DELHI-SAWAI-MADHOPUR-RANTHAMBHORE- FATEHPUR SIKRI-AGRA-KATNI-BANDHAVGARH-KANHA-NAGPUR (12 Days/ 11 Nights)
Indian National Parks provide ample opportunities to the visitors to have close encounters with the wilds. But what is so exquisite about the Indian National Parks is the variance that they are equipped with. Whether it comes to the flora, avifauna, and aqua fauna, or witnessing various wild forms in their natural surroundings on an elephant or inside a jeep, wild ventures are simply amazing! There is no dearth of wildlife in India and travelling through the varied wildlife habitats located in various regions of India make any wildlife lover crave for more. The attention-grabbers from the Indian Animal Kingdom include the Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros and the Indian Elephant.
Wildlife sanctuary and witnessing the wildlife therein can be quite an adventurous experience. Whether it is done while riding on an elephant’s back, or from a watch tower or from a boat, the thrill that one can have while spotting herds of wild elephants, deer and predators catching their preys in their natural habitat is much more exciting than watching a wildlife documentary on television.
Today arrival at Indira Gandhi international airport, meet and greet by our representative. Later, assistance and transfer to hotel.
Delhi – the capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city s rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis. Because of its location, being on the banks of the River Yamuna, many cities have risen and fallen over the last five millenniums.
Overnight in Delhi
Breakfast at hotel
Morning: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Drive pass historic RED FORT.
Very near the Fort is the JAMA MASJID (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan, take an interesting rickshaw ride through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk, which is adjacent to both the Fort and the Mosque. Also visit RAJ GHAT – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Later sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit the QUTAB MINAR, a Tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard stands the Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries.
Also drive past INDIA GATE, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to RASHTRAPATHI BHAWAN – the residence of the President of India, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Overnight in Delhi (B)
After late breakfast day is free until provide in time transfer to railway station to board the train to Sawai Madhopur.
Train Name / Number: Kota Janshatabdi / 12060
Departure from Delhi: 1320 Hrs
Arrival at Sawai Madhopur: 1802 Hrs
Proposed class: A/C Chair Car
On arrival at Sawai Madhopur railway station meet and greet by our representative and transfer to Ranthambhore. On arrival check in at the hotel.
With an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Gazelles, sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai, langoor, wild bull, the elusive leopard and tiger abound this sanctuary. Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness. Overnight in Ranthambhore (B/D)
Morning and evening game viewing at Ranthambhore National Park. Overnight in Ranthambhore (B/L/D)
Today you will transfer to Agra en-route visit of Fatehpur Sikri
It is 38 Kms from Agra and often referred to as abandoned Moghul capital. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar’s spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here.
Arrival Agra and transfer to hotel
Agra is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour 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 crafts persons. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes Overnight in Agra (B)
In the morning transfer to visit Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal – monuments of Love, (TAJ MAHAL REMAIN CLOSED ON EVERY FRIDAY ) which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Visit the Taj Mahal surely the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by Emperor Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Marble was brought from Makrana, near Jodhpur and precious stones of onyx, amethyst, malachite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jade, crystal and mother of pearl were carried to Agra from Persia, Russia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean.
In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them? Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Later visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Itmad-Ud-Daulaha’s tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father, Ghias-Ud-din Beg in 1622-25 AD. This ornate tomb is considered a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
After visit provide in time transfer to railway station to board the overnight train to Katni.
Train Details: –
Train Name / No Mahakoshal Express / 12190
Depart from Agra 1930 Hrs
Arrival at Katni 0935 Hrs* ( *Next Morning)
Proposed Class 2 tier ac sleeper
Overnight in Train. (B)
Morning arrival at Katni railway station followed by transfer to Bandhavgarh.
Arrival in Bandhavgarh and check-in at the hotel
Bandhavgarh is probably India’s densest tiger park. Throughout the journey, this is your absolute best opportunity to see the tiger. With its 105 km2, the park is relatively small. It is a hilly park with 400 meters height difference from the highest to the lowest point. The park has several valleys where a score of small streams flowing. Eventually, all streams flows into the River Son and finally in the Ganges.
The park’s highest point is 811 meters high hill, according to legend the place where the god Shiva placed his brother Laxman to scout the enemy in Sri Lanka. In Sanskrit means Bandhavgarh just “his brother continued.”
Provide afternoon safari. Overnight in Bandhavgarh (L/D)
Morning and evening game viewing at Bandhavgarh National Park. Overnight in Bandhavgarh (B/L/D)
Morning breakfast in hotel later drive to Kanha.
Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. It is spread more than 940 sq km in a horse shoe shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Mekal range the park presents a varies topography.
Provide afternoon safari in Kanha National Park. Overnight in Kanha. (B/L/D)
Morning & afternoon enjoy safari in Kanha National Park. Overnight in Kanha. (B/L/D)
Morning breakfast in the hotel later drive Nagpur airport to board the flight for New Delhi.
Sector Nagpur -Delhi
Flight Name and Number Indigo Airline / 6E-136
Departure Details 1800 Hrs
Arrival Details 1940 Hrs
Proposed Class Economy Class
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel for Overnight. Overnight in Delhi. (B/L)
provide in time transfer to International airport to board the flight for onwards journey………..(B)
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