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Tiger safaris in the jungles of central India. Tour to Pench tiger reserve.

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  • Pench National Park

    Pench, Nagpur (map)

    21.616930 79.470389

  • 9326: $186.52 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Leaves don't rustle! Water doesn't trickle! Grasses stop to move! Even the wind pauses to hold its breath and watch the drama unfold! Then all of a sudden the Jungle springs to life! Langurs groan. Branches of trees begin to swing under their springing jumps. Fleeting hooves rustle the grass. Heavy bodies splash the water. Spotted Deers let out the alarm call. Let it be known - the King is here - "Hail, the King!" Lesser creatures flee. The King sweeps a gaze over his Kingdom. Period. Utter silence. Then the show begins. In a flash the news is all over the jungle: A Tiger is afoot.

    Words from Dr. Abheek Gosh.

    In my most preferred Gypsy – the legendary Explorer-I with a group of journalist friends from Sweden, chatter stops and binoculars and long-lens cameras rise into place. Then all of a sudden - An Utter Silence !! Throughout the forest - creatures freeze in place, eyes widened, ears perked, nostrils flared. Silence. A palpable tension is in the air. A feeling that someone or something is watching us unseen. An errie spine chilling feeling. Then out of nowhere "Dhaaaaaank !!" - cries out a Sambhar deer. We get into position to capture some Wildcat action. At first, nothing. Then, just barely visible, a great, muscular wraith creeping through the tangled undergrowth. Its stripes rendering it nearly undetectable; it makes no sound. "If you can hear it walking," whispers my driver, guide and spotter, Lallan Gop , "it's not a tiger." He maneuvers Explorer-I into the most likely spot for the best possible viewing angle. We stand motionless, holding our breath, fingers poised on shutters, collectively willing it to step into the open. And then, to my utter surprise 4 cute tiger cubs stroll out on the road following the collared Tigress of Pench.........

    Detailed plan:

    4 safaris in Gypsies in every search party.
    Stay in Cottages.
    Fresh home made meals at local villager's place.
    Nature walks in the buffer.
    Conservation Documentary viewing.
    Live photography competition.
    Star Gazing and Discussion sessions in the evening.
    Workshop on survival skills in wilderness.

    What does this trip guarantee :
    *A good time.

    *New life skills.

    *A chance to reconnect with yourself and nature.

    *A peek into the lives of villagers.

    *A chance to be seen by the Tiger(s) - reverse sighting.

    *Plenty of interaction with Dr. Abheek Ghosh (Physician and a hardcore traveller). We get a chance to peek into his interesting life. 

    * Meet Moumita Nandi - MTV personality and a free soul, a die hard follower of heart, an accomplished dreamer and achiever.

    ITINERARY:

    Thursday:

    22:00 : Depart from Hyderabad to Nagpur (Train).

    Friday:

    05:00 : Reach nagpur.

    09:00 : Start to pench.

    12:30 : Reach Pench.

    13:30 : Start with the search in 4x4 vehicles. (Hope for magic to happen).

    19:00 : Return to cottages.

    Star gazing classes from Dr. Abheek Ghosh.

    Saturday:

    06:00 : Nature walks.

    Day long search and wild life encounters. Tiger safaris.

    Workshop on survival skills in wilderness.

    19:00 : Return back to cottages.

    Star Gazing and Discussion sessions in the evening.

    Sunday:

    More safaris , Live Photography competitions.

    17:35 : Return back to Hyderabad.

    Note : Few unexpected situations may arise during the trip, As these are common in any adventure tour. I believe we as a "team" will tackle them.

    Few more pics:

    Doc taking a nap:


    IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

    1) No smoking and no alcohol 
    2) No littering, no pollution of water 
    3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable 
    4) ladies and gents accommodation is separate. 
    5) Food will be mostly vegetarian 
    6) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention. 
    7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

    Cost:

    Rs : 9326/- per person. If the expenses happen to be less than this, The balance amount will be shared among the team. After the event.

    Expense statement will be shared at the end of the event.  

    GHAC refund rules apply.

    NOTE: GHAC ACCOUNT HAS SHIFTED FROM ICICI TO AXIS.THIS IS A NEW ACCOUNT.DO NOT TRANSFER IT TO OLD GHAC ACCOUNT.

    Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 
    Account No.:[masked] 
    Account Type: Savings 
    Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 
    Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills 
    IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

    Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

    Ex-[masked]_Nishanth

    Once payment is done comment your transaction ID or number below  for confirmation.

