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Durations : 14 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Nagpur - Pench - Kanha - Bandavgarh - Bandavgarh - Panna - Khajuraho
National Museum, Delhi Travel PackagesDay 01 Delhi: Arrival at Delhi
You will be met on arrival at the International airport. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 02 Delhi:
After breakfast proceed for a day sightseeing tour of the city. Start with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi.
After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. If time permits then visit the Lotus temple located in south of Delhi. It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day 03 Delhi – Nagpur: By Air Flight : S2 6161 Airline : Jet Lite Departure : 0815 hr Arrival : 0945 hr Nagpur – Pench:By Road in 3 hrs
Have an early breakfast and proceed to the airport for flight to Nagpur. Reach and drive to Pench. 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.

The undulating terrain of Pench is covered with small hills and well stocked taek and mixed forest. The main flora being Teak (Tectona grandis) , Saja (Terminalia tomentosa), Bija (Pterocarpus marsupium), Lendia, Haldu, Dhaora, Aonla, Amaltas etc. The ground is covered with a number of grasses, bushes, herbs & shrubs. Dazzling white Kullu trees scattered around singly in the forest is conspicuous among various hues of green. The old plantations of Teak & Bamboo add orderly vistas in the otherwise general wilderness.

Tiger Resort, Pench TourismThe flow of Pench river stops in December, what remains are a few scenic and serene pools in the river bed. There are a few perennial springs and tanks. At the southern boundary of park, the Pench river has been dammed for Pench hydroelectic project at Totladoh. At the maximum capacity the reservoir submerges 54 sq kms of the park area. This had been the loss of best valley forest, which was once referred by Sir Rudyard Kipling in his book named "Jungle Book". The Pench reservoir with a few islands attracts a number of winter birds from north. CHEETAL, SAMBHAR & NEELGAI (All deer family) are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in park. Packs of wild dogs can also be seen occasionally. Herds of Gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches, more common during summer months.

Langurs are very common. Whereas Rhesus monkeys may be seen occasionally on the fringes there are around 50 Tigers and 30 Leopards they are a shy lot and can be seen on roads and near water pools of river during summer months. Pench boasts of more than 210 species of birds including several migratory ones. Commonly seen are Pea fowl, Red jungle fowl, Crow pheasant, Crimson breasted barbet, Redvented bulbul, Racket tailed Drongo, Magpie Robin, etc. Reach and transfer to the resort.Enjoy a safari of the park in the afternoon tracking wild dogs and tigers along with other fauna. Lunch and dinner will be in the resort. Overnight will be at Pench.

Day 04 Pench:
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) There would be a lot of birding today as we would take roads around the forest to places not frequented by people and in the bushes. All meals will be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.

Day 05 Pench – Kanha: By Road in 5 hrs
Enjoy morning safari inside the park. After breakfast drive to Kanha. This is the place that has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle Book". Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha.
In 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries - Hallon and Banjar of 250kms to 300kms each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded .The area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the year that followed led to the area being made an absolute sanctuary in 1952.

Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine Kanha has some 200 species of birds. Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbour many species and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park’s many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum. The birds comprise of Racket Tailed Drongo, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peacock, Golden Oriole, Treepie, Whitenecked Stork, Shikra, White-eyed Buzzard, Roseringed Parakeet, Shama, Red Munia, Large Green Barbet, Crimson Breasted Barbet, Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker, Hair Crested Drongo, Common Teal, Pintail Duck, etc. Reach in the afternoon and relax at the resort. Enjoy the afternoon drive in the park. Lunch and dinner will be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.

Day 06 Kanha:
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) There would be a lot of birding today as we would take roads around the forest to places not frequented by people and in the bushes. All meals will be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.

Day 07 Kanha:
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) All meals will be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 08 Kanha – Bandavgarh: By Road in 5 hrs
Enjoy morning safari inside the park. Later drive to Bandhavgarh after breakfast. Reach and check in at the resort. If time permits, proceed for the afternoon safari or in the evening go for a birding trip around the resort understanding the national park.

Wildlife of Bandhavgarh, Bandhavgarh TravelsBandhavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of Tigers. This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting – otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.

