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Private Tour in India

About Us

Travelrecipes has teamed up with Pugdundee safaris to offer you India's leading wildlife resorts for your dream safari experience.

Pugdundee Safaris is recognized as one of India's leading responsible safari companies. Between 2010 and 2012, we have been awarded for our excellence in eco-tourism, our commitment to green architecture, our experienced naturalists and our pioneering mobile safari initiative. 

We believe that responsible tourism and wildlife conservation go hand-in-hand. Thus, we passionately promote responsible travel, adopt sustainable practices and facilitate local involvement in conservation by empowering the communities that surround our lodges. Our dedicated team of 150 (many of whom belong to nearby villages), provide a truly authentic Indian wildlife experience.

Tailor made itinerary just for you to start at your desired date of travel. All safari offer high adventure, opportunity to view animals of the Indian jungle, drive through rugged hills, beautiful streams and rivers and home to the Indian Tiger.

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OUTLINE ITINERARY

Tigers of India-7 nights / 8 days

This Private tour takes us on a wild journey through jungles of central India which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for “The Jungle Book”. We visit both Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, being rated as the best for tiger spotting the world over because of the density of tigers. The characters Mr Kipling wrote about in “The Jungle Book” are brought to life, as we traverse through Central India’s best protect tiger reserves. The tour starts and ends in New Delhi.

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Highlights of the tour

  • Tracking king of Jungle in Premier Parks : Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
  • Star Species : Indian Bison, Wild Dog, Leopard and the Swamp Deer
  • Long distance transportation in comfortable Vehicles
  • Stay in Luxury hotel in Delhi
  • Stay in eco friendly and intimate Boutique Jungle lodges
  • Jungle Excursions by open top 4 X 4 Safari Vehicle
  • Full time Tour Manager

Partner WWF – India’s “ Give Back to Nature” programme

 

Day

Day of The Week

Sector

Day 1

Saturday

Arrive Delhi

Day 2

Sunday

Delhi / Jabalpur/ Kanha

Day 3

Monday

Kanha

Day 4

Tuesday

Kanha

Day 5

Wednesday

Kanha / Bandhavgarh

Day 6

Thursday

Bandhavgarh

Day 7

Friday

Bandhavgarh

Day 8

Saturday

Bandhavgarh / Jabalpur / Delhi / Depart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Private tour for Elle readers

Cost Per Person on twin share – £980     Single room supplement – £490 


Book today and get Best rate for safaris lodges in Central India

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DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Day 01                                    Arrive Delhi

 

On arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport, proceed for Immigration clearance after disembarking. Thereafter collect baggage from the baggage carousel and walk to the Arrivals Lounge after clearing customs. You will be greeted by our company representative, with a placard bearing your name on it. He will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel.

 

Check into hotel will be at 2 PM and check out at 12 NOON

 

Overnight at The Umrao, Delhi 

 

Day 02                                    Delhi / Jabalpur / Kanha

 

Early this morning you are transferred to Delhi’s domestic airport to board flight to Jabalpur.

(Reporting time at domestic airport is one hour prior to the time of departure of flight)

Spice Jet SG-2441 at 0810 hrs /0950 hours – Operates Daily

We will be met on arrival at Jabalpur airport and then motor down to Kanha National Park (170 Kms, 3-4 hours)

Kanha is India’s largest National Park encompasses nearly two thousand square kilometres of deciduous forest, grasslands, hills and gently meandering rivers - home to literally hundreds of species of animals and birds

Guided Nature walk this afternoon / evening or cycling in the buffer forest.

Later Talk about Kanha Park followed by a documentary on the park.

Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge - Cottage

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Note: Kanha Park remains closed on Wednesdays

 

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Day 03                                                Kanha

 

Early morning we assemble for tea / coffee and then set off for a game drive.

Travel in open four wheel drive vehicles called Gypsy for game drive in both the Parks. The vehicles seat 2 to 4 guests accompanied by English speaking lodge naturalist who sometimes is also the driver besides the local park guide. 

Morning are cold inside the forest and slowly warms up as the sun rises, we will be provided blankets by the lodge to keep your legs warm.

