10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
DELHI - RANTHAMBORE - BHARATPUR - AGRA - BANDAVGARH - KANHA – JABALPUR
The ‘EXHILARATING TIGER SAFARIS’ Tour package includes visits to three prominent wildlife tourist attractions in Rajasthan which include Ranthambore, Bandavgarh and Kanha National Park. Ranthambore national park - one of the famous and the largest national parks in the Northern India, is the idealt synonym for the wildlife tourism in Rajasthan. The only land in India where you can find plenty of mother and cub tiger groups. The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a beautiful forest with wildlife and vegetation in abundance. Bandhavgarh is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world and Kanha National Park - Located in a central region of Madhya Pradesh it is the largest National Park and a Tiger Reserve in central India. It has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia.
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Tiger Tour'! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Freshen up then proceed for a half day city tour of Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Watch Sound & light show! .
Morning after breakfast proceed for a half day tour of Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. In transfer to railway station to catch train for Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore). Arrive Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore) and check in to your hotel.
Cuddled up in the eastern zone of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur is one of the prominent conurbations of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the 'Gateway to Ranthambore', the town has seen many historic episodes and reigns. Sawai Madhopur has partly plain and partly undulating hilly terrain. The South and south east part of the district has hills and broken ground which form a part of a vast track of rugged region enclosing the narrow valley of the Chambal river.Surrounded by Vindhyas & Aravalis, this place is a treat for adventure enthusiasts as well as the ones with a fascination for history, with the Ranthambore National park- the most renowned national park in northern India and the Ranthambore Fort which was recently included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, being the main attractions.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Early morning explore the Jungle on Canter Safari.
Return back to hotel for breakfast and later proceed to visit the Fort.
Afternoon, proceed on a Jeep Safari.
Return back to hotel for good night’s rest.
This morning after breakfast at hotel drive to Bharatpur.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest water-bird sanctuaries in the world. The Maharaja of Bharatpur artificially created the lake and wetland in the 19th century. By building small dykes and dams and diverting water from an irrigation canal, he converted this low-lying area into a fine wild fowl shooting preserve. In a few years, the new wetland surrounded by marginal forests was able to support thousands of water birds.
Return to the hotel in the evening and relax.
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city.
Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
On arrival in Agra - check in at the hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Mohabbatein Taj show in Kalakriti .
Morning visit Taj Mahal during sunrise.
Return back to hotel for breakfast and later visit Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Afternoon, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellent range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Later, in the evening we will transfer you to Railway station to board the train for UMARIA (BANDAVGARH)
Overnight: On Board the Train
Reach UMARIA and transfer to Bandavgarh.
Bandavgarh is justifiably famous for its Tigers, but it has a wide range of other game. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terai forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes scarcer and the undergrowth dies back.
In the afternoon, proceed to visit the Jungle on Jeep.
Return back to hotel and retire for the day.
Proceed on the Jeep Safari. into the Jungle.
Return back to hotel for breakfast.
After a while visit the Bandavgarh Fort: The oldest fort in India - considered to be more than 2500 years. One-hour trek up the fort is worth the effort. The charm of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled and unexplored. Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a guide. Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples of around the 12th century.
Today after breakfast drive to Kanha.
This is the place that has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle Book". Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha. Rest of the day at leisure.
Proceed for a morning and afternoon Safari into the Jungle.
Breakfast at hotel. We drive back to Jabalpur airport to board the flight for onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Tiger Tour' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.