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Photography Tour: Wildlife in India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   National Parks  
Season: October - June
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1882 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, reception at the airport by our representative in India, assistance and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi. After breakfast depart with your guide for a full day excursion to visit the city. We begin by visiting the Qutab minaret, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world and the oldest Islamic monument in Delhi. Located within the Qutab complex and has a total height of 72.5 meters. Then visit the Mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Humayun, in which the emperor is also buried part of his family.

This building is considered the architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal. We will continue our path with a panoramic view of the Presidential Palace and India Gate, which is opposite. In the afternoon we enter the Old Delhi and visit the Jama Mosque before going in Chandni Chowk, the bustling bazaar in the old part of town. To complete walk through Connaught Place, a shopping area where all the buildings are from British colonial era. Transfer to your hotel

Day 3: Delhi - Nagpur - Kanha National Park. After breakfast, early departure to the airport for your flight to Nagpur. Met on arrival at the airport and then drive to Kanha National Park, one of the most beautiful in South Asia. The forests are home to rich wildlife, including tigers, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, species of deer, gaur and wild oxen, wild boars, langurs and other species of monkeys. The park covers an area of 940 m2 and is one of the first projects to protect the tiger. Arrival at the Lodge, check in and lunch. In the afternoon departure for a safari that will allow us to perform our first shots of the wild species that we will see, with a little luck, including the tiger. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Kanha National Park. Very early on the 05:30 departure from safari to take advantage of the dawn, the best time to observe wildlife. After the safari of about 4 or 5 hours back to the lodge for lunch. Time to rest, and departure at 15:00 for a new safari. There is the possibility to enjoy a short ride on an elephant, but only if we are lucky to see the tiger in certain locations in the park. After completing the safari back to the Lodge, where there are still many activities you enjoy, such as tribal dances or informal discussions with naturalists, who will give you more information on habitat and species living in Kanha.

Day 5: Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park. Morning departure by road to Bandhavgarh National Park, on a route of about 5 hours. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Bandhavgarh is a rich area of savannah and jungle and has the highest concentration of tigers in all protected areas of the country as well as host a series of fascinating ruins, witnesses of his past before becoming a protected area, and offers the opportunity walking through the jungle.

In the heart of the park is home to species like the nilgai or blue bull, wild boar, jackals, porcupines as well as several species of birds. The walls of the old fort are home to vultures and other species. Elephants have been part of the ecosystem and society for generations Bandhavgarh, trained and cared for by the mahouts and their families. Arrival and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, after lunch, go for a safari in the park. Evening and overnight

Day 6: Bandhavgarh National Park. Today we spend the whole day on this beautiful area protected, enjoying two safaris: one starting very early morning, and afternoon. Traveling through the jungle will have the chance to cross the numerous species that live here and pick up excellent photographs.

Day 7: Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho. After breakfast drive to Khajuraho (route of approximately 5 hours). This city is famous for its temples Chandela, which undoubtedly is an excellent example of architectural creativity in India. The temples of Khajuraho have become famous for its delicate carvings and bas-reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life of people and the court in the tenth and eleventh centuries, as well as the beautiful erotic and sensual scenes. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Unfortunately, the passage of time and lack of protection for many years have destroyed much of these temples. Currently spend two groups, East and West. Afternoon visit the Western Group, the largest and most conserved. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Day 8: Khajuraho – Panna National Park - Khajuraho. In the morning we will visit the nearby Panna National Park, where we enjoy a safari through the jungle area. After dinner, return to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the Eastern group of temples, and will continue to enjoy its fine carvings and bas-reliefs representing the most beautiful erotic scenes. Transfer back to hotel.

Day 9: Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra. Today we have a long day's route. Morning departure by road to Jhansi. En route visit the medieval town of Orchha. This city has beautiful buildings of the era Chandela government. Here we visit the Palace, which in turn has several sub Mahals or palaces. Continue to Jhansi where we take the train that will take us to Agra. Met on arrival at the station and transfer to your hotel.

Day 10: Agra. After breakfast departure with your guide for exploring the most important monuments of this city. We begin with a visit to Agra Fort, built in 1565 by the Mughal emperor Akbar in red sandstone to establish his capital here. Was converted into a palace during the reign of Shah Jahan. It extends for 2.5 km and the Red Fort in Delhi is the replica of Agra. Have free time after this visit to explore with their cameras some of the corners of the city. In the evening visit the world famous Taj Mahal. This built for love is actually a mausoleum where lies Mumtaz Mahal. At his death, Shah Jahan, her husband, vowed to build him a memorial to the love she felt for her. It is an impressive and delicate white marble structure built with fine interior and exterior decorations.

Day 11: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur. Breakfast and departure by road to Jaipur. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the "Perfect City" built in the sixteenth century by the Mughal emperor Akbar. This emperor, despite having many concubines did not have children, and visited a man who predicted it would have a child. After the birth of it, created the city, built in red sandstone, which transfer the capital of the Mughal Empire, but was abandoned at age 16. The reasons for dropping out are unknown, although the theory of water scarcity is one of the most and shuffled. Continue by road to Jaipur. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of time free to stroll the streets of the capital city of Rajasthan.

Day 12: Jaipur. Breakfast and departure to the Amber Fort, located about 11 km from the city. This sharp rises in the rugged Aravalli hills, in an excellent position defense and control. Rise to the fort on the back of elephant to the Amber Palace, located inside the fortress, which was the capital of the dynasty Kachhwaha, who later moved to Jaipur. The fort was built in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh. After visiting the fort and palace, returning to Jaipur for a visit to the "Pink City".

Raja Jai Singh was the founder of this city in 1728, and the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, is one of the finest examples of construction during this dynasty, which built in the eighteenth century was part of the City Palace and served as an extension of the chamber destined for the harem women. Its original purpose was to allow royal ladies could watch the daily life of city streets without being seen.

Then visit the Maharaja's Palace City, a former royal residence, part of which is now converted into a museum. A small part of the building remains in use today by the royal family of Jaipur. Continue to visit the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in stone and marble. Completed the day with a dinner of local cuisine accompanied by dances and songs of the region of Rajasthan. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 13: Jaipur - Ranthambore. After breakfast drive to Ranthambore NP. This park is an excellent example of the efforts for tiger conservation in the country, and one of the few places where it is relatively easy to see the tiger during the day. Arrival and after check in and rest, go for a safari in the jungle about 3 hours. When finished, return to the Lodge.

Day 14: Ranthambore. Early morning departure for another exciting safari in the jungle, where you can see tigers and leopards, and other elusive species such as caracal, hyenas, wild boars, deer the end of the safari back to the Lodge, where they will have time to visit Strong. This defensive building was built in the tenth century and is considered one of the oldest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort housed inside splendid monuments. Afternoon safari hold another outlet to continue to search for the stealthy cats in dense jungle vegetation.

Day 15: Ranthambore - Delhi – Onward destination. After breakfast transfer to the station to catch the train to Delhi, where upon arrival they wait for transport to the airport for your flight back to your country.

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in the mentioned hotels
- Air-conditioned vehicle as per the above mentioned itinerary
- English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing up to five pax traveling together
- English speaking tour Manager from the entire tour (Delhi to Delhi) from five pax onwards
- Three Elephant ride (Tiger Show’s) at Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Park – subjected to successful Tiger Tracking
- Jeep safari (shared) to Panna National Park along with lunch at Tree House
- Air-conditioned chair car express train to Agra from Jhansi
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort
- All entrances to the monuments and National Parks visited as per the itinerary
- Economy class domestic flight from Delhi to Nagpur
- All applicable taxes.

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