Picnic breakfast in the park.

Afternoon jungle excursion in Kanha National Park by four wheeled drive vehicle accompanied by  naturalist (on shared basis)

Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04                                                Kanha

 

Morning and afternoon jungle excursion in Kanha National Park by four wheeled drive vehicle (on shared basis). Picnic breakfast in the park

Overnight at Kanha Earth Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05                                                Kanha  / Bandhavgarh

 

 

Optional Guided Nature walk this morning at sunrise or cycling in the buffer forest.

After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh National Park ( 250 Kms, 5-6 hours) with packed lunch

 

Bandhavgarh (pronounced Bandogarh) is not very far from Rewa, famous as the original home of the (albino) white tiger, but now found only in zoos. Before becoming National Park in 1968, it was the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. Though it involves quite a journey one might be rewarded with sighting one of the few tigers left in wild.

Remainder of the day at leisure

 

Later Talk about Bandhavgarh Park followed by a documentary on the park.

Overnight at King Lodge - Cottage

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 06                                                Bandhavgarh

 

 

Morning and afternoon jungle excursion in  National Park by four wheeled drive vehicle (on shared basis)

Overnight at King Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07                                                Bandhavgarh

 

Morning and afternoon jungle excursion in the National Park by four wheeled drive vehicle (on shared basis)

Overnight at King Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 08                                                Bandhavgarh / Jabalpur / Delhi / Delhi

 

Morning jungle excursion in the Park by four wheeled drive vehicle (on shared basis).

 

Return to Lodge for breakfast

 

After lunch, Afternoon  transfer  to Jabalpur airport ( 200 kms, 4-5 hours) to board flight to Delhi

Spice Jet SG-2632 at 1830 hours / 2010 hours – Operates Daily

On arrival at Delhi, met on arrival and transfer to International Terminal to board onwards flight

(Reporting time for international flights is 3-4 hours prior to flight departure)

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Cost Per Person on twin share – Exclusive to Elle Readers  £980

 

Single room supplement –  £490

 

Pugdundee Safaris inconjunction with travelrecipes.co.uk

 

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Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips do occur.  This may be due to our effort to improve our program or logistical reasons such as changes in train/flight schedules, traffic conditions, weather conditions, or government policies.  Pugdundee Safaris will make every effort to keep you informed of any changes but cannot be held liable for any alterations made to the published itinerary.

 

 

 

3 night offer for Elle readers

This offer can be added on to any other tour of India

                       Flights from Delhi or Sleeper train from Agra (cost not included in the 3 night package)

 

Elle Readers will receive 3 nights for the price of two at

Tree House Hideaway – Bandhavgarh

 

Or Kanha Earth Lodge -Kanha

 

 

Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh  save £212 per couple

Pay £645 for 2 nights for a double on Jungle Plan (Including all meals, 2 daily safaris in the tiger reserves and taxes) get the third night free on APAI (Accommodation and all meals)  

 

Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha  save £175 per couple

Pay £585 for 2 nights for a double on Jungle Plan (Including all meals, 2 daily safaris in the tiger reserves and taxes) get the third night free on APAI (Accommodation and all meals

 

 

Return transfers per person from Jabalpur airport £150 per person
JOURNEY READER

 

In this section, please find introductions to the highlights of your journey.

 

Wildlife – On safari in India

The Indian subcontinent is one of the most rewarding regions of the world to visit. From the arid Himalayan plateau to the swamps of Kaziranga, and from the deserts of Rajasthan to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the breath of India’s range of habitat is only equalled by the biodiversity that it supports.

India has 80 national parks including 23 tiger reserves and more than 440 sanctuaries. It is home to more than 350 different mammals and 1,220 birds, 1600 species of reptiles and amphibians and 57,000 species of insects.

Many of these creatures are unique to the subcontinent, such as the white tiger, royal Bengal tiger, Asian lion, lion-tailed macaque, Andaman teal, great Indian bustard, and monal pheasant. India harbours 60 per cent of the world's wild tiger population, 50 per cent of Asian elephants, 80 per cent of the one-horned rhinoceros and the entire remaining population of the Asiatic lion.

