Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi. Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple, Qutab Minar, India gate and Government buildings overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Ranthambore. Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Swai Madhopur. This exciting journey through the countryside by train takes you to Ranthambore, nearly a thousand - year old fortress. Countless battles have raged around these walls. The great Mughal emperor Akbar laid siege here and built lake palaces, summer gardens, mosque, tombs and hunting towers, all now run over by grass and shrubs. Today leopards and tigers prowl the ruins Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Ranthambore. Ranthambore is one of the few preserves where the camera - shy tigers may be seen in day light. You will take jeep/canter rides in the morning and evening in search of wildlife.
Day 5: Ranthambore - Jaipur. Morning once again safari in the park, later drive to Jaipur built by Maharaji Sawai Jai Singh II popularly known as the Pink City in 1727 AD. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treaties on architecture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur. Morning your full day tour start with Elephant ride up to the Aravali Hills to visit 11th century Amber Fort. The fort is a superb example of Rajput ( Medieval Hindu )style of architecture. Afternoon city tour of the famous " Pink City" which reminds of a glorious past and there is so much to see and enjoy here. It is also famous for its blue - art pottery and inlaid brasswork. Overnight.
Day 7: Jaipur - Agra. Morning after breakfast drive to Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. This was emperor Akbar`s capital designed and built in Red stone the city is another architectural wonder. Enroute 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park. Later drive to Agra. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Agra - Umeria. Morning proceed for sightseeing of Agra Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Evening transfer to Railway station for overnight train to Umeria. Overnight on board.
Day 9: Bandhavgarh. On arrival at Umeria railway station you will be met and transferred to Bandhavgarh National Park. Afternoon Jeep safari in the National Park. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is relatively high. The possibility of spotting Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger is very good. The park is also densely populated with animals like the Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai (Blue Bull), Chowsingha (Four Horned Antelope) and is rich in bird life.
The terrain is rocky, rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The finest of these hills is Badhavgarh which is bounded by great cliffs and eroded rocks. The Bandhavgarh Fort, believed to be 2000 years old, stands at the highest point. There is a temple at the fort that can be visited by jeeps. Scattered throughout the park, particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines with ancient Sanskrit inscriptions. The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh. Morning safari, afternoon safari. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh - Kanha. Morning once again game drive to watch the wildlife, later drive to Kanha National Park. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Kanha. Morning safari, afternoon safari. Kanha, 175 kms southeast of Jabalpur, is one of India's largest national park and Asia's finest park. India's one of the most successful conservation efforts of saving the Barasingha (Swamp Deer) was done here. Kanha National Park covers an area of 1945 sq kms including a core zone of 940 sq kms. The setting of Kipling's Jungle Book, it is a beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers. It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, panther, and many species of deer, wild pig, bison, a variety of monkeys and other animals besides some 200 species of birds. It is also part of Project Tiger one of India's most important and successful conservation efforts. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Kanha - Nagpur. Today`s morning game drive is your last opportunity to enjoy India wildlife. After breakfast drive to Nagpur, the citrus capital of Maharashtra and a center for the aboriginal Gond tribes who remained in power until the early 18th century, Evening fly to Mumbai. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Mumbai. In the morning visit the 19th century Jain Temple with its silver doors, the Kamala Nehru Park and the Ferozshah Mehta Gardens known as the Hanging Gardens of Bombay and the Towers of Silence where the Parsis dispose their dead. Visit Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi spent 17 years of his life working for the freedom of India. The Prince of Wales Museum has an excellent collection of miniatures (closed on Mondays). Afternoon at leisure Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Leave Mumbai. Early morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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