What you will experience on this tour
Experience the best of Indian wildlife that includes the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Black Leopard, Indian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Asian Elephants, and a plethora of reptile and bird species, with experienced naturalists while you stay at the best-selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.
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Tour Overview - Kanha & Pench Tour
Immerse yourself in the very forests that brought Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ come to life. It is here that the amalgamation of grand Sal trees and the fascinating animals it nurtures, that helps the wildlife coexist within this tranquil outback. With stories embedded in every in every tree and rock, weave one of your own as you relive the adventure as of tracking the Baloos and Sher Khans of the forest apart from Wild Dogs and the iconic Barasingha, a swamp deer that was brought back from the brink of extinction. Roam through one of the Best National Parks of India – Kanha and Pench National Park which are a treasure for any wildlife enthusiast.
Trip Highlights - Kanha & Pench Tour
Detailed Itinerary - Kanha & Pench Tour
Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi
You will be greeted on arrival at the New Delhi airport by our representative. He will take you to the hotel, assist you with the check-in formalities and help you with all the travel-related documents. There are accommodations for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi – Nagpur – Pench (Flight + 100 kms/2 hrs drive from the airport)
Early breakfast, and transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 05:55 hrs to arrive Nagpur at 07:40 hrs. Meet at the airport and a 2-hour drive to the Pench National Park Post which the tourists can check into the resort. Post lunch, the tourists aboard can go for the afternoon jeep safari on their way to the national park. Tourists also get dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
Day 3 - 4: In Pench National Park
There are arrangements for morning and afternoon jeep safaris to the Pench National park while meals and overnight stay are arranged at the resort. A total of 758 Sq. km of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is crisscrossed by a number of streams and ‘nallahs’ most of which are seasonal.
Though the Pench River dries up in April end, a number of water pools locally known as ‘dohs’ are found which serve as watering holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period. The best place to view tigers are the watering holes as prey concentration is high along the Pench River. Tigers usually hunt for their prey here. Leopards generally operate in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also.
In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & and reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs of up to 15 or more wild dogs can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve.
Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth bears occupy the rocky areas and prefers favors mahul bel infested forest. You will also find Chinkaras present in very small numbers in open areas.
Day 5: Pench–Kanha (210 km/4-5 hour drive)
A morning jeep safari takes you to the Pench national park from where you can drive to Kanha national park in 4-5 hours. On arrival at the park, tourists can check into the resort where you can enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the resort in Kanha.
Day 6 - 9: In Kanha National Park
Wake up at 0500hrs, have tea/coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning safari to the National park. 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 Duvauceli 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 Kanha National Park. Continue your search for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment. Return from Safari around 1130hrs. Freshen up, and lunch is served. Post a full-day safari, return to the resort by 6 pm. Have dinner and stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 10: Kanha – Jabalpur – New Delhi (By road, 200 kms/4 hrs drive)
Morning Jeep safari in the park. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport 200 kms /4hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1750 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 1945 hrs and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 11: New Delhi Fly back home
This day marks your end in the land of Jungle book – Kanha and Pench Tour. So, after breakfast transfer to International airport to board flight back home or onward destinations.
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