Destinations Covered : Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur – Ranthambore – National Park – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park – Nagpur – Bombay
Duration : 15 Nights/17 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi by your international flight, transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: In Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Afternoon tour of New Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Early Morning drive to Agra and on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Agra visiting Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience.
Day 04: Agra – Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Bharatpur Check in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy a 2 hr cycle rickshaw ride in the Keolodeo Ghana national park.
Day 05: Bharatpur – Jaipur
Early Morning visit the bird sanctuary. Later drive to Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 06: In Jaipur
Morning tour of Amer Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
Day 07: Jaipur – Ranthambore
Day 08: In Ranthambore
Early Morning and late afternoon game drive in the park.
Day 09: Ranthambhore – Shivpuri
Morning drive to Shivpuri and on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit the sanctuary.
Day 10: Shivpuri – Khajuraho
After an early breakfast drive to Khajuraho enroute stopping at Orchha for lunch and sightseeing. On arrival in Khajuraho, check in at hotel.
Day 11: In Khajuraho
Full day tour of the temples of Khajuraho.
These world famous temples were built by the Chandelas between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The important ones are Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath & Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of Temples. Parasvanath Temple is the only exisiting Jain Temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum. The Javeri Temple is dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
Day 12: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh
After an early breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh and on arrival check in at a jungle resort. Afternon a game drive in the park. Bandhavgarh is a must see destination on a wildlife travel itinerary of India. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for having the highest density of Tigers of any National Park in India. It is also known for its population of rare White Tigers.
Day 13: In Bandhavgarh
Early Morning and afternoon game drives in the park.
Day 14: Bandhavgarh – Kanha
After an early breakfast drive to Kanha and on arrival check in at a jungle resort. Afternoon game drive in the park. Kanha National Park is considered one of the best National Parks in Asia. This is the area in which Rutyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book is set. Kahna provides a home to a significant number of tigers. The park is also known for successfully rescuing the Swamp Deer or Barasingha from the brink of extinction.
Day 15: In Kanha
Early Morning and afternoon game drives in the park
Day 16: Kanha – Nagpur – Mumbai
Drive to Nagpur airport in time to connect flight to Mumbai and on arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 17: In Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai.
Day 18: Mumbai – Depart
In time transfer to airport to connect onward flight.