Call of the Tiger

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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  • Sightseeing in New Delhi
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  • Visit to Khajuraho
Duration

13 Days & 12 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 2,695.00

Luxury: $ 3,240.00

"Call of the Tiger" package takes you through the major tiger reserves in Central India. Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve is like a Heaven for Wild life enthusiasts and is also known as the 'Jewel of Vidarbha'. Pench and Kanha National Park were the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, outstanding creation- "The Jungle Book” and Bandhavgarh National park- famous for the highest tiger population in India and once home to the female tigress called Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geographic. It was considered the most photographed tiger in the world.

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 - Tadoba Andheri tiger Reserve

This early morning, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your morning flight to Nagpur where you will be met by our local representative and driven to  Tadoba Andheri tiger Reserve  (125 Km/3 hrs) covers the area of 625.4 square kilometers. Tadoba reserve covers the Chimur Hills, and the Andhari sanctuary covers Moharli and Kolsa ranges. It’s bounded on the northern and the western side by densely forested hills. Thick forests are relieved by smooth meadows and deep valleys as the terrain slopes from north to south. Cliffs, talus and caves provide refuge for several animals. The two forested rectangles are formed of Tadoba and Andhari range.  It is home to Bengal tiger and other mammals i.e. Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian Civet, jungle cats, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, chital, chausingha and neelgai.

Rest of the day is free to relax in beautiful surroundings and opportunity to explore the natural beauty.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3:
Tadoba Andheri tiger Reserve

Your day starts with morning wake-up call and morning tea, than head on for morning game drive. Tadoba is one of the best kept secrets among the wildlife parks in India, is an unspoilt gem with a comparatively low number of vehicles visiting the park. As well as tiger, there are many other animals and birds in the park, including wild dog and gaur. Late morning return to your lodge, where hot breakfast awaits you. Relax   and enjoy the natural beauty around. After delicious lunch around 3 pm  head on for the second Game drive of  the day.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:
Tadoba Andheri tiger Reserve

Wake up to mornig wake-up call and enjoy tea before you head for the morning Game drive to Tadoba Tiger Reserve home to  Indian leopards, sloth bears, gaur, nilgai, dhole, striped hyena, small Indian Civet, jungle cats, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, chital, and chausingha other than royal tige. Return late morning to  resort, where the hote breakfast awaits you.  Relax in the afternoon and after luch around 2pm head on for days second game drive.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5:
Tadoba - Pench National Park

Following you morning game drive, you will be driven to Pench National Park (230km/6 hrs), located in the Southern slopes of the Satpura ranges of Central India. The river Pench, which splits the National Park into two, forms the lifeline of the Park. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Several natural history books like R. A. Strendale's 'Seonee - Camp life in Satpura Hills,' Forsyth's 'Highlands of Central India' and Dunbar Brander's 'Wild Animals of Central India' explicitly present the detailed panorama of nature's abundance in this tract.  Strendale's semi-autobiographical 'Seonee' was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:
Pench National Park

Start your day with early morning Game Drive in the National Park. Make sure to put on warm clothes as it can be cold in the morning.  Apart from Tigers, one can easily spot animals like Gaur, Sambhars, Blue bulls, Macaque, Langur, Wild boar, Bears and Wild dogs here.

 

You will return to the lodge late morning for breakfast.  The next few hours are yours to relax or relax by the pool which is perfect in the heat of the day. Around 3 pm you will head back in to the park for your second game drive of the day.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7:
Pench - Kanha National Park

After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After relaxing breakfast, you will be driven to Kanha National Park (200Km/5hrs), 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

Day 8:
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

Wake to  the wae up call and enjoy the morning tea before  you head on for moning Game drive. Return Late morning to resort  where the hote breakfast awaites you..

Relax  at the resort or explore the surroundings at your own pace. Later in the afternoon after lunch head on for the  day's second Game drive.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10:
Kanha - Bandhavgarh National Park

After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to Bandhavgarh National Park (240Km/5hrs) 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."

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11:
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 12:
Bandhavgarh National Park

Wake up  with the morning wake-up call, followed by tea, before you head on for the morning game drive.into th tiger reserve, the natural abode of the variant of wild species. Catching the amazing glimpses of these majestic creatures are incredible. A closer look to  the royal tigers and making a safe and visible glare  will complete your jungle safari in a true sense.return Late morning, and enjoy hot breakfast.  Relax or enjoy the natural beauty round. later in the afternoon after lunch around 3pm head on for the day's second game drive.   

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13:
Bandhavgarh - New Delhi - Departure

Early morning head on for morning Jeep safari, return late morning and after breakfast you will be driven to Jabalpur Airport (165 Km/3½ hrs) for your flight to Delhi.  Upon arrival you will be transffered to the 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
New Delhi Hotel Iris park
The Hans Plaza
Le Meridien, New Delhi
The Maidens
The Oberoi
Taj Palace
Tadoba Andhari-Tiger Reserve Serai Tiger
Irai Safari Retreat
Svasara Resort
Tiger Trail's Jungle Lodge
Pench National Park Pench Jungle Camp Tuli Tiger Corridor Baghvan - Taj Safaris
Kanha National Park Kanha Village Eco Resort
7 Tigers Resort
Infinity Resort
Kanha Earth Lodge
Flame of the Forest
Singinawa Jungle Lodge
Banjar Tola - Taj Safaris
Bandhavgarh National Park Nature Heritage Resort
Infinity Resort
Kings Lodge
Bandhav Vilas
Tree House Hideaway
Mahua Kothi - Taj Safaris
Samode Safari Lodge

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Inclusions
  • Domestic Airfare
  • 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 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 and Pench National Parks are closed on Wednesdays.
  • Tadoba National Park is closed on Tuesdays.
  • 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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