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17 Nights Tigers, Temples & Taj

Destinations Covered
New Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur– New Delhi

Day 1 New Delhi Arrival

On arrival at New Delhi International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative to the designated coach / car booked.

Transfer and check-in at selected hotel.  

Delhi, the capital city of India, is a blend of many historical eras, which are evident in its many monuments, forts and tombs. The elegant tree-lined avenues and majestic buildings of New Delhi tell us the tales of the British Raj. Delhi encompasses two cities, the older part of the city, Old Delhi, that represents the inherent character of the city (what the city originally was), and its comparatively newer counterpart, New Delhi, that shows the developed character of the city, and is marked by rapid urbanization and infrastructure development (what the city has become). Delhi presents a fine combination of old world charm with modern urban culture.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 In Delhi

Post breakfast, set off for full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.

The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort built between 1638 – 1648 with marvellous red stone, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India built in – 1650, the historical Chandni Chowk a shoppers hub, besides Raj Ghat– burial site of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi drive past the President House built in 1921, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys and current residence of the President of India, India Gate, and a war memorial built in 1931. Visit Humayun's Tomb - built in 1552. 

Lotus Temple- also known as Baha'i house of worship.

Also see Qutab Minar, built in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and famous Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 Delhi – Sariska Tiger Reserve (200km/4hrs)

Post breakfast, checkout and depart for Sariska Tiger Reserve.

On arrival, check-in at jungle resort.

Sariska Tiger Reserve, in Alwar district of Rajasthan was created in 1978. Spread over 866 sq. km with a core area of approximately 500 sq. km, it is one of the 27 tiger reserves created by Government of India under Project Tiger to protect the decreasing population of Tigers. Enclosed within the dramatic, shadowy folds of the Aravalli Hills, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is a tangle of remnant semi deciduous jungle, craggy canyons sheltering streams and lush greenery. With strong presence of Tigers, it is a native place for number of carnivores which includes leopard, hyena, jackal, wild dog andcat. The park is heaven for variety of migratory birds and other endangered species of big and small animals.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy jungle safari to Sariska Tiger Reserve, by jeep for tiger tracking and to explore wildlife. The trip lasts for about 3 hours. The jungle safari is an opportunity to spot animal movement and admire the beautiful landscapes in the park. It gives a chance to explore the variety of species such as leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal, chital,  sambhar,  nilgai, chinkara, tiger, peafowl, grey partridge, bush quail, sand grouse, tree pie, golden-backed woodpecker etc.

Return to hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 Sariska Tiger Reserve - Jaipur (152km/2hrs)

An early morning jungle safari to Sariska Tiger Reserve by jeep to, explore wildlife. The trip lasts for about 3 hours. The jungle safari is an opportunity to spot animal movement and admire the beautiful landscapes in the park. It gives a chance to spot variety of animals residing in the park.

Return to the resort for breakfast.

After a short break check-out and depart for Jaipur, en-route visiting the Amber Fort.

The Amber Fort is set in a picturesque location about 11km from Jaipur. It presents a fascinating blend of Rajputana architecture. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh; it's built in red sandstone and white marble. The palace complex comprises the Diwan-e-aam (Hall of Public Audience) and the Diwan-e-khas (Hall of Private Audience), as well as the Sukh Niwas, The private chambers of the Queens, where windows with latticed screens once enabled royal ladies to watch the proceedings of the court in privacy. There is also the Jai Mandir (Temple of Victory), with its famed Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

The walls of the Amber fort are adorned with paintings of hunting and war, along with precious stones and mirrors set into the plaster. The Maota Lake in the forefront of the fort reflects the magnificent fort and palace in spectacular and beautiful ways. The most fascinating way to reach the Amber fort is on elephant back: truly a royal experience.

Afterwards resume journey to Jaipur city.

On arrival, check-in at selected hotel.

Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD by Sawai Jaisingh II. It is the capital of Rajasthan and popularly known as The Pink City because of the colour of stones used in the walled city. It has broad avenues and spacious gardens. Here the past comes alive in splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur – famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes – possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for shoppers. This fascinating city, with its romantic charm, takes you back to an epoch of royalty and tradition.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 In Jaipur

Post breakfast, set off for half-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur City, visiting the City Palace Museum, Observatory (Jantar Mantar), the Albert House and Jaigarh Fort.

The City  Palace is the former royal residence. Part of it is now converted into a museum, while a small portion is still used by the royal family of Jaipur. The Armoury Museum here houses an impressive array of weaponry: pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers.

Jantar Mantar is an observatory begun by Jai Singh in 1728. This Jaipur observatory is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, and the best preserved of the five observatories he built.

