Upcoming trail dates:
October 1 - 12, 2019
October 18 - 29, 2019
November 1 - 2, 2019
November 1 - 12, 2019
November 18 - 29, 2019
December 1 - 12, 2019
December 18 - 29, 2019
January 3 - 14, 2020
January 17 - 28, 2020
February 1 - 12, 2020
February 14 - 25, 2020
March 1 - 12, 2020
March 18 - 29, 2020
April 1 - 12, 2020
April 18 - 29, 2020
May 1 - 12, 2020
May 18 - 29, 2020
June 1 - 12, 2020
June 18 - 29, 2020

Note: The rest of the itineraries of the season are being developed. For customised itineraries with specific dates and choice of wildlife safari parks, please write to us.

This trail covers three prominent parks for Tiger viewing in India-Tadoba Andhari Reserve, located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Pench and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is one of India’s premier destinations for Tiger sightings as well as the endangered species - the Barasingha. The three together are a promising combination not only for Tiger sightings, but also to soak in the scenic diversity of the different terrains and the flora and fauna.
The trail also includes a visit to Agra to see the Taj Mahal - a world renowned architectural marvel.

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Agra
Undoubtedly one of Agra’s most popular attractions, the Taj Mahal is a landmark monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, for his deceased wife Mumtaz, it is emblematic of the emperor’s deep love for his wife. The Taj Mahal is one of the most admired Mughal masterpieces in the world and is nothing short of poetry crafted in marble.
 Soak in the beauty of this masterpiece at sunrise or sunset and admire the beautiful reflective pools and exquisite gardens on the premises.

How to reach?

By Air:
• Agra airport (AGR) is a military airbase 12.5 km away from the city. There are no direct or daily flights from any of the major Indian cities to Agra, therefore rail and road are the only viable options.

By Rail:
• Agra is located between the main train lines from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Chennai. It is easy to reach by train from almost anywhere. There are multiple train options. There are also luxury trains that stop at Agra such as, Palace on Wheels.
• The duration of travel (Delhi to Agra) : Approximately 2-3 hours.
• For complete information log onto www.indianrail.gov.in and www.irctc.co.in.

By Road:
• The distance from Delhi to Agra: 204 km, on the crossroads of National Highways 2, 3 and 11.
• The duration of travel: Approximately 3.5 - 4 hours.


Tadoba Andhari Reserve
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1993. It is notable as Maharashtra's oldest and largest National Park. It is one of India's 41 "Project Tiger" - Tiger reserves. The main animals spotted in Tadoba include the Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Dog, Blue bull to name a few. Tadoba lake sustains the Marsh Crocodile, which were once common all over Maharashtra. Reptiles here include the endangered Indian Python and the common Indian Monitor. Terrapins, Indian Star Tortoise, Indian Cobra and Russel's Viper also live in Tadoba. It is a scenic beauty with thick Teak forests and a beautiful lake. The lake is an ornithologist's paradise with a wide diversity of water birds, and raptors. Grey-headed fish eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk-Eagle to name a few. Tadoba is rightly called, 'The Jewel of Vidharba’. The area of the Reserve is 625.40 sq. km.

How to reach?

By Air:
• Tadoba National Park is 140 kms. away from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur.
• Regular flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata to Nagpur. Onwards to Tadoba by road.

By Rail:
• The nearest railway station: Chandrapur Railway Station at the distance of 45 km. Well connected to major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Jhansi. Cabs will be arranged to the resort.
• For complete information log onto www.indianrail.gov.in and www.irctc.co.in

By Road:
• Tadoba National Park is at a distance of 45 km from Chandrapur and 32 km from Chimur. It is also well connected by road with all major cities.


Pench National Parks
Pench National Park is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, spreads over 758 sq kms. The park is named after the Pench river. It has been described as early as in the 20 century by naturalists like Captain J. Forsyth in, 'Highlands of Central India’, as the panoramic beauty of this region and by Rudyard Kipling in the, 'Jungle Book’.

The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox etc. There are over 285 species of resident and migratory birds including the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Pitta, Osprey, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle etc. In winter thousands of migratory Waterfowl including Brahmini Duck, Pochards, Barheaded Geese, Coots, etc visit the tanks and the Pench reservoir within the Park. Pench Tiger Reserve is also among the best areas for bird watching.

