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31 days Jabalpur to Dehradun Explorer

Trip Facts

Prices from: INR 352310/- per person (GBP 4120 Approx.)
Accommodation: Budget resorts/hotels & bush camps (dome tents).
Max. Participants: 8
Min. Participants: 4
No. Of crew: 2
Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van
Duration: Days- 31, Nights- 30
Meals: Breakfast X 30, Lunch X 30, Dinner X 30
Departure: Jabalpur
End: Dehradun
Departure date:

  1. 15th Oct 2017
  2. 15th Dec 2017
  3. 15th Feb 2018

 

 


Trip Map

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  1. Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles
  2. India's diverse culture
  3. Indian cuisine
  4. bush camping
  5. boat cruise in river Chambal
  6. tigers
  7. Birding in Bharatpur
  8. The Taj Mahal
  9. Forts
  10. Adventure sports
  11. Himalayan hospitality
  1. Jabalpur (Trip departs)
  2. Pench (Wildlife reserve)
  3. Kanha (Wildlife reserve)
  4. Bandhavgarh (Wildlife reserve)
  5. Khajuraho (World heritage site temples)
  6. Ranthambore (Wildlife reserve & 1000 year old fort)
  7. Bharatpur (Migratory birds)
  8. Agra (Taj Mahal)
  9. Delhi (Forts, monuments, palaces & bazaars)
  10. Corbett (Wildlife reserve)
  11. Rishikesh (Adventure sports & age old temples)
  12. Rajaji (Wildlife reserve)
  13. Dehradun ( Trip ends)

Day 1: We will pick you up from the airport/railway station in the Central Indian town of Jabalpur. Today there will be a trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. No activities are planned today and tonight's stay will be in a good hostel in this city.
Meals lunch & dinner.

Day 2: This morning we will start early and take the drive up to the Pench National park. Pench is famous as Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration for The Jungle Book. Along with all the major predators like the tiger, leopard, wild dog, it also has one of the highest herbivore density in India. Accommodation is in dome tents at a bush camp. After reaching and setting up the camp, evening will be at leisure.
Meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3: This morning we will go for the jungle safari and explore this tiger heaven for 4 hours. Post lunch we will take the afternoon safari.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4: Today’s morning starts with another jungle safari looking for tigers in Pench. Post breakfast we will drive to our next destination, Kanha National park (approx 157 km). Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp, evening will be relaxing at the dry river bed with sundowners. Guided birding is also an optional activity.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5: Kanha has an amazing diversity of both mammals and birds. Today we will take both morning and afternoon jungle safaris in the park.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6: Continuing our search for the ever elusive tigers, leopards and other animals of Kanha, we will start the day with a morning safari. After a relaxing afternoon and lunch, we will go for the afternoon jungle safari.  
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7: Moving on to the next tiger country, today we will take the drive up to the Bandhavgarh National park. Bandhavgarh arguably has the highest tiger density in India. Accommodation will be in dome tents at a bush camp. After setting up the camp evening will be at leisure.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8: Both morning and afternoon jungle safaris are planned for this day. We will spend the evening in a wildlife artist's studio learning how to paint tigers and other wildlife.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9: Starting the day early, today we will explore Bandhavgarh again on both morning and afternoon safaris.
 Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10: Taking a break from the jungle, today we will drive up to the historical city of Khajuraho. Aptly declared a World Heritage Site, this place will take you back in time. Accommodation will be in a good hostel in the town. No activities are planned for today.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner


Day 11: Taking the historical importance of Khajuraho in account, we will devote this day completely to the exploration of what it has to offer. Eastern and Western group of temples have an extremely detailed architecture and will amaze us the whole day.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12: Today we start very early as we have to cover more than 400km to reach our next destination, Ranthambore. It’s a very special place to see tigers and other predators among the ruins of a 1000 year old fort. Reaching Ranthambore late afternoon, we will do the camp setup and evening will be at leisure.
Meals- Brunch & dinner

Day 13: Waking up to the calls of the peacocks and deer this day, we will explore the interesting terrain, forest and wildlife of the Ranthambore National park on both morning and afternoon jungle safaris. Evening will be very entertaining with the rich Rajasthani folk music.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 14: This day starts with a visit to the 1000 year old Ranthambore fort. Post lunch we will do the afternoon safari in the park. In the evening we will visit a local wildlife artist's studio. Dinner will be hosted in the traditional Rajasthani way at a home-stay tonight with all sorts of local cuisine. Camel ride is also an option in the evening.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

 Day 15: With an early start on the road, today we will reach a small city called Bharatpur. This place remains our base for the next 4 days. Accommodation will be in a comfortable guest house where Devendra Singh (a famous birder) will be our host.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 16: Bharatpur is arguably the birding Mecca of India. A full day birding & photography excursion is planned for day in the Keoladeo National Park, as Bharatpur is widely known. We will hire bicycles to explore this park. Wetlands, forests host a huge number of both migratory and resident birds which will never let you run out of options.
Meals- Picnic Brunch & dinner

Day 17: Exploration of a very unique habitat and equally unique animals is planned for today. We will drive up to the river Chambal on the MP – Rajasthan state border. Exploring the habitat on the boat cruise will take us up close to the gavial crocs, variety of birds and other smaller mammals which are extremely rare to find anywhere else.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 18: Today post breakfast we will head towards Agra. One of the Seven Wonders of the World certainly needs one whole day to be properly explored and appreciated. We will also spend some time in the local bazaars of Agra today.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 19: Almost half way through the trip, this day is scheduled for the cleaning of the vehicle (everything unpacked, rinsed, repacked and the van washed). The rest of the day will be at leisure.  
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 20: Leaving Bharatpur behind this morning, we will drive the capital city of India, Delhi. No other activities are planned for today. Accommodation will be in a comfortable budget hostel.   
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 21: It’s off to the Corbett National Park in the foothills of Himalayas this morning. The drive from Delhi to Corbett is very interesting and scenic. After reaching our campsite in Corbett, we will do the camp setup and evening will be at leisure.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 22: The scenes, terrain, vegetation and some animals are all very unique to Corbett. We will do both the morning and afternoon jeep jungle safaris in this haven. For the first time in this trip, we will get the chance to see Asian elephants in the wild.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 23: For the anglers this will be a very interesting day. The rivers and streams around Corbett are full of game fish, the most important one being the Golden Mahasheer. After the morning session of fishing and lunch, we will go for the afternoon safari in Corbett.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 24: The area around Corbett also has some tamed elephants and this gives us a chance to get up close with these gentle giants today. Finishing up the morning elephant interaction session and lunch, we will pack our day backpack and go for a guided bird watching walk in the surrounding forests.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 25: Leaving Corbett behind, today we move to the town of Rishikesh. This is a well known place for a lot of adventure sports. White water river rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, Kayaking and lots more is on offer here. After setting up the camp on the banks of a flowing river, the evening will be at leisure.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 26: Today depending on individual taste and abilities, everyone is free to participate in any of the adventure sports on offer in Rishikesh.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 27: Finishing our adventure in Rishikesh, we will drive to the remote, Rajaji National Park. This place is famous for the extraordinary encounters and sightings of the wild Asian elephants. We will be bush camping here at a remote location with limited supplies. After setting up the camp, evening will be at leisure.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 28: Looking for herds of wild elephants and hoards of other wildlife that this rich wildlife park has to offer, we will do both the morning and afternoon jungle safaris.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 29: Everything remains the same as ‘Day 28’
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 30: Moving towards the end of this trip, we will drive higher in the Himalayas to the city of Dehradun. This drive being very short, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this city.
Meals- breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 31: Marking and end to our experience in the Central and North Western India, we will share our experiences in our post trip meeting for the last time and then depart for the Airport/Railway station.

Meals- Breakfast

Meals
  1. 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation
  1. Single sharing dome tents for camping
  2. Twin sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays
  3. Single sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid)
Includes
  1. Fully equipped safari vehicle
  2. Camping and cooking equipment
  3. National park entries, forts/monuments/heritage building entries, city tours, adventure activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  4. All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  5. All ground transportation
  6. Meals as indicated
  7. Services of two crew + 1 local guide (if applicable)
Excludes
  1. Visas
  2. Flights
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Airport transfers
  5. Sleeping bag
  6. Sleeping mats
  7. Optional activities
  8. Drinks, tips
  9. Items of a personal nature


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