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Endangered mammals of India
19 nights & 20 days
Best season:
November-June
Velavadar NP-Gir NP-Little Rann of Kutch-Kanha NP-Corbett NP-Kaziranga NP

ITINERARY
This tour can be customised

Day 01: VelavadarNational Park
Meals:
room only
Fly Mumbai-Bhavnagar or Delhi-Ahmedabad. You will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight in Hotel Narayani Heritage, Bhavnagar.

Day 02: VelavadarNational Park
Meals:
room only
Full day excursion to VelavadarNational Park (1 hour drive each way). Perhaps, the only tropical grassland in India to be given the status of a national park, Velavadar national park is a 36 km patch of Savannah type grasslands and thorn scrub. The park is set between two rivers, a few miles from the Gulf of Cambay sea coast. The rich soil is believed to have origins in the sea. The principal attraction of the park is the massive population of blackbuck, Indian wolf and Hyena.
Rteurn to Bhavnagar in the evening. Overnight in Hotel Blue Hill.

Day 03: Velavadar-GirNational Park
Meals:
lunch & dinner
Drive to GirNational Park (6 hours) in the morning. Afternoon safari into the park for lion tracking and animal viewing. Overnight stay in Gir Birding Lodge.

Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1412 sq km tract of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its birdlife and for its large crocodile population.

This reserve is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and is also known for its leopard population. Other mammals of Gir are sambar (India's largest deer), chital (spotted deer), chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), nilgai (bluebull antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle), wild boar, langur, jackal, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, striped hyena and black-naped hare.

Day 04 & 05: GirNational Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning & afternoon safari into the park for lion tracking and animal viewing. Overnight stay in Gir Birding Lodge.

Day 06: Gir National Park-Little Rann of Kutch
Meals:
breakfast, dinner
Drive in the morning from Gir NP to the Little Rann of Kutch (7 hours). Arrive for lunch. Afternoon drive into the dry plains of Rann to see the onagers (Asiatic Wild Ass). Overnight stay in Rann Riders.

The sanctuary is known for its herds of the handsome chestnut brown Asiatic wild ass, which is the last of India's wild horse family, does not survive elsewhere in Indian lowlands, but also supports a thriving population of gazelle, blue bull, wolf, and Indian foxes, jackal, jungle cat, hare and birds from the houbara bustard, spotted & Indian sandgrouse, francolin partridge, bustard quails, desert wheatear, desert , larks, steppe eagle, imperial eagle, short toed eagle, 5 of vulture, laggar falcon etc to flamingoes, pelicans, ducks,cranes and storks .

Day 07: Little Rann of Kutch-Ahmedabad
Meals:
breakfast, lunch
Morning visit the the Rann again for wildlife viewing. You will be transferred back to Ahmedabad. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 08: Ahmedabad-Nagpur-Kanha National Park
Meals:
dinner
Fly to Nagpur at 0900 hours, arriving at 1130 hours. You will be met & transferred to Kanha National Park (5½ hours). KrishnaJungle Resort.

Kanha National Park spreads over 1,945 sq. km of dense sal forests, interspersed with extensive meadows and trees and clumps of wild bamboo. This is where you can spot the tiger in all his magnificence or feast your eyes on the rare Barasingha Deer amidst extensive grasslands. The park forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974, under Project Tiger. It is one of the most maintained National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world. Two major rivers, Halon and Banjar, flow through the park. The sal forests of Kanha are interspersed with extensive meadows and trees and clumps of wild bamboo. This area known as Kipling Country is where the jungle book of Rudyard Kipling was conceived.

Day 09 & 10: KanhaNational Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning & afternoon safari into the park for tiger-tracking and animal viewing. Overnight stay in Krishna Jungle Resort.

Day 11: Kanha National Park-Agra
Meals:
breakfast & lunch
Morning drive in the park. You will be transferred to Jabalpur station (3½ hour) to connect train at 1540 hours. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train.

