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12 Days Tiger Safari India

12 Days Tiger Safari India


Itinerary Summary

Thousands of travellers visit India each year for our tailor-made jungle safaris and special wildlife tours. It takes you to spectacular sites for tiger watching and photography, spotting other rare and endangered as well as exotic flora and fauna species such as Asian Tigers, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos and some of the most beautiful and colorful birds.

Trail the Tigers in some of the best national parks of India with this tour. As you drink in the breathtaking scenery of the Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, your will also see glimpses of different eras in the form of architectural legacies of rulers who once used the sites as their royal hunting grounds. The 10th century Ranthambore Fort, ancient temples, updated forest and hunting lodges are some of the man-made tourist attractions at the Ranthambore National Park. Each claiming to have the largest concentration of Royal Bengal Tigers in India, the jungle safaris, elephant back rides and jeep cruises inside the forests offer good opportunities to click some excellent photographs of the biodiversity that abounds here.The meeting grounds of Vindhya plateau and Aravalli ranges, Ranthambore offers a varied landscape. The ancient Bandhavgarh Fort has some sandstone caves to the North and Brahmi inscriptions dating back to 1st century BC. It is believed that two monkey architects of Lord Rama built the fort, when he was returning to Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana. The tour is interesting and legends and historic traditions add life to it. Like every other Indian tour, this one also covers Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

SUGGESTED HOTELS:

CITY
1ST CLASS HOTELS & LODGES
NIGHTS
DELHI
THE PARK
01
Ranthambore
SHERBAGH
02
AGRA
TAJ VIEW
01
BANDAVGARH
ROYAL TIGER RESORT
02
KANHA
TULI TIGER RESORT
03
NAGPUR
TULI INTERNATIONAL
01
DELHI
THE PARK
01
  • Day 1:

    Delhi

    Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

    DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

    Overnight will be at Delhi.

  • Day 2:

    Delhi – Ranthambore

    (400 km in 4 hr)

    Transfer to the station for train to SAWAI MADHOPUR after breakfast.

    Tiger Safari - Ranthambore National ParkReach and transfer to the resort. Evening free at the resort and you can relax or watch some slides on the tiger.

    Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with nature for a luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle. Ranthambore National Park has come to be known as "The land of the Tiger", where most of the documented footage of this majestic beast has been recorded.

    It spreads over a highly undulating topography varying from gentle to steep slopes; from flat topped hills of the Vindhyas to the conical hillocks and sharp ridges of the Aravalis, from wide and flat valleys to narrow rocky gorges. An important geological feature the ‘Great Boundary Fault’ where the Vindhya plateaus meet the Aravali hill ranges, meanders through the Reserve. The National Park is bound by the rivers Chambal in the south and Banas in the north.

    Tiger, at the apex of the food chain, lord over the kingdom in a subtle way. Solitary by nature, it operates in stealth. Therefore tiger sightings, frequent as they are, are always a matter of chance. However, even evidences of tiger's activities are very exciting.

    The other kinds of cats found in Ranthambore are Leopard (Panthera pardus), Caracal (Felis caracal), Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis), Fishing Cat (Felis viverrina) and the Jungle Cat (Felis chaus). Besides the big cats, the other large predators found in Ranthambore include Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Wolf, Wild dog (or Dhole), Jackal, Indian Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Common Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Mongoose, Ratel (or Honey Badger), Marsh Crocodile and the Indian Python.

    Overnight will be at resort.

  • Day 3:

    Ranthambore

    Wake up early morning and leave for your safari into the National Park. Track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning. Return to the resort / lodge by 1000 in the morning and have breakfast.

    Freshen up and either spend time at the pool or visit the town. You could also go for a nice visit to the temple on top of the fort.

    In the afternoon have lunch and then leave again for you afternoon safari. The safari will be till evening 1700 – 1800 hr and then return to the resort / lodge.

    Dinner will be at the resort and retire early for the night. Overnight will be at Ranthambore.

  • Day 4:

    Ranthambore – Agra

    (220 km in 6 hr)

    Proceed to Agra after breakfast.

    AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.� A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

    Reach Agra. Check in at hotel.

    AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.� A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

    Overnight will be at Agra.

