Tigers of Central India


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


Recommend Extensions & Excursions
  • Full day Delhi Sightseeing
  • Full day Bhopal Sightseeing and visit to Sanchi
  • Enroute Sightseeing to Bhimketa - pre historic paintings and caves
  • Half Day Khajuraho Sightseeing

14 Days & 13 Nights


Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 3,235.00

Luxury: $ 3,880.00

*Price based on 2 Adults travelling together

This 15 Days itinerary includes Tigers safaris of Central India covering all the tiger reserves located in the Madhya Pradesh. It includes Satpura, Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna National Parks. Safari with the Earth Safari.

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 Hotel

Meals: None 

Day 2:
Delhi - Bhopal - Satpura National Park

This early morning, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your morning flight to Bhopal where you will be met by our local representative and driven to Satpura National Park (165 Km/3 hrs) located in district Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh in India. It gets the name from Satpura hill ranges (Mahadeo hills). It covers an area of 524 km2 (202 sq mi).  The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. The altitude ranges from 300 to 1,352 metres (980 to 4,436 ft). It has Dhoopgarh peak as high as 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) and the almost level plains of Churna.


Later after relaxing lunch at the resort, you will   set out for afternoon jeep safari to seek the treasures of Satpura National Park


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnner


Day 3:
Satpura National Park

Start your day with early morning Jeep safari in search of treasures of Satpura National Park is a unique ecosystem very rich in biodiversity. The fauna comprises tiger, leopard, sambar, chital, Bhedki, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, bison (gour), wild boar, wild dog, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer, Indian Giant squirrel etc. There are a variety of birds. Hornbills and peafowl are the common birds.

 Return to resort for breakfast.  Relax in the afternoon before heading out on your second Game drive. 


Overnigh at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnner


Day 4:
Satpura - Pench National Park

Following to your morning  jeep safari  and breakfast, you will be driven to Pench National Park (240 Km/ 6hrs) 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.


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnner

Day 5:
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 Dinnner

Day 6:
Pench - Kanha National Park

Following to your morning Game drive and 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 Dinnner



Day 7:
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 Dinnner


Day 8:
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 9:
Kanha - Bandhavgarh National PArk

Following to your morning Game drive and 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. 


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnner

Day 10:
Bandhavgarh National Park

You have two full days to explore Bandhavgarh National park by two  Game drives per day. Early morning wakeup call followed by tea and head for morning game drive. 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.  Return late morning tto the lodge ann enjoy hot breakfast. Next few hours is at leisure. Around 2:30pm after lunch head on for thedays second game drive.


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnner

Day 11:
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 12:
Bandhavgarh - Panna National Park

After the early morning jeep safari return to your lodge. After leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to Panna National Park (240Km/5hrs) located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It has an area of 542.67 km2 (209.53 sq mi). It was declared in 1994 as the twenty second Tiger reserve of India and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh,  Panna was given the Award of Excellence in 2007 as the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism of India. 


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 13:
Panna National Park

Your day will start with a morning wake-up call and tea before your proceed for your morning game drive in the Panna National Park, home to the tiger, chital, chinkara, sambhar and sloth bear. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the Bar-headed Goose, Honey Buzzard, King Vulture and Blossom-headed Parakeet.


Late morning return to lodge for breakfast.  Relax till the afternoon and after lunch, around 3 pm head out on your second game drive.


Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 14:
Panna - Khajuraho - New Delhi - Departure

Early morning head on for morning Jeep safari, return late morning and after breakfast you will be driven to Khajuraho (40 Km/1 hr) 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 PalaceThe Imperial
Taj Palace
Satpura National Park Reni Pani Jungle Lodge Reni Pani Jungle Lodge
Denwa Backwater Escape
The Oberoi Taj PalaceReni Pani Jungle Lodge
Denwa Backwater Escape
Pench National Park Tathastu
Pench Jungle Camp
Tuli Tiger Corridor The Oberoi Taj PalaceBaghvan - Taj Safaris
Kanha National Park 7 Tigers Resort
Infinity Resort
Bagh Villas
Kanha Earth Lodge
Flame of the Forest
Singinawa Jungle Lodge
The Oberoi Taj PalaceBanjar Tola - Taj Safaris
Bandhavgarh National Park Aranyak Resort
Infinity Resort
Bandhav Vilas
Kings Lodge

Tree House Hideaway
The Oberoi Taj PalaceMahua Kothi - Taj Safaris
Samode Safari Lodge
Panna National Park Ken River Lodge Sarai at Toria The Oberoi Taj PalacePashan Garh - Taj Safaris

  • 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 

  • 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 for afternoon safari 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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