Wildlife of India

13 Nights/14 Days

Over 12 years of organising Travel Experience

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Trip highlights

  • Kanha Tiger Reserve

  • Two Safari's daily

  • Bandhavgarh National Park

  • Two safari's daily - plus option for Elephant safari

  • Bhedaghat the Narmada

  • Satpura National Park (safari)

  • Mandu

  • Ahilya Fort

Day 1

Arrive (India)- transfer to Delhi

 

Welcome to India!

Transfer from airport to your hotel.

Rest of day at leisure

Overnight in Delhi - The Claridges B&B

Day 2

Delhi - Jabalpur - Kanha

Early start transfer to your Spice jet Flight for Jabalpur - upon arrival you shall be met and driven to Kanha (Approx 4 hrs) to your lodge.

 

Overnight in Kanha - Kanha Earth lodge

(Full Board)

Details

Delhi - Jabalpur - Kanha

Early start transfer to your Spice jet Flight for Jabalpur - upon arrival you shall be met and driven to Kanha (Approx 4 hrs) to your lodge.

 

Situated in central India in the Satpura Hill ranges, Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread over 1216 square miles with a core area of just 588 square miles, and consist mainly of grasslands and deciduous forests. These also support other mammals such as Barasingha, Chital, Muntjac (Swamp, Spotted and Barking Deer), Sambar, Common Langur and Rhesus Monkeys, Wild Boar, Asiatic Jackal, three of India’s four lowland antelopes, Nilgai, Four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha) and Blackbuck, and occasionally Leopard, Gaur (Indian Bison), Sloth Bear, Wolf and Dhole (Wild Dog). Birdlife present includes the Painted Partridge, Shaheen Falcon, Golden Oriole and the omnipresent Red Jungle Fowl

 

Overnight in Kanha - Kanha Earth lodge (Full Board)

Day 3 & 4

Kanha

 

Two days of exploring the Kanha Tiger Reserve by jeep with your guide. 

 

Two Safaris daily - One at sunrise before breakfast and one in the afternoon after lunch.

Overnight in Kanha - Kanha Earth Lodge

(Full Board)

Day 5

Kanha - Bandhavgarh

Today we drive an approximately 6 hr journey to Bandhavgarh.

Upon arrival check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh - Kings lodge

(Full Board)

Details

Kanha - Bandhavgarh

This morning you are driven to Bandhavgarh (250 Kms; 6 hrs), where on arrival in you check-in at the hotel.

 

Bandhavgarh National Park – Set amongst the Vindhyas, in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is a small national park, but with the highest known density of tiger population in India. Other inhabitants of the park include the leopards, gaur (Indian Bison-although some say this is no longer seen), chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, dholes, nilgais, wild boars, chinkaras, sloth bears, rhesus macaques, black faced langurs, jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, jackals, foxes, wild dogs, chausinghas and rattles, among others.

 

Overnight in Bandhavgarh - Kings lodge (Full Board)

Day 6 & 7

Bandhavgarh

Two Safaris daily - One at sunrise before breakfast and one in the afternoon after lunch.

Elephant safari is available every morning subject to Tiger sighting, allowing you to see Tigers with a unique vantage point.

In the evenings regular slide shows & talks by naturalists are given to educate guests about these majestic cats.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh - Kings Lodge

(Full Board)

Day 8

Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur

 

This morning you are driven to Jabalpur (approx 3hrs 30mins), where on arrival in you check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon visit - The Rani Durgavati Museum and also Bhedaghat the Narmada with its iconic waterfalls.

 

Overnight in Jabalpur - Narmada Jackson B&B

Details

Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur

 

This morning you are driven to Jabalpur (approx 3hrs 30mins), where on arrival in you check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon visit The Rani Durgavati Museum located next to the tempo stand, south of the bazaar, an important place to visit. The museum has a good collection of artifacts. It also has a section dedicated to artifacts and photos related to Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Another place to visit in Jabalpur is the Old Bazaar area.

 

On the outskirts of the city and en route to the Marble Rocks, one can visit the Madan Mahal. It is a Gond fortress built in 1116 and located on a rocky hill, overlooking the city. The hill, on which this fort is built, provides a panoramic view of Jabalpur city and its environs.

Also visit to Bhedaghat the Narmada, making its way through the Marble Rocks, Narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhar or the smoke cascade. So powerful is the plunge that its roar is heard from far and wide, the falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of Nature's power unleashed.

The city of Jabalpur was the capital of the erstwhile medieval Gond rulers. It is not only an important historical place, but it is also famous for the Marble Rocks gorge on Narmada River, near it. It is an administrative and educational center and is the gateway to important wildlife sanctuaries around it. It is one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

 

Jabalpur is located in central part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, in the central region of India. It is located just north of the Narmada River, in a rocky basin surrounded by low hills and dotted with lakes

 

Overnight in Jabalpur - Narmada Jackson B&B

Day 9

Jabalpur - Satpura

This morning we drive to Satpura (Approx 3.5 hrs).