  • Day 5:

    Agra – Umaria (Bandavgarh)

    Proceed to visit Taj after breakfast. Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj.

    TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.� �

    Proceed for sightseeing to the AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone.� Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

    Visit Itmadullah’s Tomb built by Empress NOOR JEHAN in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than theTaj).

    You will be transferred to station for train to UMARIA. Overnight will be on train.

  • Day 6:

    Arrive at Bandavgarh

    Reach UMARIA and transfer to Bandavgarh. Reach and enjoy breakfast.

    Bandavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of Tigers. This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years.Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa.The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting – otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.

    There are 32 hills in this part of the park, which has a large natural fort at its center. The fort’s cliffs are 2625 feet (800 meters) high, 1000 feet (300 meters) above the surrounding countryside. Winter temperatures (Nov-mid-February) vary from almost freezing at night to around 68 degree Fahrenheit in the daytime. Summer nights are also cooler than the daytime temperatures, which rise to 104 degree Fahrenheit. This park is closed during the breeding season, which coincides with the monsoon (July-October). Rainfall in the park averages 50 inches (120cm) per year.

    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 scarce and the undergrowth dies back.

    Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between)

    Overnight will be in the lodge.

  • Day 7:

    Bandavgarh

    Breakfast will be in the lodge.

    Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between)

    Trip to 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. These temples are deserted but the fort is still used as a place of worship. Kabir Das, the celebrated 16th century saint, once lived and preached here. The natural ramparts of the fort give breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. The fort still belongs to the Maharaja of Rewa and permission is required to visit it. However permission is available locally and no trip to Bandhavgarh is complete without making an effort to climb up the fort. The staff of the resort carries your lunch while you are busy negotiating the trek to the fort.

    Overnight will be at the resort.

  • Day 8:

    Bandavgarh – Kanha

    After breakfast drive to Kanha.

    Bison, Kanha National parkThis 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.

    In 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries - Hallon and Banjar of 250kms to 300kms each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded .The area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the year that followed led to the area being made an absolute sanctuary in 1952.

    Patient watching should reward the visitor, with a sight of Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Lepord, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel and Porcupine Kanha has some 200 species of birds. Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbour many species and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park’s many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum.

    Reach in the afternoon and relax at the resort.

    Overnight will be at the Kanha Resort.
     

  • Day 9:

    Kanha

    Breakfast will be at the resort.
    Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between)
    Overnight will be at the resort.

  • Day 10:

    Kanha

    Breakfast will be at the resort.
    Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between)
    Overnight will be at the resort.

  • Day 11:

    Kanha – Nagpur

    Proceed for the morning safari into forest.
    Proceed to NAGPUR after breakfast.
    Stop at PENCH for lunch and a short safari to spot wild dogs.
    Reach and relax at the hotel. Overnight will be at Nagpur.

  • Day 12:

    Delhi: Nagpur – Delhi

    Breakfast will be at hotel.

    Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Check in at hotel for the day.

    Akshardham Temple, DelhiStart with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside.

    People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

    Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi.

    After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

    Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. If time permits then visit the Lotus temple located in south of Delhi. It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

    Enjoy the FAREWELL DINNER with DANCES SHOW and proceed to the airport in time for flight home.

    TOUR ENDS

  1. DOUBLE SHARING ACCOMMODATION AT MENTIONED HOTELS,
  2. GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF AGRA AND DELHI,
  3. ALL AIR-CONDITIONED CAR TRANSFERS WITH DRIVER,
  4. ASSISTANCE AT THE AIRPORTS/STATIONS,
  5. DAILY BUFFET BREAKFASTS,
  6. ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES,
  7. SAFARIS INCLUDED AT ALL NATIONAL PARKS,
  8. ALL MEALS AT Ranthambore, BANDAVGARH AND KANHA,
  9. AIR-CONDITIONED TRAIN FARES INCLUDED,
  10. ELEPHANT JOY RIDE AT BANDAVGARH,
  11. ECONOMY CLASS AIRFARE FROM NAGPUR TO DELHI,
  12. NATIONAL PARK PERMITS INCLUDED AND
  13. ALL MEET AND ASSIST SERVICES.

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