Search of Tiger (13 Nights/ 14 Days)
Destinations: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Umaria – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Nagpur – Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial.Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur ( By road 270 kms: Approx 5 hrs )
Morning drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sight seeing tour of Jaipur covering:
CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Relax in the evening or visit the markets. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur – Ranthambore ( By Road 150 Kms: Approx 3 Hrs )
After breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Later drive to Ranthambhore-at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with nature for a luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle.
Arrive ranthambhore and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in ranthambhore.
Day 05: Ranthambore
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch a second visit in the national park. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 06: Ranthambore – Agra ( By road 250 Kms: Approx 6 hrs )
Early morning visit the jungle again. Later after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive agra & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Ranthambore national park, tiger, wildlife.
Day 07: Agra – Umaria (Bandhavgarh) By train
After breakfast visit :
TAJ MAHAL – Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Also visit AGRA FORT – Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Later transfer to railway station to board the train to UMARIA. Overnight in the train.
Day 08: Arrive at Bandhavgarh
Reach Umaria and transfer to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of Tigers. This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting – otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between). Night stay in Bandhavgarh.
Day 09: Bandhavgarh
Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between). Night stay in Bandhavgarh.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh – Kanha ( by road 255 kms: Approx 6 hours )
After breakfast drive to Kanha.This is the place that has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book “The Jungle Book”. Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the “Project Tiger” at Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha. Arrive Kanha & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kanha.
Day 11: Kanha
After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between)
Night stay in Kanha.
Day 12: Kanha – Nagpur ( By Road 240 km: Approx 5 hrs )
Morning proceed for the morning safari into forest , later drive to Nagpur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Nagpur.
Day 13: Nagpur – Delhi ( By flight )
Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Spend day the relaxing at the hotel or spending time at local markets. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 14: Departure
Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.