Bandhavgarh NP Holidays

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Day 1: Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal and the start of your incredible adventure with On the Go Tours! Upon your arrival at Kathmandu's international airport our local representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure after your flight.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of a dozen ethnic groups and once one of the most important points on the caravan routes between Tibet and India. This morning you will enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu, which will include Swayambhunath, Kastha Mandap and Kumari Devi. This afternoon enjoy a guided excursion to Bhaktapur, a well-preserved ancient Newar town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is home to beautifully carved Malla dynasty palaces and pagodas and the cobblestone streets, temples, shrines and squares are full of character.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara

Departing Kathmandu today you will be transferred to Pokhara, known for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. Hotel check in with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Pokhara

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pokhara including visits to nearby Tibetan villages, Davis Fall, Mahendra Cave, Pokhara Museum, the famous Seti George and some beautiful temples such as Bindhabasini Temple. Afternoon at leisure. This evening take a one hour boat trip on Lake Phewa, soaking up the spectacular views and stopping to visit the Barahi Temple which is situated in the middle of the lake and considered by many to be the most important monument in Pokhara.

Day 5: Pokhara - Kathmandu

After a leisurely breakfast we head back to Kathmandu by road.

Day 6: Kathmandu - Varanasi

The morning is at leisure before we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Varanasi, India's holy city (AI 252, 1425/1505). Upon your arrival into Varanasi you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 7: Varanasi

Varanasi is a city abundant with temples and labyrinthine streets. In the early morning enjoy a boat ride on the holy Ganges River, witnessing the locals bathing in the ghats. Later in the day we embark on a tour of India’s spiritual city. This evening consider re-visiting the ghats for the evening pilgrimage, a little different from the dawn ritual.

Bathers in the morning

Day 8: Varanasi - Khajuraho

This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho (9W 2423, 1235/1325) where upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Later this afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho's temples - the Chandela Dynasty temples built between 950-1050 AD. Immortalised in stone, the carved temples depict Indian life a millennium ago, including erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra.

The magnificent erotic temples of Khajuraho

Day 9: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh NP

Departing Khajuraho this morning we head to Bandhavgarh National Park where after check in you will be able to enjoy an afternoon game drive. Have those cameras at the ready!

A scratch post for tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park

Day 10: Bandhavgarh NP

The undulating terrain of the compact park is interspersed with rocky ranges, grassy swamps and forested valleys. The park claims to have the highest density of Bengal tiger in India. Enjoy two exciting game drives today in shared jeeps or Canters.

Bandhavgarh National Park

Day 11: Bandhavgarh NP - Agra

Enjoy a final morning game drive in Banhavgarh before transferring to Katni railway station for the overnight sleeper train to Agra (Mahakaushal Express, 1925/0815, 2nd Class AC).

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 12: Agra

Upon your morning arrival into Agra you will be taken to your hotel where you can enjoy some leisure time, freshening up and relaxing after your overnight journey. Later this afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Agra Fort, a massive red sandstone Fort, set on the banks of the Yamuna River, and continue to the iconic Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset.

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 13: Agra - Ranthambhore NP

Departing Agra this morning we drive to Ranthambhore National Park, stopping at the ghostly fortified city of Fatehpur Skiri, abandoned only eight years after its construction due to droughts in the area. Arrive Ranthambhore National Park for hotel check in.

Tiger pug marks in the sand in Ranthambore National Park

Day 14: Ranthambhore NP

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.

Antelope

Day 15: Ranthambhore NP - Jaipur

Enjoy a final morning game drive in Ranthambhore before departing for the legendary Pink City of Jaipur. Hotel check in and remainder of the day at leisure.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 16: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant! We then enjoy a city tour including the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire, and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 17: Jaipur - Jodhpur

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Jaipur before departing for the noticeably blue city of Jodhpur. At the edge of the mighty Thar Desert, Jodhpur is known as the Blue City because of the coloured houses in the old town, painted indigo.

A local girl in the Blue City of Jodhpur

Day 18: Jodhpur

Today there'll be a half day sightseeing tour of the city, taking in the old city, which is surrounded by a 10km-long wall. In the old city are a tangle of streets and alleyways, bazaars and human traffic. Standing at the edge of the Thar Desert, the city is dominated by its massive fort, which sits atop a sheer rocky ridge right in the middle of the town. Meherangarh Fort, still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur is an impressive sight. Later during free time, why not explore the Clock Tower markets, where you can bargain for spices, richly coloured Rajasthani textiles and ornaments.

People outside the Meheranga Fort in Jodhpur

Day 19: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Departing Jodhpur this morning we head to the romantic city of Udaipur - the very essence of what it is to be in Rajasthan. Upon arrival at your hotel you will have a free evening to wander on the shore of Lake Pichola and take in the fresh air of this desert oasis.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 20: Udaipur

This morning will consist of an orientation and sightseeing tour of Udaipur - including the City Palace and museum - before having a few hours in the afternoon to explore for yourselves. This evening you will take ride in a boat on Lake Pichola itself.

Jagdish Temple

Day 21: Udaipur

Enjoy a day at leisure to independently explore Udaipur or opt from one of our Enhance Your Holiday excursions. See the Enhance Your Holiday page further on for more details.

Lakeside temple

Day 22: Udaipur - Delhi

After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to India's capital (SG 2537, 1305/1435) where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Delhi.

The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 23: Delhi

Today we explore both Old and New Delhi. The order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the disorganised chaos of the Old City but both are just as appealing. Our tour today takes in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.

India Gate

Day 24: Delhi

Sadly, today marks the end of your adventure. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward departure flight. End of services.

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