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RANTHAMBORE - BHANDVAGARH - KANHA: Wildlife tour of North India

"This tour is basically for those who are very much interested in the wildlife and somewhat adventurous with strong heart where you see the tiger roaming in their natural habitat. Bharatpur declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO boasts of some 364 species of birds. At Bandhavgarh and Kanha one can experience an ambience of staying in a typical jungle resort. This tour is also blended with some of the exotic sculptors of Khajuraho where the depiction of lust and love is alive in stones"

Tour Lenght: 14 Nights - 15 Days
Destination tour: New Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore National Park-Bharatpur-Agra-Orchha-Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh National Park-Kanha National Park-Nagpur-Delhi

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Day 1: Departure flight arrive Delhi

Arriving Delhi , you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a play card with your name on it at the exit. Arrival transfer to your hotel and assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast enjoy full day city tour of Delhi which is India's bustling capital city. It was from here that Hindu, Muslim and Mughal dynasties as well as the British ruled. Old & New Delhi present a stunning juxtaposition of sights and sounds with the ancient city built by Emperor Shah Jahan the builder of the famous Taj Mahal, and the new garden city built in 1911 by the British. First of all visit India Gate which is a famous war memorial at the east end of Rajpath. Edward Lutyens designed this 42 m high gate structure in memory of the thousands of Indians who sacrificed their lives in World War I. Today, an eternal flame is lit under the gate known as Amar Jawan Jyoti, to honor the unknown soldiers and the martyrs who lost their lives in the Pakistan war of 1971. Also visit Rajghat (the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi ). Later on visit Lotus Temple(Bahai Temple) which is the newest most extravagant architectural wonder of the Bahai faith, located in Kalkaji, south of Delhi. The temple in white is shaped like a half opened lotus flower. Made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand, the Lotus Temple is a marvel of 20th century architecture. The lotus shaped temple in a modern and contemporary form captivates into its sanctum sanctorum people from all races, religious backgrounds and culture from around the globe. It represents the Bahai faith, - an independent world religion; divine in origin, all embracing in scope, broad in its outlook, scientific in its method, humanitarian in its principles, and dynamic in the influence.
In the late afternoon visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base. It is a magnificent structure whose construction started in 1199 by a Muslim King Qutab-ud-din Aibak (after whom it was named) and was finished by his heir IItutmish. There is an iron pillar standing proudly in front of it since 5th century and has not rusted till yet! It is said that if one hugs this Iron Pillar of Mehrauli and wish for something, it is granted. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Delhi Jaipur (Kms. 236/ 5 Hrs )

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Arrive Jaipur and check-in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel, or you can explore the local markets for souvenir shopping the Jaipur is famous for- Jewellery, precious stones, paintings, hand printed textiles etc. Jaipur enjoys a high reputation for the manufacture of jewellery. It is one of the most active jewel markets of the world and is famous for precious and semi-precious stones and also for the cutting, polishing and setting of these stone, particularly that of diamonds, topaz and emeralds. Jaipur is also famous for its textiles. Sanganeri and Bagru block prints are the fashion designer's craze these days. The Bandhej (tie and dye)print is very typical of the region. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Jaipur

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur which is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. It's one of India's most well planned cities, with wide, straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes in a grid system. The great warrior/astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II carefully planned Jaipur's foundation. Laid out in the 18th century, its design followed specifications from an epochal Hindu treatise on architecture. This "Pink City," so called because its buildings are painted in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs.
Morning we take you to Amber Fort - The royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. The palaces and forts of yesteryear, once witness to royal processions, now shine amid the splendor of modern monuments, a juxtaposition accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of an amazing people. It is an example of fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture built in red sandstone and white marble. The highlight of the fort is the Seesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) , a palace known for its craftsmanship in mirrors. Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthanfort palace. Amber was the ancient capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs until Sawai Jai Singh II moved down the hill to his newly created capital, Jaipur. This is one of the most magnificent destinations located on the hills just outside Jaipur.
It was built by Raja Man Singh in 1600 AD and completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.

