Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh National Park - Pench - Nagpur - Delhi
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
After your arrival in Delhi,you will be received by our representatives who will then take you to the hotel booked for you.Mostly it will be hotel Hans Plaza for two nights (First class modern hotel).
Day 2: Delhi
Enjoy a sight-seeing of Old Delhi in the morning.
It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It took 10 years from 1638-48 & about nine crores of rupees ( 90 million ) to complete it. It is made of red stone which perhaps has imported it it's name. The fort house several historical buildings done under the reputed architect Muramat Khan . Some chief sights within the fort are, Delhi Gate, Lahori Gate, Meena Bzaar, Justice Court, Hamaams Buraj, Moti Masjid, Hayat Bux Garden, Sawan Bhadon, Zaffer Mahal, Sah Buraj & Museum etc. Every evening light & music ( Son et Limmerie ) shows are exhibited at Red Fort.
It's 11/2 km away from Red Fort. This too was built by Shah Jahan the Mughal Emperor. The height of it's minarets enable one to have a panoramic view of the vastness of Delhi & its surroundings. Built up with red & black stone this mosqueis so large tat more than 20,000 persons at a time, can say their prayers in obeisance to almighty. It was built in 1650-56.
Commonly known as Purana Quilla was constructed by the great Afgan ruler Sher Shah Suri after 16th centry.Architectually, it is a splendid spcimen bult on the banks of river Yamuna. Outside the fort boating excursion arrangment is provided. Music & light shows are shown evening. It was, in this, in this fort that the Mughal emperor Humayun met his death.
Located on the eastern end of Rajpath this memorial was built in memory of martyrs of the 1st World War. Sir Lutyeus was the architect of this 42 meters high monument. it's construction was begun in 1921 & took 10 years to complete it. A gun & Helmet is displayed in the middle of this gate while a perpetually buringflame keeps playing homage to the wars martyrs.
It was constructed in 1655 AD by Begum Haji Begum the wdow of the earier Mughal Emperor Humayun oer hs grave. This is surrounded by a garden of Mughal days & several Mughal dignitaries had also been buried here.
It is believed to be tallest tower in the world which incidently is a matter of pride for India. This tower is 73 meter tall. According to a school of thought it was built by Prithvi Raj Chauhan who had it called ' Prithvi Laat ' , i.e. Prithvi Tower. But in AD 1200 when Qutubuddin Aibak successed in establishing Muslim rule in India the transformed Prithvi Tower into victory tower naming Qutab Minar after his name. He had incorporated in it beautiful Afghan architecture. Its first storeys are built with red-sand stone whie next 2 are built in marble.It's fist section was launched by Qutubuddin Aibak & the remaining section was completed after his death by his son-in-law & successor Sultan Altanush in AD 1236. The radius of this tower at its ground level is 14.32 meteres which tapers to 2.75 metres at its top. Beautiful decorations are inscribed with in this tower which surprise the on lookers. Even its situated 15 kms south of Delhi & is visible from afar.
Day 3: Delhi - Sawai Madhopur - Ranthambore
Morning assisted transfer to the rail terminal to board your train to Sawai Madhopur. Delhi - Sawai Madhopur - Golden Temple Mail - (second air-conditioned sleeper class) - 0715:131
Met upon arrival in Sawai Madhopur and transferred to your hotel in Ranthambore (12 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes driving distance)
Stay at Tiger Den for 03 nights. Wildlife Resort.
In the afternoon enjoy a game drive.
Day 4: Ranthambhore
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 presentments a historical past. Sambhar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and langoor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the day. Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chhatris or cupolas, like palaces of old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness.
Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, proceed on a game drive into the National Park.
Enjoy a game drive early in the morning. Return to your lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive.
Day 5: Ranthambhore
Enjoy a game drive early in the morning. Return to your lodge for breakfast. Visit the Ranthambhore Fort, and the Ranthambhore School of Art. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive.
Day 6: Ranthambore - Jaipur
Enjoy a game drive early in the morning. Return to your lodge for breakfast.
Travel by car to Jaipur (180 kilometres, approximately 3 ½ hours driving distance)
Stay at the Samode Haveli for two nights. (Standard Grade Royal Residence)
Day 7: Jaipur
Morning enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort which is ascended on elephant back.
Enjoy a sightseeing of the city in the afternoon.
(It includes Sawai Man Singh Museum, Jantar Mantar - Observatory, Hawa Mahal and the colourful bazaar of the Pink city)
Day 8: Jaipur - Agra
Travel by car to Agra (237 kilometres, approximately 5-6 hours of driving distance) visiting the Deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Stay at hotel for one night.
Day 9: Agra - Umaria
Enjoy a sight-seeing of the city in the morning.
(Including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the tomb of Itamud-ud-daula) Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Later in the afternoon assisted transfer to the Agra rail terminal in time to connect your overnight train to Umaria.
Agra - Umaria - Kalinga Utkal Express (second air-conditioned sleeper class) board the train at 1550hrs, overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train, arrive Umaria at 0616hrs.
Day 10: Umaria - Bandhavgarh National Park
Arrive Umaria at 0616 hours.
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to Bandhavgarh (32 kilometres, approximately 1hour driving distance)
Stay at Tiger Den Resort for three nights. Wildlife resort.
Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the National Park. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life. The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh National Park
The Forest Department has devised an ingenuous system of tracking the tiger at this Park. Every day, early in the morning, elephants and their "Mahouts" (drivers) are sent out into the jungle, in search of the Tiger. Once it has been sighted, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the visitors in their jeeps, who are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush, to see the elusive Tiger.
Enjoy full day of jungle activities.
(Including a game drive and an elephant safari)
Day 12: Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy full day of jungle activities. (Including a game drive and an elephant safari)
Day 13: Bandhavgarh National Park - Pench National Park
Morning enjoy a game drive in the National Park.
Return to your lodge for breakfast. Later travel by car to Pench National Park (380 kilometres, approximately 8 hours driving time) Check into Pench Jungle Camp for three nights.
Day 14: Pench National Park
Pench, setting of Kiplings Jungle Book, it is abeautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and Pench river. It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, panther, and many species of deer, wild boar, bison, wild dogs, a variety of monkeys and other animals besides some 250 species of birds. It is also part of Project Tiger, one of Indias most important and successful conservation efforts. Enjoy full day of jungle activities. (Including a game drive and an elephant safari)
Day 15: Pench National Park
Enjoy full day of jungle activities, including Boating in Pench river, walking safari, try your hand at Golf in The Park premises. (Including a game drive and an elephant safari)
Day 16: Pench National Park - Nagpur - Delhi
Morning after breakfast travel by car to Nagpur (95 kilometres, approximately 2 hours driving distance) to board your flight to New Delhi.
Park Timings :
( Winter ) 6 AM to 12 PM & 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM
(Summer) 6 AM to 10 AM & 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM