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Classical North with Wildlife


Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Bharatpur – Agra – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – New Delhi (13 Nights / 14 Days)



Day 01        Arrive Delhi


Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 02        Delhi


In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of the Old Delhi - a multi - layered city. Our first stop is the Red Fort built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan when he shifted his capital from Agra. A short drive brings us to the Great Mosque - The Jama Masjid. Drive on to see the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.



Afternoon Sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar - the tallest stone tower in India built in 1191 AD. Chhatarpur Temple - the most popular Hindu temple with blissful tranquility and serene ambience. Continue to Humayun's Tomb believed to have been designed by his widow.  Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. Also visit the Bahai Temple - a lotus shaped structure. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.



Evening at leisure to explore the local market. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 03        Delhi – Jaipur (Drive: 265 kms / 6 hrs)                


Check-out of the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.



Later in the afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur and visit the City Palace is a visitors delight. Within the walls are several Palaces and museums resplendent with collections of the princely era. The Outdoor Observatory – the Jantar Mantar- built in 1726 by Jai Singh, a notable astronomer King. It houses instruments of astonishing accuracy, which give accurate predictions to this day. Drive to the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), a five story high Palace having a facade of windows and latticed screens which allowed the Ladies of the Court, in bygone days, to sit and view the streets of the city.



Evening at leisure to explore the local market. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 04        Jaipur


Morning proceed excursion to the Amber Fort which is perched on a hill.  An Elephant transports us inside the fort which houses a Marble Palace, Temple of Victory and a Hall of Mirrors.



In the afternoon lose yourself free in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel



Day 05        Jaipur – Ranthambore (Drive: 115 km / 3 hrs)


Check-out of the hotel and  proceed to Ranthambore. Arrive & check-in at Hotel.



Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. The Park which covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.



Ranthambore national park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its `friendly' tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.



Later in the afternoon proceed for a Jungle safari by Jeep into the national park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 06        Ranthambore


Enjoy jeep rides in the morning and in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel



Day 07        Ranthambore – Bharatpur - Agra                    


Morning check-out of the hotel and departure transfer to the railway station in time to board train to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur met at the station and proceed for a birding tour with naturalist. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, more popularly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has one of the most prolific bird life in the country. This national park takes its name from the god Keoladeo, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Today, the Park supports a population of 375 species of birds along with many mammals and reptiles. The most notable winter visitors to the Park are the rare Siberian Cranes, whose numbers have dwindled to only two over the years.



After the visit to the park proceed to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - A fascinating deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. Abandoned in a few years for lack of water.



Arrive Agra and check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 08        Agra - Umaria


Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal - built by a grief-stricken emperor, Shah Jahan, as a memorial of eternal love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort which perhaps offers the most moving view of the Taj Mahal from its octagonal tower situated across the River Jamuna, Itmud-ud-daulah etc.



Late afternoon check-out of the hotel and transfer to Agra Cantt railway station in time to board overnight train to Umaria. Overnight on board



Day 09        Arrive Umaria - Bandavgarh (Drive: 45 km / 1 hr)                


Early morning, arrive Umaria & transfer to Bandavgarh. Arrive Bandhavgarh and check-in at the resort.



The Bandavgarh National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 when the Maharaja of Rewa handed over the area to the government for its formation. The entire park covered an area of 106 square kilometers whereas it presently consists of an area of 448 square kilometers.



Afternoon proceed for a Jeep safari into the national park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 10        Bandavgarh


Enjoy morning and afternoon Jeep Safari into the National Park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the resort.



Day 11        Bandavgarh – Kanha (Drive: 240 km / 5 hrs)


Check-out of the hotel and proceed to Kanha. Arrive Kanha and check-in at the resort.



Kanha National Park, which is one of the most well known tiger reserves worldwide, is located among the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Its creation took place among, and after, a lot of turbulence and storm within concerned circles regarding rampant killing of wildlife in the area at the time. The central Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary way back in 1933 but got its status as a National Park in 1955. It covers a large area of 1,945 square kilometers, out of which 940 square kilometers form the main park. Arrive Kanha & transfer to the resort.



Day 12        Kanha


Enjoy morning and afternoon Jeep Safari into the National Park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the resort.



Day 13        Kanha – Jabalpur (Drive: 160 km / 4 hrs)


Jabalpur – New Delhi (Overnight Train)


Check-out of the resort and transfer to the Jabalpur railway station in time to board overnight train for New Delhi. Overnight on board.



Day14        Arrive Delhi


Departure Delhi


Arrive Delhi & transfer to the Hotel. Day free at leisure. Check-out of the hotel and departure transfer to the International airport in time to board flight for onward destination.



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