Kipling Country

Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur

Day 1: Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi Tours Met on arrival at the airport and tranfer to the hotel.

The vast subcontinent of India is a land of great cultural and geographic diversity. It is a land of religion, of myths and legends, sacred rivers and holy mountains, of pristine Himalayan peaks and lush green valleys, the moonscape of Ladakh and the sophisticated elegance of the Taj Mahal. It is a land of pilgrimage and spiritual fulfillment.

Delhi being the capital of the country is the hub all commercial activities and has a lot to offer to its visitors. The first day begins in Delhi. On arrival the Nature Safari officials receive you and you are assisted to the hotel and checked in.

Day 2: Delhi
The rickshaw rides in the street of old Delhi will not only fascinate you but give you the enjoyment that you would have expected from your trip. All the trends start from this part of the country, so if are a lover of some good shopping, then this may be the right destination for you to discover both modern as well as ethnic things to suit your tastes.

Full day tour of Old & New Delhi of places like the Red fort,Jantar Mantar, Lal quila, Qutab Minar.

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Day 3: Delhi Umaria
Take a sleeper class air-conditioned train to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Packed dinner provided, overnight train.

Day 4: Umaria Bandhavgarh
Tiger, Bandhavgarh National Park Arrive Umaria at 0615hrs, drive 32kms to Bandhavgarh. Check into Tiger's Den Resort.

The next four days will be spent in the Tiger reserve of Bandhavgarh. Though a mere 110 square kilometers in size, Bandhavgarh National Park is home to almost 60 tigers.

A wildlife retreat where history and nature meet, Bandhavgarh is too far away from Kanha. Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges, the park has a series of ridges running through it. This park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys.

Day 05: In Bandhavgarh
Meals at the Lodge, morning and evening game drive into the park.

Day 06: In Bandhavgarh
Meals at the Lodge . Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park.

Day 07: In Bandhavgarh Meals at the Lodge. Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park.

Day 08: Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Tiger, Bandhavgarh National Park We take a drive to Kanha national park. 250kms, about 6 hours drive. From one world class park to the other is definitely an experience for all the lovers of the wild.

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Situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's unforgettable classic Jungle Book. The romance of the Kanha National Park has not reduced over time-it is still as beautiful.

If one were to point to the middle of India, chances are he will pick out the forests of the Banjar and the Halon valley, the two forming the western and eastern halves of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, which have long been famous for their wide diversity of wildlife.

The park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. Many endangered species have indeed been saved here. Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. This 'Tiger Country' is the ideal home for both predator and prey.

By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail, for this is the land of Kipling's Jungle Book.

Day 09: In Kanha
Tiger, Kanha National Park Indian wildlife safari facilitates the sighting of the elusive creatures in their natural habitat. Excitement of being in an Indian wildlife park is ingenuously enticing. Wildlife safari helps in encounters with such creatures as the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the one- horned Indian Rhino and the great Indian Elephant - a lifetime experience that remain engraved in the memory of each and every visitor.

One such place that offers the best safaris is the Kanha National park.

Day 10: Kanha - Jabalpur
In the morning the guests still have some time in their kitty as they can venture into the reserve again and enjoy the wilderness of the jungle. In the afternoon we take a drive up to Jabalpur, 165kms, about 4 hours drive, to board the train back to Delhi.

Day 11: Arrive Delhi
The last day of the trip of 11 days comes to an end as the guests are dropped at the airport as they depart for their respective homes.

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