India Wildlife Tour Packages

Duration: 16 Nights 17 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Bharatpur - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Delhi

Day 1:Delhi

Arrival at the airport & on meeting our representatives will receive you and you will be transferred and checked into the Hotel.

Day 2:Delhi

Delhi- the commercial hub has many tourist attractions to offer. Old Delhi takes you through the narrow streets that are a fascination and the crowd is huge. Old Delhi has a lot of historical monuments to visit like the Red fort, Jama masjid. Further on we the tallest tower that is the Qutab minar. Visit vibrant shopping complex of Connaught Place, Delhi Haat for handicraft goods and delicious food bonanza or just drop in at Janpath- for buying a variety of cheap and best items. If you are looking for spiritual peace, visit Lotus temple, which is also famous for its marvelous architecture and heavenly beauty. Take a stroll at Rajpath. Or pay a visit to India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan for viewing monuments made during British era.

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur 260 kms

Jaipur is the next city that the guests are taken to and the pink city has a lot to offer. The most important tourist attraction is the Amber fort and a ride to the fort in the afternoon after reaching Jaipur on an elephant back is what the guests look forward to. rnrnThe Kachchawahas ruled from Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, for seven centuries. With a history so old, it is not unexpected that there is a lot of the past that can be traced in its archeological history. While many of the early structures have either disappeared or ruined, those dating from the16th century on are in a remarkable state of preservation. Amber as it exists now is the handiwork of three of the kingdom's rulers that include Man Singh, and Jai Singh I and II. Approached from a steep ramp, visitors ride up on elephant back, entering through the grand Singh Pol gateway and continuing to Jaleb Chowk, the courtyard where they disembark from the pachyderm. From here, they are faced wit two flights of steps, one leading to Shila Mata complex with its enshrined image of the goddess, and the other to the main palace complex.

Day 4: Jaipur - Ranthambore 185 kms

Morning the places that are left out in the city tour of Jaipur are visited before leaving for an afternoon drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: In Ranthambore

Ranthambore national park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its `friendly' tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.

Day 6: Ranthambore - Bharatpur 225 kms

From Ranthambore we move towards the Paradise of the most beautiful birds that is Bharatpur drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary is only 29 sq Kms. Apart from the exotic birds there are also places of historic interest like thesplendid Bharatpur Palace has a large number of ancient exhibits that date back to the early 15th century. The maharajas of Bharatpur became famous for the bird-lands they carefully developed in the marshes just outside Bharatpur. In old times, the duck shoots hosted here were attended by several maharajas and visiting British dignitaries. These splendid bird-lands have now been converted into a remarkable, if small, national park. rnrnBharatpur town has nothing to offer but is set in a region rich in history, replete with the old forts and palaces of the Jat kings. Deeg, with its pleasure palaces, is oft visited. The proximity to the Taj Mahal at Agra adds attraction to Bharatpur. There are also other interesting places nearby, including Dholpur, Karauli, Goverdhan and Bayana. On reaching the guests are checked into the hotel and are allowed to visit the park. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bharatpur.

Day 07: Bharatpur - Agra 50 kms

One may not want to leave this paradise but nothing to get disappointed about. We move towards the land of the Taj. Enroute we also visit the Fatehpur Sikri.rnBadal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharata as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister city of Mathura which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the Yamuna to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babur defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Agra - Bandhavgarh

Post Lunch you will be taken to board an sleeper class air-conditioned train to Umaria (closest town to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve).

Day 9: Arrive Umaria at 06:15hrs.

Drive 32kms to Bandhavgarh. rnrnSet amidst the Vindhyan ranges and the eastern flank of Satpura hill range Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places to see and enjoy wildlife in India. The Reserve is named after the highest hill Bandhavgarh (807 m.) in the center of the Reserve. A chain of smaller hills, 32 in all, surrounds this hill, forming a number of valleys and spurs in between.This park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys. The rivers Johilla and Son flowing on the eastern side, the river Umrar passing through the western fringes and the Bandhavgarh hill, visible from as far as 30 km., are some of the landmarks of the Reserve. rnrnMuch of the park is covered in Sal forest, replaced by mixed forests in the higher elevations of the hills. There are extensive strands of bamboo, which flowered in 1984-85, and grasslands. Generally the forests have less undergrowth here, thus offering better sightings of wildlife, notably mammals, including the daylight sightings of Tigers in the grassy 'maidans'. More than 60 Tigers are estimated for the park.

Day 10: In Bandhavgarh

Evening Jeep drives to the parkElephant ride in the park.

Day 11:In Bandhavgarh

Morning & Evening Jeep drive Elephant ride in the park.

Day 12: In Bandhavgarh

Morning & Evening Jeep drive Elephant ride in the park.

Day 13: Drive Bandhavgarh - Kanha, 250kms, 6 hours drive.

As we move towards the end of our tour, our esteemed guests are taken to Kanha national park another hub for the most sought after Tigers.rnKanha is considered to be the Kipling country and the nearby forests were the setting for the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. It's an outstanding national park of Central India, noted for its last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the Swamp Deer. Spotting wild animals is always a matter of luck, but Kanha National Park is so rich in wildlife that the odds are tilted in your favor. There are a healthy numbers of the Tiger found over here, which may be seen during the day, and is one of the best places left to see them. There are herds of spotted deer to be seen. With a little luck, you could also spot the timorous barking deer. There is also a very strong possibility that you will see the rare hard-ground Barasingha, the Swamp Deer. Once there were only 66 of these in Kanha National Park, but careful conservation and management raised their population to over 400. It was in Kanha National Park that the eminent zoologist George Schaller studied the relation-ship between predators and its prey and came out with the book 'Deer and The Tiger'.rnOn reaching the Kanha national park the guests are checked into the resort and the plan for the evening Jeep safari at the Kanha Tiger Reserve is made.

Day 14: In Kanha

Morning & Evening Jeep Safari in the park.

Day 15: Kanha - Jabalpur 180 kms

This is the last day at the park as our tour comes to an end. There is morning Jeep Safaris conducted in the park. Later in the afternoon the guests drive to Jabalpur to take a train to Delhi.

Day 16: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by the train from Jabalpur and Departure to the International airport to board the flight back to your respective homes.