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  1. Video I made on my recent trip of Satpura national park. This is huge male tiger and quite aggressive also. Somehow I managed to take good video during safari.
  2. 15DAYS OVERLANDING TRIP TO BHUTAN CELEBRATING PARO FESTIVAL Prices from: USD 3800 Accommodation:Bush camps (dome tents), Budget resorts/hostels Max. Participants: 7 Min. Participants: 5 No. Of crew: 2 Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 15, Nights- 14 Meals: Breakfast X 15, Lunch X 14, Dinner X 14 Departure:Siliguri to Phuentsholing (India-bhutan border) End:Samdrup Jongkhar(India-Bhutan border) to Guwahati Departure date: 1st April 2015 End date - 15th April 2015 " Interested people can contact us at - info@prayaanindiaoverland.com" ABOUT PARO FESTIVAL - The Paro Tsechu is a Buddhist dance festival and one of the major annual events of Bhutan. The festival holds religious significance and is held to commemorate Guru Rinpoche, who brought tantric Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism, in Bhutan. The Paro Tsechu festival is a wonderful time to visit Bhutan, experience its ancient culture, and get enthralled in the celebrations. The festival comes alive with vibrant colors, music,dance and drama as people gather to enjoy the masked dances, and other sacred rituals. Day01:1-Apr, 2015 | Wednesday Arrival in Siliguri to Phuentsholing, 4 hrs drives, Permits, Visa, documents for vehicle etc will be prepared today and will carry on the next day as well O/N Hotel Day02: 2-Apr, 2015 | Thursday Phuentsholing to Paro, 6 hrs drive, in the mean time when the permits for guests and vehicle is ready, we will visit Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang and Kharbandi Gompa, Scenic drive with more breaks along, we will pass through, Jumja, Gedu, Chukha, Chimasam, Chapcha, Chuzom before opening up into Paro valley. Overnight Camping Day03: 3-Apr, 2015 | Friday Paro halt, Morning enjoy the most beautiful and crowded Paro Festival and afternoon we will hike to Tiger Nest Temple, museum visit and Kichu Lhakhang, Overnight Camping Day04: 4-Apr, 2015 | Saturday Paro to Thimphu, 1.5 hrs drive, early morning enjoy the last day of the festival at Paro Dzong witnessing the unfurling of the giant wall hanging. Enjoy walk to Tangchongang temple, Chuzom stop, and hotel check in, afternoon, Buddha view point, memorial Chorten, takin reserve, weekend market, Tashichho Dzong. O/N Hotel Day05: 5-Apr, 2015 | Sunday Thimphu to Punakha, 3 hrs drive, Dochula pass walk, Lamperi park visit, more chances of seeing birds, chimi Lhakhang hike, Rinchengang walk meeting locals, kids, and people around. Overnight Camping Day06: 6-Apr, 2015 | Monday Punakha Halt, Punakha Dzong visit, Khamsum Yulay hike, farm house visit or rafting in Punakha. Overnight Camping Day07: 7-Apr, 2015 | Tuesday Punakha to Chendipji, 5 hrs drive, enjoy drive to Phobjilkha, visit Gangtey Gompa, hike around, meet villagers and Pelela pass stop for the photo, enjoy the night with locals at Chenjipji. Overnight Camping Day08: 8-Apr, 2015 | Wednesday Chendipji to Jakar, 5 hrs drive, visit Trongsa Dzong, museum at watch tower, Yotongla pass walk, yatha factory visit, explore the Jakar town. Overnight Camping Day09: 9-Apr, 2015 | Thursday Jakar halt, explore Jakar by walk, visit temples and enjoy more hikes around meeting locals and with picnic lunch. Overnight Camping Day10: 10-Apr, 2015 | Friday Jakar to Ura, 2 hrs drive, enjoy the visit to burning lake and explore more of Ura valley. The most beautiful valley in Bumthang. Overnight Camping Day11: 11-Apr, 2015 | Saturday Ura to Lingmithang, 4-5 hrs drive, enjoy the visit to pass Thumshingla, glance at rhododendron gardens at the pass, decent down to Namning bra- cliff the best water fall and wonderful scenic drive with more changes of seeing birds and wild animals as it falls under reserve forest. Overnight Camping Day12: 12-Apr, 2015 | Sunday Lingmithang to Ranjung, Enjoy bird watching, drive to