Before 1947, India did not protect its wildlife. By 1952, 13 species had been declared endangered, and today the list has multiplied to 70 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles, and 36 species of birds. Tigers, the symbolic mascot of India, were killed so frequently that by 1970, only 1,500 remained. In 1972, the Indian government finally passed the Wildlife Act, which designates natural parks and sanctuaries and provides for the protection of wild animals, particularly endangered species. Three years later Project Tiger, a large-scale enterprise co-sponsored by India's Department of Wildlife and the World Wildlife Fund, was formed to ban the killing of tigers and to save its vanishing home. In the process, innumerable other animals received protection, including the Asian elephant and great one-horned rhinoceros. The presence of tiger in the chosen habitat indicates that the ecosystem is vibrant.   By any measure, Project Tiger must be seen as one of Asia’s most successful conservation sagas and the tiger a symbol of the health of the Indian jungle.

India is also attempting to recover a third of its land with forests- a daunting task that requires more than saplings. The rural poor must find viable fuel sources to replace wood, and a humane initiative is needed to control the movement of aging livestock, including the sacrosanct cow.

Still, many of India's parks and sanctuaries are enchanting. If you have a safari in mind, remember that many of India's animals are elusive, moving in small packs. Come with the proper expectations and you will see many animals: numerous species of deer, wild boar, and spectacular birds and occasionally the elusive tiger. Jungle excursions are in mornings and evenings in open Jeeps and on elephant backs with the accompanying local naturalist.

 

City Visited

Delhi

Unlikely connections of the old and new are seen everywhere in Delhi – bullock-carts and cars; hand-pulled trolleys and trucks; Western fast food café’s and roadside golgappa ‘watery Indian bread’ carts; buses and rickshaws; suits and traditional Indian wear. Delhi is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt seven times during the reign of different royal dynasties, hence the legend of the “seven cities of Delhi.” Modern archeological evidence show settlements in the region dating back to 1000 BC. Apart from Indraprastha, these included Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad and Shahjahanabad. Much like its hybrid culture, Delhi’s architecture is a fascinating mix of Indo-Saracenic monuments and a new urban metropolis.  Its historic heart, Old Delhi, is a dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses while New Delhi conceptualized by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and designed by Hebert Baker is symmetrical, lined with rows of trees, wide roads and grand colonial buildings. Then there is the “globalized” Delhi of glass-cased corporate offices, shopping malls, brands and dizzying traffic. Also known as ‘Dilli’ by the locals, the smells, sights and sounds of this city sweep your senses, disorienting and fascinating you at the same time. Gateway to the rest of India, Delhi is a truly cosmopolitan city and set to leave a lasting impression on every visitor. 

 

National Parks Visited 

Kanha National Park

Kanha is India’s largest National Park encompasses nearly two thousand square kilometres of deciduous forest, grasslands, hills and gently meandering rivers - home to literally hundreds of species of animals and birds.  Prior to this, the whole area was one enormous vice-regal hunting ground, its game the exclusive preserve for high-ranking British army officers and civil servants seeking trophies for their colonial bungalows. It is last remaining habitat of the hard ground barasingha, or swamp deer, which was brought back from the brink of extinction. This picturesque reserve presently boasts of having large tigers population,  as it has the ideal habitat. The meadows called maidans surrounded by thick forests  create ideal grazing spots for the hundreds of chital deer, barasingha and sambar deer and ideal hunting ground for tigers, leopards, jackal and wild dogs.  Gaur - Indian Bison,  sloth bear, wild pig, striped hyena, muntjacs - barking deer, chousingha - 4 horn antelope,  jungle cat, mongoose, rhesus macaque and languor monkey are also regularly seen in the reserve.  This diverse landscape also supports over 250+ species of Indian birds including migratory species. The Indian jungle fowl, which is the ancestor of domestic hens, is common here.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh (pronounced Bandogarh) is not very far from Rewa, famous as the original home of the (albino) white tiger, but now found only in zoos. Before becoming National Park in 1968, it was the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. Though it involves quite a journey one might be rewarded with sighting one of the few tigers left in wild.

