Wild Life Tour 10 Days
DURATION : 09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS TOUR
Day 1 : Khajuraho
Arrival at Khajuraho Airport from Delhi. Upon arrival please proceed towards the main exit gate. You find our person standing with a Placard in your name. Transfer to the hotel Check In. Followed by sightseeing (if time permits) Evening – Sound and Light Show. Overnight in Khajuraho.
The temple town of Khajuraho, once the great Chandela capital, is today a village of about a few thousand people in the interiors of Central India, in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. History records the existence of 85 temples, of which only 25, strewn amidst lakes and fields, have survived.
The erotic temples of Khajuraho are one of India’s major attractions. They are superb examples of Indo – Aryan architecture and the sculptures around the temples depict various aspects of Indian life over 1000 years ago – gods, goddesses, warriors, musicians, real and mythological animals and above all women and sex. Khajuraho’s temples date from 950 – 1050 AD and were built by later Chandela Kings.
Day 2 : Khajuraho – Panna
Breakfast at 8 am. 9 am leave from Khajuraho to Panna. Drive to Panna National Park (50 kms / 1 hr) Relax at the hotel. Lunch at Hotel & Evening Park Safari by Gypsy. Overnight at Panna.
Panna National Park
32 km from Khajuraho, Panna National Park is situated in India”s heartland- Madhya Pradesh. Panna is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country. Famous for its wild cats, it also houses tigers, deer and antelopes. Tiger (Panthera tigris), the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with his fellow beings – leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena, caracal and smaller cats. Sloth bear has his most favourite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The grasslands and wooded areas are dotted with sambar the largest of Indian deers, chital, nilgai, chinkara and chowsingha. The park is home to 200 species of birds, including migratory ones. The main attractions are white necked stork, Paradise flycatcher; Blossom headed Parakeet, Scimitar Babbler, wild goose, King Vulture and honey Buzzard.
Day 3 : Panna – Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at 8 am. 9 am leave from Panna to Bandhavgarh (6 hrs / 275 kms) Reach Bandhavgarh at 3 pm. Followed by Lunch. Evening Relax /At Leisure. Dinner and overnight at Bandhavgarh.
Bandhavgarh National Park
This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 when the Maharaja of Rewa handed over the area to the government. Once this became a protected area, the animal population took a drastic turn and began to flourish. At this time, the entire park covered an area of 106 square kilometers whereas it presently consists of an area of 448 square kilometers. Bandhavgarh is blessed with a large variety of residents – both in terms of animals and birds. In the category of animals, it is possible to sight tigers, leopards, gaur (Indian Bison-although some say this is no longer seen), chital (spotted deer), Sambar Deer, Dholes, Nilgais, wild boars, Chinkaras, sloth bears, rhesus macaques, black faced langurs, jungle cats, hyenas, porcupines, jackals, foxes, wild dogs, chausinghas and ratels, among others. Bird watchers should keep a look out for white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, black and white malabar hornbills (quite a rare sighting), blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon’s and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, woodshrikes and the lovely paradise flycatcher.
Days 4 – 5 : Bandhavgarh
Morning Park Safari & back to the hotel. Followed by Breakfast. Lunch at the hotel. Evening Relax. Dinner and overnight at Bandhavgarh.
Day 6 : Bandhavgarh – Kanha
Breakfast at 8 am. 9 am Depart from Bandhavgarh to Kanha National Park (250 kms 05 hours). Lunch at the hotel in Kanha. Evening free. Dinner and overnight at Kanha.
Kanha National Park
The setting of Rudyard Kipling”s well-loved novel Jungle Book, Kanha charms with its untamed yet innocent inhabitants. Kanha is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Asia and one of the first Project Tiger reserves in India. Over 1,945 sq km of bamboo thickets, extensive grasslands and dense Sal forests make up Kanha- a series of plateaus which stretch across the eastern segment of the Satpura ranges in Madhya Pradesh. Of this area, the core- about 940 sq km- is the national park; around it is the buffer zone. Porcupines, jackals, sloth bear, jungle cat, macaque, dhole (wild dogs), bison and a stunning spectrum of birds inhabit Kanha, and make a trip to the sanctuary a must for any wildlife enthusiast. Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut leopard, Mouse deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine. Kanha National Park has some 200 species of birds. Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbour many species in the grassy forest clearings.
Day 7 : Kanha
Morning & Evening Park Safari. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel after the safari is over. Lunch at the hotel. Evening Relax. Dinner and overnight at Kanha.
Day 8 : Kanha – Pench
Breakfast at the Hotel. 9 am leave from Kanha National Park (150 kms 03 hours) Reach Pench at 12 noon. Lunch at the hotel. At 1500hrs Half day park safari by gypsy. Dinner and overnight at Pench.
Pench National Park.
The main entrance of the Pench National Park is at Turia which is 12 kms from Khwasa. Khwasa lies on the Nagpur Jabalpur NH-7. This park, which nestles in the lower southern regions of the Satpura hills, is named after the Pench River, flowing through it. The vegetation is domainated by trees like teak, Saja, Bija, Lendia, Haldu, Dhaora, Aonla and Amaltas. Dazzling white Kullu trees scattered around the forest, stand out in the various hues of green. It also has a reservoir which attracts birds in winter. Cheetal, Sambar, Neelgai are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be widely seen along with pack of wild dogs. Herds of Gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches, more common during summer months. There are tigers and leopards, but they are mostly visible on river banks and roads in summer. The park has 210 species of birds, including migratory ones. Pea Fowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Crimson breasted barbet, Bulbul, Racket tailed drongo, Magpies and the Whistling Teal.
Day 9 : Pench
Morning half day safari by gypsy. Breakfast at the hotel at 10 am. Evening Relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Pench.
Day 10 : Pench – Nagpur/Jabalpur
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and depart for Nagpur/Jabalpur airport.