Kanha has a large, healthy population of tigers. But this park features more than tigers; it supports the full range of Indian wildlife described in The Jungle Books. The variety and abundance of wildlife here is remarkable. The park is famous for its herds of swamp deer, a large and beautiful endemic animal with 12-point antlers (it has probably been saved from extinction by careful management in Kanha). Also found are herds of the beautiful chital (common name is spotted deer), and sambar, the biggest of the Indian deer. Other commonly seen herbivores include barking deer, nilgai antelope, four-horned antelope, wild boar, and the imposing gaur (also called the Indian bison), which is considered the largest wild bovine in the world. A gaur bull can stand over six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh more than a ton!
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
Transfer in and overnight Obroi Grand or similar.
Day 2: Flight to Raipur (eta 9:00 am) & drive to Kanha National Park (approx. 4 hour) (B,D)
Domestic flight to Raipur where we start our 4 hour drive by private vehicle to Kanha National Park. The drive passing through small farming villages, teak forests offers many photo ops that we will take advantage off. Arrive at our lodge before dinner. 3 nights Kanha Jungle Lodge
Day 3: Kanha National Park (B,L,D)
Often called Tiger Land, Kanha is located in a horseshoe-shaped valley with two distinctive hills on either side. In the center is the maiden (open grassy meadow), dotted with stands of majestic evergreen Sal trees to form a savanna countryside reminiscent of Africa. This park has been designated a ―Tiger Reserve‖ and comes under the protection of Project Tiger — the single largest conservation project mounted by the Government of India. We take sunrise and sunset excursions, departing your hotel pre-dawn that last 4-5 hours. You will have breakfast inside the park in a designated area, returning to your lodge by late morning. Some leisure time for walking the trails and exploring around the lodge. Optional afternoon game drive.
Day 4: Kanha National Park (B,L,D)
Explore the national park by morning & afternoon game drives. We will search for gaur and tiger Other predators in the park include sloth bear, the common (or golden) jackal, the striped hyena, and the dhole or Indian wild dog (which, like the African wild dog, lives and hunts in packs). Leopards also live in Kanha but are much more difficult to see. Other interesting mammals include the Indian ratel (honey badger), Indian porcupine, and various species of mongooses. Primates are represented by troops of monkeys of two species—the rhesus macaque and the silver (or common) langur. Kanha’s bird life is equally impressive, with more than 200 recorded species.
Day 5: Kanha – Raipur drive (approx. 5 hr) & flight to Kolkata (6E-252 at 1705/1840 hrs.) (B)
You will have one last opportunity to explore the Kanha National Park by the morning safari (we will have short safari this morning) before you leave for Raipur airport to connect with flight to Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata and check-in to the hotel.
Kolkata, also known as the City of Joy, name comes from the lively and friendly and loving behavior of all the citizens all over the places making the city more lively and enjoyable. Time permitting and evening city drive through.
Flight might be substituted for Delhi.
Cost: $ 2,245 CAD / $ 1,845 USD per person based on twin share.
- 3 exclusive safaris at Kanha National Park by Non AC Jeep (Max. 4 guests in one jeep). A fourth safari can be added if desired on Day 3 for $ 200 CAD per person
- 3 nights accommodation in twin sharing room at the Kanha Jungle Lodge.
- Park entrance fees
- Services of English speaking naturalist during the safari in Kanha National Park
- Arrival & Departure transfers using Air-conditioned Innova : 2 pax or Air-conditioned Tempo : 3-6 Pax
- All currently applicable taxes.