Extension National Parks in Bandhavgarh and Kanha
Discover Bandhavgarh & Kanha
EXTENSION PROGRAM I
NATIONAL PARKS IN BANDHAVGARH AND KANHA
(9 Days/ 8 Nights)
*After Completing SIC Tour – Rajasthan Program
Day 1: Agra
After completion of the SIC Rajasthan Program, overnight in Agra.
Day 2: Agra – Jhansi - Khajuraho
Wake up early today to be on time at the railway station and board SHATABDI EXPRESS Train to Jhansi. After arriving in JHANSI, the journey continues on the road to Khajuraho. Once arrived in KHAJURAHO, start the city tour in the afternoon visiting the world famous Khajuraho temples built by Chandela kings between 250 A.D. and 1050 A.D. The day ends and transfers to the hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 3: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Enjoy breakfast in the morning to get prepared for today’s journeys. The road leads to yet another highlight of this tour. Drive around 280 kilometres or 6 hours to the town of Bandhavgarh. BANDHAVGARH (pronounced Bandogarh) is not very far from south of Rewa, famous as the place in which the (albino) white tiger originated. Now it is only found in zoos.
Before becoming a National Park in 1968, it was the game preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. There are also interesting cave shrines scattered around the park, with Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Visit the archaeological remains of a fort believed to be 2,000 years old where one may spot crag martins and brown rock thrush. Transfer and overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 4: Bandhavgarh
After breakfast in the morning, start to explore the nature of BANDHAVGARH PARK with its wide variety of game. Its main wild beasts are tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, muntjac, nilgai, chinkara, wild pigs apart from the abundant flora and fauna. Learn interesting details and insight about this beautiful surrounding on a jungle safari accompanied by a naturalist. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 5: Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Today the journey continues on a 4.5 hours drive to the next exciting meeting with the tiger. Enjoy the breakfast in the morning and start the 210 kilometre drive to Kanha. Kipling wrote so vividly about this Park in his Jungle Books. The same abundance of wildlife and variety of species still exists today and the park which forms the core of the KANHA TIGER RESERVE (1,945 sq. km) within the game reserve, created in 1974, also protects the rare hard - ground - adapted barasingha (swamp deer). Retiring back with abundant impressions and wildlife experience to the hotel and overnight in Kanha.
Day 6: Kanha
Go on an extensive Jungle Safari with a naturalist in the morning and afternoon to learn more about the area. KANHA has 22 species and the most easily spotted are three-striped palm squirrel, common langur monkey, jackal, wild pig, cheetah, rasingha and blackbuck. Less commonly seen are tiger, Indian hare, dhole (Indian wild dog), sambar and gaur. Rarely seen are Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panther (leopard), nilgai (blue bull), Indian porcupine, wolf
Day 7: Kanha
Go on an extensive Jungle Safari with a naturalist in the morning and afternoon to learn more about the area. Overnight in Kanha.
Day 8: Kanha – Nagpur - Delhi
In the morning, transfer to the Nagpur airport to catch the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, the Representative will be waiting at the airport and assist until the check in at Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 9: Delhi
Early morning in time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.