Kurichu, Mongar and further to ranjung for today’s camp site. 5 hrs drive. Overnight Camping Day13: 13-Apr, 2015 | Monday Rangjung halt, explore the radhi village, walking, talking, visit Ranjung temple. Overnight Camping Day14: 14-Apr, 2015 | Tuesday Ranjung to Samdrup Jongkhar, 7 hrs drive , see of your camping crew and depart for SJ. Visit Trashigang Dzong, Textile center at Khaling and stop at Wangromg, then into the thick forest of Samdru Jongkhar the best n scenic drive. Sometime we get to see great hornbills and rufus hornbills on the way. O/N Hotel Day15: 15-Apr, 2015 | Wednesday Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati, 3 hrs drive, Trip ends at Guwahati.
  3. Hello, On 25th January 2015 we are leaving for our 62 days overland trip with our Australian guest. We are very exited for the trip as we are covering 7 states of India out of 29. We will be starting this trip from Delhi and will end in Gangtok. We will be covering Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orrisa, West Bengal, Sikkim. We are covering most of the wildlife destination of states but apart from it we are going to heritage properties aswell like forts in Rajasthan, Taj mahal of Uttarpradesh, Temples of madhya pradesh, Tribal life of chattisgarh. Below is the trip itinerary - Prices from: USD 6300/- per person Accommodation: Budget resorts/hotels & bush camps (dome tents). Max. Participants: 7 Min. Participants: 5 No. Of crew: 2 (+1 – Local guides for few locations) Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 61, Nights- 60 (Approx.) Meals: Breakfast X 60, Lunch X 60, Dinner X 60 Departure: Delhi End: Gangtok Departure date: 25th January, 2015 Places visited: - Delhi (Trip departs) - Bharatpur (Migratory birds) - Ranthambore (Wildlife reserve + fort) - Jaipur (Forts + palaces + monuments + street culture & food) - Jodhpur (Forts) - Jaisalmer (Desert life + sand dunes + wildlife reserve) - Bera (Wildlife reserve for leopards) - Little Rann of Kutch (Salt marsh + wildlife reserve) - Velavadar (Wildlife reserve) - Ahmedabad (City culture + shopping + food) - Indore (Night halt) - Jabalpur (waterfall + boat cruise + water sports) - Bandhavgarh (Wildlife reserve) - Kanha (Wildlife reserve) - Achanakmar (Wildlife reserve) - Satkosia gorge (Wildlife reserve + tribal life) - Chilika lake (Lagoon + migratory birds) - Bhubaneswar (World heritage site temples) - Tajpur (Sea beach) - Kolkata (Monuments + museums + street culture & food) - Sunderbans (Mangroves + wildlife reserve) - Jaldapara (Wildlife reserve) - Darjeeling (Hill station) - Kalimpong (Hill station) - Gangtok (Trip ends) This 61 days overland trip covers most exciting overland Indian destinations from Delhi to Gangtok and costs just USD 6300/- per person. This is the longest of any trips that we offer. All of Prayaan India Overland’s experience, expertise & knowledge have been combined together to design this itinerary for you. It has a taste of almost everything that this country has to offer. Right from Virgin wilderness, mountains, deserts, grasslands, lagoons, mangroves, rivers, ocean, beaches to cities, villages, forts, monuments, celebrated Indian culture, Indian cuisine and lots more are all there to be experienced. This trip’s difficulty level is medium. It is suitable for friends/family travelling as a group or solo travellers. Highlights: Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles à Thar desert à Himalayan mountains à Mangrove forest à Brackish lagoon à Gorges à Rivers à Lakes à Salt marsh à Grassland à Tigers à Elephants à Leopards à One horned rhinos à Marine life à Migratory birds à India's diverse culture à Indian cuisine à Tribal life à Traditional dance & music à Traditional shopping à Bustling city life à Museums à Street food à Age old forts & monuments à The Taj Mahal à Sea beaches à Boat cruise in rivers à India’s finest tea estates à Toy train in the hills à Adventure sports à Buddhist monasteries à Himalayan hospitality Day 1 - 2: Delhi You will be