Today we take an early morning flight from Delhi to Nagpur with an onward transfer to Pench National Park. Pench is located in the southern reaches of the Satpura hill range in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Spread over 275km the park hosts a good population of Bengal tiger. The park is mostly covered by small hills and well-stocked teak mixed forest. Tigers, though for the greater part elusive, tend to inhabit the prey-rich belt by the Pench River, which meanders through the undulating terrain. Leopards, sambar, nilgai, chital also operate in the peripheral areas. Jungle cats, Indian and palm civets can also be spotted. Additionally, there are more than 170 species of birds including several migratory species.
Over the coming days you'll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in private jeeps. Overnight will be spent at one of the nearby reserve camps featuring semi-permanent tented or cottage accommodation. Each tent/cottage has solid flooring, a spacious living room, bedroom and en suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, flush toilet and a 220V electricity connection with battery recharging facility. Game drives - (2).
Overnight: Pench NP | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Kanha - breakfast. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is widely considered the greatest of India’s wildlife reserves, encompassing some 940-sq km of deciduous forest, savannah grassland, hills and an extensive network of rivers and streams. The park has been part of the Indira Gandhi’s Project Tiger, since the 1950’s, and it is home to an estimated 200 tigers.
Also present in the natural habitat is a variety of wildlife including leopard, chital, sambar, swamp deer, Indian bison, striped hyena, panther, antelope, Barasingha or swamp deer (plucked from near extinction in the 1960s) and of course, tiger. Safaris are undertaken in jeeps, with closer views of tiger sightings sometimes available on elephant back. Game drives - (4)
Overnight: Kanha NP | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Kanha - Delhi (via Jabalpur) - breakfast. This morning, enjoy a further game drive, before the drive to Jabalpur to board the Gondwana 2nd class air-conditioned express northbound to Delhi. Game drive - (1).
Overnight: Train | Breakfast
Early arrival at Delhi station, transfer and check-in at your hotel. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi taking in the impressive Red Fort - a ghostly vision of Mughal splendour and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Later a tour of New Delhi. Offering a real contrast to the congestion of Old Delhi, open andrelatively streamlined New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British. Highlights include the majestic India Gate, Rajpath and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in India in the 11th century and then visit a carpet emporium.
Arrangments conclude after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the airport.
Travel in style
Prices are based on 4 star hotels and standard wildlife lodges. If you'd like to treat yourself to a little added comfort, you can upgrade your accommodation on this tour to deluxe lodges.
Please contact us for details and prices.