Tigers of India

Tigers of India
and
Cultural
photo Safari

India

Your Adventure Awaits


Program Highlights –

  • Game drives with expert Naturalists at Kanha National Park - in search of the Royal Bengal tigers, leopards and other wildlife.
  • Explore the old quarters of Delhi in a cycle rickshaw ride including a visit to Asia’s largest spice market.
  • Visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
  • Admire the beauty of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Join us on this life changing trip. I can not express the excitement of seeing a tiger in the wild. We will be staying in some of the best safari lodges and Hotels in India, visiting the  top tiger nature reserves in the world. Many other species are also encountered. Join us on this exciting and life changing experience. 


With Co-hosts Alan and Melanie Feldman



Alan and Melanie operated a high-end photography studio in Brandon, Florida since 1989 specializing in custom portraiture. Both retired to Apollo Beach, Florida in 2014. During their long photographic career they taught thousands of professional and non-professional photographers the art and business of photography. They are the only couple to represent the United States at the first two ‘World Congresses of Professional Photographers’ held in Dublin, Ireland and Gmunden, Austria. Alan taught photography and photo composition at the ‘International Conventions of the Unites Press International’ and ‘The Associated Press International’. Both have lectured to the ‘Professional Photographers of America’, ‘Wedding Photographers International’, ‘Senior Photographers International’, ‘British Photographers International’ and to many state photography associations. They are also regular photography lecturers on Victory Cruise Line tours.”

Alan Feldman


Your Safari lodge

 

The Earth Lodge lies in 16 acres of natural forest, tucked away in a small tribal hamlet bordering Kanha’s buffer zone. It offers 12 open-fronted, luxury bungalows with en suite bathrooms and large verandahs that adhere to high standards of green architecture through their use of recycled, waste wood and local stone in all aspects of construction and furniture design. The Lodge has won several Indian and International Awards for its high environmental standards.

Facilities at a Glance

  • All cottages are inspired by traditional Gond architecture and use locally available materials such as mud plaster, stone, terracotta tiles, rough-hewn timber beams and furniture made from waste and recycled wood, which helps them to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings.
  • 24 hours front desk.
  • Complimentary daily house keeping service.
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have dressing rooms, writing table and chair and large verandahs with forest views.
  • All rooms have 24-hour power back.
  • The main building is rustic, yet refined, built mainly with local stone, logs, baked tiles, and furnished with local tribal artifacts and crisp cotton upholstery.
  • The lodge has a dining hall, nature library-cum-presentation room and an eco shop that contributes 25 percent of its proceeds towards conservation activities.
  • The infinity pool is set between mahua trees and its infinity edges merge into Kanha’s forests.
  • An experienced team of naturalists, who focus on birding tours and providing a holistic wildlife experience.
  • A multi-cuisine dining hall serving Indian and Continental cuisine cooked with locally sourced, fresh produce from neighbouring villages.
  • Outdoor barbeque and bush dinner areas.
  • Visits to weekly village markets for fresh produce; guests are welcome to visit our kitchen gardens and weekly markets during conducted village walks.
  • We are happy to consider special dietary requirements with prior information.
 


The Taj Santacruz

Itinerary

Depart USA

 

May 7th 2020

Arrive Mumbai

 

May 8th 2020

Overnight Mumbai

Taj Santacruz Mumbai

 

May 8th 2020

Internal Flight to Tiger Reserve

Mumbai to Nagpur flight, drive to Kanha

 

May 9th 2020

National Park

  AM: Transfer to Mumbai airport in time to connect schedule flight to Nagpur – 8:30 / 10:00. On arrival an Idube Phot Safari representative will meet you at the airport,        we drive to Kanha – approx. 5 hours.

  On arrival check-in at your hotel – Kanha Earth Lodge

   PM: Time permitting enjoy game drive in Kanha National Park your Naturalist in shared jeeps to see the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife.

All meals at the hotel.  

May 9th – 13th

        AM & PM: Game drive in Kanha National Park to view tigers and other wildlife – by shared jeep. May 13th AM only

                                                                                                          All meals at the hotel.

May 13th 2020

Kanha to Nagpur drive, flight to Delhi

AM: Game drive in Kanha National Park to view tigers and other wildlife – by shared jeep.

PM: Post lunch drive to Nagpur airport in time to connect schedule flight to Delhi – 19:50 / 21:35. On arrival an Idube Photo Safari representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to Taj Palace.

May 14th  2020

Delhi

AM: Tour of Old Delhi – Visit Jama Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and is constructed in red sandstone and white marble. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi. Drive past Red fort, built in red sand stone in 1648.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

PM: Tour of New Delhi – drive past India Gate, this 42m high stone arch of triumph bears the names of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW I the North West frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan fiasco. Conclude tour at Humayun’s Tomb, the first great example of Mughal architecture in India, it developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.

Dinner at the hotel.

 

May 15 2020

 


Delhi to Amritsar

AM: Transfer to Delhi airport in time to connect schedule flight to Amritsar – 05:15 / 06:25. On arrival an Idube Photo Safari representative will meet you at the airport later we visit visit theGolden Temple – the sacred shrine of the Sikhs, which attracts people of all faiths from around the world. The temple, which is done up in gold and marble, is truly a sight to behold. It houses a huge copy of the sacred text – the Guru Granth Sahib that Sikhs consider their Guru. It also has a huge kitchen, which runs around the clock and feeds about ten thousand pilgrims every day.

After visiting temple check-in at Ranjit Vilas.

PM: Visit Jallianwala Bagh, where you can pay your respects to the martyrs of the Indian freedom struggle. During the British rule in India, General Dyer opened fire on innocent people at this very place in April 1913, causing a massacre and huge national outcry.

Return to hotel and proceed for a short village tour (a very special and unique experience). Dinner will be arranged at the hotel.

Optional – re-visit the Golden temple to witness the “palki ceremony” and night viewing of the temple which is beautiful.


May 16 2020

Saturday

Description

Amritsar to Delhi by flight, drive to Agra

AM: Transfer to Amritsar airport in time to connect schedule flight to Delhi – 06:55 / 08:05. On arrival an Idube Photo Safari representative will meet you at the airport, drive to Agra – approx. 4 hours.

On arrival check-in at ITC Mughal.

PM: Visit Red Fort, one of the most important strongholds of the Mughals. Continue to Taj Mahal by sunset, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.



May 17 2020

Agra to Delhi
AM: Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise, return to hotel for

breakfast.

Post breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi rooms would be booked for Wash & Change until your departure homebound flight.

Central Indian Highlands

Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1,949 sq km (940 sq km of core area and 1,009 sq km of buffer zone), making it one of the best habitats for tigers in India (the current dominant male, Munna, is easily recognized by a symbol on his forehead that reads – “CAT”). The park is situated in the Central Indian Highlands, which are part of the extensive tableland that forms India’s main peninsula. The highlands once were continuous forests and accounted for a significant part of the country’s wilderness areas and wildlife habitats. Today, these forests have become fragmented and survive in parks such as Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Sanjay. 

Safari Pricing

Single

$ 1
Per Person

Double Occupancy 

$ 1
Per Person

Domestic Flights

$ 1
Per Person

International Flight to and from India Not included

Contact Us

Email Us

idubephotosafaris@yahoo.com

Call Us

505-345-6322 or 505-401-2988