picked up from the Delhi Airport/railway station. Accommodation will be in a comfortable hostel. A short trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. City tour for visiting forts, palaces and ancient monuments. Red fort, Qutub Minar, Akshardham theme temple, Rashtrapati Bhawan. Connaught Place for shopping. Day 3 – 5: Bharatpur bird sanctuary Drive to Bharatpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the UNESCO World heritage site bird sanctuary by the name ‘Keoladeo National park’ for migratory birds. A full day excursion to Agra for Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri fort. Day 6 – 8: Ranthambore national park Drive to Ranthambore. Accommodation in dome tents. Jungle safaris in open jeeps for tigers and other wildlife. Visit to the 1000 year old Ranthambore fort. Rajasthani cultural music, dinner with a local family, wildlife art and artists, camel ride (optional) Day 9 – 10: The ‘Pink city’ of Jaipur Drive to Jaipur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort and Amer fort. Visit to a traditional village restaurant called Chauki Dhani for authentic Rajasthani meals. Street shopping excursion in the Bazaars. Day 11 – 12: The ‘Sun city/Blue city of Jodhpur’ Drive to Jodhpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace. Shopping excursion for handicrafts. Day 13 – 15: The ‘Golden city’ of Jaisalmer Drive to Jaisalmer. Accommodation in dome tents set on sand dunes. Desert safari in the Desert national park looking for the endangered ‘Great Indian Bustard’, Indian gazelle etc. Traditional folk dance of the ‘Thar desert’. Visit to the Jaisalmer fort. Day 16 – 17: Leopard country of Bera Drive to Bera. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the jungles around village Bera looking for leopards and other wildlife. Birding and crocodile tour in the backwaters of Jawai dam. Day 18 – 19: Little Rann of Kutch Leaving the state of Rajasthan and drive to Little Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. Accommodation in traditional Kooba huts of Dasada village. Wildlife safaris in the cast salt pans and marshes of the Little Rann looking for Indian wild ass, desert fox, wolves, gazelles, flamingos, pelicans, raptors and hosts of other migratory and resident birds. Day 20 – 21: Indian savannah of Velavadar National park Drive to Velavadar National park. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris/walks in the grassland of Velavadar looking for Blackbucks, Indian wolves, hyenas, raptors and lots of other migratory and resident birds. Day 22 – 24: Ahmedabad Drive to Ahmedabad. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the Sabarmati river front, Sabarmati ashram (Mahatma Gandhi’s residence). Shopping excursions for traditional Gujarati hand woven clothes, handicrafts and vegetarian street food. Day 25: Indore Drive to the city of Indore. Overnight stay at a comfortable hostel. No other activities are planned for this place. Day 26 – 27: ‘Marble city’ of Jabalpur Drive to the city of Jabalpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit a waterfall on river Narmada, boat cruise in the white marble canyon, water sports at Bargi dam. Shopping excursion for white marble statues, jewellery etc. Day 28 – 29: Land of tigers – Bandhavgarh National park Drive to Bandhavgarh. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for superb tiger sightings along with other wildlife. Visit to a wildlife artist’s studio. Day 30 – 32: Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration – Kanha National park Drive to Kanha National park. