7 Days Itinerary/Package

A tryst with the Wildlife & Tribes of Central India (Theme: Nature)

Things To Do:
We will start very early and fly to Jabalpur, the gateway to Kanha. Drive for roughly 4 hours through rural countryside to arrive at the beautiful lodge that has been reserved for you for two nights. At lunch, get oriented about the area and the lodge by resident naturalist.
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Day 1 - Arrive in Jabalpur and drive to Kanha
Funfair of Jabalpur
With the nearest airport, the Jabalpur Dumna airport, at a distance of mere 20 kms. from the city, travelling is hassle-free. Jabalpur is also well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur, Bhopal, and Indore by air.
Jabalpur has regular trains from major cities of the country. Nearest stations are Jabalpur Junction (JBP), Madan Mahal (MML), Deori (DOE), Adhartal (ADTL) and Jamtara Paraswara (JPV)
Frequent cab service to Jabalpur is available from all major cities such as Bhopal, Indore and Raipur.
Day 2 - In Kanha
Delightful Kanha
Nearest airport is Jabalpur airport (170 kms) which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhopal and other major cities. Second best option is Nagpur airport (290 kms). Raipur airport (260 kms) can be preferred as the third option.
The nearest railway stations are Bilaspur (175 kms), Gondia (127 kms), Jabalpur (214 kms), Nagpur (280 kms) and Raipur (216 kms)
Nearest cities are Jabalpur (165 kms), Raipur, Nagpur. Jabalpur & Nagpur are on National Highway-7 which connects Varanasi to Kanyakumari. The routes are: Jabalpur - Mandla - Kanha (Khatia gate), cabs for hire available Raipur - Simga - Kawardha - Chilphi- Gadhi- Kanha (Mukki gate), cabs for hire available Nagpur - Seoni - Balaghat - Baihar - Kanha (Mukki gate), cabs for hire available
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Things To Do:
Today is an exciting day in Kanha, and you will be able to have a morning jungle drive (our second safari) through the stunning Sal forests and meadows looking for sloth bear, jackal, the rare hardground Barasingha (swamp dear), sambar, and of course Sher Khan himself! Breakfast will be in the park during our Safari break.
Things To Do:
This morning again you have to wake up early to explore the wildlife of Kanha by Jeeps- our 3rd and final safari in Kanha. Most of the animals and birds are active during early morning and late evening. So don't miss the chance and be first in the queue for entry into the park.
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Day 3 - Kanha - Bandhavgarh
Delightful Kanha
Nearest airport is Jabalpur airport (170 kms) which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhopal and other major cities. Second best option is Nagpur airport (290 kms). Raipur airport (260 kms) can be preferred as the third option.
The nearest railway stations are Bilaspur (175 kms), Gondia (127 kms), Jabalpur (214 kms), Nagpur (280 kms) and Raipur (216 kms)
Nearest cities are Jabalpur (165 kms), Raipur, Nagpur. Jabalpur & Nagpur are on National Highway-7 which connects Varanasi to Kanyakumari. The routes are: Jabalpur - Mandla - Kanha (Khatia gate), cabs for hire available Raipur - Simga - Kawardha - Chilphi- Gadhi- Kanha (Mukki gate), cabs for hire available Nagpur - Seoni - Balaghat - Baihar - Kanha (Mukki gate), cabs for hire available
Day 4 - In Bandhavgarh
Royal Bandhavgarh
The nearest airports are the Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome (250 km) and the Jabalpur Airport (190 km). Both are well connected to major cities like Delhi, Indore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The closest railway stations are Umaria (37 km), Katni (100 km), Jabalpur (190 km) and Khajuraho (250 km). These stations are well connected to major cities.
You can get to Bandhavgarh by state/private transport buses or by car/taxi from Umaria (37 km), Jabalpur (190 km), Katni (100 km) or Khajuraho (250 km).
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Things To Do:
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris in the Park. The Bandhavgarh National Park is the place where the famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The last known capture of a white tiger was in 1951. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other animal species too.
Things To Do:
After breakfast we will set out on foot and explore a bird trail with the lodge's in house naturalist. The trail runs close to a tribal village, where we will spend an hour or so to see the way of life. It is a perfect opportunity to take some stunning portraits as well, and to see their local art.
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Day 5 - Bandhavgarh - Satpura
Royal Bandhavgarh
The nearest airports are the Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome (250 km) and the Jabalpur Airport (190 km). Both are well connected to major cities like Delhi, Indore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The closest railway stations are Umaria (37 km), Katni (100 km), Jabalpur (190 km) and Khajuraho (250 km). These stations are well connected to major cities.
You can get to Bandhavgarh by state/private transport buses or by car/taxi from Umaria (37 km), Jabalpur (190 km), Katni (100 km) or Khajuraho (250 km).
Day 6 - In Satpura
Serene Pachmarhi
Bhopal airport (195 kms) is the nearest airport. Major airlines connect Bhopal to various cities in India that include Gwalior, Mumbai and Delhi.
The nearest rail station is Pipariya (50 kms). It is on the Mumbai-Howrah line and is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore.
Bus services to Pachmarhi are available from Bhopal, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Pipariya and other places. There are 7 buses daily to Bhopal which take just 6-7 hours. Buses are operated by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation as well as other private companies.
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Things To Do:
Nestled in to the beautiful forested hills of Satpura landscape, the Satpura Tiger Reserve is one of the most biodiversity rich areas of Central India. From the small insectivores plants to the Indian Gaur and Tiger, every flora and fauna typical to Central Indian Highlands are found here.
Things To Do:
This morning we will go for canoeing in the river, as it offers a unique way to watch the water birds especially Indian Skimmer, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, River Tern, Bar headed Geese etc. We will canoe will run parallel to the dense Jungle.
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Day 7 - To Bhopal
Begum's Bhopal
Bhopal airport, about 13 km northwest of the city center, is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Raipur. Taxis are available from the airport to reach the city center.
Bhopal is on the Delhi-Chennai main line. Major trains going from Mumbai to Delhi via Itarsi and Jhansi also go through Bhopal. Local buses and auto-rickshaws are available to reach the city center.
Regular state run and private bus services connect Bhopal with Indore, Mandu, Ujjain, Khajuraho, Pachmarhi, Gwalior, Sanchi, Jabalpur and Shivpuri.

Tour Operator:

The state of Madhya Pradesh is known as the "Heart of India" because of a lot many things that it has to offer. It has been home to cultural and spiritual heritage of almost all the religions. Innumerable monuments, intricately carved temples, stupas, forts and palaces are dotted all over the State. The natural beauty of the state is equally varied. Consisting largely of a plateau, the State has everything, from mighty mountain ranges to meandering rivers to miles of verdant forests. In fact a large part of it is under the forest cover, offering a unique and exciting panorama of wildlife. In the National Parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Satpura you can spot the tiger, bison and a wide variety of deer and antelope.

Our tour introduces the visitors to some of the best habitat of wildlife, especially Tigers available in the country. Carpeted over the hills of central Indian highlands these jungles and hills are sources of some of the most important rivers of peninsular India. On this tour you will also visit a local village. Be a guest in a tribal home, see cow dung patty cakes being made for fuel wood, kitchen gardens and local produce being dried in the sun, watch the women work in the fields, paint intricate designs on their walls and floors, see the temple, and understand the harmony of their lives with nature.

The trip, hosted by LE PASSAGE TO INDIA, is proud to have Prabhat Verma leading this tour. Prabhat brings with him his vast experience selling Wildlife Tourism in India. He is an expert in spotting and identifying the wildlife & birds as well as a passionate wildlife photographer. The tour will be led if there are minimum 10 participants.