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Not much can come close to that feeling when you spot an animal in the wild, especially when you’re not expecting it: awe-inspiring, breathtaking and wonderful and always a moment you will never …

Not much can come close to that feeling when you spot an animal in the wild, especially when you’re not expecting it: awe-inspiring, breathtaking and wonderful and always a moment you will never forget.It’s no wonder that wildlife holidays are so popular. Watching wildlife is a great way to get back to nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With so many wildlife holidays on offer in so many fabulous locations it’s hard to decide where to go or what animals to see.

Jungle Travels India presents a series of wildlife tour programs based on vivid hotspot wildlife destinations across the length and breadth of India

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  • 1. Hot spot s ________________________________ WILD LIFE INDIA W IL D L IF E INDIA Not much can come close to that feeling when you spot an animal in the wild, especially when you’re not expecting it: awe-inspiring, breathtaking and wonderful and always a moment you will never for- get.It’s no wonder that wildlife holidays are so popular. Watching wildlife is a great way to get back to nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With so many wildlife holidays on offer in so many fabulous locations it’s hard to decide where to go or what animals to see. Beyond the traditional Indian safari holiday, a huge range of wildlife holidays are available to those who want to get close to nature. Read our round-up of the best Indian safaris to see how to spot the Big Five. We have put together a collection of High-End Luxury Safaris, keeping your time, interests and com- fort into consideration. These High-End luxury Safaris comes with endless 5 star options to spoil you in India’s gracious hospitality. Enjoy days in the heart of Indian Jungles in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals and birds. These tours are designed with the highest standards of luxury in mind. Experience the beauty of Indian wildlife in the comfort all too familiar with the rich and famous, heads of state and kings and queens. The main focus is luxury so the Lodges/ Resorts and vehicles are chosen accordingly thus giving you safe and comfortable journey to an immensely comfortable night at the next destination. Class, Splendor, Royalty and Service like no other on a safari through the majestic forests of India.
  • 2. Kanha National Park is considered by some as India’s greatest park and provides a diverse habitat to support many mammal and bird species. The densely forested hills of sal and bamboo, grassy plateaus and extensive meadows in the valleys make an attractive setting for a safari. The sheer size and re- moteness also means that Kanha is often less busy than other parks. The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, more pictures.... baras- ingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, por- cupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, tiger, and leopard. The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jun- gle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers. Accommodation: Earth Lodge | Tiger Resort | Flame of the Forest Bandhavgarh National Park is located amongst the Vindya Hills of Madhya Pradesh and consists of a relatively small core area of 105 sq km, with a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km. The setting of Bandhavgarh is impressive; the ruins of the ancient fort provide a stunning backdrop, with archaeo- logical remains of the Kalchin period and numerous prehistoric caves around the park. There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder. Accommodation: Taj Mahua Kothi | Tiger Resort |
  • 3. Pench National Park on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra has been known through the ages for its rich flora and fauna. Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wild- life Sanctuary in 1983, though it had been declared a notified area in 1972. In1992 Pench was included under the umbrella of Project Tiger as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other ani- mals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine etc. Accommodation: Bagh Van Taj Wilderness/Bhanvan Pench National Park Ranthambore National Park is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, which is around 180 km south east of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The park derives its name from the 11th century fort of Ranthambhore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still re- main. Earlier the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park at Ranthambhore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. Being one of the most accessible parks it is very popular and therefore runs with strict rules and regulations. Why not consider flying above the mountain ranges of Ranthambhore by balloon, for the ultimate bird’s eye view of the wildlife. Travelling over parts of the forest that nobody else can tread. A wildlife lover and photographer’s dream comes true. Accommodation: | The Oberoi Vanya Vilas | Sher Bagh Resort
  • 4. Satpura National Park is cradled in the Satpura Range of the Mahadeo Hills and straddles the State of Madhya Pradesh. Satpura national park provides 1427 sq kms of unique Central Indian Highland ecosystem. Satpura is unchar- tered and unspoiled and represents wilderness at its very best. This reserve is part of one of the largest contiguous blocks of forest left in India and is still connected to other reserves by forest 'corridors'. This region there- fore represents the largest block of tiger habitat left in the world. The magnificent deep valleys, high mountains, rivu- lets, waterfalls and vast reservoir combine to give this Park a unique beauty. The terrain is extremely rugged and con- sists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests and the altitude ranges from 300m to 1352m. Being a part of unique eco-system, Satpura National Park is very rich in bio-diversity. Its fauna comprises Spotted Dear, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers, Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Black buck (unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, four Horned antelopes (Chowsingha), Smooth otter, Pangolin, Marsh croco- dile, Languars etc. Indian Giant squirrel is the special feature of Satpura National Park as it is rare in India now. Sight- ing of Leopards, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear is good in compare to other national parks of Central India. Bird- watching in Satpura National Park is great. Here very frequently we can see variety of birds during stay and safari. Accommodation: Forsyth Lodge | Reni Pani
  • 5. Kaziranga National Park in North East India is a stunning park with a great success conservation success story for the One Horned Indian Rhinoceros. Not only has the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros the park provided shelter to a variety of wildlife from Wild elephant to leop- ard cat and otter. A less visited park due to its location, it offers those who make the journey there a very rewarding experience. Jeep and elephant-back safaris are easily arranged and less restrictive than those in the Central Indian Parks. It is also home to India's Big Four - The Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, the Asiatic Elephant, the Asiatic Wild Buffalo, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. If Kaziranga National Park were not so closely identified with the rhino, it would probably have become famous as one of the finest birding destina- tions in the world. In addition to numerous species of resident birds it serves as the winter visiting ground to many migratory birds Accommodation: Diphlu River Lodge Our tours and holidays are all tailor-made for you, because you have your own expectations, wishes, tastes and budget. We only take small groups of 1-6 people at a time. The possibilities on your tour are endless and up to you... Please find some suggested tour programs that gives you the best of wildlife in India.
