|Tour Name||Indian Wildlife Tour|
|Tour Duration||13 Nights / 14 Days|
|Destinations covered||Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Raipur|
|Tour Price||On Request|
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi airport on the first day of your Indian wildlife tour, you will be received by the staff of India Tourism Travel and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Day 02: Delhi
After having our breakfast at hotel we will start the sightseeing in Delhi. Following are some most sought after tourist destinations in Delhi, the capital city of India.
India Gate – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi and is also a national landmark. India Gate, which originally was built as an All India War Memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The monument has names of 90,000 Indian soldiers inscribed on its wall which lost their lives during the World War I. Since 1971, the Amar Jawan Jyoti or “The flame of immortal soldier” is also burning under the arch of India Gate. India Gate lawns are a favorite picnic spot for the locals and tourists as well.
Red Fort – Red Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century and at that time it used to be called as “Qila-I-Mubarak”. The monument is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India and is also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A sound and light show is organized here at evening describing Mughal history, which is a great tourist attraction.
Lotus Temple – It is basically a Bahai house of worship. The temple is famous for its beautiful Lotus flower like appearance. It was competed in 1986 and is open for people of all religions and faiths. There are no pictures or statues inside the Lotus Temple. Having the design of India’s national flower, i. e, Lotus, it has 27 free standing marble petals, which are arranged in three rows. The temple’s great architectural design has got accolades at numerous international forums.
Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Delhi Haat, Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar and Birla Temple are few more places which we are going to visit on the day. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel at Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur/ 265 km – 06 hrs
After Delhi our next destination will be Jaipur in Rajasthan. This day we will visit the most popular attractions of the Pink City.
Hawa Mahal – Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is a five storey building with 953 small windows in it. Because of these windows it looks more like a bee hive. The monument is built with red and pink sandstone and architectural style of this imposing building is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectures.
Jal Mahal – It is one of the most amazing buildings in the Pink City Jaipur and one of the most sought after tourist destinations as well. Jal Mahal, which literally means “Water Palace” is situated amidst the Man Sagar Lake. Maharaja Jai Singh II renovated the palace in 18th century and provided it its present looks.
City Palace – The beautiful City Palace was built between 1729 and 1732 by Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Till 20th century several modifications were done in the architecture of City Palace by the successive rulers of Amber. The palace is designed with a fine blend of Indian, Mughal and European architectural styles. The imperial buildings of interest inside the City Palace are Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Pitam Niwas Gate, Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Aam, Maharani Palace, Bhaggi Khana and Govind Ji Temple.
Jantar Mantar, Central Museum, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Moti doongri, Sisodia Rani Garden are few more places that we will see if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur / 195 km – 04 hrs
The fourth day of our Indian Wildlife tour will be spent in Madhopur in Rajasthan. Following are the places that we are going to visit in Madhopur on the day-
Ranthambore National Park – Ranthambore National Park was first established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 and then in 1973 it was declared a Project Tiger Reserve. It was declared a National Park in 1980. Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in North India. It is spread over an area of 392 km2 and is very rich in flora and fauna. Tigers, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital are some species of animals that can be seen in the park. Visitors can avail 20 seater open top canter or 6 seater open top gypsy safari tours in Ranthambore National Park which are conducted two times a day at 6.30 AM and 2.30 PM.
Ranthambore Fort – The majestic Ranthambore Fort was built in 944 by Nagil Jats. It is situated amidst the famous Ranthambore National Park. The fort also has an ancient Jain Temple which was built in 12th century. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at a resort in Madhopur.
Day 05: Sawai Madhopur
We will continue our sightseeing of Madhopur on fifth day of our Indian wildlife tour.
Padam Talao – It is the largest lake in Ranthambore National Park. The lake got this name because of the abundance of water lilies that grow here. Jogi Mahal is a beautiful palace which is situated at the edge of the lake. You can also spot many animals including tigers and chinkaras at the lake side who come here to drink water.
