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Kanha & Bandhavgarh Tour Package

10 Nights/11 Days

TripAdvisor traveler's choice 2023

About Kanha & Bandhavgarh Tour Package

Tap into the timelessness of the very forests that brought Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ come to life. It is here that the amalgamation of grand Sal trees, bamboo forest, and the fascinating animals it nurtures, helps the wildlife coexist within this tranquil outback. A tiger safari tour through Kipling’s very own country will leave its viewer enchanted with the sights of Tigers, Sloth Bears, Wild Dogs and the hardground Barasingha. These iconic national parks in India are known for their legacy and high tiger density, which means you have an incredible chance to witness the elusive striped cat walk nonchalantly through the forest floor in its royal demeanor.

Kanha also witnessed India’s first successful conservation story of The Hard Ground Swamp Deer (Barasingha) from just 55 in 1965 to over 800 now. Not only this, but Kanha also made a major contribution towards increasing the Gaur population in Bandhavgarh. It donated about 50 Gaur to Bandhavgarh National Park where they left their habitat almost a decade back. Today, the Gaur population in Bandhavgarh is thriving because of Kanha. Subsequently, Tigers have been sent to Panna and lately to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Orissa, to repopulate the Tiger population in the reserve.

Trip Highlights

Outline Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival at the New Delhi Airport, you will be met by our representative. He will ensure a smooth transfer to the Hotel and further, help you check-in at the Hotel. All the travel related documents will be handed over and explained to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02 : New Delhi – Raipur – Kanha (Flight + 210 kms/4 hrs drive from the airport)

Post an early breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport to board a flight from New Delhi to Raipur. On arrival at the Raipur Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will drive you to Kanha National Park.
The distance is approximately 210 km, which will take you about 4 hours on the road. The last hour’s drive through Kanha’s forest will make you roll down your windows to get a feel of Kanha. You are now in the Kipling country. Check-in at your Resort and take the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 03 - 05 : In Kanha National Park

With an early wake-up call, and a hot beverage, drive out into the forest for the morning game drive. The sun rises over the hills and filters through the dense copses of Sal, creating a serene ambiance. The park resounds with the chirps of colorful birds, and paints a picturesque view, as Deer graze, Monkeys chatter and small animals scurry through the undergrowth.
Kanha is one of the finest wildlife protected areas not only in India but also in the world. The spellbinding grandeur of this park is to be seen to be believed. Go silently on a safari to listen to Kanha, it talks a lot. Kanha’s Sal and Bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq. km in dramatic natural splendor which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger.
The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). This is the original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book.
Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of the jungle. Come back to the Lodge for a quick lunch and freshen up. Post lunch, head out for the evening safari as the jungle has a lot more in store for you.
Return to the Lodge at sunset for dinner and take the day at leisure.

Day 06 : Kanha – Bandhavgarh (280 kms/6 hrs drive)

Morning jeep safari to the national park, after Lunch depart for Bandhavgarh, 280kms, 6 hours drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 07 : In Bandhavgarh National Park

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the national park.
Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. This is the place where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two-primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur – inhabit Bandhavgarh. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 08 - 09 : In Bandhavgarh National Park

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Resort. Morning and afternoon jeep safari to the national park. Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana.
The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D., the Vakatakas from the 3rd century A.D., From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve.
This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights. At independence, Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. After the park was created poaching and hunting was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them. Overnight at the resort.

Day 10 : Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (200 kms/4 hrs drive to the airport + flight)

Morning Jeep safari in the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport, 200 kms/4 hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi. Arrive New Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 11 : New Delhi – Onward Destination

After breakfast, drive to New Delhi International Airport to board your onward flight/flight back home.

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Parks to visit on the Kanha & Bandhavgarh Tour

Popular Fauna

Royal Bengal Tiger

Indian Gaur

Sloth Bear

Wild Dog

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Kanha and Bandhavgarh is from November to April every year. These parks open up in the first week of October post monsoon. However, to avoid any uncertain showers, it is best to plan your tiger safari to Kanha and Bandhavgarh starting November.
The maximum number of safaris one can take in a day are 2 – one in the morning and one later in the afternoon. Another option is to take a full day safari where your jeep enters the park 15-20 minutes prior to all other safari vehicles and exists 15-20 minutes after all gypsies have left the park. This way you spend the entire day within the park, including dining atop the jeep bonnet, amidst the forest greens! This, unlike the two safaris where you spend 5 hours inside during the morning safari, go back to the hotel for lunch and then re-enter post lunch for the afternoon safari, is a preferred form of tiger safari for people documenting a particular species or serious photographers.
A tour guide will be accompanying you to get the best and most fulfilling experience while on a tiger safari in Bandhavgarh 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.
Both parks are great for tiger sightings in India. While Kanha has the biggest male Tigers photographed amidst the lush green Sal jungle, Bandhavgarh has a very high density of tigers concentrated in a comparatively smaller park. Therefore, each park has its charms and spotting the striped feline while on a tiger safari in either of these, will leave you delighted to say the least.

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