If you love interacting with wildlife and feasting your eyes on the lush vegetation, Tiger Trails Tour in India is really interesting for you. During the itinerary, you will visit Bandhavgarh, Kanha, and Pench National Park located in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh. The Tadoba National Park is located in the state of Maharastra near the border with Madhya Pradesh. All these wildlife reserves are popular for hosting a significant population of big cats and a variety of other animals and birds.
Assistance on arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to hotel.
This morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi railway station to board an overnight train to Umaria to see Indian wildlife.
Arriving at Umaria railway station in the early morning, we meet our vehicles and start a 1-hour drive up the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh to Bandhavgarh National Park, where we check into our hotel. This afternoon we will have our first exposure to the wildlife of India with a 3-hour drive to the park in a jeep.
Bandhavgarh is one of the best national parks in India and is best known for its population of Bengal tigers. In fact, Bandhavgarh has the highest density of Bengal tigers of any park in the world and we have a very good chance of seeing one of these magnificent animals. Our program here includes a morning jeep safari with the naturalist. Returning to the hotel for lunch, we will have some free time before heading out on a guided bird-watching tour.
We have another day in Bandhavgarh National Park. In addition to tigers, the area abounds with many other species. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, caracals, and hyenas. These predators are supported by populations of deer and antelope, such as the sambar, chital, and nilgai, which are a common sight during our safaris. We will have another game drive early in the morning and then in the afternoon, visit a nearby village to see how the local people live. We spent the third night in our Bandhavgarh hotel.
Transfer to Kanha, another place renowned for its healthy tiger population.
We have around 6 hours to reach Kanha, another national park well known for its tiger population and another place where we have a good chance of seeing these amazing creatures in the wild. Upon arrival in Kanha, we check into our hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free to relax.
Kanha National Park is one of India's largest and oldest national parks and is engaged in much conservation work. Regarding the concentration of wildlife, Kanha has been compared to the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. It is a very beautiful landscape, especially at dawn. We make an early start to a jeep ride and again have a reasonably good chance of spotting tigers. The park also has significant populations of leopards, sloths, hyenas, and Indian wild dogs, as well as a large population of spotted or chital deer, which is the main prey for the big cats here. Other species we can find are the sambar, the gaur, the rhesus macaque, the golden jackal, the Bengal fox, the otter, the badger, the mongoose, and the barasingha or marsh deer, once almost extinct. We will return to our hotel for lunch and have a second shorter jeep safari in the afternoon.
The second day in Kanha National Park. In addition to the varied populations of mammals, Kanha, with its large salt forests stretching along the Maikal Hills of the Satpura range, is a perfect habitat for some 350 species of birds, including mynas, bush chats, kingfishers, saplings, orioles, lapwings, hawks, kites, owls and vultures. The entire area is a birdwatcher's paradise and there is a chance to spot completely new species. We will have a game drive in the morning and a bird-watching tour in the afternoon. We spent the third night at our Kanha hotel.
This morning we will drive to Pench National Park. Upon arrival, check in at the resort.
Pench National Park conjures up images of Mowgli, Bagheera, and the "needs of the bear". Immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book, he is still sometimes unfairly treated as a stepbrother alongside Bandhavgarh. When, in fact, the Pench River meanders its entire length, together with the open mountainous terrain, teak forests, and jungle streams makes for a stunningly beautiful landscape. A landscape that supports vibrant and diverse flora and fauna.
Pench is home to several endangered species. Tigers, leopards, wolves, jungle cats, dhol (Indian wild dog), hyena, and jackal are the wild animals found here. Chital, sambhar, muntjac, gaur, warthog, langur, and rhesus macaques have also made this jungle their home.
Early morning Jeep Safari in Pench National Park. Return for breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the day at leisure enjoying the hostel facilities. After Lunch prepares for another exciting safari.
Afternoon jeep safari in Pench National Park / Safari.
Morning bird watching tour in Pench.
Return for breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure enjoying the hostel facilities. Afternoon jeep safari in Pench National Park / Safari.
This morning we will drive to Tadoba National Park. Upon arrival, check in at the resort.
The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra in India. It is the largest and oldest national park in Maharashtra. Created in 1955, the reserve includes the Tadoba National Park and the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary.
In the evening enjoy a jeep safari in Tadoba National Park.
Early morning Jeep Safari in Tadoba National Park. Return for breakfast at the hotel.
Spend the day at leisure enjoying the resort facilities. After Lunch prepares for another exciting safari.
This morning you will transfer from Tadoba to Nagpur airport to board your flight back home.