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Leaves don't rustle! Water doesn't trickle! Grasses stop to move! Even the wind pauses to hold its breath and watch the drama unfold! Then all of a sudden the Jungle springs to life! Langurs groan. Branches of trees begin to swing under their springing jumps. Fleeting hooves rustle the grass. Heavy bodies splash the water. Spotted Deers let out the alarm call. Let it be known - the King is here - "Hail, the King!" Lesser creatures flee. The King sweeps a gaze over his Kingdom. Period. Utter silence. The show begins.

Leopard & Tiger Tour

Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights

Destinations : Mumbai - Nagpur - Pench - Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Agra - Delhi


Gateway Of India, Mumbai Travel Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai by an International flight.

Mumbai (Bombay) is the vibrant and pulsating capital of Maharashtra. For over a century, Mumbai has been a commercial and industrial centre of India with a magnificent harbour, imposing multi-storeyed buildings, crowded thoroughfares, busy markets, shopping centres and beautiful tourist spots. The British acquired Mumbai from the Portuguese in 1665 and handed it over to the East India company in 1671 for a handsome annual rent of Sterling Pounds 10 in Gold !. Later, these seven islands were joined together by causeways and bridges in 1862.
Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning: Visit the 19th century Jain Temple with its silver doors, the Kamala Nehru Park and the Ferozshah Mehta Gardens known as the Hanging Gardens of Bombay and the Towers of Silence where the Parsis dispose their dead. Visit Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi spent 17 years of his life working for the freedom of India. The Prince of Wales Museum has an excellent collection of miniatures (closed on Mondays).

Afternoon at leisure (No vehicle at disposal)
Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 3: Mumbai - Nagpur - Pench
Morning departure transfer from the hotel to the airport to board flight (9W 111: 0710 / 0825 hrs) to Nagpur.

Meeting on arrival at Nagpur airport and drive to Pench (275 kms / 7 hrs) Elephant Safari, Pench Travel

Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench river which flows from north to south through the Pench National Park. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh.

Overnight in Pench.

Day 4: Pench
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Camp.

In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, nilgai are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs up to 15 of wild dog can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve. Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth beer occupy hilly, rocky out crops and favour mahul bel infested forest.
Overnight in Pench.

Day 5: Pench
Langoors are very common in Pench, whereas the Rhesus monkeys may be seen occasionally on the fringes. Pench boasts of, more than 210 species of birds that include several migratory ones also. Commonly seen are Peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Crow pheasant, Crimson breasted barbet, Redvented bulbul, Racket tailed drongo, Magpie robin and lesser whistling teal.

Day 6: Pench - Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at the Camp .

After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh (325 kms). On arrival check in at the resort.

The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life.

Tiger, Bandhavgarh Travel The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Badhavgarh which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 7: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

The Forest Department has devised an ingenuous system of tracking the tiger at this Park. Every day, early in the morning, elephants and their "Mahouts" (drivers) are sent out into the jungle, in search of the Tiger. Once it has been sighted, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the visitors in their jeeps, who are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush, to see the elusive Tiger.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 8: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 9: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Taj Mahal, Agra Travel Packages Day 10: Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Agra - Delhi
Breakfast and Lunch at the Lodge.
Morning proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.
Late afternoon drive to Umaria railway station (45 Kms) to board Kalinga Utkal Express to Agra.
Board the train at 1930 hrs.
Overnight enroute on board the train. Move to Delhi by Flight / Train Delhi for onward Journey.


Park Timings :
( Winter ) 6 AM to 12 PM & 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM
(Summer) 6 AM to 10 AM & 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM



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