  • 6. 13 nights Central India ————THE TIGER”S TRAIL ——— Delhi-Bandhavgarh National Park- Kanha National Park - Pench National Park - Satpura National Park - Delhi Day 1 Delhi On arrival in Delhi you will be met at the airport by our friendly representative who will drive you to your hotel. You will have time to freshen up and have lunch before your afternoon tour of New Delhi this tour is a fascinating introduction, allowing you to explore the more recent history and architecture of Lutyens Delhi and the stunning Qutub Minar. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 2 New Delhi – Bandhavgarh ( 2.15 hrs by Flight/ 165 Kms – 4 hrs) Today morning after an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your morning flight to Jabalpur where you will be met by our local representative and driven to Bandhavgarh National Park (165Km/4hrs). The female tigress called Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geographic, is considered the most photographed tiger in the world. The 105 km² of park area open to tourists was reported to have 22 tigers, a density of one tiger for every 4.77 km². (Population estimation exercise 2001). The population of tigers in the park in 2012 is about 44- 49. There is a saying about the Park that goes: "In any other Park, You are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don't see (at least) one." Upon arrival check in and after relaxing lunch at the resort. You will then set out for afternoon jeep safari to the National Park and later overnight in the hotel. ACCOMODATION: Taj Mahua Kothi/Tiger Re- sort
  • 7. Day 3 Bandhavgarh You have two full days to explore Bandhavgarh Na- tional park. You will be escorted by our extremely knowledgeable naturalist Stay overnight at the hotel. ACCOMODATION: Taj Mahua Kothi/Tiger Re- sort Day 4 Bandhavgarh Wake up to the morning wake-up call, followed by tea, before you head on for the morning game drive, into th tiger reserve, the natural abode of the variant of wild species. Catching the amazing glimpses of these majestic creatures are incredible. A closer look to the royal tigers and making a safe and visible glare will complete your jungle safari in a true sense. Return late morning, enjoy hot breakfast. Re- lax till afternoon or enjoy the natural beauty around. After lunch around 3pm head on for the day's sec- ond game drive. ACCOMODATION: Taj Mahua Kothi/Tiger Re- sort Day 5 Bandhavgarh – Kanha National Park (281 Kms/5 hrs) After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After relaxing breakfast, you will be driven to Kanha National Park, nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands. The national park is is one of the finest wildlife areas in the world. Spreading across two districts of Mandala and Kalaghat, was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. This Park has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, outstanding creation- "The Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park is home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects and has fasci- nated many travelers around the corners of the world.Overnight stay at the hotel ACCOMODATION: Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge Day 6 Kanha National Park Early morning proceed for Jeep safari in search of tigers and other wildlife. Kanha is famous for its considerable tiger population. Other than tiger, leop- ards, wild dogs, wild cat, fox and the jackal are commonly seen at Kanha. Return to resort for break- fast.Relax in the afternoon before heading out on your second jeep safari.Stay overnight at hotel
  • 8. Day 7 Kanha National Park Enjoy the morning tea before going for the Jeep Sa- fari and later return back to hotel for the breakfast. Morning is on leisure and to explore the nature and in the afternoon you will head towards your after- noon safari. Stay overnight ACCOMODATION: Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge Day 8 Kanha National Park – Pench National Park (156 Kms/ 2.3 hrs) After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After relaxing breakfast, you will be driven to Pench National Park located in the Southern slopes of the Satpura ranges of Central India. The river Pench, which splits the National Park into two, forms the lifeline of the Park.Check in the hotel and stay overnight ACCOMODATION: Baghvan Taj Wilderness Lodge/ Bhagvan Pench National Park Day 9 Pench National Park Early in the morning for jeep Safari in the National Park, where apart from Tigers, one can easily spot animals like Gaur, Sambhars, Blue bulls, Macaque, Langur, Wild boar, Bears and Wild dogs here.You will return to the lodge late morning for breakfast. The next few hours are yours to relax or relax by the pool which is perfect in the heat of the day. Later in the afternoon you will proceed for the after- noon jeep safari, in the evening return back to hotel and stay overnight. Day 10 - Pench National Park to Satpura Na- tional Park (333 Kms/6.5 hrs) Today we leave Pench and drive to Satpura Na- tional Park. Packed breakfast will be carried along. A stop will be made en-route at Tamia ridge, which gives us a panoramic view of the Sat- pura Range. After check-in at our lodge, you are free to spend the day relaxing or exploring your surroundings. We may go on a nature walk if there is time. The rugged yet scenic terrain of Satpura National Park consists of deep valleys, high mountains, rivulets and waterfalls. This 524 square kilometer park is home to animals such as the Tiger, Leop- ard, Sloth Bear and Wolf. The park's northern end is bordered by the Tawa Dam, where one can spot birds such as Black Eagles and Hornbills. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jungle Lodge
  • 9. Day 11, 12 - Satpura National Park We explore Satpura's wilderness over the next two days. Both days begin with an early morning game drive at dawn. We maximize our chances of spotting animals by going on both morning and afternoon drives. We head to the lodge after our morning drive and relax until lunch. We set out to explore the park once more in the afternoon. This is an ideal time to spot birds and the landscapes of the park provide for a perfect photo opportunity. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Day 13 - Satpura National Park to New Delhi(184 Kms/3.5 hrs & 1.5 hrs flight) We leave Satpura early in the morning and head for Bhopal airport to board a flight to Delhi.On arrival we will check into a hotel . Dinner and Overnight. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 14 - New Delhi Our tour of central India ends in Delhi. This morn- ing after breakfast you will be transferred to the Air- port to board your International flight home.
