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Tadoba, Pench & Kanha Safari Tour Package – Covid Safe

09 Nights/10 Days

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About Tadoba, Pench & Kanha Tiger Safari

Dive into the chapter of the Jungle Book with a tiger safari tour through Pench and Tadoba national park. It’s a wildlife excursion where animals, birds and plants galore as you witness the stunning visuals and the real life characters that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s famous fable. The panoramic beauty of the Central Highlands has been vividly described by a British Officer by the name of Captain James Forsyth during the colonial era where he witnessed wildlife coexist in the midst of one of the finest habitats of India.
The two national parks in India are known to shelter the likes of Tigers, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Wild Dogs and Honey Badgers apart from many more. With breathtaking views in the expanse of this outback, one can feel the sense of timelessness as they gain a hands on experience of doing a tiger safari in India.
Pench and Tadoba National Park are two of the easiest parks to travel to, if you wish to explore wildlife and Tigers in particular, with less time on hand. Unlike other parks which take a minimum 5-hour drive from major airports or an overnight train journey, these two are only a flight and 2 hour drive away. These two parks are however avoidable on the weekends for the same reason, i.e. proximity to the city of Nagpur. It attracts a lot of weekend tourism in the resorts. Though it does not impact the national parks as the safari permits are limited.
The oldest protected forest of Maharashtra, Tadoba is a quaint little jungle with beautiful hilly terrains on its north and west side and the pristine, perennial Todoba Lake in the centre. It used to be a little known forest, occasionally visited by the few nature enthusiasts who wanted a wilderness experience off the beaten track. Quite recently tiger numbers and sightings shot up the roof and Tadoba National Park made its place among the biggest names in the tiger circuit.
Tadoba is now known for some of the best Tiger sightings while on a tiger safari in India, but Pench is far behind. It attracts other unique wildlife like Indian Grey Wolves, Indian Wild Dogs, and other prey base. The size of prey base in Pench is perhaps the largest in the country, and the male Tigers of Pench are also second only to Kanha as far as size is concerned. It offers a great birding experience too, for those interested in birding. There is lot to see and tick on your bird lists. Indian Gaur, Sambar Deer, Jackals, Crocodiles, Sloth Bears are some other attractions in these two parks.
The Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh and spread across the districts of Mandala and Kalaghat. With over 362 sq. miles of dense natural beauty, the Kanha National Park has been declared a highly valuable wildlife sanctuary. The park sets a great example in terms of excellent tourism management and conservation efforts when compared to the other wildlife reserves in India. Of course, the real reason why you would consider a Kanha national park safari is to spot the majestic tiger. And this park never fails to disappoint. Embarking on a tiger safari at the Kanha National Park promises a picturesque view of the landscape, one especially being Bamni Dadar, where you can catch a glimpse of the sunset in its full glory.

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Parks to Visit on the Pench, Tadoba & Kanha Tour

Tadoba National Park

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Tadoba is a dry deciduous forest with mostly teak and bamboo trees, with some grasslands and mixed dry forests. This type of vegetation is responsible for better visibility throughout the forest and hence good game viewing, especially during the dry months, making tiger sightings a lot better while on a tiger safari tour here. Some man-made water holes in this dry area act like magnets for wildlife in the hot months too. Tadoba is contiguous with Andhari wildlife sanctuary, thus providing a larger area of protected land for wildlife. Besides tigers, there are good chances of viewing the sloth bear, leopard and wild dogs. Another special thing about Tadoba is that it is open throughout the year and the monsoon specials can be enjoyed here while most other parks are closed.
A tiger safari tour in Tadoba takes you back to the past and expedites the process of your first tiger-sighting. Tadoba is simply a calm and perfect spot to vacation in, take your long-dreamt of safari and sight your first live tiger.

Pench National Park - Tiger Reserve

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Located between Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, this popular tiger reserve is home to close to 40 exotic cat species. A unique experience of travelling in the wild that only gets more exhilarating as you move further deep into the jungle. A few miles into the jungle, the route takes through the pristine waters of River Pence and exciting off-road terrain.

Kanha National Park - Tiger Reserve

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A prominent tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park is touted to be one of the finest wildlife spots in India. Spread over an area of nearly 940 sq. km in the Maikal chain of hills, many tourists have found themselves enchanted by the sheer beauty of the dense forests and the diversity of wildlife species found in this jungle.