Upon arrival check into hotel

Rest of day at leisure

 

Overnight in Satpura - Svasara Jungle Lodge

(Full Board)

Details

 

Jabalpur - Satpura


Take a 3.5 hrs transfer/drive to Satpura where you shall stay for the next 3 days for Safari.

Once checked in for your hotel - spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Satpura National Park is cradled in the Satpura Range (Mahadeo Hills) and straddles the State of Madhya Pradesh. With the adjoining Bori & Panchmarhi Sanctuaries, Satpura N.P. provides 1427 sq. kms of unique Central Indian Highland ecosystem cover to India's wild denizens. Satpura N.P.(set up  in 1981 and 524 sq. km) is beautiful and unspoiled. It represents nature at its very best. The fascinating deep valleys, high mountains, rivulets, waterfalls and Tawa's vast reservoir combine to give this Park an unique beauty. The terrain is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. The altitude ranges from 300 Mts. to 1352 Mts. From the 4500 feet Dhoopgarh peak to the almost level plains of Churna the ride is only 60 kms but it takes about 5 hours to travel from the cool environs of Panchmarhi resort to the edge of the Tawa reservoir.

 

Satpura & Bori abound in Central Province wildlife. The bio-diversity is stunning with over 1300 species of plants, which include numerous rare bryophytes and pteridophytes. While Sal & Teak forests are abundant, Central India mixed deciduous forests cover a major part of the area. An evident eyesore is the rampant and unchecked growth of Lantana. The meadows and valleys have been completely taken over by this invader.

 

Overnight in Satpura - Svasara Jungle Lodge

(Full Board)

Day 10 & 11

Satpura

Two Safaris daily by jeep - One at sunrise before breakfast and one in the afternoon after lunch.

Overnight in Satpura - Svasara Jungle lodge

(Full Board)

Day 12

Satpura - Maheshwar

A long drive today (approx 7 hrs) towards Maheshwar - packed lunch will be provided for the journey.

Upon arrival transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Maheshwar - Ahilya Fort

(Full Board)

Details

Satpura - Maheshwar

Today is a full day drive towards Maheshwar & the iconic Ahilya Fort.

Upon arrival transfer to hotel.

 

The 250 year old Ahilya Fort has what is possibly the most dramatic, unique and glorious setting of any Indian biotech hotel. Perched on the edge of a cliff, enclosed within the massive walls of the 16th century Maheshwar Fort, Ahilya Fort has breath taking views over the sacred Kilometer wide Narmada River and the ghats below. Within the Fort there are shaded courtyards and verandahs on different levels, linked by stone walkways. Thirteen unique rooms & One Arjun tent in the Royal Category along with one Tent in Superior category are scattered amidst 6 different groups of the 18th century buildings, numerous gardens, hidden terraces, ancient turrets and battlements, and a stunning swimming pool all make for a unique boutique hotel. Off the beaten track, Ahilya Fort offers an authentic Indian experience.

 

Overnight in Maheshwar - Ahilya Fort

(Full Board)

Day 13

Maheshwar

After breakfast  you will meet you guide for an day trip to Mandu, a 15th century marvel of early Islamic architecture, set amongst forests and ravines at the edge of the Malwa plateau. The architect of the Taj Mahal drew inspiration from the tomb of Mandu's ruler Hoshang Shah. His successor Ghiyassuddin expelled all men from Mandu, and lived in the Ship Palace, surrounded by 14,000 women. Today Mandu is an abandoned town, but its many buildings are in good sshape and worth visiting.

 

Evening perhaps enjoy Boat ride on the river to round off your last night. (additional cost)

 

Overnight in Maheshwar - Ahilya Fort

(Full Board)

Day 14

Last day and transfer to Cochin airport

Morning at leisure - then transfer to catch your flight (Additional cost) home. 

Departure - We recommend that you arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight (or 2 hours if travelling business class). Your departure time will be given to you by your chauffeur guide. It is recommended that you check in online for your departure flight so that you can avoid long queues at the airport check in counters. On line check in is available for most airlines 24 hours before your flight. Your hotel will be able to help you with this if necessary. We wish you a pleasant journey back home or to your next destination.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 3685  Per person based on twin share basis, subject to exchange rates.

With all international and domestic flights prices from approx £4135 per person

Price includes

  • Services of English speaking guide as per itinerary

  • Flight from Delhi to Jabalpur

  • Private transfers and meet and greet services as shown

  • All game safaris in shared jeep in Kanha & Bandhavgarh

  • Exclusive Safari jeep in Satpura

  • Entrance fees at Monuments, road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.

  • hotels shown are subject to availability & can change

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

Additional Extra's

  • International & connecting flights home

  • Additional unscheduled excursions

  • Still/video camera fees at monuments

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties