A comprehensive wildlife tour through India's Kipling Country
Central India is home to many fabled wildlife parks. On this safari we spend maximum time in three outstanding parks to give the best opportunity for quality Indian tiger and wildlife viewings. Pench National Park, located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, consists of 758 square kilometres of prime wildlife habitat and is one of the less visited tiger reserves. The park has a rich history and is the original setting for Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'. Kanha is teeming with varieties of deer, monkey, langur, wild boar and leopard, and the 'hard ground' barasingha can also be seen. Bandhavgarh, one of the smaller national parks, is also the most prolific and enjoys an impressive setting with a stunning cliff-top fort overlooking grasslands, birch forests and bamboo that provide cover for the indigenous wildlife. All these parks are ideal for viewing both predator and prey, and with eleven game drives included on this safari in India, the chances of seeing the magnificent Bengal tiger are greatly increased. In addition to all this we visit the most famous of India's monuments, and arguably the most romantic building in the world, the Taj Mahal.
What the papers say about Tigers...
The Metro Online: Worth More Alive III (April 2012).
What makes this trip responsible?
The tigers of India are under serious threat from poaching and encroachment and we hope to show the population of Bandhavgarh in Madya Pardesh the direct benefits of protecting the tigers of this region. Our project in Bandhavgarh focuses on the rebuilding of a local school bordering the National Park. Since 2005, we have rebuilt classrooms, a new ablutions block and installed clean water towers. Work to improve the facilities of the main school building is already underway and we have also facilitated the funding for a much-needed ambulance for the local hospital. Such local projects are vital for the survival of the tiger.
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