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    Tiger resting on a rock @ Nanak Dhingra
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    Tiger in a cave @ Nanak Dhingra
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    Cubs at Kanha @ Aditya Singh
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    Elephants are used to track Tigers in Central India @ Aditya Singh
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    Indian Wild Dog @ Aditya Singh
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    Kanha harbours the last population of Hard ground Swamp Deer or Barasinga @ Aditya Singh
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    Painted Spurfowl is one of the avian highlights of Bandhavgarh @ Aditya Singh
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    Brown Fish Owl @ Aditya Singh
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Tiger Safari in Central India

Madhya Pradesh

Highlights: Tiger tracking in India’s finest reserves in Central India, the historic Bandhavgarh fort and the rich meadows of Kanha. Excellent opportunity to see and photograph other Indian mega mammals like Leopard, Sloth Bear, Indian Wild Dog, Gaur and Hard-ground Barasingha.

The two central Indian reserves of Bandhavgarh and Kanha offer you the best opportunity to view and photograph tigers in their natural habitat. The duration of time spent in each park has been planned so as to maximize your chances of wildlife viewing. Game drives in open jeeps help track tigers and other wildlife accompanied by some of the finest local guides who share their in-depth knowledge about the park to enrich your experience.

Bandhavgarh, famous the world over for its high Tiger density, also offers other species like Leopard, Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Muntjac and the only four-horned antelope in the world, the Chausingha. The rocky crags below Bandhavgarh fort may reveal Leopard and birds like Malabar Pied Hornbill, Painted Spurfowl and Shaheen Falcon. In the rich meadows of Kanha, you can see the last remaining population of the Hard-ground Barasinga, Dhole (Indian wild dog), Sloth Bear and Gaur (Indian Bison), which prefer the dense Sal forest.

While you are on the lookout for the tiger, you might want to get some birds on your checklist. Notable species include Mottled Wood Owl, Grey headed Fish Eagle, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Painted Spurfowl, Jungle Bush Quail, Brown Fish Owl, Orange headed Thrush, Greater Racket-talied Drongo, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Scops Owl, Crested tree Swift, Sirkeer Malkoha, Scarlet Minivet, White rumped Shama, Indian Nightjar and Indian Thick-knee.

This safari can be combined with Corbett, Ranthambhore, Kaziranga or other parks. Write in to us for a detailed itinerary and quote @ wwi@wildworldindia.com

Fact Sheet
  • Region: Central & Northern India
  • Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights tour by road and air
  • Parks covered: Kanha & Bandhavgarh
  • Departures: Mid October – June

Travel Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Time permitting we can visit some important sites of New and Old Delhi or Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.
Day 02: Delhi –Jabalpur – Kanha Early morning transfer to the airport to board the short flight for Jabalpur, from where you travel by surface to Kanha (170 km/3 hrs) through scenic countryside. Late afternoon game drive in the Tiger Reserve by open 4 WD accompanied by local guide. Overnight at the lodge
Day 03 & 04: Kanha National Park Morning and Evening game drives into the Tiger reserve accompanied by local guide. The vast size of the park makes extended explorations possible making Kanha a favourite Tiger reserve among wildlife enthusiasts for its sheer quality of wildlife viewing. Overnight at the lodge
Day 05: Kanha – Bandhavgarh Early morning game drive in the Tiger reserve. After breakfast depart Kanha by surface for Bandhavgarh National Park (240 km/5 hrs) passing through remote villages and scenic countryside, stopping for enroute picnic lunch. Arrive Bandhavgarh and check in to Kings Lodge for an overnight stay Overnight at Kings Lodge
Day 06, 07 & 08: Bandhavgarh National Park Morning and Evening game drives into the Tiger reserve accompanied by our local guide. Extending over an area of 437 sq km, Bandhavgarh boats the highest density of tigers in the world and is indeed the finest reserve for viewing tigers. Its forested hills and lush low-lying meadows are dominated by a large, high rock plateau, which forms a natural fortress. Overnight at Kings Lodge
Day 09: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – Delhi After a morning game drive into the Tiger reserve we depart by surface for Jabalpur (210 km/5 hrs drive) to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel or for your onward destination.