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Satpura – Bandhavgarh

6 Nights / 7 Days

This wildlife tour covers two spectacular parks of central India Bandhavgarh & Satpura, both unique & diverse. Bandhavgarh is the stronghold for Tigers and probably the best place in the world to sight one. Satpura is more popular for Leopards, Sloth Bear, Crocodiles & migratory birds. While in Bandhavgarh the focus is on jeep safaris, Satpura offers a unique way of exploring the park by foot, boat, jeep.


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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.

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: Satpura National Park Arrive Satpura Tiger Reserve for lunch. Evening boat safari on river Denwa.

Day 02: Satpura National Park Morning & evening jeep safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve.

Day 03: Satpura National Park Morning walking safari in the national park in the morning .Late eveing patrol safari in the buffer zone of the park.

Day 04: Satpura - Bandhavgarh Post breakfast drive 9-10 hours to Bandhavgarh, packed lunch will be provided from the lodge. Evening at leisure followed by an early dinner at Kings Lodge.

Day 05: Bandhavgarh National Park Morning and evening jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 06: Bandhavgarh National Park Morning and evening jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 07: Bandhavgarh National Park Post breakfast transfer for further connections.

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Travel Information

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Tour cost: USD 1415 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 at the lodge as per program.

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

  • Two shared jeep safaris, one walking safari, one late evening buffer patrol safari and one boat safari in Satpura with entry fees, jeep / boat charges and guide charges included.

  • Four shared safaris in Bandhavgarh national park including entry fee, jeep and guide charges.

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

  • All applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS:

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

  • Any airfare or rail tickets.

  • Transfers from 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.

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

  • The forest department may close the park 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

  • Bandhavgarh a stronghold for Tigers since time immemorial offering good probability to site one.
  • Satpura offers a holistic wilderness experience of exploring the park by foot, boat and jeep.
  • Services of an experienced English speaking naturalist.
  • The trip can be modified to suit your preferences & arrival/departure time.
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