The Temple and Tigers Tour Program:
5 Nights / 6 Days
The Temple and Tigers Tour Program: 5 Nights / 6 Days
This tour offers a combination of visiting renowned temples including Khajuraho, a world heritage site & Orchha a heritage village famous for cenotaphs & forts. The tour continues to two popular tiger parks-Panna & Bandhavgarh, the latter famous for one of the highest density of tigers in the world.Orchha
The capital city of the mighty Bundelkhand Empire, Orchha is known for its elegant architecture and its unique sequential development of domes, brackets, pillars, arches and ledges, the famous landmark example like Jehangir Mahal, the Laxminarayan Temple. The beautiful River Betwa on whose banks the city of Orchha is founded is a picturesque site, with its monuments dotting the landscape on either side of the river.Khajuraho
A World heritage site famous for temples built by the Chandela rulers around the 10th century. It has much more to offer than the erotic sculptures which have made it world famous. The famous Western group of temples is designated as the World Heritage Site and is enclosed within a beautifully laid out park. The Lakshmana and Vishwanath Temples to the front and The Kandriya Mahadev, Jagadami and Chitragupta Temples displays the best craftmanship of Khajuraho.Ken River Lodge and Panna Tiger Reserve
Ken River Lodge made a humble start in 1986 - one of the pioneers of wildlife tourism in the country. The forested estate is home to many mammals, birds and reptiles. The accommodation is simple and rustic with few mod cons thrown in. The 6 huts and 6 cottages are spread out in a 50 acre mixed jungle in undulating terrain, giving a jungle experience which few in the country can parallel. The lodge also boasts of a 3000 sq.ft. machaan were the meals are served. The machaan popularly known as the Tree House overlooks the Ken River and offers fresh home cooked meals.Panna National Park spread over 543 sq km was carved out of the hunting reserves of the erstwhile Panna, Chattarpur and Bijawar states. Panna was accorded sanctuary status in 1975 and in 1994 it became India’s 22nd Tiger Reserve. Panna is situated at the junction of the Gangetic plains and the Deccan peninsula. The panna hills provide the catchment area for the Ken River, which is the life line of the park. It is predominantly an open forest, offering great opportunity to see the tiger and other mammals. It also supports closed canopy forests, open forest with short grass and undercover, open Savannah woodlands which reflect sub Saharan habitats, tall grasslands and degraded scrub.Kings Lodge and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Kings Lodge is nestled between Sal forested hills of Bandhavgarh National Park in a large natural forested estate of 14 hectares in a small tribal village. Kings lodge is environmentally sensitive, harmonious with the natural features of the site and accentuates natural daylight to all facilities. Local knowledge and art has been incorporated in the development and the lodge has been constructed using local manpower. Our guests benefit from our incredible location, outstanding hospitality, an experienced naturalist team, our commitment towards conservation and local communities. Bandhavgarh was established in 1968 as a National Park, and is spread over an area of 448 sq. kms. This national park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in the year 1993. It is predominantly covered with vegetation like SAL, SALI, DHOBIN and has vast stretches of grasslands spread over 32 hills, the region though smaller than other wildlife parks has one of the highest density of tigers in the world.
Satpura - Bandhavgarh - 6 Nights / 7 Days Combo
Day 01: Jhansi - Orchha - Panna
Reach Jhansi by train in the morning. Transfer to Orchha (19 kms) for sightseeing including Jahangir Fort, Sheesh Mahal and Laxmi Narayan temple. Post lunch transfer to Ken River Lodge (180 km) for overnight.Day 02: Panna National Park
Morning jeep safari and post lunch visit Khajuraho for temple tour followed by light & sound show at Khajuraho temples. Transfer to Ken River Lodge - Panna (26 kms), dinner and overnight stay.Day 03: Panna National Park
Morning jeep safari in Panna Tiger Reserve. Evening boat ride on River KenDay 04:Panna - Bandhavgarh
After breakfast transfer to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Packed lunch will be provided for this journey.Day 05: Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning & evening jeep safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.Day 06:Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning jeep safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Post lunch, transfer for further connections.
TOUR COST: USD 1295 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING.
Above tour rate is valid till 30th June 2018.
- Book 130 days in advance and get 10 % off on total tour cost.
- Get 20 % off for travel between 6th January 2018 to 21st January 2018.
- Get 20 % off for travel between 1st May 2018 to 30th June 2018.
- New year night supplement (31st Dec) USD 50 per person.
- For Indian nationals, please email us for a quote to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +91-011-40146400
- Twin sharing accommodation in lodges as specified in the program.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and tea/coffee service.
- Entry fee & guide charges in Orchha Fort and Khajuarho.
- Light & sound show tickets in Khajuraho.
- Two shared safari in Panna with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
- One boat ride on Ken River.
- Three shared safari in Bandhavgarh with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
- Road transfers by air conditioned Toyota Innova or similar (Jhansi-Orchha –Panna- Khajuarho-Bandhavgarh)
- All applicable taxes.
- Any airfare and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered.
- Insurance, laundry and phone calls.
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Anything that is not included in the inclusions list (see above).
Booking Terms :
- Above rates valid till 30th June 2018.
- Rates may differ during Christmas, New Years and special long weekends, please contact our reservations for details.
- 50% advance payment at the time of booking and balance 30 days before arrival date.
- No adjustments or refunds in case of not availing any facility from the package.
- Our lodges require a minimum 24 hrs prior notice to organize an airport/station transfer. In case of any urgent requests of such nature, we recommend our guests to contact the lodge or Delhi reservation office by phone.
- In keeping with our heightened security procedures we request all guests to carry a photo- identity to present at check-in. Foreign nationals are required to present their Passport and valid visa. Indian nationals can present any one of the following: Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card or PAN card. This should be the same as submitted at the time of safari bookings.
- Guests who have paid by online credit card will have to also sign a further authorization at the lodge on arrival and present the original card.
- Our standard check-in time is 1330 hrs and check out time is 1100 hrs local time.
- Subject to availability of rooms, we can offer you an early check-in and late checkout facility. For us to guarantee you an early check-in or late check out, you will need to reserve the room from the previous night.
- Park is closed on Wednesady afternoon and on Holi festival. The forest department may close the park due to rain also on short notice.
- 1 child below 5 years complimentary, others will be charged 25% of double's cost.
- Children between 5-12 years 25% of the cost of double package in the same rooms.
- Above 12 years at 40% the cost of the double package, if minimum 65% extra child supplement has been paid on automatic upgrade to 2 rooms will be provided, subject to availability.
- 20% cancellation will be charged on all bookings.
- Cancellation amount is calculated as per total booking amount and not as per advance deposited.
- Long weekend bookings like New Year, Christmas, Holi and Diwali are non refundable.
7 days and less - 100% cancellation
8 days to 21 days - 60% cancellation
21 days to 45 days - 40% cancellation
45 days and above - 20% cancellation
We stayed in the Tree House Hideaway in April 2014 and had a fantastic experience! Sleeping in a Treehouse had been an old dream, and the Treehouse met all expectations and some more. The noises of the jungle was the best wake-up call ever before we went out to see the tigers. Our hosts took excellent care of us, and we truly enjoyed the fantastic food served. We were alone in the lodge and on our last night we had a candle-lit dinner only for us out in the bush, a memory which will stay with us forever!
By Hege H