Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour : 17 nights / 18 days program

New Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Agra - Jabalpur – Kanha – Bandhavgarh- Khajuraho - Varanasi –New Delhi – Fly Back Home

  • Day 1:Arrive Delhi


    Meet our executive on your arrival at Delhi International Airport. We welcome you to The Capital of India. What could be a better start for your wildlife excursion than Delhi? On your way to the hotel our executive will hand over all the documents/ vouchers you’ll require throughout your stay.
    Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel.

  • Day 2:Delhi - Drive 260 Km in 5 Hours - Jaipur


    After breakfast proceed for the half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour in Chandni Chowk- the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity. You have a choice of having lunch in Chandni Chowk or back at hotel. Afternoon drive to Jaipur.
    On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay is at hotel.

  • Day 3: Jaipur


    This morning after breakfast you will drive 11kms in the outskirts of the city to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. In the afternoon visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds ‘havamahal’ , City Palace and the Jaipur Museum.
    Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir-hunting in the evening.
    Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Jaipur - Drive 180 km in 3 hours - Ranthambore


    After breakfast drive to Ranthambore and check in at Resort. Lunch at the resort is followed by afternoon game drive to Ranthambore National Park. Dinner and overnight at Resort

  • Day 6: Ranthambore - Drive 265 Km in 5 Hours - Agra


    After Morning game drive to the Ranthambore National Park get ready for a drive to Agra visiting the ancient abandoned Moghul capita, FATEHPUR SIKRI. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar's spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here. Check in to Hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Agra

  • Day 7: Agra - Taj Mahal - Overnight Train Journey to Jabalpur


    This morning welcomes you to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Visit the Taj Mahal surely the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. About Taj Mahal: It was build in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 laborers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by Emperor Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Marble was brought from Makrana, near Jodhpur and precious stones of onyx, amethyst, malachite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jade, crystal and mother of pearl were carried to Agra from Persia, Russia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean. Later proceed for visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. [Please note that Taj Mahal is closed on Friday]. In Evening board a 01st Class A/C (Sleeper) overnight train to Jabalpur 2050 hrs . We will organize your packed dinner for your overnight train journey. Reach railway station at 2030hrs.  Our representative will be with you for your convenience.  Overnight train, bedding is provided by the Indian Railways within the train.

  • Day 8: Jabalpur- Drive 210 km in 5 hours - Kanha


    Arrive Jabalpur at 0800 hrs. And drive to Kanha National Park. Check in to Lodge and after lunch be ready for your afternoon game drive to the Kanha National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

  • Day 9: KANHA


    Wake up at 0500hrs and get ready for Morning Safari, have you bed tea/ coffee with biscuits, and proceed to the National park About Kanha: This is original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Mowgli’s Jungle Book. The same abundance of wild life species exists today in Kanha National Park, as it must have when Kipling roamed these parts. Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Gypsy. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha. Continue your search for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment.
    Return from Safari around 1130 hrs, freshen up, and Lunch is served in the Gol Ghar, which is open to air eating, sun kissed surroundings, you will not just consume calories here, but satiate your taste and appetite. Infact things happen to food in the warmth of the sun. Relax for an hour under the shade of a tree on a typical Indian Khat (Charpoy), your back will bless you for this gesture, the pure wind will envelop your body.
    Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 10:Kanha


    Wake up in to the morning cup of tea, and get ready for another day of adventure in the National park The Kanha National Park, stretching over 940 sq km, the vegetation, chiefly made of sal and bamboo forests, grasslands and streams, this park is the sole habitat of the rare hardground barasingha.
    The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha's western and eastern halves, had even , at the turn of the century, been famous for their deer and tiger population. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programmes have been launched, for the overall protection of the park's fauna and flora. It is one of the most well-maintained National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world.
    All Meals and Overnight stay in the Lodge

  • Day 11:Kanha - Drive 280 km in 6 hours - Bandhavgarh


    After Morning Safari bid your good bye to Kanha and drive for Bandhavgarh.
    On arrival check into Resort. Dinner and overnight at resort.

  • Day 12: Bandhavgarh


    All meals at the Resort. Morning & Evening Jeep drive in the park.
    About Bandhavgarh: Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. Legend has it that Lord Rama, hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, stopped at Bandhavgarh on his way back to his homeland after defeating the demon King Ravana of Lanka. Two monkey architects, who had engineered a bridge between the isles of Lanka and the mainland, are said to have built Bandhavgarh fort.
    Dinner and overnight at Resort.

