Tiger Tours Itineraries: Taj, Tigers and Birds

14 days- Delhi - Bharatpur- Agra- Badhavgarh NP - Kanha NP- Delhi 

Taj MahalWhat 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
  • Not included:
  • International flight estimated at £500-£650 London to Delhi return
  • Visas
  • 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 Park or similar. Remainder of the day free 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 & 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  A full day of sight seeing in Delhi the capital city of India, Delhi is a magnificent city incorporating the historic old city. It sprawls over a vast tract of the Jamuna plain, its population – 13.8 million Delhi was the centre of power of the various Muslim dynasties that ruled swathes of the subcontinent from the 12th century onwards. Modern Delhi is really two cities – Old Delhi (Kutub Minar, President House, National Museum & India Gate. (Overnight at the hotel )
An alternative to sight seeing can be a day’s birdwatching at either Sultanpur or Okhla Barrage.

Day 3  Drive to Bharatpur. Check in Laxmi Vilas palace or similar. Evening Park round on rickshaws or foot. Bharatpur is famous for its storks, herons and egrets and many other waterfowl. It is a good place to see roosting Nightjars and Owls, the locations of which are always well known by the rickshaw drivers.
The sheer volume of birds is a spectacle in itself.

Day 4  Bharatpur. Morning and evening park round. We return for lunch and a mid day break.

Day 5  Drive by road to Agra. Check in at Jaypee Palace Hotel. Full day site seeing including the world famous Taj Mahal.

Day 6  Take a direct train to Umariya for Bandhavgarh National Park. Overnight train in A/C sleeper compartments.

Day 7  Reach Umariya early morning & drive to Bandhavgarh National Park (34 km) in AC 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 sights in the open areas of the park. (Overnight Jungle lodge)

Day 8  Morning and evening game drives.

Day 9  Morning and evening game drives Bandhavgarh. 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 metres high, dominates the Park. (Overnight at the Resort)

Day 10 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, Languor, Barasingha Deer, Gaur and Wild Dogs. (Overnight at the Resort)

Day 11 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 12 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 13  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 was 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 14  Reach Delhi by 11 a.m.  Go straight to a good restaurant for lunch, after lunch drive to International Airport to catch our flight back to London.

Timings will depend on flight times.

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