India Wildlife Tour
19 Nights / 20 Days
Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur - Ranthambhor - Bharatpur -
Agra - Jabalpur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Day 1. Delhi.
Today upon arrival you will be welcomed with a Garland at the Airport. Later
transferred to the Hotel. Rest of the Day free for own activities. Overnight
at Hotel. Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates
the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been
witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books.
Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt. Today
as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments
which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to
the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of
1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi
has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said
that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires
a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi.
Day 2. Delhi.
Today you will make a sight-seeing Tour of Delhi Visiting Red Fort, Jama Mosque,
India Gate, Parliament Building, Qutub Minar .Later transferred to the Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3. Delhi - Sariska.
Today morning drive to Sariska another wild life park. On arrival transfer
to Lodge. In the afternoon visit the Park. Night at Lodge.
Sariska National Park lies in the Aravalli hills and is the former hunting
preserve of the Maharaja of Alwar. Sariska itself is a wide valley with two
large plateaus and is dotted with places of historical and religious interest,
including the ruins of the Kankwari Fort, the 10th century Neelkanth temples,
the Budha Hanumab Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park
office, and the hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh. The large Siliserh Lake
is at the north-eastern corner. The forests are dry deciduous, with trees
of Dhak, Acacia, Ber and Salar. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal
and are not as easily seen as those of Ranthambhor. The park also has good
populations of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine,
Striped Hyaena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes seen. The
forests are lush during and immediately following the monsoon, but during
the dry months of February May there is a shortage of water and in consequence
mammals are attracted to water holes. At this time of year visibility is good
because of the sparse foliage. Sariska is excellent for birdwatching and has
an unusually large population of Indian Peafowl.
Day 4. Sariska - Jaipur.
Today in the morning you will be Enjoying Sariska National Park. Later in
the afternoon you will make a drive towards Jaipur. Upon arrival transfer
to the Hotel.
Day 5. Jaipur.
Today you will make a Sight-seeing Tour of Jaipur Visting City Palace, Palace
of Winds, Observatory followed by Elephant Ride at Amer Fort. Later in the
evening you will Visit the Rajasthan's Ethnic Village Chokhi Dhanni. Overnight
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the ' Pink
City ' because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on
a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted
by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing metropolis is certainly a place
of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes. All through, Jaipur has retained
its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences - the mughal being
the most prominent. The region's strong cultural heritage is distinctly evident
even today. The city is a visitor's delight. From the intricate, delicate
looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic forms of the Jantar Mantar - an open air
observatory of outsized astronomical instruments, the Badi Chaupar lined with
shops and business establishments on both sides to the majestic fort-palace
at Amber; from the colorful fountains of life to the sublime Birla Temple;
from the architectural delight of the City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.
Day 6. Jaipur - Ranthambhor.
Drive Morning one more drive deep into the park then drive to Ranthambhore
National Park, which is rich in wildlife including tiger, nilgai, jungle cat,
mugger and python. Night at jungle Lodge.
Day 7. Ranthambhor.
Morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambhore. Overnight at Hotel.
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 here.The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km and if combined
it with the area of sawai man singh sanctuary area,it is around 500 Sq km.
Ranthambore national park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in
1974 it gained the protection of "Project Tiger". It got it's status
of a National Park in 1981.
Day 8. Ranthambhor - Bharatpur.
Drive from Ranthambhore to Bharatpur, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in
the world. The marshes here are home to over 360 species of birds including
the Siberian cranes that come to spend the winter here. Overnight at Hotel.
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo
Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species
as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds
and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai
The major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous migratory
birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and 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
Day 9. Bharatpur - Agra.
Today morning one more short visit the sanctuary. Later in time drive to Fatehpur
Sikri, built by Akbar the Great Mughal emperor around 1570 A.D. This magnificent
city was abandoned soon after its creation, perhaps because of shortage of drinking
water. Late evening arrive Agra and transfer to hotel for night stay. Agra is
famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World -the Taj Mahal.
The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces in Agra
is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was
their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a
comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and
soapstone by artisans who are hereditary craft persons. The city is also famous
for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Day 10. Agra - Jabalpur.
Today morning enjoy city sight-seeing of Agra, visiting Red Fort, Itimad-Ul-Daula
and the world famousmonument Taj Mahal. Later in the evening transfer to railway
station to train for Jabalpur. Overnight on board. Located at the centre of
the State of Madhya Pradesh in India , Jabalpur District, is one of thr most
important cities in the State . It is situated in the 'Mahakaushal ' Region
of the State and gets its name from history being the native land of the great
'Jabali Rishi'. The holy 'Narmada' river flows through the District which is
the major drinking water source for the District.There is a multipurpose 'Bargi
Dam' Project on this river. Known world-over for its 'Marble Rocks' and the
'Dhuandhar' water falls,the tourist site 'Bhedaghat' is also located in the
district. The 'Madan Mahal fort' is located in the City.
Day 11. Jabalpur - Kanha National Park.
Drive This morning on arrival our representative will meet you at the railway
station and transfer to Kanha National Park. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight
at Jungle Lodge.
There are numerous Tiger reserves in India, that are preserving
this ferocious beast, but nowhere can you see them as often, and as regularly
as in Kanha National Park.
Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park cum
Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. The major feature
of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape valley and
the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The Surpan River
meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover the extensive
plateau. Steep rocky escrapments along the edges offer breathtaking views
of the valley.
Day 12. At Kanha National Park.
Full day jungle activities seeing, spotted deer's, leopard, chital, jackals,
Indian Tigers and many kind of birds. Overnight at Jungle Lodge.
Day 13. At Kanha National Park.
Full day to explore the Jungle with all Activities.
Day 14. Kanha - Bandhavgarh.
Drive - 7 hrs Today morning in time drive to another Wild Life sanctuary.
On arrival overnight stay at Jungle Lodge.
Day 15: Bandhavgarh National Park
Full day for Jungle activities. Bandhavgarh is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya
Pradesh. Bandhavgarh consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area
of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating,
forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers The
density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India
Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of
Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers,
now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa,
not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly
east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys.
Day 16. Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho
Drive - 5 hrs Morning drive to Khajuraho. On arrival transfer to hotel for wash
and change. Later half day tour of Khajuraho temple. Overnight at hotel. Khajuraho,
once the great Chandela capital, is today a village of about a few thousand
people in the interiors of central India, in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
Tradition records the existence of eighty five temples, of which only twenty
five, strewn amidst lakes and fields, have survived. The temples at Khajuraho,
brilliant examples of medieval Indian architecture, were built under later Chandela
kings between AD 950 and AD 1050. Each ancient structure in India has a fascinating
story to tell. But few match the temples of Khajuraho.
Day 17. Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning city tour of Khajuraho, visiting eastern & Western Group of temples.
Later in time transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Overnight at
hotel. The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for
Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living
city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say it all: "Benaras is
older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice
as old as all of them put together". Hindus believe that one who is graced
to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle
of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi
are yet unknown. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away
the sins of mortals.
Day 18. Varanasi
This early morning sunrise boat cruise at holy river Ganges visiting Ghats
and seeing people taking holy dip and worshiping, followed by city tour of
Varanasi, visiting Monkey temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata mandir
and the famous Hindu University. In the afternoon an excursion to buried Buddhist
City at Sarnath. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19. Varanasi - Delhi
Morning at leisure. Later in time transfer to airport to board flight for
Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20. Delhi - Onward Destination
In time transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination.