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Comprehensive Wildlife and Bird watching itinerary of Central India(10 Nights)

Bhopal, Satpura National Park, Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur

for Bird Watcher, Wildlife Traveller, Inbound Traveller

Holiday Overview

On a Bandhavgarh Safari
Indian Roller
Tiger at Pench
Boat Jetty to access the park
Indian Bison (Gaur)
Elephant Safari
Blackbucks right at the safari start point
Marsh Crocodiles
Wild Boar
Pond Heron
Large Water bodies
Satpura Safari Trail
Sunset at Satpura
Sunrise at Satpura
Spotted Deer
Indian Roller
Tiger surrounded by Jeeps
Tiger strolling in Kanha
Tiger Upclose
Spotted Deer
Sloth Bear in Kanha
Sambar
Sal Forest in Kanha
Grassland in Kanha
Sal Forest in Kanha
On a Safari in Kanha
Leopard In Kanha
Jackal in Kanha
Indian Gaur in Kanha
Barking Deer in Kanha
Barasingha in Kanha
Yellow wattled Lapwing
Shikra
Serpant Eagle
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Lesser Adjutant Stork
Hoopoe
Cheangeable Hawk Eagle
Ashy Prinia

Comprehensive Wildlife and Bird watching itinerary of Central India is the ultimate Wildlife and Bird watching itinerary recommended for Wildlife travellers looking for a comprehensive coverage of all major parks of Central India including Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Satpura.

Route

Satpura National Park(2) - Pench(2) - Kanha(3) - Bandhavgarh(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bhopal. Proceed to Madhai range of Satpura. Evening Safari.
  • Day-2 Jeep Safari in the morning and afternoon Canoe Safari / Elephant Safari / Walking Safari
  • Day-3 Travel to Pench. Evening Safari.
  • Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-5 Proceed to Kanha. Evening Safari.
  • Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-7 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-8 Proceed to Bandhavgarh. Evening Safari.
  • Day-9 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-10 Morning and Evening Safari.
  • Day-11 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bandhavgarh - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Bandhavgarh (0.50 kms)

Kanha - Bird Watching and Wildlife in Kanha (0.50 kms)

Pench - Bird Watching and Wildlife in Pench (0.50 kms)

Satpura National Park - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Satpura (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bhopal Departure - Jabalpur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Panna is the only park that is left out and that could be (if at all) a candidate for extension of this itinerary.

Distances
  • Bhopal to Satpura National Park -140 kms (4 hrs)
  • Satpura National Park to Pench -265 kms (6 hrs)
  • Pench to Kanha -175 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)
Route

Bhopal - Satpura National Park(2) - Pench(2) - Kanha(3) - Bandhavgarh(3) - Jabalpur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bhopal. Proceed to Madhai range of Satpura. Evening Safari. Arrival at Bhopal. Proceed to Madhai range of Satpura (150 kms - 4 hours). Satpura is one of the newest parks in Central India. Set around a river, Satpura is a Tiger Sanctuary offers innovative park experiences such as walking safari, boat safari, canoe safari etc. alongwith the Jeep safari and is considered excellent for Bird watching, Gaurs (Indian Bison) and Sloth Bears. Evening Boat Safari.

Day-2 Jeep Safari in the morning and afternoon Canoe Safari / Elephant Safari / Walking Safari Jeep Safari in the morning and afternoon Canoe Safari / Elephant Safari / Walking Safari.

Day-3 Travel to Pench. Evening Safari. Travel to Pench (275 kms, 5.5 hour). Pench is a National park that lies on the Maharashtra - MP border and is renowned for its Tiger Population. Migratory birds are good in Winter (Oct - March) and other prominent population comprises Gaur (Indian Bison), Spotted Deer, Leopards etc. Evening Safari in Pench.

Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Pench National Park. Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-5 Proceed to Kanha. Evening Safari. Proceed to Kanha (175 kms - 4 hours). Kanha is one of the best wildlife experiences in India and renowned for its Tigers and Barasingha Population. The park offers rich diversity of flora and fauna and renowned for its Migratory Bird watching in Winter (Oct - March).Evening Safari in Kanha (Mukki or Kisli Range depends on stay selection).

Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park (Mukki or Kisli Range depends on stay selection). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-7 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park (Mukki or Kisli Range depends on stay selection). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-8 Proceed to Bandhavgarh. Evening Safari. Proceed to Bandhavgarh (250 kms - 6 hrs). Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for being a park that offers best tiger sightings and therefore excellent for tiger photography. The Park also offers excellent range of flora and fauna and good for Bird watching in Winter. Evening Safari.

Day-9 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala Range is the prime range). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-10 Morning and Evening Safari. Morning and Evening Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala Range is the prime range). Elephant back Tiger Tracking (Tiger Show) can be availed if organised on the day of the travel.

Day-11 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bandhavgarh :

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Bandhavgarh - Bandhavgarh is the best park when it comes to probability of having a tiger sighting. Besides the much celebrated and endangered tiger, the park is home to Leopards, Jungle cat, Wolf, Jackal, Indian Fox, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear etc. Bandhavgarh is also considered excellent for Bird watching and is home to more than 150 species.

Kanha :

  • Bird Watching and Wildlife in Kanha - Kanha is one of Indias most renowned parks and visited for its population of Tiger, Barasingha and a wide range of wildlife (deer (sambar, chital, and barking deer plus barasingha), as well as the antelope (nilgai, blackbuck, chowsingha) and the gaur are found alongwith langurs, sloth bears, and wild boar) and birds (200+ species resident and migratory). Guests either stay on Kisli or Mukki side and explore park via Jeep safaris.

Pench :

  • Bird Watching and Wildlife in Pench - Pench is a sanctuary bordering Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, accessible from Nagpur (90 kms).This is southern topical dry deciduous forest and is a home to a variety of wild animals and migratory / resident Birds. Pench is a renowned Tiger sanctuary and most accessible and also visited for its Migratory birds.

Satpura National Park :

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Satpura - Madhai range of Satpura is situated by a river at about 90 kms from Pachmarhi, off Bhopal - Pipariya road and is one of the most recent parks to have opened in central India and is known for its Bird watching and wildlife population (Wild boar, Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian bison) with occasional sighting of Leopards and Tigers. The river around the reserve forest makes for an excellent range of safari options that include Boat safari, Canoe Safari, Walking safari, elephant safari and the traditional Jeep safari.

Destination Overview

Bhopal - Bhopal is the capital of the of Madhya Pradesh also known as the Lake city as its landscape is dotted with a number of natural lakes. It is visited for its monuments that highlight Islamic architecture and lies in close proximity to Saanchi (46 km), a Buddhist heritage site.

Jabalpur - Jabalpur is a transit point for accessing wildlife destinations of Kanha (165 km) and Bandhavgarh (210 km).

Satpura National Park - Satpura is a Tiger Sanctuary accessible from Madhai range at 60 kms from Pipariya and 100 kms from Pachmarhi. The area has healthy population of Gaur, Sloth Bear and Leopards and is excellent for bird watching with more than 200 species found around the area.

Pench - Pench (90 kms from Nagpur) is a wildlife destination known for its Tiger population and over 280 varieties of birds.

Kanha - Kanha is renowned as one of the best Parks in India (Alongwith Corbett, Kaziranga and Nagarhole). Kanha offers a good wildlife experience and that includes the elusive Tiger (only 2000 of them remain in the wild). Besides tigers, Kanha also has rare Barasinghas (Type of Stag) and more than 300 bird species.

Bandhavgarh - Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular and accessible wildlife getaways in India. Bandhavgarh boasts of the highest tiger sighting probability among all parks

Access
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Distances
  • Bhopal to Satpura National Park -140 kms (4 hrs)
  • Satpura National Park to Pench -265 kms (6 hrs)
  • Pench to Kanha -175 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Wildlife In Satpura

Satpura is relatively newer park accessible from Pipariya station (50 kms) or Bhopal (140 kms). more

Wildlife In Pench

Pench is a sanctuary bordering Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, accessible from Nagpur (90 kms). more

Wildlife In Kanha

Kanha represents one of the best park experiences in India. Kanha is accessed from Bandhavgarh more

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Distances
  • Bhopal to Satpura National Park -140 kms (4 hrs)
  • Satpura National Park to Pench -265 kms (6 hrs)
  • Pench to Kanha -175 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Kanha to Bandhavgarh -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur -188 kms (4 hrs)

Expert Speak

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