Luxury Wildlife Tour
13 Nights / 14 Days
: Delhi - Corbett National Park - Dudhwa National Park
- Lucknow - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur
Day 1. Arrive Delhi .
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi including visits to Raj Ghat-
the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi (the Father of Nation), Red Fort, Jama
Masjid (universal mosque) Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and the fabled Chandni
Chowk (the Silver Street). 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 - Corbett National Park
Morning drive to Corbett National Park located on the bank of the river Ram
Ganga on the foothills of the Himalayas. Check in at the hotel. Overnight
Corbett National Park:
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the
majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is
famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. Corbett national
park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India's first national
park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a
variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey.
Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was
named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned
author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed
in setting up the this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project
Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one
of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
Day 3. Corbett National Park.
Morning and afternoon excursions in the wildlife park with one of the excursions
on elephant back. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4. Corbett National Park - Dudhwa National Park.
Morning depart from Corbett National Park for Dudhwa National Park. Another
sub-Himalayan jungle with many Swamp Deer, Tigers and a variety of birds.
On arrival check-in at the forest lodge. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5. Dudhwa National Park.
Morning and afternoon excursions in the wildlife park Overnight at Hotel.
Dudhwa National Park:
Also popular as a Tiger Reserve, this national
park is located in the district of Lakhimpur, along the Indo-Nepal border. Another
major attraction of this wild reserve is the Barasingha or the Swamp Deer, found
in the southwest and southeast region of the park.
Day 6. Dudhwa National Park - Lucknow.
Drive to Lucknow and check in the hotel. Rest of the day leisure. Overnight
"No city-except Bombay, the queen of all-was more beautiful
in her garish style than Lucknow," wrote Rudyard Kipling in Kim. Located
on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
From ancient times, the city is known for its silks, perfumes, jewellery, mouth-watering
cuisines, and nawabi etiquettes. In fact, Lucknow could be termed the cultural
centre of northern India where people are so polite that anyone would feel at
home. The classic example of 'pehle aap' (after you) shows how etiquette or
tehjib runs in the blood of the people of Lucknow. But the city is very much
able in accommodating the modernity, keeping the tradition and culture alive
Day 7. Lucknow.
Full day city tour of Lucknow visiting the Chota and Bada Imam Bara (with
one of the largest vaunted halls of the world), La Martiniere school. Evening
ride a tonga, horse drawn carriage through the Meena bazar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8. Lucknow - Varanasi.
Morning depart for varanasi by surface. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening
free at leisure or optional dance performance at an old mansion on the banks
of the river Ganges. 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 9. Varanasi - Khajuraho.
Early morning boat ride at the holy river Ganges and watch a sea of humanity
performing their daily rituals in the water. Later enjoy an sightseeing tour
of the city and transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho. On arrival
in Khajuraho check-in at hotel. 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 10. Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh.
Morning explore the architectural marvels of "the Khajuraho temples"
that are famous for their erotic carvings. Afternoon 4 hours drive (210 kms.)
to Bandhavgarh, a rich grassland jungle with a very high probability of Tiger
sighting. On arrival check-in at a jungle lodge. Overnight at Hotel. 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 11. Bandhavgarh.
Morning and evening excursions to the parks for wildlife viewing and tiger
tracking. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12. Bandhavgarh - Kanha.
Morning drive to Kanha National Park, which is famous for Gaur or Indian Wild
Buffalo. Enjoy an evening jeep excursion to the park. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13. Kahna.
Morning and evening excursions to the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at
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 14. Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi.
In morning after break fast transfer to Nagpur to board the flight for Delhi.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Later evening transfer to airport