The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has estimated that probably only 3,200 royal Bengal tigers are left in the world. Although this is just an educated guess and the exact figure could be debated upon, but the fact is that unfortunately these big cats like creatures are now very much rare in their own habitat. That’s why WWF has declared this year the “year of the tiger”.
India, recognizing its responsibility on the survival of royal Bengal tigers has created a few tiger parks to give adequate protection to these creatures for their survival. One can evidence that these four national parks namely Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna, which are just a replica of their natural habitats, constitute a “tiger circuit”.
Big Five Tours & Expeditions, which has more than 37 years of experience in the adventure tours and travel, provides elite class guided travel to 5 mega destinations of the world namely, Africa, Asia & the Orient, South & Central America, Arctic and the Antarctica.
Big Five is starting its 16-day Tigers & Temples program and in the itinerary of which it has included one or more national tiger parks as well. The tour will also include a stay at Mahua Kothi lodge, a joint venture between Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces and & Beyond. Pretty much like an African Safari, travelers start in the morning and evening excursions with brief breaks for having rest.
An expert naturalist accompanies the travelers in the wilds in an open 4x 4 safari vehicle which is specially designed for travelling in the wilds and hilly, open landscape including large grassland meadows which offer good chances to see one of these royal Bengal tigers.
Big Five has priced its sixteen-day Tigers and Temples tour at $14,750 per person, land only, double occupancy. The big news for the safari lovers is that Big Five can also customize an itinerary which could include all the safari parks of India for the Safari lovers.