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17 Nights of perfect mix of wildlife, culture, history and tribes. Country side drives would leave you mesmerized for sure. You cuisines would be introduced to your palate.

A wonderful mix of Culture history and tribes of Central India would keep your curosity high. Bandhavgarh safaris would mesmerize you with scenic jungles and enthusiasm of spotting a tiger would keep you on your toes. Loose yourself in Ranthambhore history and wildlife. Fancy a ride in cultural gullys of Jaipur. Its all here.

Arrive New Delhi

Day 01
Arrive Delhi by an International flight. Welcome, meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel, handover and explain all travel related documents. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Drive to Jaipur

Day 02
After breakfast proceed for the half day city tour of Old Delhi. In the old city visit Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour in Chandni Chowk- the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity. Post Lunch drive to Jaipur 275kms / 5hrs drive. Check in at the hotel.

Flea markets in Jaipur

Day 03
This morning you will drive 11 km to the outskirts of the city to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. In the afternoon visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir-hunting in the evening. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Drive to Ranthambhore

Day 04
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Lunch at the resort. Afternoon game drive to the National Park in an open vehicle. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Inside Ranthambhore

Day 05
Morning & evening game drives in the park. Meals at the resort. Overnight at the hotel in Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Infact for a keen bird watcher Ranthambhore and the surrounding area is a paradise. Some interesting resident species of birds are large Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, Bronzed winged Jacana, Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nightjar, Painted Sandgrouse, Great horned owl and many more regular winter migrants which come from their nesting ground north of Himalayas to Ranthambhore and surrounding areas.

Drive to Agra

Day 06
Morning game drive to the national park and after breakfast drive to Agra 265 kms / 5 hour drive. Enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient abandoned Moghul capital. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar's spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.

Drive to Delhi

Day 07
After breakfast, proceed to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice. Later proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. [The Taj is closed on Friday]. Later drive to New Delhi 220kms/4 hours drive. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

Fly to Kanha

Day 08
In the morning transfer to the airport to board a flight at 0520hrs to arrive Raipur at 0705 hrs. Met at the airport and drive to Kanha National Park, 210kms, 4 hour drive. Lunch at the resort and afternoon game drive to the national park. Kanha is located right in the heart of India, which also gives you an opportunity to experience the rural, tribal, and agricultural parts of India.

Blissful Kanha

Day 09 -10
Wake up at 0500hrs, tea coffee with biscuits, and proceed for the morning safari to the National park. Kanha's sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor which form the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). This is the original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha. Day 11 Wake up, and get ready for another day of adventure in the National park. The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon valley, respectively forming Kanha's western and eastern halves. By a special statute in 1955, Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of stringent conservation programmes have been launched, for the overall protection of the park's fauna and flora. Kanha boasts of about 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and the red-wattled lapwings.

Drive to Bandhavgarh

Day 11
Morning breakfast and depart for Bandhavgarh, 280kms, 6 hours drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. Lunch, afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Exploring Bandhavgarh

Day 12 - 13
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning and afternoon game drives into the sanctuary. We can also arrange an excursion to see the imposing fort that is located inside the sanctuary. This Fort, or “Garh”, from which the park gets its name, is fascinating and involves a relatively easy climb to the temple located on its summit, dedicated to Lord Rama. The view from here is equally fascinating. The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Bhadhavgarh which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort which is open to local public on only few days in the year. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. Day 14 & Day 15 Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D., the Vakatakas from the 3rd century A.D., From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve. This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights. At independence Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. After the park was created poaching and hunting was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them.

Drive to Khajuraho

Day 14
Morning game drive to the national park and after breakfast drive to Khajuraho 280 kms/6 hrs drive. On arrival check into the hotel. Later city tour of Khajuraho. The set of temples at Khajuraho celebrating Hindu religious thought in its mystifying variety of scope and inclusion stands distinguished from rest of the Hindu temples. The temples highlight the existential ethos in religion that venerates ‘Yoga’ and ‘Bhoga’. ‘Yoga’ is union of the self with the Almighty, while ‘Bhoga’ is the path to God through physical pleasure. The temples at Khajuraho, dedicated to physical love and pleasure are a testimony to this philosophy. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, Khajuraho is a prominent, must-see destination and its temples are India’s unique gift to the world as they capture life in every form and mood in stone. Evening Sound and Light show at Khajuraho. Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.

Fly to Varanasi

Day 15
Morning after breakfast visit the Eastern and Southern group of temples. The Parasvanath temple of the Eastern group is the group's largest Jain temple. The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Also visit the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Shiva and the Chaturbhuj temple of the Southern group. Afternoon transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Varanasi is one of India’s most important pilgrimage sites and the holiest of holy cities for Hindus. Known also as Kashi and Benaras, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities, and has been a centre of learning and culture for well over 2000 years. Evening : Visit the “Ghats” or bank of the Ganga River. This is a fascinating walk as you can experience the cultural ethos that guides the life of the pious. See the rituals that take place to the setting sun and the ablutions that are performed in the river.

Deep Varanasi

Day 16
Early morning : Take a boat ride at dawn down India's most sacred river, The Ganges. Sun rise at the holy river is a truly tranquil and breath taking sight with pilgrims standing waist-deep in water, praying to the rising Sun. See the famous Vishwanath temple with its spires covered with gold, dedicated to Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Return to the hotel for Breakfast Also visit Sarnath a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Singhpur, a village approximately one km away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the eleventh Tirthankara of Jainism, and a temple dedicated to him.

Fly back to Delhi

Day 17
Morning at your leisure to unwind and pack. Later transfer to airport to board a flight to New Delhi at 1015 hrs. Arrive New Delhi at 1150 hrs. Met at airport and transfer hotel. Transfer to International airport to board flight back home or onward destinations
USD2050 onwards
Option A - Minimum two travelers
Mid-range wildlife package On twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Ranthambhore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh on room, all meals and safari basis
  • 4 Exclusive jeep safaris in Ranthambhore

    5 exclusive jeep safaris in Kanha
  • 6 exclusive jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur

    All guide charges and monument fees in all destinations
  • Boat ride in Varanasi (choice between sunrise ride early morning or during the evening Ganges worship ceremony

    All land transfers and all currently applicable taxes
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USD3460 onwards
Option B - Minimum two travelers
High-end wildlife package On twin sharing basis Includes all applicable taxes
  • Accommodation in New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Ranthambhore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh on room, all meals and safari basis
  • 4 Exclusive jeep safaris in Ranthambhore

    5 exclusive jeep safaris in Kanha
  • 6 exclusive jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh

    Elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur
  • All guide charges and monument fees in all destinations

    Boat ride in Varanasi (choice between sunrise ride early morning or during the evening Ganges worship ceremony
  • All land transfers and all currently applicable taxes
Send Qury