The Park is set in extremely rugged terrain with many hills. The marshes which used to be perennial now support a vast grassland savannah. There are also interesting cave shrines scattered around the park, with Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC. One can visit the archaeological remains of a fort believed to be 2000 years old.Bandhavgarh has been a centre of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years. The oldest signs of habitation in the park are the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmin inscription dating from 1st century B.C. Caves. From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by succession of dynasties including the Chandela kings of Bundelkhand who built the famous temples at Khajuraho.

The Park has a very rich biodiversity; it is a Moist Deciduous Forest. The vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter drier areas of the park in the south and west. The wide valleys along the streams carry long linear grasslands flanked by Sal forests. Rich mixed forests consisting of Sal (shorea robusta), Saja, Salai, and Dhobin etc. with dense bamboo thickets occur in many places. These together provide Bandhavgarh its rich biodiversity.

With the tiger at the apex of the food chain, it contains 37 species of mammals, more than 250 species of birds, about 70 species of butterflies, a number of reptiles. The richness and tranquillity of grasslands invites pairs of Sarus Cranes to breed in the rainy season.

Birds commonly seen are White browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters, green bee eaters, white bellied drongos, owls, Jerdon's and gold fronted leaf birds, minivets, wood shrikes and the lovely paradise flycatchers are common here. Grey Malabar hornbills, black and white Malabar hornbills are among the rare species found here.

 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

 

We have provided the information below to answer some of the journey-specific questions that are most frequently asked by Travelers to Indian Subcontinent. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

 

Traveling Styles for your tour

 

Escorted Private Journey:

This journey is a private experience that includes your party, as well as a English speaking  guide/naturalist and/or trip leader.  Your full time Guide will meet you at the airport to escort you throughout your private journey. He will arrange the logistics of your trip, including meals, hotel reservations, sites and activities, as well as providing you with information about the local region. Most guides are locals of the region where they work. They are excited to share their knowledge about local culture.

 

From the moment you arrive in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka you will be assisted by our extensive ground network. At each destination our local representative will meet you at the airport or railway station, escort you to your private vehicle and driver and help you check into your hotel or lodge. When you arrive by car also in cities our representative will be awaiting for you to help you check into your hotel or lodge and brief you on activities schedule for you.

Our representatives:

  • Will advise the pick-up time for any tours you have booked.
  • Will be available at most times, in case you need to contact him/her for any reason
  • Will re-confirm your on-going airline booking; however it is your responsibility to make sure the representative carries out this job
  • Will advise on the exchange rate and where to exchange money
  • Will advise the best places to eat and shop
  • Will advise and book any additional tour you may wish to take
  • Will re-arrange your itinerary should there be a strike or airline schedule change or any other changes beyond your control
  • Will provide you mobile numbers of your Guide, Driver and  Emergency 24/7 Number of Local office. 

Getting around India:

Air Travel

Air networks are extensive in India and are often the best way to quickly move from one region to another and allow itineraries to see the vastly different geography of India. There are many internal airlines operating in India. The most common airlines, however, are Air India,  Spicejet, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Indigo.  The aircraft are typically Boeing 737's , Airbuses A320, Bombardier Q 400 and ATR.

In the tourist routes India has many multi-stop flights (or hopping flights) on key North Indian tourist routes (e.g. Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra – Delhi,  Delhi – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur - Mumbai). These are flights that may on and off-load passengers at several destinations before arriving at the final stop. If you are joining these flights anywhere other than the city of origin, you will experience 'free seating' which means that there are no pre-allocated seats and you just choose a seat as you board the aircraft.

In India some times there are delays, schedule changes and cancellations with little or no warning. Should this happen to you, our staff will do their best to ensure as small a deviation as possible from the original itinerary. They will discuss the best possible solutions with you and will do all they can to get you to your destination on the correct day. This may involve a route change or destination change in some instances. This can be trying, but it is important that you bear these possibilities in mind when flying in our Indian Sub-Continent.

Road Travel

Using a private car and driver is one of the best ways to see India. It allows your itinerary great flexibility and having a driver on stand-by allows you to go where you want, when you want without having to deal with the compulsory haggling over the price with a taxi, tuktuk, rickshaw etc.