Afternoon covering Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds ," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, although it is actually little more than a facade. The five-storey building overlooks the main street of the old city and is a stunning example of Rajput artistry with its pink, semi-octagonal, honeycombed, sandstone windows. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. The City Palace which is blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace. The palace is now a fine museum. It houses a remarkable collection of textiles, paintings, manuscripts, and extraordinary weapons. On display there are two huge urns of silver, said to be the largest silver vessels in the world. Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar , the ancient astronomical O bservatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 : Jaipur - Rathambore National Park (Kms. 190/ 4 Hrs )

After breakfast leave for Ranthambore which was once the hunting ground for the royal families is now a protected National park. Upon arrival check in your jungle resort and later in the afternoon go for Jungle safari either by canter or by jeep. If you are lucky then you can get a chance to see tigers. Rest other animals can be viewed easily. Overnight stay at jungle Resort.

Day 6 :Rathambore National Park Keoladeo National Ghana Park/ Bharatpur (Kms. 250/ 5 Hrs )

Early morning, leave for Jungle safari. Later return to the hotel for breakfast and drive to Keoladeo National Ghana Park , Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is one of the Asia's largest bird sanctuaries known for its more than 364 species of birds which includes the Siberian Crane one of the rarest species from all around the world. Check in jungle lodge and later go for rickshaw ride to watch birds. Overnight at resort.

Day 7 : Bharatpur - Agra (Kms. 60/ 1 Hrs )

After breakfast, leave for Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri which was once the capital of Akbar the Mughal King but later on it was abandoned due to scarcity of water. It houses some of the interesting buildings like Diwane Khas, house of ministers, Diwan -e -Aam, House of Commons. It has also the Jodha Bai's Palace and Maryam's Palace. Upon arrival check in hotel and later go for sightseeing of Agra . Visit Taj Mahal , the symbol of love built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj. Agra Fort which is considered to be the replica of Delhi's Red Fort is also a massive structure and is worth spending an hour there. Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8 : Agra train Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho (Kms. 170/ 3 Hrs)

After an early breakfast you will be driven to the railway station to board super fast train to Jhansi . On arrival you will meet our driver at the platform who will take you to Khajuraho en route visiting Orchha which is just 11 Km from the Jhansi railway station on the route of Khajuraho. Orchha is situated on the bank of the river Betwa. Visit Orchha Fort , Ram Temple and Raj Mandir built between 1554 and 1591, which comprises of a solid single block crowned by pavilions. Later visit Jehangir Mahal. After finishing the sightseeing of Orchha leave for Khajuraho, which was once the capital of Chandela Dynasty during 09th to 13th centuries. Check in into hotel. Rest of the day to relax in the hotel after a long day. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9 : Khajuraho - Bhadvagarh National Park (Kms. 250/ 5 Hrs )

After an early breakfast, visit some of the erotic temples of Khajuraho which are divided in two segments Eastern and Western groups. Among the most famous temple in eastern group is Parasvnath Temple and in western group is Kandriya Mahadev Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Later in the afternoon drive to Bandhavgarh National Park which is densely populated by flora and fauna. In the past days it was a hunting ground for the royal families. Here you can spot the tigers and other wild animals like Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a fox or jackal. On arrival check in jungle resort. Overnight stay at resort.

Day 10 : Bandhavgarh National Park

After Breakfast, day free for jungle activities. Overnight stay at your resort.

Day 11 : Bandhavgarh National Park - Kanha National Park (Kms. 189/ 5 Hrs)

After breakfast, leave for Kanha , which has been rated as the best National Parks of Asia, even the author Rudyard Ki- pling was inspired to write his novel Jungle Book. At Kanha you can see the tigers roaming in wilderness in their natural habitat. Check in into Resort. Overnight stay at resort.

Day 12 : Kanha National Park

After Breakfast, full day in jungle safaris to spot the wild animals. Overnight stay at your jungle resort.

Day 13 : Kanha National Park Nagpur (Kms. 260/ 5 Hrs )

Early morning, leave for jungle safari to view the morning activities of the animals. You can see deer, black buck, Indian bison, leopard and many more animals. Later in the afternoon drive to Nagpur for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Nagpur flight Delhi flight Departure

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and rest of the days feel free to relax. Later in the evening you will be driven to International airport to take your flight back to home.

16 Day : flight Leave

Depart by homebound flight

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Cost may vary depending on dates chosen & ANY weekend, holiday and trade fair date surcharges.
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