Popular Fauna in Pench, Tadoba and Kanha National Park

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Royal Bengal Tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger is considered by many naturalists as one of the most powerful apex predators. You catch a glimpse of this big cat in action at Pench National Park as well as in Tadoba National Park. While Kanha National Park is famous for its big male tigers, in Pench National Park you will hear whispers of the beloved ‘Collarwaali’ and her cubs. Her tales resound the gorges of the beautiful forest land and continue to pave a path for Pench’s ever-growing fame.
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Wild Dog

Charismatic carnivores like tigers and leopards have always been an eye-catching sight for all the wildlife buffs, yet the broad list of fauna has many more jewels. One of them being an endangered species of dog – Wild dog or Dhole. Wild dogs have been romping around the planet for over 12,000 years now, which means they have been hanging around since the Pleistocene period, also known as the Last Ice Age. The term ‘Dholes’ originated from the ancient Asiatic origin; which means “reckless” or “daring”, and it did fit in with their unbridled, courageous personalities. Dhole is a sleek, reddish-brown medium sized dog that measures up to around 20 inches with a bushy black tail which adds up to a foot and half.
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Indian Leopard

Another big, beautiful cat you should keep your eyes peeled for is the leopard. Along with the Bengal tiger, the leopard is another equally impressive apex predator and has evolved to be a highly skillful tree climber, keeping an eye out for these wild cats perched on trees scattered across the terrain.
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Sloth Bear

Native to the Indian subcontinent, the sloth bear is a rather unique cross between a sloth and an Asian black bear. Its shaggy fur and lanky appearance gave the animal its name. Amazingly, the sloth bear, despite being predominantly a creature of the wild, has a history of being tamed and used as performing animals in circuses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nagpur – Tadoba National Park (Flight + 150 kms/3 hrs drive)

On arrival at the Nagpur International Airport, you will be received by our driver with your name card, after which you will depart for Tadoba National Park, covering a distance of a 150 kms / 3-hour drive. On arrival, check into the Lodge and post lunch, head out for your first Afternoon Jeep Safari to the national park. On return, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 2: In Tadoba National Park

The day entails all meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Lodge and Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safaris in the national park.
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a rare jungle jewel amongst India’s leading tiger reserves and national parks. It is affably called the Land of the Tigers, due to its high tiger density. Recent estimates indicate a population of around 64 tigers over a rich jungle spread over 625 square kilometers. Visitors report frequent Tiger and wild dog sightings which the park is famous for.
In general, the park offers plenty of opportunities for close encounters of the wildlife kind which also include: Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian Bison), Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Pig, Four Horned Antelope, Flying Squirrel, and more. Over 195 species of birds include the Crested Serpent Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Paradise Flycatcher, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, the shy Jungle Fowl, and much more. Overnight stay at the Lodge.

Day 3: Tadoba National Park

The day entails all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Lodge and Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safaris in the national park.
Densely forested hills form the northern and western boundary of the tiger reserve. The elevation of the hills ranges from 200m to 350m. To the southwest is 300 acre Tadoba lake which acts as a buffer between the park’s forest and the extensive farmland which extends up to Irai water reservoir. This lake is a perennial water source which offers good habitat for Muggar crocodiles to thrive. Other wetland areas within the reserve include the Kolsa lake and Andhari river.
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. The south part of the park is less hilly.
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Day 4: Tadoba – Pench (200 kms/3 hrs drive)

Wake before sunrise for your Morning Jeep Safari to the national park and after early lunch depart for Pench, covering close to 250 kms, with a 5-hour drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Followed by Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Day 5 & 6: Pench National Park

The day entails all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Lodge and Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safaris in the national park. With a total area of 758 Sq. kms of this tropical moist deciduous forest and tropical dry deciduous teak, the landscape encompasses a number of streams and ‘nallahs’, most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up in April end, a number of water pools locally known as ‘dohs’ are found here which serve as water holes for the animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period.
As a prey concentration of Spotted Deer is high along the Pench River, tiger usually inhabits and frequents this belt. Leopards though generally operate in the peripheral areas but have been increasingly sighted in the deep forest as well. Jungle cats are common here.
In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on open sites such as grasslands, banks of rivers and the reservoir. Jackals have a good stronghold within the Park. There’s also a chance of seeing packs of up to 15 or more Wild Dogs 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 Bears occupy the rocky areas and favour the Mahua and Bel infested forest. Chinkara is present in very small numbers and can be seen in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.
Asian Paradise Fly Catcher - male
langurs at national park of india

Day 7: Pench – Kanha (210 kms/4-5 hrs drive)

For the last day in Pench, head out for your Morning Jeep Safari to the national park. After lunch drive to Kanha national park, covering a distance of 210 kms that takes 5 hrs to reach. On arrival check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Kanha.

