9 Day Tiger Safari

Private Tour with Personal Guide and Chauffeur Driven Vehicle

9 DAYS - Activity Level : Easy
  • Delhi - 2 Days
  • Khajuraho - 1 Day
  • Bandhavgarh - 3 Days
  • Kanha - 3 Days


Highlights

  • Six Wildlife Safaris at Bandhavgarh
  • Five Wildlife Safaris at Kanha
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 can be hard to get. Scattered throughout the Park, particularly in the area around the fort, are numerous Tiger 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. Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the park today. 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 - Jabalpur – Delhi International Flight. Enjoy a wildlife safari into the park this morning. After this you will return to your lodge to freshen up, and relax. Check out of your room by noon.
There is a break for lunch.
Afternoon – join your chauffeur for the drive to Jabalpur for the evening ‘no-frills’ flight to Delhi.  Depending on when your international flight departs, you may want us to provide you with a room for this day so you can freshen up and rest.
Your vehicle and chauffeur stay with you (unless you choose to check in to a hotel) until your (usually late evening) check in at the airport.
Our services end at Delhi airport.



Inclusions
* All three meals are included at Bandhavgarh & Kanha
* Breakfast daily at Delhi and Panna
* 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.
* 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 Cottagep
Please contact us for Specials on this Tour.
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