  • 10. 9 nights Rajasthan ————TIGERS,TAJ & PALACES ——— Delhi- Agra- Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – Udaipur - Delhi Day 1- Arrive in Delhi On arrival in Delhi this morning you will be met and transferred to the Hotel for two nights. In the after- noon explore the highlights of Old Delhi. The politi- cal and cultural capital of the Mughal emperor Shan Jahan during the 17th century, Delhi is filled with the eclectic mix of grandeur and vibrancy so be- loved of Indian cities. The tour takes in some of its treasures, including the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid mosque and bustling Chandni Chowk market. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 2- Delhi This morning sightseeing includes some of the ar- chitectural delights of New Delhi, originally created for the British Raj during the 1930s. Much of the city’s colonial grandeur can be attributed to the tal- ents of Edward Lutyens, the British architect who, over a period of some 20 years, created such archi- tectural gems as the India Gate. Your visit will also take in Humayan’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Con- naught Place. The afternoon is at leisure. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial
  • 11. Day 3- Delhi to Agra Early morning departure by Shatabdi Express train to Agra (2 hours/first class carriage). Agra was once the capital city of the mighty Mughals and much of its majesty can be attributed to the vision and power of Akbar the Great and his grandson, Shan Jahan. Your first visit in Agra will be to the marble magnificence of the Taj Mahal which needs little introduction. Built by Shah Jahan to honour the memory of his wife, Mumtaz, the Taj is one of the world’s most iconic buildings, taking over 20 years to build and costing in excess of 3 million rupees. Later proceed to your hotel, to check in. After time to freshen up your visit to Agra continues with a visit to the imposing sandstone edifice of Agra Fort. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort is liberally blessed with a dazzling array of palaces and mosques. Cross the Yamuna River for a heritage trail journey to take you away from the tourist trail. A walk along a narrow bridle path through agricultural fields takes you to the ancient village of Kachhpura. with the opportunity to see village life. The trail ends at Mehtab Bagh from where you can witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi Amar Vilas/The Gateway Hotel Day 4- Agra to Ranthambore National Park This morning drive to Bharatpur (56km/ approximately 1½ hours not including sightseeing) via the magical ambience of the deserted 16th cen- tury city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great and abandoned on the emperor’s death. In the afternoon board an Express train (2 hours 15 minutes/ air-conditioned chair car) to Sawai Mad- hopur and proceed by road to Ranthambhor Na- tional Park (16 km/45 minutes approximately). ACCOMODATION: Sher Bagh/The Oberoi VanyaVilas
  • 12. Day 5- Ranthambore National Park Located near the town of Sawai Madhophur in eastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger. The park itself consists of 400 square kilometres of dry deciduous forest (once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India), which is an excellent natural habitat for tigers. As well as tiger, Ran- thambore has large numbers of sambar, chital and nilgai. Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle - the chinkara can be seen, as well as the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. The lakes and pools at the park are where the deer congre- gate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Game-drives will be taken in the early morning and late afternoon. ACCOMODATION: Sher Bagh/The Oberoi VanyaVilas Day 6- Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur An early morning game drive will conclude your visit to Ranthambore. After proceed by road to Jaipur (180km/approximately 4 hours) for a 2 night stay at the hotel. Jaipur was the 18th century capital of Rajasthan and is also known as the ‘Pink City’. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi Raj Vilas/Taj Rambagh Palace Day 7- Jaipur This morning visit the palace complex of Amber Fort, overlooking the tranquil waters of Maotha Lake. The treasure house of the Kachwaha rulers during the 16th century, this spectacular fortress is home to the marvellous chamber of the dazzling ‘Hall of Mirrors’. In the afternoon there will be a city tour, including the magnificent City Palace, the seat of the ruling elite for over 200 years, and the elegant façade of the Hawa Mahal, the spec- tacular Palace of the Winds, built by King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, and one of Jaipur’s photo- graphic highlights. Your visit to the city will con- clude with an evening heritage walk taking in the colourful fruit and vegetable market and bustling alleyways of original ‘havelis’, still inhabited by traditional merchant families. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi Raj Vilas/Taj Rambagh Palace
  • 13. Day 8 Jaipur to Udaipur Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excur- sion to the majestic Amber Fort.Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated.The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Ar- chitecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal.In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village City Palace located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani archi- tecture and the royal family still lives in a part of this Palace. The building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and on display here is a wide array of royal costumes; some vary exqui- site and precious pashmina (Kashmiri) shawls, Benares silk sarries, Sanganeri block prints and folk embroidery. After visits, transfer to the airport to board flight to Udaipur.Leave for Udaipur by flight departing at 18:10/19:10 hrs.Meeting and assistance on arri- val and transfer to the hotel.Overnight in Udaipur ACCOMODATION: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur/ The Oberoi Udaivilas Day 9 Udaipur Morning: Visit the magnificent City Palace, Jag- dish Temple and Saheliyon ki badi. Also see the puppet museum.After noon: You have the option to have boat ride on the Lake Pichola (subject to water level)Overnight in Udaipur ACCOMODATION: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur/ The Oberoi Udaivilas Day 10 Udaipur to Delhi After breakfast, leave for Delhi by flight (0805/0945 hrs) Upon arrival in Delhi you have the option to connect your homebound flight