Drive past Hawa Mahal, a component of the City Palace. The five-storeyed building, with 953 windows, allowed woman of royal entourage to watch the activities on the street without being observed.

The Albert House Museum is named after King Edward VII (Albert Edward); its foundation stone was laid on 6 February 1876. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and colourful crystal works.

Jaigarh Fort stands on a hilltop, overlooking the palaces and the city of Amer. The world's biggest cannon on wheels – the Jai Ban – is positioned here. It was built during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh, and has a twenty-foot long barrel.

Later in the afternoon return to hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 Jaipur to Ranthambore (151km/3hrs)

Post breakfast, check-out and depart for Ranthambore; on arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Ranthambore, at the junction of the Aravallis and the Vindhyas, is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness. It's spread over a highly undulating topography, varying from gentle to steep slopes: from the flat-topped hills (Indala, Doodh-Bhat and Chiroli) of the Vindhyas, to the conical hillocks and sharp ridges of the Aravallis; and from wide and flat valleys (Lahpur, Nalghati, Khachida, Anantpur etc.) to narrow rocky gorges. An important geological feature, the "Great Boundary Fault", where the Vindhyas were brought against the ancient Aravallis, passes through here. Ranthambhore became a national park in 1980.

Ranthambore National Park, surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravalli hill ranges, is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River.  It is named after the historic Ranthambhore Fortress, which lies within the park. The park covers an estimated 392 sq. km.  It's among the finest places in the world to be seen and photographed. Ranthambhore is rich in flora, fauna, canals and waterfalls. Due to its hilly terrain, water is directed to narrow valleys and numerous lakes.  Padam Talao, Rajbagh Talao and Malik Talao are three major lakes in Ranthambore National Park, which attract a huge number of animals and birds. Tiger sightings are more likely at RajbaghTalao, while Malik Talao is home to a large number of crocodiles. The herbivorous population includes striped hyenas, Indian wild boar, chinkara, jackals, Indian flying foxes, Indian foxes, sloth bears, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, macaques, small Indian civets and common mongoose. Different kinds of reptiles are also found here, prominent amongst which are snub nosed marsh crocodiles, desert monitor lizards, tortoise, banded kraits, cobras, common kraits, ganga soft shelled turtles, Indian pythons, north Indian flap shelled turtles, rat snakes, Russel's vipers, saw-scaled vipers and the Indian chamaeleon.

A visit to Ranthambore National Park includes the noteworthy Ranthambore Fort. Built in the 10th Century by the Chauhan rulers, it's one of the oldest forts in India. Due to its strategic location, the fort was ideal to keep enemies at bay. The fort is also related to the history of the royal women performing jauhar (self-immolation) when the Muslim invader Ala-ud-din Khilji laid siege to this fort in 1303. The fort is characterized by temples, water tanks, massive gates and huge walls. The ruins of Rajput and Mughal cenotaphs, pleasure palaces, watch towers and guard posts dot the park, testaments to its royal and heroic past.

Take a free afternoon and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 In Ranthambore

In the early morning, take a jungle safari to Ranthambore National Park by jeep (subject to availability). The trip lasts for about 3 hours. The jungle safari is an opportunity to spot animal movement and admire the beautiful landscapes in the park. It gives a chance to explore the variety of animals residing in the park.

Afterwards, return to the resort for breakfast.

Later in the day, afternoon jeep safari to Ranthambore National Park with naturalist by jeep, or canter visiting Ranthambore Fort.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 Ranthambore -Bharatpur (230km/5hrs)

Post breakfast, check-out and depart for Bharatpur.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Bharatpur was founded in 1733 by Suraj Mal, who carved it out of the region formerly known as Mewat. Named after Shree Ram's younger brother Bharat, Bharatpur was the only kingdom in Rajasthan ruled by a dynasty of non-Rajput Kings. Maharaja Suraj Mal displayed immense bravery, and made an army out of fierce Jat peasants. He erected many palaces and forts. Bharatpur is best known as the home of Keoladeo National Park / Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Afternoon at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 Bharatpur – Fathpursikri - Agra (55km/3hrs Including Fathpursikri Sightseeing)

Postbreakfast,  visit “Keoladeo National Park” with naturalist.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to 364 species of birds. Keoladeo, the name derives from an ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Shiva, which stands at the centre of the park. The major attractions of the park are the numerous migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia to spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include, several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc.

Afternoon check-out and depart for Agra, visiting Fathpur Sikri on the way.

