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Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore NP – Bharatpur bird sanctuary – Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho – Panna NP – Bandhavgarh NP – Kanha NP – Pench NP – Tadoba NP

 

Delhi arrival , Day 01

Our representative will receiving you at the airport like a VIP as soon as you come out of the aircraft, walk you through immigration and baggage reclaim and take you to your car and transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel

Delhi , Day 02

Late morning, we will go for a half day sightseeing tour of Delhi.  The highlight of this tour is a ride on a cycle rickshaw, a 3-wheel cycle with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a fun way to explore and photograph the
vitality and colour of the narrow winding streets bursting with people, and the pavement shops selling wares of every description.
Evening we will go to a traditional Indian restaurant for dinner.
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast & dinner)

Delhi – Jaipur by flight , Day 03

Departure by jet airways 9W 2257 @ 10.20AM, arrival Jaipur @ 11.30AM
Early breakfast then we transfer to the airport to board your flight to Jaipur.  Upon arrival, we will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
After lunch, we will visit Amber Fort, the former capital of royal Jaipur. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11 km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills.
Our guide will elaborate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
We will also drive pass Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled women of the royal court could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens.
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast)

Delhi – Jaipur by flight , Day 04

Early breakfast, we will drive to Ranthambore.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
Later enjoy a buffet lunch at the hotel.
Located on the intersection of Aravali and Vindhyas, Ranthambore National Park is approximately 11 km from Sawai Madhopur. Once a princely game preserve, Ranthambore is the best location to catch sight of the tigers in their natural habitat. The geography of the park ranges from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to sharp and conical hills of the Aravali. Having a unique topography, the jungle is scattered with grasslands at the plateaus, pastures in gorges and flourishing foliage around the canals.
Late afternoon an open jeep drive in Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary – one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.
Late afternoon games drive in Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary on open jeep – one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.
Overnight at the hotel (All meals)

Ranthambore NP , Day 05-06

Early morning and late afternoon safaris into the wildlife sanctuaty on an open Jeep (Zone I – IV) We will also visit Ranthambore Fort. Late afternoon a further drive in Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary on open jeep (Zone I – IV).
2 nights at the hotel (All meals)

ARanthambore – Bharatpur , Day 07

After breakfast, we drive to Bharatpur.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.Brief rest followed by bird watching at Keoladeo Ghana National Park.  With its paved walkways, cycle-rickshaws, cycling-tracks and, best of all, an abundance of easy to approach birds, this park is a paradise for bird watchers. It’s famous for
the wintering western race of the Siberian Crane.  You will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of waterfowl and waders which congregate on the shallow marshy lakes of Bharatpur.
Rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast & Dinner)

Bharatpur – Agra , Day 08

After  breakfast and we drive to Agra.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Evening, we visit Taj Mahal at sunset when the rays of sun reflect off the glistening white marble of the monument. (closed on Friday)
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast)

Agra – Jhansi by train – Orchha , Day 09

By Bhopal Shtbdi 12002 in 1st AC, departure @ 8.11am, arrival Jhansi @ 10.45am
Early breakfast then we transfer to the railway station to board your train to Jhansi.  Experience the train ride in India, be prepared to have some fun adventures.
Upon arrival, we receive you at the station and drive to Orchha.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
Day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
Late afternoon, explore the magnificent temples, palaces and chatris which reveal tales of regal splendour, devotion and love.Orchha appears straight out of a fairy tale.
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast)

Orchha – Khajuraho – Panna National Park , Day 10

After breakfast, we drive to Panna and en route visit the famous erotic temples of the Kama Sutra in Khajuraho.  Witness the unique pattern of art and temple architecture reminding you of the rich and creative period it witnessed during the Chandella rule. It was the principal seat of authority of the Chandella rulers who adorned it with numerous tanks, scores of lofty temples of sculptural grace and architectural splendour. The local
tradition lists eighty-five temples but now only twenty-five are standing examples in various stages of preservation. The temples are built of fine grained sandstone, buff, pink or pale yellow in colour, except Chausath-Yogini, Brahma and Mahadeva which are built of granite
Continue to drive to Panna.  Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel (Breakfast & Dinner)

Panna NP , Day 11

Early morning, we go for tiger tracking into the wild when the jungle is waking up.  Later come back to the hotel for breakfast and lunch.
Go for a motorboat ride inside the park, watch the crocodile basking (if we are lucky)
Afternoon, we will go for another tiger trekking safari.
Overnight at the hotel. (All meals)

Panna NP , Day 12

Early morning, we have another tiger tracking expedition into the wild before returning to the hotel for breakfast and lunch.
Visit the Ken Gharial sanctuary. (Gharial is a group of crocodile-like reptiles with long, narrow jaws.)
Afternoon, we will go for our third tiger trekking safari.
Overnight at the hotel. (All meals)

Panna NP – Bandhavgarh NP , Day 13

Leisurely breakfast and drive to Bandhavgarh.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure / explore on your own.
Overnight at the hotel (All meals)

Panna NP – Bandhavgarh NP , Day 14-15

We will go for morning and afternoon safari (depending on availability of full day permits, we may be able to spend the whole day in the jungle)
2 nights at the hotel (All meals)

Bandhavgarh – Kanha NP , Day 16

Leisurely breakfast and drive to Kanha.  Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
The picturesque Kanha National Park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book.  By far the most striking features of this region are the open grassy meadows, where sighting blackbuck, swamp deer, sambhar and chital is common. And, if one
can transcend into time, a barefooted Mowgli would perhaps come padding along the dusty trail.
Rest of the day is at leisure / explore on your own.
Overnight at the
hotel (All meals)

Kanha NP , Day 17-18

We will go for morning and afternoon safaris (if we manage to get a full day permit, we can spend whole day in the jungle)
2 nights at the hotel (All meals)

Kanha NP – Pench NP , Day 19

Leisurely breakfast then we drive to Pench.  Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
Located to the south of the Satpura hills, this national park is named after the river Pench which streams through the area. This is the 19th project tiger reserve in India and was affirmed in 1992.
It has a tropical, moist deciduous forest. The prey
concentration is highest along the banks of the river Pench.  Let’s try our luck to track the panther!
Rest of the day is at leisure / explore on your own.
Overnight at the hotel (all meals)

Pench NP , Day 20-21

We will go on morning and afternoon jeep safaris for tiger trekking, or maybe see a panther if we are fortunate.
2 nights at the hotel (all meals)

Pench – Tadoba NP , Day 22

Leisurely breakfast then drive to Tadoba.  Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is Maharashtra’s largest National Park with one of the highest densities of tigers in the country. A dry deciduous forest with a beautiful topography, Tadoba offers some of the best sightings of tigers, wild dogs, leopards and
other creatures.
Rest of the day is at leisure / explore on your own.
Overnight at the hotel (all meals)

Tadoba NP , Day 23

We will go for morning and afternoon safaris (if we manage to get a full day permit, we can spend the whole day in the jungle)
Overnight at the hotel (All meals)

Tadoba NP – Nagpur – fly to Mumbai , Day 24

By Jet airways 9W7134, departure Nagpur @ 17.10, arrival Mumbai at 18.35hrs, we strongly advise to book your international flights accordingly.
Leisurely breakfast and drive to Nagpur airport to board your flight to Mumbai in time to connect your onward flight.

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