Duration: 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Int'l airport, you will be met by Indian Horizons representatives and transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel and relax.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.
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Day 02: Delhi - Sawai Madhopur
After breakfast at the hotel, on time transfer to the railway station for train to Sawai Madhopur (400 km-6 hr).
Located amidst picturesque surroundings of the Aravallis and Vindhyas mountain ranges, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is perhaps the best place in the world to see a tiger in his own natural habitat.
Upon arrival meet and transfer to the forest lodge/resort in Ranthambore. Evening free at leisure. Just relax at the resort or watch some slides on the tiger. Dinner and overnight stay at forest lodge/resort in Ranthambore.
Day 03: Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. Take a morning and evening jeep or elephant safaris for tiger tracking and wildlife viewing.
Dinner and overnight stay at the forest lodge/resort.
Day 04: Ranthambore - Bharatpur
After breakfast at the resort, we drive to the world-famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (400 km-6hr).
Also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur is home to over 375 species of birds including the world-renowned Siberian Cranes, who are special guests of the park during winters. Situated at just 60 km from Agra- the city of the Taj Mahal, Bharatpur is also a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. Popularly referred as the "Ornithologists Paradise," the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a perfect haven for ducks, herons, storks, open bills, spoonbills, egrets, cormorants, white ibis and birds of prey.
Arrive at Bharatpur and check in at the hotel/resort. After freshening up take an exciting Rickshaw ride for bird watching. The Rickshaw drivers have been trained by the forest department and can be quite helpful in bird watching in the park. Return to the lodge in the evening and relax. Dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Lodge/Resort in Bharatpur.
Day 05: Bharatpur - Agra
Enjoy an early morning Rickshaw Ride to explore the rich bird life of the park. Return for breakfast at the hotel. Later, we proceed to Agra (55km-1hr) by surface. Agra is world-famous for its fascinating Taj Mahal.
Arrive Agra and check in at the hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight will at Agra.
Day 06: Agra - Umaria (Bandhavgarh)
After breakfast, enjoy a memorable visit to the Taj Mahal on a battery van. The 17th century Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love and romance, is perhaps the most beautiful historic monument in the world. Later visit the magnificent 16th century Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah, which's interiors are considered better than the Taj.
Afternoon, in time transfer to the railway station to board an overnight train to Umaria. Dinner and overnight will be onboard the train.
Day 07: Bandhavgarh National Park
Early morning arrival at Umaria and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Arrive and check into the Forest Lodge/Resort.
Set amidst breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of the Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is one of the finest national parks and tiger reserves of India. Spread over an area of just 437sq km, the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including a large number of Tigers. Bandhavgarh National Park also shelters over 250 species of birds.
After freshening up, enjoy a full day jungle trekking (Two safaris) in the park for tiger tracking and wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Forest Resort.
Day 08: Bandhavgarh
Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle (Two safaris). Also enjoy an exciting trek to the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort, situated at an altitude of approx. 800 meters. Here you can see a 12-meter long statue of Lord Vishnu and three 12th century temples.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Resort.
Day 09: Bandhavgarh - Kanha
After breakfast at the resort, we drive to Kanha National Park (255 km-6 hr).
Described for its exceptional natural beauty by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great work "The Jungle Book," Kanha National Park is one of the finest national parks and tiger reserves of India. Stretching on an area of over 940 sq km amidst breathtaking surroundings of lush mountains and valleys, Kanha is home to an amazing variety of wildlife that includes the rare and endangered white tigers, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyenas, leopards, mouse deer, chausingha (four horned antelope), nilgai and porcupines to name a few. The park also shelters over 200 species of birds including water birds. Visitors can spot a wide variety of birds in Kanha including Drongos, Eagles, Peacocks, Treepies, Storks, Buzzards, Parakeets, Barbets, Woodpeckers and Pintail Ducks etc.
Arrive Kanha in the afternoon and check into the Forest Resort and relax. Dinner and overnight stay at the Resort.
Day 10: Kanha
After breakfast at the Resort, enjoy a full day jungle trekking (Two safaris) in the park for tiger tracking and wildlife viewing.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Resort.
Day 11: Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi
Enjoy a morning safari into the Kanha forests for nature trekking and wildlife viewing. After lunch, we proceed to Jabalpur by road (180 km-4 hr). Arrive Jabalpur and board an overnight train to Delhi.
Day 12: Arrive Delhi / Departure Transfer
Arrive at Delhi in the morning and check in at hotel for the day. Spend day relaxing at the hotel or spending time at local markets. Later, on time transfer to the Int'l airport to board a flight to onward destination or way back home.