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha’s western and eastern halves, await. By a special declarartion in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programs has been launched, for the overall protection of the park’s fauna and flora. Kanha boasts close to 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world’s bovine; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and nightjars.

Depart for your afternoon jeep tiger safari in Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Day 07 : Kanha – Bandhavgarh (by surface, 275 kms/6 hrs drive)

Morning jeep tiger safari in Kanha national park. Post Lunch, depart for Bandhavgarh, (280kms, 6-hour drive). On arrival, check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Taj Mahua Kothi

Day 08 - 10 : In Bandhavgarh National Park

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon tiger safari in the national park.

Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for high density of tigers. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were first 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 Striped 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. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 9 : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the national park.

Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, with references of it in the ancient texts of the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana.

The oldest sign of habitation that can be seen here are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort including several Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century CE. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century CE, the Vakatakas from the 3rd century CE. From then onwards, Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings.

After independence from the British Raj, Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. As the park was established, poaching and hunting was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 10 : Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon Jeep safaris in the national park. Overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Taj Mahua Kothi

Day 11 : Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road, 200 kms/4 hrs drive + Flight)

Morning Jeep tiger safari in the park. Post lunch, drive to Jabalpur airport (200 kms /4hrs drive) to board a flight to New Delhi at 1630 hrs. Arrive in New Delhi at 1845 hrs and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Roseate House Aerocity or similar

Day 12 : New Delhi – Agra (by surface, 220 kms/4 hrs drive)

After relaxed breakfast drive to Agra, (220kms, 4-hour drive). On arrival, check into hotel.  Evening visit to Mehtab Bagh to see Taj Mahal at Sunset. Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh complex in Agra, North India. It lies north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains. The garden complex, square in shape, measures about 300 sq m and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposing bank.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

Accommodation: Taj View Agra

Day 13 : Agra – Jaipur (by road, 235 kms/5 hrs drive)

At Sunrise, proceed to visit the illustrious white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked extensively for 17 years to build this edifice. After a relaxed breakfast, proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River, enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. [The Taj is closed on Friday]. Check out from the hotel. 

Later, drive to Jaipur (235 kms/5-hours). On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Accommodation: Jaipur Rajvilas

Day 14 : Jaipur, Rajasthan

This morning you will drive 11 km in the outskirts of the city stop at Jal Mahal to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal.

Later visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts.  Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir-hunting in the evening.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Jaipur Rajvilas

Day 15 : Jaipur - New Delhi (by road, 260 kms/5 hrs drive)

After relaxed breakfast, drive back to New Delhi (260 kms, 5 hrs). Transfer to your hotel in the vicinity of the airport.

Accommodation: Roseate House Aerocity or similar

Day 16 : New Delhi Fly back home

After breakfast transfer to International airport to board a flight to back home.

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Just Tigers & Golden Triangle Tour

Yes you can. This itinerary can further be clubbed with other cultural sites like the khajuraho temples or even national parks like satpura, tadoba and panna in central India.
While on a tiger safari tour through the three parks, you will find a plethora of species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Wild Dogs, Indian Gaur, Barasinghas and plenty of bird species too!
The best time to visit Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh National Park is March – May.
You get the chance to explore and dive into the cultural aspect of Indian heritage with monumnets like the Taj Mahal, the charms of Old Delhi and the bustling bazaars and enchanting forts in Jaipur.
The best time to visit the three parks will be October – June. However, if you wish to maximise your chances of sighting Tigers, we would recommend hot summer months, i.e. March – May. Predators curtail their movement to water holes and lay there for hours on end.

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5/5
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
5/5
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...
Paola
5/5
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!
Derek
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