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Taj Mahal with Wildlife Tour

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Duration : 14 days / 13 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Jhansi - Orcha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.

Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.

Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)

Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur (262km - 5hr)

Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

Optional : Chokhi Dhani - An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village Resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel. Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)

Day 03: Jaipur

Full Day Tour
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)

Tiger, Ranthambore National ParkDay 04: Jaipur - Ranthambore (145km -3hr)

Today we drive to Ranthambore National Park, bounded to the north by Banas River & to the Chambal River in the south. It is named after historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the park. The Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year 1955 by the Indian Government & was declared as Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973. It became National Park in the year 1980 & later in the year 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh & Keladevi sanctuaries, total area 1334 km.

It is famous for its tiger population & is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other Major wild animals found in the national park include the tiger, leopard, Nilgai, dholes, wild pig, Sambar, chital & the gaur. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds & reptiles.

In the Evening, we take a Jeep safari to try luck in spotting the Tigers. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Ranthambore (B,D)

Day 05: Ranthambore

Early morning today before Breakfast, we take Jeep Safari to the Tiger Reserve, since becoming one of the original areas under Project, the park has recovered much of its natural beauty & dry deciduous forest has been restored.

Later we visit the Ranthambore Fort, founded in the year 944 by the Chauhan Rajputs. After the defeat of the Chauhan king Prithviraj III by Muhammad of Ghori in the year 1192. It led by Govinda Raja, grandson of Prithviraj became the center of Chauhan resistance to the expanding Sultanate of Delhi. Later after many battles & rulers, it came in hands of Mughals Emperor Akbar in the year 1559. The fortress passed to the Kachhawa Maharajas of Jaipur in the 17th century & it remained part of Jaipur state until Indian Independence. The area surrounding the fortress became a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Ranthambore (B,L,D)

Day 06: Ranthambore - Agra via Bharatpur & Fatehpur Sikri (260 km- 6 hr)

Early morning drive to Agra via Bharatpur, erstwhile royal hunting retreat famous for its proximity to Keoledeo Ghana National Park, which has the largest concentration & variety of bird life in all of Asia. Stop by at Fatehpur Sikri, one of the capital cities of Akbar. This new capital came up in 1569. Upon arrival at Agra, check in at hotel. Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)

Taj Mahal, AgraDay 07: Agra - Jhansi (Train no.:2410 - 1715hrs-2008hrs) - Orcha (20 km - 30 mins)

Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under Great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal - Eternal Poetry of love, built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & the Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. After an early breakfast, visit Taj Mahal , followed by Agra Fort. Later in the afternoon take an excursion to Sikandra , Akbar's tomb.

Evening transfer to Agra station to board train for Jhansi, arrive Jhansi railway station our representative would assist you & transfer to Orcha. Overnight Hotel - Orcha (B)

Day 08: Orcha- Khajuraho (145 km-5hr)

Post breakfast visit Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Ram Raja temple in Orchha, further drive to Khajuraho. Overnight Hotel - Khajuraho (B)

Day 09: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh (200 km - 07 hr)

Early morning after breakfast visit Khajuraho temples built between 950 - 1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, a truly inspired burst of creativity. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. Matangeshwara temple is still in worship today, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition. Later drive to Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Bandhavgarh (B, D)

Bandhavgarh FortDay 10: Bandhavgarh (Two Safaris)

Early Morning & Afternoon jeep safaris of Bandhavgarh National Park, its much smaller than Kanha National Park, but claims to have the highest density of tiger population in India, reportedly between 46 to 52 tigers. There are also 27 leopards there. The park area is 448 sq. km. Evening free for nature walk. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Bandhavgarh (B,L,D)

Day 11: Bandhavgarh - Kanha (200 km - 5 hr)

Post breakfast departure for Kanha National Park, one of India's largest national parks, covering 1945 sq. km, including a core zone of 940 sq. km. Upon arrival check in hotel. Leisurely evening. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Kanha (B, L,D)

TOUR END




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