Fathpur Sikri - Emperor Akbar, impressed by the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti’s divine prediction of an heir to the Mughal Empire, decided to construct a beautiful walled city complex in his honour. This stunning complex, which took almost fifteen years to complete, served as the capital of Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. It is not just a monument, but a huge land comprising of royal palaces, courts and much more. Some important attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are

Buland Darwaza - the highest gateway in the world and it is the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri.

Dewan-e-aam - a common hall for the audience. All public meetings and gatherings were held here.

Dewan-e-khas - a hall for private audiences. It is said that this is the place where Akbar held all of his private meetings and other proceedings.

Jodha Bai’s Palace - dedicated to Akbar’s Rajput’s wife, Jodha Bai. This palace is the largest with several Hindu architectural styles which suggest that the Palace had been occupied by a Hindu lady.

Seikh Salim Chisti’s Tomb - it is a marvel tomb inside Fatehpur Sikri. Mughal Emperor Akbar had no sons and so he went to Sheikh Salim Chisti, whose blessings gave him three sons. As a mark of honour to the saint, Akbar built his tomb inside the city.

Afterwards, resume journey  to Agra; on arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Agra is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The city rose to prominence as the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th Century, and most of the city's acclaimed heritage sites date back to this era. Carrying the artistic heritage of the Mughal Empire into the present day, the streets of Agra are dotted with ancient buildings existing in happy harmony with modern day shops and houses.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 In Agra

Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, stands on the banks of the River Yamuna. Built in 1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, in memory of his empress Mumtaz  Mahal, the Taj attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. To experience the beauty of this architectural marvel, you need to view it at different times of the day and year. It is made entirely of white marble and decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work, and different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. The white marble changes its hue with the variations in the daylight. In moonlight, particularly on the full moon night, the marble appears extraordinarily luminescent. This magnificent monument is built around a “four garden” plan, split by watercourses – reflecting the influence of the Persian architectural style. On a trip to the Taj, it is always better to sit around in the garden and admire the scenic beauty, rather than rushing through to see the monument. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere to make your visit even more memorable.

After breakfast in the hotel, morning at leisure to relax.

Afternoon visit to Agra Fort at 16:30.

The Agra Fort is a massive red sandstone structure, located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Construction of the fort was started in 1565 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and further additions were subsequently made, up until the reign of his grandson Shah Jahan. Originally built for military purposes, it was later used as a palace, and eventually even served as a prison where Shah Jahan was confined by his son Aurangzeb. The fort runs along a length of 2.5 km within enclosed walls; it encompasses several exquisite palaces such as the Shah Jahani Mahal, Jahangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal, as well as audience halls named Diwan-e-aam and the Diwan-e-khas. It further contains a fish pavilion, the Nagina  Masjid, the Garden of Grapes and the Pearl Mosque.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 Agra (2hrs train journey) Jhansi (20km/40min) Orchha

Post breakfast, transfer to Agra Railway Station for Shatabdi  Express Train to Jhansi

(Departure from Agra Cantt Station at 08:15. Arrival in Jhansi at 10:30)

You will be assisted on arrival and transferred to the hotel in Orchha.

Orchha lies on the Betwa River in Tikamgarh; it was established by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501. Orchha means “hidden” in the Bundelkhandi language; it was named so because it was completely covered by forests before being found again. Its magnificent temples, palaces and chhatris reveal sepia-tinted tales of regal splendour, devotion and love.

Enjoy afternoon sightseeing tour of Orchha, visiting Orchha Fort, Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Lakshmi-Narayan Temple.

The Orchha Fort consists of several connected buildings that were erected at different times. The tiered Jahangir Mahal was built in 1606 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahangir. The Raj Mahal, to the right of the courtyard, was built by Madhukar Shah and has bold colourful murals inside. The third palace is the Rai Praveen Mahal, which is a two-storey brick structure set in the gardens of Anand Mahal.

Ram Raja Mandir was originally a palace and became a temple when an image of Shree Ram was installed here while it was being built. For some reason the idol could not be moved from the palace, and despite its spires and royal decoration, this became a sacred place. Linked to Ram Raja is the Lakshmi-Narayan temple, the interiors of which has some of the best-preserved murals and wall paintings in Orchha.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 Orchha – Khajuraho (170km/3hrs 30min)

Post breakfast, depart for Khajuraho.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its sculptured temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and to Jain patriarchs. The beautiful temples dotting the town of Khajuraho are believed to have been built by the mighty Chandela rulers in the 9th and 10th Centuries. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic. Made of sandstone blocks fitted together, the temples are aligned east-west. For convenience, these may be divided into the western, eastern, and southern groups of temples.

