10 days- Delhi- Bandhavgarh NP- Kanha NP- Delhi
What is included in the tour price:
- All accommodation and all meals
- All transfers
- All internal transport and game drives
- All guides and park entrance fees
- International flight estimated at £500-£650 London to Delhi return
- Personal or incidental expenses
- Comprehensive personal insurance including repatriation (a compulsory requirement by Sandwich Bird Tours)
- Laundry, phone bills, tips, camera fees
- alcoholic drinks
Vaccinations advised for Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid, Tetanus. A course of anti malarial tablets may well be recommended. Please consult your GPs.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi. Check in Hotel. You are free till 1 P.M. next day, to enable you to sample some of Delhi 's avian and historical sites or to just relax and recover after your flight. Our Tour escort will help us and accompany us. Typical birds of the city include Black Kite, Laughing and Spotted Doves, Ring-necked Parakeet, Little Swifts, Little Green Bee-eater, Black Drongo, and a variety of shrikes, mynas, bulbuls and babblers. The pretty little Five-striped Palm Squirrel may be seen everywhere
Day 2 We leave Delhi for Umariya by Super Fast in 2nd class A/C sleeper train
Day 3 Reach Umariya early morning and drive to Bandhavgarh National Park (34 km) in A/C car/coach. Evening game drive Bandhavgarh. Once part of the old Rewa state, Bandhavgarh National Park is set amidst the Vindhya ranges with a series of ridges running through it. Initially this park was the royal hunting ground for the rulers of Rewa. But in 1968 it was declared a National Park. The Bandhavgarh National Park is the place where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other animal species too. The Sambar, Barking Deer and Nilgai are also common in the open areas of the park. (Overnight at the resort)
Day 4 Morning and evening game drives with a mid day break.
Day 5 Morning and evening game drives. About half the park is covered with fine stands of Sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 meters high, dominates the Park. (Overnight at the Resort)
Day 6 Leave Bandhavgarh early morning for Kanha National Park . Reach Kanha by lunch time, check in to the Krishna Jungle Resort & get ready for the evening game drive. World renowned for its population of Tigers, Kanha National Park provides excellent opportunities for observing these magnificent animals in the wild on jeep drives and elephant back, while this lushly forested country is immediately familiar to readers of Rudyard Kipling, it has also recently been the site of extensive research on the ecology of Tiger, deer, Langur, Barasingha Deer, Gaur and Wild Dogs. (Overnight at the Resort)
Day 7 Morning and evening game drives in Kanha game reserve. Spend the full day viewing game and spotting TIGERS inside the Jungle, located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. The Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve that extends over 1945 sq. km. of undulating country. Elevations range from 450 to 900 meters. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal ridge gives Kanha an interesting topography. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central maidans - grasslands (Overnight at the resort)
Day 8 Morning and evening game drives in Kanha game reserve. It was here at Kanha that the eminent zoologist George Schaller undertook the first ever-scientific study of the Tiger. The animals at Kanha are best observed from elephant back and the open country makes the chance of sightings reasonably good. Deer are seen along the maidans and Gaur at Bamhindadr or in the Bishanpura Sondhar - Ghorella area of the Mukki range. This area is also ideal for spotting the Dhole or Wild Dog. Langurs, Wild Boar, water fowl and birds are also commonly seen. (Overnight at the resort)
Day 9 We must leave Kanha behind and make an early morning start for Jabalpur en route visit Nerbudda Club to see the Original Snooker Tables. (The game of snooker originated from Jabalpur Nerbudda Club) have lunch at Hotel Krishna Jabalpur. Board Super Fast train at 3 P.M. (Packed Dinner will be served on train with mineral water)
Day 10 Reach Delhi by 11 a.m. Go straight to a good restaurant for lunch, after lunch drive to International Airport to catch a flight back to London.