All India Holidays

The Tiger's Trails



DELHI - BANDHAVGARH - KANHA - PENCH - TADOBA - NAGPUR - DELHI

Day 01:
Arrival at Delhi airport & Transfer to hotel

Our representative will receive you at Delhi airport and assist you to with your hotel transfer.
Delhi, India's capital has seen great empires rise and fall around it for millennia, with each new batch of rulers building over the works of their predecessors. As a result, the city abounds in monuments and ruins of stunning diversity. The seat of the world's largest democracy, it also boasts of magnificent symbols of government that pay architectural tribute to the ideals of self-rule and democracy. These co-exist side by side with wide multi-lane motorways, shopping malls, fast cars and ultramodern steel-glass office complexes that characterise any large 21st century metropolis.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 02:
Delhi sightseeing

Pick up from the hotel and proceed for sightseeing -

Raj Ghat is the famous memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. The shrine bears testimony to the simplicity of the man who changed the world with the power of ideas. A simple black stone structure with an eternal flame burning at one end.

The majestic Red Fort was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639, and remained seat of the empire for the next two centuries. Today, the Prime Minister of the India delivers his Independence Day speech to the nation from the ramparts of this red sandstone structure.

Jama Masjid is one of Asia's largest mosques. We shall view this magnificent structure from outside, its lofty and highly ornate domes and minarets reminiscent of a scene from the Arabian Nights.

Proceed for sightseeing to New Delhi.

New Delhi was built by the British in the 1930s as their imperial capital. Majestic government and administrative buildings line the wide, tree-lined avenues of what is also known as Lutyen's Delhi after Sir Edwin Lutyens who was commissioned to design the city in 1911.

Start at India Gate, the red sandstone arch erected in memory of Indian and British soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I.

Close by are the majestic Parliament House, the seat of the world's largest democracy and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the Indian President's official residence.

Inside are the famed Mughal Gardens with its ornate fountains and manicured lawns. Mughal Gardens are open to the public during spring.

Further south lies the Qutub Minar. Built by Qutubuddin Aibak, a slave general in 1193, it is India's tallest stone tower and marks the site of the country's first Muslim kingdom. The iron tower in a square opposite is unique in that it never rusts, although it has been exposed to the elements for centuries.

The lotus-shaped Bahai temple south of Delhi is also of interest. An ideal place for meditation, this Bahai House of worship is open to people of all faiths.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 03:
Delhi - Jabalpur
By Flight

Jabalpur - Bandhavagarh
By Surface 165kms in 04hrs approx

Morning, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Jabalpur.

Meeting and assistance upon arrival and from here we will drive to Bandhavgarh.

Reach and check in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 04:
Bandhavagarh (Note - Afternoon Safari are closed on Wednesday)

Morning & afternoon jungle excursions in shared jeeps, The pattern of early morning and afternoon excursions will be interspersed with periods of relaxation back at our accommodation during the heat of midday. Although Tigers are the star attraction at Bandhavgarh the supporting cast of mammals and birds is very impressive, the latter including such species as Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Plum-headed Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Asian Paradise Flycatcher among a total of over 250 species recorded in the district. Tour members with an interest in ornithology will value the time between game drives as an opportunity to explore some of the habitats close to our base.

Tigers and the more rarely seen Leopards, have no shortage of prey in the reserve The Spotted Deer or Chital is a favorite item on the Tiger menu and several thousand of these delightful deer inhabit the park.
Other species found here in varying abundance include; Chinkara, Chowsinga, Wild Boar, Sambar, Muntjac and Nilgai. Herds of the Asian Bison, or Gaur, formerly Inhabited the Reserve but impressive beast has not been seen at Bandhavgarh since 1998 although a closely monitored programmed for the reintroduction of the Gaur is planned within couple of years. A hunting pack of wild dogs may also be seen on occasions. Mammal sightings always require a degree of luck, particularly when the species is essentially nocturnal or reclusive but each outing in the reserve will at least provide a chance to meet one of the rarer inhabitants such as Sloth Bear, Indian fox, Jackal, Wolf, Ratel, Striped Hyenas, Jungle Cat or Indian Pangolin. More predictable are the sounders of Wild Boar rooting among the vegetation, Indian Hares, the lively little Palm Squirrels that seem to be constantly in a state of agitation, and several members of the mongoose tribe. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaques are also plentiful, the former enjoying an elevated view of the forest as they devour their favourite leaves and often the first creature to bark out a warning at the appearance of a Tiger below.
We are never short of wildlife to watch in this gem of a reserve.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 05:
Bandhavgarh (Am & Pm Jungle Safari)

