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Jungle Trails

Kipling Trails

9 Nights /10 Days

This tour takes you to three premier Tiger Reserves of Central Indian Highlands which gave inspiration to Sir Rudyard Kiplings - The Jungle Book. Covering Kanha, Pench & Satpura this is the perfect program to meet the Jungle Book characters in real. This program offers a good probability to sight Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Gaur, Barking Deer, Hard Ground Barasingha, Crocodile & many more mammals and birds.


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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.

Pench Tree Lodge and Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tree Lodge is a boutique experience, set in one of the least explored areas of the Pench National Park. Located in the picturesque village of Sarahiri, the lodge offers its guests proximity to the Karmajhiri gate, and closer home, access to 16 hectares of private forested land to explore and observe the occasional wildlife at close quarters. While at the lodge, the tastefully done up accommodation offers a serene slice of wildlife heaven, surrounded by undisturbed rolling acres of jungle shrub and trees. The six cottages and six treehouses perched on top of Mahua trees are private cocoons and yet, are at an easy distance from the dining and recreational spaces.

Pench National Park established in 1975 harbors one of the highest densities of prey animals, chased by an estimated 65 Tigers. The landscapes of scrublands, deciduous forest of Teaks and many lakes, streams and Pench River can be instantly associated with the incidents and wild mentions of the animal life in the jungle book of Sir Rudyard Kipling. Pench is popular for Tiger, Wild Dog, Indian Gaur, Jackal & Leopard besides many other mammals & birds.

Denwa Backwater Escape and Satpura Tiger Reserve

Denwa Backwater Escape is located overlooking the mesmerizing backwaters of a dam built on Denwa River in Satpura National Park, the area popularly known as Madhai. It is built on 10 acres of forested land along the river and across the river is the national park which is approached by a boat and then by jeeps to go deeper into the forest. The lodge offers stunning views of the Denwa River, grasslands across and rolling Pachmari hills. With just 8 cottages and 2 Treehouses, swimming pool and nature library, lodge provides an intimate experience in the jungles of central highlands.

Satpura National Park is spread over 1427 sq. km. and was formed in 1981 after joining Satpura, Pachmari and Bori sanctuaries and is a unique habitat with altitude ranging from about 980 to 4436 feet. The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thick dense green forest of Sal and with other medicinal herbs, it also has large tracts of Teak forests. Fauna comprises of Spotted Deer, Indian Bison (Gaur), Tiger, Leopard, Wild Boar, Wild Dog (locally called Dhole), Sloth bear, Black Buck, Porcupine, Sambhar, Four Horned Antelope (Chowsingha), Marsh Crocodile, Malabar Squirrel & Langur. It offers good birding opportunity due to its unique terrain and many water bodies including the Tawa reservoir.

Day By Day

Day 01: Kanha National Park Arrive Kanha National for lunch. Evening nature walk followed by early dinner.

Day 02: Kanha National Park Morning and evening jeep safari in Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Day 03: Kanha National Park Morning and evening jeep safari in Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Day 04: Kanha - Pench National Park After breakfast drive to Pench Tiger Reserve (4 Hours). Lunch on arrival at Pench Tree Lodge.
Evening spend time in the in-house organic vegetable & herb garden.

Day 05: Pench National Park Morning and evening jeep safari in Pench Tiger Reserve.

Day 06: Pench National Park Morning and evening jeep safari in Pench Tiger Reserve.

Day 07: Pench - Satpura National Park Early breakfast followed by transfer to Satpura National Park (6-7 Hrs). Lunch on arrival at Denwa Backwater Escape. Evening at leisure

Day 08: Satpura National Park Morning and evening jeep safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve.

Day 09: Satpura National Park Morning walking safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve. Late evening jeep safari in the buffer zone to spot nocturnal wildlife.

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

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TOUR COST: USD 2025 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 2022 and between 1st May to 30th June 2023 (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 per program.

  • All meals starting from lunch on arrival till breakfast on departure and tea/coffee service.

  • 4 shared safaris each in Kanha and Pench national parks including entry fee, jeep and guide charges.

  • 2 shared safaris, 1 boat safari, 1 late evening buffer safari & 1 walking safari in Satpura national park including entry fee, jeep / boat charges and guide charges.

  • Road transfers between the lodges (Kanha-Pench-Satpura) by air-conditioned Toyota Innova or similar.

  • All applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Camera fee - as on date, still & video cameras are free in Kanha, Pench & Satpura.

  • Any airfare or rail tickets.

  • Transfers from the airport / station to the lodge 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.

  • 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, Pench & Satpura national parks remain closed every Wednesday for afternoon safari & for full day on Diwali & Holi.

  • 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

  • Journey through Kipling country which inspired Sir Rudyard Kiplings ‘The Jungle Book’.
  • Three parks each with its own unique habitat.
  • Kanha home to the last surviving population of Hard Ground Barasingha (Swamp Deer).
  • Opportunity to explore the national parks on jeep, boat and foot
  • 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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