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9 Days White Tiger Country Bandhavgarh Tour
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Bandavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. It is located amidst the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of 168sq miles (437sq km). The park is blessed with a number of habitats and a high density of wildlife, comprising a large number of Tigers. It is also known as the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and can be seen on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. Only the Maharaja or the emperor and his invitees took to hunting. Otherwise, the wildlife was well protected.
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Trip Highlights & Experiences
This trips specializes in crafting holiday tours in the Indian subcontinent. This trip incorporate following themes and activity.
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Birding
  • Elephant
  • Honeymoon
  • Jeep Safari
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Tiger
  • Wildlife
Destinations TO VISIT
  • New Delhi
  • bandhavgarh national park
  • Kanha National Park
  • Jabalpur
  • New Delhi
Temperature and Best Season
Best Season is from September to March

Temp & Rainfall
January to March
50F - 80F
10 degree C - 27 degree C
4MM - 7MM

April to June
75F - 105F
24 degree C - 45 degree C
11MM - 30MM

July to September
70F - 95F
21 degree C - 35 degree C
100MM - 165MM

October to December
55F - 85F
13 degree C - 30 degree C
3MM - 8MM

These are average temp and rainfall of  Central India, and may vary for each destnation. The temperature is in degrees Centigrade.
Delhi
Days 1
Jama Masjid

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be received by the Company representatives at the international airport late in the evening. He will transfer you to your hotel. Relax.

DELHI, once the capital of kingdoms and empires, has now metamorphosed into a busy metropolis that takes pride in its fascinating mix of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.





Delhi - Bandhavgarh
Days 2
Akshardham Temple

We will receive you at the hotel. After picking up some fruits, juice and water for the journey, you will be driven to the station to catch a train to Umaria (Bandavgarh).

Overnight will be on the train.










Bandhavgarh
Days 3
Bandhavgargh Tiger

Drive to Bandavgarh. Reach and Relax in the resort.

Bandavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. It is located amidst the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of 168sq miles (437sq km). The park is blessed with a number of habitats and a high density of wildlife, comprising a large number of Tigers. It is also known as the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and can be seen on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. Only the Maharaja or the emperor and his invitees took to hunting. Otherwise, the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.

There are 32 hills in this part of the park. You can also see a natural fort at its centre. The fort-s cliffs are 2625 feet (800 meters) high, 1000 feet (300 meters) above the surrounding countryside. It is a delight to see Sal forest covering the maximum part of this forest. On the upper slope, jungles of sal, saj, dhobin, and saja are seen. Winter temperatures (Nov-mid-February) vary from almost freezing at night to around 68 degree Fahrenheit in the daytime. Summer nights are also cooler than the daytime temperatures, which rise to 104 degree Fahrenheit. This park bars the entry during breeding season, which coincides with the monsoon (July-October). The park witnesses rainfall averaging about 50 inches (120cm) per year.

Bandavgarh has been a centre of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years. You will find its mention in the ancient books like the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. Legend has it that Lord Rama, the epic Hindu character in the Ramayana, stopped at Bandavgarh on his way back to his homeland after defeating the demon King Ravana of Lanka. Two monkey architects, who had engineered a bridge between the isle of Lanka and the mainland, are said to have built Bandavgarh-s Fort. Later Rama handed it over to his brother Lakshmana who became known as Bandavdhish -The Lord of the Fort-. Lakshmana is the particular God of the fort and is regularly worshipped in a temple there.

The caves carved out of the sandstone towards the north of the fort can be said to be the oldest sign of habitation in the park. Many caves boast of Brahmi inscriptions that date back to the 1st century BC. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century AD, the Vakatakas from the 3rd century AD. From that time onwards, Bandavgarh was presided over by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings of Bundelkhand who built the famous temples at Khajuraho. The Baghel Kings, the direct ancestors of the present Royal family of Rewa, established their dynasty at Bandavgarh in the 12th century. It served as a capital to the dynasty till 1617 when the centre of court life moved to Rewa, 75 miles (120Kms) to the north. In the absence of the royal patronage, Bandavgarh grew into a deserted land until the forest overran the area and it became the royal hunting reserve. The abundance of the forest helped in its preservation and safety of its wildlife. Only Maharajas made full use of their rights here. Each set out to kill the auspicious number of 109 Tigers.

