Tiger - Trails…

Date : 03/11/2021-16/11/2021


Cost : A$4300

Overview

This two-week Tiger Safari takes you to India’s best-known national parks - Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Tadoba. It is ideal for a wildlife enthusiast, seeking to spot and photograph Tigers in the wild.

Commencing the trip with Bandhavgarh National Park, it 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. Next, we will visit 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, the park is one of the highest preserved and most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia.

Followed by, Pench National Park. Located in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the finest parks in India. Pench evokes a marvelous feeling of tranquility. Its rich wildlife offers visitors an opportunity to photograph one of the beautiful wildlife experiences in India. And lastly, we will visit Tadoba National Park. Other than an extraordinary population of tigers, the park also has animals such as bison, spotted deer, chinkara, barking deer, nilgai, wild boar, etc.

Experience and photograph wildlife like never before on this tour. Enjoy the thrill of wildlife safaris, this is a trip guaranteed to leave you spellbound!

Tour Highlights
  • Exceptional photo opportunities of tigers and other species
  • Experience 16 days in the midst of wilderness at India’s 4 premiere wildlife reserves
  • Explore the beautiful forests.
  • Get an opportunity to see the big cat (Bengal Tigers) along with herds of Elephants, Gaurs, Chital and Sambar and many more
  • 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. Meet our representative on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
  • Check-in the hotel, freshen-up followed by the meals

Day 2

  • Check out from the hotel in New-Delhi and transfer to 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 National Park, Check-in and Freshen-up at Aranyak Resort or Bandhav Vilas.
  • 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, the same schedule will be followed in pursuit of tiger photography opportunity.
  • Wake up early at 4:15 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • 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 go to get a packed breakfast at the center point.
  • After breakfast, 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 morning at 0500 am, Pack up and have breakfast.
  • Check-out and leave for Kanha National Park (5 hrs drive).
  • Check in at Bagh Forest Retreat. Designated rooms will be assigned to you.
  • Freshen-up and gather to discuss the upcoming safari schedule and photography opportunities.
  • 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 6

  • Wake up early at 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Back to Resort 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 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Gather for a short interactive session to share your experience, photographs and discuss about wildlife photography, tricks and techniques with each other.
  • Return to hotel and pack bags.
  • Afternoon lunch and depart for Pench National Park in Innova or comfortable transportation (4.5 hrs drive).
  • Check-in to Village Machan Resort. Rooms will be assigned.
  • Freshen up and gather to discuss about upcoming Safari and Wildlife Photography.
  • Dinner and lights off.

Day 8

  • Wake up early at 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Back to Resort and meet up for a photography session and other Conversations.
  • 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 9

  • Wake up early at 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Gather for a short interactive session to share your experience, photographs and discuss about wildlife photography, tricks and techniques with each other.
  • Return to hotel and pack bags.
  • Afternoon lunch and depart for Tadoba National Park in Innova or comfortable transportation (4.5 hrs drive).
  • Check-in to Irai Safari Retreat Resort. Rooms will be assigned.
  • Freshen up and gather to discuss about upcoming Safari and Wildlife Photography.
  • Dinner and lights off.

Day 10 and Day 11

  • Wake up early at 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Back to Resort and meet up for a photography session and other Conversations.
  • 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 12

  • Wake up early at 04:45 am with the morning wake-up call.
  • Head out for early morning safari at 05:30 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.
  • Packed Breakfast for the park.
  • Back to Resort and meet up for a photography session and other Conversations.
  • After Lunch, we pack bags and depart for Nagpur Airport (2.5 hrs drive).
  • Take an Evening trip to New-Delhi.

Day 13

  • Get up early and check out at 1000am or advise after breakfast.
  • Move to the airport for the journey back home.

  • 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 Safaris 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.


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.


Village Machaan Resort - Seoni , Madhya Pradesh.

Village Machaan Resorts is surrounded by exotic flora and fauna that unfurls their rustic aspect. Positioned in the (Buffer) area of Pench Tiger Reserve, it adds to the authentic beauty of the forest area. Being the most stunning Hotels in Pench, it is built proudly as an eco-friendly resort which has been active in the conservation of wildlife.

Village Machaan has 14 Individual Glass Cottages with personal “Machaans” or Roof Top sit-outs, which provide a breathtaking view of the surrounding forest and a natural stream which runs as the backdrop to the property.The cottages are individually placed with plush interiors. 4different types of accommodations are available in the resort.The resort also offersan air conditioned Conference hall which accommodates eighty to hundred people. Our in house multi-cuisine restaurant “PALMS” offers Mughlai/Indian, Gujarati, Jain, Continental and Chinese meal for every palate.In addition, we at Village Machaan provide specially designed cottages for senior citizens and Physically challenged guests. Wheel Chairs are available on request. All areas of the resort are accessible for all.


Irai Safari Retreat - Chandrapur , Maharashtra.

The journey began almost 10 years back with a couple of cottages and a small kitchen and later grew into the dream of a boutique jungle resort compromising of eight luxury tents and nine spacious and luxurious rooms.You will get a feeling of an old-world jungle lodge as soon as you walk in and though the winding pathway from the reception to the dining area and then to the swimming pool. The interiors are thoughtfully done to reflect a classical taste of decorative arts from the furniture and lounging area to the paintings made by local artists.

Each cottage has two spacious rooms with large bathrooms and private sit outs to enjoy the sounds of the many birds that have made the Irai grounds their home. All tents are air conditioned, with comfortable bathrooms, television sets, and a mini fridge. And each has their own private sit – out area to enjoy the sunset over Irai lake.We also have a spacious conference room which otherwise serves as a library and play room above the dining area.There is a small gym and open dining area where our guests can enjoy barbeques, bonfires and an experience of dining in the open. Our swimming pool is located not far from the dining area.Besides the Safari’s into the Jungle, for spotting the big cat, there are several other activities one can do, like, boat safari, Nature walk, cycling, Birding, night safari, overnight stay in the forest and trips to nearby attractions like the butterfly park and Bhadravati pottery village.



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$4300
    Package Inclusion:
    • 12 Nights Stay (twin sharing)
    • 4 Safaris in Bandhavgarh
    • 4 Safaris in Kanha
    • 3 Safaris in Pench
    • 5 Safaris in Tadoba
    • 4 Participants in Gypsy for all Safaris
    • All transfers by AC Vehicle
    • Flight tickets inside India
    • All Meals (B, L, D )
    • Morning and Evening Tea
    • Guide, Driver, Forest Permit,Taxes
    • Tips/Gratitude
    Package Exclusion:
    • Any cost of personal nature
    • Camera and Lens Charge
    • 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