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