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Tiger Safari and Birding Tour

12 Nights/13 Days

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About Tiger Safari and Birding Tour

From the mountains of the Himalayas in the North, to the Highlands of Central India- we take you across a small spectrum of Indian Wildlife for the chance to see 02 iconic species of India: The Red Panda and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

The Royal Bengal Tiger needs no introduction, it is the most photographed animal on the planet, and continues to top the bucket list of many. Bandhavgarh National Park is the most beautiful park in Central India, with a high density of Tigers.

With over 300 bird species, different from those at Singalila, the trip promises to bring you a plethora of India’s wildlife treasures, amongst pristine surroundings.

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 2: New Delhi – Corbett (275 kms/5 hrs drive)

After an early breakfast, drive down to Corbett National Park. This is a drive of 275 km and will take you approximately 05 hours on the road. On reaching the park gate, your vehicle will be changed from the SUV to a Safari Gypsy. This car will take you from the gate to the Dhikala Forest Rest House.

We’d suggest you take out your camera equipment as this 32 km drive that could showcase wildlife too! On arrival, check in to the Forest Rest House.

These Forest Rest Houses are unique to Corbett National Park. It is only in this park that you get the opportunity to stay inside its premises and view nature in its full glory. The complex is located on the banks of the Ramganga River and overlooks the Himalayan Foothills.

Post lunch, tourists can proceed for an afternoon safari in the most scenic national park in India. Only basic vegetarian food is served here. Alcohol consumption and smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited at the Rest House.

Return from the safari at sunset. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the Rest House.

Day 3: In Corbett National Park

Go for morning and evening safaris at Corbett National Park. Take your meals and stay overnight at the Forest Rest House.

The Corbett National Park has aptly been described as the land of the roar, trumpet, and song. It paints a picture of remarkable beauty. It was this park where ‘Project Tiger’ was inaugurated in India. The rich biodiversity of this reserve is partly attributed to the variety of habitat found here. Due to the location of the reserve in the foothills of the central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna are found in the reserve.

Day 4: In Corbett National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safaris, meals, and overnight stay at the Forest Rest House inside the National Park. India’s first and finest park spread over 520 sq. km. Established initially as Hailey National Park on August 8, 1936, in honor of Sir Malcolm Hailey, the then governor of the United Provinces, the name was changed to Ramganga National Park in 1952. In 1957, it was finally named as Corbett National Park in honor and memory of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter, naturalist-turned-author, and photographer who had helped in setting up the park and demarcating its boundaries.

Day 5: Corbett – Agra (305km/7 hrs drive)

Check out from the Forest Rest House by 8 AM. Drive out of the park 32 km through the forest. The Tigers, Leopards, and Elephants are usually sighted around this time on this track, so do not pack your cameras yet. At the exit from the park gate, you may pack up your equipment and then drive to Bharatpur. It is a 390 Kms drive and will take you approximately 07 hrs on the road.

On arrival check-in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bharatpur.

Day 06 : Agra – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (56kms/1 hrs drive)

At sunrise, visit the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, checkout and drive to Keoladeo National Park. Check-in to the hotel, lunch and proceed for a birding tour in Bharatpur Birding Sanctuary.

Day 7: In Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Take an early morning birding trip to the Keoladeo National Park. After lunch, proceed for evening bird watching at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 species of amphibians and turtles, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory water flows visit the park for breeding. This sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is known for nesting of resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds.

Overnight and meals at the lodge.

Day 8: Bharatpur – New Delhi (200 kms/4 hrs drive)

Morning bird watching at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and later drive to New Delhi. It is a 200 kms drive which will take you about 04 hours on the road. On arrival, check into the Hotel in New Delhi.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: New Delhi – Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh (Flight + 200 kms/4 hrs drive from the airport)

Early morning transfer to the Domestic Terminal of the New Delhi Airport, for you to catch a flight from Delhi to Jabalpur. On arrival at Jabalpur, you will be met by our chauffeur who will drive you to Bandhavgarh National Park. The journey is a total of 200 km which will take you approximately 04 hours on the road. Upon arrival at Bandhavgarh, transfer directly to your safari lodge and check-in. Take the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight and dinner at resort.

Day 10: In Bandhavgarh National Park

Wake up early this morning at around 05:00 hrs for your first foray into the forests of Bandhavgarh national park. Bandhavgarh is one of the most beautiful parks in Central India and has deep historic roots. The park is named after the fortress that towers over the jungle. Enjoy an adventurous ride through the park and return to your lodge late morning.

Eat a hearty lunch post which you will head out to the park again. For an afternoon game drive. Bandhavgarh is known for its incredible Tiger density and it is unusual to not spot these felines among its thick Sal and Bamboo groves. The park is full of several other animals as well as birds and is a beautiful habitat for all of them to cohabit.

Overnight and Dinner at Resort.

Day 11: In Bandhavgarh National Park

Take the early morning game drive to the park. Mornings are a great time to observe birds and carnivores returning home after a night of hunting. Keep an eye out to catch sight of a Tiger taking a nap after a meal.

Bandhavgarh is full of herbivores and reptiles and there is plenty of activity amid the jungle. Wild boars, sloth bears, porcupines, fox primates and several other animals scurry through the undergrowth. Return to our lodge for lunch after which you will be heading out for the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (200 kms/4 hrs drive to the airport + flight)

Take the morning jeep safari to the park, post which you will be driving to Jabalpur, to board a domestic flight to New Delhi.

On arrival in New Delhi, you will be met by our representative who will help you with check-in at the hotel in New Delhi. Overnight at hotel in City.

Day 13: New Delhi – Onward Destination

Post breakfast, you will be driven to the New Delhi Airport for your flight back home/onward destination. Our representative will help you check-in at the Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

All camera equipment except drones and cinematic documentary cameras are allowed in Indian National Parks.

All birding lodges in the Himalayan range keep a variety of binoculars and scopes. The birding guide carries it along on your birding expeditions. In fact, they also carry a bird book and provide you with a birding checklist in case you wish to tick off the species you witness while on tour with us.

The best time to do this tiger safari and birding tour is between October to February. During this time, you will get the chance to witness winter migratory birds in Bharatpur and it will also be an excellent time for tiger sightings in Corbett and Bandhavgarh.

A tour guide will be accompanying you to get the best and most fulfilling experience while on this tiger safari and birding tour in Corbett, Bandhavgarh and Bharatpur. 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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16th April 2024
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