Most of the time your car is likely to be an Ambassador, Tata Indica or Indigo, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Fortuner. All cars have air-conditioning. If you would like to travel by Mercedes Benz / Audi, BMW Cars this can also be arranged in most areas at additional cost which is high.

For first time visitors road travel can be pretty hair-raising, as the roads are poor compared to western countries! The new highways like Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur, Mumbai to Puna, Jaipur to Udaipur are comparable to western standard and have dual carriage ways. Some country roads have no central dividers and there are no restrictions on vehicle types, pedestrians, livestock, cycles, camels, elephants or any other form of transportation. However, after some time you will realize there is a order between the different users of the road, it is the best way to get around and we supply excellent local drivers used to these unique conditions. Our cars do have ice box well stocked with soft drinks and bottled water. On long drives the drivers will know of good quality hotels to stop at for meal and amenities breaks.

 

Meals

 

Meals are included, as listed in your itinerary. We strive to arrange meals that highlight authentic local cuisine in clean, local establishments. In small towns, remote areas, and on the road, we dine on Mix of continental and local cuisine in small restaurants, local homes or at your campsite. While some of our meals may be somewhat different from that to which many guests are accustomed, Royal Expeditions believes in offering the opportunity to experience this vital aspect of local culture.

 

It is safe to drink bottled mineral water, but tap water, even in 5-star hotels, is not safe for drinking. Royal Expeditions will provide bottled water throughout your road journey.

 

Health

 

Travel Health Insurance - Always travel with Travel health insurance. We recommends that you bring a photocopy of your medical insurance also.

 

Safety:

In general, Indian Sub-continent is a very safe. Most locals will be friendly and excited to meet you. But while traveling on crowded trains or visiting busy tourist sites, it is advisable to look after personal belongings, especially money, cameras or other valuable possessions. Though locals are friendly, tourists are often targets for petty theft. Most hotels / lodges will electronic safe deposit boxes in the room or have one at the reception.

 

Passports & Visas

All visitors to India require a valid passport. A visa for entry to India is required by most nationalities.

Weather

Monsoon Rain -  Mid-June to mid-September. 

Generally hot and humid. Rainfall, quite often heavy downpours, covers most of India and the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Best time to visit Leh as it does not get monsoon.

Autumn -  October/ November 

Generally dry, clear and pleasantly warm. Festival time all over India best time for Culture tours to Northern & Southern India.

Winter -  December   / January

Day Temperatures are generally very pleasant but the evenings and nights can be very cold. Best time to visit all parts of India except the Himalayas.

Spring -   February/ March 

Temperatures are warming up. Southern India and the Himalayan regions are particularly pleasant. Best  time to  visit National Parks. 

Summer -  April / May 

Himalayan regions are pleasant. The central and desert regions can be very hot and dusty.  Best time for trekking in the lower Himalayas and photographing Tigers.

 

Health

There are medical facilities in most large cities and the better hotels have doctors on call.  There are no compulsory vaccinations required for visit to India. However as a sensible precaution the following Vaccination are recommended: Cholera, Typhoid, Tetanus, Hepatitis, Meningitis (particularly if trekking) plus Malaria protection. We recommend that you check with your doctor for individual requirements.

Currency

The unit of the currency is the Rupee.

Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques

Credit Cards are accepted in most establishments in most major towns.  (Visa & Master Cards are preferred). The most readily accepted forign currency is US $ and Euro carried as Cash in reasonably small denominations.

Shopping

Best buys range from fashion clothing to jewellery, pottery, carpets, paintings, handicrafts and much more.

Tipping

This is generally expected throughout India. Restaurants and hotels exclude a service charge, it is recommended to tip around 10%. Allow a few rupees for porters. For local tour guide & chauffeur follow the equivalent of about  US $ 10 - 20 per day.

Language

English is spoken widely throughout the towns and cities of India.

Electricity

220-240 Volts. You will need a round-pin two-pronged plug or adapter.