How to reach?

By Air
• Daily flights from Nagpur and Jabalpur.
• Nagpur is the nearest Airport.
• Distance from the Nagpur airport to Pench National Park: Approximately 88 kms (2-3 hrs) by road.
• Jabalpur Airport is 200 kms by road from Pench.
• Jabalpur is well connected by air with Delhi and Mumbai, and many other cities of India.

By Rail
• The nearest railway station : Nagpur Junction.
• Well connected by rail to all the major cities of India.
• For complete information log onto www.indianrail.gov.in and www.irctc.co.in

By Road
• Nagpur is approximately 88 kms from Pench via Seoni (NH No. 7) by road.


Kanha National Park
Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1,949 Sq km. (940 sq km of core area and 1,009 sq km of buffer zone), making it one of the best habitats for Tigers in India. It is situated in the Central Indian Highlands, which are part of the extensive tableland that forms India’s main peninsula. Kanha’s beautiful landscape is dotted with dense groves of vegetation, hillocks and meadows. Kanha’s meadows are it's lifeline, as they sustain large numbers of Chital, Sambar, Barasingha and Gaur, which in turn support populations of predators and co-predators. Kanha Tiger Reserve is primarily a moist Sal and moist mixed deciduous forest featuring Sal, Bamboo, Tendu, Jamun, Arjun and Lendia. It is home to over 1,000 species of flowering plants and about 350 species of birds (Painted Spurfowl, Rufous Bellied Eagle, Red Headed Vulture, Black Stork etc. )

It's greatest achievement has been the preservation of Hard Ground Swamp Deer or Barasingha from near extinction (they numbered just 66 in 1970). Today, they number more than 400 and are the only surviving population of Barasingha in the wild. The park has a significant population of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Barasingha and Indian Wild Dog. The famous novel by Rudyard Kipling, 'The Jungle Book', is said to be based on the jungles of this reserve.

How to reach?

• Kanha is situated in the heart of Madhya Pradesh and is well connected by road, rail and air from all major cities and other tourist destinations.

By Air
• Daily flights operate from Delhi & Mumbai: Jabalpur (3-4 hours), Nagpur (6 hours), Raipur (5 hours) and onwards to the park by road.
• The duration of the drive from the airport: Approximately 3-5 hours, depending on the city you land in.

From Raipur Airport:
• The duration of the drive to Mukki gate is 4 hours.
• The duration of the drive to Khatiya gate is 5 hours.

From Jabalpur Airport:
• The duration of the drive to Mukki gate is 5 hours.
• The duration of the drive to Khatiya gate is 4 hours.

From Nagpur Airport:
• The duration of the drive to Mukki gate is 5.5 hours.
• The duration of the drive to Khatiya gate is 6 hours.

By Rail
• Jabalpur(3 hours), Nagpur (5 hours) and Gondia (3 hours) are well served by Indian railways from all parts of the country.
• For complete information log onto www.indianrail.gov.in and www.irctc.co.in.

Indian Railway Top Tip
The Indian Railway offers last minute ticket bookings on most trains for a small premium (Tatkal booking). They also have a special quota on most trains for foreigners and defence personnel.

Day wise Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival - New Delhi
Arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Leisure day to spend shopping or visiting heritage monuments in New Delhi.

Day 02: New Delhi to Agra
Reach Agra by train/flight/road. Visit to the Agra Fort, followed by lunch at the hotel. Enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal at sunset, a visual treat. End the day with a scrumptious dinner at the hotel.

Day 03: Agra to New Delhi
Lunch at the hotel. Leisure time followed by dinner.

Day 04: New Delhi - Nagpur - Tadoba Andhari Reserve
The day includes both the morning and evening safari with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort, peppered with a unique curated experience.

Day 05: Tadoba Andhari Reserve - Tiger Trail
The day includes morning safari with packed breakfast. Lunch at the hotel followed by evening safari. Post the safari, enjoy dinner at the hotel peppered with a curated experience.

