Land of The Jungle Book : Tigers and Tribes

- A Secret Retreats journey -
5 days / 4 nights
from 1,175 USD /person

 

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This journey has been personally designed by Thakur Raj Singh, ornithologist and passionate by wildlife and the Central Indian highlands for its richness and diversity of wildlife. He is sharing with us here the best possible way to discover the beauty of Kanha Park”


Highlights of the Journey:

  • 4 Safari Game Drives
  • Local village and nature walks
  • Central highland lifestyle

If the Parks at Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh are overflowing with travelers, Kanha Reserve is more laid back if you are keen to spot a tiger and enjoy the sunset in a forest teeming with deer and birds. There are about 60 tigers in the park that inspired Rudyard Kipling for The Jungle Book. The Kanha National Park is one of the largest national parks covering 1945 sq. km including a "core zone" of 940 sq. km. It is also part of Project Tiger, one of India's most important conservation efforts. This beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many rivers and streams support an excellent variety of wildlife. Some of the species we may encounter include the endangered Hard-ground Barasingha (this being the only place where this subspecies of deer persists), Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, the largest of all bovines Gaur, Golden-backed Jackal, Jungle Cat, Common Langur, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Dhole or Asian Wild Dog, and the elusive Chowsingha. There is also a rich collection of bird species such as: Asian Paradise Flycatcher, White Rumped Shama, White Bellied Drongo, Spangled Drongo. Racket Tailed Drongo, Twany Babbler, Jungle Babbler, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Grey Francolin, Painted Francolin, Black Naped Flycatcher, Common Iora, Eurasian Blackbird, Gold Mantled Chloropsis, Jerdon's Leaf Bird, Golden Oriole, Black Hooded Oriole, Common Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Tickell's Flowerpecker, Verditor Flycatcher, Twany Fish Owl, Barred Jungle Owlet, Spotted Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Indian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Common Kestrel, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Pariah Kite, White-Eyed Buzzard, Oriental Honey Buzzard and Indian Pitta. For nature lovers!


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Your Journey Day by Day

5 days / 4 nights from 1,175 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 
Day 1 : Raipur Airport - transfer to Kanha (-/-/D)
A driver will meet and greet you at Raipur Airport, then drive to Kanha National Park (approximately 4 hrs drive). We recommend mid-day flights, in order to reach the park in late afternoon, before the snset. Settle in your room and join the dinner at one of the lodge’s outlet.
HOTEL: The Bagh Kanha (Deluxe Room/ Junior Suite)
Day 2 : Kanha (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we propose you to get familiar with the surrounding through property nature walk and hides. Although Safari remains the prime attraction of the jungle, Nature Trails are for those who wish to explore nature closely on foot and for those who find joy in every little wonder of the jungle. Accompanied by a naturalist this is an amazing way to know about flora, butterflies, insects, birds and small mammals that come across your walk. Option to use property hides.

After lunch and a little nap maybe, we go for the first Safari Game Viewing in Kanha National Park. The park offers Safari through different habitats, including Sal Forest, Bamboo Thicket, Dadar (plateau grasslands), meadows and mixed forests. Back to the lodge for the evening and dinner.
HOTEL: The Bagh Kanha (Deluxe Room/ Junior Suite)
Day 3 : Kanha (B/L/D)
Today, breakfast lunch and dinner will be served at the property, and we plan 2 safari game drives by jeep in the park. In the evening, if you like more, we can still use the hides on property to view more wildlife.
HOTEL: The Bagh Kanha (Deluxe Room/ Junior Suite)
Day 4 : Kanha (B/L/D)
Early morning, last Safari Game Drive Viewing by Jeep in the park. Back to the lodge for breakfast and relax until lunch time.

In the afternoon, we will guide you for a Tribal Village walk. A pristine authentic India you find yourself drifting through small villages that have fields of paddy, sugarcane and other seasonal crops around their periphery. The first thing you notice is the bright smiling faces of little children content with their make-shift toys. Women going about their daily chores: drawing water either from the hand pump or the village well, and men returning from the fields or attending to odd jobs around the house. The houses of the village are mostly built with hand made mud bricks, plastered with mud and cow dung with a layer of limestone used as paint, often painted in a stunning blue. Back to the lodge for a cooking class with Chef, and for the evening, we plan some traditional local Tribal dance and performance, an ancient tradition of the region presented with the dinner.
HOTEL: The Bagh Kanha (Deluxe Room/ Junior Suite)
Day 5 : Kanha - Drive to Raipur airport fly to Delhi (B/L/-)
After breakfast and depending on your flight time, we drive to Raipur airport with packed lunch and connect to onward flight.

Note: if Day 2 or 3 are Wednesday, program will be rearranged as Park Safari is closed every Wednesday afternoon.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Land of The Jungle Book : Tigers and Tribes

5 days / 4 nights
from 1,175 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 


The total price includes:
Private return transfers to/from Raipur Airport
4 nights accommodation in Deluxe Room or Junior Suite
Full board including mineral water from dinner on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure
4 game drives in the National Park
Naturalist Guide
1 day and 1 night Hide usage
Nature and Village walks
Cooking class
Tribal Dance in the evening
All present taxes

The total price does not include:
VISA – Most countries need a visa for India (available online). Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Services & Meals other than mentioned
Beverages ( Alcohol / Non-alcoholic )
Personal expenses.
Flights
Tips and Gratuities


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Thakur and Bagh Kanha.

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