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Tiger Safari and Black Leopard Tour

06 Nights / 07 Days

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Tour Overview

A character straight out of “The Jungle Book”, the melanistic leopard or the black panther, is an illustrious cat that instills a great sense of thrill and wonder, which is why we bring to you the Black Leopard Tour.

Having adopted the shadows, the melanistic black leopard is one that eludes all. Clandestine its approach, it dissolves impeccably within the darkness of the night, moving silently through the thickets of the forest floor.

While we’re certain that the elusive Black Leopard is the main attraction here, Nagarhole National Park’s beauty is beyond measure. Playing host to a plethora of Indian wildlife including Tigers, Asian Elephants, Wild Dogs, along with a medley of birds, plants, and reptiles, a black leopard tour through this biodiverse region under a dense canopy of the forest cover, is sure to leave you in a spell of enchantment.

Tiger and Black Leopard Gallery 2
Tiger and Black Leopard gallery 1
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What you will experience on this tour

Experience the best of Indian wildlife safari tours that includes the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Black Leopard, Indian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Asian Elephants, and a plethora of reptile and bird species, with experienced naturalists while you stay at the best-selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.

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Sandy F.Elmont, NY
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Joy! This was my FIRST tiger safari! My best friend and I chose Nature Safari India to organize our trip to Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks. I have nothing but rave reviews for Nature Safari India. Deepkul, our agent, was phenomenal! Deepkul arranged everything for us, with attention to details we had no clue about. Deepkul was always available for any questions via whatsapp chat/calls, helped us with flights, getting our visas and provided helpful tips. I was impressed BEFORE leaving the USA. During our time in India, all the staff at Nature Safari India were courteous, friendly and helpful.
Marc EeckhautBelgium
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After a very succesfull Tiger-safari with "Nature Safari India" in 2022 we decided to return to India this year. This time we focussed on bird-watching and bird-photography, together with Mr Deepkul Chetri, who was always very quick to respond and gave us very good advice, we set up a 3-week programme in the Nort-East of India. We visited Nameri NP, Kaziranga NP (with a lot of Rhino's!!), Mishmi Hills, Dibru Saikhowa, Dihing Patkai where we did amazing birding trips, nature walks and boat-safari's. Again it was a very succesfull adventure, everything was perfect organized.
JudyBellingen, Australia
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Unbelievable experience and a wonderful company to work with. We spent 3 weeks in India, visiting 4 tiger reserves as well as some of the cities. Can't recommend this company enough - Sharad was always very quick to respond to my questions and nothing was too much trouble. At every turn we were met and escorted by either a driver or, while in Delhi by Deep who was always there, smiling, to greet or farewell us on the next sector of our trip. During our visit to Vrindavan for the Holi festival, we were guided and protected by another member of the team, whose patience and care was just amazing.I would return to India just to book with Nature Safaris again.
dskolbSenoia, GA
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Awesome Experience! Top notch and will use them again! We did the 4 day 3 night Jim Corbett National Park Tiger Safari. We left and returned to Delhi. It was an awesome and one of the highlights of our three weeks in India! Our guide VJ and driver Savage were very friendly and knowledgeable. With four separate tiger sightings (along with plenty of deer, antelope, elephants and birds and two of the six safaris were in the rain). We’ve done safaris in Africa and Sri Lanka – this experience ranks with the best. Sharad’s customer service was top notch and very proactive. There were some bumps in the road – it is India of course, but Sharad always reached out proactivity.
MonicaBoulder
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Five weeks in India, 20 tigers, and so much more. All that said, the trip was amazing. We ended up seeing 20 tigers in 28 game drives. We were always doing game drives in the park's core zones. We did game drives in 5 parks (Tadoba, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Jim Corbett, and Kaziranga). We got over jet lag in a Kerala house boat. We toured Delhi, Mumbai, Arangabad (Ajunta & Ellora Caves), and Agra. We celebrated Holi in the birthplace of Krishna. And we spent 4 days on the Brahmaputra River in Assam. We were not ready to return home at the end of our 5 weeks!
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bangalore (by flight)

On arrival at Bangalore International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with your check-in at the hotel. Once briefed regarding your tour, you will receive all the travel-related documents. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.

Accommodation: The Oberoi, Bengaluru, or similar

Day 02: Bangalore – Nagarhole (Flight + 270 Kms/ 6.5-hour drive)

After breakfast, drive to Nagarhole National Park. On arrival check into the Kabini River Lodge. Post lunch, head out for your afternoon shared jeep safari /Jungle Activity within the national park.

Accommodation: Kabini River Lodge or Similar

Day 03 – 06: In Nagarhole

The day includes all meals, morning and afternoon jeep safari/activities. Overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park), is a wildlife abode located in Kodagu district and the Mysore district of Karnataka, India. It is one of India’s premier Tiger Reserves along with the adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve. This park was declared the thirty-seventh Project Tiger reserve of India in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere that plays host to a plethora of flora and fauna. The Western Ghats Nilgiri sub-cluster of 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq. mi), including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.

The park encompasses a rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys, and waterfalls. The important predators and carnivores in Nagarhole National Park are the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Ussuri dhole (Cuon alpinus alpinus), sloth bear, and the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena). The herbivores are chital, sambar deer, barking deer, four-horned antelope (Tetracercus quadricornis), gaur (Bos gaurus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), and Indian elephant.

Other mammals include the gray langur (Presbytes entellus), bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata), jungle cat, slender loris (Loris tadigradus), leopard cat (Felis bengalensis), civet (Viverricula indica and Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), mongoose (Herpestes fuscus and Herpestes vitticollis), European otter (Lutra lutra), Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista), Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica), porcupine, golden jackal, chevrotain (Tragulus meminna), hare and pangolin (Manis crassicaudata). Over 250 species of birds are found at Nagarhole National Park. Besides the enormous variety of woodland birds, there are large congregations of waterfowl in the Kabini river. Birds range from blue-bearded bee-eater, scarlet minivet, and Malabar whistling thrush to the more common ospreys, herons, and ducks are also known to grace the land.

Accommodation: Kabini River Lodge or Similar

Day 07: Nagarhole – Bangalore – Fly back (by surface 270 Kms, 6.5-hour drive)

Morning safari / Jungle activity in the park, return to the lodge, check out, and drive to Bangalore to board a flight back home via New Delhi.

What our Guests Say

5/5
"Great safari experience in Bandhavgarh"
It has been a fantastic experience to travel with Nature/Tiger Safari. Everything was perfectly and reliably organized. Ishana was incredibly responsive when I had questions when planning the trip. The hotel choices, e.g. Kings Lodge in ... Read more
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Michael H.
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"These Folks Have the Connections and Experience to Make Your Trip Exceptional"
We had another great experience, this time at Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur) and Corbett National Park, with the help of Sharad Kumsr Vats and Tiger Safari India... Read more
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Paul C.

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