Day 06: Tadoba Andhari Reserve Tiger trail
The day includes morning safari with packed breakfast. Lunch at the hotel and transfer to Pench National Park by road. Arrival at Pench National Park in the evening. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 07: Pench National Park - Tiger Trail
The day includes morning safari with packed breakfast. Return from the park at 10am, followed by a guided Nature walk/river ride. Lunch at the hotel followed by evening safari. Bonfire & dinner at the hotel.

Day 08: Pench National Park - Tiger Trail
The day includes morning safari with packed breakfast. Return from the Park at 10am. Free time at the hotel followed by lunch. Evening safari, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 09: Pench National park - Kanha National Park
Transfer early morning from Pench National Park by road to Kanha National Park. Arrival by 11am at the hotel, followed by lunch. Post lunch, leave for the evening safari. Unwind at the hotel, followed by dinner.

Day 10: Kanha National Park - Tiger Trail
The day includes both the morning and evening safari with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel, peppered with a unique curated experience.

Day 11: Kanha National Park - Tiger Trail
The day includes both the morning and evening safari with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel, peppered with a curated evening with local wildlife experts.

Day 12: Return journey to New Delhi via Raipur.
Transfer early morning by road to Raipur. Flight from Raipur to New Delhi. Transfer to the hotel followed by dinner.

Route Map

Safari Guidlines
  • Central India wildlife safari park bookings will start from 10th August 2017 onwards. Bookings open 120 days prior to safari dates.
  • It is advisable to initiate bookings at least 60-90 days in advance.
  • Last minute bookings attract a premium.
  • Child Policy on safari: Full fare will be charged for children above 6 yrs.
  • Scanned copies of ID's need to be sent in advance for initiating and confirming safari bookings.
  • All orignal ID’s to be carried at the time of entering the park for identity authentication by park authorities (Voter I card/Driving License/Adhaar Card/Passport for International tourists )
Destination Hotel
Kanha National Park Chitvan Jungle Lodge
Bagh Villas
Banjaar Tola - a luxury Taj Safari Lodge
Pench National Park Baghvan - a luxury Taj Safari Lodge
Pench Jungle Camp
Tathastu
Tadoba Tadoba Tiger Valley Resort
The Pugmark Jungle Lodge
Agra Trident
The Gateway Resort - Taj
New Delhi Pullman - Aerocity
JW Marriot - Aerocity
Holiday Inn - Aerocity
Roseate Hotel - Aerocity

Trail cost includes:
• 01 Double room at the resorts for 02 Persons.
• Breakfast at the resorts in Delhi.
• All meals in all wildlife parks and Agra.
• 01 Car for the transfers and sightseeing as per the above given plan.
• All the expenses related to the vehicle like fuel, toll, parking fee, driver.
• 04 Shared jeep safaris in all national parks.
• AC chair car for Train bookings, wherever applicable.
• Domestic airfare wherein flight has been mentioned.


Trail cost does not include:
• Any flight fares and guide service for the other days (International flights are not included and cannot be booked with us – however internal flights will be booked with us and prices will be charged accordingly).
• Lunch & Dinner (other than the above specified); any other chargeable activities.
• Camera fee, tips and personal expenses like phone, laundry, porterage, Wi-Fi etc.
• Travel insurance & health insurance.
• Any additional expenses due to flight cancellation/delay, change in itinerary, resorts.
• Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion list.
• Travel, boarding and F&B costs for domestic help travelling with you.

Terms & Conditions
1) Booking terms: 50 % advance payment at the time of booking. Full payment to be made four weeks before departure to enable us to re-confirm all arrangements with our suppliers. Certain services like home stays, coach tours, unique speciality packages, etc., may call for a different payment schedule and will possibly necessitate earlier full pre – payment. Long weekends like Christmas, Holi, Diwali and New Years are non refundable. No adjustments or refunds in case of not availing any facility from the package.

2) Cancellation amount is calculated as per total package cost and not advance deposited.
• 7 days and less, 100% cancellation
• 8 days to 21 days, 50% cancellation
• 21 days to 45 days, 40% cancellation
• 45 days and above, 20% cancellation

3) All prices quoted are subject to change without notice. resorts and suppliers reserve the right to amend the price of the service/package, if affected by circumstances beyond their control. The package price could also change in the event of a major fluctuation in rates of exchange or travel fares or both.
Any increase in price would have to be paid before departure. However, such an increase will not normally apply after a booking is confirmed and payment is received.

