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20 Days Tiger direct http://overlandingindia.com/accommodated_browse_tours.php?pid=14&tour=20 Days Tiger direct TRIP FACTS Prices from: On request Accommodation: Luxury and semi luxury hotels/guest houses/jungle resorts. Max. Participants: No limit Min. Participants: 2 No. Of crew: 1 Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 20, Nights- 19 Meals: Breakfast X 19, Lunch X 19, Dinner X 19 Departure: Delhi End: Delhi Departure date: On request (Best time to travel is November to May) Highlights: The Satpura landscape Sloth bears in Satpura Wild dogs in Pench Tigers in Pench, Kanha & Tadoba Barasingha deer in Kanha Birdwatching in Kanha Places to Visit: Delhi Satpura Pench Tadoba Kanha Jabalpur Delhi Itinerary: Day 1: Delhi You will be picked up from the Delhi Airport. Accommodation will be in a comfortable hostel. A short trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. No other activities are planned here. Day 2–6: Satpura National Park On day 2 after breakfast, we will fly to Bhopal. From here we will drive to the Satpura National Park. Accommodation will be in a semi-luxury resort. The landscape here is one of the most beautiful in Central India. It is also arguably the best place in India to see the sloth bear. Wildlife safaris in the national park can get us up close to sloth bears, leopards, gaur, Malabar giant squirrel along with other wildlife. On day 3 and 4 we will do both morning and evening safaris. On day 5 in the morning we will for canoe safari. In the afternoon we will drive to Churna. Churna has a very beautiful rest house from British times which is run by forest department. Its a very basic rest house but experience of being there itself is very different. Overnight stay at rest house. On day 6, we will drive back to our resort. At night we will go for a night safari. Day 7–10: Pench National Park Drive to Pench National Park. Accommodation will be in a comfortable resort. Pench is well known as Rudyard Kiplings inspiration. It is home to a good population of tigers and provides us one of the best opportunities to get upclose to one. It is also home to leopards, wild dogs, gaurs, deer and around 350 species of birds. On days 8, 9 and 10 we have both morning and evening safaris planned here. Day 11–14: Tadoba National Park Drive to Tadoba National Park. Accommodation will be in a comfortable resort. Tadoba arguably has the highest tiger density in the country right now. Out of all the parks that we are visiting, Tadoba has the best tiger sightings. It also has a very good leopard and sloth bear population. The habitat here is mostly dominated by thick bamboo grooves. On days 12,13 and 14 we have both morning and evening safari planned here. Day 15–18 : Kanha National Park Drive to Kanha National Park. Accommodation will be in a comfortable resort. Kanha is one of the most beautiful parks in India. The beauty of the lush green sal forest and open meadows is unmatched. It is also home to a lot of big cats. Both tigers and leopards are in good numbers here. It is also home to an endemic species of deer named the hard ground barasingha. Kanha is a birdwatchers paradise aswell. On days 16, 17 and 18 we have both morning and evening safaris planned here. Day 19–20: Delhi On the 19th day after breakfast we will drive to Jabalpur airport for our flight to Delhi. We have an overnight stay here. Next day after breakfast, we will drop you at the airport where the trip ends. What's included and excluded Meals 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation Twin sharing for hotels, hostels, resorts and homestays Single sharing for hotels, hostels, resorts and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid) Includes Fully equipped transfer & safari vehicle Accommodation as specified All road tolls and vehicle taxes All ground transportation Domestic flights if required in the itinerary Meals as indicated Services of two crew Excludes Visas International flights Travel insurance Airport transfers Sleeping bag Sleeping mats Optional activities Drinks tips For enquiry - http://overlandingindia.com/accommodated_browse_tours.php?pid=14&tour=20 Days Tiger direct
Pictures from Satpura National park (When I used to work there as a Naturalist in Reni Pani jungle lodge) Satpura national park is one of best parks of India, it is located in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It is spread over Satpura Hills on highlands of Central India. Satpura is a Sanskrit word, that means seven mountains (sapta=seven;pura=mountain). Most of the Satpura range was heavily forested, These forest provide habitat to several at risk and endangered species, including the Tiger. It is one the areas of this landscape preserved marvelously for protection of flora and fauna. This park is spread over 1427 sq km and was formed in 1981 after joining Satpura, Pachmari and Bori sanctuaries and the altitude ranges from 300 to 1,352 metres (980 to 4,436 ft). The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thick dense green forest of Sal and other medicinal herbs, it also has large tracts of Teak forests. Its fauna comprises Spotted Dear, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers, Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Black buck (unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, Four Horned antelopes (Chowsingha), Otters, Crocodile, Malabar squirrels, Langurs etc. Indian Giant squirrel, Sloth bear and White Bison are a special feature of Satpura National Park. It offers good birding opportunity due to its unique terrain and many water bodies including the Tawa reservoir. From November to March it also hosts a variety of migratory birds in the Tawa reservoir and fields around the park. Sloth bear Denwa backwater Asian Paradise flycatcher Common wanderer Crested hawk eagle Indian wilddogs (dhole) Leopard Flock of Oriental White eye View of Inside the park near elephant camp Sloth bear
