Nature Safari India

India Pench and Tadoba

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations: New Delhi – Nagpur – Tadoba – Pench Nagpur - New Delhi - Fly Back Home

Day 1 : Arrival New Delhi (Flight)
Humayuns Tomb, Delhi Tourism When you arrive at the airport in New Delhi you will be received by the representatives of Nature Safari who will then take you to the Hotel. Overnight at New Delhi.


Day 2 : New Delhi – Nagpur- Tadoba (Flight + 100 kms/2-3)
Early Morning transfer to domestic airport to board a flight to <> at 0705 hrs. Meetings and assistance on arrival <> at 0825 hrs and drive to Tadoba 100 kms/ 2-3 hrs drive. Lunch at Resort and afternoon game drive to the national park. Dinner and overnight at Svasara Resort

Day 3 : Tadoba
Breakfast and lunch at Svasara Resort. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park

Tadoba- Created in 1955, Tadoba National Park is the largest and oldest in Maharastra -- and, although it's growing in popularity, still remains quite off the beaten track. Dominated by teak and bamboo, and with a magical landscape of rugged cliffs, marshes, and lakes, it's full of diverse wildlife and was once favored by shikaras (hunters). Together with the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, which was formed in 1986, it makes up the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Dinner and overnight at Svasara Resort

Day 4 : Tadoba
Breakfast and lunch at Svasara Resort. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park

Often referred to as "The Jewel of Vidharba", the Tadoba National Park lies in the district of Chandrapur in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra. 

Located in the heart of a reserved forest, it is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants - and wildlife that includes tigers, panthers, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, bison, barking deer, nil gai, sambar, and cheatal. 

In fact, the Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Santuary together form the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The park derives its name from "Taru" the local deity, whereas the Andhari river that meanders through the forest gives the sanctuary its name.

Flora: Teak, Ain, Bija, Dhaoda, Bamboo, Haldu, Arjun, Tendu, Salai, Jamun, Mahua.



Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Jackal, Sambar, Indian Bison, Barking Deer, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Chausingha, Ratel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Langur.

Dinner and overnight at Svasara Resort.

Day 5 : Tadoba - Pench (200/4-5)
Morning after breakfast depart for Tadoba 200kms, 4-5 hours drive, On arrival check into Pench Jungle Camp. Lunch at Resort and afternoon game drive to the national park Dinner and overnight at Pench Jungle Camp

Day 6 : Pench
Breakfast and lunch at Pench Jungle Camp. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park

Pench is different located in the AVSM (Aravali, Vindhyanchal, Satpura and Maikal Ranges) belt, this teak forest is a different and a pleasant surprise to the normal and scenic parks of Kanha and Bandhavgarh. The tracks are smoother, the trees are thicker with dense undergrowth, perhaps one reason why the herbivore population here is more larger in size compared to Kanha and Bandhavgarh. There is a distinct silence here. You feel you are the King, when suddenly your driver halts seeing the pugmarks of the actual King of the area. A Tiger has just crossed; he shows them to you, and suddenly an alarm call from one of the denizens of the forest. You, your driver, your naturalist are all alert. Looking in the direction of the call, eye balls much bigger than usual, heart pounding at 120 beats a minute. Ears as big as of an Elephant, you want to see the true King of Pench. The drama, unfolds, and you are in Pench, the true and original Kipling Country

Dinner and overnight at Pench Jungle Camp

Day 7 : Pench
Breakfast and lunch at Pench Jungle Camp. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park

Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench River which flows from north to south through the Pench National Park. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh.

Recently in 1992, Pench has been included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. A total of 758 Sq. kms of this Southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is crisscrossed by a number of streams and 'nallahs' most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up in April end, a number of water pools locally known as 'dohs' are found which serve as water holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the pinch period. As a prey concentration is high along the Pench River, tiger usually inhabits frequents this belt. Leopard though generally operates in the peripheral areas but are occasionally seen in the deep forest also. Jungle cats are commonly seen. Leopard cats, small Indian civets and palm civets are common but seen rarely.

In Pench, Cheetal, Sambar, are commonly seen grazing on the open sites on roadsides and banks of river & reservoir. Jackals can be seen in search of food anywhere in the Park. Packs up to 15 of wild dog can be seen near Chhedia, Jamtara, Bodanala and Pyorthadi areas of the Reserve. Herds of gaur can be spotted near streams and bamboo patches commonly in summer months. Sloth beer occupy hilly, rocky out crops and favour mahul bel infested forest. Chnkara is present in very small numbers and is found in open areas around Turia, Telia and Dudhgaon villages.

Langoors are very common in Pench, whereas the Rhesus monkeys may be seen occasionally on the fringes. Pench boasts of, more than 210 species of birds that include several migratory ones also. Commonly seen are Peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Crow pheasant, Crimson breasted barbet, Redvented bulbul, Racket tailed drongo, Magpie robin and lesser whistling teal.

Dinner and overnight at Pench Jungle Camp

Day 8 : Pench
Breakfast and lunch at Pench Jungle Camp. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park. Dinner and overnight at Resort

Day 9 : Pench
Breakfast and lunch at Pench Jungle Camp. Morning and afternoon Jeep safari to the National park. Dinner and overnight at Resort

Day 10 : Pench – Nagpur – New Delhi– Fly back home (90/2)
Morning game drive to the national Park. Lunch at Resort and later transfer to Nagpur 90 kms /2 hrs drive to board a flight to New Delhi at 1810 hrs. Arrive New Delhi 1940 hrs and transfer to hotel. Overnight at New Delhi

Day 11 : Fly back home
Morning free for leisure activity and later transfer to international airport to board a flight back home

Note: The driving hours given above from one city to another are based on the normal conditions of the roads and may vary.  Any break for Food / Tea / Toilets / Sightseeing on the way will take extra time than the above given hours. 

 

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