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January, February, March, October, November & December

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Medium

BIKE 4 TIGERS

The Bike4Tiger Challenge itinerary has been designed by Royal Expeditions to experience the landscape penned in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and support its conservation.

The Bike4Tiger Challenge travels between these two parks over 3 full days of fun off-road biking terrain. It’s about 180 kms of quiet dirt forest tracks and undulating trails along this connecting forest landscape, home itself to a number of elusive tigers. Pedal through quaint and untouched tribal village communities that often bear the brunt of conflict with both predators and crop raiding prey like spotted deer, wild pig and Nilgai antelope.

The ride is designed for those who like biking, are fit (or want to get fit!) and adventurous, but do not have to be expert off-road bikers. Ages vary from 35 to 75 in 2016. Participants should enjoy a physical challenge, as the trail will cover between 45kms and 65kms each day, or 8 hours in the bike saddle. The scenery is glorious forest or rural terrain, most of it easy biking for those used to off road biking, but there are one or two uphill challenges and some fun off road downhills. The two nights of the bike trip are spent in a comfortable pre-set tented camp, besides forests and near village fields.

This is a unique trip for those who like getting off the beaten track and wants to get a real insight into India’s ancient rural heartland and its forests whilst being happy to support its conservation efforts.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Gastronomy

  • Farm to Table hands on cooking demonstration with in-house chef at the lodge in Pench
  • Game drives in Two Project Tiger National Parks
  • Explore by Cycle the very Forest of Seoni hills that inspired Kipling to write Jungle Book.
  • Accommodation in Tree Houses and Luxury Eco Lodge.
  • More eyes and ears in vital corridor for Tiger conservation which worlds last remaining life line for tigers.
  • High quality Mountain Bikers – Trek X caliber 9 – with Race-ready spec
  • Expert naturalists guides
  • More eyes and ears in vital corridor for Tiger conservation which worlds last remaining life line.

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha

    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, offering a true wilderness experience to the guests. The guests benefit from their 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.

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  • Pench Tree Lodge

    A heaven for the nature junkie…Absolutely the most extraordinary bed in Pench. Up in the branches of the tree of 40 acres of private jungle, Pench tree lodge has only six massive tree houses, clock in at 700 square feet each, 5m off the ground in all their luxurious glory. Beautiful four poster beds and spacious outdoor porches frame the Jungle surrounds with poetic aplomb and privacy is tantamount. In addition, there are 6 resplendent cottages around a water body. They are large and spacious and can accommodate a family. These tree houses merge so perfectly into the greenery that they stay hidden until you are almost at the bottom of the wooden stairs leading up to the door of your room. There’s plenty of space inside with a sleeping and living area, and glass doors leading to a balcony from your bedroom and en-suite shower room, so you can bathe with the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves and view of the jungle. Back down on terra firma the main dining area is overlooking a water hole and has a swimming pool under huge manhua tree. The food is delicious, and the setting is perfect! The lodge can organize nature walks, bird watching and cycling trips.

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  • Roseate House, Delhi

    Roseate House New Delhi is a contemporary upscale hotel stationed in the capital’s only hospitality district, Aerocity. Spread across 1.6 acres, Roseate House New Delhi combines lineage and novelty in its design and services to cater to the new generation of cosmopolitan guests. 30 minutes from the business hubs of Gurgaon and Delhi, 20 minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the hotel renders a contrasting respite from the city’s hustle-bustle. Hotel offers a rooftop infinity pool, a spa and wellness centre and 3 dining options. The property features an ultra-chic cinema hall – Upstage. Each room is equipped with state-of-art amenities, a 4-fixture bathroom, flexible workstation and flat-screen TV. Guests can pamper themselves at the Aheli spa that has 4 therapy rooms, salon, steam and sauna. Those who prefer to work out can head to the fitness centre. VIP Lounge and Club Lounge can be used for brand launches or cocktail dinners whereas Club Prive can be used for corporate meetings. Del, an all-day dining restaurant serves world cuisine while Kheer is an exclusive Indian restaurant. Tara is the Japanese rooftop lounge. The finest tea from across the globe can be found at Roasted by Roseate. Chidya Ghar serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • Trident, Gurgaon

    Trident Gurgaon is a five-star hotel for business as well as leisure travellers. It is conveniently located and is about 15 minutes’ drive from the International airport on the Delhi to Jaipur highway and 25 minutes’ drive from downtown New Delhi. Set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel has an imposing yet serene presence, a resort-like ambience. It is characterised by domes, long walkways, inner courtyards, reflection pools and fountains. The hotel has 136 rooms, which includes a presidential suite and six executive suites, overlooking the garden, courtyards and pools.

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