Food & drinks: Western style a la carte cuisine is available in most cities. Hotel chosen will usually offer a variety of international menus. Visitors who stick to Indian vegetarian dishes seem less likely to suffer stomach upsets. Smaller hotels, lodges and tented camps do not offer a la carte menus but have substantial table d’hôte meals. They are usually obliging and will temper the food to client’s choice and taste.  Though the tap water is filtered in most cities, it is not advisable to drink tap water under any circumstances. Bottled mineral water is freely available but should be purchased from a reliable source, preferably the hotel. India, Sri Lanka and Nepal produce some good gin, vodka, rum and beer. Imported whiskey, wine, cognac and other drinks are available in most deluxe hotels but are expensive.

Accommodation : The quality of hotels and lodges in India subcontinent   varies considerably from area to area. Hotels offered in our itineraries have been selected for their service, comfort and ambiance. Almost all hotels used have swimming pools. No matter what accommodation is offered, be it a deluxe palace, a rustic jungle lodge or a mountain tent clients will have high standards of comfort, cleanliness and hygiene 

 

Equipment & clothing

Casual clothing is the order of the day. Hard wearing, easy to wash travel clothes are ideal. You  may wish to pack one set of slightly smarter clothes to wear at the hotels. Laundry service will be  available at all the places we stay. Early morning can be cold (November to March) until the sun is up especially on game drives, in open top Jeeps and in the jungle. A light windproof or fleece jacket, warm hat, gloves and scarf are recommended. During the day we will need a wide brimmed sun hat and sunglasses. Lightweight, comfortable walking shoes are advised for throughout the holiday and for sightseeing.

Special note for Wilderness - No bright colours in the field please, including brightly coloured clothes, hats, gloves, etc. Although the birds and other wildlife are relatively approachable, muted colours are essential to improve our chances.

You should bring a pair of binoculars. If you are keen birders you may want to bring a spotting scope. You should bring all the camera equipment, spare memory cards and batteries that you will need. If we are using rechargeable batteries you will need to bring your charger and a travel adapter (round two pin). Plastic bags, cotton bags or pillowcases are useful to protect our camera equipment from dust and sand. A small daypack/camera bag is essential for carrying excess clothing, camera equipment and a water bottle.


 

 

The Land Cost quotation includes:

  • Accommodation on twin share
  • Daily breakfast at all the places
    • Meals as specified / advised. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner )
    • Porterage at all hotels, railway station & airports.
    • Surface Transportation as per itinerary by chauffer driven air conditioned vehicle. Including all Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes
    • Game drives on shared basis in four wheels drive with naturalist as Per Itinerary
      • All relevant National Parks entry fees and permits 
      • WWF India Give Back to Nature Contribution: USD 10 per person
        • All presently applicable government taxes

 

The Land Cost quotation excludes:

 

  • International airfares
  • All airfare to and from India / flights within India (Quoted separately). Estimates/  Dynamic online air fare  are subject to change without notice till payment is received
    • All snacks, extra personal beverages & bottled water, etc. other than during designated meals.
    • Additional cost for upgraded hotels (mentioned separately)
    • Camera fee at monuments
    • Room service charges (for meals, drinks etc.)
    • Mineral water  during the  journeys
    • Visa for India
    • Other meals where not mentioned in the program
    • Drinks/water where not mentioned
    • All international airport taxes
    • Hotel early check in / Late check out
    • Any activity which has not been highlighted under inclusions
    • Overweight luggage
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips & gratuities
    • Any Additional Supplement for Christmas, New Year and other high season periods
    • Other services not listed in inclusive column
    • Evacuation expenses and any other items of a personal nature not specifically included above.
      • ADDITIONAL INSURANCE OF ANY KIND, including trip cancellation /Interruption / delay, air ticket cancellation, additional medical, and lost baggage insurance. (We highly recommend that you purchase these insurance items!)
      • Any and all expenses resulting from delays arising beyond our direct control due to bad weather, trail, river, sea, and/or road conditions; sickness; government action; and any other transportation delays for any reason beyond our direct control. Sufficient funds should be carried for this possibility. Credits may not be available for tour arrangements missed for the above reasons.

