Introduction / Overview:
With a whopping number of 50 Tiger Reserves, the Royal Bengal Tigers are the facets of Tiger tours in India. To give you a classic experience of Indian Tiger Safari, this tour focuses on two of our best Tiger Reserves; Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh and Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra.
If big cats fascinate you to the hilt, a Tiger safari in India guarantees you the thrill of a lifetime. Each of these Reserves is a big turn-on for wildlife enthusiasts. Apart from the Tigers, the trip also has many other wildlife attractions i.e. Sambar, Spotted and Barking Deer, Gaur, Wild Boar, jackal, monkeys and perhaps even Leopard, Dhole or Sloth Bear colorful profusion of birds.
The tour starts from Nagpur which is a major city located between these two National Parks. The seven days trip covers eight featured game drives for Tiger safari in India, four in each of these Reserves. All these safaris are assisted by the local forest guides inhabited in the periphery of the park with immaculate knowledge about their terrain.
So give a push to your adrenaline rush and book that much awaited and exclusive Tiger tour to India.
Pench National Park: From October till April
Tadoba National Park: Open throughout the year.
Special Guidelines to Book Game drives / Safaris
We follow the best of practices to conduct any wildlife or Tiger Safaris in India. To ensure a smooth and hassle free experience, we abide by the latest guidelines issued by the authorities according to which, game drives need to be booked and paid in advance as the forest department has limited the number of jeeps entering the park to reduce the tourist pressure. This ensures that the wild animals are not disturbed in their natural habitat. Once booked, the game drives are non-refundable.
In order to book these game drives, client’s name and passport details are required in advance. No change of name is permitted henceforth. Passports are checked by the park officials right at the park gate during each safari in order to stop fake bookings. In case of passport renewal, it is advisable to carry your old passport as well if you have booked your safari with your old passport number. We strongly suggest you to book these tiger trips at least 3 – 4 months in advance. We book tickets for all passengers as soon as permits become available, which is usually 3 months prior to the date of actual game drive.
Day 01: Arrive Nagpur by train / flight, pick up and transfer to Pench National Park. ( 125 kms)
Nagpur is a big city in the state of Maharashtra but very close to Madhya Pradesh border. It’s well connected with Delhi & Munbai by flights / trains. The journey from Nagpur to Pench will take around 3 hours. Overnight in Hotel. (Dinner)
Day 02: Pench National Park (Morning & Evening Game drive)
Early in the morning we go for our first game drive by jeep and have another one later in the afternoon. We usually get 3 -4 hrs time between these two drives to recover. Besides the jeep driver we also get the services of one forest guides for each drive, who gets on each jeep from the park gate. These forest guides are from the local villages situated in the buffer zone and have very good knowledge of wildlife available in their park and the behavior of the mammals.
Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. It is spread out on around 758 Sq Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km and remaining 464 sq km of buffer area.
(B/F, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 03: Pench National Park (Morning & Evening Game drive)
We will have another two game drives today. Pench is a beautiful park and has amazing flora & fauna to offer. Flora: Ain, Bamboo, Haldu, Karu, Arjun, Tendu, Char. Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha, Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Porcupine, Pangolin, barking deer. (B/F, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 04: Pench, transfer to Tadoba Andhari National Park. ( 250 kms)
This morning after breakfast we are transferred to Tadova National park. The drive will take around 4 – 5 hrs. We once again come across the city of Nagpur and drive further south of Nagpur to Tadova. The afternoon is free on leisure or can go for nature walk in the surroundings of the lodge. (B/F, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 05: Tadova Andhari National Park (Morning & Evening Game drive)
Early in the morning we go for our first game drive by jeep and have another one later in the afternoon.
Tadoba is situated in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state and has been given the status of jewel in the state’s crown. The name Tadoba is derived by the God ‘Tadoba’ or ‘Taru’ who as per legends, used to be the village chief of the local tribes. The park spreads over an area of 625.4 square kilometers. Dense jungles and heavily forested hills ranging 200 m to 350m make up its scenic northern and western boundaries. Wetland areas in the reserve include the Tadoba Lake, Kolsa Lake and Andhari River. Tadoba Lake is famed on account of its population of Mugger crocodiles. (B/F, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 06: Tadova Andhari National Park (Morning & Evening Game drive)
Today we enjoy the last two game drives into the park both morning & evening.
Tadoba is dominated by Teak forests & bamboo, its rugged landscape comprising cliffs, caves, marshes, perennial lakes and boulder-strewn stream beds that cater to a host of bio diversity, not least the Tiger, which are between 75 – 100 by the last count, including 24 cubs born in 2014. Other prominently sighted wildlife are the India Leopard, Indian wild dog, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Rattle and a variety of mammals and over 280 species of Birds including raptors like the crested serpent eagle and grey headed fish eagle.
(B/F, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 07: Tadova, drive to Nagpur airport / railway station ( 3 hrs drive)
After breakfast transfer to Nagpur airport / railway station for onward journey. There are regular flights from Nagpur to Mumbai airport from where one can get easily international connections.
Internal Flights/Trains can be booked on request
Validity: October 01, 2016 till June 30, 2017
Hotel Category: Mid Range Comfortable Hotels / Lodges
|Cost based on 2 (Two) Pax travelling together|
|Cost based on 4 (Four) Pax travelling together|
Hotel Details with Meal Plan
|Place||Hotel Name||Nights||Meals Included|
|1. Pench||Hotel Pench Jungle Camp||03||B/Fast & Dinner|
|2. Tadova||Serai Tiger||03||B/Fast & Dinner|