  • Day 13: Bandhavgarh


    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning & Evening Jeep drive in the park The national park is mainly known for its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Nilgai, Chausingha, Deers, Antelopes, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackal etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park.
    The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and Hyenas.  The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two primate species - the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur - inhabit the Bandhavgarh Park.
    Dinner & Overnight at Resort

  • Day 14 :Bandhavgarh - Drive 280km in 6 hours - Khajurao


    After Morning Safari in Bandhavgarh drive to Khajurao.
    The magnificent temples built by the Chandela kings. They are divided into three – eastern, western and southern groups. The largest temple is Kandariay dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples known for their erotic sculpture and are world famous.
    Khajuraho discovered by chance, India's second biggest single tourist attraction, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval temples that are adorned with numerous sculptures of extraordinary grace and delicacy celebrating the stylized and refined courtly accomplishments of beauty, love and creative arts. Once the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, the temples of the city date from 950-1050 AD. A wall with eight gates encloses the entire area and two golden palm trees flank each of them. Originally, there were over 80 temples, of which only 22 now can be said remarkably preserved. The set of temples at Khajuraho celebrating Hindu religious thought in its mystifying variety of scope and inclusion stands distinguished from rest of the Hindu temples.
    Evening Sound and light show at Khajuraho. Dinner and Overnight stay at Khajuraho

  • Day 15: Khajurao - Flight - Varanasi


    Morning - Visit the Eastern and Southern group of temples. The Parsvanath temple of the Eastern group is the group’s largest Jain temple. The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Also visit the Duladeo temple dedicated to Shiva and the Chaturbhuj temple of the Southern group.
    Afternoon- Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Meet our Executive on arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer to the hotel. Varanasi is one of India’s most important pilgrimage sites and the holiest of holy cities for Hindus. Known also as Kashi and Benaras, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities, and has been a centre of learning and culture for well over 2000 years.
    Evening - Visit the “Ghats” or bank of the Ganga River. This is a fascinating walk as you can experience the cultural ethos that guides the life of the pious. See the rituals that take place to the setting sum and the ablutions that are performed in the river. As boats float down-stream, some carrying goods, fruits and vegetables, you will see others carrying the pious who perform ceremonies along the river. On the banks or “ghats”, you can see some absorbed in prayer and the chanting of hymns, and others engaged in commerce and yet others performing functions like hair-cutting, massaging and even cleaning ears! Walk across to the Manikarnika Ghat, where you can see cremation, performed with intense ritual - the process of sending the departed soul to the heavens. Hindus believe that the gateway to the Heavens and for the Re-incarnation of the Soul `in a better state’, is possible when life’s last journey is from Varanasi.
    Overnight in Varanasi.

  • Day 16: Varanasi


    Early Morning- Take a boat ride at dawn down India's most sacred river, The Ganges. Sun rise at the holy river is a truly tranquil and breath taking sight with pilgrims standing waist-deep in water, praying to the rising Sun. Past these bathing Ghats, see the "burning Ghats" where the Hindus cremate their dead. This is done with great religious fervor which makes for a moving experience.
    On your return walk through the streets of the old city. See the famous Vishwanath temple with its spires covered with gold, dedicated to Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Return to the hotel for Breakfast Late morning: Visit the Benaras Hindu University founded in 1916 and its famous Museum - Bharat Kala Bhavan which houses one of the finest collections of Mughal miniature paintings and brocade textiles.
    Afternoon - Proceed on an excursion to Sarnath - The place where the Buddha turned the “Wheel of Law” and delivered His First Sermon. See the Chowkandi and Dhamek Stupas, the ruins of 9th and 10th century monasteries and temples, the temple built by the Mahabodhi Society in 1931, and the Tibetan Temple. Visit the famous Sarnath Museum.
    Dinner & Overnight in Varanasi.

  • Day 17: Varanasi - New Delhi


    Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi, On arrival transfer to hotel for fresh and change and later transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destinations.

  • Day 18: New Delhi - Fly Back Home


    Morning after breakfast free for leisure activity and later transfer to international airport to board a flight back home
    Note: The driving hours given above from one city to another are based on the normal conditions of the roads and may vary.  Any break for Food / Tea / Toilets / Sightseeing on the way will take extra time than the above given hours.  End of our services