Enchanting Temple and Wildlife Tour

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Enchanting Temple and Wildlife Tour

Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights

Route : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Bharatpur – Agra – Jhansi – Orchha - Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Jabalpur - Delhi

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  1. Day 01 - Arrive New Delhi

    Welcome to India!!

    You will be received by Times India Travels representative/ driver at the airport and will be assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel, the representative/driver will hand over the documents of your tour.

    Overnight in Hotel.

  2. Day 02 - Jaipur

    After breakfast, we will drive to Jaipur. It is also known as the “Pink City”. It is a wonderful city exuding royal aura. It was one of the well-planned cities of its time when it was founded by the Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II. After reaching there, you will check-in to the hotel. You will take a short trip around the markets nearby your hotel. Here, you can buy trinkets, souvenirs, curios and local artifacts.

    Overnight at Jaipur hotel.

  3. Day 03 - Jaipur

    After breakfast, you will go on a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. There is so much to explore that a day is not enough. Explore the places like Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, etc. Also visit the City Palace-the present residence of the royal family. The most famous attraction of the city is Amber Fort. It is situated on a hillock from where you can have a panoramic view of the city. It is a splendid fort spread over a large area. This fort is a fine specimen of Rajput architecture. You will just love the elephant ride up the hill to the fort.

    Overnight at Jaipur hotel.

  4. Day 04 - Jaipur – Ranthambhore

    Morning move to Ranthambore National Park. Arriving at the national park in the afternoon, you will check in at the wildlife resort. We will arrange the wildlife tour in the evening for you that will help you understand the wildlife milieu better. With the evening walk in the forest will please you with the viewing of Hanuman Langurs that are found in abundance in this area. In the Afternoon we will be picking at the Chambal River. In the evening we take small sightseeing tour to discover its exotic flora that comprises of Am (Mangifera Indica), Imli (Tamarindus indica), Babul (Acacia nilotica), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kadam (Anthocephalus cadamba), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Acacia catechu), Karel (Capparis decidua), Khejda (Prosopis specigera), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Overnight stay at Ranthambore Resort.

  5. Day 05 - Ranthambore

    Early morning today before Breakfast, we take a Jeep Safari to the Tiger Reserve, exploring the tigers and other attractions of the jungle that include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer,Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Rufous Tailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara etc.

    After we will engage yourself in birding spotting some of the rare species such as crested serpent, spoonbills, partridge, quail, parakeets, Common kingfishers, owls and storks, geese and ducks. The most visible bird in Ranthambore is the peacock, India's national bird. Later we visit the Ranthambore Fort, founded in the year 944 by the Chauhan Rajputs. After the defeat of the Chauhan king Prithviraj III by Muhammad of Ghori in the year 1192. It led by Govinda Raja, grandson of Prithviraj became the center of Chauhan resistance to the expanding the Sultanate of Delhi. Later after many battles & rulers, it came in hands of Mughals Emperor Akbar in the year 1559. This fort was given to the Kachhwa Maharajas of Jaipur in the 17th century and it remained part of the Jaipur state till Indian independence. The area around the fort became a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur.

    Overnight stay at Ranthambore Resort.

  6. Day 06 - Agra via Bharatpur & Fatehpur Sikri (260 km- 6 hr)

    After breakfast drive to Agra via Bharatpur, erstwhile royal hunting retreat famous for its proximity to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which has the largest concentration & variety of bird life in all of Asia. Stop by at Fatehpur Sikri, one of the capital cities of Akbar. This new capital came up in 1569. Upon arrival at Agra, check in at a hotel.

    Overnight at Agra hotel.

  7. Day 07 - Agra – City Tour

    Agra train to Jhansi (Train no.:2410 – 17:15hrs-20:08hrs)
    Jhansi drive to Orcha by car (20 km – 30 mins)

    Next day after breakfast we carry with the sightseeing tour to Agra which was the erstwhile capital of India under Great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal - Eternal Poetry of love, built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Most of Agra is on the West bank of the river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & the Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. After an early breakfast, visit Taj Mahal , followed by Agra Fort. Later in the afternoon take an excursion to Sikandra , Akbar's tomb.

    In the evening our driver will drop you to the Agra station to board train for Jhansi, arrive Jhansi railway station our driver would assist you & transfer to Orchha.

    Overnight stay at Orchha hotel.

  8. Day 08 - Khajuraho

    The sightseeing of Orchha will take you back to the historical era, and will remind you of the Rajas and Maharajas who built great forts and palaces. Post breakfast visit Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Ram Raja temple in Orchha, further drive to Khajuraho.

    Overnight at Khajuraho hotel.

  9. Day 09 - Bandhavgarh

    The tour you will visit the most enchanting destination of the country - Khajuraho temples were built between 950 - 1050 AD by the warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty- a truly inspired burst of creativity. Only 22 temples survived of the 85 originally built. Matangeshwar temple is still in worship today, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition. Later drive to Bandhavgarh. Overnight stay at Bandhavgarh Wildlife Resort.

  10. Day 10 - Bandhavgarh (Two Safaris)

    The early morning visit to Bandhavgarh National Park and the afternoon jeep safari of Bandhavgarh National Park. It is much smaller than that of Kanha National Park, but has the highest density of tiger population in India is between 46 to 52 tigers. There are also 27 leopards. The park area is 448 sq. km. Evening time is for walk between the nature.

    Overnight at Wildlife Resort.

  11. Day 11 - Kanha

    We will Continue our wildlife tour and move towards the Kanha National Park. Kanha National Park is one of India's largest national parks that covers 1945 sq. km, including a core zone of 940 sq. km. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Evening for Leisure.

    Overnight stay at Kanha wildlife resort.

  12. Day 12 - Kanha (Two Safaris)

    Next day we will be at the Kanha National Park. At Afternoon, you will go for jeep safari at the Park. Wildlife management is done properly over the past 30 years and has been noted a steady increase in the numbers of tigers & leopards and also Sambhar, Cheetal (Spotted Deer), Swamp Deer & Gaur (Indian Bison). As per the 1997 census - the Tiger population was 114 & the Leopards was 86. There is a reasonably good chance of sighting tigers here & this is one of the best places in the state for bird watching. Evening for bird watching.

    Overnight stay at Kanha wildlife resort.

  13. Day 13 - Kanha Train to Jabbalpur

    Jabbalpur – Delhi (Train no.:2411 – 1555 hr-0725 hr)
    Morning drive to Jabbalpur to board overnight train for Delhi.
    Overnight Train

  14. Day 14 - New Delhi

    Finally we are back to Delhi. Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi which is the 17th century walled city of ShahJahanabad. We will visit the great Jama Masjid- the principal mosque of Old Delhi. It was built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughals Emperor Shah Jahan and is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we will walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk which is the oldest marketplace of ShahJahanabad. It is now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort- built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.

    In New Delhi, we will visit Raj Ghat- memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughals Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughals architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later dinner transfer to International airport for fly back to sweet home.

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