Birds and Tiger Tour - 14 DAYS





Delhi, Bharatpur, Agra, Jabalpur, Kanha, Bandhavgarh


A 14 day bird and tiger safari. Departing from Delhi for the world famous Keoladeo Bird Reserve. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. Overnight train to Kanha National Park, one of India's top tiger reserves. Taxi to Bandhavgarh, another exceptional Tiger Reserve. Overnight train back to Delhi. Departs from Delhi.

 

Tours run from October to mid June. 


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.


Agra

Agra is famous for the magnificent Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal is an exquisite masterpiece in white marble. Built in 1648 by the famous Shah Jahan who was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. Both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort lie in close proximity to each other on the banks of the Yamuna River.


Kanha National Park

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).


Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh is one of India’s most exciting tiger reserves. It is very well known for its wonderfully rich wildlife, boasting a beautiful range of diverse habitats. As well as being one of India’s top tiger reserves, Bandhavgarh is also extremely popular with bird watchers, as it has superb raptor possibilities. It is also excellent for the Sloth Bear and Leopard.



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 Sunbird Hotel in Bharatpur. 
Meals: Breakfast in Delhi, lunch and evening meal in Bharatpur



Day 3: Bharatpur

Enjoy a full day walking inside Keoladeo Bird Reserve. (Rickshaws can be hired at the park gates if you prefer.)

Accomodation:Overnight at Sunbird Hotel in Bharatpur
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch for the park and evening meal.



Day 4: Bharatpur to Agra to Jabalpur

After breakfast, you will take an A/C taxi to Agra (approximately 2 hours). View the magnificent Taj Mahal. Lunch and evening meal are payable directly today as there are plenty of places to choose from in Agra. See supplement if you’d like us to supply a packed meal for the overnight train. We will arrange the transfer to the train station for you to arrive in plenty of time to catch the overnight 2nd class air conditioned sleeper train to Jabalpur (NDLS JBP EXP). Departing at 1702 hours and arriving in Jabalpur the following morning.

Meals: Breakfast in Bharatpur.



Day 5: Jabalpur to Kanha

Your train is scheduled to reach Jabalpur at 0715 hours. From here, you’ll be driven to Hotel Jackson for breakfast. After breakfast, drive straight to Kanha (160 K.M.). It's a 3 hour drive in an air conditioned vehicle. Check in at Tuli Tiger Resort

Afternoon safari drive inside Kanha National Park.

Meals: Breakfast in Jabalpur, lunch and evening meal in Kanha.



Day 6: Kanha

Morning and evening safari drive inside Kanha National Park. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.



Day 7: Kanha

Morning safari drive inside Kanha National Park. Afternoon explore the local area outside of Kanha National Park by jeep with a local naturalist booked from Tuli Tiger Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.



Day 8: Kanha

Morning and evening safari drive inside Kanha National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.



Day 9: Kanha to Bandhavgarh

After breakfast, drive (approximately 5 hours) straight to Bandhavgarh in an air conditioned vehicle. Check into the Nature Heritage Resort. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park 

Meals: Breakfast in Kanha, lunch and evening meal in Bandhavgarh.



Day 10: Bandhavgarh

Morning and evening safari drive inside Bandhavgarh National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.



Day 11: Bandhavgarh

Morning and evening safari drive inside Bandhavgarh National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.



Day 12: Bandhavgarh to Katni and overnight train to Delhi.

Morning safari drive inside Bandhavgarh National Park. Transfer by air conditioned vehicle to the train station in good time to board the Mahakoshal Express, which is an overnight sleeper train (in 2nd class air conditioned) departing Katni at 1925 hours. Lunch and evening meal are payable directly today. See supplement if you’d like us to arrange a packed dinner for you to take with you on the train.

Meals: Breakfast in Bandhavgarh.



Day 13: Delhi

Your train is expected to arrive in Delhi at 1140 hours. Today we have included a car at your disposal for 04 hours to be used within the city limits for local sightseeing/shopping with any monument fees/guide services on direct payment. If you would prefer to go birdwatching to Sultanpur or Okhla today please let us know and we can provide you with any additional supplement for this, to include a guide and any entrance fee.

Accomodation:Night at hotel near to the airport.
Meals: Payable directly today.



Day 14: After breakfast, transfer to Delhi International Airport for your return flight.

Meals: Breakfast (served from 0700 hours)


Price


Tour cost: £1,463 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) 1,463.00
03 people travelling together 1,267.00
04 people travelling together (on twin share basis) 1,191.00
05 people travelling together 1,353.00
06 people travelling together (on twin share basis) 1,273.00
07 people travelling together 1,216.00
08 people travelling together (on twin share basis) 1,173.00
Single room supplement 304.00
Supplement for 01st class air-conditioned train from Agra to Jabalpur 16.70
Supplement for 01st class air-conditioned train from Jabalpur to Delhi 18.50
Supplement for accompanying bird guide / naturalist from Delhi to Delhi (Day 02 to Day 13) 721.00

Price is based on the following hotels.

City Hotel Name, room category, meal planNo. of nights
Delhi Hotel Lohmod, Executive Room, Bed & Breakfast 01
Bharatpur Sunbird Hotel (Deluxe Room) 02
Kanha Tuli Tiger Resort, Deluxe Cottage 04
Bandhavgarh Nature Heritage Resort, Cottage 03
Delhi Hotel Lohmod, Executive Room 01


Package Includes:


The Tour cost includes



  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels with meals as listed
  • 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 the Taj Mahal visit with entrance fee (paid once)
  • One half day and one full day to explore on foot inside Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary with a local bird guide and entrance fee payable once each day
  • Entrances to the national parks and sanctuaries included in the itinerary 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
  • Total of 06 safaris drives (03 in Kanha zone & 03 in Kisli zone) with lodge naturalist (subject to availability as the lodge has three in total) and with mandatory Forest Department guide by exclusive jeep (using 01 jeep upto 04 people & 02 jeeps from 05 people onwards till 08 people). Total of 06 safaris drives (03 in Tala zone & 03 in Maghdi zone) with mandatory Forest Department guide (and we have requested a lodge naturalist subject to availability but is not guaranteed for all of your safaris as it is at the discretion of the lodge management) by exclusive jeep (using 01 jeep upto 04 people & 02 jeeps from 05 people onwards till 08 people)
  • 02nd class overnight air-conditioned train from Katni to Delhi
  • A/C vehicle for half day at your disposal on Day 14 in Delhi (04 hours / 40 kms)
  • 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
  • The same accompanying naturalist guide for the duration of the tour. Our price is based on using local guide at each location
  • Camera fee wherever levied
  • 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 includes section.
  • Any increase in the entrance fee to the national park or sanctuaries. The price is based on the presently applicable entrance fee
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary or stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

Please remember a visa is essential when visiting India.


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