Wild Life Tour
DELHI / JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE / BHARATPUR / AGRA / KHAJURAHO / VARANASI KATHMANDU / CHITWAN / DELHI
Day 01 : DELHI/JAIPUR (6 hrs): Drive to Jaipur or optionally take the early morning train stopping enroute at Amber for a tour of the hilltop fort on elephant back. Check into Palace hotel. Post lunch tour of city palace, observatory and palace of winds. Evening view puppet show. Overnight Jaipur
Day 02 : JAIPUR/RANTHAMBORE (3 hrs). After a leisurely breakfast drive to Ranthambore arriving by lunch. Check into Jungle Resort. Post lunch jeep tour of the park with a naturalist. Evening view tiger film as you enjoy a bonfire dinner. Overnight Ranthambore.
Day 03 : RANTHAMBORE / BHARATPUR (6 hrs): Drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary with a brief stopover at Karauli palace for lunch. Check into forest lodge/palace, Evening rickshaw/canoe tour of the sanctuary to view a variety of migratory birds including the rare Siberian crane. Overnight Bharatpur.
Day 04 : BHARATPUR / AGRA (2 hrs): Morning free to bird watch & view wildlife. Later drive to Agra via the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the Taj Mahal & the fabulous Agra fort. Overnight Agra.
Day 05 : AGRA/KHAJURAHO: Morning fort of ltmad-ud-daula. Later board afternoon flight to Khajuraho. Transfer to hotel. Evening tour of southern group of the famous Chandela temples. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 06 : KHAJURAHO/VARANASI: Morning tour of eastern group of temples. Later board afternoon flight to Varanasi. Transfer to hotel. Evening boat cruise on the Ganges to view the ghats. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 07 : VARANASI/ KATHMANDU: Half day city tour of temples & Sarnath. Post lunch flight to Kathmandu.Transfer to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 08 : KATHMANDU: Half day tour of city palace, Patan & Swayambhunath. Evening view Nepalese cultural dances. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 09 : KATHMANDU/CHITWAN: Fly to Chitwan National Park. Transfer to jungle lodge. The park is known for its tiger and rhino sightings. Safaris are conducted on elephant back, canoes & land rovers. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
Day 10 : CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK: Morning and evening jungle safari. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
Day 11 : CHITWAN/DELHI : Fly to Kathmandu for connecting flight to Delhi.
DELHI / CORBETT / AGRA / KHAJURAHO / BANDHAVGARH / KANHA / KAWARDHA / RAIPUR / DELHI
Day 01 : DELHI/CORBETT (6 hrs) : Drive to Corbett National Park.Check into your jungle lodge. Post lunch park safari on elephant back accompanied by naturalist. Evening bonfire & barbecue. O/N Corbett.
Day 02 : CORBETT : Morning & evening park visits to see a variety of wildlife in jeeps & elephant back. Evening at leisure at the pool side or the riverside or view a tiger film. Overnight Corbett.
Day 03 : CORBETT/AGRA: Early morning repeat safari, later drive to Agra. Check into hotel in Agra. Afternoon city sightseeing of Agra fort and visit the Jag Mahal in the soft light of the setting sun. It is the world's greatest monument to love, built by Shah Jehan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Overnight Agra
Day 04 : AGRA/KHAJURAHO : Morning transfer to airport to board flight to Khajuraho. Transfer to hotel in the afternoon. Visit the Chandela dynasty temples, famous for their spectacular sculpture and erotic carvings. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 05 : KHAJURAHO/BANDHAVGARH (5 hrs) Drive to Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Check into the jungle lodge. Evening park safari on jeeps. Overnight Bandhavgarh.
Day 06 : BANDHAVGARH/KANHA (5 hrs): Drive to Kanha your journey takes you deep into The Madhya Pradesh heartland & setting of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Check into the fascinating Kiplings camp. This national park is the only one in the country which can boast of having the same abundance of wildlife and variety of species since the days Kipling wrote his book Originally the area was famed as a hunters parade but now the valley has been developed as a national park. The park has deciduous forest, rolling grasslands and meandering streams. It has over 22 species of wildlife including The rare barasingha (swamp deer) and over 230 species of birds. Evening jungle drive. Overnight Kanha.
Day 07 : KANHA: Morning & evening jungle drive you will spend time on machans (viewing platforms) near water holes. Overnight Kanha.
Day 08 : KANHA/KAWARDHA (4hrs) : After early morning jungle drive, proceed to Kawardha. Check into Palace Kawardha, which has been recently opened to visitors by the Maharaja. It is delightfully quiet and unspoiled in contrast with India's other "palace circuits". Kawardha is in the centre of the Baiga tribe who live in the forest surrounding The town. The Radha Krishna family temple with underground roofs & The holy water tank are fascinating. It is a unique experience for visiting the tribal settlements. Overnight Palace
Day 09 : KAWARDHA/RAIPUR/DELHI: Morning at leisure with the Royal family. Later transfer to Raipur for flight to Delhi. BEST TIME: November to June