Our TripsIn search of the Bengal Tiger

6 Days | 7 Oct 2018

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  • Overview
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  • Where to Stay

India is home to about 10% of the world’s wildlife, so needless to say it is home to a huge diversity of mammals. India is home to the highest diversity of wildcats in the world including the Royal Bengal Tiger. As per the 2016 WWF report the global population of tigers in the world has been put at 3890. Most of this population of wild tigers today lies in India with about 2200 tigers. This makes India the best destination in the world to view this majestic big cat in its natural habitat.

We have planned this itinerary to not only give you the best chance of seeing the tiger in its natural habitat but also to do so in good comfort. This experience takes you to central India where it is not just the tigers that we seek, instead the region is also home to the Indian leopard, jungle cat, rusty spotted cat (world’s smallest wild cat), dhole (Asiatic wild dogs), striped hyena, golden jackal, sloth bear, four species of deer, three species of antelopes and close to 350 species of birds.

The park we have envisaged for this experience is Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

Apart from the wildcats, other wildlife that you will find in the region are:

Mammals: Sloth Bear, Dhole (Asiatic wild dog), Gaur (Indian bison), Flying Squirrel, Golden Jackal, Indian Fox and if lucky you might see the Indian Pangolin and the Honey Badger

Birds: Indian Peafowl, Paradise Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Indian Pitta, 4-5 species of Woodpeckers, 3-4 species of Kingfishers, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle along with 250 other species of birds.

Reptiles: Marsh Crocodile, Indian Rock Monitor, Rock Agama, Chameleon, Fan-throated Lizard, Russell’s Viper, Indian Rock Python, Spectacled Cobra and many more.

Day 1

: Arrive in Delhi. No activities are planned for this day as participants of this group arrive from different destinations. Overnight in Delhi.

NOTE: Optional activities within the city can be organized for those who arrive early on additional payment.

Day 2

: Today you take an early morning flight to Nagpur. On arrival you be transferred to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Lunch will be at the lodge. You safari experience begins with a jeep safari in Tadoba. Overnight stay will be at Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge

Day 3

: In two jeep safaris – one in the morning and one in the afternoon we continue our search for the tiger along with other denizens. Overnight will be Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge

Day 4

: In two jeep safaris – one in the morning and one in the afternoon we continue our search for the tiger along with other denizens. Overnight will be Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge

Day 5

: In two jeep safaris – one in the morning and one in the afternoon we continue our search for the tiger along with other denizens. Overnight will be Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge

Day 6

: This morning you take your last safari into Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. On return freshen-up and then check out after an early lunch. You will be transferred by road to Nagpur Airport, from where you catch your flight to Delhi. In Delhi our representative shall meet you and transfer you to the International airport from where you catch your connecting flight back home.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

The Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve is the second largest park in Maharashtra with a core area of 625 sq. km and a bigger buffer zone of 1102 sq. km. The park derives its name from the legend – Taru who was a village chief who was killed in a mythological encounter with a tiger. A shrine dedicated to the God Taru now exists beneath a huge tree, on the banks of the Tadoba Lake. ‘Andhari’ is derives from the name of a river with the same name.

The park today is one of the best places to see the Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat. Teak is the predominant tree species. Other deciduous trees include Ain (crocodile bark), Bija, Dhauda, Haldu, Salai, Semal and Tendu. Beheda, Hirda, Karaya gum, and Mahua are other common species.

Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge

The Bamboo Forest Jungle Lodge is a luxury lodge near the Kolara Gate of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. The lodge lies at the edge of a seasonal lake – a great place for birding and for looking for reptiles and amphibians. The lodge currently has three naturalist working with them who accompany their guests into the park and help interpret the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle along with tracking the big cat that one comes searching for.

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