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Great Indian Tiger Safari

Great Indian Tiger Safari

9 Nights / 10 Days

This wildlife tour covering three spectacular parks of central highlands – Tadoba, Kanha & Bandhavgarh – is ideal for a wildlife enthusiast focusing on the Tiger. While Tadoba is primarily a Teak & Bamboo forest popular for Tigers & Leopards, Kanha’s undulating landscape is dotted with dense groves of vegetation, hillocks and meadows. Bandhavgarh vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter drier areas of the park in the south and west. Trip also gives the opportunity to view other mammals like Swamp Deer, Indian Gaur, Wild Dogs, Sloth Bear and an array of other mammals and birds.


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Waghoba Eco Lodge and Tadoba Tiger Reserve

The Waghoba Eco Lodge in Tadoba, by Pugdundee Safaris, is to open from 01st October, 2021 onwards. This lodge is all geared to set new standards in eco-friendly construction. It has 14 exclusive luxury cottages, done in hand made bricks and local stone. With a swimming pool, organic vegetable and herb garden, nature library & a lounge and a man-made hide for bird watching, the lodge is about 15 minutes’ drive from Khutwanda gate of Tadoba, and about 30 minutes from Moharli gate.

Tadoba situated in the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra was declared National National Park in 1993 and is spread over an area of 625 sq. kms. The rugged landscape comprising of hills, marshes, lakes and streams are predominantly covered with vegetation largely made up of Teak and bamboo forest. Once a little know forest, Tadoba made its place amongst the big names in the tiger circuit after the increase in tiger numbers and sighting in the last decade. Apart from a healthy population of tigers, the park is famous for many other mammals such as leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, gaur, striped hyena, jungle cat and chausingha (the four-horned antelope), not to mention a rich birdlife.

Kanha Earth Lodge and Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha Earth Lodge is spread in a forested area of 16 acres adjoining the buffer zone of Kanha in a small tribal hamlet. The lodge architecture has been inspired by the Gond tribal villages situated on the fringes of Kanha. The lodge has been built with high standards towards eco sensitivity, local village cooperation and a great wilderness experience. As a conscious decision the lodge is situated remotely, away from the tourism hub, yet close enough for an easy access to the park.

Kanha Tiger Reserve's spectacular Sal and Bamboo forest, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 1945 sq. km. in the heart of central highlands. This is the original Kipling country so fondly written about in the Jungle Book. The park is the only home to the rare Hard Ground Barasingha found in its large grasslands. Its greatest achievement has been the preservation of Hard Ground Swamp Deer or Barasingha from near extinction. They numbered just 66 in 1970 and today, they number more than 600-700 and are the only surviving population of Barasingha in the wild. Kanha is also home to Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Deer, Ungulates, Lesser Cats and close to 300 bird species.

Kings Lodge and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Kings Lodge is nestled between Sal forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park in a large natural forested estate of 14 hectares in a small tribal village. Kings lodge is environmentally sensitive, harmonious with the natural features of the site and accentuates natural daylight to all facilities. Local knowledge and art have been incorporated in the development and the lodge has been constructed using local manpower. Our guests benefit from our incredible location, outstanding hospitality, an experienced naturalist team, our commitment towards conservation and local communities.

Bandhavgarh was established in 1968 as a National Park, and is spread over an area of 448 sq. kms. This national park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in the year 1993. It is predominantly covered with vegetation like Sal, Sali, Dhobin and has vast stretches of grasslands spread over 32 hills. The region though smaller than other wildlife parks has one of the highest density of tigers in the world. Other than the fort, a 60-foot statue of the sleeping Lord Vishnu (Shesh Shaiya) is famous tourist attractions in the Tala Zone of Bandhavgarh park. With the tiger at the apex of the food chain, it contains 37 species of mammals, more than 250 species of birds, about 70 species of butterflies, a number of reptiles.

Day By Day

Day 01: Arrive Tadoba National Park Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Evening at leisure and overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge

Day 02: Tadoba National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge.

Day 03: Tadoba National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Tadoba Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Waghoba Eco Lodge.

Day 04: Drive Tadoba – Kanha

Post early breakfast, drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve (7-8 hours). Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Day 05: Kanha National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge.