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for tigers, leopards, Indian bisons, wild dogs and lot of birds. Village safari in an open jeep. Tribal dance of the Baiga tribe. Nature walk along the local river. Picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Day 33 – 34: Achanakmar tiger reserve Drive to Achanakmar. Accommodation in dome tents/dormitory. Wildlife safaris in the tiger reserve. Nature walks in the buffer area of the reserve. A relaxing spot. Day 35 – 37: Satkosia gorge Drive to the remote gorge formed by the river ‘Mahanadi’ called Satkosia. Accommodation in tents pitched on the sandy banks of the river. Visit to the local forest for birds, mammals, reptile (rare gharial crocs). Interaction with the local tribes. Boating in the river. Day 38 – 39: Chilika Lake and lagoon Drive to the Chilika Lake. Accommodation in comfortable hostel next to the lake. Boat cruise in the lake looking for migratory and resident birds on several islands. Visit to the local fishing and tribal villages. Amazing variety of sea food. A session on the variety of marine and terrestrial life in and around the lagoon. Day 40 – 41: The ‘temple city’ Bhubaneswar Drive to Bhubaneswar. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to Lingaraj temple, Konark Sun temple, Khandagiri & Udaigiri caves. Excursion to Nandan Kanan zoo, one of the biggest in India. Day 42 – 44: Tajpur beach Drive to Tajpur. Accommodation in a beach resort. Relaxing 2 days on the beach. Superb sea food. Day 45 – 47: City of Kolkata Drive to Kolkata. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the Victoria memorial, India’s one of the biggest Natural History Museum, Kolkata museum, Botanical garden. A ferry ride in the river Hoogli. Authentic Bengali food with locals. Visit to some of the India’s biggest fish markets. Amazing variety of seafood and rich Bengali sweets. Day 48 – 50: The land of man-eating tigers in the Mangroves – ‘Sunderbans National park’ Drive to Port Canning. Ferry/boat ride to the remote Bali island in the dense mangrove jungle. Accommodation in a budget resort on the Island which is run and managed by the local community. Wildlife safaris in open boats in the waterways and channels looking for tigers, crocodiles, otters, fishing cats, leopard cats, more than 10 species of mangroves and tons of other life that this unique ecosystem offers. Freshly caught fish/seafood cooked in completely traditional style. Visit to the local fishing village on the island. Day 51 – 53: Jaldapara National park Drive to Jaldapara. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris on elephant’s back/open jeeps looking for Indian one horned Rhino, Indian elephants, hog deer and lots of other endemic wildlife. Day 54 – 56: The hills with tea estates – Darjeeling Drive to Darjeeling. Accommodation in dome tents. Visit to the various tea estates of Darjeeling and tea tasting. A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan railway which has received the UNESCO World Heritage Area status. A visit to the rock garden. Shopping excursion in the bazaars. Option to experience a wide range of adventure sports like white water river rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding etc. Day 57 – 58: The Himalayan ‘town of orchids’ - Kalimpong Drive to Kalimpong. Accommodation in dome tents/hostels. Visit to the flower markets offering hundreds of different flower species specially orchids. Visit to the Buddhist monasteries, Deolo hill for exquisite mountain views, Kalimpong golf course (one of the most beautiful in the world), and cactus nursery for the ‘tequila plant’. Good Chinese food. White water river rafting in the River Teesta is also an option. Day 59 – 61: City of Gangtok Drive to Gangtok. Accommodation in hostels. The scenery from the town all around is amazing with exquisite views of the Himalayas. Visit to the Enchey Buddhist Monastery, Banjhakri waterfall. A ride on the ropeway cable car above the city. Authentic Himalayan food. Treks in the mountains around the city can also be arranged on request. Farewell trip meeting. Drop of at the airport/railway station. Trip ends. Note - Only 2 more seats left now. Kindly contact me at info@prayaanindiaoverland.com if you want to know more about the trip or the company. Check our website - www.prayaanindiaoverland.com Pictures are from our last 31 days trip.

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