Tiger! Tiger! Tour

13 Nights/ 14 Days
Mumbai - Nagpur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Agra
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai by an International flight. 
 
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Mumbai Airport and transfer to hotel. 
Mumbai (Bombay) is the vibrant and pulsating capital of Maharashtra. For over a century, Mumbai has been a commercial and industrial centre of India with a magnificent harbour, imposing multi-storeyed buildings, crowded thoroughfares, busy markets, shopping centres and beautiful tourist spots. The British acquired Mumbai from the Portuguese in 1665 and handed it over to the East India company in 1671 for a handsome annual rent of Sterling Pounds 10 in Gold !. Later, these seven islands were joined together by causeways and bridges in 1862. 
Overnight in Mumbai.
 
Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Morning: Visit the 19th century Jain Temple with its silver doors, the Kamala Nehru Park and the Ferozshah Mehta Gardens known as the Hanging Gardens of Bombay and the Towers of Silence where the Parsis dispose their dead. Visit Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi spent 17 years of his life working for the freedom of India. The Prince of Wales Museum has an excellent collection of miniatures (closed on Mondays). 
 
Afternoon at leisure (No vehicle at disposal) 
Overnight in Mumbai.
 
Day 3: Mumbai - Nagpur - Kanha
Morning departure transfer from the hotel to the airport to board flight (9W 111: 0710 / 0825 hrs) to Nagpur. 
 
Meeting on arrival at Nagpur airport and drive to Kanha (275 kms / 7 hrs) 
 
Kanha, 175 kms southeast of Jabalpur, is one of India’s largest national park and Asia's finest park. India’s one of the most successful conservation efforts of saving the Barasingha (Swamp Deer) was done here. Kanha National Park covers an area of 1945 sq kms including a core zone of 940 sq kms. The setting of Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, it is a beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers. It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, panther, and many species of deer, wild pig, bison, a variety of monkeys and other animals besides some 200 species of birds. It is also part of ‘Project Tiger,’ one of India’s most important and successful conservation efforts.
Overnight in Kanha.
 
Day 4: Kanha
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. 
 
Game drives are organized by The Park both in the early mornings and late afternoons by open jeeps and will be accompanied by a trained naturalist. Once the tiger is spotted anywhere in the jungle, through radio contact with the drivers, visitors will be driven to the location and then taken by elephant back to the actual site to see the tiger. This is an excellent arrangement and is very exciting. 
The park is closed between July 01 and October 31 owing to the monsoons. 
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary. 
Overnight in Kanha.
 
Day 5: Kanha
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. 
 
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary. 
Overnight in Kanha.
 
Day 6: Kanha - Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at the lodge. 
 
After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh (325 kms). On arrival check in at the resort. 
 
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life. 
 
The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Badhavgarh which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. 
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
 
Day 7: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. 
 
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary. 
 
The Forest Department has devised an ingenuous system of tracking the tiger at this Park. Every day, early in the morning, elephants and their "Mahouts" (drivers) are sent out into the jungle, in search of the Tiger. Once it has been sighted, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the visitors in their jeeps, who are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush, to see the elusive Tiger. 
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
 
Day 8: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. 
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
 
Day 9: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. 
Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary. 
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
 
Day 10: Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Agra
Breakfast and Lunch at the Lodge. 
Morning proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary. 
Late afternoon drive to Umaria railway station (45 Kms) to board Kalinga Utkal Express to Agra. 
Board the train at 1930 hrs.
Overnight enroute on board the train. Move to Delhi by Flight / Train Delhi for onward Journey.
 
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