This well crafted 12 day holiday includes three of India’s best known Tiger reserves and National Parks namely Ranthambore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh. This tour also includes some of India’s best known cultural tourist attractions such as the bustling metropolitan city of New Delhi, the Pink city of Jaipur, the city of the Taj Mahal – Agra and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Kanha and Bandhavgarh are well known Tiger reserves, but also support a whole lot of flora and fauna. It is a perfect holiday package for wildlife enthusiasts who want to combine the best tourist attractions of Northern India.
On arrival by your international flight, meet and greet at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel for immediate check-in.
After breakfast, proceed for a whirlwind tour of Delhi with your guide visiting the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the bazaars of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw driving past the India Gate, Rajpath and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, essentially a massive tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in the 11th century, Humayun’s tomb which is considered to be the precursor to Taj Mahal. Later in the afternoon drive to Jaipur (6 hrs) and on arrival, you will be assisted by our representative for hotel check-in.
Today morning your appointed guide will meet you at the hotel. You will visit the Amer Fort, the 17th-century capital city of Jaipur rulers. Ascending the fort on an elephant back will an experience. Also, visit the City Palace and the Observatory. Later in the afternoon drive to Ranthambore (04 hrs) to start your real wildlife holiday experience. On arrival in Ranthambore, you will be met by our representative at the resort for check-in.
Today you will be enjoying two-game rides in the park. Under the Project Tiger, this park remains the last refuge of the Royal Bengal tiger. This 400 sq. km park has Leopard, Caracal, Civet, and Jungle Cats, the Sloth Bear, Hyena, Wild Boar, Deer, Antelope, Monkey, Marsh Crocodile, and a variety of other animals as its denizens. Apart from being a home to more than 350 species of birds, including a large variety of migrants, from as far off as Europe and Siberia that make it their home during the winter, it is an ornithologist’s paradise.
Early Morning, you take another game ride in the park to spot many more of the jungle inhabitants whom you might have missed. After breakfast drive to Agra (5 hrs) on the way visit the deserted city also called the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Worth visiting is the tomb of Saint Salimuddin Chisti. On arrival in Agra, our representative will assist you at the time of check-in.
Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up for the most awaited visit to the world famous and one of the seven wonders of the world – TAJ MAHAL. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! Probably for Taj Mahal, the axiom is just the other way round. The Taj is the beauty personified! The Taj displays its different moods through its varied shades. The Taj has as many shades as any kind of beauty can ever have! It is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, golden when the moon shines and the intermediary variants during different hours of the day and during different seasons in a year. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Agra Fort built by four generation of Mughal Emperors who occupied this fort as their capital city. Visit the Diwan-E-Aam (public audience) and Diwan-E-Khas (private audience) along with the residential quarters and Musamman Burj where Emperor Shah Jehan was held captive during his last days by his son Aurangazeb. The afternoon is free to visit an emporium to check out some marble artifacts.
Early Morning you will be assisted and transferred to the train station in time to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival in Jhansi, you will be driving to Khajuraho (4 hrs). Our representative will assist you at the time of check-in. Later in the afternoon proceed for the tour with your guide. Visit to the world famous temples of Khajuraho begin with the Western group of temples followed by the Eastern and Southern group. These renowned Khajuraho sacred temples are one of the seven amazing things of India, second only to the amazing Taj Mahal. The amazing work of art on these temples are to be seen to be believed. The rest is on your imagination…
Today morning drive to Bandhavgarh (5 hrs) and on arrival check-in at the jungle resort. Afternoon take your first-game drive in the park. Spread over 450 sq km, Bandhavgarh national park has the distinction of having the highest density of tiger population. You would spot a Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal, not to talk about the king of the jungle himself.
Early Morning and Late afternoon you enjoy your game safaris for an encounter with the king of the jungle.
Early Morning, its time for the last game ride in Bandhavgarh before you drive to Kanha to keep your appointment with the tigers there. After breakfast drive to Kanha (6 hrs) and on arrival check in at jungle resort.
Early Morning and Late afternoon you enjoy two game rides in Kanha. Spread over 1945 sq km, Kanha is home to tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose and leopard. The birds species in the park includes storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, peafowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, Papias, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and flycatchers. Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book would come to life in Kanha.
Early morning, you take one final-game drive the park to bid adieu to all the wonderful inhabitants. After breakfast you will be transferred to Nagpur airport (5 hrs) in time to board your flight to Mumbai and onward flight to home.
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