Luxury Tours India :
Wildlife Tours India
6 Nights / 7 Days
Delhi - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Delhi
Day1 Delhi - Bandhavgarh:
By Train at 1500 hr We will receive you at the airport in the morning and
then after picking up some fruits, juice and water for the journey proceed
to station in Delhi for train to Umaria (Bandavgarh).
If time permits we will drive through the tour of New Delhi Buildings.
Overnight will be on the train.
Day 2 Bandhavgarh:
Reach Bandavgarh in the morning and check in at resort. Bandavgarh is
a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills
of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it contains a
wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large
number of Tigers.
This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old
state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last
known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in
the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the
forests around Bandavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or
game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The Maharaja and his guests carried
out hunting - otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered
a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers.
His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914. There
are 32 hills in this part of the park, which has a large natural fort
at its center. The fort's cliffs are 2625 feet (800 meters) high, 1000
feet (300 meters) above the surrounding countryside. At independence Bandavgarh
remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the
state for the formation of the National Park in 1968.
After the park was created poaching was brought under control and the
number of animals rose dramatically. Small dams and water holes were built
to solve the problem of water shortage. Grazing by local cattle was stopped
and the village within the park boundaries was relocated. The Tigers in
particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest
to accommodate them. Check in at the resort and enjoy the afternoon safari
inside the park. Overnight will be at Bandavgarh.
Day 3 Bandhavgarh:
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) Trip to
the Bandavgarh Fort: The oldest fort in India - considered to be more
than 2500 years. One-hour trek up the fort is worth the effort. The charm
of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled
Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a
guide. Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples
of around the 12th century.
These temples are deserted but the fort is still used as a place of worship.
Kabir Das, the celebrated 16th century saint, once lived and preached
here. The natural ramparts of the fort give breathtaking view of the surrounding
countryside. The fort still belongs to the Maharaja of Rewa and permission
is required to visit it. However permission is available locally and no
trip to Bandavgarh is complete without making an effort to climb up the
The staff of the resort carries your lunch while you are busy negotiating
the trek to the fort. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 4 Bandhavgarh - Kanha:
250 km in 6 hr After breakfast drive to Kanha. This is the place that
has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle
Book". Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National
Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km.A
horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an
interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer
breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population
in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at
Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve.
The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha. In 1930s,
the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries - Hallon and Banjar of
250kms to 300kms each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded
.The area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger
population in the year that followed led to the area being made an absolute
sanctuary in 1952. Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a
sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse
Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine
Kanha has some 200 species of birds.
Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and
bamboo forests harbour many species and in the grassy forest clearings.
Water birds can be seen near the park's many rivulets and at Sarvantal,
a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the
museum. Reach in the afternoon and relax at the resort. Overnight will
be at the Kanha Resort.
Day 5 Kanha:
Spend the full day viewing game and spotting TIGERS inside the jungle.
(Two safaris) Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 6 Kanha - Nagpur:
250 km in 6 hr Proceed for the morning GAME DRIVE into the forest. Proceed
to Nagpur. Nagpur, popularly known as Orange Capital of India is also
the second capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, "Bakht
Buland Shah" laid the city's foundation in the year 1702.
This city derived its name from the river Nag that flows through it.
Nagpur was the capital of Madhya Bharat State (C.P. and Berar) after Indian
independence and in 1960, the Marathi majority Vidarbha region was merged
with the new state of Maharashtra. Overnight will be at Nagpur.
Day 7 Nagpur - Delhi:
Flight Number : CD 7469/7470
Airlines : Indian Airlines
Aircraft : Boeing 737
Departure : 0900/1010 hr
Stopover : Nil
Arrival : 1025/1135 hr Breakfast will be at hotel. Transfer to airport
for flight to Delhi. Reach and transfer to airport for connecting flight
home. If your return flight is late in the evening we would be organizing
a hotel for day use which can be used for relaxing.
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