India is home to several fabulous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, which makes this country a nature lover’s paradise. The wildlife sanctuaries in India are home to around two thousand different species of birds, 3500 species of mammals, nearly 30000 different kinds of insects and more than 15000 varieties of plants. Travelers from all across the globe come to India to take a look at its rich wildlife and natural vegetation There are as many as 80 national parks and over 441 wildlife sanctuaries in India, covering nearly 4.5% of the total geographical area of the country. Scattered all across the country, these sanctuaries and parks attracts the tourists with their beautiful landscapes, amazing rock formation and diverse range of flora and fauna. Most of these sanctuaries were originally private hunting grounds of the former Indian aristocratic families.
|1||Delhi||India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan(President’s Palace ), Parliament House.|
|2||Sariska||Jungle safari in the Tiger reserve|
|3||Bharatpur||Bird watching in Keoladeo Ghanna National Park|
|5||Agra||Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra & Itmad-Ud-Daula|
|6||Gwalior||Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Museum & Tomb of Mian Tansen.|
|6||Orchha||Chaturbhuj Temple, Ram Raja Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jehangir Mahal & Chattries.|
|7||Khajuraho||Western group of temples|
|9||Bandhavgarh||Jungle safari in the Tiger reserve|
|11||Shivpuri||Jungle Safari in Madhav National Park|
|12||Kota||City Palace & Museum|
|14||Ranthambhore||Jungle safari in the Tiger reserve|
|15||Jaipur||Amber Fort, Palace of the Wind, City Palace & Observatory|
When To Go
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning our representative will meet you and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax for a while and after delicious lunch at the hotel in the afternoon we will do sightseeing tour of Delhi and will visit India Gate, a memorial in honor of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the World War I. Have a glimpse of magnificent Rashtrapathi Bhawan while driving along Rajpath , then you would also see the Parliament House and secretariat etc. Return back to the hotel and have dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 Delhi / Sariska (220 Kms / 04 Hrs)
On the 2nd day after breakfast depart by surface to Sariska. On arrival check in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon after taking your lunch you will be enjoying jungle safari in the wildlife reserve which is a famous tiger reserve. Other animals which you can spot are tiger, herbivores, spotted deer, sambar, blue bull,Chinkara,Nilgai,Hyena etc. Return back to the hotel and in the evening you can enjoy the folk dances. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 Sariska / Bharatpur (165 Kms / 03 Hrs)
After breakfast we will drive to Bharatpur. The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 Bharatpur / Agra (50 Kms / 01 Hrs)
In the morning visit to Keoladev Bird Sanctuary which has 380 species of birds and here you will also find migratory birds from across the world like the Siberian Crane. In the afternoon you will travel to Agra by road. On arrival checkin at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 Agra
On the 5th day visit to world famous Taj Mahal at dawn. After admiring the magnificence of this monument return back to the hotel and have your breakfast. Then after that you will visit Sikandra, the tomb of the Akbar as well as Itmad – Ud – Daula’s tomb, built before the Taj Mahal . This tomb is in memory of Ghias-ud-din Beg, built by his daughter Empress Noor Jahan. After lunch visit to 16th century Mughal monument Red Fort of Agra. This is an imposing structure of red sandstone and is also known as Agra Fort. Here you see the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan, Diwan-i-Khas which is an audience hall and two magnificent mosques. Here in the fort there is the octagonal tower Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan died after being was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. In the evening also we will visit the Taj Mahal to admire its beauty when golden rays of the melting sun falls on it. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 Agra / Gwalior / Orchha (220 Kms / 05 Hrs)
