Tiger
THE ROYAL TIGER - Encounter the Endangered Bengal Tiger
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Game Preserves & Wildlife Encounters
Bandhavgarh National Park
This former game reserve has become one of India's most prominent national parks due its high density of tigers which roam the mixed forests of sal and bamboo in search of an easy kill.  The thick forest sits in a bowl encircled by cliffs and the wooded Vindhyan mountains. It harbors a multitude of game, from Rhesus macaques, jungle cats, hyenas to nilgai, blackbuck, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar and sometimes a fox or jackal.  The birdlife is terrific and under the watchful eye of our skilled experts you will be able to walk in the jungle and can expect to see blue bearded bee-eaters and blossom headed parakeets.

Bandhavgarth Fort, at 1,000 ft. above the park, offers a stunning backdrop. Built in the 14th century, the ancient ruins depict the romance of faded palace grandeur and temples remain untouched. Scattered throughout the park are archaeological remains of the Kalchin period and numerous prehistoric caves.

Kanha Wildlife Park

One of India's most spectacular and exciting parks. Kanha provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's “Jungle Book.” The park is situated in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the best places to see tigers and its mix of river valleys and steep rocky escarpments make for breathtaking vistas. The mixed forests of sal and bamboo provide good breeding grounds for approximately 200 different species of birds, as well as 22 mammal species. Herbivores include chital, sambar, gaur and blue bull- jackal, leopard, hyena, dhole and of course the tiger feed on these prey species.

Kaziranga National Park

Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the heart of Assam, this park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. A birding paradise - the number of raptors, for example that can be seen on safari is remarkable. The vast open country makes the park very accessible and provides a chance to see animals in the wild at close quarters.  A variety of excursions are offered - nature treks through the Panbari Forest Reserve in search of the hoolock Gibbon (the only ape in India) or through lush coffee and rubber plantations of the nearby Karbi as well as visits to the Karbi people and the tea gardens of Assam.

 

Scenic Drives & Land-based Explorations
Delhi
, with its fascinating blend of past and present is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of this ancient land.

Old Delhi Visit Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mogul Empire.

New Delhi An extensive sightseeing tour includes Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Nagpur, popularly known as Orange Capital of India, is also the second capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, "Bakht Buland Shah" laid the city's foundation in the year 1702.

 

Lodges, Camps & Estates
Bandavgarh Jungle Lodge

Situated within walking distance of the park's main entrance, the lodge was built as an authentic Indian village, with thatched-roof huts and an inner courtyard with modern facilities. The estate’s meadows attract deer and other animals after sunset. The reserve’s forest is a bird watchers paradise as the grounds flourish with fruit trees.

Kanha Jungle Lodge
The lodge nestles on an 11-acre estate of mature Sal forests providing an ideal setting for bird watching. Set in the midst of the Sal jungle, it is just a short walk to the park’s entrance. There are no fences between the park and the lodge offering visitors a truly exciting and rewarding jungle experience.

Wild Grass Lodge

The lodge is located outside Kaziranga National Park. Built in an attractive rural-style, the resort's surrounding grounds abound with more than 40 species of trees and over 200 species of shrubs, creepers and climbers.

Supporting Conservation
Endangered Encounters will donate 100% post-tax profits from this trip to The Tiger Trust.

     

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Trip Dates & Cost DATES
Feb 27-Mar 11, 2006

COST

$4,600

(13 to 16 people)
$4,900

(11 to 12 people)

$5,100

(9 to 10 people)

$5,500

(5 to 8 people)

Includes domestic flights, local transport, accommodations (double occupancy), meals, game viewing and sightseeing excursions,trip leader and tiger specialist, local guides and a donation to save the Bengal Tiger.  Excludes international airfare to Delhi.


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