  • 14. 19 nights India tour ————BEST OF INDIA WILDLIFE ——— Delhi – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park – Pench National Park – Satpura National Park – Delhi – Kaziranga National Park - Delhi Day 1 - New Delhi On arrival at New Delhi airport, you will be assisted in checking-in at your hotel. You can spend the day relaxing or exploring the Indian capital city. Delhi, the capital city of India, is one of the largest and fastest growing metropolises in the world. It is a bustling city, ever growing and molding itself with the times. The city has a colorful history which is embodied in its monuments, forts and historical places. A visitor can choose to sample the culture of the city in its vibrant markets or taste the Indian cui- sine in its numerous eateries. Delhi has something to offer everyone! ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 2 - New Delhi to Khajuraho (2 hrs flight) This morning after breakfast we will go to the air- port to take a short flight to Khajuraho. We will check into a hotel . .The rest of the afternoon you will enjoy sightseeing the famous city of Khajuraho. The superb 10th century temples of Khajuraho are best known, perhaps unjustly, for their more explicit erotic carvings, yet there is so much more to these astonishing ACCOMODATION: The Taj Chandela
  • 15. Day 3 – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh National Park (225 Kms/5 hrs) After breakfast we will drive for Bandhavgarh National Park and on arrival check into a jungle lodge. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168 sq miles (437 sq km), Bandhav- garg contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of tigers. Bandhavgarh was declared Project Tiger Reserve in 1993. Bandhavgarh national park have a very long history. Overnight at the Lodge. ACCOMODATION: Taj Mahua Kothi/Tiger Resort Day 4 & Day 5 - Bandhavgarh National Park The next two days in Bandhavgarh provide an opportunity for extensive exploration of the park, as well as for sighting several animals and hopefully the Tiger! A game drive at dawn begins the day on an early note. Dawn is an ideal time for bird watching and sighting of deer and several mammals. Breakfast awaits at the lodge after the game drive. You can re- lax till after lunch. A game drive in the late afternoon is scheduled. Late afternoons and evenings are a good time to sight animals, and for bird watching. Photographers have ample opportunity to click great pictures. We return to the lodge at dusk. During your stay, if the Elephants are able to track a Tiger, you may have the opportunity to ride an Elephant to have a closer look at it. ACCOMODATION: Taj Mahua Kothi/Tiger Resort
  • 16. Day 6 - Bandhavgarh National Park to Kanha National Park (270 Kms/5.5 hrs) Today, after an early breakfast we head for Kanha National Park (approx 6 hours drive). Kanha is our base for the next three days. We check-in at the lodge and go on an afternoon game drive after lunch. The first game drive into the park will give you a glimpse of the forest. The forest, made up of Sal trees interspersed with meadows, is home to sev- eral animals. We head back to the lodge at dusk. We advise you to get enough rest today as the next two days begin early and are packed! Kanha National Park is a beautiful reserve that is rich in wildlife. It encompasses lush meadows, thick forests and water bodies. As you enter, the subtle fragrance of the Sal forest and the incessant sound of cicada will captivate you. Kanha is home to the rare hard ground Barasingha or Swamp Deer. You might also see spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Langurs, Leopards and Dholes (Wild Dogs). If there is time, we will drive to Bahmni Dadar – the highest point in Kanha. It offers a panoramic view of the entire Na- tional park. ACCOMODATION: Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge/Tiger Resort Day 7 and Day 8 - Kanha National Park Our exploration of Kanha National Park will con- tinue on the next two days. We begin both these ex- citing days with early morning safaris and picnic breakfasts. We start on the safari at dawn, as it is an ideal time to spot animals and watch out for birds. We head to the lodge for lunch and then back into the wilderness for more action! Afternoon game drives are an opportunity to sight animals as they come out to waterholes at the end of the day. We return to the lodge at dusk when the park closes for the day. During your stay, if the Elephants are able to track a Tiger, you may have the opportunity to ride an Elephant to have a closer look at it. (Subject to availability) ACCOMODATION: Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge/Tiger Resort
  • 17. Day 9 - Kanha National Park to Pench National Park (225 Kms/5 hrs) Today, after an early breakfast, we bid farewell to Kanha and travel to Pench National Park. This is a drive of approximately 5 hours and we try to reach around noon in time for lunch. After lunch, we set out on an afternoon game drive until dusk. The beautiful Pench Tiger Reserve is nestled in the southern part of the Satpura Hills and is named after the Pench River that flows through it. In addition to Tigers, the area is famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bi- son), Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig ACCOMODATION: Baghvan Taj Wilderness Lodge/ Bhagvan Pench National Park Day 10 - Pench National Park An early morning safari with picnic breakfast starts the day. Watch the mist disappear amidst the teak trees and sight herds of Deer begin their day grazing the mead- ows. We return to the lodge and relax a while till lunch, after which we go on an afternoon game drive. The park is home to more than 170 species of birds and many of these can be easily sighted. Afternoons are per- fect for photographers looking out to shoot great pic- tures. A delicious dinner will be waiting for you after you get back from the park. During your stay, if the Ele- phants are able to track a Tiger, you may have the op- portunity to ride an Elephant to have a closer look at it. (Subject to availability) ACCOMODATION: Baghvan Taj Wilderness Lodge/ Bhagvan Pench National Park Kaziranga National Park is the most well known wildlife park in Assam and every Assamese is proud of it. This park is home to some of the most fascinating wildlife in Asia including the famed Greater Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. The moist deciduous forests of Kaziranga is a birding paradise with a check list of almost 500 species which includes Green-backed Heron, White bellied Heron (rare), Lesser and greater Adjutants, Spoonbill, Grey-headed and Pallas's Fish-eagle (common), Swamp Francolin (common), Grey-headed Lapwing, Black-bellied tern, Marsh Babbler, Jor- dan's Bush chat (rare) White-throated Bush chat and many more. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky, the tiger. It is virtually a paradise for bird watchers, with a variety of migratory and resident birds. It is also home to peli- cans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park.
