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Welcome to Delhi! Upon arrival we will be there to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
The morning is spent at leisure before we board the train (approx. 1310 - 1800) 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 venture on 4 exciting game drives over the next 2 days in shared jeeps or Canters.
After a morning game drive you’ll board the train (approx. 1250 - 1528 in 2nd class) 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. A prime time to visit is from October to late February when myriad migratory birds such as the rare Siberian crane can be viewed. 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 (we recommend you to purchase your take-away dinner here), you’ll later board the train (approx. 1600 - 0525 in 2nd class) to Umaria.
An early morning arrival at Umaria, then a short drive to Bandhavgarh where you’ll enjoy the first of your game drives.
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. In Bandhavgarh you will take 4 game drives over the next 2 days in shared jeeps.
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.
This morning enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in shared jeeps or canters.
This morning enjoy a game drive in a shared jeep or canter and this afternoon is free for you to relax (no afternoon game drive available on Wednesday afternoon).
This morning drive to Jabalpur to board the Gondwana express overnight train (approx. 1555 - 0720) to Delhi.
Early arrival at Delhi station, transfer and check-in at your hotel. Later, 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
Drive to Corbett National Park. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Over the next two days you'll enjoy morning elephant back safari's (subject to availability) in the Garjia Zone as well as afternoon game drives in shared jeeps or canters. Corbett is India’s first national park and one of its finest. It is notable not only for its rich and varied wildlife and birdlife but also for its scenic charm and magnificent mountain and river views. The park comprises the broad valley of Ramganga River backing onto the forestcovered slopes of the Himalayan foothills
Sadly your last day with us with your departure Delhi airport transfer (transfer takes approx. 7 hours - please book flight after 17:00).
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