14 Day Tiger Safari

Private Tour with Personal Guide and Chauffeur Driven Vehicle

14 DAYS - Activity Level : Easy
  • Delhi - 1 Day
  • Khajuraho - 1 Day
  • Bandhavgarh - 3 Days
  • Kanha - 3 Days
  • Tadoba - 2 Days
  • Bangalore - 1 Day
  • Nagarhole - 3 Days


Highlights

  • Six Wildlife Safaris at Bandhavgarh
  • Five Wildlife Safaris at Kanha
  • Three Wildlife Safaris at Tadoba
  • Four Wildlife Safaris at Nagarhole
Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Delhi - most flights arrive either in the evening or at night. Our services begin here. You are greeted at the airport by an Easy Tours Travel Facilitator, and ushered to a chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check-in. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and you are presented with your welcome package. Among other things, this package includes a beautiful handcrafted journal for your explorations, travel documents such as your air tickets and hotel vouchers, as well as copies of documents (such as our General Travel Guide) that were sent to you earlier.




Day 2: Delhi - Khajuraho. You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel and driven to the airport, where you will board the mid-morning flight to Khajuraho. This is a one stop flight with no plane change at Varanasi. You are greeted on arrival at the Khajuraho airport and driven to your hotel, where you will be assisted with your check-in.
Start your guided tour of the famed temples, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These magnificent examples of Hindu religious art were constructed about a thousand years ago. Thousands of extremely detailed stone sculptures adorn the facades of these temples, and the subject matter includes some very explicit erotic scenes. The sophisticated design and building techniques that were used in the creation of these temples and the detailed artistry of the sculptures cannot be described in words - you have to experience them personally to grasp their impact. You have the option (no charge) of attending the sound and light show at the western group of temples in the evening - it is hard to understand and not of high quality.

Easy Tours recommends that you try to schedule this day (or day 6) for a Wednesday, as the parks are closed for afternoon safaris at that time. However, if this is not possible, there are many other activities available, such as village and nature walks etc., at little or no additional cost.




Day 3: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh. You are assisted with an early morning check-out of your hotel and join your chauffeur for the drive to Bandhavgarh. A packed breakfast is provided from your hotel for this journey.
Arrive at Bandhavgarh where you are greeted by the hotel staff and then check-in to your jungle lodge.
There is a break for lunch.
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. There are a large number of sloth bear and wild boar, and the possibility of spotting leopards and tigers is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the chital (Spotted Deer), sambar (Barking Deer), nilgai (Blue Bull), and chausingha (Four Horned Antelope).
A large variety of different species of birds is also found here.
The ramparts of the Bandhavgarh Fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. The terrain is rocky, with hills rising sharply from the swamps and surrounding densely forested valley. The most imposing of these hills is Bandhavgarh, which is bounded by great cliffs of massive rock. The 2000 year old Fort stands on the top of this hill. There is a temple at the fort that can be accessed only on foot and with prior notice to the authorities; however this permission Tiger can be hard to get. Scattered throughout the Park, particularly in the area around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions, some of which date back as far as the 1st Century.
Enjoy an afternoon safari into the Park.




Day 4: Bandhavgarh. Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the park today.




Day 5: Bandhavgarh. Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the park today.




Day 6: Bandhavgarh - Kanha. Enjoy a wildlife safari into the park this morning. After this you will return to your lodge to freshen up, and check out. Proceed on the drive to Kanha National Park. It will take about 5½ hours to cover the distance between Bandhavgarh and Kanha. Kanha is one of India’s largest National Parks and many wildlife enthusiasts consider it to be Asia's finest Park. One of the India’s greatest conservation successes -saving the Barasingha (Swamp Deer) - was accomplished here.
Kanha National Park covers an area of 1945 square kilometers, including a core zone of 940 square kilometers. The setting of Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, it is a beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers. It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, panther, and many species of deer, wild pig, bison, a variety of monkeys and other animals, as well as some 200 species of birds. It is also a part of ‘Project Tiger,’ one of India’s most important conservation efforts.




Day 7: Kanha. Game drives are organized in the early mornings and late afternoons. You are taken in open jeeps and will be accompanied by a trained naturalist. Once a tiger is spotted in the jungle, the park staff relays the information to all the chauffeurs by radio, and then keeps track of the animal's location.




Day 8: Kanha. Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the park today.




Day 9: Kanha - Tadoba. Enjoy a safari into the park in the morning, after which you will return to your lodge to freshen up & check out. Proceed on the drive to Tadoba. Although a long drive (about 6½ hours), much of this will take you through some heavily forested and other scenic areas of these rural and remote regions of Central India. On the way to Tadoba, there will be stop for lunch at The Gateway Hotel, Gondia.
Tadoba National Park is the oldest national park in the State of Maharashtra and since 1993, a Project Tiger Reserve. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve has a total area of 625 square kilometers. Tadoba has around 50 tigers along with other rare Indian wildlife such as, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Gaur, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Civet and Jungle cats, and many species of Indian deer like Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgai, and Barking Deer. You may also sight the rare Indian pangolin, which is now considered an endangered species.
Tadoba Lake’s former breeding farm was responsible for saving the threatened Marsh Crocodiles, which were once common all over Maharashtra, as well as Python, and the Bengal Monitor Lizard. Tadoba is also an ornithologist's paradise with a varied diversity of raptors and aquatic birdlife.