5) Every effort will be made to confirm a booking exactly as requested. However, in case of non-availability, similar alternatives will be offered.

6) Subsequent alterations, amendments or cancellations to a confirmed booking may attract penalties. Please note that some properties may charge higher cancellation fees, particularly during peak season going up to 100%.

7) Service and handling fees may be applied on an individual case basis, even if a booking is cancelled within the acceptable period and no cancellation charges are entailed.

8) Tiger Trails by Anthony reserves the right to cancel or change any holiday or service without notice at anytime. We will offer alternative arrangements, if deemed necessary or advisable. If alternative arrangements are not available or are unacceptable to you, we will refund the part of any money, which relates to the part of the holiday or service that has been cancelled. In either case, Tiger Trails by Anthony shall not be held liable for any damage, additional expense or consequential loss suffered.

9) Methods of Payment
1. Cheques: Please note that we require 10 working days to clear all cheques before documents can be issued.
2. Cash or EFT Transfers: We accept EFT transfers, or cash deposited into our bank account, subject to the condition that the EFT transmission report or the cash deposit slip is provided to ourselves and such payment has been confirmed as received by us. All bank charges must be paid by yourselves which will be included in your final invoice.

10) Tiger trails by Anthony shall in no circumstances be liable for;
1. Death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, increased expense, consequential loss or any misadventure howsoever caused.
2. Any act, omission, default of any resort, carrier or other person or by any servant or agent employed by them who may be engaged or concerned in the provision of accommodation, food and beverage, carriage, facility, or service for you or for any person travelling with you howsoever caused.
3. The temporary or permanent loss of or damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused.

11) Copy of government ID proof like, Passport (only for international tourists), Driving License, Voter Card , Adhaar card or Pan Card are required for safari bookings in advance.

12) Child policy on accommodation: Will be as per the policy of resort chosen.

13) Complaints. Whilst every effort will be made by Tiger trails by Anthony to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, it is specifically recorded that Tiger Trails by Anthony in no way accepts liability for any claim that you may have in respect of your complaint.
1. In the event that you have any reason to complain, or experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of the services in question.
2. If you are still dissatisfied, you must notify us at the earliest opportunity.
3. Until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Failure to give us the opportunity to resolve any problem at the time it occurs will result in either a reduction, or complete extinction, of any rights which you may have, to claim compensation from us.
4. If you remain dissatisfied, you must write to us within 14 days of the end of the trip you have purchased from us, with the booking reference and full details of your complaint on contact@tigertrailsbyanthony.com

14) Tiger Trails by Anthony acts on behalf of resorts, suppliers, operators and handling agents and hence has limited liabilities only, in terms of the arrangements directly under its control. In the event of disputes over all other circumstances, we will offer all reasonable assistance but will not be responsible for claims and compensations. All complaints should be submitted within 10 days of your return.

15) Tiger trails by Anthony shall not be responsible nor deemed to be on default on account of any delays or interruptions in the performance of its obligations due to causes beyond its reasonable control or not occasioned by its fault of negligence including act of God or the public enemy, war, civil war, warlike operations, terrorism, insurrections or riots, fires, floods (unusual weather conditions) epidemics or quarantine, restrictions, any act of government, strikes or labour unrest causing cessation, slow down or interruption of work (collectively “the Force Major events”). Although we will extend all assistance wherever possible, the obtaining of visas, health requirements and vaccinations, etc will be the sole responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of a valid passport, ensure the visa can be obtained before entering into a booking commitment with Tiger Trails by Anthony.

16) Refunds if any are subject to Tiger trails by Anthony obtaining a refund from resorts and suppliers. An administrative fee could apply as part of the refund process. Partially utilized services are non – refundable.

17) Tiger trails by Anthony strongly recommends the purchase of multi – cover holiday insurance to cover unforeseen eventualities. It is the client’s responsibility to have adequate travel insurance at the time of travel.

18) These terms and conditions and any agreement referring to these terms and conditions shall be construed, interpreted and governed in accordance with the laws of the Government of India.

19) All persons travelling together will be deemed to have understood and compliant with all these booking conditions.

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