Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Agra – Umaria Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Pench – Nagpur – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive at Delhi
Upon arrival at New Delhi meeting and assistance with our correspondent and transfer to the hotel of our choice. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
After having breakfast at hotel, followed by a full day guided tour to Old Delhi & New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in World War 1), Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy’s residence), Parliament house and Government buildings, and the Lakshminarayan Temple/Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Sawai Madhopur – Ranthambore
Early morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to railway station to board train to Sawai Madhopur. Arrive at Sawai Madhopur Junction. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Evening jungle jeep or canter safari in Ranthambore National Park. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Ranthambore National Park
Morning and evening jungle safari in the national park. Dinner and overnight stay at resort.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India, covering an area of 392 km². It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The best times for tiger sightings at Ranthambore National Park are in November and May. The park’s deciduous forests are characteristic examples of the type of jungle found in Central India. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India.
Day 05: Ranthambhore Park
Enjoy a game drive early in the morning. Return to your resort for breakfast. Visit the Ranthambore Fort, and the Ranthambhore School of Art. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive.
Day 06: Ranthambore – Jaipur
Enjoy a game drive early in the morning. Return to your resort for breakfast. Drive by private a/c car to Jaipur. Stay overnight at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur
Morning enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort which is ascended on elephant back. Afternoon enjoy city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Sawai Man Singh Museum, Hawa Mahal and the colourful bazaar of the Pink city. Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra, visiting bharatpur bird sanctuary and fatehpur sikri on the way. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 09: Agra – Umaria
Today morning, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Agra covers all interesting and important tourist spots includes the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), Agra Fort and the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah.
In afternoon transfer to railway station to connect Kalinga Utkal Express (second air-conditioned sleeper class) board the train at 1550 hrs to Umaria. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train, arrive Umaria early morning. On arrival at Umaria railway station meet our company representative and drive to Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 10: Umaria – Bandhavgarh National Park
Arrive Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival check in at prebooked hotel / resort.
Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the National Park, a wildlife retreat where history and nature meet. Bandhavgarh is set amidst the Vindhyan ranges. The park has a series of ridges running through it. This park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world’s zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. Apart from Tiger Bandhavgarh has Chinkara, Nilgai, Chausingha, Jakal, Rhesus Monkey, Langur, Porcupine Ratels, Sloth Bear, Wolf, Chital, and Sambar etc. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys. Evening jungle safari in the Park. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. Overnight at resort.
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 jungle activities including a game drive and elephant safaris.
Day 12: Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and afternoon game drive to view the wildlife. Overnight at resort.
Day 13: Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park
After breakfast drive on to Kanha National Park. Drive deep into this sanctuary surrounded by tall Sal trees forest. On arrival transfer to Kanha Jungle Resort for overnight.
Day 14: Kanha National Park
Morning and evening jungle excursion, nature walks and Elephant rides in the National Park to observe the large herds of the rare Barasingha and Swamp deer. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 15: Kanha National Park – Pench National Park
Morning enjoy a game drive in the National Park. After breakfast drive to Pench National Park (approximately 4 hours driving distance). Arrive Pench National Park and settle in your resort.
Pench National Park situated along the border of Maharashtra. The National park is named after “Pench” river which flows through the park and provides a playground for water bird. 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 India’s most important and successful conservation efforts.
Day 16: Pench National Park
Enjoy full day of jungle activities, including Boating in Pench river, walking safari, try your hand at Golf in the Camp premises. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 17: Pench National Park – Nagpur – Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Nagpur (95 kilometres, approximately 2 hours driving distance) to board your flight to New Delhi. Met upon arrival and transferred to your pre-booked hotel for the day.