Day 12: Agra-CorbettNational Park
Meals:
lunch in Chambal
Arrive in Agra at 0740 hours. You will be met and transferred to National Chambal Sanctuary (1½ hour) for a boat cruise on river Chambal to see the Gangetic dolphin, marsh & fish-Return to Agra in the afternoon. You will be taken for a guided tour of Taj Mahal. Room in Agra to rest in a small hotel. Dinner in a restaurant. You will be transferred to Mathura (1 hour) to connect overnight train at 2320 hours. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train.

Day 13: CorbettNational Park
Meals:
lunch & dinner
Arrive Lal Kuan at 0845 hours. You will be met and transferred to Tiger Camp (2 hours). After lunch, drive onward for Dhangarhi gate for entry to Dhikala tourism zone. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Jeep safari through the stately dense Sal jungle and the wildlife adventure of Corbett begins. Jeep Safari by the lower jungle track along the Ramganga river accompanied by an expert guide. A great opportunity for viewing wildlife, especially the tiger in its natural habitat. Cross the river at Gethia Rao bridge for the Kanda Range, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the main tourist complex, Dhikala - check in. Relax in the serene, lingering quietness of the park and capture the panoramic expanse on your camera. Visit one of the best wildlife libraries of India. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14: CorbettNational Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning elephant safari through the open chaurs (grasslands) and dense forests by an unconventional route. This is the best mode of transport for wildlife viewing. Return for breakfast and then again drive by jeep to the scenic lake area - wait a while for a chance to sight the marsh crocodile basking in the sun. Visit the Jhirnajhali area for viewing the famous gharial - fish eating crocodile. Lunch. Drive back to Tiger Camp, an exciting drive through the unforgettable, sylvan beauty of the Khinanauli range offers wildlife viewing in plenty and a chance sighting of the elusive tiger. The drive is a safari in itself. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15: Corbett National Park-Delhi
Meals:
breakfast
Drive to Pangot in the morning to see the snow clad peaks of central Himalayas. One has a good chance to see goral, yellow-throated Himalayan marten, Himalayan palm civet, red fox etc. Drive to Kathgodam (50 km / 2 hr.) station to connect overnight train to Delhi at 2040 hours. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train.

Day 16: Delhi-KazirangaNational Park
Meals:
dinner
Arrive Delhi at 0445 hours. You will be met and transferred to a small hotel for wash and change. You will be transferred to the airport to connect flight to Guwahati. Arrive Guwahati and transfer to KazirangaNational Park (5 hours). Overnight stay in Ban Habi or similar.

Kaziranga is a title of a remarkable success story of conservation of the One Horned India Rhinoceros. It is one of the significant natural habitat for in situ conservation of biological biodiversity of universal value. KazirangaNational Park area consists of 429.93 Sq.Km. with an additional area of 429.40 Sq.Km. and situated in the two districts of Assam, namely Golaghat and Nagaon. The total area of the park within Nagaon district is 175 Sq.Km., out of which 135 Sq.Km. falls under BagoriForestRange office and 40 Sq.Km. falls within GhorakatiForestRange office.

Day 17 & 18: KazirangaNational Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning and afternoon drives to the park to see the wild buffalo, Indian rhino, tiger, leopard, swamp deer and other fauna in the park. Overnight stay in Ban Habi or similar.

Day 19: KazirangaNational Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning walk in PanbariForest division to see the Hoolock Gibbon. Afternoon drive in one of the ranges of the park. Overnight stay in Ban Habi or similar.

Day 20: Kaziranga National Park-Guwahati-Delhi
Meals:
breakfast
You will be transferred to the airport (5 hours to Guwahati) to connect flight to Delhi. Connect flight back to Amsterdam.

Please let us know the number of people travelling on this tour and we will send you the total cost. We also specialize in customizing the tour. Should you need any changes we would be happy to modify the itinerary.

The tour may include arrangements such as accommodation, travel, meals, permit, guides, activities etc. or services as required by the client.

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