Duration: 19 Nights/20 Days.
Places Covered: Delhi, Satna, Bandhavgarh, Khajuraho, Orchha, Shivpuri, Kota, Ranthambore, Sariska, Bharatpur, Agra, Delhi.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival, you will be met by our representative & transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Relax for the day.
Delhi, capital of India, is a vibrant city which presents a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
Day 02 - Delhi
Morning excursion to India Gate, a World War I memorial. Drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, residence of the President of India, Parliament House of the world's largest democracy and other government buildings. Visit Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayn Temple and Humayun's Tomb, architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi.
Visit the Jama Masjid, India's best-known mosque. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the lanes of colorful shopping Bazaar known as Chandni Chawk
Visit Red Fort, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century.
Visit Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Delhi / Satna (O/n Train)
After having lunch at the hotel transfer to the Railway Station to catch Mahakoshal Exp.
Day 04 Arrival Satna / Bandhavgarh
Arrive Stana early in the morning. Transfer to hotel. Proceed towards Bandhavgarh. Transfer to the Forest Lodge . On arrival check in at the Jungle Resort
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh National Park is very high compared to other wildlife reserves in India. Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger can be spotted. Other animals found in the Park are the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope). The sanctuary is also rich in bird life.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Resort.
DAY 05 : Bandhavgarh
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Forest resort. Morning and afternoon game drive into the sanctuary by Jeep/ Elephant.
The Forest Department has devised a system of spotting the tiger at this Park. Early in the morning, elephants and their "Mahouts" (drivers) are sent out into the jungle to spot the tiger. When a tiger is tracked, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the tourists in their jeeps. They are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush, to see the elusive Tiger. Overnight at the forest lodge.
Day 06 Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho
After taking breakfast at the Forest Lodge drive to Khajuraho. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 Khajuraho
Khajuraho, now a quiet place in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is a World Heritage Site. The place is famous for its world-renowned temples built by the Chandella rulers in the 10th century. Out of the 85 temples, only 22 survive today. Considered to be the wonderful feats of architecture, these temples caught the world's attention for their erotic sculptures.
Afternoon visit to the southern and eastern group of temples.
Day 08 Khajuraho / Orchha
Morning, visit the southern and eastern groups of temples. Parsvanath temple, of the eastern group, is the largest Jain temple. Kandariya Mahadev Temple of the Western Group, dedicated to Shiva, is the biggest of all the temples at Khajuraho.
Afternoon proceed to Orchha.
Founded in the 16th century by Bundela Rajput chieftain Rudra Pratap, Orchha is situated on the banks of the beautiful Betwa River. The places abound with several temples and memorials adding to the overwhelming feeling of nostalgia.
Visit to the Jehangir Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir. Proceed to Rai Praveen Mahal, a palace built by Raja Indramani for his paramour Rai Parveen. Her fidelity to the Raja was proverbial. Finish your trip by visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple and Ram Raja Mandir.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 09 Orchha / Shivpuri
Depart for Shivpuri, an animal reserve. It was earlier the summer residence and hunting area of the Maharaja of Gwalior. Today you see here the various animals in their natural habitat.
Dinner and overnight in Shivapuri
Day 10 Shivpuri / Kota
After breakfast drive to Kota. After arrival check-in in the hotel.
Visit the City Palace and a small museum which is the private collection of the ruler.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Kota / Ranthambore
Depart for Ranthambhore to to see the rare Indian tigers in full glory.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 Ranthambore
Early morning a jungle safari by jeep, and then return to your hotel for breakfast. Another jungle safari by jeep in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at the forest lodge.
Day 13 Ranthambore / Jaipur
Morning drive from Ranthambore to Jaipur (3.5 hrs drive). On arrival, check into hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
Day 14 Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to Amber Fort and Palace with joy ride on an elephant. Drive past Hawa Mahal, popularly know as the Palace of Winds, It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household, to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. Amber Fort, capital of the state of Jaipur until 1728, is set on a hill. It has halls of public and private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors), and various marble palaces that exemplify the medieval Rajput architecture. At the entrance of the palace is the Temple of Amba, matron deity of the Royal family.
Afternoon visit to Jaigarh and Nagargarh forts. Also take a trip to Jantar Manter (the observatory) built by the founder of the city of Jaipur.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 Jaipur / Sariska
Morning leave Jaipur for Sariska (National Park under Project Tiger) by road. On arrival check in to hotel. Afternoon Jungle Safari in the park. Evening enjoy the folk dances.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 Sariska
Another Jungle Safari in the park.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17 Sariska / Bharatpur
Depart by surface for Bharatpur. On arrival transfer to the Hotel.
Day 18 : Bharatpur - Agra
Morning visit to the Bird Sanctuary by cycle Rickshaw. Afternoon drive to Agra. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 19 Agra / Delhi
Morning excursion to Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Construction of the mausoleum was started by Akbar and completed by his son emperor son Jehangir. Visit Itamad-Ud-Daula's tomb, in many ways precursor to the Taj Mahal. The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, wife of Jehangir in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-din Beg, in 1622-25.
Visit the Agra Fort. Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.
Return to hotel and after checking out of the hotel transfer to the Railway Station and take a train for Delhi. Reach Delhi and cheek in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 20 Delhi / Out
Morning visit to Cannaught Place, heartthrob of Delhi and also its shopping hub. Return to the hotel and after checking out of the hotel proceed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight for your ongoing destination.