(NOTE: The accommodations at Tadoba are relatively basic, below our normal Upscale level, however they are the best available.)




Day 10: Tadoba. Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the Park today.
(NOTE: Safaris do not operate on Tuesdays in Tadoba)




Day 11: Tadoba - Nagpur - Bangalore. Enjoy a wildlife safari into the park this morning. After this you will return to your lodge to freshen up and relax for the rest of the morning. Check out of your room by noon.
There is a break for lunch, and then you are driven to Nagpur for the evening non-stop flight to Bangalore. There is an excellent hotel close by the airport, which would be a good place to have an early dinner at one of its three restaurants, before your chauffeur takes you to the airport in time to check in for your flight. You are greeted on arrival at Bangalore airport by an Easy Tours facilitator and your chauffeur, and driven to your nearby hotel.




Day 12: Bangalore - Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park). Check out of your hotel after an early breakfast, and meet your chauffeur for the drive (approx 5 hours) to Nagarhole.Nagarhole Arrive at Nagarhole and check in at your lodge.
Covering an area of 640 square kilometers, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary stretches over a series of gentle hills and valleys north of the river Kabini. This wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The original forest was once a private hunting ground for the former Maharajas of Mysore. Later in 1955, this sanctuary was developed around a beautiful water reservoir which was formed after the construction of a dam on the Kabini River. Twenty years later, it was chosen as a national park.
Enjoy an afternoon safari into the park. A trained naturalist will join you on your  safari as you search for the elusive Tiger. Elephants in particular are seen the most, and they can be spotted enjoying their natural habitat at its best. Other large animals include spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, four-horned antelope, and wild boar.
Evening - This evening you can stargaze or gather around the nightly bonfire and listen to the finest local naturalists spin yarns about Tiger and Elephant encounters!




Day 13: Nagarhole. This morning you are greeted with tea or coffee before you prepare for your morning safari. You may also enjoy a nature walk through the Rosewood, Teak, Sandalwood and Silver Birch.
Afternoon - After a relaxing lunch you will embark on your afternoon safari, followed by dinner and memories of the day’s adventure.
Evening - Enjoy the activities around the hotel such as the wildlife movie and the campfire gathering and conversation that ranges from what other guests experienced on that day, to the resident naturalists accounts about their wildlife encounters.




Day 14: Nagarhole - Bangalore - International Flight. Enjoy your last safari into the park this morning. Return to your hotel to freshen up and check out. Join your chauffeur for the drive to Bangalore.
Departure Option 1: If you are boarding your international flight from Bangalore, since most international flights depart in the evening, a personal vehicle and chauffeur are available to you until 9 pm for your assisted check in at the airport.
Departure Option 2: If you are boarding a daytime flight to Mumbai/Delhi (flight cost not included in Domestic Flight Supplement) in order to connect with your international departure from that city, you will have two options.
Departure Option 2A: If your international flight departure is less than four hours from your scheduled arrival time at the domestic terminal at Mumbai or Delhi, you will ask the airline staff to assist you with the shuttle that takes you to the international terminal - OR
Departure Option 2B: If your international flight departure is four or more hours from your scheduled arrival time at the domestic terminal at Delhi or Mumbai, you are greeted at the Mumbai/Delhi airport by an Easy Tours Facilitator and your personal chauffeur. Your personal vehicle and chauffeur are available to you until 9 pm for your assisted check-in at the airport. This is a good time to do some last minute shopping and/or sightseeing if you are so inclined.
Departure Option 3: If your flight departs early the next morning, you may want us to arrange a room for you so you can rest.

Our services end at Bangalore/Mumbai/Delhi airport.



Inclusions
* All three meals are included at Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Tadoba & Nagarhole
* Daily Breakfast at all the other Hotels
* Hotel check-in is at 2 pm & check-out is at noon for almost all the hotels
* All transfers and sightseeing by your personal Crossover
* Complimentary WiFi in all vehicles, except for remote regions
* All Jungle Safaris – 6 at Bandhavgarh, 5 at Kanha, 3 at Tadoba, & 4 at Nagarhole
* All safari related charges including park entry fees, naturalist, guide and vehicle fees etc.
* Bottled water during long drives.
* All currently applicable taxes.


Not Included
* International Travel
* Any expenses of a personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc.
* Any extra meals (other than specified)
* Travel insurance, visa etc.
* Camera fees – still & video


Lodging

Delhi
The Imperial - Imperial Room / The Oberoi - Deluxe Room (Your Choice)
Khajuraho
The Lalit Temple View - Garden View Room
Bandhavgarh
Bandhav Vilas - Villa - / Nature Heritage Resort - Luxury Cottage
Kanha
Chitvan Jungle Lodge - Luxury Cottage
Tadoba
Svasara Jungle Lodge - Suite
Bangalore
Taj Bangalore - Luxury Room
Nagarhole
Serai Kabini - Waterfront Verandah
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