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Wild on Earth - Madhya Pradesh

Day 01. Arrive at Delhi International Airport, Our representative will be here to assist you and arrange the transfer to the hotel. Relax at the hotel or you can go out and do local sightseeing of must-see tourist spots of the bustling city of Delhi. Return to your hotel for Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 02. After early morning breakfast, drive to Delhi domestic airport to board your flight for Jabalpur Dumna Airport. On arrival at the Jabalpur airport, our representative will meet you and introduce you to the driver who will be with you for your Madhya Pradesh Trip. Transfer to Bandhavgarh {230 km – 4 hours’ drive} Check-in at wildlife resort prebooked for you. The rest of the day is kept to relax on enjoy nature walks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park is popular among wildlife enthusiasts for containing the highest density of tigers in India.

Day 03. Am/ Pm – 02 Safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park by an open jeep/gypsy. Although Tigers are the star attractions of the park, the list of other mammals and birds that have made Bandhavgarh their home is very impressive too. The list of birds includes such species as Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Plum-headed Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, and Asian Paradise Flycatcher among a total of over 250 species recorded in the district. Overnight at Bandhavgarh.

Day 04. Am / Pm – 02 Safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park by open gypsy - Alongside Tiger, of which an estimated 59 individual animals reside here, Bandhavgarh hosts Leopard, which can be found in peripheral areas of the park avoiding an encounter with a Tiger, Jungle Cat, Dhole (Wild Dog), rarer Indian Wolf and Striped Hyena, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Hanuman Langur, and Rhesus Macaque. Akin to other reserves in this region, Bandhavgarh hosts a high density of herbivores which provide a steady prey base for the tiger and other carnivorous populations. Primarily made up of herbivores Chital (Spotted Deer) and Sambar, the park also hosts smaller populations of Nilgai, Chinkara (Indian Gazelle), Chowsingha (Four-horned Antelope), Barking Deer, Wild Boar, and a re-introduced population of Gaur (Indian Bison). Over 250 species of birds have been recorded here, including Lesser Adjutant, Indian Black Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Saras Crane, Black-winged Stilt, Indian Stone-curlew, Great Thick-knee, Stork-billed, and Lesser Pied Kingfishers, Black-bellied and River Terns, Crested Tree-swift, Emerald Dove, Bay-backed Shrike, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-naped Blue Monarch, Blue-headed Rock-thrush, Indian and Velvet-fronted Nuthatches, Eurasian Wryneck, White-capped, and Crested Buntings and Jungle Bush-quail. Overnight at Bandhavgarh.

Day 05. After a leisure breakfast drive to Kanha National Park {240 km – 5 hrs drive} enjoying birding en-route in roadside fields where species such as Laughing and Spotted Doves, Long-tailed Shrike, Green Bee-eater, Red, and Yellow-wattled Lapwings, Common and Jungle Mynas, Black Kite, and Egyptian Vulture can be found. Spend the afternoon of day 5 and the following two days exploring Kanha's moist deciduous forest and vast grassy meadows. The evening is kept free for nature walks or activities at the resort.

Kanha is the largest protected area in central India, and one of the most effectively managed in India. The reserve is divided into 5 ranges, and our base will be the traditionally quieter Mukki range where we hope to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busier Kanha and Kisli Ranges. A prominent feature of Kanha's landscape is the wide-open 'maidans' or meadows, popular converging points for herbivores, and highly conducive to wildlife sightings, particularly in the drier summer months.

Day 06. Am / Pm – 02 jeep safaris in Kanha National Park - Despite its importance as a Tiger reserve, Kanha was originally designated to protect the 'hard-ground race of Barasingha (Swamp Deer), found here alongside Chital, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, rarer Chousingha and Blackbuck, Wild Boar, Dhole, and with luck Sloth Bear and Leopard. Over 300 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded here, including a good selection of larks and pipits, Indian Roller, Painted Francolin, Red and Painted Spur fowls, Red Jungle fowl, Rufous and Heart Spotted Woodpeckers, Lesser Yellow nape, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Brown-headed and Coppersmith Barbets, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Red Collared and Emerald Doves, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Black-hooded Oriole, Indian Peafowl, Crested Hawk Eagle, Black-winged Kite, and Oriental Honey Buzzard. Lunch and Dinner will be at the resort.

Day 07. Today early morning with packed breakfast into the park and stay inside the reserve until midday. It may also be possible to view Tigers from elephant-back by taking part in 'Sher Darshan' or Tiger show, during which visitors are ferried to otherwise inaccessible areas of the forest for short but close views of a resting Tiger tracked by the forest department mahouts. This is entirely subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Midday periods are free to relax, or for bird watching walks around the lodge you are staying.

Day 08. Post breakfast drive to Jabalpur {165 km – 4 hours} for your onward flight to Delhi. Dinner and overnight in a comfortable hotel.

Day 09. Early breakfast and transfers to Delhi International Airport.

Possible Tour Extension to Gujarat {Velavadar and Gir National Park} – 04 Nights / 05 Days.

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