A Tiger Encounter
Trip code: Private Journey
Price from: £1965
There is no more heart stirring moment than one’s first glimpse of a tiger in its natural habitat. Visiting two of the finest parks in Central India, this tour is designed for wildlife enthusiasts who long to see a tiger in the jungle. You stay in resorts with expert naturalists whose knowledge of the park offers an excellent opportunity to catch a glimpse of the King of the Forest. The international flights are on scheduled direct services of British Airways or Jet Airways. This tour is designed for Saturday departures.
Day 1 London - Delhi
Fly from Heathrow in the evening.
Day 2 Delhi – (Bandhavgarh)
Arrive Delhi in the morning and relax at a Guest House for a few hours before boarding an overnight train in the afternoon, in an air-conditioned sleeper carriage, for Bandhavgarh (or fly via Khajuraho for an additional supplement).
Day 3 Bandhavgarh
Arrive at either Umaria or Katni train stations this morning and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Stay at the Nature Heritage Resort for two nights. Bandhavgarh is situated in the undulating Vindhya hills and is home to spotted deer, blackbuck, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar dear, nilgai, barking deer, leopard and tiger. The rich and varied birdlife includes golden orioles, parakeets, hornbills and partridges. Your first visit to the park is arranged this afternoon.
Day 4 Bandhavgarh
There are morning and afternoon jeep safaris today. With a high density of Tiger in Bandhavgarh the opportunities of sightings are good.
Day 5 Bandhavgarh – Kanha
Drive to Kanha National Park this morning. As one of India’s largest and most picturesque parks it is a naturalists’ paradise and boasts a total 22 species of mammal. Most commonly sighted are the spotted deer, swamp deer, blackbuck, langur monkey, jackal and three-striped palm squirrel. Tigers, Indian hare, dhole (wild dog) and bison (gaur) are a little harder to find. The lucky few may even see some of the parks shyest characters such as the fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panther and mouse deer. Bird lovers are also catered for with over 200 species found in the mixed forest and bamboo breaks of the park. Stay 3 nights at the Wild Chalet Resort.
Days 6 & 7 Kanha
Enjoy two full days of jungle€tivity.
Day 8 Kanha – Nagpur – (London)
After a morning game drive, proceed to Nagpur by car and fly on to Delhi. Relax for a few hours at a comfortable Guest House before your return flight, just past midnight.
Day 9 London
Fly back direct to London.
Season: Mid-October to mid-May.
Recommended extension: Pench
To add on another of India’s exciting National Parks drive from Kanha to Pench for two nights and jungle€tivities at the Pench Jungle Lodge. Fly back to Delhi from Nagpur for the return flight on Day 11.