Duration: 13 Days/ 12 Nights
Let's take a look at some of India's best wildlife safaris. India has a rich and diverse landscape. It is home to a multitude of cultures and societies. However, the abundance of wildlife found in the country reflects this diversity. The closest you can get to see these wild animals in their natural environment is on a jungle safari. Additionally, you will also get to visit the famous Golden Triangle cities and will experience the best of culture, heritage, and wildlife of India.
This trip will take you to the 3 best wildlife parks of India i.e. Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh, and Kanha. All the 3 referred wildlife parks provide an excellent opportunity of seeing the elusive tigers in the wild along with other wildlife. The Ranthambore National Park, which spans 1,334 square kilometers, is a royal haven for big cats i.e. Tigers. Additionally, you will be rewarded with sightings of other wild animals such as Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Crocodiles, and Sambar, to name a few.
The Bandhavgarh National Park provides the best chance to see the magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers. The tiger population in Bandhavgarh is the densest in the world. While Kanha, also known as Mowgli Land, was the setting for Rudyard Kipling's classic, The Jungle Book. The classic featured the Black Panther, Bears, Pythons, Elephants, and even the Bengal Tiger. Around 125 tigers pepper the park's scenery, making it a real treat for nature lovers!
You will be received at Delhi international airport, assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Your personal guide takes you to the fantastic sites of old and New Delhi. The sites include the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s tomb and the 12th century Qutab Minar. During the day you also drive past the government buildings like the President house, the parliament, India gate. Later also visit a Sikh temple. Evening free to stroll in the famous markets of Delhi.
Board a morning train to Sawai Madhopur (nearest railway station to Ranthambhore). You will be met on arrival at Sawai Madhopur, and a short 20 minutes drive will make you reach Ranthambhore to check in at your hotel. After lunch and brief leisure, proceed for an afternoon jungle safari in an open jeep for wildlife viewing. If lucky, you may get a chance to see the king of the jungle.
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside the jungle to get the chance to encounter the elusive tiger. Stay overnight at your wildlife resort.
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to “the pink city of India”. On arrival, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful markets of Jaipur situated in the old walled city. Later you may visit ‘Chokhi Dhani”- an ethnic village resort. It is an excellent place to enjoy Rajasthani dishes and to observe village lifestyle & culture. Here you will also have the option to enjoy Camel ride, bullock cart ride and Elephant ride in very nominal cost.
Morning proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort. You will be provided an elephant ride to ascend the Fort. If interested; you may have a visit to the ‘Mahout’s (elephant owners) Colony’ to see the baby elephants. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds).
Morning you will be driven towards Agra, en-route visiting India's deepest and largest step well (also known as tank garden) i.e. Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once the capital of Mughal Empire. Later you will be transferred to Agra. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Morning visit the master piece i.e. Taj Mahal, to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colours of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. It looks more beautiful at sunrise. Afterwards visit the Agra Fort which is another UNESCO world heritage site of Agra. Later you will be transferred to Agra railway station to board an overnight train to Umaria.
On arrival at Umaria railway station, you will be assisted and transferred straightway to Bandhavgarh- one of the most famous wildlife parks of India. On arrival, check in at your wildlife resort. After lunch and a brief nap, take the afternoon jeep safari inside the jungle. If lucky, get a chance to encounter the king of the jungle in his own kingdom. In the evening drive back to your hotel for having dinner and to relax till next morning.
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside the jungle to get the chance to encounter the king of the jungle in his own kingdom. During the safari you have an option to enjoy the Tiger Show on elephant backs to closely watch the Royal Indian Tiger in the dense Jungle. Evening enjoy the campfire and dinner at your resort.
After breakfast drive to Kanha which 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. On arrival, check in at your wildlife resort. After brief leisure and have lunch proceed for an afternoon jeep safari inside the dense jungle of Kanha. In the evening drive back to your hotel for having dinner and to relax till next morning.
After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between). Stay overnight at your wildlife resort.
Morning proceed for another jungle safari into Kanha National Park. Later you will be transferred to Nagpur airport to board an evening flight to Delhi for your onward journey. Tour ends.
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