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Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Nagpur - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh - Katni - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Jaipur
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival, after clearing your immigration & customs you will be met by Anantaram Holidays airport facilitation staff carrying placard of your name in visitor's arrival hall. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel with necessary assistance.
Overnight at hotel (Check in at 1400 Hrs)
Day 2 : In Delhi
Following breakfast, proceed for combined city tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi.
Old Delhi Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi. Our tour of New Delhi includes visits to such sights as the Qutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi / Nagpur (6E 135 0905 AM 1045 AM)
Nagpur / Kanha National Park 260 kms / 5 hrs approx
Early morning transfer to Delhi airport to connect your flight for Nagpur. Upon arrival you will be met and driven to Kanha National Park. Rest of the day free to relax and prepare for following day encounter with wild.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Kanha
Morning & Evening jungle Safari in an open Jeeps.
Kanha One of the largest tiger reserves- 1945 sq Kms of lush countryside situated at an altitude of 450 to 950 m offering endless scope for a unique experience. The only habitat in the world of the hard ground swamp deer. Where the deer and the antelopes plays, and wild boar, gaur and a host of other animals roam free for the leopards and tigers that stalk the area (Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday)
Overnight at hotel
Day 5 : Kanha / Bandhavgarh (250 Km / 5hrs approx)
Morning jungle Safari in an open Jeep at Kanha National Park.
Later breakfast at hotel and, drive to Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Bandhavgarh: National Park with an appropriate of 365 sq. Kms acquired status as a National Park in 1968. Prior to becoming a National Park the rich forests of Bandhavgarh served as Shikarghar for the Maharajas of Rewa. Bandhavgarh has been the centre of human activity for over 2000 years. Carnivorous species like the mighty tiger, elusive leopards, caracals, wild dogs and jungle cats rule the forest with other species of herbivores like gaurs, sloth bears, macaques, various species of deer family like sambar, chital, muntjac, antelope species like nilgai, chinkara, chausingha and supported with scavenger species like jackal, hyenas etc. Around 150 species of resident birds including migratory birds like steppe eagle. (Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday)
Overnight at hotel
Day 6 : Bandhavgarh
Morning jungle Safari in an open Jeeps. (Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday) . Afternoon village safari.
Overnight at hotel
Day 7 : Bandhavgarh
Morning & Evening jungle Safari in an open Jeeps. (Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday)
Overnight at hotel
Day 8 : Bandhavgarh / Katni (95 kms approx)
Katni / Agra
Morning jungle Safari in an open Jeeps. (Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday)
Later transfer to Katni Railway station for an overnight train to Agra.
Leave Katni at: 07:25 PM Mahakaushal Express Train
Overnight on board.
Day 9 : Agra
Arrive Agra at: 08:15 AM Mahakaushal Express Train
Upon arrival in Agra in the morning, pick up from railway station and transfer to hotel for check in with assistance.
Further proceed for Tajmahal visit and Agra city Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Bharatpur / Ranthambore
Following breakfast, you will be driven to Ranthambore. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri and Bharatpur also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of these magnificent and world heritage buildings, which are still in a state of perfect preservation. The city is divided into religious and secular sections. The profusion of sculpture is breathtaking. Also, the white marble mosque in the secular section is incredible. It is a very sacred mosque and pilgrims from far and near arrives here to pay their respects.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park - Lies near Agra on the way to Jaipur, an Orn ithologist's paradise. It is the site of the India's largest and gloriously scenic Bird Sanctuary, with over 10.4 sq. miles (29 sq kms) of fresh water marshland, originally developed by Maharaja of Bharatpur for his legendary duck shoots. Worth visiting for its invaluable resources to house the migratory birds from Siberia.
Following visit, transfer to Bharatpur Railway station to board on train for Swaimadhopur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Leave Bharatpur at : 03:50 AM Jan Shatabdi Train
Arrive Swaimadhopur at : 06:02 AM
Ranthambore National Park: Ranthambore is known to have India's Friendliest tigers Assured of protection , these nocturnal creatures are seen often in the day .Sprawled on the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges of Rajasthan , Ranthambore National Park encompasses an area of 410 sq km in which live a healthy population of about 40 tigers. A large number of deer inhabit the area and leopards are occasionally sighted.
The Pandam Taloa Lake, located adjacent to the jogi Mahal hunting lodge, is the park's favorite water source. Smaller pools at Raj Bagh and Milak also attract a variety of wild life The best way to explore Ranthambore is in a jeep as the park is well connected by arterial roads and tracks. Some of the popular sighting areas are Nal Ghati, Lahpur, Bakuala, Anantpur and the Kachida valley. Mammals: Tiger, Panther, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Caracal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Chinkara, Indian hare mongoose. Birds: Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, great Indian horned owl, grey partridge sandgrouse, quail, spurfowl, common peafowl, tree pie, paradise flycatcher, pheasant tailed jacana, painted stork, black stork, spoonbill, green pigeon, ducks.