  • 18. Day 11 - Pench National Park to Satpura National Park (325 Kms/6 hrs) Today we leave Pench and drive for about 7 hours to Satpura National Park. Packed breakfast will be carried along. A stop will be made en-route at Tamia ridge, which gives us a panoramic view of the Satpura Range. After check-in at our lodge, you are free to spend the day relaxing or exploring your surroundings. We may go on a nature walk if there is time. The rugged yet scenic terrain of Satpura National Park consists of deep valleys, high mountains, rivulets and waterfalls. This 524 square kilometer park is home to animals such as the Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear and Wolf. The park's northern end is bordered by the Tawa Dam, where one can spot birds such as Black Eagles and Hornbills. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Day 12 & Day 13 - Satpura National Park We explore Satpura's wilderness over the next two days. Both days begin with an early morning game drive at dawn. We maximize our chances of spotting animals by going on both morning and afternoon drives. We head to the lodge after our morning drive and relax until lunch. We set out to explore the park once more in the after- noon. This is an ideal time to spot birds and the land- scapes of the park provide for a perfect photo opportu- nity. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Day 14 - Satpura National Park to New Delhi We leave Satpura early in the morning and head for Bhopal airport(approx 3.5 hours drive) to board a flight to Delhi ( approx 1.5 hours flight). ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 15 – Delhi- Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park (2.5 hrs on flight/239kms – 4 hrs) Early morning fly out to Guwhati . Meet and drive to Kaziranga National Park. Check into Diphlu River Lodge on arrival. Evening go for a leisure walk in the banks of River Diphlu near your lodge. Dinner and overnight. ACCOMODATION:The Diphlu River Lodge
  • 19. Day 16 - Kaziranga National Park Early morning enter the National Park on Elephant back. With packed breakfast, go for an open jeep safari inside the park (central range). Return to lodge in time for lunch. After lunch we will go for a jeep safari in the lit- tle visited Eastern Range of the National Park, good for its birdlife due to a number of water bodies in this range. Later, return to Lodge. Evening enjoy a traditional dance. ACCOMODATION:The Diphlu River Lodge Day 17 –Kaziranga National park After breakfast we will drive for about an hour to go to the old Silghat River Port by the mighty Brahmaputra River for a Dolphin Boat Safari. A motorized country boat will first take you to Hatimurah temple (10th Cen- tury AD) located on top of a hill. There after you will sail downstream in a country boat to Bhorelli - Brah- maputra river confluence to spot river Dolphins. After the boat ride we will drive a short distance to visit a tea estate where we will have our lunch. Post lunch we will drive to the Burrapahar range of Kaziranga National Park for a jungle walk accompanied by the forest ranger and our naturalist. This range com- prises of both thick forests and grassland. Sightings of the Malayan Giant Squirrel has been reported in this section of the National Park and the other attractions are Pied Kingfishers, River Lapwings, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-hooded Oriole, White-rumped Shama and many other birds as well as Asiatic Water Buffaloes and the Rhinos. There are plenty of butterflies also in this part of the park ACCOMODATION:The Diphlu River Lodge Day 18 – Kaziranga National Park- Guwahati to - New Delhi (2.5 hrs on flight/239kms – 4 hrs) After breakfast we drive down to Guwahati to catch a flight back to Delhi and check into a hotel. The evening is at leisure as we spend strolling around the markets of Old Delhi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 19 – Delhi Today after breakfast we will go for a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.This will give you an ample op- portunity to shop and take back memories home. We come back to the hotel for overnight stay. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 20 – Fly Out Delhi After breakfast today you will be transferred to the air- port to board your international flight home.
  • 20. 6 Nights 7 Days ————Walking Safari in Kaziranga National Park ——— Guwahati—Kaziranga National Park—Nameri National Park—Guwahati Day 1 Arrive Guwahati / Jorhat – Kaziranga (230 kms / 5 hrs or 110 kms / 3 hrs) Meet and drive to Kaziranga National Park. Check into Diphlu River Lodge on arrival. Evening go for a leisure walk in the banks of River Diphlu near your lodge. Dinner and overnight. The Diphlu River Lodge Kaziranga National Park is the most well known wildlife park in Assam and every Assamese is proud of it. This park is home to some of the most fascinat- ing wildlife in Asia including the famed Greater In- dian One-horned Rhinoceros. The moist deciduous forests of Kaziranga is a birding paradise with a check list of almost 500 species which includes Green-backed Heron, White bellied Heron (rare), Lesser and greater Adjutants, Spoonbill, Grey- headed and Pallas's Fish-eagle (common), Swamp Francolin (common), Grey-headed Lapwing, Black- bellied tern, Marsh Babbler, Jordan's Bush chat (rare) White-throated Bush chat and many more. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky, the tiger. It is virtually a paradise for bird watchers, with a variety of migratory and resident birds. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park.
  • 21. Day 2 Kaziranga National Park Early morning enter the National Park on Elephant back. With packed breakfast, go for an open jeep safari inside the park (central range). Return to lodge in time for lunch. After lunch we will go for a jeep safari in the little visited Eastern Range of the National Park, good for its birdlife due to a number of water bodies in this range. Later, return to Lodge. Evening enjoy a traditional dance. The Diphlu River Lodge Day 3 Kaziranga National Park – Nameri National Park Early morning go for another elephant ride inside the park. After breakfast you will be transferred to Nameri National Park. Check into your tents. After lunch at the camp, we set out on foot to discover a picturesque Mishing village nearby. In the evening blend in to the music and dance performance by a tribal troupe in the camp. Dinner and overnight in the camp. Mishing are the riverine plain tribes of Assam which is the second largest group of scheduled tribe of the state. As a riverine tribe they construct their houses on stilts about five feet from the ground which is about 30 – 40 meter on length. Linguistically Mishing people belong to Tibeto – Burman sub group. Jungle Camp at Nameri Day 4 Nameri National Park We will leave our camps early in the morning, board a paddle boat that will take you to the other side of River Jia Bhorelli. Disembark to take a short walk to the Potasali forest camp. Breakfast at the camp. After breakfast we will carry on for a jungle walk stopping at a couple of watch towers. This trek generally takes 2 hours but we are flexible to extend it depending upon your interest in bird- watching. Return to the forest camp for lunch. Later resume walk (approx 1 hour, longer for avid birdwatchers) from Potasali Camp to Oubari Camp and Moniram Beel (water body) for a chance sighting of the rare and endangered White Winged Wood duck. Backtrack and divert to Korua Beel (about another 25 minutes walk), a point where one may have possibilities of sighting Gaur, Elephants, Flying squirrels and Deer. Return to Potasali camp, cross river by dugout and back to our tented cottages by evening for dinner and overnight stay. Jungle Camp at Nameri Nameri National Park, situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas on the banks of the River Bhorelli coming down from the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, is home to rare bird life like the Great Indian Horn- bill and the White Winged Wood Duck. The advantage of this wonderful park is that you have to do all your birding on foot, as there are no jeepable roads. Rafting is another option where expert boatmen will steer your rafts while you are free to look for the aquatic birds. Ruddy Shell Duck, cormorants are common. Nameri also houses eight globally threatened and five near-threatened species including the White Winged Wood Duck. Ibisbill, Pied Kingfisher, wreathed hornbill, Blue-eared kingfisher, King Vultures are some of the other most sought after birds
