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15 Nights of maximum chances of tiger photography covering North and central Indian parks

Tiger Safari in India Tour and Itinerary. Maximum Tiger safari opportunities. Duration of 15 Days and the tour would take you to Delhi – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Bandhavgarh and back to Delhi.

Arrive New Delhi

Day 01
Arrive Delhi by an International flight. Welcome, meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Exploring Delhi

Day 02
Visit the Old City of Delhi to see the historic Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque from the outside. See the colourful bazaar of Chandni Chowk and take a cycle rickshaw ride through the back streets of Old Delhi to get a first hand experience of the hustle and bustle of this traditional city. This ride through the small by-lanes will be most fascinating. Visit New Delhi, seeing the Qutab Minar, a tower of victory built in the 12th century and India Gate - the war memorial. Drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, the residence of the President of India, the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.

Train to Ranthambhore

Day 03
Morning transfer to the Railway station to board the train for Sawai Madhopur. Leave Delhi for Sawai Madhopur by Golden Temple Mail (0755/ 1310 hrs). Meeting and assistance on arrival at Sawai Madhopur Railway station and transfer to the Lodge.

Inside Ranthambhore

Day 03 -06
Ranthambhore - With an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the day. Day 04 Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness. Lunch at the lodge, visit the sanctuary by Jeep with an English speaking Naturalist. Day 05 Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in the Indian state of Rajasthan comprises distinct areas with varied conservation history and virtually separated geographically, with mere narrow corridors linking them to the core, Ranthambhore National Park. These are mainly, the Ranthambhore [Tiger, Ranthambhore National Park] National Park, Keladevi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. Day 06 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. Ranthambhore with an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambhore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor.

Drive to Jaipur

Day 06
Morning drive to Jaipur (170 kms). This journey is over very good roads, through rural Rajasthan and would take about 3 hours. On arrival check into the hotel. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan, is colour washed pink - the colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Pink City of fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues, is picturesque. The first planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall.

Drive to Bharatpur

Day 08
Morning drive to Bharatpur (176 kms). On arrival, check into the hotel. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary - the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia, in which over 400 species of water birds. The sanctuary covers an area of 40 sq. km of swampy, lightly wooded terrain that was once the private hunting and shooting preserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur. Today it is the protected breeding ground for many species of birds and also the home of migratory birds, especially of the Siberian Crane, that spends its winter here. Colonies of cormorants, spoonbills, storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ibis and grey herons can be spotted all over the park, besides a fairly rich habitation of deer and snakes. [The best time to visit the park is from October though March] The park can be explored either by cycle rickshaws (the drivers are all very capable naturalists) or by boats on the lake.

Drive to Agra

Day 09
Morning- Visit the Bharatpur Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary by cycle rickshaws (the rickshaw drivers are all very capable naturalists). Afternoon drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (12 kms) Fatehpur Sikri - This exquisite city built by Akbar the Great in 1569, in red sandstone, with its forts, palaces and mosques was abandoned 14 years after its creation due to political reasons. The Diwan-i-am - a vast courtyard in which the emperor gave daily public audience; Diwan-i-khas - a large quadrangle which contained all the major functions of the Palace, Pachisi court, the Emperors private living quarter, Jodha Bhai’s Palace, Mariam’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Hawa Mahal and Panch Mahal are some of the important buildings of this residential complex. The Friday Mosque and the exquisite tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti are in the religious grounds set aside in a separate enclosure adjacent to the secular buildings. Continue drive to Agra after visiting Fatehpur Sikri (49 kms). On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Train to Bandhavgarh

Day 10
Morning- Proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner. Later visit the Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World. The Taj is closed on Friday Afternoon - Transfer to Railway station to board the train for Umaria. Leave Agra for Umaria by Utkal Kalinga Express at 1540hrs. Overnight enroute on board the train

Arrive Bandhavgarh

Day 11
Arrive Umaria at 0600 hrs. A quiet little village that is gently awakening to the sounds of birds and cows. Arriving at this village, nestled in the “buffer zone” of the Bandavgarh National Park, is an experience in itself. Meeting on arrival by our jeep from the lodge, transfer to the Bandhavgarh (45 kms), driving through rural Madhya Pradesh and through the forests, with a good possibility of seeing wildlife. On arrival, check in at the Lodge. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life.

Exploring Bandhavgarh

Day 12 & Day 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.

Overnight train to Delhi

Day 14
Breakfast and Lunch at the Lodge. Morning and afternoon visit the sanctuary by Jeep with an English speaking Naturalist. (check out time 1200 noon). Late evening drive to Umaria to board the train for Delhi. Leave Umaria for Delhi by Utkal Kalinga Express at 2200 hrs. Overnight enroute on board train

Arrive Delhi

Day 15
Arrive Delhi at 1330 hrs. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at New Delhi Railway station and transfer to the hotel. (Room to be provided for Day Use till departure). Evening We shall provide Farewell Dinner at a nice restaurant in the town. After the Dinner, transfer to the Airport to board the flight for abroad.
USD2560 onwards
Option A - Minimum two travelers
Mid-range wildlife package On twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in New Delhi and Agra on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Corbett, Kanha and Bandhavgarh on room, all meals and safari basis
  • 6 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Kanha and Corbett
  • 7 exclusive jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh
  • All guide charges and monument fees in all destinations
  • All land transfers and all currently applicable taxes
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USD2935 onwards
Option B - Minimum two travelers
High-end wildlife package On twin sharing basis Includes all applicable taxes
  • Accommodation in New Delhi and Agra on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in Corbett, Kanha and Bandhavgarh on room, all meals and safari basis
  • 6 Exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Kanha and Corbett
  • 7 exclusive jeep safaris in Bandhavgarh
  • All guide charges and monument fees in all destinations
  • All land transfers and all currently applicable taxes
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