WILD AND URBAN JUNGLE JAUNTS
Experience the vibrant culture and the allure of India’s iconic cities; track the elusive tiger with safaris in the jungles of Central India.
From USD 5515 Per Person
From the Gateway to India in Mumbai to the peerless Taj Mahal in Agra and marvel at the temples of Khajuraho, ride elephants, sight tigers and stay in former palaces.
Sightseeing and local guides.
Breakfast & room inclusive of taxes.
All meals at Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger reserve.
03 Sharing Jeep Safaris at Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh & Kanha.
Service of a naturalist at Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
Hotels 5 star category mixture of boutique and heritage hotels.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
Evening dance performance at Agra.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
All domestic Flights
All the entrance fee to the monuments.
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All National Parks are closed from 01 June to 30 September every year.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi - Agra
Today, visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Agra Fort and the immortal Taj Mahal. Flawless in its proportions and breathtaking in its beauty, the Taj Mahal is a peerless treasure. Visit when the rising sun lends it a warm pink tint. Continue to the impressive Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble. Overnight Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Day 03 :- Agra - Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and later abandoned due to scarcity of water.Visit the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary - featuring indigenous water birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is inhabited by sambar, chital, nilgai & boar. From October till December the indigenous water birds nest in the acacia trees, sarus cranes nest around the lake.From December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight Bharatpur.
Day 04 :- Bharatpur - Jaipur
Morning continue with the visit of the bird sanctuary. Later drive to Jaipur. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05 :- Jaipur.
Explore the Amber Fort, with its Mughal-style façade, and later, ride an elephant through the countryside. Visit Jantar Mantar and view the nearby Palace of the Winds. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 :- Jaipur - Ranthambore
Drive to Ranthambore. This is Rajasthan's first Project Tiger reserve & named after a 1000 year old fort which stands in the park. It has an congenial habitat for the stately sambar, the largest of all Asiatic deer. Tigers, chital, wild boar & other animals are also found here. Woodland, ground and water-birds abound the park including the uncommon red jungle fowl & varieties of eagles. Water tank harbours marsh crocodile and python. Evening game drive. Overnight Ranthambore.
Day 07 :- Ranthambore
Morning and evening visit sanctuary. Overnight Ranthambore.
Day 08 :- Ranthambore - Shivpuri
Drive to Shivpuri. Afternoon free for visiting the sanctuary.156 square kms in area, the Madhav National Park of Shivpuri is open throughout the year. With a varied terrain of wooded hills, it offers abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife. The predominant species that inhabits the park is the deer, the commonest of them being the dainty chinkara, the Indian gazelle and the chital. Other common species are nilgai, sambar, blackbuck, sloth bear, leopard and the langur.Overnight Shivpuri.
Day 09 :- Shivpuri - Khajuraho
Drive to Khajuraho. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho & has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 10 :- Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Drive to Bandhavgarh. Evening game drive. It's steep cliffs, rocky hills covered with 44884 hectare of dense sal & bamboo forests makes it an ideal terrain for tigers. Other animals are the blue bull, panther, wild boar, gaur, chital sambar, chinkara, barking deer, bear etc. The avian life consist of paradise fly-catcher, Malabar pied hornbill, orange headed ground thrush etc. Overnight Bandhvgarh.
Day 11 :- Bandhavgarh
Morning & evening game viewing. Overnight Bandhavgarh.
Day 12 :- Bandhavgarh - Kanha
Drive to Kanha. Kanha is a wild country where huge trees of bija, haldu, dense sal, and bamboo thickets form lush forests. The forest is home of a variety of wildlife and offers unrivalled scope to keen photographers of Indian wildlife. The magnificent gaur and the rare barasingha are prime attractions. With its large population, the tiger is easily sighted from elephant back or open jeeps. Overnight Kanha.
Day 13 :- Kanha
Morning and evening visit sanctuary. Overnight Kanha.
Day 14 :- Kanha - Bombay (Mumbai)(Fly)
Drive to Nagpur airport in time for Mumbai flight. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight Mumbai.
Day 15 :- Mumbai - Departure
Explore the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. View the Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry. Evening transfer to airport.
This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
All National Parks are closed from 01 June to 30 September every year.
Validity: 1st Oct - until 31st March, each year.
*All National Parks are closed from
01 June to 30 September every year.