Away from India's better known wildlife parks are two hidden gems - Satpura and Tadoba-Andhari national parks. Less visited than other parks, both are seeing increased sightings of leopards, tigers and sloth bears. Satpura, uniquely, is India's only wildlife park to offer walking safaris.
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Arrive in Mumbai (Bombay) and transfer to the Leela for an overnight stay. (N)
Fly to Nagpur and transfer to Tadoba-Andhari National Park where an estimated 100 tigers roam the park. The park is characterised by a hilly terrain with dense dry deciduous forests, beautiful meadows, deep valleys and lakes. Spend 3 nights at Svasara Jungle Lodge. (B, L, D)
Explore the park by 4x4 jeeps. Tadoba offers a realistic chance of good tiger sightings and you may also spot hyenas, Indian wild dogs, sloth bears and leopards. Nearly 200 different species of birds and more than 70 species of butterflies also inhabit in Tadoba. (B, L, D)
Travel to Pench for a 2-night stay at Taj Baghvan. The reserve has extremely good tiger sighting opportunities and a varied fauna with sambar deer, dholes, leopards and nilgai regularly seen. (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife drives in search of Shere Khan as immortalised in Kipling's Jungle Book. The rich biodiversity of the park will be explained to you by a trained naturalist. Optional night safari in the buffer zone. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Satpura for 3 nights at Reni Pani Jungle Lodge. Activities offered in Satpura include canoe trips, walking tours and elephant safaris. It is India's only national park to offer walking safaris, camping and trekking trips. (B, L, D)
Explore Satpura by jeep, on foot and by boat. The most common way of seeing the park is via a jeep safari where you will be escorted by highly trained naturalists in pursuit of tigers, sloth bears, leopards and many more species that live within the park. (B, L, D)
Take a morning wildlife drive before travelling to Bhopal. En-route you will get to visit the 10,000-year-old rock shelters of Bhimbetka, believed to contain South Asia's richest collection of prehistoric paintings. Overnight at Jehan Numa Palace. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Baghvan is an outstanding lodge from the Taj - &beyond partnership. The lodge is hidden away on the thickly wooded banks of a seasonal stream, which, in dry season, serves as a pathway for tiger, leopard and other animals. Accommodation is in 12 spacious contemporary suites spread over 11 acres. Each suite has two buildings, which are inter-linked and accessed through a private courtyard. The suites are airy and have a 50's feel with their own veranda and en suite bathroom. Above the bathroom is a covered roof terrace, which acts as a viewing platform during the day. By night with a mosquito net and overhead fan the terrace can be used for romantic sleepouts. The original guest areas have been extensively renovated and now include a swimming pool, an interactive open kitchen with dining room and sitting area with a small...
The Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal lies nestled on the slopes of the Shamla Hills of Bhopal. Set in five acres of lush greenery and splashes of colorful bougainvillea the Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal makes for a delightful and charming get away.The Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Bhopal is a superb example of a medley of British Colonial, Italian Renaissance and Classical Greek Architecture. All guest-rooms have air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, dataport, hair dryer, mini bar and IDD telephone. The hotel also has a restaurant, swimming pool and tennis...
On the edge of the Satpura Tiger Reserve, rugged hills, a seasonal stream, patches of agricultural land, teak and reni trees characterise the setting of Reni Pani Jungle Lodge. Owned and managed by members of the erstwhile Bhopal royal family, the lodge, spread among 12 hectares of wilderness, features 12 spacious independent cottages built using materials locally available in the region and tastefully furnished in ethnic style. The cottages, dotted around, are either set along the stream or in the woods across the stream or on the highest point of the rugged hillock and offer spectacular views of either the stream or the forests. Facilities at this lodge include a dining area, bar, outdoor pool and...
Svasara Resorts is a delightful wildlife lodge overlooking the Tadoba hills and set among four hectares of grassland. It is conveniently located just yards away from Tadoba National Park's Kolara gate. The 12 spacious suites are simple yet elegantly furnished in calm, neutral tones and feature a veranda and all essential modern amenities. Facilities at this jungle lodge include a restaurant that serves local and international cuisine and an ethnic gazebo for dining under the stars. There are also a handful of private, intimate dining venues within the...
Set in landscaped gardens, The Leela Kempinski is an elegant modern hotel, conveniently located just 1.5km from the international airport and 7km from the domestic airport, making it an ideal luxury hotel in which to relax before or after your flight. It is approximately 25km to downtown Mumbai and the city's main attractions.
There is a wide choice of rooms at the hotel including premier city view rooms, royal club rooms, executive suites, de luxe suites and a presidential suite. The rooms are light and spacious with a wealth of modern amenities including telephone, electronic safe, Internet access, TV, In-house music and movie channels and mini bar.
There is a range of dining experiences from a brassiere restaurant and Indian speciality restaurant to a Chinese restaurant and the Lobby Lounge with garden views and an indoor waterfall, making it the perfect choice for an...
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