Walking Safari between Panna & Bandhavgarh National Parks in Corridor Forest
11 nights/ 12 days
Delhi – Khajuraho –Panna- Bandhavgarh- Jabalpur- Delhi
- Walking safari to explore the flora and fauna of Panna national Park.
- Back to basics experience – The fun of being at camps with no electricity accommodation in tents with cots. Care is taken to provide personalized service and comforts.
- Camp cooks turn out delicious fresh meals to be enjoyed in exhilarating surroundings.
- Safari offers high adventure, opportunity to view animals of the Indian jungle, drive through rugged hills, beautiful streams and rivers, tribal villages, ancient temples and forts and home to the Indian Tiger.
- Jeep safari into the spectacular Bandhavgarh National Park – test your luck with the tiger . . .
Day 01 Delhi (Arrival)
Arrive Delhi. Meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi – Khajuraho
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight 9W 2423 departure at 1040 hrs for Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho at 1315 hrs. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Visit the temples. Evening enjoy sound and light show at temple complex. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Khajuraho – Panna
After breakfast day at leisure to explore the temple town in the morning and later leave for Panna. Check in at Ken River Lodge. Evening enjoy boat ride on Ken river. Dinner and overnight stay at Ken River Lodge
Day 04 Panna
Morning Jeep Safari in National Park, after breakfast walk to Jhina safari camp (6 hours). Enjoy en-route hot lunch. Arrive Jhina safari camp (inside reserve forest area) and stay over night at the camp. Enjoy an evening Night Safari in reserve forest.
Day 05 Panna – Walking safari camp
After breakfast drive to Camp Mama Bahenee (2-3 hours). Arrive at the camp and enjoy your lunch. Evening short walk around the camp (2 hours). Over night stay at the camp.
Camp Mama Bahenee is set up on the edge of a 250 feet deep gorge overlooking small forested hillocks. This forest has good populations of sloth bear, jackals, fox, hyena and leopards.
Day 06 Walking Safari
After breakfast enjoy a full day walk in the forest. (6-8 hours walking). Over night stay at camp Mama Bahenee.
Day 07 Walking Safari Camp- Bandhavgarh
Early morning drive to Maihar Palace for breakfast and after breakfast drive further to Bandhavgarh (3 hours). Arrive Bandhavgarh for lunch. Rest of the day free to relax. Stay over night at beautiful luxury Tree House / Lodge.
Day 08 Bandhavgarh
Early morning enjoy jeep safari to Bandhavgarh National park. Back to the resort. Breakfast. Day free till lunch. After lunch another safari to the park. Dinner and over night at the resort.
Day 09 Bandhavgarh
Early morning enjoy jeep safari to Bandhavgarh National park. Back to the resort. Breakfast. Day free till lunch. After lunch another safari to the park. Dinner and over night at the resort
Day 10 Bandhavgarh- Jabalpur-Delhi
Relaxed breakfast at the resort. After lunch drive to Jabalpur airport (180 kms/ 3 hrs) to board flight departure at 1830 hrs for Delhi. Arrive Delhi at 2005 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Delhi
Morning after breakfast walking tour of old Delhi. Post lunch sightseeing of Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple. Back to the hotel. Over night at the hotel.
Day 12 Delhi departure
Morning transfer to hotel for flight home
Best Season: November – March
- Moderate fitness level is required, walks are about 5-7 hours daily with 2-3 breaks. Walks involve going down hill and moderate climbing also.
- There is no electricity at camps, we provide lanterns and flash lights.
- Every tent is provided with shower tent with hot showers by bags in evening and dry pit toilets.
- Fresh Indian meals are served in camps.
- There is no phone connectivity at camps.
- There is no laundry service at the mobile camps.
Highlights of places
Re-live the glory of the past as you wade through the street of one of the oldest living cities in the world – Delhi. Every conqueror attempted to invade Delhi and make it his capital. The British completed the construction of New Delhi in 1931 as the capital of imperial India making it the eighth city, designed by two British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. It is, therefore, not surprising that the monuments of Delhi successfully mirror the development of the architectural styles in the country.
The erstwhile capital of the Chandela Kings, Khajuraho is famous for its magnificent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain tirthankars. Despite the fact that they were dedicated to different Hindu gods Shiva, Vishnu and Jain saints, they followed the same architectural style. The decorations, the exquisitely carved sculptures, with which the temples are so liberally embellished have made Khajuraho famous. The divine sculptures in these temples are a tribute to life itself. There is an astonishing profusion of individual figures of gods, goddesses, and voluptuous women, mythical beasts, couples in erotic poses all carved in minute detail. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas and celebrate the erotic state of being.
Panna National Park is a very well accessible and yet less explored one. The Ken River, which flows through the Reserve from south to north, is the home for long shouted crocodile (Gharial) and Marsh Crocodile (mugger) and other aquatic fauna. Ken is one of the sixteen perennial rivers of M.P. and is truly the life-line of the Reserve. It offers some of the most spectacular scenery while it meanders for about 55 km. through the Reserve the region, which is famous for its diamonds, is also home to some of the best wildlife species. With luck one can see the majestic tiger or the elusive sloth bear here. The numerous waterfalls in this area are popular picnic spots
Bandhavgarh is set amidst the Vindhyan Mountain range in Madhya Pradesh. The Bandhavgarh National Park is home to the famous White Tigers of Rewa. Within the Park, stands tall the ruins of Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be over 2000 years old. The Fort has a large number of caves belonging to the pre-historic period. Today, Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is known for having one of the densest populations of Tigers in the country. Among the other wild attractions include Nilgai, Chital, Chinkara, Gaur, Sloth Bears and Wild Boar along with some 250 species of birds.