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The total area of India's protected wilderness is approximately 140,000sq km and constitutes 4 percent of the country's total land area. The emphasis has not only been on protecting wildlife in reserved forests, but in areas where man and animal continue to live in harmony.

The country's protected wilderness consists of 75 National Parks and 421 Sanctuaries, of which 19 fall under the purview of Project Tiger.

Its climatic and geographic diversity makes it the home of over 350 mammals and 1,200 bird species, many of which are unique to the subcontinent. The land of the tiger and the elephant, the peacock and the rhinoceros, India's wildlife is a delight for the nature lover. The wildlife parks and sanctuaries spread across the country offer a fascinating diversity of terrain, flora and fauna.

Corbett National Park: The Wild Land Of Himalayas

Located in the Patlidun Valley at the base of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, Corbett was established in 1936 in area of 520 sq. kms. , as the Hailey National Park. India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the tiger and its prey. The prominent fauna: tiger, leopard, elephant, sloth bear, jungle cat, fishing cat, dhole, yellow-throated marten, Himalayan palm civet.
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By Air: nearest airport is Delhi
By Rail: nearest railhead is Ramnagar
By Road: Ramnagar 5 kms. Delhi 275 kms.

Kanha National Park: The Density Of Fauna

No other wildlife reserve in India offers the density of fauna, found at Kanha in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Often called Tiger Land. Kanha is located in a horse – shoe shaped valley bound by two distinct spurs, and supports 22 species of mammals in the central parkland and the adjoining plateaus. Over the years, animals at Kanha have become bolder and more confident, making the park excellent for wildlife viewing and photography of tiger, leopard, barasingha, gaur, sambhar, chausingha, nilgai, barking deer, black buck, red jungle fowl.
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By Air: nearest airport is Nagpur.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Jabalpur 160 kms.
By Road: Mandla 65 kms. Nagpur 266 kms.

Bandhavgarh National Park: Recalling The Past

Located in the Vindhya Hills, Bandhavgarh encompasses hills covered with a mixed forest of sal, dhobin and saga and large stretches of grassland with bamboo groves. Dominated by a large fort said to have been built by Lord Rama, the hero of the Indian epic Ramayana, Bandhavgarh is famous for its tigers. jungle cat, hyena.
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By Air: nearest airport is Khajuraho.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Umaria.
By Road: Umaria 35 kms. Khajuraho 210 kms.

Sariska National Park: The Home of Tigers

The landscape of Sariska is dominated by sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali. The forests are dry deciduous. Within the sanctuary there are the ruins of medieval buildings. The ruins of temples of Garh- Rajor of the 10th centuries are scattered in the jungle. A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a panoramic view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles.
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By Air: nearest airport is Jaipur.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Alwar.
By Road: Alwar 37 kms, Delhi 200 kms and Jaipur 107 kms.

Ranthambhor National Park: Gateway To The Tigers Den

Experience of royal past and encounter with majestic tiger. The great Ranthambhor Fort perched atop a creek 200 mts. high. Ranthambhor is said to have India's friendliest tigers. Assured of protection, they have changed their nocturnal habits and are seen quite frequently during the day. Sprawled over the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. A system of three artificial lakes enhances beauty of the park.
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By Air: nearest airport is Jaipur 132 kms.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Sawai Madhopur.
By Road: nearest town is Sawai Madhopur 14 kms.

Keoladeo National Park: Exotic Migratory of Birds Sanctuary

The first wildlife park on the Golden Triangle of tourism is Keoladeo, 55km from the Agra. The rich aquatic plant and animal life in the shallow, fresh-water marsh of Bharatpur has been attracting resident and migratory aquatic birds in thousands since times immemorial. It has a recorded history of 100 years of duck shoots. There are over 353 species, belonging to 56 families. The Siberian Cranes visit no other waters in India, except the marshes of Keoladeo. For the number and variety of birds to be seen, Keoladeo is matchless.
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By Air: nearest airports are Agra & Jaipur.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Bharatpur 3 kms.
By Road: Agra 55kms, Delhi 212 kms.

Periyar: Most Picturesque Reserve

Periyar is one of India's most picturesque reserves. A dam constructed on the periyar river led to the submersion of a large forest area and the formation of a 55 sq. kms lake, which assured the local wildlife a perennial source of water and led to its rapid growth. The home of elephant, tiger, mouse deer, wild dog porcupine, lion tailed macaque, flying squirrel.
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By Air: nearest airport is Kochi
By Rail: nearest railhead is Kottayam 114 kms.
By Road: Kumily 4 kms. Kochi 200 kms.

Bandipur: Evergreen Open Forest

Part of the lushly-forested Deccan Plateau, Bandipur in Karnataka, offers a rich and varied wildlife habitat. Covered with a mix of deciduous forests, evergreen forests and scrub well irrigated by the Moyar river, the prominent fauna: Asian elephant, wild pig, four-horned antelope, black-naped hare. Bandipur has a fairly open forest floor, making it easy for visitors to spot wildlife.
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By Air: Nearest airport is Bangalore.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Nanjangud.
By Road: Bangalore 60 kms, Gundulpet 20 kms, Nanjangud 55 kms.

Gir: The Wild Palace Of The King

The last surviving population of the Asiatic lion can be seen at the Gir National park. Located in the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat .Gir is composed of terrain with steep rocky hills, deep ravines and occasional stretches of grasslands. Irrigated by many rivers, the park supports a mixed semi-arid deciduous forest.
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By Air: nearest airport is Keshod.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Sasan.
By Road: Veraval 42 kms, Keshod 80 kms.