Where birds are concerned, 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 flycatchers. In the afternoon proceed into the Park for your wildlife safari. In the evening have dinner by the bonfire and overnight will be at the resort.
Day 09 Bandavgarh:
Enjoy birding inside the jungle and on the periphery. (full day safari) Trip to the Bandhavgarh Fort: The oldest fort in India - considered to be more than 2500 years. One-hour trek up the fort is worth the effort. The charm of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled and unexplored. Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a guide. Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples of around the 12th century. These temples are deserted but the fort is still used as a place of worship. Kabir Das, the celebrated 16th century saint, once lived and preached here. The natural ramparts of the fort give breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. The fort still belongs to the Maharaja of Rewa and permission is required to visit it. However permission is available locally and no trip to Bandhavgarh is complete without making an effort to climb up the fort. The staff of the resort carries your lunch while you are busy negotiating the trek to the fort. Breakfast will be in the resort along with a theme dinner while lunch will be in the park. Overnight will be at the resort.

Day 10 Bandavgarh:
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) All meals will be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 11 Bandavgarh – Panna: By Road 250 km in 6 hrs
Enjoy breakfast at the resort and start for PANNA. PANNA National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a short distance from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. The climate of the region is tropical. Summers, somewhat scorching, are when one has the maximum chances of encountering the exclusive wildlife of this park. Winters are cold and comfortable and the temperature generally remains under 25°C. Monsoon touches this region in July and continues till mid-September.

PANNA is famous for its diamond mining industry and this makes it an interesting place to visit. PANDAV FALLS is also a major attraction with its lake that is fed by a waterfall. Another major attraction of this region is the RAJGARH PALACE, a magnificent piece of architecture overlooking the valley.

Reach and in the afternoon enjoy a visit to the KEN RIVER and a village or a diamond mine close by. Spread over 30 acres of pristine jungle, Ken River Lodge, popularly known as the Tree House, is a wild-lifers’ paradise. It is situated on the banks of river Ken, adjoining the 542 sq km Panna Tiger Reserve. It offers a unique blend of traditional royal hospitality and comfortable country living in cottages and deluxe huts. Ken river with its fresh, clear water, flows through the ravines of the VINDYA RANGE and sustains the varied wildlife including the crocodile and the gharial. Lunch will be packed for the drive and dinner would be in the resort. Overnight will be at the resort.
Wildlife, Panna Travel GuidesDay 12 & 13 Panna:
Enjoy the two days in PANNA taking jeep safaris and nature treks. All meals will be in the resort. One of the days you would also visit the Crocodiles at RAHNE and the RAHNE FALLS for a beautiful experience with picnic lunch. Overnight will be at the resort.

Day 14 Panna – Khajuraho: By Road 50 km in 1 hr Khajuraho – Delhi: By Air Flight : 9W 724 Airline : Jet Airways Departure : 1330 hr Arrival : 1600 hr
Enjoy the morning drive in the park. Drive to Khajuraho after the morning safari and breakfast. (It is a short drive only). Take afternoon flight to Delhi. Arrive and COMPASS will assist you to your hotel close to Delhi for freshening up. Later in the evening we will organize a FAREWELL DINNER and then you would proceed to the airport for flight home / next destination.


THE TOUR INCLUDES:
• ACCOMMODATION AT LUXURY CAMPS & HOTELS,
• PRIVATE LUXURY SUV ALL THROUGH FOR TRAVEL & TOURS,
• PRIVATE JEEP SAFARIS AT ALL NATIONAL PARKS,
• PRIVATE TOUR AT DELHI WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE,
• PRIVATE LUXURY SUV / MERCEDES TRANSFERS,
• DAILY MEALS AT ALL NATIONAL PARK RESORTS,
• BREAKFASTS AT DELHI,
• MINERAL WATER AT ALL TIMES IN VEHICLES,
• NATURALISTS FOR ALL SAFARIS AND NATURE TREKS,
• ELEPHANT RIDES (ONE) AT EACH PARK,
• ALL LOCAL AIRFARE IN BUSINESS CLASS,
• ASSISTANCE AT STATIONS & AIRPORTS ON DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL,
• LUGGAGE HANDLING ALL THROUGH THE TOUR,
• DEDICATED TOUR MANAGER,
• PERSONALIZED STATIONARY & EXPERT BINOCULARS,
• UNIVERSAL ADAPTOR FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT,
• ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES AND
• ALL ROAD TAXES, GOVERNMENT TAXES AND DRIVER ALLOWANCES.




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