Day 01: Delhi (D)
On your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport; after completing Immigration and Custom formalities, you will collect your luggage and proceed to Arrival Hall where you will meet our representative who will transfer you to Hotel
In the evening you will be taken for a welcome dinner at a local Indian restaurant in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi (B)
Today enjoy full day sightseeing of Delhi. We first start with Old Delhi that will include a visit to the Jama Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk. You will also enjoy a short rickshaw ride through busy and narrow lanes of Old Delhi which will be an adventure in itself. Then we drive past the Red Fort (1639-1648) built by Shahjehan, the builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Later visit Raj Ghat to pay homage to Father of the Indian Nation – Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon, we proceed on a tour of New Delhi visiting the Connaught Place – shopping paradise n Delhi, Qutub Minar – the tallest minaret in India and Humayun’s Tomb – also known as the forerunner to the Taj Mahal.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (B)
This morning we drive to Pink city of Jaipur. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own
Day 04: Jaipur (B)
This morning visit Amber Fort. Perched on a hill 11 km from Jaipur and nestling among the Aravali Hills is the historic Fort-Palace. Set in a picturesque background, the splendid Amber Fort was built in 1600 by Raja Man Singh, commander-in-chief of the Mughal army during Akbar’s reign and greatest general of medieval India. This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. The fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, as part of a group of six hill forts in Rajasthan. Its architecture is a noteworthy fusion of Rajput (Hindu) and Mughal (Islamic) styles.
In the afternoon set out on a half day city tour visiting Hawa Mahal (photo-stop), the Observatory-Jantar Mantar and City Palace.
Rest of the day is free to explore markets on your own. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handicrafts, handlooms and trinkets.
Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore National Park (B/L/D)
This morning drive from Jaipur to Ranthmabore National Park known for its Tiger population and Ranthambore Fort. On arrival, please check-in at your Resort
This late afternoon you will be taken for a visit to Ranthambore Fort. This Fort stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the entire park. The walk up, one of the only places this mode of transport is possible, is a very refreshing and exciting one as even the big cats have been spotted up there! The view of the surrounding keeps getting better and better as you go up but the view from the fort itself can only be described as breathtaking. The soaring Serpent eagles, vultures and other birds can be seen at eye level. Many animals can also be seen along the edges of all the water bodies, which are all visible from here. The fort itself also offers many interesting architectural and historical sites worth viewing and photographing. A trip to the fort is a must if you are a first time visitor to the park.
Day 06: Ranthambore National Park (B/L/D)
This early morning enjoy Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore is best known for its large tiger population. It is one of the largest and famous national parks in India. Situated in eastern Rajasthan where the Aravali Ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the south and Banas in the north bound the Ranthambore National Park. The tigers are not the only attraction at Ranthambore. Beside tigers, there are many other animals to observe, understand and enjoy like leopards, hyenas, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, hanuman langurs, macaques, jackals, jungle cats, caracals, sloth bears, black bucks, rufous-tailed hare, wild boar, chinkara, mongoose, etc.
This late afternoon enjoy another Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park
Day 07: Ranthambore National Park – Agra (B)
This morning drive to Agra via visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the mysterious ghost city founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in the late 16th century and capital of the Mughal Empire from 1581 to 1595.
Thereafter we continue our drive to Agra. On arrival, please check-in at your Hotel
Day 08: Agra – Katni (B)
This morning we will visit Taj Mahal, An immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1653 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. Walk along the pathway beside the reflecting pool with fountains up to the mausoleum crafted in soft & pure marble and jeweled with semi precious stones, where in the serenity of paradise rests the Queen in peace with her King. Unfold the pages from the past to churn the charm out of its mystique and enrich your imagination about this marvel of an epic in stone.
Later visit the sprawling Agra Fort built in 16th century on the bank of the Yamuna River. The Mughal monument is also known as the Red Fort of Agra. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas, beautiful gardens and two very beautiful mosques. This immense fort and palace was the seat of power for four generations of Mughal emperors.
In the late evening transfer to Agra railway station to board overnight train to Katni (departing at 1810 hrs approx)
Day 09: Katni – Bandhavgarh National Park (L/D)
Arrive in Katni (approx at 0710 hrs) and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh lies in the heart of Madhya Pradesh – traditional tiger country. This is where Rudyard Kipling found inspiration for his famous Jungle Book.
This afternoon you will be taken for Jeep Safari to explore the Park and its wildlife. Once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa, where an alarming number of tigers were hunted down in pre-independence India. Today, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a compact reserve (448 sq. km) of sal trees, bamboo thickets and grasslands, teeming with birds and animals and the highest population of tigers anywhere in India. The park is now home to 22 species of wildlife, including the regal ‘gaur’, umpteen varieties of deer and carnivores such as the striped hyena, jungle cat and sloth bear and over 250 species of birds. Within the park is the Bandhavgarh Fort now in ruins and largely overrun by the surrounding forests.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh National Park (B/L/D)
Spend the morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in the park, each time of the day provides a different perspective as the numerous prey species – Sambar deer, langur, wild boar and barking deer – come out of hiding, luring the mighty Bengal tiger and the elusive Indian leopard
Day 11: Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park (B/L/D)
This morning we drive to Kanha National Park (approx. 5 hrs). Kanha and the nearby forests provided inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s delightful Jungle Book. Imagine the mighty Sher Khan prowling close by as you watch and wait, secreted in your ‘hide’! Kanha is an outstanding National Park with about 30 species of mammals and 225 species of birds.
On arrival, please check-in at your Resort and enjoy the surroundings of your luxury Resort
Day 12: Kanha National Park (B/L/D)
Today you will enjoy a morning and afternoon Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park. The variety of habitat gives rise to a wonderful mix of animals to spot – the grassland plateau is home to the Gaur (Indian bison) and four-horned Antelope, whilst in dense clumps of forest shy jungle cat and civet roam. Here Project Tiger is actively pursuing conservation projects in the park, increasing the chance of seeing a tiger.
Day 13: Kanha National Park – Jabalpur – Delhi (B)
This morning enjoy another thrilling Jeep safari in Kanha National Park
Later transfer to Jabalpur Airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to your Hotel in Delhi
Day 14: Delhi (B)
Today transfer to Delhi International Airport for your return flight
- 12 Nights accommodation in Hotels/Lodges including breakfast
- Accommodation in Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh & Kanha including all main meals
- Overnight train ticket in 2nd Class for sector Agra to Katni
- Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Delhi
- All transportation services in a private Air conditioned vehicle with driver
- 08 Jeep Safaris in National Parks on shared basis (Supplement applicable for exclusive Jeep Safaris)
- All National Parks entrance fees/permits
- International Flights
- Domestic Flights (Delhi – Jabalpur & Jabalpur– Delhi)
- Visa, Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Excess baggage penalty for domestic flights (do check with us about baggage allowance on domestic flights)
- Beverages during pre-arranged meals
- Tipping for porters/guides/drivers
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, pay movies, room services, mini bars laundries or other expenditures during the tour.
Note: For Quotation please contact us