India Photography Safari with Paul Goldstein

India Photography Safari with Paul Goldstein

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India Photography Safari with Paul Goldstein

7 Days Starting and ending in Delhi

Visiting: Delhi, Jabalpur, Bandhavgarh National Park

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

WKP

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 14

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

At only 437 sq. km. Bandhavgarh is one of the smaller National Parks made up of grasslands, birch forests and bamboo that provide cover for the plentiful indigenous wildlife. In common with many other parks, Bandhavgarh is home to a wide variety of game including leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, jungle cat, wild pig and of course tiger. The healthy population of approximately 60-70 animals means that this park has the highest tiger density of any of India's reserves. Aside from the game and the tigers, the park also plays host to up to 150 species of birds including many on the migratory trail, such as the Steepe eagle. This trip is all about taking the time to not only see some incredible wildlife but to capture those once in a lifetime images that will bring back memories for years to come. You will be sharing this experience with fellow photography enthusiasts and our own expert Paul Goldstein. Conservationist and photographer, Paul is the man to help you improve your photography skills. His love of wildlife has resulted in three stunning books of  his most memorable images to date. Our local leader Himanshu Bagde will also share his infectious enthusiasm for India's wildlife while ensuring your trip runs smoothly.

Highlights

  • One of the most important tiger reserves, Bandhavgarh N.P

  • 150 species of birds, leopards, deer, jungle cats and wild dogs

  • Great rocky hills, lush deciduous forests

  • Supporting TOFTigers’ campaign to protect biodiversity and restore habitats

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival In Delhi; Fly Onwards To Jabalpur; Transfer To Bandhavgarh
Location: Delhi, Jabalpur, Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfastdinner

Arrive in Delhi in the morning and transfer to catch the domestic 2-hour flight to Jabalpur. On arrival we drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, a journey of approximately 3-4 hours. You will have time to relax at the resort before dinner.
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 2 : Morning Safari; Afternoon Free Or Optional Cricket Match
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

An early start for our first morning safari in Bandhavgarh National Park. Gates open at 5.30am and your leader will advise wake up time and breakfast arrangements which will either be a packed breakfast to take into the park or on return from the safari. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided before we drive to the park. After the safari there is free time or you may like to participate in or watch a very special cricket match. For a number of years Exodus and Friends of Conservation have been heavily sponsoring the local school in Tala which is adjacent to Bandhavgarh. To celebrate this initiative there will be a cricket match/festival this afternoon which Exodus is sponsoring. It would be great to have some experienced players to join the teams however spectators all welcome. The match will be played in the school grounds and although it is not an overly serious affair it is a huge event for the village and the school children. The park is closed this afternoon so we are not missing out on any game drives. This cricket match is part of Paul Goldstein's 'Worth More Alive' campaign which focuses on the protection of Bengal Tigers. 2020 marks 10 years since he first ran the London Marathon in his - now legendary - tiger suit to raise money for these vunerable animals. Along with sponsoring the match Exodus will be providing a donation to 'Worth More Alive'. This donation will go towards re-building and equipping two schools in Bandhavgarh. By providing 1,000 local children with an education effectively underwritten by conservation the message Paul hopes to get across is the benefits of protecting their striped neighbours. As Paul says, "Unless local people - including children - are feeling any benefits why should they bother protecting them."
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 3 : Morning And Afternoon Safaris
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

Another wonderful day in the park with two safaris in search of the elusive tiger and also enjoying sightings of the other varied wildlife and birds in the park. Early wake up with tea/coffee and biscuits. After the morning safari we return to the resort for a leisurely breakfast. This afternoon we have our second safari and on return to the resort high tea with snacks are provided followed by dinner later. There will be plenty of time today for indulging your passion for photography.
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 4 : Full Day Safari
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

Up early to make the most of the best tiger sighting times. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available before driving to the park. You will be advised of wake up time and breakfast arrangements by your leader. A full day exploring the park and looking out for a wide range of wildlife
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 5 : Morning And Afternoon Safaris
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

Our usual early morning start in the hope of seeing tigers. Tea/coffee and biscuits before driving to the park. After the morning safari return to the resort for a leisurely breakfast. Later in the afternoon we head off for our second safari of the day
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 6 : Full Day Safari
Location: Bandhavgarh National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

A second full day safari adventure. You will be advised of wake up time and breakfast arrangements. Enjoy a full day exploring the park and looking out for a wide range of wildlife and hoping for those iconic tiger shots.
Nature Heritage Resort

Day 7 : Morning Safari; Drive To Jabalpur Airport, Fly To Delhi, Transfer To International Airport
Location: Jabalpur, Delhi
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning we are up early for our last safari before the drive back to Jabalpur Airport for the domestic flight back to Delhi. Those on the flight inclusive package will have an internal transfer to the International terminal for their Flight back to London. At time of writing the group flight is departing after midnight. Land Only arrangements will finish after arrival at Delhi airport.

What's Included

  • Meals
    7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 6 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Travel InsuranceVisas and vaccinationsSingle supplements where available

  • — Travel Insurance — Visas and vaccinations — Single supplements where available

Food

7 breakfasts and 6 dinners are included As breakfast at the park is taken after the morning safaris and afternoon tea is provided on some days most people find they don't need to have lunch. There is a restaurant at the resort that serves a variety of options if you wish to have lunches.

Accommodation

We stay at the Nature Heritage Resort in charming, air-conditioned cottages. Each has a veranda where you can unwind and enjoy the sounds and atmosphere of nature. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool and spa, plus wifi and laundry services.



In the evenings, people tend to gather around a campfire and share their wildlife-spotting stories from the day. The resort is very close to the Bandhavgarh National Park gates so it is a quick drive to our safaris each day.



Nature Heritage Resort is committed to conservation and working with the local community, following ecofriendly practices.

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

India Photographic Trip departing 1st May to Bandhavgarh

Another amazing tiger trip - this was my 6th tiger trip with Exodus (5th with Paul) - and they just keep getting better and better. We had some quality sightings and some unusual behaviours seen - like a mock-charge and a territorial battle between 2 males - which I had not seen before. The 2 full days in the Park were great and a plus, though it was hot (and we did have a big thunderstorm too - unusual for this time of year!). I love Bandhavgarh, the Lodge is lovely and I also enjoy meeting up with the people I now know as friends there.

A dedicated photographic trip for tigers and other wildlife.

A dedicated photographic trip to India to photograph tigers in the Bandhavgarh National Park.

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    Exodus requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 70 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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