http://overlandingindia.com/camping_browse_tours.php?pid=13&tour=22%20Days%20Big%20cats%20of%20India Guranteed Depature on 10th Feb 2017 Itinerary of the trip -- Prices from: Rs. 250000/- per person Accommodation: Bush camps (dome tents), budget hostels Max. Participants: 8 No. Of crew: 2 Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 22, Nights- 21 Meals: Breakfast X 21, Lunch X 21, Dinner X 21 Departure: Jabalpur End: Ahmedabad Departure dates- 10th Feb 2017 Highlights of the trip Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles Royal Bengal tiger Indian leopard Asiatic lion India's diverse culture Indian cuisine bush camping Rajasthani & Gujarati hospitality Places to visit - Jabalpur (Trip departs) Pench national park (tigers & leopards) Kanha national park (tigers) Bandhavgarh national park (tigers) Khajuraho (temples – world heritage site) Ranthambore national park (tigers & leopards) Bera (leopards) Gir national park (Asiatic lions) Ahmedabad (Trip ends) Day to day Itinerary of the trip - Day 1: We will pick you up from the airport/railway station in the Central Indian town of Jabalpur. Today there will be a trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. No activities are planned today and tonight's stay will be in a good hostel in this city. Meals – lunch & dinner. Day 2: This morning we will start early and take the drive up to the Pench National park. Accommodation is in dome tents at a bush camp. After reaching and setting up the camp, evening will be at leisure. Meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 3: This morning we will go for the jungle safari and explore this tiger heaven for 4 hours. Post lunch we will take the afternoon safari. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 4: After having our breakfast we will drive to our next destination, Kanha National park (approx 157 km). Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp, evening will be relaxing at the dry river bed with sundowners. Guided birding is also an optional activity. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 5: Kanha has an amazing diversity of both mammals and birds. It surely is one of the most special places to see a wild tiger. Today we will take both morning and afternoon jungle safaris in the park. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 6: Continuing our search for the ever elusive tigers, leopards and other animals of Kanha, we will start the day with a morning safari. After a relaxing afternoon and lunch, we will go for the afternoon jungle safari. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 7: Moving on to the next tiger country, today we will take the drive up to the Bandhavgarh National park. Bandhavgarh arguably has the highest tiger density in India. Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp evening will be at leisure. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 8: Both morning and afternoon jungle safaris are planned for this day. We will spend the evening in a wildlife artist's studio learning how to paint tigers and other wildlife. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 9: Starting the day early, today we will explore Bandhavgarh again on both morning and afternoon safaris. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 10: Taking a break from the jungle & the big cats, today we will drive up to the historical city of Khajuraho. Aptly declared a World Heritage Site, this place will take you back in time. Accommodation will be in a good hostel in the town. In the evening we will go for the sound & the light show about the temples. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 11: Today we start very early as we have to cover more than 400km to reach our next destination, Ranthambore. It’s a very special place to see tigers and other predators among the ruins of a 1000 year old fort. Reaching Ranthambore late afternoon, we will do the camp setup and evening will be at leisure. Meals- Brunch & dinner Day 12: Waking up to the calls of the peacocks and deer this day, we will explore the interesting terrain, forest and wildlife of the Ranthambore National park on both morning and afternoon jungle safaris. This park combines the tigers with history. Evening will be very entertaining with the rich Rajasthani folk music. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 13: The day again starts with the morning safari looking for tigers. Post lunch we will do the afternoon safari in the park. In the evening we will visit a local wildlife artist's studio. Dinner will be hosted in the traditional Rajasthani way at a home-stay tonight with all sorts of local cuisine. Camel ride is also an option in the evening. Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 14: Leaving the abundance of Bengal tigers behind, this morning we will drive to our exclusive leopard destination called ‘Bera’. Conserved and maintained by the royalties, it arguably has the best leopard sightings in India. After setting up our camp evening will be at leisure. Meals- Brunch & dinner Day 15: Both morning and afternoon jeep safaris are planned for today looking for a wild leopard. The culture around the little hamlet of Bera is also something to be experienced. