12 Nights/13 Days
Do you wish to see India’s big five? If yes, then this is tour for you. The One Horned Rhinos, Tigers, Elephants, Water Buffaloes, and Indian Gaur. The parks of Kanha, Kaziranga and Bandhavgarh are also home to close to 800 species of birds collectively. Would you want to miss an opportunity to see such a rich bio-diverse region, I guess not?
Kaziranga national park provides a unique opportunity to do the Elephant safari. You can also do a boat cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra river. A world heritage site as Kaziranga like Kanha is a conservation role model. The One Horned Rhino numbers were dwindling in double digits when they start to save them and today there are close to 2500 One Horned Rhinos in Kaziranga.
Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks are the mainstay of seeing Tigers in India. There are other parks as well where you can see the Tigers, but the joy of seeing them in Kanha and Bandhavgarh is inexplicable. Apart from Tigers, you also get an opportunity to see the Leopards, Sloth Bears, Indian Wild Dogs, Jackals, Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Black Buck, Blue Bull, and some more mammal species.
National Parks Covered
Arrival in New Delhi
Arrive New Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.
New Delhi – Guwahati – Kaziranga (by flight + 250 kms/5 hrs drive)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board a flight to Guwahati. Met on arrival and drive to Kaziranga National Park 250 kms / 5hrs drive. On arrival check into the lodge. Lunch at lodge and afternoon jeep safari to the national park.
Day 3 - 4
In Kaziranga National Park
Morning and evening safari at the park. All meals and overnight at the resort. Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in Assam and covers an area of 430 sq km along the river Brahmaputra in the North and the Karbi Ang long hills in the South.
The National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes.
Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is famous for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, the landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools. It has been declared as National Park in 1974.
Kaziranga National Park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tiger, elephant, water buffalo, gaur, leopard cat, otter and monitor lizard. Some of the birds that can be commonly sighted are the flamingo, crane, grey-headed fishing eagle, whistling teal, crested serpent eagle, open-billed stork, swamp partridge, osprey, cormorant, heron and marsh harrier.
Kaziranga – Guwahati – New Delhi (250 kms/5 hrs drive+ flight)
Morning jeep safari to the national park and after breakfast drive to Guwahati 250kms to board a flight at 1720 hrs to arrive New Delhi at 2015 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at New Delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight at New Delhi.
New Delhi – Raipur – Kanha (flight + 220 kms/4-hour drive)
Early morning transfer to the domestic terminal to board a flight to Raipur. Met at the airport and drive to Kanha National Park 220 kms / 4-hour drive. Check in at the resort on arrival. Lunch. Afternoon safari in the national park.
Kanha is located right in the heart of India, which also gives you an opportunity to experience the rural, tribal, and agricultural parts of India. Dinner and overnight at Singinawa Jungle Lodge.
Day 7 - 8
In Kanha National Park
Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor which form the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha.
This is the original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha. Continue your search for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment.
Return from Safari around 1130hrs. Freshen up, and lunch is served.
The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha’s western and eastern halves. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programmes have been launched, for the overall protection of the park’s fauna and flora. Kanha boasts of about 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world’s cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and the red-wattled lapwings.
Kanha – Bandhavgarh (by surface 280 kms/6 hrs drive)
Morning jeep safari to the national park and after early lunch depart for Bandhavgarh, 280kms, 6 hour drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 10 - 11
In Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon safaris in the park. All meals and overnight at the resort.
The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas.
The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur – inhabit Bandhavgarh.
Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road 200 kms / 4 hrs drive)
Morning Jeep safari in the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport 200 kms /4hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1845 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 2045 hrs and transfer to hotel.
New Delhi Fly back home
Morning free for leisure activities and later transfer to International airport to board a flight back home or onward destination.