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Bandhavgarh National Park Tour

Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
Activities: History and Wildlife
Regions: North India,Central india
Destinations Covered: New Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Orcha - Gwalior
Best Time: January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

Overview

India is blessed with a unique and extremely rich and varied flora and fauna. India boasts a total of 88 National Park and 490 Wildlife Sanctuaries, sheltering over 390 mammals, 455 reptiles, 210 amphibians, 1,230 bird species and 30,000 species of insects, making the country one of the most sought after wildlife destinations in the world. Thousands of wildlife enthusiasts, ornithologists, researchers and tourists from all corners of the world visit numerous National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India every year and return back with an unforgettable wildlife experience.Within India, Central India is known for its unique and diverse geographical features .Central India is also very rich in wildlife and plants. Some of the finest national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India lie in the region, representing a unique concentration of fauna and flora wealth. There are over 15 national parks and 35 wildlife sanctuaries in Central India. The most prominent and important wildlife reserves in Central India are Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Panna National Park, Pench National Park and Indravati National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest and most picturesque tiger reserves of India,Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary was notified as a National Park in 1968 and included in the famous Project Tiger in 1993 Enjoying a wildlife safari to track the tigers and other wilds, is another big attraction for the wildlife enthusiasts. This tour is very intrestingly starts with the landmark tour of India- Golden Triangle Starting from Historical & Capital city Delhi, proceeding to Pink City Jaipur and the city of wonders of worlds Taj Mahal - Agra,land of caves Khajuraho and the hidden place Orchha, which further takes you to natural and wildlife of India

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life ; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport and proceed to your hotel. Later proceed for a guided tour of New Delhi covering The Qutab Minar (The 72.5m high tower dates back to the 13th century and is one of the greatest bequests of the Islamic culture), Humayun Tomb The mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The first mature example of Mughal architecture in India, Humayun's Tomb was built by the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (is the official residence of the President of India. Formerly the residence of the Viceroy of India, it has a magnificient view of the Rajpath and symmetrical North and South block Govt offices) & India Gate (is a majestic high arch,42 metres high, built as a memorial to the Indian Soldiers killed in world war 1). Post sightseeing return to your hotel. Spend the evening free at leisure.

Day 02: Delhi - Jaipur

Morning after relaxed breakfast, drive down to Jaipur while visiting Samode Palace - One of India's most charming and romantic hotels, the 150-year-old Samode Palace stands in serene sprawling splendour on a hilltop at the end of a dusty road, an hour's drive from Jaipur. Later, drive to your hotel in Jaipur for overnight stay.

Day 03: Jaipur

Morning after breakfast we will take you to a full day guided excursion to Amber Fort (The classical romantic Rajasthan Fort palace. It's construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by his descendant Jai Singh-I. Its rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate refinement. Later visit City Palace (The former Royal residence part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing-(The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons) and Jantar Mantar (Which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world.Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Photo stop at Hawa Mahal -The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. In the evening we will take you to an Indian Traditional Restaurant called “ Chokhi Dhani”.You are greeted with traditional arti, garlanding and tikka. Enjoy your dinner with Folk Dances performed by Local Artists. Later, drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

After breakfast, proceed to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms west of Agra, is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone and is called Fatehpur Sikri). Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1570 and 1585. It is one of the finest examples of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Arrive Agra and check-in at your hotel. Spend the evening free at leisure.

Day 05: Agra - Katni (By Train)

Morning after breakfast take a tour of Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Defined as "A Tear on the Face of Eternity", this white-splendored tomb was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his favourite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal ("Chosen of the Palace") and Agra Fort also known as the Red Fort of Agra. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, the Agra Fort today, stands as a citadel of the past that has witnessed centuries slip by). In the evening transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Katni.

