Taj Mahal with Wildlife Tours

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Bandavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi


Day 01 : Delhi

Arrive Delhi by International airport.
The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, including a history as the capital of several empires. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya Period (c. 300 BC); since then, the site has seen continuous settlement. In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspuri, which is near Noida. Two sandstone pillars inscribed with the edicts of Ashoka were brought to the city by Firuz Shah Tughluq in the 14th century. The famous Iron pillar near the Qutub Minar was commissioned by the emperor Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta dynasty (320-540) and transplanted to Delhi during the 10th century. Eight major cities have been situated in the Delhi area. The first four cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Sawai Madhopur (by train)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Train Station in time to connect train for SAWAI MADHOPUR.

About 180 kms. to north-east of Jaipur, along the rolling hills of Vindhyas and Aravali ranges lies the town of Sawai Madhopur . The town founded in 1765 AD was named after its founder Sawai Madho Singh-I of Jaipur.Today Sawai Madhopur is known for Ranthambore, a Wildlife reserve and a place of historical importance.
Upon arrival in Sawai Madhopur, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 03 : Ranthambore Wildlife Tours

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning and evening you will enjoy the game viewing by canter/jeeps
Overnight at the hotel

Day 04 : Sawai Madhopur - Bharatpur (400km / 250Miles)

After Breakfast at the hotel, leave for Bharatpur by road. The history of Bharatpur can be traced back to the epic age of the Mahabharata, when the Matsya Kingdom flourished here in the 5th century BC The Matsya were allies of the Pandavas in the Battle of Kurukshetra. The city of Bharatpur was named after the name of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama. Lakshman, the other brother of Rama was worshipped as the family deity of the rulers of Bharatpur. The ruler Lakshman's name is engraved on the coats-of-arms and the seals of the state.

Arrive Bharatpur and check in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Bharatpur Bird sanctuary – Agra ( 55 km / 35 Miles)

Early this morning you will enjoy bird watching at the park by CYCLE RICKSHAW
Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Leave for Agra by road. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri or Fathpur Sikri , historic city (1991 pop. 25,446), Uttar Pradesh state, N India . It was founded (1569) by the Mughal emperor Akbar to honor the Muslim saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who had foretold the birth of Akbar's son and heir, Jahangir. The city was Akbar's capital until 1584. By 1605 it was largely deserted because of the inadequate water supply. A masterpiece of Muslim architecture, the city is unique in India as a nearly intact Mughal city.

Arrive Agra and check in at the hotel.
Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city.
Though the heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here.
Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Agra - Umaria (Bandhavgarh) ( by train)

Breakfast at the hotel.
This morning you will be given the city tour of Agra .
Transfer to station for train to UMARIA.

Overnight on board train.

Day 07 : Arrive at Bandhavgarh

Arrive UMARIA.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers, cheetals, leopard, gaur, sambhar, and many more faunal species. Bandhavgarh National Park is nestled in the Vindhya mountain range of Central India full of hills and reverines. Though, very small in comparison to Kanha or other parks of Madhya Pradesh, the park hosts almost the same number of tigers or any other wildlife animal. Apart from tigers and leopards, Bandhavgarh is also extremely productive for medium-sized bison herds.

Bandhavgarh came into existence as a national park in 1968 with a core area of 105 sq. km, which was later extended to include two adjoining sal forests in 1986.

Arrive Bandhavgarh and check in at the hotel.
Later you will enjoy the game viewing at the park.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Bandhavgarh Wildlife Safari

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning and evening, game viewing at the park.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Bandhavgarh – Kanha ( 255 km / 160 Miles

After breakfast Leave for Kanha by road.
Kanha National Park, now known as Kanha Tiger Reserve is located in the Maikal range, the eastern sector of the Satpura Hills of the Central Indian Highlands.

The name Kanha itself may be derived from kanhar, the local term for the clayey soil in the valley bottoms, or from Kanva, a holy man who once lived there in a forest village. Two river valleys are prominent features of the park's topography: the Banjar in the west and the Halon in the east. Both these rivers are tributaries of the Narmada, which flows through the district headquarters town of Mandla , 64 km (40 miles) to the northwest of the park's western entrance. Kanha's valleys are enclosed by hills topped with plateaux, locally called dadar.
Arrive Kanha and check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 10 : Kanha

Morning and evening, game viewing at the park.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 Kanha – Nagpur (260Km/163Miles)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Leave Kanha for Nagpur by road.
Arrive Nagpur and check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Nagpur-Delhi (by air)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport in time to connect flight for Delhi .
In Delhi you will be transferred to the International airport to connect your onward flight.