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 16: Same as day 15, both morning and afternoon jeep safaris are planned for today looking for a wild leopard. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 17: Finishing up with leopards in Bera, we will drive up to the city of Ahmedabad. A night’s halt is planned here. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 18: Leaving Ahmedabad early in the morning, we will drive up to the savannah country of India, the Gir national park. It’s the only place in world where one can see Asiatic wild lions. Accommodation here will be in a budget hostel. After checking in at a comfortable budget hostel, evening will be at leisure. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 19: The day begins with a morning safari in Gir national park looking for lions. There is a very good possibility of leopards here as well. Post lunch we will take the afternoon jeep safari in Gir. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 20: Same as day 19, both morning and afternoon lion safaris are planned for this day. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 21: Moving towards the end of this trip, today we will drive back to the city of Ahmedabad. Tonight’s accommodation will be in a budget hostel. Meals- Breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 22: Marking an end to our experience in the Central and North Western India with the Big cats of India, we will share our experiences in our post trip meeting for the last time and then depart for the Airport/Railway station. Meals- Breakfast Includes and excludes Meals 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation Single sharing dome tents for camping Twin sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays Single sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid) Includes Fully equipped safari vehicle Camping and cooking equipment National park entries, forts/monuments/heritage building entries, city tours, adventure activities as mentioned in the itinerary All road tolls and vehicle taxes All ground transportation Meals as indicated Services of two crew + 1 local guide (if applicable) Excludes Visas Flights Travel insurance Airport transfers Sleeping bag Sleeping mats Optional activities Drinks, tips Items of a personal nature "For enquiry kindly contact us at email@example.com" Thanks
45 Days south India tour This October our team is going to South India wildlife destination. In this tour we will be covering 17 places. Trip details mentioned below - TRIP FACTS Prices from: Rs. 350000/- per person Hop on hop off price: Rs 9000/- Per day per person. Accommodation: Budget resorts/hotels & bush camps (dome tents)/houseboats. Max. Participants: 8 Min. Participants: 4 No. Of crew: 2 (+1 Local guide for few locations) Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 45, Nights- 44 (Approx.) Meals: Breakfast X 44, Lunch X 44, Dinner X 44 (Please note that we will serve lunch only where we are camping/where no eateries are available) Departure: Bhopal End: Kanyakumari Departure date: 13th Oct 2016 Highlight of the trip - Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles Western Ghat mountains Rainforests Sea beaches Gorges Rivers Lakes Grassland Tigers Elephants King cobra Nilgiri thar Lion tailed macaque Black panthers Migratory birds India's diverse culture South Indian cuisine Tribal life Traditional dance & music Traditional shopping Bustling city life Museums Street food Age old forts & monuments Sea beaches Boat cruise in rivers India's finest tea/coffee/spice estates Temples & colonial era churches Backwaters of Kerela Places to visit - Bhopal (Trip departs) Satpura (Wildlife reserve) Pench (Wildlife reserve) Nagpur (Overnight stay) Melghat (wildlife reserve + tribal life) Ellora (Age old caves + other sites of archaeological importance) Bhigwan wetlands (Bird sanctuary) Tarkarli (Sea beach) Goa(beaches + colonial churches + museums + street culture & food) Agumbe(Rainforests + wildlife reserve) Nagarhole(Wildlife reserve) Bandipur(Wildlife reserve) Munnar(Eravikulam national park + tea plantations) Alleppy(beach town + backwater system) Periyar(Wildlife reserve) Thattekad(bird sanctuary) Trivandrum(City)Kanyakumari(Southernmost tip of India trip ends) Itinerary of the trip - Day 1 – 2: ‘City of lakes – Bhopal’ Pickup from Bhopal airport. Accommodation in comfortable hotel/hostel. Trip meeting on day 1 evening. Included: half day city tour Optional: full day city tour Day 3 – 5: Capt. William Forsyth's - Satpura National park Drive to Satpura. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for sloth bears, leopards, gaur, malabar giant squirrel along with other wildlife. Included: 2 X jungle safaris in open jeeps Optional: Elephant safari, canoeing on Denwa river, walking safari Day 6 – 8: Rudyard Kipling's inspiration – Pench National park Drive to Pench National park. