Bengal Tigers and Beaches of Goa

Weather

Climate in India varies greatly, from the arid deserts of Rajasthan to the cool highlands of Assam, allegedly the wettest place on earth. But basically India has a three-season year - the hot, the wet and the cool. The heat starts to build up on the northern plains around February and by April it becomes quite hot. The first signs of the monsoon appear in May, with high humidity, short rainstorms and violent electrical storms. The monsoon rains begin around June in the extreme south and sweep north to cover the whole country by early July. The main monsoon comes from the southwest, but the southeastern coast is affected by the short and surprisingly wet northeastern monsoon, which brings rain from mid-October to the end of December. The main monsoon ends around October, and India's northern cities become crisp at night in December. In the far south, where it never gets cool, the temperatures are comfortably warm rather than hot.

What To Pack
  • Safari Hats
  • Clothing in neutral colors
  • A safari jacket
  • Comfortable safari shoes
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras, Lenses, Memory Cards, Batteries and Lens Cleaner
  • Small bean bag
  • Plug adaptors
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Passport
  • Guide books
  • Your itinerary

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Duration

12 Days & 11 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 2,125.00

Luxury: $ 2,590.00

Along with the excitement of tigers of Central India Bandhavgarh and Kanha we combine the magic of Goa beaches. Bandhavgarh has one of the highest densities of Bengal tigers known in the world. Kanha National Park is the biggest park in Madhya Pradesh, India and has significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book.  No place in the world could be better than Goa’s spectacular beaches to be lazy. With palm-tree groves on one side of the white sands and gently lapping waves on the other, the best of the beaches live up to your image of a tropical paradise. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in New Delhi

Meet and greet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport by The Earth Safari representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing be driven to your city hotel for check-in.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  None 

Day 2:
New Delhi - Full Day Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, head on for full day guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. First we will be visit Old Delhi, build by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shanjehan known as Shahjehanabad during Mughal rule.  Here you will  first visit the largest Mosque of Asia Jama Masjid  and there upon enjoy rickshaw ride  through the narrow bylanes of Shahjehanabad , will give you an glimpse of the bygone era, followed by visit to and Red fort build by the same emperor.  Later visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.  Than have lunch at city restaurant. After Lunch, you visit Humayun Tomb- also called precursor of Taj Mahal, followed by drive through the Luyten Delhi, where you will have glimpse of  British era,  with short stop at India gate, memorial built in the memory of Soldiers who died in First world war. Lastly visit Qutab Minar, the tallest and famous towers in the world, also famous for its architecture, history, design.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 3:
New Delhi - Fly to Jabalpur - Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park

Today early morning you will be transferred to airport to board your flight to Jabalpur. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Bandhavgarh National Park(165km/4hr).
Bandhavgarh National Park is a park with a rich historical past. Prior to becoming a national park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas and their guests. It has the highest density of Bengal tigers known in the world, and is home to some famous named individual tigers. Charger, an animal so named because of his habit of charging at elephants and tourists (whom he nonetheless did not harm), was the first healthy male known to be living in Bandhavgarh since the 1990s. The female tigress called Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geographic, is considered the most photographed tiger in the world. The 105 km² of park area open to tourists was reported to have 22 tigers, a density of one tiger for every 4.77 km². (Population estimation exercise 2001). The population of tigers in the park in 2012 is about 44-49. There is a saying about the Park that goes: "In any other Park, You are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don't see (at least) one."

Upon arrival, check in to your jungle resort.

After lunch at the resort, you will head on for afternoon jeep safari into the Bandhavgarh national park.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 4 & 5:
Bandhavgarh National Park

You have two full days to explore Bandhavgarh National park. Our local naturalists are extremely knowledgeable about park and the tiger movements since they grew up there and spent many years working as a naturalist. Having a couple days ensures tiger sightings and if you are lucky may catch a glimpse of them playing, hunting, sleeping and drinking.   

