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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

  1. Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles
  2. Royal Bengal tiger
  3. Indian leopard
  4. Asiatic lion
  5. India's diverse culture
  6. Indian cuisine
  7. bush camping
  8. Rajasthani & Gujarati hospitality

Places to visit -

  1. Jabalpur (Trip departs)
  2. Pench national park (tigers & leopards)
  3. Kanha national park (tigers)
  4. Bandhavgarh national park (tigers)
  5. Khajuraho (temples – world heritage site)
  6. Ranthambore national park (tigers & leopards)
  7. Bera (leopards)
  8. Gir national park (Asiatic lions)
  9. 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

  1. 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

  1. Single sharing dome tents for camping
  2. Twin sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays
  3. Single sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid)

Includes

  1. Fully equipped safari vehicle
  2. Camping and cooking equipment
  3. National park entries, forts/monuments/heritage building entries, city tours, adventure activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  4. All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  5. All ground transportation
  6. Meals as indicated
  7. Services of two crew + 1 local guide (if applicable)

Excludes

  1. Visas
  2. Flights
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Airport transfers
  5. Sleeping bag
  6. Sleeping mats
  7. Optional activities
  8. Drinks, tips
  9. Items of a personal nature

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