Bandhavgarh - Kanha…

Date : 11/03/2021-18/03/2021


Cost : A$2975

Overview

Embark on the exciting tour of the two blessed wildlife sanctuaries, Bandhavgarh and Kanha.

Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, is popular for containing the highest density of tigers in India. Bandhavgarh is the ideal destination for wildlife lovers to spot vast array of species, mammals and birds. It is considered as one of the most beautiful forest retreats.

Kanha National Park, one of India’s top national parks to see and photograph the country’s royal ‘Big Cat’. Popularly known as the land of tiger, it is situated in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. The park is one of the highest preserved and most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. Open grassy meadows, where sighting and clicking majestic tigers, swamp deer, blackbuck and sambhar deer, amongst others is the most striking feature of the park.

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful forests through back to back games drive
  • Four days safari tour at Bandhavgarh National park
  • Four game safaris at Kanha National Park
  • Get an opportunity to see and photograph the big cat (Bengal Tigers) along with many other species of birds and animals
  • Exciting stay in wildlife resort
  • Meals and Stay will be taken care of throughout the trip
  • Photography assistance and interactive sessions on and off field
  • An entertaining and extremely engaging trip


Day 1

  • Arrive at New-Delhi International Airport - Indira Gandhi International Airport. Meet our representative on arrival and transfer to the Luxury hotel (at Aero city- Delhi Airport)
  • Check-in the hotel, freshen-up followed by the meals

Day 2

  • Check out from the hotel in New-Delhi and transfer to Domestic Airport terminals for a flight to Jabalpur. Breakfast will be served as per your flight timings.
  • Arrive Jabalpur, Take a 4 hour drive to Bandhavgarh National Park by Innova OR any other vehicle for a comfortable drive.
  • Meals will be served.
  • Upon reaching the Bandhavgarh National Park, Check-in in the hotel and rooms will be assigned upon arrival. Freshen-up at Aranyak Resort or Bandhav Vilas or Kings lodge.
  • Later we will have a brief meet and greet to discuss the details about the Safari and interact with the group about the upcoming Trip and Photography opportunities.
  • Dinner and lights out to gear up for the morning safari and games drive.

Day 3 and Day 4

  • For the following 2 days, we will follow the same below mentioned schedule in pursuit of tiger, other bird species and animals photography opportunity.
  • Wake up early at 4:45 Fresh up and meet at reception.
  • Post morning tea, we gear up for morning games drive at 5.30 am.
  • Tigers are most active during the early hours of dawn and late hours of dusk. We Endeavour to utilize the first hour of the ride to the fullest. We begin the day by reaching the park gate as early as possible to be the first one to enter when the gates open. This will enable us to look for pugmarks and other fresh signs of any tiger movement better to track the big cats, providing us a favourable opportunity to view and photograph the tiger and other species of birds and mammals in the park.
  • We get packed hot and tasty breakfast at centre point.
  • After morning Safari, we return to the resort and meet up for a photography session and other discussions.
  • Have lunch and prepare for an evening Safari. (Meet up at 02:30 pm for 03:00 pm Safari).
  • Return to the hotel in the evening. Freshen up and gather for a short interactive session to share your experience, photographs and discuss about wildlife photography, tricks and techniques with each other.
  • Dinner and lights off.

Day 5

  • Wake up early at 4:45 am. Freshen up and meet at the reception.
  • Post morning tea, we gear up for morning games drive at 5.30 am.
  • Tigers are most active during the early hours of dawn and late hours of dusk. We endeavour to utilize the first hour of the ride to the fullest. We begin the day by reaching the park gate as early as possible to be the first one to enter when the gates open. This will enable us to look for pugmarks and other fresh signs of any tiger movement better to track the big cats, providing us a favourable opportunity to view and photograph the tiger.
  • We get packed and tasty breakfast at centre point.
  • After Morning safari, we return to the resort and meet up for a photography session and other discussions.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Check-out and leave for Kanha National Park (5 hrs drive).
  • Check in at Bagh Forest Retreat. Designated rooms will be assigned to you.
  • We meet at conference room and discuss photography techniques and wildlife we are going to see and photograph.
  • Dinner and light out.

