Tiger Trails of India

Tiger Trails of India

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Jabalpur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Delhi

Duration:
11 Nights / 12 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Late night arrival in Delhi and be met by our representative at the airport welcoming you to India with fresh flowers. Transfer to the hotel for immediate occupancy of the rooms already reserved for you. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 - In Delhi
Today explore the city of Delhi with exclusive guide. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to the country. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these more than 2000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven cities, where the traditional Indian capital is situated now.

Your sightseeing will include all the major attractions of Delhi like Red fort (which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The premises of the Red Fort houses a number of beautiful buildings like Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and Rang Mahal), Jama Masjid (It is the largest mosque in India and was built in 17th Century. A cupboard is located at the Mosque which contains a collection of prophet Muhammad's relics, a red beard-hair of the prophet and his sandals), Chandni chowk (which was once the richest street market in the world), Qutub Minar (This tower dated back to 12th century. This minar or tower has many historical values) and the government buildings like Parliament House, President House, India Gate,etc. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 - Delhi to Sariska (190 Kms)
In the morning, proceed to Sariska by car. The sanctuary came under the Project Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in 1982. At that time, there were more than 35 tigers in the sanctuary but the population is decreased now due to illegal poarching. It has total area of more than 700 sq. kilometres. Other carnivores of the jungle are the panther, jungle cat, jackal and hyena. Other animals include the sambhar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai and umpteen porcupines. The birdlife comprises of the peafowl, gray partridge, quail, sandgrouse, tree pie, white-breasted kingfisher, golden woodpecker and great Indian horned owl.

You will be provided with a jungle safari and overnight stay at Sariska Palace. The Sariska Palace is one of the best Grand Heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The Sariska Palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar with an aim to serve as an ideal getaway to the wilderness. This Palace hotel also summons the tourists to nature walks and Sariska Wildlife tours in the nearby Sariska Wildlife sanctuary by jeep safaris or horse safaris for the more daring ones.
Day 04 - Sariska to Jaipur (110 Kms)
In the morning proceed for Jaipur after having your breakfast. Reach there by noon. The rest of the day is free for your shopping or other pleasure activities. You can also experience the magic of Jaipur by taking a walk in the bye lanes of old city. A dinner (optional) can also be arranged in an ethnic restaurant to get the true flavour of Rajasthani culture, hospitality and its cuisine.
Overnight at Heritage Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05 - Jaipur to Ranthambore (160 Kms)
The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as the Pink city. There is a timeless appeal in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur, where one can shop for Rajasthani items like handlooms and trinkets. Attractive monuments, and marvelous Havelis (mansion) & Palaces and superb forts are worthy of admiration. Start your city Tour with an early morning visit to the Fort of Amer, which was the capital of ancient Rajputs. Ride up to the gates on elephant back and explore the great fortress palace buildings. Amer or Amber was the former capital of the Rajputs, for many centuries. Spend rest of the time visiting -City Palace (an true example of imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The Maharaja of Jaipur still lives there), Jantar Mantar Observatory (This is the largest of five observatories built during 18th century), & Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and other local attractions in Jaipur.

After sightseeing of Jaipur, proceed to Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) by car. The drive will take three hours. Overnight at a Jungle Resort in Sawai Madhopur.
Day 06 - Ranthambore
The National Park of Ranthambore is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country, under the Project Tiger. Ranthambhor sanctuary has a large numbers of sambar, chittal, nilgai, chinkara, langurs, wild boar and peafowl. While deer congregate here to drink water, fresh water crocodiles, can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature. The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local birds. The local fauna of the Park includes leopard, hyena, Jackal, Jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters.

