Very different from the African wildlife, Indian game viewing can be much more exciting & rugged. Due to varied & dense flora of the Indian jungles game viewing is actually very involving as you have to go several miles tracking that elusive Tiger. In this tour we take you to the three of the finest Tiger reserves in central India – Pench, Kahna & Bandhavgarh. You will also visit the Panna National Park where you can see the Mugger & the Indian species – The Gharials. Stop at Khajuraho to visit the famous erotic temples as well as the Taj Mahal before arriving into Delhi.
Kanha National park spreads across the Maikal hills of central India and is one of India's finest wildlife parks. The Its mix of grasslands and thick forests is ideal for Tiger and Leopard of any park in Asia as well as a wide variety of birds and mammals, including the highly endangered Swamp Deer or Barasingha. Game viewing is mostly by four wheel vehicles or on elephant back, however you can also walk along certain trails in the forest which provides an excellent opportunity for bird-watching.
Pench National Park is comparatively a new park but is also ideal Tiger country. The river which runs through the park & feeds the many watering holes. It is Pench which is the backdrop of Kipling’s jungle book & Mowgli. The park is known for it’s rich wildlife which includes gaur, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chital, sambar, wild dog, wolf and leopard as well as the Tiger.
Scenic Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve was once the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa and has a very high population of tigers. Perhaps the best national pak in the country this park has abundance of wildlife comprising of deer, sambar, muntjac, wild boar, nilgai antelope, chowsingha (Four-horned antelope) and Chinkara (Indian gazelle), sloth bear, leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyaena, jackal, jungle cats, rhesus macaques, grey langurs and other mammals and over 250 species of birds including the Malabar Pied Hornbills, Shahin falcons, Bonnelli's eagles, Crested Serpent eagles, Crested Hawk-eagles, Blossom-headed parakeets and Green pigeons. It is thus a wildlife enthusiast’s dream park.
Day 1-3 Mumbai arrival, Day 3 - 6 Fly / drive to Pench National park
Day 6 – 9 Kahna National Park Day,
9 – 12 Bandhavgarh National Park, Day 12 – 13 Drive to Panna National Park
Day 13-14 Khajuraho,
Day 14 – 15 Agra & visit Taj Mahal, Day 15-17 New Delhi