DURATION: 12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME:
DAY 1: ARRIVE NEW DELHI
Arrive New Delhi airport and meet our representative with garland welcome & transfer to your hotel for overnight. Overnight in Delhi.
DAY 2: NEW DELHI-JAIPUR (260 Km / 5 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast start your half day sightseeing of Delhi with India Gate, famous monument built in memory of soldiers who died in 1st & 2nd World War, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Parliament House & Qutub Minar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site –(the tallest brick minaret in the world with height of 72.5 meter & built in between 1193 to 1368). Later drive continue for Jaipur. Jaipur is known as Pink City because many buildings are still washed in Pink, the traditional color of welcome. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 3: JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast enjoy the sightseeing of Jaipur including the 16th century’s Amber fort - the Rajput masterpiece perched on a hillside with an unique experience of travelling on elephant back to top of the hill on which fort is situated, after that visit the Magnificent City Palace (Royal Museum) built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Singh, Jantar Mantar (the Astronomical Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions. In the evening visit colourful market of Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 4: JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE (195 Km / 4 hrs drive)
In the morning after breakfast, straight drive to Ranthambore, the former hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. On arrival in Ranthambore, check into the hotel. In the afternoon do the jungle safari in the park with a naturalist guide in an open canter coach. Park is a finest tiger reserve in the country under the project Tiger. Overnight in Ranthambore.
DAY 5: RANTHAMBORE
Morning & afternoon do the jungle safari with a naturalist guide in an open canter coach. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Ranthambore national park; The 392 sq km park located in south-east Rajasthan, where the Vindhayas and the Aravalli Hills meet, the Ranthambore National Park is bound by the rivers Chambal, in the south, and Banas, in the north. Characterised by rocky plains, flat hill tops, gentle slopes and precipitous cliffs, covered by dry deciduous forests. Three pretty artificial lakes – Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab also increase the scenic beauty of the park as well as important source of water for the inhabitants of the park.
This park is a heaven for large variety of wild animals, where they roam freely. The park boasts of playing host to Royal Bengal Tigers, Dears, Blue bulls, Leopards, the elusive Carcals, Hyenas, Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Crocodiles and others. Besides, there are around 300 species of birds, from the majestic Crested Serpent Eagle to the exotic Golden Oriole.
DAY 6: RANTHAMBORE – BHARATPUR - AGRA (300 Km / 6 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra. Enroute visit Bharatpur national park with a naturalist guide & enjoy the rikshaw ride by seeing the birds. Bharatpur is renowned the world over for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which is a home to over 375 Species of birds. Later drive continue to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Agra.
DAY 7: AGRA
In the early morning visit the India’s most celebrated monuments Taj Mahal in Sunrise built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. As the sun rises the colours change, and the marble takes on gold and pink. Later back to hotel for breakfast. After that visit World’s Heritage Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) built in Red Sandstone, comprising of exquisite palaces and mosques, Sikandra (Akbar’s Mausoleum) & It-mad-ud Daulah (baby Taj) built in white marble between 1622-28 by Empress Nur Jehan for her father. Overnight in Agra.
DAY 8: AGRA – JHANSI BY TRAIN / JHANSI-KHAJURAHO BY DRIVE (180 Km / 4 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Railway Station to board superfast train for Jhansi. On arrival in Jhansi, meet our representative with vehicle & drive to Khajuraho. It is famous for its enchanting temples & its erotic architecture, built by Chandela dynasty thousand years ago. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which is grown abundantly in the region. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit the famous Western group of temples are designated as the World Heritage Site and is enclosed within a beautifully laid out park. The Lakshmana and Vishwanath Temples to the front and The Kandriya Mahadev, Jagadami and Chitragupta Temples displays the best craftmanship of Khajuraho. Overnight in Khajuraho.
DAY 9: KHAJURAHO-BANDHAVGARH (250 Km / 6-7 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh. On arrival check into the lodge & relax. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Bandhavgarh National Park is famous for its large number of Tigers & it’s located among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it contains a wide variety of other game & habitats. This is also the White tiger country & there are 32 hills in this part of the park.
DAY 10: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Early morning & late afternoon do the jungle safari with a naturalist guide by Jeep / Elephant. In between these jungle safaris, enjoy jeep safari for Bandhavgarh fort. Bandhavgarh Fort, The oldest fort in India - considered more than 2500 years. It is different from game drives in which safari jeep goes to hill-top where historical monuments can be seen along with overview of Bandhavgarh forest & breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Also see the three small temples of around the 12th century. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
DAY 11: BANDHAVGARH - KANHA(235 Km / 5-6 hrs drive)
After breakfast, drive to Kanha National park. Kanha National Park is one of the most beautiful and well managed of all national parks in India. The picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's unforgettable classic Jungle Book. On arrival check into the lodge & relax.
Late afternoon explore Bamni Dadar, the interesting attraction within the Park is popularly known as Sunset Point that offers a wonderful view of sunset. Here you also see the animals like Sambar, Barking Deer, Gaur and the Four Horned Antelope. Overnight at lodge.
DAY 12: KANHA NATIONAL PARK
Early morning & late afternoon do the jungle safari with a naturalist guide by Jeep. O/n Hotel/Lodge
Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of 1949 sq. km. is comprised of two divisions, namely the Core Zone (National Park) with 940 sq. km. and the Buffer Zone (Multiple Use Area) of 1009 sq. Km. is home to over 125 tigers in its famous landscapes of sal forests, meadows and surrounding hills not to mention leopard. Apart from supporting a viable population of the tiger, the National Park has also distinguished itself in saving the highly endangered hard ground barasingha (Cervus duvauceli branderi) from extinction, and has the unique distinction of harbouring the last world population of this deer species., Within its boundaries can be seen the Gaur, the huge wild ancestor of today's cow, Bluebull, Barasingha a relative of the Swamp deer, Sambar, India's largest antelope and the rarely seen Sloth bear. Birdlife is prolific with over 300 recorded species with common sightings of Indian rollers, Racket-tailed Drongos, Yellow-wattled lapwing and the magnificent Golden Oriole. There are elephants in the park especially for visitors and what they call a 'Tiger show'. We pass through villages and fields before picnicking on the riverbanks. A host of wildlife and birdlife can be seen along these banks.