Day 06: Katni - Bandhavgarh National Park

Morning on arrival at Katni railway station transfer to Bandhavgarh. On arrival check-in at your Resort. Bandhavgarh -The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 - presently consists of an area of 448 square kilometers. These much required extensions, to the northern and southern areas, of the park were done in 1982. These areas consisted primarily of Sal forests, which is the main tree-cover found in the entire park along with Bamboo. It was finally declared a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1993. In the evening proceed for jeep safari.

Day 07: Bandhavgarh National Park

Day to enjoy 2 Jeep Safaris ( Morning and Evening) inside Bandhavgarh national park .

Day 08: Bandhavgarh National Park - Khajuraho

After breakfast, drive down to reach Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon proceed to visit Temples of Khajuraho (In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator). Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 09: Khajuraho - Orchha

Morning after breakfast drive to Orcha . In the afternoon proceed to visit Raj Mahal the first palace within the Orchha citadel was built by Raja Rudra Pratap, but completed by his successor, Madhukar Shah. Rani-ka-Mahal, built for Madhukar Shah's wife, is of notable interest. Jehangir Mahal built by Bir Singh Deo is probably the most striking palace in Orchha with its elegant hanging balconies, countless windows with stone pierced screens and a beautiful gateway decorated with turquoise tiles. Many havelis dot the town of Orchha, of which Dauji-ki-haveli significantly stands out. A cluster of 14 cenotaphs or chattris of the kings of Orchha on the riverbanks of Betwa are best viewed from across the bridge. There is also the Martyr's Memorial of Chandrashekhar Azad, the great hero of the Indian independence struggle, near the fort. On arrival check in at hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10: Orchha - Gwalior - Delhi (By Train)

After breakfast we will take you to visit Jain temple en route at Sonagiri. Sonagiri is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Digambar Jains - Sonagiri is one of the most popular sites that witness a huge tourist traffic every year. Thousands of Jain pilgrims come to this site to pay reverence to ascetic saints. Continue your drive to Gwalior. On arrival proceed to visit Gwalior Fort (Standing on a steep mass of sandstone the fort dominates the city like a great monolith and is its most magnificent monument. This imposing structure inspired the emperor Babar to describe it as "the pearl amongst the fortress of Hindu." Gwalior Fort also occupies a unique place in the human civilization as the place which has the first recorded use of zero ever. Also referred as 'Shunya' in sanskrit, this site is of mathematical interest because of what is written on a tablet recording the establishment of a small 9th century Hindu temple on the eastern side of the plateau (marked by the '0' on the nineteenth century map at the left). Man Mandir Palace (The glory of Gwalior fort is epitomized in the resplendent Man Mandir, built between 1486 & 1517 by Raja Man Singh. Delicate decorative carvings add to the beauty of this place, over the years got known as Sas-Bahu Temple. It was built by Raja Mahipal and got completed in 1093 A.D as per the Sanskrit inscription written. Post sightseeing transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi. Upon arrival to Delhi check in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Delhi - Onward Destination

Morning enjoy breakfast and relax in the hotel. Late afternoon check out from the hotel and we will take you the sightseeing of Raj Ghat ( Set in the midst of deep green lawns, Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. A memorial to the father of the nation, Rajghat is a simple square platform with a black memorial stone with "Hey Ram" inscribed on it. "Hey Ram" were the last words uttered by the Mahatma before collapsing after being shot). & Old Delhi for Rickshaw Ride and see the local market . In the evening we will take you for your “Farewell Dinner” with Indian Specialty “Chore Bizarre”.(A pun on chor bazaar, which literally means "thieves' market," Chor Bizarre is packed with fascinating odds and ends, mismatched settings, out-of-place furnishings, and reassembled bits and pieces (matchboxes, coins, chessboards, antique combs, ivory sandals, jewelry, chandeliers, a jukebox . . .), innovatively displayed to create one of India's most visually dynamic restaurants (a branch of which is now also open in London). One table was previously a maharaja's bed, while a 1927 vintage Fiat has become the buffet-carrying "Chaat mobile). Later our representative will escort you to the International Airport and assist you check-in for your flight to onward destination.

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