TIGERS & SLOTH BEARS OF CENTRAL INDIA

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Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Places Covered: Mumbai / Tadoba / Pench/ Satpura/ Delhi

Tour description: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12

A twelve day Tiger and Sloth Bear Safari, for anyone seeking to spent time in some of Central India's lesser known Wildlife Reserves and wanting to track these elusive mammals. This Safari takes you to 3 different National Parks , Tadoba, Pench and Satpura , where you get to experience 15 Jeep Safaris , giving you plenty of opportunity to photograph the Flora and Fauna of the Parks , track the various animals and birds in each park , and enjoy the forest experiences

Day 01 – Arrive Mumbai

Your Tigers & Sloth Bears of Central India tour starts with an arrival in to Mumbai, where you will be received at the airport by Trans India Holidays representative.  He will escort you to the Trident Nariman Point Hotel and will assist you with the check in formalities.


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Mumbai : Mumbai, earlier called as Bombay, is the commercial capital of India. It is also known as the "city that never sleeps". Mumbai is a perfect blend of culture, customs and lifestyle. Mumbai is India’s most cosmopolitan city, its financial powerhouse and the nerve center of India’s fashion industry and also the Hollywood of India, fondly called “Bollywood”. Mumbai is dotted with plenty of architectural landmarks from the Victorian era and the days of the Raj.

 

Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident, Nariman Point, is centrally situated in the heart of the shopping and business district. It is within walking distance from major corporate houses, entertainment, recreation and shopping centers, 5 minutes drive from the Gateway Of India and 10 minutes drive to the main Convention Centre. Well appointed rooms, many offering ocean views, with broadband and internet access, mini-bars, tea-coffee makers etc. Leisure facilities include a large swimming pool, fitness center and several restaurants and bars.


Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 02 – Fly Mumbai-Nagpur & Drive to Tadoba (125 kms/ 03 hrs)
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After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then be escorted to the airport in time to board flight for Nagpur. You will be met upon your arrival at Nagpur airport and drive straight to Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, the first National Park that you visit on your Tigers & Sloth Bears of Central India tour programme.


Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve : Located in the west of India, the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, is actually a combination of the Tadoba Reserve and the Andheri Sanctuary, and together they cover an area of 625 sq kilometers.  Declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1993, Tadoba has recently grown in popularity because of good Tiger sightings, and sightings of whole lot of other birds and animals including Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian Civet, jungle cats, sambar, spotted deer,  barking deer, chital, chausingha and neelgai.  
Upon arrival in Tadoba, check in at the Svasara Jungle Lodge.
Svasara Jungle Lodge located just 500 meters from the Kolara Gate of the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, is the best place to stay  for visiting the Tiger Reserve.  With 12 spacious well appointed Suites spread across a 10 acre area, it’s own safari jeeps and well trained Naturalists, Svasara promises a comfortable stay and great wildlife experience.

 

Overnight stay in Tadoba.


Day 03 – In Tadoba

Early morning & afternoon game safaris into the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Safaris in Tadoba are conducted using 4WD vehicles. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.


Day 04 -  In Tadoba

Early morning & afternoon game safaris into the Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Safaris in Tadoba are conducted using 4WD vehicles. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.


Day 05 –Drive Tadoba-Pench (230 kms/ 06 hrs)

The day begins with an early morning game safari into the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, again accompanied by an English speaking Naturalist. 

Later, you will drive to Pench, the next destination on your Tiger & Sloth Bear of Central India tour programme.

Bandhavgarh- Safaris, Wildlife Resorts Tour India Pench National Park - Pench National Park is one of the recent parks that comes under the canopy of Project Tiger in 1992 and is open to tourism. Since this forest had no visitors in the past, so the wildlife here is incredibly varied and visible. A beautiful area, where teak forest covers much of the vegetation and open grassland in an undulant land, at the foot of the Satpura Range. Washed by the Pench and Wainganga Rivers, it is a green and fertile area for several months of the year and provides a perfect environment for over 22 species of mammal, including sloth beer, leopard, tiger, deer and over 280 species of birds.

