Tiger safari in Ranthambhore, Pench, Kanha & Bandhavgarh

16 Nights/17 Days

This tour takes you to 4 different national parks of India in primarily two different regions of the country. 

Ranthambhore has seen several ups and downs in its conservation journey but has withstood all the challenges successfully and today it is home to over 60 tigers in the national park. This was one of the first national parks where the Project Tiger was started along with Kanha and Jim Corbett National Park. There are many common things between Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh. One is that both are the former hunting reserves of the Maharaja of the state. Maharaja of Jaipur hunted and protected the tigers of Ranthambore, and Maharaja of Rewa hunted and protected tigers of Bandhavgarh. It is said that the last white tiger in the wild was also caught near Bandhavgarh and today all the white tigers in the zoos of the world are its progenies. Both these parks also have history attached. While Ranthambhore has a 1000-year-old ort that stands on the boundary of the park, Bandhavgarh has a 2000-year-old fort which is right in the center of the park. There is a mention about this fort in the ancient Indian scriptures. 

Kanha and Pench need no introduction after being made popular by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. These two parks are also home to some of the largest Tigers in India. Co-incidentally these two parks also have one of the healthiest wildlife corridors between these parks which adds gene diversity to the native tigers here.

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Ranthambore Tiger

Day 1

Arrival in New Delhi

Arrive New Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

Day 2

New Delhi – Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore)

Early breakfast and transfer to the railway station to board a train at 0720hrs. Deboard the train at 1250hrs at Sawai Madhopur railway station. Met at the station and transfer to the resort.  Check in at the resort. Lunch and proceed for the afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

RNP Tiger

Day 3 - 4

In Ranthambore National Park

Morning and afternoon safari in the park. All meals and overnight at the resort.

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is a popular park for all Tiger lovers. It is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Ranthambhore with an area of 400 sq. km. is well known for the diurnal activity of tigers.

it is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris.

Day 5

Ranthambhore – New Delhi (by day train)

Morning jeep safari to the national park and breakfast at lodge and after early lunch or (packed lunch) transfer to Sawai Madhopur station to board a 1st or 02nd A/C Sleeper class day train to New Delhi at 1230 hrs. Arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 1845 hrs. and transfer to hotel.  Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

Tiger sighting in Ranthambore

Day 6

New Delhi – Nagpur – Pench (Flight + 100 kms/2 hrs. drive)

Early breakfast, and transfer to the airport at 0800 hrs. in the morning to board a flight at 1025 hrs. and arrive Nagpur at 1205 hrs. Drive to Pench National Park 100 kms / 2-hour drive. On arrival check into the Lodge.  After Lunch go for afternoon jeep safari to the national park. 

deer with antlers

Day 7 - 8

In Pench National Park

Morning and afternoon safari in the park. All meals and overnight at the resort.

Pench is located between four different mountain ranges – Aravali, Vindhyanchal, Satpura and Maikal. The tracks are smoother, the trees are thicker with dense undergrowth, perhaps one reason why the herbivore population here is larger in size compared to Kanha and Bandhavgarh.

As a prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tiger usually inhabits and frequents this belt. 

Leopards though generally operate in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are seen rarely.

In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs of upto 15 or more wild dog can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve. Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth beer occupy the rocky areas and favour mahul bel infested forest. Chinkara is present in very small numbers and is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.

Day 9

Pench – Kanha (210 kms /4-5 hrs drive)

Morning jeep safari to the national park and after early lunch drive to Kanha national park 210 kms/ 5 hour drive. On arrival check into the Resort.  Dinner and overnight at the resort in Kanha.

Panna Leopard
Male tiger in kanha

Day 10 - 11

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. The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha’s western and eastern halves.

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.

Depart for evening jeep safari Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 12

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.

Solo tiger BNP
bandhavgarh tiger safari tour (3)

Day 13 - 15

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.

Day 16

Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road 200 kms / 4 hrs. drive)

Morning jeep safari to the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport 200 kms /4hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1630 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 1830 hrs. and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 17

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.

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