Go for morning Jungle safari and then evening safari in open canter with naturalist (wild life Guide). You will also have a chance to visit Ranthambore Fort. Ranthambore’s gloriously past manifests itself in this fort. Built in 10th Century atop steep high creek, the fort wall runs round the summit and has a number of semi-circular bastions, some with sheer drops of over 65 m and stunning views. Ruined pavilions, walls and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. Overnight in Sawai Madhopur.
Day 07 - Ranthambore to Agra via Bharatpur (290 Kms)
In the morning proceed for Agra by car at 0800 hrs, enroute visit to Bharatpur and Fateh Pur Sikri. Keoladeo Ghana or Bharatpur National Park is one of the most spectacular Bird Sanctuaries in India. Sambar, chital, nilgai and boar can also be find here easily. More than 350 species of birds are found in this small park of 29 sq. km. Keoladeo, the name derives from an ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, which is situated in the centre of the park. 'Ghana' means dense, referring to the thick forest, which used to cover the area. While many of India's National Parks have been developed from the hunting preserves of Royal families of India, Keoladeo Ghana is perhaps the only case where the habitat has been created by a Maharaja. A third of the birds found here are migrants, many of whom spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their home towns, as far away as Siberia and Central Asia. Migratory birds at Keoladeo include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which is slightly less than two meters, and as small a bird as Siberian disky leaf warbler, which is the size of a finger.

Out of all the migrants, the most sought after is the Siberian Crane or the great white crane, which migrates to this site every year, covering a distance of more than half the globe. These birds, are on the verge of extinction.

After spending few hours in Bird Sanctuary, go to Fateh Pur Sikri (Ghost city), the ancient capital of King Akbar. This deserted city lies along the top of a ridge. This new capital had to be abandoned, only 14 years after it was created, due to lack of water. But the splendid palaces and mosques remain as a dream. However, this ghost city, is worth a view for its buildings, and can be classified into religious and architectural wonders. After sightseeing, continue journey to Agra. Overnight in Agra.
Day 08 - Agra to Jabalpur
Agra is the unique Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, The Taj-Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So overwhelming is the magic monument, that Agra has been immortalized, as the City of the Taj. Your City Tour will include – Sikandra (the Tomb of King Akbar), Agra fort with its exquisitely rich palaces, Itmud-Ud-Duala and the magnificent TAJ MAHAL -about which legion of tributes have been written. In the evening, go to Railway Station to catch the overnight train to Jabalpur. Dinner and night stay in AC class of the train.
Day 09 - Jabalpur to Kanha (160 Kms)
Morning arrival in Jabalpur. Meet & greet at Railway Station followed by transfer by car to Kanha. The Kanha Tiger Reserve (created in 1974), is spread over 940sq km. It is one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world. Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the sambar,the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelopein the world, Nilgai, thesloth bear, and panthers. The barasingha is undoubtedly, the jewel of Kanha, and drastic steps have been taken to rescue it from complete extinction. But for all the astonishing diversity in its wildlife population, Kanha is best known as the habitat of the tiger. Go for the evening safari drive in the jungle. Overnight at a Jungle resort in Kanha.
Day 10 - Kanha to Bandhavgarh (280 Kms)
In the morning, drive towards Bandhavgarh. The drive will take approx 5 hours. After having your lunch, go for the jungle safari in Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is known to have highest density of Tiger population in India. This is also known as White Tiger territory. The other species found in Bandhavgarh are Indian Bison, Sambar, barking deer and nilgai. You will also find Bandhavgarh Fort on the highest hill in Bandhavgarh. Although no records are there to show the history of the fort, it is believed to be about 2000 years old. Several dynasties have ruled the fort. The oldest signs of habitation are the caves dug into the sandstone, near the fort. Several of these contain Brahmin inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forest range around the region had been maintained as a game preserve for the Maharajahs of Rewa. It was then declared as a National Park in 1968.

Overnight at a Jungle Resort in Bandhavgarh.
Day 11 - Bandhavgarh to Jabalpur (164 Kms)
Go for one more Jungle drive in the morning. After safari, proceed towards Jabalpur by car to catch the overnight train to Delhi. Overnight in AC Sleeper class in train.
Day 12 - Delhi
Early morning arrival in Delhi. Meet & greet at Railway Station followed by transfer to International Airport to catch your flight back home.
 
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