In the afternoon, take a half-day sightseeing tour of the Western Group of Temples, the most important temples in Khajuraho.

Kandariya Mahadeva, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest temple in Khajuraho. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple  and Chausath-Yogini  Temple, in the western group of Khajuraho temples, are made of fine-grained sandstone that is pink or pale yellow in colour.

The Chausath Yogini  Temple is the only one of these temples built from granite. It is quadrangular in shape and dedicated to Goddess Kali.  Devi Jagdamba Temple is located towards the north of Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, and is dedicated to Vishnu; it is famous for sculptures depicting mithunas in various positions.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh National Park (225km/5hrs)

Post breakfast, proceed for half-day sightseeing tour of “Eastern Group Temples”.

The Eastern group is mainly dominated by Jain Temples. Parsvanath Temple is the biggest of all Jain temples located here and the temple is an example of structural design and is dedicated to Jain Tirthankara.  Vamana and Javari Temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  The Vamana Temple enshrines Lord Vishnu's chubby and dwarfed incarnation, Lord Vamana and Javari Temple is named so after the millet crop that is grown in surrounding fields.

Afternoon check-out and depart for Bandhavgarh National Park.

On arrival, check-in at jungle resort.

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most exotic wildlife destinations in India. An erstwhile game reserve of the royal family of Rewa, Bandhavgarh got recognition as a wildlife park in 1968, when the Maharaja of Rewa bequeathed the park to the Government. Initially the park stretched to 105.40sq. km in area, with 25 resident tigers forming its prime attraction. Today this sprawling park covers an area of 437 sq.km.

The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of Leopards, and various species of Deer.

The park is also known for White Tiger, which have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharajah Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajahs of Rewa. 

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 In Bandhavgarh National Park

An early morning jungle safari to Bandhavgarh National Park by jeep, for tiger tracking and to explore wildlife. The trip lasts for about 3 hours. The jungle safari is an opportunity to spot animal movement and admire the beautiful landscapes in the park. It gives a chance to explore the variety of animals residing in the park.There is a high probability that you may spot the big cats during the safaris as there is a high density of tiger population in this park. During your safari, you will see a large variety of flora and fauna.  The main wildlife attraction of the safari includes tiger, panther, spotted deer, sambhar deer, nilgai (blue bull), gaur, and wild boar along with around 280 species of birds. Wildlife safari into the former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Rewa proves to be an exciting experience. This national park is known for being breeding grounds for a number species of deer.

Afterwards, return to the resort for breakfast.

Later in the day, enjoy Elephant safari in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 In Bandhavgarh National Park

An early morning jungle safari to Bandhavgarh National Park by jeep, for tiger tracking and to explore wildlife.

Afterwards, return to the resort for breakfast.

Rest of the day at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha (275km/6hrs)

Post breakfast, checkout and depart for Kanha National Park.

On arrival, check-in at jungle resort.

Kanha is amongst the most famous wildlife sanctuary of the India. The Kanha Tiger Reserve consists of the total core and surrounding buffer area of 1945 sq. km. The park received the status of the national park in 1955, and was formed as the Kanha Tiger Reserve in the year 1974 under Project Tiger. The main wildlife attraction of the safari includes tiger, panther, deer, sambhar deer, nilgai (blue bull), gaur, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, and mongoose. Kanha National Park is the place that has been portrayed by Rudyard Kipling in his great novel "The Jungle Book". 

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16 In Kanha National Park

An early morning jungle safari to Kanha National Park by jeep, for tiger tracking and to explore wildlife. The trip lasts for about 3 hours. The jungle safari is an opportunity to spot animal movement and admire the beautiful landscapes in the park. It gives a chance to explore the variety of animals residing in the park.There is a high probability that you may spot the big cats during the safaris as there is a high density of tiger population in this park. During your safari, you may see swamp deer, the only sub species of genus cervus duavceli in India, Indian bison or gaur coarse grazerand sambar deer.

Afterwards, return to the resort for breakfast.

Later in the day, enjoy Elephant safari in Kanha National Park.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17 In Kanha National Park

An early morning jungle safari to Kanha National Park by jeep, for tiger tracking and to explore wildlife.

Afterwards, return to the resort for breakfast.

Rest of the day at leisure to relax.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18 Kanha National Park – Jabalpur (165 km / 3hrs)

Post breakfast, checkout and transfer to Jabalpur airport for flight to New Delhi.

Jabalpur – New Delhi (1hr 40min – flight)

On arrival at Kolkata International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative to the designated coach / cars booked for transfer to New Delhi International Airport / Railway Station or any convenient point for your onward journey.

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