Khandar Fort – Khandar Fort is located on the boundaries of Ranthambore National Park. The fort has seven temples within the complex. These are Jain Temple, Hanuman Temple, Chaturbhuja Temple, Govind Dev ji Temple, Jagatpal ji Temple, Jayanti Mata Temple and a beautiful Rani Temple. Khandar Fort has two huge water tanks and seven small ponds as well.
Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary – It is a popular eco tourism destination, also known as BALAS which includes Aravalli hill and Vindhyachal hill system. These two hilly regions are very rich in bio diversity. Chinkara, Nilgai, Hare, Fox, , Jingle Cat, Chital, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Sloth beer, Jackal, Hyena and Panther are the mammals which can be seen here with ease. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a jungle resort in Madhopur.
Day 06: Madhopur – Bharatpur/ 220 km – 5.5 hrs
After having our breakfast at Madhopur resort we will drive to Bharatpur. These are the places which we are going to visit today.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary/ Keoladeo National Park – Keoladeo National Park, which was earlier known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was created 250 years ago. In the year 1982 it was declared as a National Park. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sanctuary is home to 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 7 turtle species, 7 amphibian species, 13 species of snakes and 5 species of lizards but it is more known for its bird population. Around 366 bird species are found In Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary including the migratory birds like rare the Siberian Cranes.
Ganga Mandir – The construction of this temple was started in the year 1845 by Maharaja Balwant Singh. It is a two storey beautiful temple and every government employee of the area donated his one month’s salary for the construction of this beautiful temple.
Bharatpur Palace – The palace was built in different phases and therefore one can see many kinds of architectural styles in it. The beautiful palace is an example of fine blend of two architectural styles, Rajput architecture and Mughal architecture. The palace also has a museum which showcases a wide collection of artifacts dating back to 2nd century AD. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a resort in Bharatpur.
Day 07: Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra / 80 Kms – 2.5 Hrs
After having our breakfast at Bharatpur resort we will drive to Agra. En-route we will visit the tourist places in Fatehpur Sikri.
Panch Mahal – Panch Mahal is a five storey building and once was a pleasure palace of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a columnar structure containing 84 columns and five storeys, each upper storey decreasing in size than the one below it. The columns once had purdah or thick cloth separation in between to provide privacy to the women of the palace, and there is a pond in front of it, called Anoop Talao.
Jodha Bai’s Palace – It was a palace of Akbar’s Hindu wives. It is also called Rani was and Zenani Dyodhi. The palace has a single gateway and the walls of Jodha Bai’s Palace have many Hindu motifs on it.
Jama Masjid – The mosque is built in traditional Islamic architectural style with a blend of Persian architectural style. It is rectangular and has a single dome, two colonnaded halls and two square chambers. The inner walls of the mosque have beautiful water color paintings.
Buland Darwaza, Khwabgah, Hiran Minar and Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti are some more places on interest in Fatehpur Sikri. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Agra.
Day 08: Agra
Agra, which is situated in Uttar Pradesh, boasts of a world famous monument, Taj Mahal. Today, we are going to visit this wonderful monument and some other interesting places of the city.
Taj Mahal – The magnificent monument is one of the seven new wonders of the world and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. The construction of this monument was started in the year 1632 and it was completed in 1653. In Taj Mahal you can see design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. Though Mughal buildings are generally built of red sand stone, Taj Mahal is made with white marble and has intricate work of semi precious stones as well. The awesome monument also shows elements of Indian and Turkish architectural styles. Taj Mahal is open for visitor from 6 AM to 7.30 PM every day except Fridays.
Agra Fort – Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a brick fort and sometimes also described as the Walled City. It is the same fort from where Mughals sized the world famous diamond Koh-i-Noor, known for its huge size. Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in the fort and he died in its Musamman Burj, a tower of the fort.
Chini Ka Rauza – This beautiful mausoleum was built by Mulla Shukrullah Shirazi in the year 1639. He built his own mausoleum which was decorated with glazed tiles. The building is square in shape and is decorated with glazed tiles that give it a look of sugar crystals, and hence it got the name Chini Ka Rauza. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Agra.
