DAY – 01 Arrive Delhi
Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. Overnight will be at Delhi
DAY – 02 Delhi
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting: Red Fort – The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 metres. Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes. Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit: Humayun’s Tomb. Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate,Parliament House, the President’s Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY – 03 Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur, On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening city sightseeing tour of the pink city visit, including the massif City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Natural Observatory), Hawa Mahal (The Palace of winds). Overnight at hotel. Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is color washed pink – the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor.
DAY- 04 Jaipur – Ranthambore
Morning an excursion tour to Amber fort. At a short distance of 11 kms . from Jaipur, the Amber Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers.
The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience” and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court in privacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the “Temple of Victory”, with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating “Hall of Mirrors”. In the afternoon drive to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resorts. Overnight at resorts.
DAY – 05 Ranthambore National Park
Morning and evening game drive to the national park. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan.
Ranthambore national Park : It spread over 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest. A perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a “Project Tiger” reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Overnight will be at resort.
DAY – 06 Ranthambore National Park Sightseeing
Morning and afternoon game drive in to the national park for wildlife viweing. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY – 07 Ranthambore – Bharatpur
Morning after breakfast drive to the Bharatpur national park. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon bird watching tour to the sanctuary. In the evening enjoy rickshaw ride. Overnight at hotel.
The famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29 sq kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom spend winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia.
DAY – 08 Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel.
DAY – 09 Agra – Umaria
visit the Taj Mahal at dawn, Taj is the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The Taj complex comprises a forecourt, a lofty entrance, a charming formal Mughal garden with canals and a central tank with a series of fountains, the tomb proper, and an attached mosque on the west and its symmetrical counterpart on the east.
The Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportion and rich pietra dura, with minute details executed with great skill. The building, often styled “a dream in marble” is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. In the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Umaria. Overnight on board.
DAY – 10 Umaria – Bandhavgarh
Morning arrive Umaria on arrival meet at the station with our representative and transfer to the Forest resort. Tiger, Bandhavgarh National ParkArrive Umaria railway station at 0600 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Umaria Railway Station and transfer to the Forest Lodge in Bandhavgarh (45 Kms). On arrival check-in at the Jungle Resort.
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life. Overnight stay in City.
DAY – 11 / 12 Bandhavgarh
Morning and evening drive into the national park for wilderness experience. Overnight stay at resort.
Morning and evening jeep/elephant safari to the national park to explore the wildlife. Overnight stay at resort.
DAY – 13 Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho
Drive to Morning after breakfast at the resort drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Erotic temples. The legendary temples of Khajuraho are an incomparable experience.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest artistic wonders. Temple dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY – 14 Khajuraho – Varanasi
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi, on arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon temple tour of Varanasi. Overnight at hotel. Varanasi or Banaras is one of the oldest cities of India. This city has found place in the Buddhist scriptures as well the epic of Mahabharata.
In Pali language Varanasi was called Banarasi hence it got the name ‘Banaras’. Varanasi is also called ‘Kashi’ or the city of spiritual light. Kashi is the place where Shiva and Parvati stood when the “time started ticking”. This ancient city of India is located on holiest river of India–Ganga. This relation is unique and has attracted thousands of pilgrims. One theory also goes that Varanasi is located on the land between the river Varuna and Assi hence the name Varanasi.
DAY – 15 Varanasi – Delhi
Morning enjoy boat cruise on the holy Ganges. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel for fresh – n – up. Late in the afternoon transfer to the international airport time to board flight for onward destination.