Birds and Tiger Tour - 11 DAYS






Delhi, Bharatpur, Chambal, Dholpur, Jabalpur, Kanha


11 Days Birding and tiger tour. Depart from Delhi for the world famous Keoladeo Bird Reserve. Visit the Chambal River, home of the Indian Skimmers, Gangetic River Dolphin, and the highly endangered Gharial. Overnight train to Kanha National Park, one of India's top tiger reserves. Overnight train to Delhi. Departs from Delhi.



This tour runs from October to late April (Chambal is closed from May onwards).



Bharatpur

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, popularly known as Bharatpur and often regarded as one of the world's most important bird sanctuaries. This 28.7 square kilometre mixed wetland, woodland, grass and scrub is home to 400 plus species of birds. Only 175 kms from New Delhi, Bharatpur is on the Agra - Jaipur road. It has the very high status of being both a Ramsar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Chambal

The Chambal River is an exceptionally beautiful and peaceful river. It is a tributary of the Yamuna River in Central India. The Chambal River remains one of North India's most unpolluted rivers. Because of this, it is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary is most famous for the highly endangered Gharial, the rare Gangetic River Dolphin, Indian Skimmers, River Terns and Sarus Cranes.


Kanha

Kanha National Park is often claimed to be the best National Park in India. Kanha is well known for its diversity of wildlife and unparalleled beauty. This reserve has excellent tiger sighting potential and is also famous for the Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur and the very rare and endangered Barasingha (Swamp Deer).


Itinerary



Day 1: Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and collected from the airport by our representative and transferred by taxi to your hotel.

Accomodation: Overnight at Justa The Residence.
Meals: Own basis for today.


Day 2: Delhi to Bharatpur

Transfer to station for A/C train from Delhi to Bharatpur. Approx 3 hours Visit the Keoladeo Bird Reserve.

Accomodation: Overnight in The Birder's Inn in Bharatpur. 
Meals: Full board.


Day 3: Bharatpur to Chambal

Early morning visit to the Keoladeo Bird Reserve. Afternoon, drive by A/C vehicle to Chambal and overnight. Approx 2 hours. 

Accomodation: Overnight at the Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur.
Meals: Full board.


Day 4: Chambal to Dholpur

Morning boat ride along the Chambal River. Afternoon bird watching around Chambal River.

Accomodation: Overnight at the Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur. 
Meals: Full board.


Day 5: Chambal to Jabalpur

Morning bird watching around Chambal, then drive by A/C vehicle to train station. Catch the A/C sleeper train for overnight journey to Jabalpur. 

Meals: Breakfast.


Day 6: Jabalpur to Kanha

Reach Jabalpur at 05:50 Transfer to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Kanha (160 K.M.) It's a 3 hour drive in an A/C vehicle. Check in at Tuli Tiger Resort. Evening safari drive.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tuli Tiger Resort.
Meals: Full board.


Day 7: Kanha

Morning and evening safari drive. 

Accomodation: Overnight at Tuli Tiger Resort.
Meals: Full board.


Day 8: Kanha

Morning and evening safari drive. 

Accomodation: Overnight at Tuli Tiger Resort.
Meals: Full Board.


Day 9: Kanha

Morning and evening safari drive. 

Accomodation: Overnight at Tuli Tiger Resort.
Meals: Full Board.


Day 10: Kanha to Jabalpur to Delhi

After morning safari drive, drive straight to Jabalpur. Lunch at hotel. Transfer to train station. Board the direct 15:00 A/C train back to Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.


Day 11: Delhi

Reach Delhi early morning. Transfer to International Airport or to hotel. There is an option of an additional night in Delhi for sightseeing.

Price


Tour cost: £1,574 Based on two people sharing.



Prices are quoted per person and per booking and are based on the number of adults sharing as given in the booking enquiry. Accommodation supplements are determined by the date the accommodation is occupied and not the departure date (unless otherwise stated).

The only supplements you are likely to see when you book that relate to your choice of flight will be for extra leg room seats, or other optional services (such as seat selection, internet check-in). Mail to Our Specialist. [email protected]

Per person £
02 people travelling together (on twin share basis) 1,574
03 people travelling together 1,360
04 people travelling together (on twin share basis) 1,265
Supplement for using Deluxe Room at hotel Sunbird, Bharatpur Per single room per night Per person per night on twin sharing basis
Supplement for 01st class air-conditioned train from Agra to Jabalpur 17
Supplement for 01st class air-conditioned train from Jabalpur to Delhi 19
Supplement for accompanying bird guide / naturalist from Delhi to Delhi (Day 01 to Day 10) 646 in total to split between the number travelling
Supplements of Meals during train journeys (packed meals) – during train journey from Agra to Jabalpur and Jabalpur to Delhi Supplements of Meals during train journeys (packed meals) – during train journey from Agra to Jabalpur and Jabalpur to Delhi

Price is based on the following hotels.

City Hotel Name, room category, meal planNo. of nights
Delhi Justa The Residence, Superior Room, Bed & Breakfast 01
Bharatpur Birders Inn, Deluxe Room, Full Board 01
Dholpur Raj Niwas Palace, Deluxe Room, Full Board 02
Kanha Tuli Tiger Resort, Deluxe Cottage, Full Board 04

Package Includes:


The Tour cost includes



  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels or similar as per mentioned meal plan
  • Air-conditioned A/C car (for 02 & 03 people), AC Toyota Innova (04 people) & A/C Tempo (05 people to 08 people) for all transfers & drives mentioned as per the above mentioned itinerary
  • English speaking local guide for monuments visited as per the above itinerary
  • 02 half days cycle rickshaw in Bharatpur during birding
  • Entrances to the National Parks visited as per the above itinerary
  • 02nd class air-conditioned train from Delhi to Bharatpur
  • 02nd class overnight air-conditioned train from Agra to Jabalpur & Jabalpur to Delhi (Note: Please see above supplement for 01st class air-conditioned train journeys)
  • Total of 08 safaris drives (04 in Kanha zone & 04 in Kisli zone) with lodge naturalist by exclusive jeep (using 01 jeep up to 04 people & 02 jeeps from 05 people onwards until 08 people)
  • All current Govt. applicable taxes

The Tour cost does not include



  • Any International or domestic airfare to/from India including International airport tax
  • Meals not specified
  • Any hotel accommodation & meals in Delhi on the last day
  • Accompanying escort OR naturalist
  • Camera fee wherever levied.
  • Any increase in airfares by the airlines in future
  • Any increase in entrances and rail fares as per Government notifications in future
  • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc
  • Any item not mentioned in the price includes section
  • Any increase in the entrance fee to the National park. The price is based on the presently applicable entrance fee
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control

Cancellation Policy



All cancellations must be advised in writing by the lead guest on the booking. Our cancellation charges are based on the number of days before departure that we receive your written request. These charges are a percentage of your tour cost, excluding any non-refundable elements.

  • More than 56 days prior to departure - loss of deposit (amount as advised at the time of booking)
  • 56-43 days prior to departure - 25% of holiday cost*
  • 42-29 days prior to departure - 50% of holiday cost*
  • 28-15 days prior to departure 75% of holiday cost*
  • Within 14 days of departure - 100% of holiday cost*
*being the percentage of the total cost of any applicable refundable amounts (i.e. excluding any non refundable / non changeable elements booked where INDIAN WILDLIFE TOURS have already incurred the cost or charges.) Read more