Summary of

Temples, Tigers and The Taj

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Major Attractions: Magnificent Taj Mahal, Tigers at Bandhavgarh, Imposing fort and palace, UNESCO Temples of Khajuraho

Destination Covered: Delhi, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Agra, Delhi

Tour Summary

This tour is a wonderful introduction to blending culture, history, dazing wildlife, and great temple architecture like the glorious temples of Khajuraho and the marble wonder Taj Mahal. Explore the majestic palace and historical monuments in Delhi, followed by The temples of Khajuraho, which date from the 9th to 12th centuries, are testaments to the architectural brilliance of the Chandela dynasty then go on thrilling game drives in Bandhavgarh in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. From Bandhavgarh, we will visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra and learn about Mughal history.

On this itinerary, you will witness all the color, culture, and beauty of Incredible India.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi: Welcome to Incredible India!

Arrive at the capital city of India and check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 2

Delhi

After breakfast proceed for the sight seeing tour of Delhi. At first, you will visit Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) covering Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid (2nd largest mosque of India) and Humayun’s Tomb (all 3 monuments are UNESCO world heritage sites). Later in the 2nd half, visit Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi) and see India Gate, Parliament house, Bahai temple and drive by President’s house.

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DAY 3

Fly to Khajuraho

You will be met on arrival at Khajuraho airport and will be transferred to your hotel to check in.

During the day visit the western & eastern group of temples. These Temples were built by the Chandelas between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The important temples of Khajuraho are Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, the Mahadev Temple, Vishvanath & Nandi Temples, Chitragupta with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Parasvanath Temple is the only existing Jain Temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 4

Bandhavgarh National Park

Morning after breakfast drive 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.

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DAY 5

Bandhavgarh National Park

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.

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DAY 6

Bandhavgarh – Katni (overnight train to Agra)

Morning move for another jeep safari following a different route to track the wildlife of Bandhavgarh National Park. After safari; return back to your resort for late breakfast. After having lunch and brief leisure check out from you resort and then you will be transferred to Katni railway station to board an overnight train to Agra. Overnight in your air-conditioned compartment.

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DAY 7

Agra

You will be assisted at Agra railway station and transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure proceed to visit the incomparable monument of Love ‘the Taj Mahal’. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of her beloved wife Mumtaj. Later also visit the Agra Fort, which is another World Heritage site of India. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 8

Departure to Delhi

Morning after breakfast, proceed straightway to Delhi and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your onward journey back to your home destination. Tour ends.

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