DURATION : 15 DAYS
DESTINATION : DELHI – RAJA JI NATIONAL PARK – CORBETT NATIONAL PARK – BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY –BNADAV GARH NATIONAL PARK – KANHA NATIONAL PARK – PENCH NATIONAL PARK.
TOUR DETAIL :
Forts of the Tiger tour covers the major tiger sighting parks in India. Like Raja Ji National Park (The park has been created in 1983 by amalgamation of three sanctuaries- Rajaji sanctuary (estd in 1948) Motichur sanctuary (estd in 1964) and Chilla sanctuary (estd in 1977) after the name of renowned statesman and freedom fighter Sri C. Rajgopalachariya - The first and last Governor General of independent India popularly known as "Rajaji". The park is spread over an area of 820.42 sq. km.The majestic Ganges flows through the National Park for a distance of 24km, It offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape and wildlifeThe park is home to the Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetal, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, wild boar and above All the Asian Elephant) Corbett National Park (One of the the oldest national par in India established in 1936, the park acts as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger) Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the part of Corbett park and reputed to have more then 200 species of birds it has wildlife of Leopard, Nemorhaedus Goral, Chital, Musk Deer, Serow, Jungle Cat, Sus Scrofa, Black Bear, Red Fox, Pine Marten, Fox, Langur, Monkey, Porcupine, Tits, Forktail, Nuthatches, Blackbirds, Flying Squirrel, Parakeets, Laughingthrush, Magpies, Kalij Pheasant, Eagles, Monal, Koklas Barking Deer, Woodpeckers and Butterflies.Bandhavgarh National Park (is spread on Vindhyan mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.It is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a natural hub for White Tigers,now a major attraction around the world's zoos, they were first discovered in Rewa,near the park.Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest national parks in India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. The Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over on area of 448 sq km with a cross area of 105 sq km. This Park is an unspoilt natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, exclusive to this area).Kanha ( The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction) Pench ( Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1983, , the park is the 19th Tiger Reserve in the country and takes pride in its tigers and other wildlife. The total area under the Pench Tiger Reserve comes to about 758 km, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the National Park and 464 km the buffer area.This park is Located in the AVSM (Aravali, Vindhyanchal, Satpura and Maikal Ranges) belt, this teak forest is a different and a pleasant surprise to the normal and scenic parks of Kanha and Bandhavgarh.prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tiger usually inhabits frequents this belt. Leopard though generally operates in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also. Jungle cats are commonly seen.)
RECOMMENDED TOUR ITINERARY :
DAY 01: DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Pick up from Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI – RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
Morning Proceed directly for Chilla in Rajaji National Park. Overnight at Chilla.
DAY 03: RAJA JI NATIONAL PARK
Rajaji National Park in the state of Uttranchal is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and exhibits the Shivalik ecosystem. Rajaji is one of northern India’s major wildlife reserves - and one of the best places to see the fauna and flora of the terai region. The park named after the great freedom fighter Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari; popularly known as "Rajaji" was created after joining the three sanctuaries in the Western UP, Shivaliks - Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla into a large protected area in the year 1983. Rajaji National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the ecosystem of the park is adorned with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and ghorals as its best known life forms This area is the North Western Limit of Asian elephants. Jeep Safari and Overnight stay at Chilla.
DAY 04: RAJA JI PARK – CORBETT NATIONAL PARK.
Early Morning drive to transfer to Jim Corbett National Park.Jim Corbett National Park-named after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment-is the oldest national park in India. The park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park acts as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative. Overnight stay at Cobett Hideway.
DAY 05: CORBETT
After breakfast, go out for Elephant or Jeep Safari or Nature Walk with Naturalist.Overnight stay at Corbett Hideaway.
DAY 06: CORBETT – BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
After breakfast,proceed to Binsar. Binsar is a wildlife sanctuary under the management of Corbett National Park . Within its boundaries are hamlets whose residents have lived for centuries in close proximity of the forest and wildlife, and whose livelihood is interdependent with nature.Reach Binsar Retreat situated in the core area of the Santuary with stunning views of the Himalayas and the entire region of Kumaon. It has luxury tents and five rooms which have been designed to blend with the wilderness surrounding the property.For those arriving late by car,an evening at leisure and for those arriving early by train/ car optional jungle walks are available on request.Dinner and overnight stay at Binsar.
DAY 07: BINSAR.
After Breakfast , leave for the village stay at Gaunap which is a beautiful hamlet situated at about 7000 ft. in the oak forest on the North face with sweeping views of the himalaya. Lunch at Guanap followed by an afternoon of getting to know the village people and understanding their ways of life. Over night stay at Gaunap village.
DAY 08: BINSAR - GARHMUKTESHWAR
After Breakfast , leave for the Fort Unchagaon stay at Fort overnight.
DAY 09: GARHMUKTESHWAR -AGRA - KARNI
After Breakfast , leave for Agra,Local Sightseeing and evening catch Overnight train for Karni (Madhya Pradesh) overnight train Journey.
DAY 10: BHANDAVGARH NATIONAL PARK.
Early morning arrival at Karni and further transfer to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Overnight at Bandhavgarh.
DAY 11: BHANDAVGARH
Early morning and evening Go for Jungle Exploration in Jeep.Overnight at Bandhavgarh.
DAY 12: BHANDAVGARH –KANHA.(245 KMS)
After breakfast ,Proceed to Kanha.The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.Overnight stay at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
DAY 13: KANHA
Early morning, we will take you to jeep safari to view the reserve. After the full day excursion, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Kanha.
DAY 14 : KANHA – PENCH (160 KMS)
Morning you will be assisted to the scheduled road transfer from Kanha to Pench. This park is different. Located in the AVSM (Aravali, Vindhyanchal, Satpura and Maikal Ranges) belt, this teak forest is a different and a pleasant surprise to the normal and scenic parks of Kanha and Bandhavgarh. The tracks are smoother, the trees are thicker with dense undergrowth, perhaps one reason why the herbivore population here is more larger in size compared to Kanha and Bandhavgarh. There is a distinct silence here. You feel you are the King, when suddenly your driver halts seeing the Pugmarks of the actual King of the area. A Tiger has just crossed, he shows them to you, and suddenly an alarm call from one of the denizens of the forest. You, your driver, your naturalist are all alert. Looking in the direction of the call, eye balls much bigger than usual, heart pounding at 120 beats a minute. Ears as big as of an Elephant, you want to see the true King of Pench. The drama, unfolds, and you are in Pench, the true and original Kipling Country.Your stay with scheduled game drives. Overnight at Pench.
DAY 15 : PENCH – NAGPUR
Morning Game Drive and transfer to Nagpur Airport to board flight to Bombay.Tour Ends.