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Itinerary:  Walking Safari In Tiger Land

 

Tour Highlights

• Premier Tiger Reserves – Satpura, Kanha and Tadoba
• Services of accompanying Expert Naturalist
• Three days Exclusive Walking Safari in the Satpura National Park
• Searching for the elusive Tiger in Kanha and Tadoba by 4WD Jeeps
• Walking / Cycling tribal village safari in Kanha
• Interaction with locals in villages in Kanha
• Cycling and Canoe in Satpura

Overview

This unique two week tour takes you to the finest National Parks of Central India . It includes a three day walking safari which retraces the trail undertaken British Captain J Forsyth of Bengal Lancers regiment, almost 150 years ago. Pioneering Captain Forsyth discovered and is responsible for the development of the Central highlands.
Satpura National Park, being part of a unique ecosystem, is very rich in biodiversity. The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. Central India’s Satpura Tiger Reserve is part of one of the largest contiguous blocks of forest left in India and is still (just!) connected to other Reserves by forest 'corridors'. It therefore represents the largest block of tiger-inhabited tiger habitat left in the world. Kanha National Park is most famous for being Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration to pen down ‘The Jungle Book’ consists of lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer or the Barasingha, and hence saving it from near extinction. With a series of dedicated conservation programs, the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora has made Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.
The Tadoba Andhari National Park has been unnoticed by tourism till recently. It has a forest dominated by teak forest and bamboo, it’s a rugged landscape comprising cliffs, caves, marshes, perennial lakes and boulder strewn streambeds that cater to a host of biodiversity. It is abounding with wildlife and animals like the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, wild dog, blue bull and sambar inhabit the reserve.

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Day 1 - Delhi

 On arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport, proceed for Immigration clearance after disembarking. Thereafter collect baggage from the baggage carousel and walk to the arrivals lounge after clearing customs.
You will be greeted by our company representative, with a placard bearing your name on it. He will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel.Overnight at Lemon tree Premier Aero city complex


Day 2 - Delhi / Bhopal / Satpura

 Early Morning transfer to Delhi airport in time to board flight to Bhopal 

(Reporting time at Delhi airport is  minimum One hour prior to flight departure)
Jet Airways: 9W 2654 at 0620 hours / 0800 hours 
Met on arrival and drive to Satpura National Park (180 Kms, 4-5 hours)
Evening enjoy jungle excursion in four wheel drive jeep / canoe ride
Overnight at Denwa Backwater Escape

Day 3 - Satpura / Walking Safari

 After breakfast.  drive 2 hours to reach the starting point of Mobile Safari. 

Start 3 hours trek to downhill through lovely Sal forest inside Satpura National Park to reach Village Kanjighat for a hot lunch. 
After lunch, trek further 2 hours to reach Mobile camp Bandhan.
Overnight at Camp Bandhan 
Bandhan is a small forest patrolling camp located deep in the Satpura Jungles, this camp is on the edge of a stream.
 
Note - There is no electricity at campsites and accommodation is basic in tents with cots. Care is taken to provide personalized service and comforts. Camp cooks turn out delicious fresh meals to be enjoyed in exhilarating surroundings 

Day 4 - Walking Safari

 After breakfast, full day walking to next camp through Satpura National Park. 

Today will be a picnic packed lunch at Jhela Village about 3 hours away. 
After lunch walk another 3 hours to mobile camp
Overnight at Camp Manakachar

Day 5 - Walking Safari

 After breakfast, full day walking to Denwa Darshan – 7 hours in all.

Lunch will be served hot on this day.
Overnight at Mobile Camp

Day 6 - Walking Safari / Satpura

After breakfast at your camp you will start 2 hours walk to the road head to be met by waiting vehicles and drive 2 hours to Denwa Back Water Escape lodge. 

Optional :Cycling in the buffer zone

Overnight at the Denwa Back Water Escape Lodge

Day 7 - Satpura / Pipariya / Jabalpur / Kanha

After  breakfast, drive to Pipariya Railway Station ( 45 Kms, Less than one hour)  to board day train to Jabalpur.

Kolkata Mail:  1030 hours / 1325 hours 

(Air Conditioned First Class Carriage )
The First-class A/c - is the most expensive and the highest train travel class in India. The fare is nearly as much as air travel. It is a comfortable way to travel. It has private four or two person compartment with a locking door in an air-conditioned carriage. Only people that have reservation are allowed on the carriage. Unfortunately you cannot pre-book or pre-reserve the accurate cabin configuration, so we can not tell you exactly the configuration you will have. Bed linen (Hand towel, pillow, two bed sheets and one ) is provided is. There is a common western style toilet at both ends of the carriage. Fixed Indian Meals can be orders it will be served in the compartment. The order taker visits each compartment few orders it will be served in the compartment. The order taker visits each compartment few hours before each meal. Breakfast orders are taken at night. Payment for meals are made at the end of the Journey. At regular intervals Tea / Coffee, bottled water, Aerated drinks venders visit the carriage. First class air-conditioned is definitely the best bet on long distance trains, unfortunately not all trains have this class.
Met on arrival and drive to Kanha National Park ( 170 Kms, 4 hours)
Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Day 8 - Kanha

 Morning and Afternoon Jungle Excursions with naturalist in four wheel drive Jeep.

