Day 1: Arrive at Mumbai
- 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: Mumbai - Diu - Sasan Gir
. You are at leisure first thing this morning to rest and recuperate from your international flight. Later, check out from the hotel and you are driven to the airport where you board the early afternoon non-stop flight to Diu. You are greeted at the Diu airport and driven to Gir National Park
Check in to your hotel upon arrival.
Day 3: Sasan Gir.
Covering an area of 1150 square kilometers including around 300 square kilometers that forms the core area of the National Park, The Gir offers many excellent drives through scenic areas. Earlier the royal hunting ground of the Nawab of Junagadh, Gir was later earmarked as a protected forest in 1975.
The main carnivores of the park are the Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Mongoose, Civet Cat, and Ratel. Desert Cats and Rusty Spotted Cats are very rare. The main herbivores of the Gir are Chital, Nilgai, Sambar, Chowsingha, Chinkara and Wild Boar. In the adjoining forest there is a small population of Blackbuck. Among the smaller mammals, Porcupine and Hare are common but the Pangolin is rare. The reptilian fauna is represented by Crocodile, the Star Tortoise, the Monitor Lizard and a number of species of snakes. Python are also found sometimes along the stream banks.
Gir is the last bastion on earth for the wild Asiatic Lion, and their conservation efforts have surely saved this majestic species from extinction.
Enjoy wildlife safaris
into the park in the morning and afternoon.
Day 4: Sasan Gir - Mumbai - Bangalore.
Enjoy your final wildlife safari into the park this morning. After this you will return to your hotel to freshen up. Check out from your hotel and join your chauffeur for drive to Diu airport. Arrive at Diu airport where you will board the afternoon flight to Mumbai. Connect with the flight to Bangalore. You will have checked your bags through in Diu. You are greeted at the airport by a hotel representative, and ushered to your chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check-in by hotel staff. Unlike the wildlife resorts, only breakfast is included in Bangalore.
Day 5: Bangalore - Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park).
Check out of your hotel after breakfast, and meet your chauffeur for the drive (approx 5 hours) to 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.
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 6: Nagarhole.
This morning you are greeted with tea or coffee before you
prepare for your morning safari. 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. You may also enjoy a nature walk through the Rosewood, Teak, Sandalwood and Silver Birch.
After a relaxing lunch you will embark on your afternoon safari, followed by dinner and memories of the day’s adventure.
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 7: Nagarhole - Bangalore.
Enjoy your last safari into the park this morning. Return to your hotel to freshen up and relax for a few hours. Check out of your room by noon.
There is a break for lunch.
Later, join your chauffeur for the drive to Bangalore, where you will be assisted in checking in to your hotel near the airport. We suggest you turn in at a reasonable time, as you will have an early start in the morning. Unlike the wildlife resorts, only breakfast is included in Bangalore.
Day 8: Bangalore - Guwahati - Kaziranga.
Check out from your hotel in the very early morning and then you are driven to the Bangalore airport by a Taj Hotel vehicle to board the early morning no-frills non-stop flight to Guwahati. You are greeted at the Guwahati airport and proceed on the drive to Kaziranga National Park
. Arrive at Kaziranga and check in to your jungle lodge.
You are at leisure to take a late lunch and just relax for the remainder of the day.
During one of the days here, you can also take an optional evening Jeep excursion to the Brahmaputra river banks to watch the frolicking of River Dolphins.
Day 9: Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National Park covers an area of 688 square kilometers, situated on the south bank of
the Brahmaputra River. The Park is home to the largest number of swamp deer (barasingha) in eastern India. 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. Sighting of tigers is difficult because of the tall grasses that provide excellent camouflage. Kaziranga National Park
is also one of the finest birding destinations in the world. In addition to numerous species of resident birds it serves as the winter visiting ground to many migratory birds.
Activities would be
morning and afternoon safaris by jeeps. You may also enjoy an elephant ride in the park on one morning.
Day 10: Kaziranga.
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris into the park today.
Day 11: Kaziranga - Guwahati - Delhi.
Check-out from your hotel and then you are driven to Guwahati airport where you board the afternoon flight to Delhi. You are greeted at the airport by a hotel representative, and ushered to your chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check-in by hotel staff.
Day 12: Delhi - Jabalpur - Bandhavgarh.
Check-out from your hotel and a Hotel vehicle will drive you to the airport, where you will board the mid-morning no frills flight to Jabalpur. You are greeted at the airport and driven to Bandhavgarh (3½ - 4 hours in normal conditions).
Arrive at Bandhavgarh
and check-in to your jungle lodge.