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:
Bandhavgarh - Drive to Kanha National Park

After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After relaxing breakfast, you will be driven to Kanha National Park, nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian highlands. The national park is is one of the finest wildlife areas in the world. Spreading across two districts of Mandala and Kalaghat, was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933.  This Park has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, outstanding creation- "The Jungle Book".  The Kanha National Park is home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects and has fascinated many travelers around the corners of the world.

 

 Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Days 7 & 8:
Kanha National Park

You have two full days to explore Kanha National park. Early morning proceed for Jeep safari in search of tigers and other wildlife. Kanha is famous for its considerable tiger population.  Other than tiger, leopards, wild dogs, wild cat, fox and the jackal are commonly seen at Kanha.  Return to resort for breakfast.

Relax in the afternoon before heading out on your second jeep safari. Spending so much of your day in the park means you will come across a huge diversity of wildlife.  

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9:
Kanha National Park - Drive to Jabalpur - Fly to Goa via Mumbai

Early morning, you will be driven to Jabalpur airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival connect to your flight to Goa, Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Goa.

Goa is a state which is gifted with incredible natural beauty; from her beaches and gently rolling hill to her vegetation and animal life. To protect some of this natural beauty from rush of modern development; Goa has set aside four wild-life sanctuaries nested in the wooded areas of in-land Goa. The rich varied and vibrant avenues are available to nature lovers, bird-watchers and wildlife. Together wildlife covers an area of 755 square km, or around 60 per cent of forest area and 20 per cent of the geographical area of the state.

 

Overnight at the Beach Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Days 10 & 11:
Goa

Enjoy two full days at leisure at the white sandy beaches of Goa.

 

Overnight at the Beach Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 12:
Goa - Departure

Today after leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Goa International Airport in time to board your flight back home. Depart India with exciting and sweet memories of your wildlife trip to India.

 

Meals:  Breakfast

End of Safari

Our Choice Of Lodges, Camps & Hotels
Destination Standard Luxury High-End
Goa Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort
Double Tree Hilton
Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort





Lemon Tree Hotel
Taj Fort Aguada
Taj Holiday Village
Taj Exotica
Taj Fort Aguada
Taj Holiday Village
Taj Exotica
Kanha National Park Kanha Eco Village Resort
Infinity Resorts
Tuli Tiger Resort
Kanha Earth Lodge
Flame of the Forest
Singhinwa Jungle Lodge
Taj Safaris, Banjaar Tola
Bandhavgarh National Park Nature Heritage Resort
Infinity Resorts
Ecolux Bagh Sarai
Kings Lodge
Bandhav Vilas
Samode Safari Lodge
Taj, Safaris, Mahua Kothi
New Delhi The Hans
The Iris Park
The Maidens
Le Meridian
The Oberoi
Taj Palace Hotel

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Inclusions
  • Domestic Airfare & Train fare.
  • Meeting & Assistance by ‘The Earth Safari' representative at Airports & Railway Stations.
  • All park entrance fees and game drives.
  • Full board accommodation as specified.
  • All airport transfers.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide.
  • Entrance fees to places of visits including Monuments and Museums if any as per the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during the safari.
  • All Game Drives in an open 4X4 Safari vehicle.
  • All road transfers and sightseeing in a chauffeur driven AC Luxury vehicle.
  • Applicable government taxes. 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare and Taxes.
  • Optional activities like boat rides, cultural visits, walking safaris etc.
  • Extras at the lodges or tented camps i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tipping.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Any other item not included in itinerary. 

Important Notes
  • Quoted prices are indicative only.
  • Flights & Train’s costs included in the itinerary are based on advance purchase fares. These are subject to change and availability.
  • Bandhavgarh & Kanha National Parks are closed for afternoon safaris on Wednesdays.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to change the hotels, lodges to similar category in case of no availability.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to reroute the itinerary in case of non-availability of Flight/ Train tickets or other reasons of similar nature.
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed onto you.
  • There are limited safari vehicles allowed to enter in the national parks and are most difficult to book at a short notice. Please book your tour much in advance.
  • The published price is not applicable during the Christmas and the New Year period.
  • Check-in and check-out time at all hotels is 12 noon unless otherwise specified.
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