  • 22. Day 5 Nameri National Park – Kaziranga Na- tional Park Today we offer our guests two different options, river rafting on the Jia Bhoreli River or a jungle walk in a nearby forest. We can go for a river rafting by rubber boats on the quiet and serene Jia Bhoreli River flowing through the Nameri national Park with great views of the forest and the not-so-distant mountains. This route is around 18 Kms and takes around 2-3 hrs. For those not going for rafting can opt for a guided walking safari in the Mekahi Mound to a rest point by the river back to our cottages. This walk is through scrubland and paddy fields. Beside the beautiful forest, the main attraction on this walk is the many birds that one can encounter during the walk. We will return to the camp for lunch. Post lunch, drive back to the Diphlu River Lodge in Kaziranga National Park. This evening we will re- lax in the lodge, discussing our day’s adventures. Dinner and overnight. The Diphlu River Lodge Day 6 Kaziranga National Park After breakfast we will drive for about an hour to go to the old Silghat River Port by the mighty Brahmaputra River for a Dolphin Boat Safari. A motorized country boat will first take you to Hatimurah temple (10th Century AD) located on top of a hill. There after you will sail downstream in a country boat to Bhorelli - Brahmaputra river con- fluence to spot river Dolphins. After the boat ride we will drive a short distance to visit a tea estate where we will have our lunch. Post lunch we will drive to the Burrapahar range of Kaziranga National Park for a jungle walk accom- panied by the forest ranger and our naturalist. This range comprises of both thick forests and grassland. Sightings of the Malayan Giant Squirrel has been reported in this section of the National Park and the other attractions are Pied Kingfishers, River Lap- wings, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black- hooded Oriole, White-rumped Shama and many other birds as well as Asiatic Water Buffaloes and the Rhinos. There are plenty of butterflies also in this part of the park The Diphlu River Lodge
  • 23. Brahmaputra River: Rare it is to find a reference to this river without the word “mighty’ attached to it, and this is exactly what you will feel when you take this boat safari on the river. It is an unique op- portunity to spend half a day exploring the mighty Brahmaputra River using our own Country Boat and an opportunity to see the endangered ‘Gangetic Dolphins’, the National Aquatic Animal of India. Day 7 Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati or Jorhat After a leisurely breakfast we leave for the airport either in Guwahati or Jorhat to board a flight for on- ward journey. The tour ends
  • 24. 24 nights /25 days India tour ————Wild West India ——— Delhi-Ahmedabad-Bajana-Mandvi Beach- Sasangir National Park-Diu – Mumbai- Nagpur - Kanha National Park – Bandavgarh National Park –Khajuraho-Varanasi-Agra- Ranthambore National Park Delhi Day 1 Arrive Delhi Meet on arrival and transfer to Hotel. (Ashok Country Resort) Day 2 Delhi Full day a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 ADby the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan. (Ashok Country Resort) Day 3 Delhi to Ahmedabad (1.30 hrs Flight ) This morning after breakfast we take a morning flight to Ahmedabad. Meet on arrival at Ahmedabad Airport and transfer to hotel. After lunch we will go for a sightseeing of Ahmedabad . Overnight at hotel. (Keys Hotel Cama)
  • 25. Day 4 Ahmedabad This morning after breakfast we will Dada Hari Wav and Sarkhej Rosa. Dada Hari Wav, built in 1499 by a woman of Sultan Begara’s harem, has steps to lower platforms, terminating at a small, octagonal well. Located 8km south-west of the city, Sarkhej Rosa is a collection of intriguing Islamic buildings. They clus- ter around a great tank, constructed by Sultan Mah- mud Shah. Then we will visit the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and Swaminarayan Temple. The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. With its architecture based on Burma teak wood, every coloured arch and bracket is a bright different shade, something that stands out in most Swaminarayan temples. After- noon we will visit Sabarmati Ashram, Akshardham temples and on the way back visit Adalaj Stepwell. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. (Keys Hotel Cama) Day 5 Ahmedabad – Bajana (260 Kms/ 5 hrs) After breakfast we board our vehicles for a drive to Bajana, on the way we will be visiting the Modhera and Patan, and stumble across architectural legacies of the “Solanki” dynasty. You keep coming across, living spaces and monuments of another time, offer- ing an eclectic glimpse of the artistic and ingenious beauty that makes this exotically state vibrant. Then we will arrive at Bajana in the wilderness of the Little Rann of Kutch . Dinner and overnight. ( Royal Safari Camp) Day 6 Bajana - Mandvi (296km / 4.5hrs) After breakfast we will go visit Little Rann of Kutch and then drive back to Mandvi. On arrival we check into a beach resort. This evening is at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (Mandavi Beach Camp) Day 7 Mandvi-Bhuj-Mandvi (60+60 Kms 2.5 hrs) Fullday excursion to the Banny villages to see vari- ous typical villages to see the traditional art and cul- ture of Gujarat. Evening return to our beach resort for overnight stay. (Mandavi Beach Camp) Day 8 Mandavi - Sasangir(450km / 6.5hrs) Today, proceed to Sasangir. Enroute if time per- mits visit Rajkot and Junagadh. Overnight stay at the Sasangir. ( Lion Safari Camp)
  • 26. Day 9 Sasangir – Diu (55km + 90 kms/5 hrs) Early morning go for a game view. After that drive to Diu and on the way visit the Somnath temple. Overnight at a hotel in Diu. (Radhika Beach Resort) Day 10 Diu Fullday enjoy the beach activity and day visit of Diu .Overnight at Hotel. (Radhika Beach Resort) Day 11 Diu – Mumbai (1 hour flight) Morning at Leisure or beach activity . Afternoon take a flight to Mumbai. On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. (The Oberoi) Day 12 Mumbai Morning after breakfast city sightseeing tour of Mumbai visit including, Gate way of India. Chowpatty beach. Race course, and explore the market. Evening free for own activity. Overnight at hotel (The Oberoi) Day 13 Mumbai – Nagpur ( 524 miles/ 11 hrs by Train) Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Nag- pur. Overnight on board. Day 14 Arrive Nagpur - Kanha National Park (286 km /6 hrs ) On arrival at the station meet with our representa- tive and drive to Kanha National Park. On arrival transfer to the wildlife resort. Overnight at resort. Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge Day 15 Kanha National Park Morning and evening jeep/elephant safari to the national park. Overnight at resort. Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge/ Kanha Earth Lodge
