The Land of Tigers
Duration : 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Destinations: New Delhi - Nagpur - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - New Delhi
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi -
A representative will meet you at a location convenient to you in Delhi and transfer you in an airconditioned vehicle to your hotel. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a half-day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi, accompanied by a guide. Proceed to the historical sites of the city such as Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), a drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Estate), Parliament House, and Secretariat building. Proceed to Jama Masjid, drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a traditional shopping hub. After sightseeing in the city, return to your Delhi hotel for the night.
Day 02: Delhi — Nagpur - Kanha -
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight for Nagpur. Once in Nagpur, you will drive to Kanha, which is about 260 kms away. The drive will take up to 5 hours. Upon arrival at the national park, check-in at your hotel. Kanha National Park was created in 1955 and is one of the larger wildlife parks in India. Spread out over 900 square kilometers, the park is a natural habitat of the Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears and hundreds of different species of flora and fauna. It is said that the jungles of Kanha were Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration for The Jungle Book. On your first day on the tiger trail, head out for an afternoon jeep safari. Stay overnight at the park hotel.
Day 03: Kanha -
Spend the first half of the day on a jungle safari. With more than 900 square kilometers to cover, and hundreds of species of animals and plants to see, your day will be filled with adventures. Overnight at the park hotel.
Day 04: Kanha — Bandhavgarh - 50 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive -
Start the day with a morning safari across Kanha and then drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. The 250 kms drive will take about 5 hours. Although one of the smaller national parks, Bandhavgarh has one of the highest population density numbers of Royal Bengal tigers. Once home to the white tiger, the park is now a teeming eco-zone populated by panthers, bisons and various species of deer. Upon arrival at Bandhavgarh, check-in at your park hotel for the night.
Day 05: Bandhavgarh -
Spend the first half of the day on a jungle safari. The flora of Bandhavgarh is mainly moist deciduous forest, although at higher altitudes one may come across mixed forests. Overnight at the park hotel.
Day 06: Bandhavgarh — Khajuraho - 270 Kms / 6 Hrs Drive -
After a morning safari at Bandhavgarh, drive to Khajuraho, approximately 270 kms away. The drive should normally take 6 hours. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho is a popular destination for tourists. This small temple town is home to one of the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples constructed in the medieval age, famous for the erotic sculptures carved on the outer temple walls. Upon arrival in Khajuraho, check-in at your hotel and spend the night.
Day 07: Khajuraho — Orchha - 4 Hrs Drive »
Have a leisure breakfast, then later travel to Orchha, historical Bundelkhand Empire Capital. Visit picturesque River Betwa, Jahangir Mahal, Orchha Fort, Rai Parveen Mahal, and SatyaNarayan Temple. You are surely going to like this calm and relaxing city with beautiful temples. Overnight at a hotel in Orchha.
Day 08: Orchha — Agra - 3 Hrs Drive »
In the morning, travel around the Betwa River and Orchha Village. Later, go to Agra, visiting Gwalior palaces and forts along the way. After arriving in Agra, visit the Red Fort and Etmaudullah’s Tomb. Later, take a walk in the Old City. The rest of the day is at your disposal for leisure. Overnight at a hotel in Agra.
Day 09: Agra - Ranthambhore - 4 Hrs Drive »
Dawn-view visit of Taj Mahal to witness the wonder of marble that seems to change colors as the sun rises. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is best viewed and enjoyed in this non-chaotic and less crowded time of the day. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. After visiting the Taj Mahal, drive to Ranthambhore. On the way, visit Royal Fatehpur Sikri Mughal Capital. Ranthambhore National Park is rich in wildlife, including tigers, nilgais, jungle cats, muggers and pythons. You will stay the night at one of the park’s jungle lodges.
Day 10: Ranthambhore »
Take morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambhore. Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state. Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used to being stared at there. The park covers an area of approximately 400 square kms, and, if combined with the area of Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary Area, it is around 500 square kms. Ranthambore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957; in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger". In 1981, it was given the status of a national park. Overnight at your park lodge hotel.
Day 11: Ranthambhore — Jaipur - 3 Hrs Drive »
Welcome to the charming Pink City. Visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Later, you are free to visit Albert Hall Museum and Hindu Birla Temple. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning are visible at even the most common places, such as its squares and lanes.
Day 12: Jaipur — Delhi - 4-5 Hrs Drive »
Early morning visit of Wind Palace. Afterward, arrive at Amber Fort. Take the Elephant Safari from the bottom of Amber Fort to the top. You can also go to Jaigarh Fort and Tiger Fort. These forts displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. On the way back, visit Water Palace, which was a resting place for the kings in the past. An afternoon drive to Delhi will deliver you to your flight. Later, you will be transferred to the Delhi International Airport. Check-in for international flights begins 3 hours prior to flight departure time for economy class or 2 hours before business/first class.