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for tigers, leopards, Indian bison, wild dogs and lot of birds. Village safari in an open jeep. Nature walk along the local river. Picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Included: 2 X jungle safaris in open jeeps Optional: village safaris, nature walk Day 9: City of oranges - Nagpur Drive to Nagpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel/hotel. Evening street walk in the city. Maharastrian delicacy – Saaoji dinner at night. Day 10 – 12: The unexplored – Melghat tiger reserve Drive to Melghat tiger reserve. Accommodation in dome tents. Jungle safaris looking for tigers, leopards, wild dogs etc. Melghat is not very well explored. There is always a chance of bumping into something totally new and unexpected. Included: 2 X jungle safaris Day 13 – 15: Caves & archaeological site of Ellora Drive to the city of Aurangabad. Accommodation in comfortable hostel/hotel. Ellora is a UNESCO world heritage site with temples and cave systems built between 5th and 10th century. We will spend 2 whole days exploring this history rich place. Included: 2 X full day trips to Ellora Day 16 – 17: Bird watching in Bhigwan Drive to our campsite in Bhigwan. Accommodation in dome tents. Full day trip to the wetlands for bird watching and photography. It is one of the best places to see the flamingos in India along with plethora of other resident and migratory waders. Included: 1 X full day boat/walking safari in the wetlands Day 18 – 20: The tranquil - Tarkarli beach Drive to Tarkarli. Accommodation in a beach resort. Relaxing 2 days on the beach. Superb sea food. Visit to the Sindhudurg fort. Included: half day visit to the Sindhudurg fort Day 21 – 24: Goa Drive to Goa. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. No doubt it is one of the most happening places in India. Right from great beaches, churches, bazaars, night life, great sea food to some wildlife and nature, Goa has it all. Included: 2 X full day tours of Goa and around Day 25 – 27: The rainforests of Agumbe Drive to the village of Agumbe. It is one of the most scenic villages in the whole of Western Ghats. Surrounded by steaming jungles, waterfalls, mountains etc. This will be our best chance to get up close with the king cobra. We will be exploring the forests all around on walking trails. Be prepared for a thrilling rainforest experience. Included: 2 X walking trails, 1 X waterfall visit Day 28 – 30: Nagarhole national park Drive to Nagarhole. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris on elephant's back/open jeeps looking for tigers, leopards, elephants, gaur, Malabar squirrels, wild dogs (one of the best places to see large packs of wild dogs) and many more. Included: 2 X open jeep safaris in the park Day 31 – 33: Bandipur national park Drive to Bandipur. Accommodation in dome tents. It is one of the most game rich forests in Southern India. With one of the highest densities of Asiatic elephants, it is one of the best places to see some majestic bulls and herds. The forest also has tigers, leopards and all the other wildlife of the Nilgiris. Included: 2 X jungle safaris Day 34 – 36: The Southern jewel of Munnar Drive to Munnar. Accommodation in dome tents/hostels. Visit to the Eravikulam national park. It is home to the highly endemic Nilgiri Tahr. Munnar also has some of the finest tea estates in India. Included: 1 X full day trip to Eravikulam national park, 1 X full day sight seeing Day 37 – 38: Backwaters of Kerela – Alleppy Drive to Alleppy. There are two ways of exploring Alleppy. The simple way is to stay in the town and go sightseeing in a car. This is included in our tour. The other way is to stay in a houseboat and explore the area on a 2 day cruise. This comes with an extra supplement cost. Our tour leader with take the decision based on a voting conducted on/before the trip. Included – 2 days sightseeing trip in a car Day 39 – 41: Periyar national park Drive to Periyar national park. Accommodation in dome tents. Periyar allows the visitors to explore the wildlife in a unique way – boat cruises on river Periyar. Very often one sees herds of elephants, gaur, deer, wild boar and if lucky even big cats on the banks of the river. Included: 2 X boat cruises, 1 X elephant ride Day 42 – 43: The hornbills camp – Thattekad bird sanctuary Hornbill's camp in Thattekad bird sanctuary is definitely of the highlights of the trip. With enough bird diversity to please the twitchers it is a must go destination. We will be staying in the comfortable hornbill's camp. The camp organises kayaking tours in the Periyar river. Included: 2 X kayak tours in the river Day 44 – 45: Kanyakumari Kanyakumari is the southernmost town on the tip of peninsular India. There are several points of interest that we will be covering on the sightseeing trips. Kanyakumari marks the end of the trip. We will have our final trip meeting and gala dinner here. On day 3&4 we will arrange transfers to the airports of Trivandrum & Kochi. Included: 2 X sightseeing tours in Kanyakumari Includes and excludes Meals 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation Single sharing dome tents for camping Twin sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays Single sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid) Includes Fully equipped safari vehicle Camping and cooking equipment National park entries, forts/monuments/heritage building entries, city tours, adventure activities as mentioned in the itinerary All road tolls and vehicle taxes All ground transportation Meals as indicated Services of two crew + 1 local guide (if applicable) Excludes Visas Flights Travel insurance Airport transfers Sleeping bag Sleeping mats Optional activities Drinks, tips Items of a personal nature Kindly follow the website to see the itinerary, for enquiry you can mail us at www.overlandingindia.com firstname.lastname@example.org 45 Days south India tour - http://overlandingindia.com/camping_browse_tours.php?pid=18&tour=45%20Days%20South%20India%20Tour
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