Day 09: Agra – Khajuraho
After breakfast in Agra you will proceed to Agra railway station for train to Khajuraho. After reaching Khajuraho at evening you will visit Khajuraho Group of Monuments & see sound and light show. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 10: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh / 275 km – 7.5 Hrs
Khajuraho is known for its world famous temples that have beautiful and erotic sculptures. These temples are also classified as World Heritage site. Following are the places which we are going to visit in Khajuraho:
Chitragupta Temple – Chitragupta Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is dedicated to the Sun God. The temple has a 7 feet high statue of sun who is shown wearing an armored coat, boots, two lotus flowers in hand and riding on a chariot pulled by seven horses. The temple also has many sculptures on the outer walls that depict apsaras, mithunas, vyalas and other deities. There is an iconographic form of seven headed Vishnu in the temple as well. Like other temples in Khajuraho, Chitragupta temple also has some beautiful and erotic sculptures.
Kalinjar Fort – Kalinjar Fort was built by Chandela rulers in 950-1050 AD. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is built with sand stones and granite. It also has a Shiva dedicated temple within its complex which has a dark blue stone lingam.
Vamana Temple – The temple is dedicated to Lord Vamana. Vamana is the dwarf god and a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It consists of a sanctum sanctorum, shikhara, atrium and a porch.
Parsvnath Temple, Adinath Temple, Ajaigarh Fort, Lakshmi Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Kedariya Mahadev Temple and Laxamana Temple are also the places that we will see today. At night, we will leave for Bandhavgarh by driving for 4 hours. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a jungle resort in Bandhavgarh.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh – Kanha / 260 km – 06 Hrs
After having our breakfast at resort we will begin our jungle safari in Bandhavgarh National Park.
Bandhavgarh National Park – The forest reserve was declared a national park in the year 1968. Spread over an area of 105 km2, it is rich in bio diversity. Bandhavgarh National Park is world famous for the population of Royal Bengal Tigers. It has a large breeding population of leopards and deer as well. Bandhavgarh National Park is home to more than 270 species of birds, 37 mammalian species, 80 species of butterflies and a huge population of reptiles as well.
Bandhavgarh Fort – Bandhavgarh Fort is situated in the center of Bandhavgarh National Park. It is home for many endangered species of vultures. This 2000 years old fort is one of the most visited sites in Bandhavgarh. At night, we will start for Kanha. Dinner and overnight stay will be at forest lodge in Kanha.
Day 12: Kanha
Following are the places that we will visit In Kanha-
Kanha National Park – Kanha National Park came into existence in 1955 and in the year 1974 it was declared a reserve under the Project Tiger. It is spread over an area of 940 km2 and is home to many animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha, Indian wild dog fox, hyena, jungle cat, civets, porcupine, honey badger and hares. The park has more than 200 flowering plants and forest of Sal and Bamboo make it even more beautiful.
Kawardha Palace – Kawardha Palace was built in the year 1930 by Maharaja Dharam Raj Singh. The elegant palace is made from Italian marble and stones. The palace also has a spectacular garden spread over an area of 11 acres. The palace is still a royal property and in the year 1991, it was converted into a luxury hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a jungle resort in Kanha.
Day 13: Kanha – Raipur – (By flight) – Delhi
After having our breakfast at the jungle resort we will start for Raipur. Following are the places that we will see in Raipur:
Mahamaya Temple – This beautiful temple is one of the most visited tourist places in Raipur. Mahamaya Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahamaya who is also known as Durga or Mahishsurmardini, who is a combined power form of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, according to Hindu mythology.
Budhapara Lake – The picturesque lake was built in 1402 AD by the Kalchuri King Brahmdeo. It is a popular picnic and weekend hangout destination of Raipur.
Vivekananda Ashram – It was inaugurated by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1897. People come to this place in very large numbers for spiritual enlightenment.
From Raipur airport we will take flight to Delhi after visiting few more places like Shaheed Smarak Complex, Mahakoshal Art Gallery, and Doodhadhari Monastery. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 14: Delhi – Departure
We will drop you at the airport after breakfast from where you can continue your onward journey to your home.
Indian Wildlife Tour ends with sweet memories!!