While exploring the fabled jungles of India in search of the Bengal tiger, you can also encounter a full range of beautiful animals that inhabit the tiger’s world. Herds of deer (cheetal, sambhar, and swamp deer), gaur (impressive bovines larger than American buffalo), wild pigs, and acrobatic langur monkeys are the main prey.

The tiger is the apex predator but it shares the jungle with leopard, dhole (Asian wild dogs), spotted jungle cat, sloth bear, and jackals. Peacocks, rollers, hornbills, and bee-eaters are some of the many colorful tropical bird species. The Indian jungle is alive with the sounds and sights of the wild.

 

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Cultural Experience: Delhi - Taj Mahal - Jaipur

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : IN DELHI

Full day sightseeing of Delhi.

SIGHTSEEING OF OLD DELHI : Visit Jamma Mosque and drive through fabled Chandani Chowk,the main area of the old city, the Red Fort, built by the builder of the Taj Mahal – Shah Jehan, and famous for its delicately carved, inlaid and marbled Royal Chambers, Raj Ghat, where the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

SIGHTSEEING OF NEW DELHI : Visit Humayun’s Tomb aptly called predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Drive past Safdarjung’s Tomb, the Qutb Minar, 72 meters high and one of the perfect towers of the Persian islam Mosque stands the Iron Pillar which has stood the vagarues of the weather and not rusted over 1500 years. An orientation drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy area, Govt Building and Birla temple.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : DELHI/AGRA

Leave Delhi to Agra full day sightseeing of Agra, transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : AGRA/BHARATPUR

A.M : Sunrise visit Taj Mahal. After breakfast drive to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri.

FATEHPUR SIKRI: The deserted city of Emperor Akbar literally means ‘The City of Victory”. The
audience halls, palaces, and mosques are still perfectly preserved as are the tomb of Sheikh
Salim Chisti, Panchmahal and the Buland Darwaza.

Arrive Bharatpur by lunch time and transfer to THE BAGH.
After lunch visit the park.

Bharatpur : The marshes of Keoladeo, were the private hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Bharatpur.al. The park with covered in dry deciduous forests and extensive grasslands. On the raised ground outlining the wetlands grow a profusion of Acacia trees, where the resident water birds nest, often in large mixed colonies. It is also an excellent place to watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and Wild Boar

Overnight at THE BAGH.

Day 05 : BHARATPUR/JAIPUR

A.M : Visit Deeg Palace.

DEEG : This small town, contains the summer palace of the Maharaja of Bharatpur built in 1762 by The Maharaja of Bharatpur who had the temerity to attack the Red Fort. Some of the booty he carried off included an entire marble building which can still be seen. Deeg has other palaces/gardens laid out with fountains in the Moghul Style.

Afternoon drive to Jaipur, arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 06 : JAIPUR

Full day sightseeing of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : JAIPUR/DELHI

After breakfast drive to Delhi, transfer to airport hotel

Cultural Experience 2: Delhi - Taj Mahal - Jaipur - Udaipur

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : DELHI/AGRA

Leave Delhi to Agra, full day sightseeing of Agra, transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : AGRA/JAIPUR

A.M : Sunrise visit Taj Mahal. After breakfast drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.

FATEHPUR SIKRI: The deserted city of Emperor Akbar literally means ‘The City of Victory”. The
audience halls, palaces, and mosques are still perfectly preserved as are the tomb of Sheikh
Salim Chisti, Panchmahal and the Buland Darwaza.

Day 04 : IN JAIPUR

Full day sightseeing of Jaipur.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : JAIPUR/JODHPUR

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur ( apprpximately 5/6 hours drive), arrive and transfer to hotel.

P.M : Visit Mehrangarh Fort.

JODHPUR : Stands on a range of standstone hills surrounded by a strong wall nearly 10 kms (6 miles) in length, with seven gates. Dominating the city is an eminence surmounted by a massive fortress. In olden days, the fortress must have been well nigh impregnable, for the rocky bas on which it is built is scraped on every side. Within the walls are royal palaces with priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms.

MEHRANGARH FORT : Which straddles a steep rocky eminence that rises sheer over the desert valley with a sweeping view of the Marudesh, the land of the Dead. This red standstone fort was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha of the Rathore clan. The color and vibrancy of Rajasthan is seen here on a princely scale. Seven massive gateways lead into the walled city, with its temples and palaces, its gardens and lakes, and its bustling lanes and bazaars. Passing through cannon-scarred gateways and wall that carry the poignant palm prints of proud Rajput queens who immolated themselves on funeral pyres, we enter
A series of palaces and courtyards, the Pearl Palace, the Flower Palace, the Palace of Delight. Beautifully painted and delicately carved and ornamented, they house a royal collection of rare miniature paintings, silver howdahs, palanquins, armor and royal cradles.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : JODHPUR/UDAIPUR

After breakfast drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur – visit Ranakpur Jain Temple.

RANAKPUR : 160 kms from Udaipur, in a quiet isolated glen, is a remarkable complex of Jain Temples (1440 A.D). Built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha, these temples, though belonging to a late period 915th century), when the peak of the classical age was already past, are a unique example of Jain eccelesiastical architecture. The entire encslosure is encircled by a wall. One temple consists of 29 halls and 426 pillars full of sculptural decoration. No two pillars are alike here.