AM & Pm Jungle Safari (Exclusive Jeep)

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 06:
Bandhavgarh - Kanha
By Surface 247kms in 06hrs approx

Post breakfast, we will drive to we drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve

Upon arrival, transfer across the countryside to your safari headquarters for a two-day exploration of this vast, unspoiled central Indian preserve.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 07
Kanha National Park ( AM & PM Jungle safari )

Morning and afternoon, jungle excursions in shared jeep.

Kanha National Park, which is one of the most well known tiger reserves worldwide, is located among the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Its creation took place among, and after, a lot of turbulence and storm within concerned circles regarding rampant killing of wildlife in the area at the time. The central Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary way back in 1933 but got its status as a National Park in 1955. It covers a large area of 1,945 square kilometers, out of which 940 square kilometers form the main park. The altitude of the park ranges from 450 meters to 900 meters above sea level. The temperature, depending on the season, ranges from 0 degrees in the winters to 48 degrees in the summers. The park remains open from the 01st of November to the 30th of June. Sometimes, as with most parks of the country, it can be closed earlier if the monsoon season arrives sooner than expected. The park has a heavy monsoon season with an average annual rainfall of 1600mm. The basic infrastructure at the park is well developed and visits can "mostly" be expected to pass without any problems.

Kanha is also famous for its animal conservation efforts made in collaboration and cooperation with the local resident communities. One of the famous success stories of the park is the survival of the Barasingha population in the park which went down to as low as 66 animals in 1970 from the earlier 3000 and which through huge efforts has now revived to a respectable number of around 1000. Kanha boasts of many such success stories of which this is only an example.

Kanha National Park is world famous for its tigers. Tiger sightings are not as rare as in most other parks of the country. The only other reserves in the country that can claim to have as many sightings as Kanha are Ranthambore and Kanha's own neighbour, Bandhavgarh.

Other than the tiger, some of the more frequently seen animals in the park consist of Leopards, Gaur, Chausinghas, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Swamp Deer (Barasingha), Blackuck, Langurs, Wild Boars, Porcupines, Mouse Deer, Hyenas, Jackals and Wild Dogs (Dholes).

The reptile residents of the park consist of Monitor Lizards, Pythons and a large variety of other snakes.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 08:
Kanha ( Am & PM Jungle Safari)

AM & PM Jungle Safari ( With Exclusive Jeep )

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 09:
Kanha - Pench
By surface 114kms in 03hrs approx.
(Note - Pench National Park is closed on Wednesday afternoon for all activities)

After breakfast, we will drive to Pench.

Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine etc.

Afternoon Jungle Safari at Pench National park

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 10:
Pench - Tadoba (Note - The Park remains completely closed on Tuesday)
By Surface 242kms in 05hrs approx

After breakfast, we will drive to tadoba

If you love exploring the rich and intense wildlife of India, then this one will give you Goosebumps!! Accompanied by your naturalist, this Evening proceed on a safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve - Spread over with a core area of 625 sq km and a bigger buffer zone of 1102 sq km. For safari you can also opt for battery operated Eco Rangers, available at the Bamboo lodge.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 11:
Tadoba ( AM & PM Jungle Safari)

This Morning and Evening proceed on a safari into Tadoba Tiger Reserve - Spread over with a core area of 625 sq km and a bigger buffer zone of 1102 sq km. For safari you can also opt for battery operated Eco Rangers, available at the Bamboo lodge. 

These safaris are scheduled for tiger sightings and looking for the bigger game. We will also look for the less seen animals like the leopard cat, jungle cat and the rusty spotted cat. Leopards are also a rare sight, and we will try to track one down. Moreover, this amazing national park is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants. In addition to that, our other highlight includes: sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, bison, barking deer, nil gai, sambar, and cheatal.

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 12:
Tadoba - Nagpur
By Surface 140kms in 03hrs approx.

Nagpur - Delhi
By Flight


Post breakfast drive to Nagpur airport and fly to Delhi

Reach and transfer to hotel. Relax at the hotel

Overnight stay at the hotel


Day 13:
Delhi (Final Departure)

Transfer to Delhi airport and board the flight to home country


"Tour end with Memories"