Day 6

  • Wake up early at 4:45 am. Freshen up and meet at the reception.
  • Post morning tea, we gear up for morning games drive at 5.30 am.
  • Tigers are most active during the early hours of dawn and late hours of dusk. We endeavour to utilize the first hour of the ride to the fullest. We begin the day by reaching the park gate as early as possible to be the first one to enter when the gates open. This will enable us to look for pugmarks and other fresh signs of any tiger movement better to track the big cats, providing us a favourable opportunity to view and photograph the tiger.
  • We get packed and tasty breakfast at centre point.
  • Back to Resort have breakfast and meet up for a photography session and other Conversation.
  • Lunch and prepare for Evening Safari, (Meet up at 02:30 pm for 03:00 pm Safari).
  • Return to the hotel in the evening. Freshen up and gather for a short interactive session to share your experience, photographs and discuss about wildlife photography, tricks and techniques with each other.
  • Dinner and lights off.

Day 7

  • Wake up early at 4:45 am. Freshen up and meet at the reception.
  • Post morning tea, we gear up for morning games drive at 5.30 am.
  • Tigers are most active during the early hours of dawn and late hours of dusk. We endeavour to utilize the first hour of the ride to the fullest. We begin the day by reaching the park gate as early as possible to be the first one to enter when the gates open. This will enable us to look for pugmarks and other fresh signs of any tiger movement better to track the big cats, providing us a favourable opportunity to view and photograph the tiger.
  • Post early morning expedition, we go to get a packed breakfast at the park.
  • After morning safari, we return to the hotel and meet up for a photography session and other discussions about our learnings and tour.
  • After Lunch, we pack bags and depart for Nagpur Airport (5 hrs drive).
  • Take an Evening fight from Nagpur to New-Delhi.

Day 8

  • Wake up Early, do the final packing and check-out after breakfast.
  • Transfer to International Airport for journey back to home.
  • Tour ends with happy memories.

  • Please note departure to be advised as per your international flights and accommodation will be organised for your departure.
  • Any other expenses apart from the above will have to be borne by the participants
  • As all the Safari in the Indian National Park are booked 6 months in advance before your departure,
    kindly pay in advance to secure your safari.

** Customised packages are also available for standard and economical categories


Aranyak Resort - Tala , Bandhavgarh , Madhya Pradesh.

Bandhavgarh, The Tiger reserve has the Finest Hospitality available at - Aranyak Resort. The resort started operations in October 2014 and is already popular for its warmth and hospitality. From solo travellers to business groups, from amateur photographers to filming crews, all have been getting memorable stays at Aranyak Resort Bandhavgarh.

The Resort has 20 elegantly appointed cottages which are well equipped with all modern amenities. It has 02 Restaurants including The Van Bhojanam - The Conventional Dining Hall and The Machaan - The Roof top Restaurant (with the view of Bandhavgarh Fort Hillock). The hotel has one conference hall - Shashtrarth with the capacity of 120 packs. Alongside, the hotel also has The Sheshshayya Spa. A place for all live performances is called The Mahua Tree. Where the evenings of Bandhavgarh become lively, gives and an experience of life time.


Bandhav Vilas - Tala , Umaria , Madhya Pradesh.

Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya Hills and the natural beauty of the wilds, Bandhav Vilas is the luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. The resort setting is picturesque with a dramatic watercourse and sun kissed private sit outs and decks. Charming luxury Villas, contemporary interiors with traditional touches, luxurious bathrooms and private open to sky courtyard are in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.

Bandhav Vilas Offers 20 gracefully appointed Villas each with 1000 sq feet area, comfortable and spacious ,complete with modern amenities. Such as 24 Hour Front desk, Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Safe Deposit Box, Spa, Laundry, and much more.


Kings Lodge - Rancha , Umaria , Madhya Pradesh.

