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9 Days Wild Luxury Kipling Trail
Day 01: Delhi – Katni
Upon arrival, you will be met with a traditional 'Swagat' welcome and transferred to your luxury hotel where you can enjoy some rest and relaxation before boarding your 1st class overnight train journey to Katni that evening.
Overnight on Train
Day 02: Katni - Bandhavgarh
You will arrive at Katni Railway station where you will then be driven to Bandhavgarh. Today you will be free to explore at your leisure. If time permits, you can chose to do a spot of sightseeing in Bandhavgarh.
The word Bandhavgarh is a combination of two words: Bandhav + Garh where Bandhav means brother and Garh means Fort.
Bandhavgarh is associated with various significant historical legends most of which have originated in the Ramayana. Interestingly, Bandhavgarh is a special place that has many historical importances. One can learn through the ancient books of the Narad Panch Ratra and the Shiv Purana that this área is associated with the great story of the Ramayana.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh
Day 03: Bandhavgarh
Today you will enjoy a full day jeep safari.
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km².
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life. The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley.
Overnight in Bandhavgarh
Day 04: Bandhavgarh
An early start is required as you embark on another morning safari. After your breakfast, you will be free to explore the forts, some tribal villages and temples.
The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins
Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh – Kanha
No need to get up early, as you will be transferred to Kanha after breakfast where you will check into your hotel and be free to explore at your leisure. If time permits, you can chose to do a spot of sightseeing in Kanha.
Overnight in Kanha
Day 06: Kanha
Today you will embark on a full day jeep safari tour of Kanha National Park.
Kanha, 175 kms southeast of Jabalpur, is one of India's largest national parks and among Asia's finest.
India has one of the most successful conservation efforts for saving the Barasingha (Swamp Deer) Kanha National Park covers an area of 1945 sq kms including a core zone of 940 sq kms. The setting for Kipling's 'Jungle Book', it is a beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers.
It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, leopard (panther), and many species of deer, wild pig, gaur, a variety of monkeys and other Animals, besides some 200 species of birds. It is also part of 'Project Tiger', one of India's most important and successful conservation efforts.
Overnight in Kanha.
Day 07: Kanha - Pench
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transfered to Pench.Check into your hotel and later you are free to explore the village at your leisure.
The area of the present Pench Tiger Reserve has been described in Ain-i-Akbari, and is also another setting of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench river which flows from north to south through the Pench National Park. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh. Recently in 1992, Pench has been included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve..
Overnight in Pench
Day 08: Pench
Morning and afternoon wildlife safari in Pench National Park.
A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. As prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tiger usually frequents this belt. Leopards though generally operate in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are common but seen rarely.
Pench is also home to the 'Kullu Tree' (or Ghost Tree). The name comes from the colour of the tree and the branch structure. The tree changes its colours according to the season. In summer it takes white colour. The other colours are pale green, pink and light blue. The wood of this tree is soft and tigers sharpen their nails or mark territories by scratching its bark.
Overnight in Pench
Day 09: Pench - Nagpur
Check out of room after breakfast. You will then be driven to Nagpur (home of oranges) for your onward connections. If time permits, you are free to do some sightseeing for the remainder of the day.
Tour ends Nagpur
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