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ON FORSYTH TRAIL : SATPURA & PENCH TOUR

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On Forsyth Trail : Satpura & Pench Tour

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On Forsyth Trail : Satpura & Pench Tour

Tropical, Deciduous forests encapsulate the highly rich biodiverse region of the Satpura Mountain Range which left Captain James Forsyth spellbound as navigated these undulating montane forests on horseback. At altitudes of close to 600m, the central highlands include Satpura and Pench Tiger Reserve, which are home to around 40 mammal species, 350 species of birds, and some of the most enthralling flora and fauna. Amongst the big Mammals on this tiger safari in India: the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Wild Dog, Leopard, Gaur, Sloth Bear, and the Indian Giant Squirrel are the highlights to look out for. Sal Trees in Pachmarhi, Teak Trees and Mixed Forest with Scrub and large Grasslands are an ancient ground for wildlife, and is considered the origin of some of the oldest species to grace planet earth.

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On Forsyth Trail : Satpura & Pench Tour

Detailed Itinerary

On Forsyth Trail : Satpura & Pench Tour

Day 01 : Arrive in New Delhi (By 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: The Roseate House, Aerocity or similar
Day 02 : New Delhi – Bhopal – Satpura (flight + 180 kms/3 hrs drive)
Early morning, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Bhopal at 0555 hrs. You will be received by our driver at Bhopal airport at 0720 hrs who will drive you to Satpura National Park (180 kms, 3 hrs drive). On arrival, check into lodge. Post lunch, head out for your first afternoon jeep safari. On return, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. Accommodation: Forsyth Lodge or similar
Day 03 : In Satpura National Park
Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the national park. All meals and overnight at the lodge. Satpura National Park is highly rich in bio-diversity. Its fauna comprises of Spotted Dear, Gaur, Tigers, Leopards, Wild Pigs, Wild Dogs (locally known as Dholes), Sloth bear, The Rusty Spotted Cat, Sambar, The Four Horned Antelope (Chowsingha), Pangolin, Marsh crocodiles, Langurs etc. The Indian Giant squirrel is a special feature of Satpura National Park as leaps from one canopy to another. 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 also a major highlight with over 300 species of birds. Here, you are likely to encounter a variety of birds during your stay and tiger safari. Tiger sightings on the other hand may not be as many when compared to Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench National Parks, However, they are on the rise, with tigers getting fairly comfortable in recent years. Accommodation: Forsyth Lodge or similar.
Day 04 – 05 : In Satpura National Park
Morning and afternoon jeep safari in the park. All meals and overnight at the lodge. On this drive guests have a chance to see Leopard, Sloth Bear, Indian Giant Squirrel, Four-Horned Antelope, Indian Munjac and other herbivores. If lucky, there is also chance of seeing Wild Dogs and possibly a Tiger.
Day 06 : Satpura – Pench (260 kms/5-6 hrs drive)
Morning game drive to the national park post which, you will check out from the lodge and depart for Pench national park (260 kms/5-6 hrs drive). On arrival, check into lodge at Pench National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. Accommodation: Taj Baghvan or similar
Day 07 – 08 : In Pench National Park
Morning and afternoon Jeep tiger safari to the National park. All meals and overnight at the lodge. Pench welcomes you with open arms and without conditions. This park is located between four different Mountain Ranges – Aravali, Vindhyanchal, Satpura and Maikal. The tracks are smoother, the trees are thicker with dense undergrowth, and perhaps this is the main reason why the herbivore population here is larger in size compared to most of Central India’s National Park. The skies are home to birds of prey and their distinctive calls. Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench River which flows from north to south through the National Park. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra. In 1992, Pench has been included under the umbrella of “Project Tiger” as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. 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 has several intertwinging 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 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.
As the prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tigers usually inhabits and frequent this belt. Leopards generally operate in the peripheral areas but are frequently seen in the deep forest in recent years. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are some of the attractions that are rarely seen. 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 throughout 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, mostly in summer months. Sloth bears occupy the rocky areas and favour mahua, bel infested forest tracts. Chinkara, though present in small numbers, is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 09 : Pench – Nagpur – New Delhi (by road, 100 kms/4 hrs drive + flight)
Morning game drive to the national park and post lunch, transfer to Nagpur airport to board your flight at 1720 hrs to arrive in New Delhi at 1900 hrs. Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi Accommodation: The Roseate House or similar
DAY 10 : New Delhi – Fly Home
After breakfast, transfer to the International airport to board a flight back home or to an onward destination.

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