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This is an exciting tour which takes you to heart of central India, the land of “The jungle book”. The main tour includes safaris in two of India’s prime tiger habitats, “Pench national park and Kanha national park”, with option for pre-extension to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and post- extension to Magical Satpura National Park.
It is also a most preferred tiger tour. Having advantage of good flight connectivity to Nagpur from major cities in India which gets you close to heart of central Indian wilderness just a Two hour drive from Nagpur to Pench national park in Madhya Pradesh is quite convenient and takes you away from hustle and bustle of crowded cities to calm and mesmerising wilderness.
The main focus of the tour is majestic Royal Bengal Tigers apart from 47 different species of mammals and over 300 species of Birding. Tour include mostly Game Drive and bit of walking.
Our tour Starts from Nagpur. Our representative or Tour leader will meet you at the airport and will escort you to Pench National park. Or (if you have opted for pre-extension you will be taken to a luxury hotel in Nagpur for overnight stay and we will drive to Tadoba national park).
Your stay in Pench national park at luxury lodge is for two nights with three Safaris.
Pench National park, is in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench river,which flows through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.
Pench is India’s 1st interstate park, which is dived into 2 different states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Pench is over 1400 sq/km in area and is a Dry deciduous forest dominated by teak trees.
After our stay in Pench. We will be travelling by road to mesmerising Kanha national park, en-route potter’s village. Where you can try your hands on mastering the skills of pottery, the total drive time from Pench to Kanha takes about four and a half hours.
Kanha tiger reserve is spread over an area of about 1949 km/sq with lush green Sal forest with fantastic bio diversity and we will maximise our chances of spotting tigers in seven safaris. We will be staying in Kanha for four nights at beautiful Kanha Jungle lodge amidst of Sal forest or similar accommodation.
Both parks are rich in fauna and flora, we can expect to see Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, four different species of deer including Hard ground swamp deer from Kanha which is endemic, Gaur (which is the biggest wild cattle in the world), Jackals, Neel Gai and over 120 species of birds can be easily spotted during your stay.
In addition to the main tour you can choose to extend your holiday by opting for pre-extension to Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve in the state of Maharashtra for three nights. Tadoba andhari tiger reserve is situated in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra about 2 hours’ drive from Nagpur city. Tadoba was unknown to foreign travellers until recently, Due to increase in tiger population and density the opportunity to spot a tiger increases.
We also offer you to opt for post extension of your holidays to Magical Satpura National park for four nights.
It’s one of those parks in India, where game drive in 4×4 vehicle is just an option, you can Experience Satpura by doing Walking Safaris, Canoeing, Elephant joy ride, and Boat Rides. Satpura is the best park to look out for sloth bear and leopard.
The Tour is designed to maximise the chance of spotting Majestic Royal Bengal tigers taking advantage of both morning and evening game drives,other common to rare predators which can be seen on the game drive are Leopard, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Jungle cat, Rusty Spotted cat (Smallest of the feline). Other mammals which can be easily spotted are langurs, jackals ,spotted deer, Sambhar, Gaur (Biggest wild cattle in the world) and Rhesus macaque.
Malabar Pied Horn bills ,Grey Horn Bills, Asian Paradise Fly catcher, Black Napped Monarch,Brown cheeked Fulvetta’s, Puff throatted babblers, Golden Oriole, Black hooded Oriole, White-Rumped Shama, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, White Eyed Buzzard, Oriental White Eye to name a few.
National parks in Madhya Pradesh remain closed on Wednesday afternoon by national park authority until further notice. The inconvenience caused to Off-Road Trails tour participants is regretted, unfortunately we can do nothing about it, but we try and maximise your experience by either village visit / Nature walk / travelling to our next destination.
For booking please feel free to contact us by email or phone.it is recommended that you book this holiday minimum 5 months in advance, as there is a limited number of permits to get into the park each day as compared to no of guest staying at various lodges around the park.
We suggest Eco-friendly colours, khakis or bush colours. We will email you the whole list of suggested items you have to bring after we receive your booking for the tour.
You will meet our representative / Tour leader and drivers at the airport and transferred to Hotel in Nagpur for overnight stay
We will start at around 10:30 am in the morning after breakfast to Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve the drive will be around two hours. Post lunch we will start our first afternoon Game Drive in tadoba
You will meet our representative / Tour leader and drivers at the airport and transferred to Pench national park, a less than two hours journey which will take you away from hustle and bustle of crowded city to calm and mesmerising wilderness. On arrival in Pench we will check in tiger corridor resort or similar for Two nights. The resort offers luxury cottages with air conditioning other amenities include swimming pool, bar, pool table and Wi-Fi connectivity in the guest area. You can stroll in the garden to look out for some bird life. Pench tiger reserve was made famous by BBC documentary “The Spy in the Jungle” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, also inspired Rudyard Kipling to write famous “The Jungle Book”.
The day starts quite early in the morning before sunrise we will set out for our 1st Game Drive in Pench tiger reserve after refreshing tea or coffee. We carry picnic breakfast with tea and coffee. We will come back to the lodge for lunch and some rest. Post lunch we again set out for afternoon safari. As we come back from the game drive we can have some tea and coffee with some snack or cookie. Evening we meet for species checklist followed by dinner
After the morning drive in Pench, we drive towards Kanha in comfortable Toyota Innova vehicle en-route to kanha national park, we will stop at the potter’s village, Where you can try your hand on pottery. We will reach Kanha early in the evening. Just in time for verity of hot beverages with some munchies. We will do the checklist followed by dinner
Again the day starts quite early in the morning, after some tea, coffee and cookie we set-out for game dr
ive to look out for elusive big cats, mammals, interesting birds and not to miss endemic hard ground Barasingha or swamp deer.
This will be our last Game Drive in Kanha. Back at the camp we can have brunch and leave for Nagpur.
Drive to Satpura from Kanha with packed lunch,it would be a long drive but quite interesting en-route we will see the countryside of central India, we will pass through several villages and small towns on undulating roads. We will reach late in the evening
After morning jungle activity and brunch we will drive to city of Lake Bhopal. The drive is about over 3 hours