Afternoon walking / cycling safari to the nearby tribal village
Note – Kanha National Park is closed to visitors on Wednesday afternoons
Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Day 9 - Kanha

 Morning and Afternoon Jungle Excursions with naturalist in four wheel drive Jeep.

Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Day 10 - Kanha / Tadoba

 Morning Jungle Excursion with naturalist in four wheel drive Jeep.

Later with packed lunch, drive to Tadoba Park (260 Kms, 5-6 hours)
Overnight at Tiger Trails Lodge
Note – Tadoba Park remains closed on Tuesdays

Day 11 - Tadoba

 Morning and Afternoon Jungle Excursions with naturalist in four wheels drive Jeep.

Overnight at Tiger Trails Lodge

Day 12 - Tadoba

 Morning and Afternoon Jungle Excursions with naturalist in four wheels drive Jeep.

Overnight at Tiger Trails Lodge

Day 13 - Tadoba / Nagpur / Delhi

Morning Jungle Excursion with naturalist in four wheel drive Jeep.
Afternoon drive to Nagpur airport (130 Kms, 3-4 hours)
(Reporting time at Nagpur  airport is  minimum One hour prior to flight departure)
Indigo Airlines: 6E 136 at 1800 hours / 1940 hours 
Met on arrival at Delhi’s domestic airport and transfer to International airport to board onwards flight.
(Check In starts 3-4 hours prior to flight departure)

Note

The above cost includes the following services:
*Accommodation in a Twin Share room with breakfast
*All meals at Satpura, Kanha & Tadoba in the lodges/camp
*Mobile camp at Satpura with accompanying staff for three nights during walking safari
*Arrival/departure transfers and transportation as per itinerary by air conditioned vehicles
*Train fare ( Pipariya to Jabalpur) in first class air-conditioned carriage
*Entrances to parks at Satpura, Kanha & Tadoba
*Jungle excursions by Jeeps
*Services of naturalist at Satpura, Kanha & Tadoba as specified in the itinerary
*Services of accompanying Indian wildlife expert
*Contribution to WWF
*All presently applicable taxes

Price DO NOT Include:
*Travel insurance
*Any meals unless specified
*Internal air fare in economy class ( Delhi – Bhopal and Nagpur-Delhi)
*Any item which has not been highlighted under inclusions
*Expenses of personal nature like drinks,laundry , tele calls etc
*Camera fees
*Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule
*Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED”

October to April

 

TOFTThe Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport
Denwa Backwater Escape
Kanha Earth Lodge
The TigerTrails Jungle Lodge

Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport

 Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport is 4 kms away from Indira Gandhi International Airport and 5 kms away from domestic airport. Also, the hotel is just a km away from Aerocity Metro Station which gives you an easy access to the corporate and commercial hubs of Delhi and Gurgaon. It also lies in close proximity to various entertainment and shopping destinations of the city


Denwa Backwater Escape

 Denwa Backwater Escape is located overlooking the mesmerizing backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River in Satpura National Park, the area is popularly known as Madhai. It is built on 10 acres of forested land along the river and across the river lies the national park which is approached by a boat and then by jeeps to go deeper into forest. The lodge offers stunning views of the Denwa River, grasslands across and rolling Pachmari hills.

The lodge has been mainly built using local materials like stone, baked tiles but the design is contemporary safari style. The rooms are done up in style with unique leather safari furniture, crisp cotton upholstery, linen and local crafts. The main building and the pool are done up with vintage iron furniture and hand crafted wooden furniture, the wood for which is sourced from old furniture and sleeper wood.
The lodge estate is gifted with a unique undulating landscape, water bodies, indigenous forest with a variety of flora and fauna and stunning river views.

Kanha Earth Lodge

Kanha Earth Lodge lies in 16 acres of natural forest, tucked away in a small hamlet bordering Kanha’s buffer zone. Its unique location, 30 minutes from the Khatia/Kisli park gate, ensures that it is close enough for easy access to the park, but still far enough from the glut of hotels lining Kanha’s tourist hub to offer guests a true wilderness experience. Our guests benefit from our incredible location, outstanding hospitality, experienced team of naturalists, and commitment towards conservation and local communities. The 12 luxury bungalows with en suite bathrooms and open verandahs have been inspired by Gond tribal architecture and offer environmentally sensitive, low-impact accommodation through their design and use of local stone and waste wood, while the absence of neighbouring lodges or highways creates an ideal setting for nature walks, birding and cycling trips through the surrounding forest.


The TigerTrails Jungle Lodge

The TigerTrails Jungle Lodge is ringed on three sides by the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve forest and is adjacent to the Khutwanda gate, an exclusive entry point into Tadoba. To the east is Ambegadh Hills and Khatoda meadows, to the west is the valley of Katezari and south is the Irai lake, approx. 20 kms in length, forms the southwestern boundary of the Tiger Reserve


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Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi / Bhopal / Satpura
Day 3 - Satpura / Walking Safari
Day 4 - Walking Safari
Day 5 - Walking Safari
Day 6 - Walking Safari / Satpura
Day 7 - Satpura / Pipariya / Jabalpur / Kanha
Day 8 - Kanha
Day 9 - Kanha
Day 10 - Kanha / Tadoba
Day 11 - Tadoba
Day 12 - Tadoba
Day 13 - Tadoba / Nagpur / Delhi

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