Day 8 & 9: In Kanha National Park

Wake up before sunrise with a morning beverage and proceed for the Morning Jeep Safari to the National park.
Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over an area of 940 sq km in a dramatic natural splendor which forms the core area of the Tiger Reserve. Established in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare Hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). This is the ‘Kipling country’ of which Rudyard wrote about so vividly in his Jungle Book. Enjoy your packed breakfast from the Lodge, which will be served at a designated spot, spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle.
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The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley respectively form Kanha’s western and eastern halves. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programs have been launched for the protection of the park’s fauna and flora. Kanha boasts of about 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the Gaur, the largest of the world’s bovine; the Sambar, India’s largest deer; the Chausingha, which is the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai or Blue Bull, the Sloth Bear, the Dholes, or Indian Wild Dogs, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, Black Ibis, raptors, owls, and woodpeckers, to name a few.
Continue your search for the elusive Tiger and soak in the fresh, revitalizing environment of the Sal forest. Return from Safari around 1130hrs. Freshen up as lunch is served. Post lunch, depart for your Afternoon Jeep Safari to Kanha National Park. Return at 6pm from your safari, followed by dinner and an overnight stay at the Lodge.

Day 10: Kanha – Nagpur – Fly Back (270 kms/6 hrs drive + flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Nagpur international airport to board your flight back home or towards an onward destination.

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Roseate House

New Delhi

Roseate House New Delhi is a contemporary upscale hotel stationed in the capital’s only hospitality district, Aerocity. Roseate House New Delhi combines lineage and novety in its design and services to cater to the new generation of cosmopolitan guests. It is 30 minutes from the business hubs of Gurgaon and Delhi, 5 minutes from the International airport.
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Taj Baghvan

Pench National Park

Only a few minutes from the national park entrance, the 12 charming stand-alone bungalows are built alongside a picturesque riverbed, that demarcates the lodge premises from the national park. Each bungalow at the resort comes with its own rooftop machan, indoor and outdoor shower areas and a private sit-out surrounded by the woods.
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Svasara Jungle Camp

Tadoba National Park

Svasara at Tadoba is the first jungle lodge in the conscious luxury. The lodge features 10-acres of restored forest with 12 elegantly furnished suite rooms.Equipped with all modern amenities and luxuries, multi-cuisine dining options including delectable, regional Indian, Continental, and the local Varadi cuisine, as well as an immersive safari experience.
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Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Kanha National Park

Nestled within a sprawling forest land of 100 acres adjoining the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the Singinawa Jungle Lodge is an ensemble of ecologically responsible tourism and the spirit of Kanha region. A world class luxury resort, it has 12 private cottages with the perfect blend of palatial accommodation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Opt in for the Tadoba, Pench and Kanha tiger safari tour package offered by Tiger Safari India. The package gives you access to 09 nights and 10 days of wildlife sanctuary experience, with the final leg of the tiger safari tour being in Kanha National Park.
Each national park you will visit has strict opening and closing hours. The tour plan provided by Tiger Safari India ensures you get to spend a good amount of time at the park while on a safari tour. The safari usually starts in the early hours of 6 AM and can end as late as 11 AM in the morning, while it starts at 3:30 PM in the afternoon and ends at 6 PM. This definitely varies on the month you’re travelling in and the sunrise and sunset timings in each park.
Tiger Safari India uses Maruti Gypsies for wildlife safaris. The Gypsy is a closed off-road 4×4 vehicle, making it ideal to use on a safari as it provides optimum safety while ensuring a swift and smooth transit across the sanctuary.
A tour guide will be accompanying you to get the best and most fulfilling experience while on a tiger safari in Pench, Tadoba and Kanha National Park. To ensure maximum safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norms will be practiced while on the tour, with masks and hand sanitizers also available.

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