This trip combines two of India's most famous natural parks, featuring some of the world's best tiger sightings. The first park visited is Bandhavgarh National Park. This national park covers an area of 105 sq km, in the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh. There are 32 hills in the park, which feature a large natural fort in its center. Before becoming a national park in 1968, this location was the game preserve for the Maharajas of Rewa, and more importantly the location where the famed White tiger (Albino) originated. Bandhavgarh has the highest density of tigers in India leading to numerous good sightings. A forest guide must accompany all visitors into the park, for obvious safety reasons. Entry in to the park is allowed only during daylight hours. For both elephants and jeep rides the hours immediately after dawn and before sunset are best. The second park is Kanha National Park, which is a 6-hr drive from Bandhavgarh. This is one of India's largest and most remote national parks, covering an area of 1945 sq km of forest and lightly wooded grasslands. An extensive network of rivers and streams supports it. This surreal location was made famous by author of Rudyard Kipling’s novel, “The Jungle Book”, where the film verison showcased the true variety of this National Parks wildlife. It's possible to make an elephant-back excursion into the park in the early morning and evening to see tigers and other wildlife.
***Kindly note that elephant safaris in Bandhavgarh/Kanha National Park can be booked in advance (30 Days) but due to the limited availability of elephants, these can be canceled by the forest department at the last moment due to any VIP moment arrivals in the park.***
Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.
Fly today from Delhi to Jabalpur. Approximate flight time is 2 hrs.
Drive today from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh. Approximate drive time 5 hrs.
Tiger’s Den Resort is enchantingly beautiful with lush green and tranquil surroundings, on the Land of the White Tiger – Bandhavgarh National Park. This resort was conceptualized, designed and now managed by professionals from the service industry. The resort has 20 elegantly appointed luxury cottages. The balcony of the cottages overlooks the marvelous and gigantic hills of the Vindhyanchal range. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting off on safari.
Strictly protected under Project Tiger, India remains one of the only countries where visitors can see the king of the jungle in the wild. While tiger sightings are never guaranteed, a number of India’s national parks are home to steady populations of this magnificent animal and provide good chances of an encounter. While an African safari takes place in 4x4 Jeep (shared basis), an Indian safari is done aboard the most suitable and traditional means of jungle transport, on the back of a mighty elephant. This tour is a once and life-time experience, and catching a glimpse of one of the region’s most magnificent predator in the depths of its natural jungle habitat is a moment never to be forgotten.
This activity involves viewing tigers from the back of the elephants, often considered the best way to view tigers, as it is higher and safer place as compared to other options available. However this activity is dependent on the National Park; which run the safaris, which usually takes place in the early mornings. If during the course of the day news arrives of a tiger sighting, you will be driven to the nearest access area, where you will climb on the back of an elephant and get a closer view of the tiger. After you have taken your photographs of the tiger, your elephant will take you back to your waiting vehicle.
Transfer to Kanha with private vehicle and driver. Approximate drive time 6 hrs.
Sprawling across 14 acres of forested landscape, the luxurious yet discreet Chitvan Jungle Lodge is tucked away remotely on the edge of Kanha National Park, it provides a tranquil, luxurious, and exclusive getaway. Chit’ means inner conscience or mind and ‘Van’ means forest, the underlying philosophy is all about channelizing ones mind to be in tune with nature. Keeping with the fundamentals of Kanha and the local community, almost every part of this suite only lodge has been made by hand from natural elements. The 12 luxurious suites are spread between 3 separate blocks - Prithvi, Jal, and Akash. It is designed with open facades and privacy in mind the luxurious suites with large glass windows offer guests uninterrupted views of the surrounding forests, hills, and farmlands. Each suite has a sit out with day bed, open shower, separate sitting area, and private terrace to enjoy romantic candle lit diners surrounded by the sounds of the nearby forest.
Air-conditioned accommodation. Morning tea and evening tea with biscuits, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning and evening jungle safaris in jeeps with a Naturalist Guide and all entrances pre-paid
Air-conditioned accommodation. Morning tea and evening tea with biscuits, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning and evening jungle safaris in jeeps with a naturalist guide and all pre-paid entrances.
Transfer to Nagpur airport with private vehicle and driver. Approximate drive time 6 hrs.
Enjoy your flight from Nagpur to Mumbai.
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Alton J Hundley ,
March 14, 2011
"Our trip to India was a wonderful and magical event! We owe our gratitude to Kensington Tours for making the trip run so smoothly. The guides were exceptionally friendly and caring towards our four year old son and our driver was absolutely amazing!"
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Glenn Dorfman ,
March 10, 2010
"Our two weeks in India and Nepal doing the Golden Triangle, Varanasi and the Ganges, and Kathmandu went precisely as planned. Airport greetings and transfers, the drivers and especially the guides were all just great; highly qualified, interesting and dedicated to see that you have an interesting and safe experience. I have many examples to share of this. The itinerary was perfect. We have no complaints at all. Would be glad to share more details with prospective travelers."
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Mohmud Kassam ,
February 24, 2010
"Very helpful from the beginning and helped us change our itinerary so many times until we got it right. We really appreciate your effort. All guides were somewhat knowledgeable. We found that they were not as forthcoming as we would have liked and therefore we had to ask many questions to get more out of them. They were however very pleasant and patient. Vehicles were excellent! We chose Kensington Tours because you gave us the option of a “private guided trip” which is exactly what we were looking for. We have been on many tours and did not want a tour package where we had to go with a big group. Overall our experience was very good. The trip was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation, cars and guides and agent reps were all very good and helpful. India was incredible!"
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Claudia Pedreira ,
February 09, 2010
"Sorry for the late response, I've been meaning to write to you since we came back to thank you so much for your assistance with coordinating our trip. India was such an amazing experience and truly a fascinating country. We appreciate the upgrades and the travel by private car as it made a difference in our trip. All three hotels were excellent and we found the local tour service to be prompt and very accommodating. I will certainly be using Kensington Tours again for any future travel. Thanks again!"
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