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Black Panther Expedition - 8 Days

Black Panther Expedition
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Explore the dense and richly diverse forests in southern-India on an 8-day tour. The Kabini National Park derives its name from river Kabini, which meanders joyfully through the southern reaches of Karnataka. This forest has a two-fold attraction – the beautiful Kabini River itself and the thick, diverse forest. Venture into the mystic forests of Kabini in search of the elusive Black Panther. Bandipur National Park was once the hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Established in the year 1974 as a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger, Bandipur is the most prominent national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka and is best known for its varied wildlife boasting different biomes in the dry deciduous forest.

Day 1
Day 1 - Banglore

Arrive in Banglore as per respective flight. Pick up from airport and transfer to the hotel in Banglore for overnight stay.

Meals: NA

Day 2
Day 2 - Banglore-Kabini

Post breakfast, leave for Kabini. (210 km / 5 hr drive) En-route enjoy glimpses of rural Karnataka. Reach Kabini where you will be put up in a well-known lodge which is famous for its grandeur witnessed through its colonial architecture. Enjoy a boat safari in the Kabini River in the evening. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3
Days 3 & 4 - Kabini

Enjoy morning and evening safaris at Kabini in search of Black Panther, Wild Elephants amidst the semi evergreen and moist deciduous forest which makes it an apt living environment for various birds as well. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5
Day 5 - Kabini-Bandipur

Enjoy an early morning safari in Kabini, leave for Bandipur. (70 km / 1 hr 30 min drive) On arrival, check in at the resort. Enjoy an evening safari in Bandipur in search of the Royal Bengal Tigers. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6
Day 6 - Bandipur

Enjoy morning and evening safaris in Bandipur. 2 more safaris into the forest, the great Indian-safari experience will start unfolding before you! Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7
Day 7 - Bandipur-Mysore

After an early morning safari, leave for Mysore. (73 km / 1 hr 30 min drive) On arrival check in at the hotel. Post lunch enjoy local sightseeing in Mysore. Visit Mysore Palace in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8
Day 8 - Mysore-Banglore

After a hearty breakfast leave for Banglore. (146 km / 3 hr 45 min drive) Transfer to the airport as per the scheduled flight.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel.

Spotted Deer, Sambar, Bisons, Elephant, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Crocodiles, Otters, Pied Kingfisher, Osprey, Black-necked Stork, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, River Terns, Painted Storks, Dhole, Smooth-coated Otter, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Tiger, Wild Boar, Chital, Gaur, Liontail Macaque, Giant Flying Squirrel, Golden Jackal, Sloth Bear, Indian Grey Mongoose, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Four-horned Antelope, Indian Muntjac, Indian Pangolin

What is included?

  • Accommodation
  • Internal Transfers via AC SUVs
  • All Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Bottled Water in Resort
  • Open Gypsy Safaris in National Park
  • Boat Safari in National Park
  • Gypsy, Guide & Forest Entry Charges
  • All Applicable Taxes.

What is not included?

  • All Airfares & Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Camera Fees
  • Extra Safaris
  • Sightseeing Charges
  • Laundry & Telephone Charges.
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks.
  • Tips & Gratuities.
  • Things Which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions.

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What is the usual sharing in vehicles & accommodation?

The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount. Safari vehicles, as well as internal transit vehicles (such as SUVs), are usually shared between 4 people unless indicated otherwise. Exclusive jeeps can be reserved by a group after paying a surcharge. (group size less than 4)

Is it safe?

Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However it's worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.

How is the climate?

Temperatures in summers are quite hot with temperature going up to 35 degree Celsius and in winters are comfortable with the minimum being around 12 – 13 degrees Celsius.

Who all can be a part of this tour?

The jungle can be visited by anybody who is fond of wildlife or is a first-timer. It is apt for anybody who wishes to experience this journey. Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For a detailed inquiry, you can always ask our experts for advice.

What do I pack for my travel?

Apart from the season-wise apparels, we recommend you to only wear comfortable clothes with colors that will go with nature. Bright colors like red, orange, white, yellow etc are a strict no-no. We will provide a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour.

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  • South India
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Mammals
  • 8 to 12 Pax
  • 8 Days
  • Oct to May
  • 5+ Years
  • Leisurely
  • Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
  • Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru