Bandhavgarh NP Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Jaipur

The morning is spent at leisure before we travel by private car to the pink city of Jaipur. Arriving here, sit back and relax at your gorgeous heritage hotel or head out for a wander in your own time.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 3: Jaipur

This morning you will have to look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon perhaps opt for a journey of discovery through the historic pink city of Jaipur we start with a photo stop in front of Jal mahal (lake palace) thereafter visit the ancient astronomical observatory of Jantar mantar and thereafter a guided tour of the city palace complex and it’s fascinating nooks and crannies. Have a read of the Enhance Your Holiday page for info.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 4: Jaipur - Ranthambhore NP

After breakfast, we have a 3-4 hour drive to Ranthambhore National Park. We check-in, freshen up and then venture out for an evening game drive.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Days 5-6: Ranthambhore NP

This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. For today and tomorrow head out in a shared jeep or canter to see the wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

Tiger up close

Day 7: Ranthambhore NP - Bharatpur

This morning you'll be taken to Sawai Madhopur to board the train for Bharatpur - home to Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This afternoon with a naturalist guide head into the park to see the rare birds.

Heron

Day 8: Bharatpur

Rated as one of the finest bird reserves in the world, over 350 species of birds have been identified at the park. Spend the entire day with a naturalist guide spotting the birdlife.

Keoladeo

Day 9: Bharatpur - Chambal

This morning we drive to Agra. Once in Agra, the Mughal capital of India, a visit is made to the Taj, where you’ll see first-hand, the efforts Emperor Shah Jahan went to in constructing a solid white marble mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. After, we drive to the Chambal Safari Lodge where, this evening enjoy your birthday in style in your lovely natural surroundings.

A scratch post for tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park

Day 10: Chambal - Bandhavgarh NP

Today enjoy the full day out in the wilderness of the Chambal River where you can see fantastic birdlife and see one of the most endangered crocodiles in the world known as the Gharial. Later we drive the short distance back to Agra, where you’ll board the train to Umaria.

Day 11: Bandhavgarh NP

An early morning arrival at Umaria, then a short drive to Bandhavgarh where you’ll enjoy the first of your game drives.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Days 12-13: Bandhavgarh NP

Bandhavgarh is set amidst the Vindhyan ranges. Claiming to have the highest density population of Bengal tiger in India, coupled with a population of leopard, nilgai, jackal, wild boar, sloth bear, gaur, sambar deer and colourful bird life, game drives are often peppered with sightings. For today and tomorrow enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park by shared jeep.

Elephant Safaris are a great way to get closer to the animals.

Day 14: Bandhavgarh NP - Kanha NP

we journey to Kanha via a fossil park. Kanha is one of India’s largest parks, covering 1945 sq. km of forest and lightly wooded grassland. Arriving at your lodge you will venture out on the first of your game drives by shared jeep.

Keeping watch

Days 15-16: Kanha NP

This is the land that Kipling wrote so vividly about in his literary classic ‘Jungle Book’. Kanha National Park has a tremendous variety of wildlife - including the Bengal tiger, leopard, sambar, chital, blackbuck, gaur, swamp deer and jackal. For today and tomorrow enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park by shared jeep.

Jackals in the sun

Day 17: Kanha NP - Delhi

This morning drive to Jabalpur to board the flight back to Delhi. Arriving into Delhi, a local driver is on hand to take you onto your hotel.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 18: Delhi

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi. Open and relatively streamlined New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British. Highlights include the majestic India Gate, Rajpath and bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minor, a massive tower built in the 11th century followed by a visit to a carpet emporium.

Raj Ghat

Day 19: Delhi

Sadly your epic journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 18 Dec 2014 3:23 PM