 

Note: Prices subject to change. Itinerary and all terms and conditions subject to change without notice, either before departure or after commencement of the program. Due to frequent changes in air schedules and the complex nature of this itinerary, the possibility does exist that the order of events may change from what is reflected herein. All programs are subject to the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and ‘Responsibilities’ sections of our Booking form.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS TO PRE BOOK GAME DRIVES IN NATIONAL PARKS

Limited numbers of visitors are allowed inside the National Parks. Booking is done on first cum first serve basis. Therefore, we would request you to please send us the following information at the earliest in order to enable us to book game drives or a scanned copy of the relevant pages of the passports.

  1. Salutation (Mr/Mrs/Miss)
  2. Passport Number
  3. First Name as per Passport
  4. Date of Issue of Passport
  5. Last Name as per Passport
  6. Date of Expiry of Passport
  7. Nationality
  8. Place of Issue of Passport
 
   
   
   

 

  1. Date of Birth

 

Exchange Rate

This quotation is based on the present exchange rate of Indian Rupees 50 equal to USD 1. In the event of change in exchange rate of  3% or more, Pugdundee Safaris reserves the right to adjust this quotation in a fair and reasonable manner.

Validity of Quotation

The above quotations are based on the costs and exchange rates current at the time of enquiry.  Pugdundee Safaris  reserves the right to adjust rates without prior notice.  Prices and availability are not guaranteed until ticketed. 

Travel Insurance with Trip Cancellation/ Interruption  protection 

We highly recommend that travelers booking tour with Pugdundee Safaris purchase trip cancellation / interruption insurance from their country of origin.

WWF India Give Back to Nature Contribution**:

Give Back to Nature is a unique initiative launched by WWF-India to garner further

support for its goal of leaving a living planet for future generations. With Give Back to

Nature, every traveler like you, will have the opportunity to make a real difference for

conserving our planet.

 

At the time of booking, travelers will find a donation amount of  USD 10 = INR 500/- only added onto your bill. You may choose to retain / increase / decrease / completely remove the amount. Pugdundee Safaris will be matching your donation!

 

Give Back to Nature is a voluntary donation! The proceeds from the donation will go towards one or more of the following programmes: Other Endangered Species, WWF-India Emergency Relief Fund or the Green Hiker programme. Cumulatively, these donations will have a massive beneficial impact on WWF-India’s ability to successfully carry out and build upon the many projects it has all over the country.


 

Once full payment has been made your trip tour guides will be confirmed and you will receive guide information if required.

  1. Journey Begins: Our staff will greet the traveler on arrival at the airport and hand over all the relevant documents for the journey and give a detailed brief about the tour programme and the services booked.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Awards

  • Winner Stone Architecture Award 2010 -11 - Kanha Earth Lodge. Presented for sensitive use of stone in green architecture by Rajasthan chief minister in Jaipur.
  • Best Eco Friendly Lodge Award 2011 - 12 - Kanha Earth Lodge by MP ECO Tourism Board. The award was presented by forest minister in Bhopal.
  • Certificate of Appreciation 2011 - 12 for Promotion of excellence in Eco tourism - Tree House Hideaway by MP Eco Tourism Board.
  • Pugdundee Safaris was the Winner of the Special Award for Eco Tourism & Sustainable Development in Bandhavgarh National Park for Tree House Hideaway. This award was presented by TTF at Ahmedabad on 26/8/2012.
  • Runner up awarded to Pugudndee Safaris for the Wildlife and Tourism Initiative of the year 2012 for the newly launched Mobile Safaris - TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards – 2012
  • Runner up awarded to Sukru Kumal at Ken River Lodge for Lodge Naturalist Award of the year 2012 - TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards – 2012
  • Pugdundee Safaris awarded “The winner of the Most Exclusive Leisure Product Award " for Kanha Earth Lodge at TTF, Mumbai on 9th September 2012 at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.

Website Links  

www.pugdundeesafaris.com
www.kingslodge.in - Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
www.treehousehideaway.com - Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
www.kenriverlodge.com - Panna Tiger Reserve
www.kanhaearthlodge.com - Kanha
www.denwabackwaterescape.com – Satpura

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