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Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.
Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Highlights we be the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. We also enjoy a rickshaw ride.
Free morning. We then transfer you to the train station for your train to Ranthambore (1310/1800 AC Chair Car). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
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
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park.
After our final morning game drive we will depart from this wonderful NP park hopefully having seen some of the elusive tigers. After you will arrive on to Jaipur 'The Pink City' enjoy some free time this evening to relax in this bustling Rajastani city.
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 atop an elephant! Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Rest of the evening is free and at your leisure.
After a relaxing breakfast we will head off to Agra home to of India's most famous monuments - the Taj Mahal. En route we will also pay a visit to the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified ghost city abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area.
Today we rise early to see the Taj Mahal in its ethereal morning light. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we visit Agra fort built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 that contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj. Later we transfer you to the train station for your overnight train to Varanasi (hotel check out midday) (2120/1035+1) Carry packed dinner.
Upon arrival at the train station you will be transferred to your hotel (Usual check in 2pm). Day at leisure. This evening we attend the evening Arti ceremony on the Ganges.
Varanasi - a city abundant with temples and labyrinthine streets. In the early morning of we will enjoy a boat ride on the holy Ganges River. Later in the day we embark on a tour of India’s spiritual city. This evening consider at sunset re-visiting the ghats for the evening pilgrimage, a little different from the dawn ritual.
Day free at leisure without vehicle. Optional tour to Sarnath.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho (1225/1310). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Chandela Dynasty temples built between 950-1050 AD. Immortalised in stone, the carved temples depict Indian life a millennium ago. Full day city sightseeing including the Western and Eastern group of temples.
Today we depart and make our way to Bandavgarh (approx 06 hours drive). 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. (Elephant ride is not included)
Morning game drive. (Elephant ride is not included). We then make our way to Kanha, which is about 6 hours drive away. On the way we will stop at Fossils Park. Carry packed lunch.
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. Morning game drive today (Elephant ride not included). (afternoon game drive closed due to Census).
Morning and evening game drives today (Elephant ride not included).
Morning game drive today (Elephant ride not included). We then make our way to Pench National Park, which is about 4 hours drive. Carry packed lunch.
Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura Hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the national park and and remaining 464 sq km is the buffer area. Today enjoy a Morning and afternoon game drive in the national park.
Today enjoy a Morning and afternoon game drive in the national park.
Morning game drive. Then we drive to Napgpur airport (about 2 hours drive) for your flight to Delhi (1700/1840). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Today you bid Incredible India farewell and we transfer you to the airport for your onward departing flight.
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