After lunch drive to Udaipur ( apprxoimately 3 hrs drive), transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : UDAIPUR

Full day sightseeing of City Palace , Lok Kala Mandal , Sahelion Ki Bari.

CITY PALACE: The huge City Palace, towering over the lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Most of the palaces manage to retain a surprising uniformity of design. Building was started by Maharana Udai Singh, the city’s founder. The Palace is surrounded by balconies, towers, cupolas and there are fine views over the lake and the city from the upper terraces. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied, although somewhat run-down, collections.

LOK KALA MANDAL : The interesting collection exhibited in this small museum for the preservation of folk arts includes dresses, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings and the high point of exhibits – Puppets.

SAHELIYON KI BARI : Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden, with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool are also worth a visit.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : UDAIPUR/DELHI

A.M : Free. P.M : Fly to Delhi, transfer to airport hotel.

India Wildlife Safari: Delhi -Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Bandavgarh

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi

Full day sightseeing of Delhi.
Drive past Jantar-Mantar Astronomical Observatory and through Connaught Place, New Delhi’s main shopping centre.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : DELHI/RANTHAMBORE

Morning train 5 hours to Ranthambore, receive and transfer to hotel.

P.M : Game viewing.

Day 04/05 : IN RANTHAMBORE

A.M & P.M : Game viewing.

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK : Ranthambore National Park is noted for its day light sightings of the Tiger which appears to be more diurnal and less shy here than in most other parts of the subcontinent. The park lies in the Aravali and the Vindhya range of hills and besides its importance as a heven for wildlife, is steeped in history. The park is dominated by the ruins of the 1,000 year-old Ranthambore Fort within whose compounds roam Leopard and other denizens of the forest. Nearby are three lakes-Raj Bagh, Padam Talav and is a shortage of water elsewhere. At that time of year the vegetation is not dense, which improves visibility and offers the best oppotunities for mammal watching and photography. Tigers have been known to pursue Sambar that tnter these lakes to drink and to wallow. Along the banks Marsh Crocodiles are occasionally seen sunning themselves during the winter. The forests are tropical dry deciduous, with trees of Ber, Babool, Katha, Jamun and Palash.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : RANTHAMBORE/BHARATPUR

A.M : Game viewing.
After game viewing transfer to railway station in time for train Golden Temple
Express to Bharatpur, depart Ranthambore at 1230 hrs, arrive Bharatpur at
1500 hrs, transfer to hotel.

Day 07 : IN BHARATPUR

Full day visit to the Park.

Bharatpur : The marshes of Keoladeo, were the private hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Bharatpur.al. The park with covered in dry deciduous forests and extensive grasslands. On the raised ground outlining the wetlands grow a profusion of Acacia trees, where the resident water birds nest, often in large mixed colonies. It is also an excellent place to watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and Wild Boar.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : BHARATPUR/AGRA

Morning drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri.
Arrive Agra by lunch time, transfer to hotel.
P.M : Visit Taj & Fort.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : AGRA/JHANSI/KHAJURAHO

After breakfast transfer to railway station in time for Shatabdi Express to Jhansi,
depart Agra at 0810 hrs, arrive Jhansi at 1040 hrs, sightseeing of Orchha and
continue to Khajuraho.

Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel.

Evening visit the temples.

Sightseeing of Khajuraho includes visit the temples of Khajuraho which are world famous not only for their symmetry and design, but also for intricate and erotic carvings on their walls. The main temples are Kandariya Mahadeo, Chitragupta, Parsvanath and the Ghantai.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : KHAJURAHO/BANDAVGARH

After breakfast drive to Bandavgarh ( approximately 6/7 hrs drive), transfer to hotel.

Day 11/12 : In Bandavgarh.

A.M & P.M : Game viewing.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : BANDAVGARH/DELHI

A.M & P.M : Game viewing.
Evening drive to Umaria (45 minutes) to take overnight train to Delhi,
depart Umaria at 2000 hrs, arrive Delhi at 1405 hrs, transfer to airport
hotel.

Day 14 : Transfer to international airport in time for flight to abroad.

India Wildlife Safari: Delhi - Kanha - Bandavgarh - Khajuraho

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel CLARIDGES or similar.

Day 02 : In Delhi

Full day sightseeing of Delhi.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : DELHI/RAIPUR/KANHA

Morning flight to Raipur, drive to Kanha ( approximately 5 hrs).
P.M : Game viewing.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04/05/06 : IN KANHA

A.M & P.M : Game viewing.

Day 07 : KANHA/BANDAVGARH

A.M : Game viewing.
P.M : Drive to Bandavgarh ( approximately 5/6 hours drive),
arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 08/09/10 : IN BANDAVGARH

A.M & P.M : Game viewing.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : BANDAVGARH/KHAJURAHO

Morning drive to Khajuraho.
Arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 12 : KHAJURAHO/DELHI

A.M : Visit the temples.

P.M : Fly to Delhi and transfer to airport hotel.

Day 13 : DELHI/ABROAD

Transfer to airport in time for flight to abroad.

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