WILDLIFE PARKS IN INDIA OPEN FROM OCTOBER TO MAY
Duration : 19 Nights/ 20 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthmabore - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Panna - Bandhavgarh - Khana - Nagpur - Mumbai
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi , traditional welcome and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, full day city tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar India Gate, Rajghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Drive past Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Parliament street and President House. Evening farewell dinner at Typical Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR BY ROAD 260 KMS 5 HOURS
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur - popularly known as the Pink City. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built the city in 1727 AD. Designed by Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and also enabled the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 04 : JAIPUR
Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a superb example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and temples. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani, where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, acrobats, snake charmers, puppeteers, etc.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE BY ROAD 180 KMS 4 HOURS
Morning you will be driving down to Ranthambore, nearly a thousand - year - old fortress. Countless battles have raged around these walls. The Great Mughal emperor Akbar laid siege here and built Lake Palace, summer gardens, temples, mosques, tombs, and hunting towers, all overrun now by grass and shrubs. Today leopards and tigers prowl the ruins. Evening Park Safari by Jeep. Overnight at resort.
DAY 06 : RANTHAMBORE
Ranthambore is one of the few preserves in India where you can spot some camera-shy tigers in daylight. You'll take thrilling Jeep rides in the morning and evening in search of wildlife. You sometimes chance upon these fleet-footed and silent creatures, the embodiment of grace. Afternoon, explore the lakes on your own and visit the imposing Ranthambore. Ranthambore covers an area of about 400 square km and has beautiful scenery. Ranthambore National Park is a unison area where a natural present meets a historical past. Park has up to 27 tigers and has a considerable population of birds.
DAY 07 : RANTHAMBORE - AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKIRI BY ROAD 290 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
This morning drive to the Fatehpur Sikri ( ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. After visiting the old Mughal capital, we continue our drive to the city of the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, we check into our prebooked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : AGRA
Early sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble, and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. Late in the morning, we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minister and father - in - law, often called the 'BABY TAJ' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09: AGRA - GWALIOR BY ROAD 122 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Gwalior. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour Gwalior visiting Gwalior fort and Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO VIA ORCHHA BY ROAD 250 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Khajuraho via Orchha, It is a medieval city founded by the BUNDLE rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th & 17th century - which has remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The town is known for its Chattris. The Chattaris built in the memory of the kings, flanked by the river Betwa. Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha. Later Drive to Khajuraho Upon arrival, transferred to our prebooked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 : KHAJURAHO
Morning full-day tour the spectacular ninth to thirteenth century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela kings and also an exquisitely carved temples with graceful statues, frieze gods, and goddesses. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 12: KHAJURAHO - PANNA BY ROAD 57 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
Morning drive to Panna, Panna National Park is house to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country. Park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. The Panna National Park is situated close to one of the best-known Indian tourist attractions in India, Khajuraho. Evening Park Safari. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 13: PANNA
Morning and Evening park Safari. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 14 : PANNA - BANDHAVGARH BY ROAD 240 KMS 7 HOURS
After breakfast, we will leave for Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh home to the white tiger and other species such as Indian bison, Sambar, barking deer, and blue bull. Bandhavgarh's large tiger population offers the best chance to see the elusive cat. Spend two days of game viewing and bird-watching in these valleys. On the highest hill stands Bandhavgarh Fort, surrounded by numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. Overnight in the Resort.
DAY 15 : BANDHAVGARH
Morning and Afternoon we spent in Park safari. Here we can see the South Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard, and Tiger. The Park has India's rare and endangered animals such as Chital, Cinkara, Chowsingha, Gaur and is rich in the bird. Overnight at the Resort.
DAY 16 : BANDHAVGARH
Morning and Evening Park Safari.Overnight at Resort.
DAY 17 : BANDHAVGARH - KHANA BY ROAD 260 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
After a morning game drive in Bandhavgarh, travel to Kanha. The original country Kipling so vividly described in his jungle books. Kanha has some 22 species of mammals; most commonly spotted are languor, jackal, wild pig, spotted deer, swamp deer, Sambar, and blackbuck. You may also see tiger, Indian hare, wild dog, barking deer, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, panther, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, blue bull, ratel, and Indian porcupine. Kanha also has some 200 species of birds. Spend two full days of game viewing and bird watching in Kanha, a true haven for the animal and avian population. Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 18 : KHANA
Morning and Afternoon spend in-game viewing. Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 19 : KHANA
Morning and Afternoon spend in-game viewing. Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 20 : KHANA - NAGPUR BY ROAD 260 KMS 6 HOURS DRIVE NAGPUR - MUMBAI
After an early breakfast, drive to Nagpur to board a flight for Mumbai to board a flight for Home.