  • 27. Day 16 Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh (250 km/5 hrs) Morning after breakfast at the resorts drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resorts. In the afternoon safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at resort. ACCOMODATION:Samode Safari Lodge/ Mahua Kothi/King’s Lodge DAY 17 Bandhavgarh National Park Jungle exploration on elephant back and Jeep. Bird watching and a walk to the fort. Overnight at the wildlife resort ACCOMODATION:Samode Safari Lodge/ Mahua Kothi/King’s Lodge Day 18 Bandhavgarh -Khajuraho (275 km /5 hrs drive ) Drive to Morning after breakfast at the resort drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Erotic temples. The legendary temples of Khajuraho are an incompara- ble experience. Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest artistic wonders. Temple dedi- cated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods is covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have sur- vived till today. Overnight at the hotel. ( Hotel Clark’s) Day 19 Khajuraho - Varanasi ( 11 hrs by train) Transfer to Jhansi Railway station to board a evening train for Varanasi, on arrival check in at the hotel. (The Gateway Ganges)
  • 28. Day 20 Varanasi Early Morning enjoy a boat ride in the Ganges which gives the magnificent view of the early morning cere- mony and prayers on the ghats of the Ganges. Return back to hotel and have breakfast, later proceed for the city tour of the Varanasi from the Heritage temples and the city. Starts from the visit of Durga temple called as the Sankat Mochan temple and the Bharat Mata temple. The Benaras Hindu University, one the most presumed educational institutions in India. Later enjoy the pleasure trip to Sarnath few kilometres from Varanasi. Stay the night in Varanasi (The Gateway Ganges) Day 21 Varanasi- Agra ( 603 Kms/ 6.5 hrs by train) Visit Varanasi town. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Agra. Overnight on board. ( Radisson Blu Hotel) Day 22 Agra Today after an early breakfast we will do a city tour of Agra, visiting the Taj Mahal and other monuments. We will view the Taj Mahal at sunrise and then at sun- set too from a different angle.Overnight at the hotel after dinner. (Radisson Blu Hotel) Day 23 Agra - Ranthambore (260 km /5.5 hrs ) Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambore, en route visit Fateh Pur Sikri. On arrival, check in at the hotel. (Tiger Moon Resort) DAY 24 Ranthambore National Park Morning and evening game drive into the national park. Overnight stay at wildlife resort. (Tiger Moon Resort) Day 25 Ranthambore National Park – Delhi (5 hrs by train) Early Morning game drives to Ranthambore National Park. In the afternoon transfer to Sawai Madhopur station to catch a train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi Late in the Evening. ( Ashok Country Resort) Day 26 Delhi Fly Out.
  • 29. 19 Nights/20 Days India tour —The Black Ibis Route —- Delhi –Agra-Chambal Sanctuary- Bharatpur National Park- Agra- Satpura National Park- Mumbai-Kaziranga National Park-Nameri Tiger Reserve - Guwahati Day 1 Delhi On arrival in Delhi you will be met at the airport by our friendly representative who will drive you to your hotel. You will have time to freshen up and have lunch before your afternoon tour of New Delhi this tour is a fascinating introduction, allowing you to explore the more recent history and architecture of Lutyens Delhi and the stunning Qutub Minar. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 2 Delhi Full day a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 ADby the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial The Raj Niwas Palace
  • 30. Day 3 Delhi - Agra - Chambal Sanctuary ( 195 Kms/ 2.5 hrs by train & 68 Kms/1.15 hrs drive) This morning you will rise early and transfer to the train station to board your express train to Agra. On arrival in Agra you will make the short transfer by road to Chambal. Chambal is a bird lovers paradise and this afternoon I have arranged for you to visit the Sarus Crane conservation area. A large wetland interspersed by cultivated fields where large num- bers of Sarus Cranes breed. ACCOMODATION: The Raj Niwas Palace Day 4 Chambal Sanctuary This morning you will explore the river by boat in search of the colonies of rare Indian Skimmer, Greater Thicknee, the Comb Duck, Brahmani Duck, Kingfishers, Fishing Eagles, Flamingos and many more. Your afternoon is free perhaps take one of the Nature walks with the resident naturalists early eve- ning is the best time to go in search of Palm Civet Cats, Foxes, Jungle Hares, Fruit Bats, Hedgehogs and the Indian Striped Hyenas. ACCOMODATION: The Raj Niwas Palace Day 5 Chambal Sanctuary - Bharatpur and Keo- ladeo Ghana National Park (124 Kms/2.15 hrs drive) After a leisurely morning you will make your way to Bharatpur where you will be staying in a converted palace not far from the Keoladeo bird sanctuary. ACCOMODATION: Laxmi Vilas Palace Day 6 Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park This morning you will make your way to Keoladeo where you will take a slow cycle rickshaw ride through the sanctuary. The sanctuary boasts 370 species of birds, of which 150 are migrants, some come as far afield as Siberia, swelling the local bird population to around half a million. ACCOMODATION: Laxmi Vilas Palace Day 7 Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park Return to the sanctuary today to further explore the sanctuary. ACCOMODATION: Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • 31. Day 8 Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park - Agra (54.1 Kms/ 1.15 hrs drive & 616 Kms /11 hrs by train) This morning you will transfer to Agra, stopping en route for a private guided tour of the ancient de- serted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra you will visit the Taj Mahal, this great monu- ment to love, the sight of it is simply breathtaking. Early evening you will transfer to the station to meet your overnight train to Piparya. Day 9 Pipariya - Satpura National Park ( 165 Kms/3.15 hrs drive) On arrival in Pipariya this morning your guide will be waiting to meet you and together you will trans- fer to Satpura National Park. This afternoon we have arranged for you to enjoy a fascinating walking sa- fari into this stunning national park- Satpura is the only national park that you can do walking safaris in. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jun- gle Lodge Day 10 Satpura National Park Together with your naturalist you will enjoy a kayak trip along the Tawa Reservoir - The variety of birds you will come across is astonishing. This afternoon go in search of the elusive Sloth bear on a jeep safari into the park. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jun- gle Lodge Day 11 Satpura National Park This morning you will meet your elephant and spend time exploring the jungle at a very gentle pace. This afternoon return to the reservoir to explore by boat. ACCOMODATION: Forsyth Lodge/ Reni Pani Jun- gle Lodge Day 12 Satpura National Park - Bhopal (180 Kms / 3.30 hrs drive) + (1. 33 hrs on flight) A final morning game drive before you transfer this afternoon to Bhopal to board your domestic flight to Mumbai.
