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Tiger Safari Top Four in India
Tiger Safari Top Four in India OverviewIndian wildlife tour with 16 days in the top National Parks of north and central India, with 3+ nights on safari at each of Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Tadoba. Experience the wonderful diversity of species on this India wildlife tour.
Beginning in Ranthambhore, a short train ride from Delhi, staying at the 'Ranthambhore Regency' you have 6 jeep safaris (shared) inside this most photogenic National Park. Along with two local excursions to visit the magnificent cliff-top fort and beyond the park in to the tribal villages looking for nocturnal wildlife. The diversity of bird and mammal species is hard to beat from tiny chinkara to nilgai and sloth bear, never mind the tigers and a variety of lesser cats, with the 3 lakes providing ample water in this otherwise arid zone.
A convenient overnight sleeper train journey brings you to 'Nature Heritage' at Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh, a relatively small park but with a sizeable visible tiger population. 6 jeep safaris included (except park closed on Wednesday afternoons), including the Tala zone. This year both Magadhi and Kithauli zones have also been impressive, so we feel a balance is ideal, and allows you to experience a quieter side.
Kanha National Park is a half day drive away through rural Madhya Pradesh, and in common with Ranthambhore, its variety of habitats provides a haven for a stunning diversity of wildlife. Specialities include gaur (Indian bison), barasingha (swamp deer) and dhole (wild dog). Staying at 'Courtyard House' you have 5 jeep safaris to enjoy the Kisli side of the park (closed on Wednesday afternoons), before a longer drive to Tadoba for a further 6 jeep safaris. Away from the busier Mohurli gate, the 'Mahua Tola' is in an idyllic rural location - providing access to the Kolara, Navegaon and Alizanza zones - though probably you will spend more time in Kolara hoping to see Maya, Matkasur and their cubs and dreaming of the young 'Bagheera' recently sighted by only a handful of people in the Kolsa range.