KANHA, BANDHAVGARH AND GOLDEN TRIANGLE 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

13 Days

Destinations Covered:- New Delhi – Raipur – Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur– New Delhi – Agra –  Jaipur – New Delhi – Fly Back

Tour Details

Wander through the rolling meadows of one of the best national parks for Tigers Safaris in India, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park along with the exploration of cultures of Golden Triangle. Having an essence of wildlife at each corner, the forests of Kanha and Bandhavgarh are a true delight for any wildlife enthusiast.

While on one hand, Kanha National Park stands famous for its rich flora and a galore of wildlife such as Wild Dogs, Tigers, and Sloth Bears along with other reptiles, on the other hand, Bandhavgarh National Park stands famous for high density of the big cat population – Tigers. Lose yourself in the beauty of the golden triangle which includes the bazaars of the pink city of Jaipur, the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, and finally bustling streets of Old Delhi with its historical monuments with a blend of tiger safari making it a complete package for cultural and wilderness experience.

Destinations Covered

Kanha National Park

Spread across an area of 2000 sq. km and covered with the thickets of Sal Forest, Kanha National Park is located at the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India. Inspiration for the Jungle Book, this national park is a home for the biggest Tigers in India, making it one of the best national parks to head for a safari. The meandering streams, rolling grasslands, and the wildlife of this national park help to paint a perfect picture of how humans and wildlife can co-exist in a harmony. Regarded as one of the best managed national parks for wildlife tourism, Namaah travels will help you to arrange an experience of a lifetime.

Popular Fauna at Kanha National Park: Tiger, Panther, Chital, Sambar, Barasingha, Blackbuck, Barking deer, Chousingha, Gaur, Langur, Wild pig, Jackal, Sloth bear, Wild dog. Reptiles: Python, Indian Cobra, Russell’s Viper, Indian Krait, Common Rat Snake, Common Skink, Indian Monitor, Fan Throated Lizard, and Indian Garden Lizard

Bandhavgarh National Park

Popularly addressed as the land of tigers, Bandhavgarh National Park is a perfect destination to travel especially for wildlife photographers. While this national park is known as one of the best national parks across the globe to spot tigers, it also provides a wide range of other tourist attractions such as Bandhavgarh Fort, Bandhavgarh Hill, Baghel Museum, Ancient Caves, etc. Head out for a full day, or half-day jeep safaris at Bandhavgarh National Park for an enchanting experience.

Popular Fauna at Bandhavgarh National Park: Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Gaur, the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, sloth bear, ratel, grey mongoose, striped hyena, jungle cat, etc. Mammals like dhole, the small Indian civet, palm squirrel, and lesser bandicoot rat and little grebe, egret, lesser adjutant, sarus crane, black kite, crested serpent eagle, black vulture, Egyptian vulture, common peafowl, red jungle fowl, dove, parakeet, Indian roller can also be found in abundance. Reptilian fauna includes cobra, krait, viper, rat snake, python, turtle, and several lizard varieties, including Varanus, etc.

Jaipur

The capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is famously addressed as the Pink city, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. Visitor attractions include the Birla Auditorium, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple, Sanghiji Jain temple and the Jaipur Zoo.

Agra

Located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra happens to be a major tourist spot for its most prized monument, the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favorite empress. With being a booming tourism industry, Agra is also famous for footwear, leather, and other manufacturing.

New Delhi

The capital of India, New Delhi is the largest commercial city in northern India. Home to several historic sites and museums, New Delhi serves as a major tourist attraction for witnessing the bustling streets of Old Delhi and signature monuments such as the Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, India Gate, etc. with a cultural twist to our tiger safari tours.

Itinerary

Arrive at New Delhi international airport where a Namaah travel representative will be present to greet and assist you on your blissful journey and help you transfer to the hotel. All the relevant details specific to the tour will be explained by our representative. handover all the travel-related documents and get assisted for your check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

After an early breakfast, head towards the airport for boarding a morning flight to Raipur. Meet our representative at the airport and drive towards your first destination, Kanha National Park which is 220 km away and will be a 4-hour drive.

Check-in at the lodge and head towards an afternoon jeep safari at Kanha National Park after having lunch. The dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Wake up early at 0500hrs and after a high tea session, proceed towards the morning jeep safari to the Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Lose yourself in the thickets of sal and bamboo forests that are spread over an area of 940 Km2

The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). This Tiger Reserve became a major inspiration for Rudyard Kipling to write the “Jungle Book”. A great host for flora and fauna, this national park in India is the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, Bhoorsingh the Barasingha.