  • 32. Day 13 Mumbai (Bombay) - Guwahati (5 hrs on flight) – Another 3 hrs drive to Kaziranga National Park Early this morning you will board your domestic flight to Guwahati. Meet and drive to Kaziranga National Park. Check into Diphlu River Lodge on arrival. Eve- ning go for a leisure walk in the banks of River Diphlu near your lodge. Dinner and overnight. ACCOMODATION: The Diphlu River Lodge Day 14 Kaziranga National Park Early morning enter the National Park on Elephant back. With packed breakfast, go for an open jeep sa- fari inside the park (central range). Return to lodge in time for lunch. After lunch we will go for a jeep safari in the little visited Eastern Range of the National Park, good for its birdlife due to a number of water bodies in this range. Later, return to Lodge. Evening enjoy a traditional dance. ACCOMODATION: The Diphlu River Lodge Day 15 Kaziranga National Park – Nameri Na- tional Park (112 Kms/2 hrs Drive) Early morning go for another elephant ride inside the park. After breakfast you will be transferred to Nameri National Park. Check into your tents. After lunch at the camp, we set out on foot to discover a picturesque Mishing village nearby. In the evening blend in to the music and dance performance by a tribal troupe in the camp. Dinner and overnight in the camp. Mishing are the riverine plain tribes of Assam which is the second largest group of scheduled tribe of the state. As a riverine tribe they construct their houses on stilts about five feet from the ground which is about 30 – 40 meter on length. Linguistically Mishing peo- ple belong to Tibeto – Burman sub group. Jungle Camp at Nameri ACCOMODATION: Jungle Camp
  • 33. Day 16 Nameri National Park We will leave our camps early in the morning, board a paddle boat that will take you to the other side of River Jia Bhorelli. Disembark to take a short walk to the Potasali forest camp. Breakfast at the camp. Af- ter breakfast we will carry on for a jungle walk stop- ping at a couple of watch towers. This trek generally takes 2 hours but we are flexible to extend it de- pending upon your interest in bird-watching. Return to the forest camp for lunch. Later resume walk (approx 1 hour, longer for avid birdwatchers) from Potasali Camp to Oubari Camp and Moniram Beel (water body) for a chance sighting of the rare and endangered White Winged Wood duck. Backtrack and divert to Korua Beel (about another 25 minutes walk), a point where one may have possibilities of sighting Gaur, Elephants, Flying squirrels and Deer. Return to Potasali camp, cross river by dugout and back to our tented cottages by evening for dinner and overnight stay. Jungle Camp at Nameri ACCOMODATION: Jungle Camp Nameri National Park, situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas on the banks of the River Bhorelli coming down from the hills of Arunachal Pradesh, is home to rare bird life like the Great Indian Horn- bill and the White Winged Wood Duck. The advantage of this wonderful park is that you have to do all your birding on foot, as there are no jeepable roads. Rafting is another option where expert boatmen will steer your rafts while you are free to look for the aquatic birds. Ruddy Shell Duck, cormorants are common. Nameri also houses eight globally threatened and five near-threatened species including the White Winged Wood Duck. Ibisbill, Pied Kingfisher, wreathed hornbill, Blue-eared kingfisher, King Vultures are some of the other most sought after birds
  • 34. Day 17 Nameri National Park – Kaziranga Na- tional Park (112 Kms/2 hrs Drive) Today we offer our guests two different options, river rafting on the Jia Bhoreli River or a jungle walk in a nearby forest.We can go for a river raft- ing by rubber boats on the quiet and serene Jia Bhoreli River flowing through the Nameri national Park with great views of the forest and the not-so- distant mountains. This route is around 18 Kms and takes around 2-3 hrs. For those not going for rafting can opt for a guided walking safari in the Mekahi Mound to a rest point by the river back to our cottages. This walk is through scrubland and paddy fields. Beside the beautiful forest, the main attraction on this walk is the many birds that one can encounter during the walk. We will return to the camp for lunch. Post lunch, drive back to the Diphlu River Lodge in Kaziranga National Park. This evening we will relax in the lodge, discussing our day’s adven- tures. Dinner and overnight. ACCOMODATION: The Diphlu River Lodge Day 18 Kaziranga National Park After breakfast we will drive for about an hour to go to the old Silghat River Port by the mighty Brahmaputra River for a Dolphin Boat Safari. A motorized country boat will first take you to Hatimurah temple (10th Century AD) located on top of a hill. There after you will sail downstream in a country boat to Bhorelli - Brahmaputra river confluence to spot river Dolphins. After the boat ride we will drive a short distance to visit a tea estate where we will have our lunch. Post lunch we will drive to the Burrapahar range of Kaziranga National Park for a jungle walk accom- panied by the forest ranger and our naturalist. This range comprises of both thick forests and grass- land. Sightings of the Malayan Giant Squirrel has been reported in this section of the National Park and the other attractions are Pied Kingfishers, River Lapwings, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-hooded Oriole, White-rumped Shama and many other birds as well as Asiatic Water Buffa- loes and the Rhinos. There are plenty of butterflies also in this part of the park . ACCOMODATION: The Diphlu River Lodge
  • 35. Day 19 Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati (237 Kms /4 hrs drive) After a leisurely breakfast we leave for the airport either in Guwahati to board a flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we will check into a hotel. The whole day is at leisure and you can explore the markets of New and Old Delhi. ACCOMODATION: The Oberoi /The Imperial Day 20 Fly out Today you will be transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi after breakfast to board you international flight for home. TOUR ENDS
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