On your arrival in Pench, check in at the Pench Tree Lodge.
Pench Tree Lodge , located very close to the Karamjhiri Gate of the Pench National Park, is the best place to stay for visiting the Pench Tiger Reserve. Set in 16 hectares of a private  forest, accommodation at the Pench Tree Lodge is unique , as it consists of only 6 Tree House rooms, that are perched 18 ft above the ground.  The Tree houses with sit outs and large bay windows offer unique views of the surrounding forest and several resident animals.

 

Overnight in Pench.


Day 06 – In Pench

Morning and Afternoon Safaris into the Pench National Park. Game drives in Pench are conducted using 4WD vehicles. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.

Overnight in Pench.


Day 07 -  In Pench

Morning and Afternoon Safaris into the Pench National Park. Game drives in Pench are conducted using 4WD vehicles. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.

Overnight in Pench.


Day 08 - Drive Pench-Satpura (240 kms/ 06 hrs)

The day begins with an early morning game safari into the Pench National Park, again accompanied by an English speaking Naturalist. 
Later, drive to Satpura, the third and last National Park on your Tiger & Sloth Bear of Central India tour programme.

Ranthambore safari, Wildlife Resorts Tour India Satpura National Park : One of the least known and least visited Tiger Reserves of India , the Satpura National park can be called a hidden jewel.  Satpura has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and besides Tigers, the National park has Leopards, several types of Deer including Sambar, Chital and Antelopes, Wild Boar, Wild Dogs , as well as a wide variety of bird life. One of the features that makes Satpura unique is the fact that this is one of the few National Parks where Walking Safaris as well as Boat Safaris are available in addition to the regular Jeep Safaris.


On your arrival in Satpura, check in at the Forsyth Lodge. 


The Forsyth Lodge , located adjacent to the Madai Entrance of the National Park, is set in 44 acres of reclaimed forest, and has only 12 well appointed cottages , that are built and furnished in local style blending well with the surrounding landscape.


Overnight in Satpura.


Day 09 - In Satpura

Morning and Afternoon Safaris into the Satpura National Park. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.


Overnight in Satpura.


Day 10 -  In Satpura

Morning and Afternoon Safaris into the Satpura National Park. Naturalists with a thorough knowledge of the Flora and Fauna of the Park are available to enhance the experience.

Overnight in Satpura.


Day 11 - Drive Satpura-Bhopal (165 kms/ 03 hrs) & Fly to Delhi

The day begins with an early morning game safari into the Satpura National Park, again accompanied by an English speaking Naturalist. 
Later, drive to Bhopal airport in time to board your flight for Delhi. 

 

You will then again be received at the airport by our representative and will be escorted to The Lalit Hotel.  He will also assist you with the check in formalities.


The Lalit is a modern 5 star hotel, located just a short walk from the city centre. The Lalit has recently been completely refurbished, and it now offers modern comfortable rooms, and outdoor swimming pool, a modern Gym and Spa amongst it’s many facilities.

 

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 12 - Depart Delhi

Have a relaxed morning at your hotel, or take in some last minute shopping etc. After a 1200 hrs (noon) check out, you will be met by our representative at the hotel and will be assisted with check out formalities. He will then escort you to the airport for your flight back home.


Period / Category Deluxe
Valid from 01st Oct '18 to 15th Jun'19 USD 3114 per person
Valid from 01st Oct '17 to 15th Jun'18 Us$ 2980 per person
Domestic airfare Us$ 220 per person


Cities Deluxe
Mumbai Trident Nariman Point
Tadoba Svasaara Jungle Lodge
Pench Pench Tree Lodge
Satpura Forsyth Lodge
Delhi The Lalit

**Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December’18 and 05th January’2019.


Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing, bed & breakfast basis in Delhi and Mumbai, and on Full Board basis in Tadoba, Pench and Satpura.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Game rides as per the itinerary alongwith the services of an English speaking Naturalist and including entrance fee to the parks.
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