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Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Delhi, included transfer to hotel. You will have early check in and will be taken to your room for some well deserved rest.
Wake up today in Delhi and the rest of the days is yours to relax and recover from the flight.
With the morning at leisure, enjoy a later train journey to Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. Sprawling across an area of some 1334 sq. kms, the park boasts an impressive 10th century fort.
In addition to the Bengal tiger, Ranthambhore is home to wild boar, nilgai, sambar deer and a variety of birds. Tiger spottings are more common in the morning or late afternoon. You’ll have a morning and afternoon game drive today in shared jeeps or Canters.
You’ll have a morning and afternoon game drive today in shared jeeps or Canters.
After a morning game drive you’ll board the train for Bharatpur - home to Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Rated as one of the finest bird reserves in the world, over 350 species of birds have been identified at the park. During your visit, consider walking or hiring a bicycle rickshaw.
En route to Umaria, a stop is made at Agra. Once the Mughal capital of India, Agra is home to the legendary Taj Mahal. 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. From Agra, you’ll later board the train to Umaria.
An early morning arrival at Umaria, then the short drive to Bandhavgarh, which claims 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. You will have 1 game drive today in shared jeeps or Canters. Government regulations do not allow drives in the evening on this day.
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. Enjoy 4 game drives over the next two days in shared jeeps or Canters.
After a morning game drive, 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. 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. You will have 2 game drives in shared jeeps or Canters.
Today is yours to spend relaxing and enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation. The park is due for closure today so please see the hotel for a list of exciting optional adventures you can enjoy. Or perhaps settle in for a lovely day in the beautiful surrounds.
This morning we enjoy a further game drive, before the drive to Jabalpur to board the Gondwana express to Delhi.
Early arrival at Delhi station, transfer and check-in at your hotel. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi taking in Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and the colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon is free. Add to your guided sighsteeing with our New Delhi enhancement - enjoy a tour of New Delhi. Open and relatively streamlined New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British. See the Enhance Your Holiday page for details.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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