Day 11 : Ranthambore
Morning and evening jungle excursions in an open Jeeps/Canter
Overnight at hotel
Day 12 : Ranthambore / Jaipur (190 kms / 04 hrs approx)
Morning jungle excursions in an open Jeeps/Canter.
Later drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Evening free to explore Jaipur Bazaar.
Jaipur Bazaar: walks through Jaipur's shady animated streets. The city is best explored on foot and only the inquisitive visitor willing to go into the rastaas (streets) and galis (lanes) will feel the spirit of the city. Jaipur's colorful bazaars tantalize the eye with enameled blue pottery, exquisite gem-studded jewelry, engraved brass work, traditional block-printed fabrics and brightly patterned dhurrie rugs together with traditional crafts and miniature painting. To discover the excellent and engraved brass products are also produced in Jaipur. Intricate designs and patterns can be seen on the surface of brass items like, vases, bowls, trays etc. Jaipur is also known for bronze sculptures, depicting various gods and goddesses. Craftsmen from jaipur are also known for metal damascening work or Koftgiri, which involves engraving wires made out of gold or silver into other metals. This work can be seen on swords, shields and daggers, created as decorative items.
Day 13 : Jaipur
Following breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amer fort with elephant ride.
Amer Fort: the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills.
Afternoon proceed for city tour of Jaipur
Jaipur City: Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city. Next top the City Palace is the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that gives accurate predictions till date.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Jaipur / Delhi (260 kms / 06 hrs approx)
Optional Tours on direct payment basis:-
1. Early Morning Balloon ride: - Operation subject to weather condition.
Sail within a breath of lofty hilltop forts and fine regal palaces. Look down upon sleepy villages waking to the early morning sun. Drift past expansive waterside manors and intricately stone carved temples in a magical hot air balloon adventure over the Pink City of Jaipur.
2. Vintage Car Ride: - Take a ride on a vintage car. They are well maintained by trained technicians with original parts. The cars are like Ford, Dodge and Erskine.
Following leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to hotel for wash and change.
Later transfer to International airport in time to connect your onward flight for onward destination
Program: -Tiger Safari In India
Offer Valid from 01st Oct'2013 to 31st March'2014 (Not Valid from 15th Dec'2013 to 10th Jan'2014)
|Total per person basis
|Cost of land arrangements
Our Package quotation includes:-
- Accommodation in sharing double room (12 night's accommodation+ 01 night on train) basis hotel / category mentioned above or similar.
- Stay on bed and breakfast basis except at Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Ranthambore where on full board (LUNCH + DINNER + BREAKFAST) basis.
- Assistance and all transfers/airport/hotel/airport
- Services of Anantaram Holidays facilitation staff.
- Aarti, Tikka and garlanding along with non alcoholic welcome drink in Delhi.
- Air conditioned transportation as per itinerary.
- Services of a Local English speaking private guide / naturalist as per itinerary.
- Entrance fee to the monuments as per itinerary
- Cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
- Train fare using air conditioned 2tier sleeper for Katni-Agra sector.
- Train fare using air conditioned chair car for Bharatpur-Swaimadhopur sector.
- 03 Jeep Safari at Kanha National Park.
- 04 Jeep Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park.
- Village safari by jeep on sharing basis at Bandhavgarh
- 03 Jeep/ Canter Safari at Ranthambore National Park.
- Elephant (subject to availability) / jeep ride at Amber fort-Jaipur.
- Airfare for sector Delhi / Nagpur.
- Our quotation is valid for the above mentioned period.
- Current government taxes.
The Cost does not include:-
- Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic beverages, and airport tax, tips, and other such cost which is to be paid to the driver, guides, porters etc.
- 1. As you will notice above rates are not valid from 15th Dec'2013 to 10th Jan'2014 as hotels are yet to finalize their price for the Christmas and New Year period
..as and when hotels finalize rates we will update you
..however, in the mean time you have anything for the said period you are more than welcome to write us accordingly on case to case basis we will revert you with the price.
- 2. Park is closed in the afternoon on Wednesday
- 3. To Book Safari passport details are mandatory.
- 4. To Book train ticket date o birth is mandatory.
- 5. Train Type: - Bharatpur to Swaimadhopur Air conditioned chair car (sitting class) and Katni to Agra Air conditioned 2 tier sleeper class.
- 6. Operator reserve the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit the hotel availability without changing total number of days in each destination without compromising on services.