DELHI - JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE - AGRA - KHAJURAHO - BANDHAVGARH - DELHI - WILDLIFE TOUR
The 11 days wildlife holiday package in India covers two very important animal reserves Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh. In this wildlife vacation package tour in India, you have a good possibility of viewing tigers as well as numerous other animals. This wildlife holiday package in India, is good for individuals & families. The Indian wildlife specialist Services International Ltd offers you luxury wildlife tours in India. Come holidaying in India's wildlife sanctuaries!
Day 01 : - Arrive Delhi.
On your arrival in Delhi the capital of India, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings.
Your morning Old Delhi tour starts with Raj Ghat where father Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk is worth taking. The numerous shops here sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon New Delhi tour you will visit Qutub Minar a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will drive past Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings. Your final destination is Lakshminarayan Temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight is in Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi to Jaipur by road.
This morning, you will be driven to Jaipur also known as the pink city and is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color and due to these pink buildings the city is known as the pink city. Origin of Jaipur lie 260 year back. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Jaipur got its name from this king. You have an afternoon at leisure or you could optionally visit Galtaji and Sanganer.
Galtaji with several temples and sacred water tanks is an important site for Hindus. The other important temples in Galtaji are Balaji temple, Sun Temple and Ramgopalji Temple. A large number of monkeys are ever present in the Ramgopalji Temple complex. Of the seven sacred water tanks known as kunds, the Galta Kund is the most sacred. On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, large numbers of devotees bathe in these kunds.
Sanganer is famous for textile printing and its Jain temples. In the Sanganer prints, the designs in colors are printed on a white background. Lord Adinath is the deity in the red stone Shri Digamber Jain temple. This temple has fine carvings and was built in phases during different times, the last part in the 10th century AD as per an inscription on one of the Toranas. The temple has seven underground floors kept closed due to old beliefs. Visitors are not allowed to enter the underground floors and only an ascetic Digamber saint can enter these floors. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 03 :- Jaipur Amber Fort Jaipur.
This morning you will visit Amer fort also known as Amer Palace or Amber and was the ancient capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or on an elephant's back or in jeeps.
In the afternoon tour you will visit the seven storied Maharaja's City Palace which is a perfect blend of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture. Your next stop is Jantar Mantar, the observatory which attracts mathematician and astronomers from all over. You will visit Hawa Mahal popular for its magnificent architecture. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping for clothes, carpets, jewelry, various handicrafts, silk paintings and miniatures. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Day 04 :- Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park by road.
This day you will be transferred by road to Ranthambore National Park. This large national park is famous for its tigers and is named after the Ranthambore fort, which is in the national park. The Ranthambore sanctuary has a large tiger population which makes a tiger sighting easier than most of the other parks. The major animals in Ranthambore National Park are leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, and spotted deer, etc. At the lakes you could see crocodiles and monitor lizards basking in the sun. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Ranthambore National Park.
Day 05 :- Ranthambore National Park.
Your morning and evening will be spent viewing the wildlife in the sanctuary. Ranthambore has more than 270 species of birds and 500 species of plants. Padam Talao is the largest lake in the park and India’s second largest banyan tree is near the lake. Due to environmental issues, very few vehicles are allowed in the jungles of Ranthambore and you have to book in advance. The two options are an open top canter vehicles with a capacity of 20 people or open top vans with a capacity of up to 6 people. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Ranthambore National Park.
Day 06 :- Ranthambore to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri by road.
This morning, you will be transferred to Fatehpur Sikri which UNESCO World heritage site, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house.
After the visit you will drive to Agra. Agra was the former capital of Hindustan and is on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is an important tourist destination and is a part of India's Golden Triangle travel circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra was earlier known as Akbarabad and went through its peak during the time of Mughals. It was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. Rest of the day is at leisure. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight in Agra.
Day 07 :- Agra tour.
Today's morning tour of Agra will take you to the Taj Mahal, which was built in white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. You will continue with the tour stopping at the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will visit Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Day 08 :- Agra to Jhansi by train and drive to Khajuraho.
This morning you will be transferred to railway station to board your Jhansi train. On your arrival in Jhansi, you will drive directly to Khajuraho. You have free time today. Khajuraho is known for its erotic and beautiful temples. These temples were constructed by the Chandelas during 950 AD to 1050 AD. After the period of Chandelas, these temples were forgotten and covered with dense palm-date trees. The name Khajuraho comes from the date trees known as Khajur trees in Hindi. Overnight is in Khajuraho.
Day 09 :- Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National Park by road.
This morning you will Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, Bharatji or Chitragupta temple that is composed of magnificent 11 headed pictures of Lord Vishnu, Lakshmana Temple, Mahadev Temple, Vishvanath Temples and Shiva’s Visha Temple. The Parasvanath Temple is the only Jain temple that still exists. The Javeri Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu. The other temples you can visit are dedicated to Lord Brahma, Lord Adinath and Yamuna.
Later you will drive to Bandhavgarh Animal Sanctuary. Bandhavgarh meaning "Brother's Fort" has 39 caves with the oldest one going back to the 1st century. Some of the caves have Brahmi script inscriptions, some have embossed figures of tigers, elephants, horsemen, etc. Badi gufa which is the largest cave appears primitive. It is said that the fort is 2000 years old and the last inhabitants deserted the fort in 1935. Your evening will be in the jungles watching the wildlife. Overnight is in Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 10 :- Bandhavgarh Reserve.
Your morning & evening will be spent game viewing in the Bandhavgarh jungle. Bandhavgarh has a large population of tigers as well as leopards and different species of deer like sambar, barking deer, nilgai, spotted deer, wild boar, etc. The core zones of the Bandhavgarh National Park are Tala, Magdhi, Khitauli, and Panpatta. Bandhavgarh Animal Sanctuary has more than 35 species of mammals, 250 species of birds and a large number of butterflies and reptiles. Overnight is in Bandhavgarh National Park.
Day 11 :- Bandhavgarh to Khajuraho by road and flight for Delhi.
This morning you will drive to Khajuraho airport for your Delhi flight. On your arrival in Delhi, you will connect to your onward flight. END
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