Your packed breakfast that comes from the lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your meal in the wilderness of Kanha and continue to stick your eyes for the elusive Tiger in the energizing and fresh environment of the Kanha National Park.

Mark your return from the breathtaking safari at around 1130hrs and freshen up for a delicious lunch.

Depart for an afternoon jeep safari at Kanha National Park. Return at 6 pm from safari. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

A new day for the adventure and exploration of wildlife at Kanha National Park. Head out for a morning jeep safari through the forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley. The park harbors around 38 species of mammals with some famous inhabitants such as gaur (world’s largest cattle), Sambar (the largest Indian deer), Chausingha (world’s only four-horned antelope), sloth bear, Indian wild dog (also addressed as Dhole), an occasional Leopard, etc.

The park is not only a breeding place for mammals but as many as 300 species of birds inhabit the park including the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and the Red-wattled lapwings.

Depart for the afternoon jeep safari at the Kanha tiger reserve and return at 6 pm. Dinner and overnight stay are at the lodge.

After a Morning jeep safari to the Kanha national park, an early lunch is arranged post which you are departed for Bandhavgarh National Park, your next destination on this awe-inspiring journey. With a distance of 280kms, after a drive of 5-6-hours, you will reach your destination and on arrival, check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

All-day meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served at the lodge with morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the Bandhavgarh national park.

Bandhavgarh happens to be the discovery palace for the famous White Tigers of Rewa and is well known for its high tiger density. Apart from the national animal of India, you will get a chance to witness other wild attractions – Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc.

With at least 22 mammal species and a vast set of about 250 bird species that are found in the park, Bandhavgarh is a great destination to spot other animals like, are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, and turtles. The two-primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur – inhabit Bandhavgarh.

The dinner and overnight stay are at the Lodge.

All-day meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are arranged at the lodge. Head out for morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the national park.

Bandhavgarh: A historical place that has been popular amongst the people for over 2000 years, Bandhavgarh has its mentions in the ancient books – the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. With a long-ruling history of various dynasties who are said to have ruled the fort, became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve. This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights. At independence, Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968.

Your overnight stay is arranged at the lodge.

After a morning jeep safari in the Bandhavgarh National Park, you are transferred to Jabalpur airport post having lunch. Board a flight at 1630 hrs and arrive in New Delhi at 1840 hrs. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

After an eased breakfast, drive towards Agra which is located 220kms away and is a 4-hour drive. Check in to a hotel and your visit to Mehtab Bagh to see the Taj Mahal is scheduled at sunset.

Mehtab Bagh, popularly addressed as the Moonlight Garden is a charbagh complex in Agra, North India. It lies north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains. The garden complex, square in shape, measures about 300 by 300 meters (980 ft × 980 ft) and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank. During the rainy season, the ground becomes partially flooded.

At sunrise, proceed to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France, and Italy and some 20,000 laborers worked for 17 years to build this masterpiece.

After relaxed breakfast, proceed to visit the red sandstone Agra Fort that stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir, and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Note: The Taj is closed on Friday.

Check out from the hotel.

Later, drive to Jaipur – 235 kms/5-hours and on arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 :
Jaipur

This morning you will drive 11 km to the outskirts of the city stop at Jal Mahal to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory, or Jai Mahal.

Later visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds, and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has been an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments, and many other arts and crafts. Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of the pink city, haggling, and souvenir-hunting in the evening.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Jaipur.

After a relaxed breakfast, drive back to New Delhi covering a distance of 260 km, approximately 5 hrs. drive. Transfer to your hotel near to the airport.

Includes

  • Accommodation in New Delhi, Jaipur, and on the bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Kanha and Bandhavgarh on the room, all meals, and safari basis
  • Your entrance and guide charges in Kanha and Bandhavgarh
  • Guide and monument charges in Agra, Jaipur
  • 6 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Kanha
  • 5 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Bandhavgarh
  • Assistance at airport and hotels
  • All land transfers in air-conditioned Toyota Innova car
  • All currently applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Still / video camera fee in national parks and Monuments (as on date the cameras are free in the parks)
  • Expenses of personal nature like Tips, Mineral water, soft drink, smokes, liquor, laundry, and telephone calls
  • International airfare and domestic
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Please note that any changes in entrance fees or government taxes will be payable extra and the same will be advised to you if applicable

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KANHA, BANDHAVGARH AND GOLDEN TRIANGLE 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS
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