ANF Trips


Indian Nature & Culture Trip with ANF
Hosted by Mr. Ysbrand Brouwers

17 DAYS  Expedition is designed for the discerning participants who want to go beyond the bounds of the traditional journey to discover India , the seventh largest country in the world which has an unparalleled wildlife, geographically, genetically and culturally is perhaps the most diverse country on planet earth. Experience a wildlife safari with a special focus on Tigers & its habitat amidst incredible diverse landscape in India’s most famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves in search of Tigers, Leopards, & Wild dogs etc.

Day 1 Depart from Home
After Boarding at Amsterdam KLM Airlines (KLM Flight 0871, 11.05 hours ADM/DEL) to Delhi.

Day 1 Arrive Delhi
We arrive in Delhi International Airport at 2330 hrs, Welcome & assistance by Vivek Mohan Sharma director ANF India. Then transfer to Hotel Saptagiri, New Delhi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Delhi/ Jabalpur
After breakfast check out from hotel transfer to domestic airport to catch flight Kingfisher # IT 4375 at 0710 hrs to arrive Jabalpur at 0900 hrs. After arrival at Jabalpur Airport we’ll drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve, arriving in the late afternoon, check in Safari lodge, Mukki gate Kanha. Dinner & Overnight at Lodge. Kanha is one of India’s signature wildlife areas. The forests, grasslands and streams here are home to a great deal of wildlife. Next three nights our home will be Safari Lodge, Mukki gate (B, L, D)

Day 3/5 Kanha Tiger Reserve
Morning & Afternoon excursion in Kanha Tiger Reserve and walks along river and villages. (B, L, D daily)

Day 6 Kanha /Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for (approx. 6 hours) but very interesting nature mix with colorful Weekly markets and villages. We will visit at River Narmada Bridge. There are several Hindu Temples along the side of River Narmada with live show of Hindu rituals, where man, woman and children are taking holy bath with rituals & Hindu prayers. Arrive in BANDHAVGARH by early evening to check in ANF Environmental Education Center and Eco Lodge, Bandhavgarh. Stay and all meals.       
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is one of India’s most important Tiger Reserves. The park is made up of rocky hills, lush deciduous forests, marshes and stretches of meadows. It is considered the best place in the world to observe wild tiger and is home to 250 species of birds, including India’s national bird, the peacock. Other residents include various deer and antelope species, jungle cats and Indian wild dog (dhole). To night we enjoy an outdoor barbeque dinner cooked over an open flame. Overnight Environmental Education Centre Bandhavgarh.

Day 7/11 Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve 
We enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife excursions daily. Wildlife viewing is by open four-wheel drive vehicle and possibly from the back of an elephant. Boarding elephants is easy, and the cushioned platforms are very comfortable. Since most animals, including tigers, have little fear of elephants or the people mounted on them, this is ideal for wildlife viewing. Overnights at ANF Environmental Education Centre and Eco Lodge, Bandhavgarh (B, L, D Daily)

Day 12 Bandhavgarh/ Khajuraho  
After breakfast we take a morning drive to Khajuraho (UNESCO World Heritage site) passing through the villages and countryside of Madhya Pradesh, Panna. Arrive Khajuraho to check in Hotel Ramada. Afternoon visit to Khajuraho temples. Temples built by Chandela rulers in the 9th and 10th century AD. Variety of many inspirational temples, including exuberant and erotic carvings superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture celebrating the pleasures of life and the sublime joy of love. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Ramada. (B, L, D)

Day 13 Khajuraho/ Agra
After Lunch at 1200hrs drive to Jhansi Railway Station and board the Shatabdi Express # 2001 at 17:56 to Agra. On arrival Agra to check in the Hotel Utkarsh Vilas. We'll have dinner in the Hotel Utkarsh Vilas. Overnight at Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 14 Agra
An early morning snack with tea helps us to get awake as we will move to see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Monument Taj Mahal early in the morning to catch the sunrise and also contemplate all the color changes of Taj Mahal's white marble due to reflection happening during sun rise. We also explore Agra Fort which is another UNESCO World Heritage Monument of red sand stone built by third Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. Return to hotel for Lunch followed by late afternoon visit to local market. Dinner in ANF INDIA office. Over night stay in Hotel Utkarsh Vilas. (B, L, D)        

Day 15 Agra / Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary via Fatehpur Sikri 
Following breakfast we'll drive to Bharatpur, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri (Victory City), a UNESCO world Heritage Monument. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive for Bharatpur which is about 55 minutes. On arrival in Bharatpur we transfer to hotel Uday Vilas. Afternoon excursion to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Over night stay in hotel Uday Vilas. (B, L, D)
Bharatpur National Park is located in Rajasthan state and is listed in UNESCO World Heritage site; it densely inhabits 350 species of birds. We can watch fishing activities of the handsome pied kingfisher and the sleek darter provides engaging moments. Also seen are eight species of eagles and several species of falcons including the peregrine falcon. In addition to bird life, the park also possesses Indian python, Indian porcupine, fishing cat, Indian civet, Jackal, and three species of mongoose. Some other species like spotted, sambhar deer and Neel gai (blue bull) are also reported. The birds seen are as colorful as their names – pintail ducks, red-crested pochards, and open-billed, painted, and black-necked storks. Overnight stay and all meals in hotel.
Mode of safari: Flat-bottomed boats, bicycle rickshaws and bicycle.

Day 16 Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/Delhi
We have morning excursions to the great Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. After lunch drive for 4 hrs to Delhi, stopping en route for drinks at the gardens of Country Inn, Kosi. Arriving Delhi in the late afternoon to check in at Hotel Central Plaza, Near International Air port, New Delhi for wash & fresh. Following our special farewell dinner at this hotel we transfer to the airport for the international flight check-in. (B, L, D)

Day 17 En Route/Amsterdam
Meet our connecting flight KLM 0872 at 1.40 hrs. From Delhi to Amsterdam (Netherlands) arrival at 5.55 hrs.