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Tadoba - Pench

Tadoba - Pench

6 Nights / 7 Days

This wildlife tour covers two spectacular parks of central highlands - Pench & Tadoba - both unique & diverse. While Tadoba is a dry deciduous forest with mostly teak and bamboo trees, Pench is primarily a Teak forest Both the parks are popular for Tiger & Wild Dogs. Pench is the forest which inspired Rudyard Kiplings – The Jungle Book.


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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 a 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 sightings 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.

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 cottages and treehouses offer 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.

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 – Pench

Post breakfast drive 5½ hours to Pench Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Pench Tree Lodge

Day 05: Pench National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Pench Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Pench Tree Lodge.

Day 06: Pench National Park Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Pench Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Pench Tree Lodge.

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

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Travel Information

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Tour cost: USD 1718 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 (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners) and tea/coffee service.

  • Nature walks as per program.

  • Four jeep safaris each in Tadoba & Pench with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.

  • Road transfers by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle between Tadoba and Pench.

  • 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 Pench.

  • 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.

  • Pench remains 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

  • Two parks - each with its own unique habitat.
  • Journey through Kipling country which inspired Sir Rudyard Kiplings ‘The Jungle Book’.
  • Good opportunity of Tiger & Wild Dog sightings at Tadoba
  • 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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