Day 1: Arrive Delhi Check in Hotel Park or similar. Remainder of the day free to enable you to sample some of Delhi 's avian and historical sights or to just relax and recover after your flight. Our Tour escort will help you & accompany you. Typical birds of the city include Black Kite, Laughing and Spotted Doves, Ring-necked Parakeet, Little Swifts, Little Green Bee-eater, Black Drongo, and a variety of shrikes, mynas, bulbuls and babblers. The pretty little Five-striped Palm Squirrel may be seen everywhere.
Day 2: A full day of sight seeing in Delhi the capital city of India, Delhi is a magnificent city incorporating the historic old city. It sprawls over a vast tract of the Jamuna plain, its population - 13.8 million Delhi was the center of power of the various Muslim dynasties that ruled swathes of the subcontinent from the 12th century onwards. Modern Delhi is really two cities - Old Delhi, Kutub Minar, President House, National Museum & India Gate. (Overnight at the hotel)
Day 3: Leave for Jaipur Check in Hotel (heritage property). Half Day sight seeing Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Singh. The pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities - and repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales. The city is best explored on foot and the adventurous visitor willing to go into the inner lanes can discover a whole new world not visible to the tourist-in-a-hurry. (Overnight at the Hotel)
Day 4: Jaipur sight seeing. Places of interest are mainly located within the walled city. The City Palace complex is the most important landmark with its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples. Across the road from the palace is the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. A collection of complex astronomical instruments, chiseled out of stone- most of which continue to provide fairly accurate information to this day - is the highlight of this observatory. (Over night at the Resort)
Day 5: Leave Jaipur for Agra Visit Tajmahal & Red fort. (The construction of this marble masterpiece the Taj Mahal credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in the memory of his beloved wife) Late afternoon we board the train for our onward journey to Umaryia and the first stop in our wildlife expedition the Bandhavgarh national park. (Over night on train)
Day 6: We arrive at the park and check into our hotel, if time allows we will go for a game drive once part of the old Rewa state Bandhavgarh National Park is set amidst the Vindhya ranges with a series of ridges running through it. Initially this park was the royal hunting ground for the rulers of Rewa. (Over night at the resort)
Day 7: Bandhavgarh Morning evening game drive. About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 meters high, dominates the Park. (Over night at the resort)
Day 8: Bandhavgarh Morning evening game drive. Initially this park was the royal hunting ground for the rulers of Rewa. But in 1968 it was declared a national park, the Bandhavgarh Park covers 448 sq km, Bandhavgarh National Park is the place where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered, Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other animal species too. The sambar, barking deer and nilgai are also common sights in the open areas of the park (Over night at the resort)
Day 9: After early breakfast we leave Bandhavgarh by road for Khajuraho, check in hotel. Half day sight seeing. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Proceed for a guided tour of the famous temples of Khajuraho. This group of temples was built by the Chandella rulers of central India between 950 and 1050 A.D. They are known worldwide for their sculptural excellence, which includes erotic carvings. Overnight hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to airport to connect a direct flight to Varanasi.Check in hotel half day sight seeing. Visit Sarnath. An important Buddhist pilgrimage destination, this is the site where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after gaining enlightenment. Explore the sights of Sarnath and return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Overnight hotel.
Day 13: We board a direct train to Delhi. Overnight train.
Day 14: Reach Delhi in the morning, check in hotel. Day free of your own.
Day 15: Transfer to international airport. Tour ends.
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