The Kings Lodge is an ecolodge nestled in a large natural forested estate of 14 hectares in Rancha village. The Lodge enjoys unparalleled woodlands and wilderness amongst well-appointed surroundings. The Kings Lodge is in the heart of wild country and 95% of our land is forested. No trees were felled during the construction of our lodge. Our guests benefit from our incredible location, outstanding hospitality, in- house naturalist team and our commitment to conservation and local communities.

Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. It is spread across a natural forest offering great ambience and solitude. It is strategically located to access all gates of the park swiftly yet far enough to ensure a great wilderness and a discerning experience.


The Bagh Forest Retreat - Malajkhand , Balaghat , Madhya Pradesh.

The Bagh Resort is a forest retreat in the heart of Central India. It is located just 15 minutes away from the Mukki Gate of Kanha National Park - one of the largest tiger reserves in India. A small hut cast in mud, painted with earthy colours and lit up with lanterns, invites you into the expanse of The Bagh which is spread over 20 acres of land.

There are over 20,00 fruit and flowering trees spread across the resort’s campus that surround the 26 rooms, 16 Deluxe Cottages and 8 Junior Suites for guest accommodation. All the rooms have terraces that open towards the garden and the lake. Guests can enjoy escorted tours to the national park and witness the Indian wildlife first hand with our experienced naturalists.


Tuli Tiger Resort - Mocha , Madhya Pradesh.

Gracing the bank of Banjar River, Tuli Tiger Resort -Kanha represents the rich, vibrant heritage of rural India. It offers a picturesque wildlife setup, where you can take in the true jungle ambience created by perfect natural surroundings. Here you can rise in the morning hearing the chirping of the birds, watching the sunrise in the eastern horizon over the distant palms and woods. The nature is in her most alluring outfit all the time. The wind whisphers a million thoughts and sweet fragrances of wild flowers pampers the imagination.

If you have dreamt of touring the Tiger-Reserves whether for its rare wealth of tigers or stunning biodiversity, Tuli Tiger Resort in Kanha – Madhya Pradesh is an answer to your prayers.



Terms and Cancellation Policy:
  • 25% of the Package Cost is required to be paid at the time of Booking (non-refundable).
  • 75% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 90 days prior to Safari Date.
  • 50% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 60 days prior to Safari Date.
  • 25% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 45 days prior to Safari Date.
  • No Refund on cancellation within 45 days prior to Safari Date.
Payment Terms:
  • Full amount to be paid 120 days prior to the workshop/safari starting date.

  • Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.


    Tour Cost : A$2975
    Package Inclusion:
    • 7 Nights Stay (twin sharing)
    • 8 Safaris (4 Participants in One Gypsy)
    • All transfers by AC Car
    • Flight tickets inside India
    • All Meals (B, L, D )
    • Morning and Evening Tea
    • Guide, Driver, Forest Permit, Taxes. Gratitude’s And Camera Fees
    • Check in in hotel 12.00 pm and Check out Between 10 am to 12 pm
    • Tips/Gratitude
    Package Exclusion:
    • Any cost of personal nature
    • Telephone/Laundry/Extra Food/Alcoholic Drinks etc
    • Any Extra Safari
    • Shopping/Souvenirs
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

    Please Note : Single occupancy is available on request with an additional cost of AUD $150 per person per night.
    Number of people : 11
    Minimum requirement : 5 (Additional cost of 350 AUD per person would be added )


    Bank Information

    Please deposit payment in USD Currency only in Account Number 1.

    1) ACCOUNT NUMBER : 10222993
    BANK NAME : COMMONWEALTH BANK
    BSB : 062-890
    ACCOUNT NAME : RAKESH ARORA PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARIS
    SWIFT/BIC CODE : CTBAAU2S

    2) ACCOUNT NUMBER : 10222985
    BANK NAME : COMMONWEALTH BANK
    BSB : 062-890
    ACCOUNT NAME : RAKESH ARORA PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARIS
    SWIFT/BIC CODE : CTBAAU2S