India

Tiger Express

Highlights

Pench & Kanha National Parks - tigers and other Indian wildlife

Introduction

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Depart UK.
2. Arrive Delhi. Fly to Nagpur. Transfer to Pench. Afternoon safari.
3. Morning and evening game drives.
4. To Kanha and afternoon safari.
5. Morning and afternoon safari activities.
6. Morning and afternoon safari activities.
7. Morning and afternoon safari activities.
8. Drive to Nagpur. Fly to Mumbai. Connect with departure flight.
9. Arrive UK.

Cost

This suggested itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area. Price is dependant on season, standard of accommodation and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

Departure Dates

Daily to your requirements October to May

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Description

Looking for a short safari break? Our week long itinerary takes you to two of the best tiger reserves, lying among the scenic countryside of central India. This is the land about which Kipling wrote so vividly in his 'Jungle Book'.

After a connection through Delhi you will arrive in the morning into Nagpur from where it is just a couple of hours by road to Pench National Park. After some time to relax over lunch you will head out on a game drive in the afternoon. Pench is a very scenic park of undulating hills covered in teak and sal forests interspersed here and there with the characteristic ghost or kullu tree. Towards the Pench River, from which the park gets its name, there are some open grasslands where chital abound, gaur are present too in the park and it is this abundance of prey species that ensures the presence of tiger and leopard. Wild boar and a wide variety of other wildlife are also present here. Bird species are hugely diverse and include crimson-breasted barbet and racket-tailed drongo amongst about 200 recorded species.

A delightful journey through villages and forests brings you to Kanha National Park and another comfortable stay in a small camp or lodge. Kanha is perhaps India's best wildlife reserve and certainly a great place for observing tigers. However, the park was initially created for the protection of barasingha or swamp deer. This sprawling park covers a wide range of habitats across the Maikal Hills and you will find many species of ungulates, sometimes in large herds and many prey species too. Bird life is prolific with more than 350 species recorded including the beautiful paradise flycatcher. Three full days on safari among the hills and valleys and grassy plateau will ensure you have some great safari experiences, particularly as we choose to use quieter accommodation away from the main tourist haunts.

All too soon it will be time to return to Nagpur for your departure flight but this short safari is sure to have you longing for an extended wildlife holiday in India next time.

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