    For CC payments : http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=170665672

    Disclaimer:

    Reading about my encounters may give you a false sense of hope that viewing wild tigers is easy. Infact it is just the opposite. When you go to a jungle with high hopes of seeing a Tiger 99 times out of 100 you are going to come back empty handed. I always advise my friends coming with me during my wild travels to keep Tiger sighting their least priority. It is then when magical encounters happen !!!

    I understand that most of you must have traveled to jungles and have enough experience. But, keeping in mind the safety of the group as a whole, after giving due consideration to what each of us have to say - I will make the final call.


    Contact :

    Nishanth : 9160702576.

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  • Nishanth

    This meetup is canceled due to less RSVPs. People who already paid will be refunded shortly.

    April 13, 2014

    • shyam

      Hi when you are refunding the amount.

      April 17, 2014

  • Hrishikesh H.

    Are RSVPs closed?

    April 12, 2014

  • Abheek G.

    Hello Virag Sharma
    What makes you say that the first photo is of wagdoh from Tadoba ?

    regards,
    Dr. A Ghosh

    April 10, 2014

  • Virag S.

    1st pic seems to be from wagdoh tadoba not Pench. Can you confirm ?

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Nishanth

    Hello, This is the last call for the people in the waiting list. Make the payments ASAP. As we have to book the train tickets.

    April 8, 2014

  • PRADEEP KISHORE S

    Transferred Rs. 9326/- via NEFT
    Reference No: N[masked]

    April 2, 2014

    • Nishanth

      Hello Pradeep, your payment will be conformed shortly by the accounts team.

      April 2, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @PRADEEP KISHORE S - confirm received an amount of 9326 vide trx ref NEFT/N[masked]/S PRADEEP KISHORE

      April 8, 2014

  • shyam

    Hi Made the payment.Reference Number: N[masked] Confirm once done.

    April 7, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @shyam - confirm received amount of 9326 vide trx ref NEFT/N[masked]/SHYAM MOHAN UPADHYAY

      April 8, 2014

  • Siri A.

    If anyone makes a payment on this trip, please mention the transaction number in the comments below. If its a credit card payment the transaction number would start with 'gh' and if its a NEFT payment your transaction's whole NEFT ID. Else your payment cannot be tracked or confirmed.

    April 6, 2014

  • Nishanth

    People in the waiting list, Please make the payments to move into the attending list. Make the payments at the soon as we have to book the train tickets

    April 3, 2014

  • likith

    Hie Nishanth...!!! As i already told you I am ready to make a payment of Rs.8696 [masked]) but I would like to make the payment via credit card and there is no credit card link for this meetup.

    April 3, 2014

  • Nishanth

    Please make the payments asap..

    April 3, 2014

  • Vrijesh K.

    Hi Nishanth, just wanted to check if I can make the payment today and can move from waitlist to confirm? Do let me know and I will do the payment.

    April 3, 2014

    • Nishanth

      Yes vrijesh.. You can make the payment.

      April 3, 2014

  • Nishanth

    Please start making the payments, As we have to book the train tickets.

    April 1, 2014

    • PRADEEP KISHORE S

      Hi Nishant,I was added in waitlist. Can I make the payment to confirm the slot or do I have to wait until my slot is confirmed?

      April 1, 2014

    • Nishanth

      Hello Pradeep... You can make the payment and move to attending list. Members who make payments are given preference.

      April 1, 2014

  • Vasavya

    Hi Nishanth... the cost seems a little too high. Can we get the break up of cost please.

    March 30, 2014

    • Nishanth

      Hello Vasavya, Please find below the cost break up. Transport Hyd-Nagpur (To and Fro) : Rs 630.
      Activities Expenses : Rs 6500, Which includes Transportation from Nagpur to Pench, 4 Tiger safaris at pench in jeeps, Guides, Food + stay in cottages at pench, Wilderness survival class and travel back to nagpur.(This is the amount that has to be paid to forest department as package).
      Mlsc expenduture : Rs 200.
      GHAC Fee : 15%.
      Organizer discount : Rs 300
      Service Tax at 3.09% : Rs 260.

      So, The total cost per person is : Rs 9326.
      Note : The cost does not include the food during the travel to nagpur and back to HYD.

      April 1, 2014

  • Nishanth

    There is a increase in the amount. Please update your RSVP accordingly.

    March 24, 2014

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