Day 01 : Arrive
Arrive Delhi international airport. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi City Tour
Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of
Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In
New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199,
Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a
modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House,
Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Check into hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the
world famous Taj Mahal and Fort. Overnight Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on
Day 04 : Agra Fatehput Sikhri - Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the old Mughal
capital built by emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and later abandoned due to
scarcity of water. Visit the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary or popularly
known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - featuring indigenous water birds as well
as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is inhabited by sambar,
chital, nilgai & boar. From October till December the indigenous water
birds nest in the acacia trees, sarus cranes nest around the lake. From
December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of
the sanctuary. Overnight in Bharatpur.
Day 05 : Bharatpur - Jaipur
Morning revisit the bird sanctuary. Later drive to Jaipur and check into
hotel. In the evening you may visit the colourful local markets. Overnight
Day 06 : Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the
Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. 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. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink
rose residential & business areas. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 07 : Jaipur - Ranthambore
Drive to Ranthambore wildlife park (130 kms / 2 hrs drive). This is
Rajasthan's first Project Tiger reserve & named after a 1000 year old
fort which stands in the park. It has an congenial habitat for the stately
sambar, the largest of all Asiatic deer. Tigers, chital, wild boar &
other animals are also found here. Woodland, ground and water-birds abound
the park including the uncommon red jungle fowl & varieties of eagles.
Water tank harbours marsh crocodile and python. Evening guided game drive.
Day 08 : Ranthambore
Morning and evening visit sanctuary. Overnight Ranthambore.
Day 09 : Ranthambore - Shivpuri
Drive to Shivpuri. Afternoon free for visiting the sanctuary. 156 square
kms in area, the Madhav National Park of Shivpuri is open throughout the
year. With a varied terrain of wooded hills, it offers abundant
opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife. The predominant species
that inhabits the park is the deer, the commonest of them being the dainty
chinkara, the Indian gazelle and the chital. Other common species are
nilgai, sambar, blackbuck, sloth bear, leopard and the langur. Overnight
Day 10 : Shivpuri Orchha - Khajuraho
Drive to Khajuraho. Enroute visit the famous Orchha temples. Upon arrival
check into hotel.
Day 11 : Khajuraho
The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between
950 AD and 1050 AD. Visit the Eastern and Western group of temples.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Khajuraho Bandhavgarh
Drive to Bandhavgarh. On arrival check into hotel. Evening game drive. Its
steep cliffs, rocky hills covered with 44884 hectare of dense sal &
bamboo forests makes it an ideal terrain for tigers. Other animals are the
blue bull, panther, wild boar, gaur, chital sambar, chinkara, barking deer,
bear etc. The avian life consist of paradise fly-catcher, Malabar pied
hornbill, orange headed ground thrush etc. Overnight Bandhvgarh.
Day 13 : Bandhavgarh
Morning & evening game viewing inside the park. Overnight in
Day 14 : Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Drive to Kanha. Kanha is a wild country where huge trees of bija, haldu,
dense sal, and bamboo thickets form lush forests. The forest is home of a
variety of wildlife and offers unrivaled scope to keen photographers of
Indian wildlife. The magnificent gaur and the rare barasingha are prime
attractions. With its large population, the tiger is easily sighted from
elephant back or open jeeps. Overnight Kanha.
Day 15 : Kanha Jablapur Mumbai by
Morning and game view inside the park. Later drive to Jabalpur railway
station to board train for Mumbai. Overnight on board.
Day 16 : Kanha - Bombay (Mumbai)
Arrive Mumbai in the afternoon. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Day free
for leisure or for own activities. Overnight Mumbai.
Day 17 : Mumbai / Onward Destination
Morning cruise across Mumbai harbour to Elephant rock cut caves. Afternoon
visit visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of
Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach,
Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India, drive
through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Evening
transfer to airport to board your onward flight.