After breakfast drive by surface to Orchha. Enroute visit Gwalior. You will visit various tourist attractions here like Gwalior Fort, Mausoleum of 16th century Sufi saint Ghous Mohammed, Tomb of Mian Tansen, magnificent Jai Vilas Palace etc. Later continue drive to Orchha was founded in the 15th century AD by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha and also built the Fort of Orchha. On arrival check in at hotel PM : Visit to Chaturbhuj Temple built by the Queen of Orchha Ganeshi Bai, Ram Raja Temple built by ruler Madhukar Shah, Lakshmi Narayan Temple built by ruler Bir Sing Ju Deo in 1622 and it is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Jehangir Mahal built by the ruler Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahangir in 1606. It is a three storied structure that is marked by stylishly hanging balconies, porches, and apartments. Chatrries memorials to the rulers of Orchha grouped along the kanchan ghat of the river Betwa. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7 Orchha / Khajuraho (170 Kms / 04 Hrs)
Today in the morning after breakfast drive by surface to Khajuraho. On arrival checkin at hotel. PM : visit to Western Group of Temples, the most important temple being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho temples. Visit the Chaunsat Yogini Jain Temple dedicated to the 64 “Yoginis” or attendants of Goddess Kali. This temple stands apart from the rest. Also seethe Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely sculpture of Lord Vishnu in his 11 headed form. The sculptures that adorn the temples, carved in stone depict gods, goddesses and amorous couples This place is noted for its medieval Hindu and Jain Temples. Night is spent at the hotel.
Day 8 Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh (230 Kms / 5 Hrs)
Today on the 08th day of India Wildlife Tour you will visit the renowned temples of Khajuraho. Return back to the hotel and have a delicious lunch. After that we will leave for Bandhavgarh. The Bandhavgarh National Park is situated in the district of Sahdol and is ensconced among the Vindhya hills. This national park was declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9 Bandhavgarh
The day is spent game viewing in the Bandhavgarh reserve and here you will find variety of animals as well as bird species. You may be lucky to spot tigers, leopards, gaur,chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Dholes, nilgais, wild boars, chinkaras etc. Bird watchers can see here white browed fantails, steppe eagles, green pigeons, grey malabar hornbills, blossom headed parakeets, parakeets, blue bearded bee eaters etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho (230 Kms / 05 Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel we will again drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening is kept free for relaxation and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 11 Khajuraho / Shivpuri (275 Kms / 06 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Shivpuri. On arrival check in at hotel and in the afternoon visit Madhav National Park, earlier it was private shooting reserve of Maharaja of Gwalior it is also believed that from the dense forests of Madhav Shivpuri National Park, Akbar once captured elephants for his stables in the year 1564. Now here various animals dwelling in their natural habitat are found like Nilgai, Sambar, four-horned antelope, blackbuck, sloth bear, tiger, hyena, jackal, chital, four-horned antelope, wild boar, chinkara, crocodile etc… Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 Shivpuri / Kota (235 Kms / 05 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Kota. After reaching there check-in at the hotel. Here you will visit the magnificent City Palace and a small museum which showcases the private collection of the ruler. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13 Kota / Ranthambore (145 Kms 2.5 Hrs)
Today you go to Ranthambhore situated at the point where Aravallis meet the Vindhyas. Here you will find wild animals like the Indian tigers as well as Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14 Ranthambore
Today the full days is spent in game viewing at Ranthambore National Park, which is nestled at the intersection of the Aravalli and Vindhya hills.The park offers you an opportunity to see Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare etc. The night is spent at the resort.
Day 15 Ranthambore / Jaipur (170 Kms / 03 Hrs)
In the morning after breakfast depart for Jaipur. Arrive late afternoon and check-in hotel. PM : visit to Palace of the Winds, the halls of the City Palace (still a royal residence), at the Jantar Mantar Observatory, learn how it was constructed to measure ‘the harmony of the heavens’, a concept dear to Hindus as they believe their fated souls move to its rhythms. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16 Jaipur/ Delhi
After breakfast visit to Amber Fort. The Fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture and you can either ride to its lofty heights by jeep or on a gaily-bedecked. Later drive by surface to Delhi. On arrival transfer to International airport to board flight to back home.