At independence Bandavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. After its creation as a park, the issues of the poaching were also brought under control which in turn gave a dramatic rise to the number of animals here. Small dams and water holes were built to solve the problem of water shortage. Grazing by local cattle was stopped and the village within the park boundaries was relocated. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them.

Bandavgarh, without any doubt, is famous for its Tigers. But it is a retreat for several other animals too. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terai forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes scarce and the undergrowth dies back.

Do the Afternoon safari and relax in the evening at the resort and overnight will be at Bandavgarh.



Bandhavgarh
Days 4
Jeep Safari

Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris)

Overnight stay will be at the resort.











Bandhavgarh
Days 5
Chital at Bandhavgarh National Park

Explore jungle on elephant back and Jeeps.

Enjoy bird watching and a walk to the fort.

Overnight stay will be in Bandavgarh.









Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Days 6
Kanha National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kanha.

This is the place that has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle Book". It is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is a famous tiger reserve that covers an area of more than 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is inhabited by Barasingha.

In 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries - Hallon and Banjar of 250kms to 300kms each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded .The area was recognised as a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the year however led to the conversion of this area into an absolute sanctuary in 1952.

If you are lucky, you will definitely be able to spot Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine. 200 species of birds are also found here. Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbour many species and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum.

You will also be taken on an excursion to Kawardha. It is a small town located just east of the Maikala Range (up to 1100m) to the south east of Kanha National Park. Kawardha in Chhattisgarh (34 forts) in M.P is visited for Maharaja Viswaraj Singh palace, which has recently been opened for the visitors. It provides a delightfully quite unspoiled contrast with India big cities and with the much busier tourist circuit of Rajasthan Palace Circuit. This town is in the centre of the Baiga tribe, who live in forest surrounding the town. You will also get to see many 11th century temples in the immediate region.

Reach in the afternoon and relax at the resort.

Overnight stay will be at the Kanha Resort.



Kanha
Days 7
Tiger at Kanha National Park

Spend full day viewing games and spotting TIGERS inside the jungle. (Two safaris)

Overnight stay will be at the resort.











Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi
Days 8
Elephant Ride at Kanha National Park

You will head for an exciting morning GAME DRIVE into the forest.

You will be driven to Jabalpur. After you reach, you will be transferred to the Airport to catch a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.









Delhi - Home
Days 9
Lotus Temple

Breakfast will be at hotel. In the morning, you will be taking a city tour to cover Laxmi Narayan Temple - The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The Government headquarters. In the afternoon, you will tour across Old Delhi to pay visits to Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial - The memoir of father of the nation. Also, you will be taken to see the magnificent sound & light show in the evening. Late in the evening, our company representative will transfer you to the airport to board a flight back home.








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Question: Visa Information for India
Answer: Visa Requirement for India

Every foreign national must have a visa for entry into India. We recommend that you apply for a six month, multiple entry tourist visa. 


Please note that your passport MUST be valid for six months from the date of your return from India.

To apply for a visa in the UK:
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The cost is £30 sterling

To apply for a visa in the USA:
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The cost is $73 US dollars.

Please note that you can use an agency to acquire a visa for you and in the UK we recommend:
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Please note that Trailfinders make a charge for this.

All applications must be submitted online. If you are using http://www.trailfinders.com then follow their instructions. You should fill in the form online, print off a copy, and then submit to Trailfinders and pay them. Please note that you need two photographs which are the same and must measure 50mm x 50mm, which is not the normal passport size. Photographs can be obtained from high street photographers, but not from booths in supermarkets or stations.


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