Enjoy this itinerary specially designed to maximize chances of thrilling experiences with the majestic predator, the Indian Tiger. See this animal at prime tiger reserves and national parks, easily enjoyable by any wildlife enthusiast! Also, visit the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho Temples, India Gate, etc.
DAY01: Arrival and welcome
Arrive at the International Airport in Delhi. After the traditional welcome, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY02: Sightseeing of Delhi & overnight train to Ranthambore
After delicious breakfast, we visit the walled city of Old Delhi; crowded, full of activity and still influenced by the great Mughals who once ruled from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid - the largest 17th-century Mosque in India; Chandni Chowk - the typical Indian market always abuzz with activities; and Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi (also called the 'Father of the Nation’).
Transfer to the railway station to board the train to Sawai Madhopur, a small town in Rajasthan that has gain popularity for it's Ranthambore National Park. Overnight on board.
DAY03: Ranthambore: morning & evening game drives
In the morning, arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Today, we have two game drives to the park to wander through the jungles to find the elusive tiger. We wake up early morning and leave for our first safari in the Ranthambore National Park. We track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning.
Return to the hotel for breakfast. After relaxing for the rest of the pre-lunch session, we leave for another foray into the jungle after lunch to catch glimpses of more animal and bird species.
At the end of this adventurous day, we return to the hotel and relax.
DAY04: Ranthambhore – Bharatpur (183 km, 3 h )
In the morning, we transfer to the Sawai Madhopur to catch the morning train to Bharatpur. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Leave for the visit of the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a World-Heritage listed Bird Sanctuary and a Ramsey sight.
In the afternoon, we do a guided visit to the Park on cycle rickshaws to experience the vast nature and its offerings.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY05: Bharatpur – Agra (60 km, 1 h, 30 m)
In the afternoon, we drive towards Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, a majestic monument built with red sandstone.
DAY06: Sight-seeing of Agra & overnight train to Jabalpur
Today is the day to strike off the Taj from our bucket list. We rise early to visit this astonishing wonder in white marble.
Visit the Agra Red Fort, a historical fort in the city of Agra and its walls are richly adorned with red sandstone. The afternoon is left free for individual sightseeing or visiting the bazaar or places, where the descendants of the artisans who worked on the Taj Mahal, produce their famous marble inlay work. In the evening, we would be transferred to the railway station to board the overnight train to Jabalpur.
Overnight on board.
DAY07: Jabalpur - Kanha national park (145 km, 4 h)
Arrive in Jabalpur early in the morning and will be transferred to a nearby hotel for breakfast. Drive to the Kanha National Park and check into our hotel.
The afternoon is free to relax or to visit the nearby village.
DAY08: Kanha: morning & evening game drives
Undertake two jeep safaris in the Park; one early in the morning and the second in the afternoon. The game drives in Kanha are undertaken by jeep. There is an option to do an elephant ride in the morning to see the tigers. There could be a possibility to experience these animals on the elephants who anyway are there patrolling the Jungle.
DAY09: Kanha national park - Bandhavgarh national park (260 km, 6 h)
Early morning we drive to the Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is home to a wide variety of animals including tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, wild pig, etc. and a wide variety of birds. The Park has the highest tiger density in the world. Like in Kanha game drives in Bandhavgarh are also undertaken by Jeep, and there is also an option to go on an elephant.
DAY10: Bandhavgarh: morning & evening game drives
Do our very first game drive in the morning to witness some wonderful wildlife species and return to our hotel and rejuvenate ourselves. In the afternoon, we do another foray into the Park. We can also witness the leopards that have a large breeding population in the national park. Many other species of animals and birds are also there to be seen.
DAY11: Bandhavgarh national park – Khajuraho (240 km, 6 h)
In the morning, we leave for Khajuraho. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax.
DAY12 Khajuraho – Jhansi by surface and train to Delhi
Jhansi - Delhi
In the morning, we visit the Western and Eastern group of temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the visit of Khajuraho, we will leave for one of the most beautiful cities "Jhansi", it is one of the most important places of India's first war of independence in 1857 and the erstwhile capital of Rani Lakshmibai's kingdom. Board the train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, we would be transferred to the hotel.
DAY13: Delhi sightseeing and late evening transfer to the airport
After breakfast, we leave for a tour of the capital. In New Delhi, we visit the Humayun’s Tomb and the India Gate.
The afternoon is free for further individual exploration of India’s capital or to relax at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the international airport or any point of convenience for onward journey to respective countries.
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