Manas: Blend Of Flora & Fauna

The Manas river divides the lush mixed deciduous forests that run through India to Bhutan. On both sides, the habitat is zealously protected as it houses no less than 20 species of birds and animals that are highly endangered and listed in the IUCN Red Data Book 'Manas' is also the primary habitat of the rare golden langur, wild buffalo, hispid hare, pigmy hog, capped langur, India one-horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, elephant, tiger and hog deer.
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By Air: By Air - nearest airport is Guwahati.
By Rail: nearest railhead is Barpeta Road.
By Road: nearest town is Barpeta Road 41 kms, Guwahati 186 kms.

Tiger Trail Wildlife Tour

Duration : 14 Days / 15 Nights
Destinaions Covered : Delhi - Katni - Bandavgarh - Kanha - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Delhi

World renowned for its population of tigers, Kanha National park provides excellent opportunities for observing these magnificient animals in the wild on jeep drives and elephant backs.

While this lushly forested country is immediately familiar to readers of Rudyard Kipling, it has also recently been the site of extensive research on the ecology of tigers, deer, langour, Barasingha deer, gaur and wild dogs.

North of Kanha is Bandhavgarh National Park where the first white tiger was captured and most of the white tigers in captivity have descended from that tiger. In former times Bandhavgarh was the exclusive hunting preserve of the Mharaja of Rewa. Tigers are looked for on elephant back and their sighting is good. Past history pervades the forest in the form of immense sculpture of the Hindu god Vishnu, caves and a fort. Both the National Parks are country's prime Tiger Reserve under Tiger project.

Not far from Bandhavgarh are the Temples of Khajuraho. They are the Master pieces of Temple architecture. Of the temples many have exquisitely and explicity carved scenes from Kamasutra. Build in the 10th to 11th century by the chandella dynasty, they are in a marvelous state of preservation.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi:
You are meet on arrival and escorted to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi/Katni :
After early breakfast commence half day new Delhi sightseeing tour. Later transfer from hotel around 1315 hrs. transfer to train station to connect Godwana Express for Katni, Delhi Dep. 1430 hrs.
Overnight in train.

Day 03 : Arrival Katni/Bandavgarh
Lunch. later afternoon ride around 1500 hrs into the park. Overnight at camp-lodge

Day 04 : Bandhavgarh
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 05: Bandhavgarh
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 06: Bandhavgarh/ Kanha
Early morning wake up followed by breakfast commence 6- 7 hrs drive to Kanha. The ride is pretty rough since a lot part of the road is in bad condition due to heavy moonsoon showers earlier this
summer. Enroute stop by some road like lake for a pack lunch. Arrive by late afternoon but in time for the afternoon safari, on arrival Kanha check-into resort - lodge. Around 1500 hrsjungle safari into the park to view the wild life.

Day 07: Kanha
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 08: Kanha
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 09: Kanha/Jabalpur/Agra
Drive to Jabalpur 3 hrs to take the overnight.Train to Agra by Godwana Express Dep 1555. Overnight in Train.

Day 10: Arrival Agra/Bharatpur
Rest followed by half day city tour of Agra.After lunch drive to Bharatpur. It is renowned for its World Heritage-listed bird sanctuary. On arrival check into hotel followed byRickshaw ride into the park. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Bharatpur/Ranthambhore
Early morning Rickshaw ride into the park followed by drive to Ranthambore 5 hrs. On arrival check into hotel-camp lodge for overnight. Afternoon Park ride in Ranthambore.

Day 12: Ranthambhore
Morning and evening Jungle safari in to the park to view wildlife. Overnight at hotel –camp lodge.

Day 13: Ranthambhore/Jaipur & Observatory
This evening drive to a ethnic village resort called Chowki dhani outside Jaipur for a traditional Rajasthani dinner. After dinner return to hotel for overnight.

Day 14: Jaipur /Delhi/Dep
Take your individual Elephant ride at Amber Fort followed by Guided sightseeing. After sightseeing free time for shopping etc. Later in the evening drive to Delhi straight drive to International airport for onward destination. End the services.

Day 15: Delhi
Dep. Delhi

Tiger Trail Tour

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinaions Covered : Delhi, Nagpur, Pench, Kanha, Bandavgarh,Katni, Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi:
You are meet on arrival and escorted to your prebooked hotel near by the airport.

Day 02: Delhi/Nagpur/Pench
At lodge.

Day 03 : Pench
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 04 : Pench/Kanha
On arrival check into resort followed by afternoon ride into the park. Ovenight resort.

Day 05: Kanha
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 06: Kanha
Evening jungle safari into the park to view wildlife.Overnight at camp-lodge.

Day 07: Kanha /Bandavgarh
Early morning drive in the Park followed by drive to Bandavgarh 6 - 7 hrs. ON arrival check into Lodge - resort for overnight.

Day 08: Bandavgarh
Morning and evening Jungle safari in to the park to view wildlife. Overnight at hotel –camp lodge.

Day 09: Bandavgarh
Morning and evening Jungle safari in to the park to view wildlife. Overnight at hotel –camp lodge.

Day 10: Bandavgarh/Katni/Delhi
Half hours drive to board Gondwana Express dep Katni 1710 hrs for overighjt train to Delhi.

Day 11: Arrival Delhi
Assistance on arrival followed by transfer to hotel. Full day local sightseeing of Delhi with Guide. Late night check out from Hotel, intime transfer to internatinal airport for onward flight.

Day 12 : Delhi Departure

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