Day 06: Kanha National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safaris in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge.

Day 07: Drive Kanha – Bandhavgarh Post early breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (6 hours). Evening at leisure and overnight at Kings Lodge

Day 08: Bandhavgarh National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Kings Lodge.

Day 09: Bandhavgarh National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Kings Lodge.

Day 10: Depart Bandhavgarh National Park Post breakfast transfer for further connections.

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Travel Information

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Tour cost: USD 2465 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING.

Above tour rate is valid till 30th June 2023.

SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Book 130 days in advance and get 10 % off on total tour cost (against full payment).

  • Get 20 % off for travel between 6th to 21st January and between 1st May to 30th June (against full payment).

  • New year night supplement (31st Dec) USD 50 per person.

  • For foreign nationals, please email on salesdesk@pugdundeesafaris.com or call on +91-9540537711

  • For Indian nationals, please email on sales@pugdundeesafaris.com or call on +91-8800637711, +91 124-2570404, 2571404

INCLUSIONS:

  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodges as specified in program.

  • All meals starting from lunch on arrival till breakfast on departure (9 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners) and tea/coffee service.

  • Nature walks as per program.

  • Four jeep safaris each in Tadoba, Kanha & Bandhavgarh national parks with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.

  • Road transfers by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle between Tadoba-Kanha-Bandhavgarh

  • All applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Camera fee in Tadoba National Park (varies from INR 200-500 per camera for still cameras and INR 1000 for video cameras). As on date, still & video cameras are free in Kanha & Bandhavgarh.

  • Any airfare, rail travel and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back.

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered.

  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls.

  • Bottled water (we provide filtered water), soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Anything that is not included in the above inclusion list.

BOOKING TERMS:

  • Above rates are valid till 30th June 2023.

  • Rates may differ during Christmas, New Years and long weekends; please contact reservations team for details.

  • 50% advance payment at the time of booking and balance 30 days before arrival date.

  • No adjustments or refunds in case of not availing any facility from the package.

  • Our lodges require a minimum 24 hours prior notice to organize an airport/station transfer. In case of any urgent requests of such nature, we recommend our guests to contact reservation office by phone.

  • In keeping with our heightened security procedures, we request all guests to carry a photo-identity to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card or PAN card. This should be the same as submitted at the time of safari bookings.

  • Guests who have paid by online credit card will have to also sign a further authorization at the lodge on arrival and present the original card.

  • Our standard check-in time is 1330 hrs and check out time is 1100 hrs local time.

  • Subject to availability of rooms, we can offer you an early check-in and late checkout facility. For us to guarantee you an early check-in or late check out, you will need to reserve the room from the previous night.

  • Kanha & Bandhavgarh national parks remain closed every Wednesday for afternoon safari & for full day on Diwali & Holi.

  • In Tadoba, core gates remain closed on Tuesdays & buffer gates remain closed on Wednesdays in addition to Diwali, Holi and 01st May

  • The forest department may close the parks on short notice due to rain.

CHILD / EXTRA ADULT POLICY:

  • 1 child below 5 years complimentary, others will be charged 25% of double's cost.

  • Children between 5-12 years 25% of the cost of double package in the same rooms.

  • Above 12 years at 40% the cost of the double package, if minimum 65% extra child supplement has been paid, an automatic upgrade to 2 rooms will be provided, subject to availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 7 days and less - 100% cancellation.

  • 8 days to 21 days - 60% cancellation.

  • 21 days to 35 days - 30% cancellation.

  • 35 days and above - 20% cancellation.

  • Amendment in dates within 35 days from arrival is treated as a cancellation.

  • Cancellation amount is calculated as per total booking amount and not as per advance deposited.

  • Christmas / New Year and long weekend bookings are non-refundable.

Program Highlights

  • Three parks - each with its own unique habitat.
  • Good opportunity of Tiger & Wild Dog sightings at Tadoba
  • Kanha is home to the last surviving population of Hard Ground Barasingha (Swamp Deer) & a healthy population of Tigers.
  • Bandhavgarh is probably the best park for Tiger sightings in the world.
  • Services of an English speaking naturalist.
  • Good opportunity to view a large variety of resident & migratory birds.
  • The program can be tailor made as per requirement.
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