India – A Photographer’s Paradise


Duration:
22 Nights / 23 Days

Places to Visit:
Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Jabalpur, Agra, Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Delhi

Day 1 : Delhi

Arrival at the airport & transfer to the hotel with the assistance from the representatives of the company.

Day 2 : Delhi

Morning sightseeing of New Delhi, including India Gate and the Viceregal Residence, both fine examples of British Imperial architecture. Continue to the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the Qutab Minar tower. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat. Over night in Delhi.

Day 3 : To Varanasi

Morning flight to Varanasi. Stay at the Radisson / Taj Ganges Hotel for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon.

Day 4 : To Khajuraho

Early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. Afternoon flight to Khajuraho. Stay at the Jass Trident / Taj Chandela for 2 nights.

Day 5 : Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh

Morning visit to the Chandela temples. Afternoon Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Day 6 : Bandhavgarh

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The Forest Department has devised an ingenuous system of tracking the tiger at this Park. Every day, early in the morning, elephants and their “Mahouts” (drivers) are sent out into the jungle, in search of the Tiger. Once it has been sighted, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the visitors in their jeeps, who are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush, to see the elusive Tiger. Enjoy full day of jungle activities.

(Including a game drive and an elephant safari) Stay at Tiger Den Resort for three nights.

Day 7 : Bandhavgarh

Enjoy full day of jungle activities. (Including a game drive and an elephant safari)

Day 8 : Bandhavgarh to Kanha

Morning enjoy a game drive in the National Park.

Return to your lodge for breakfast. Later travel by car to Kanha National Park. Over night at Tuli Tiger Resorts Kanha.

Day 9 : Kanha
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Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Kanha, 175 kms southeast of Jabalpur, is one of India’s largest national park and Asia’s finest park. India’s one of the most successful conservation efforts of saving the Barasingha (Swamp Deer) was done here. Kanha National Park covers an area of 1945 sq kms including a core zone of 940 sq kms. The setting of Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, it is a beautiful area of forest and lightly wooded grassland with many streams and rivers. It is the home of a variety of animals including tiger, panther, and many species of deer, wild pig, bison, a variety of monkeys and other animals besides some 200 species of birds. It is also part of ‘Project Tiger,’ one of India’s most important and successful conservation efforts.

Overnight in Kanha.

Day 10 : Kanha

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Day 11 : Kanha to Jabalpur to Agra

After morning safari drive to Jabalpur to board the train for Agra. Overnight en route on board train.

Day 12 : To Agra

Arrive at Agra railway station. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the railway station and transfer to the hotel.

Agra is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces in Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by artisans who are hereditary crafts persons. Afternoon excursion to Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 13 : Agra

Morning: Proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner. Overnight in Agra.

Day 14 : To Bharatpur

Early morning drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Visit the Bird Sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 : Bharatpur to Ranthambore

Early morning drive to Ranthambhore and stay at Tiger Den for 02 nights.

In the afternoon enjoy a game drive.

Day 16 : Ranthambore

Morning & Evening drives in the park.

Day 17 : To Jaipur

After Morning safari drive to Jaipur. In Jaipur, stay for 2 nights at the Rajputana Sheraton / Trident Hotel.

Day 18 : Jaipur

Morning tour of the ancient Fort Palace of Amber. Afternoon visit to the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory

Day 19 : Jodhpur

Transfer by road to Jodhpur. Stay for 2 nights at the Taj Hari Mahal / Umaid Bhawan Palace

Day 20 : Jodhpur

Morning visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Afternoon walking tour of Jodhpur and its markets.

Day 21 : To Udaipur

Drive south to the lake city of Udaipur, visiting the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Arrive at the Fateh Prakash Palace (Dovecote rooms) / Lake Palace Hotel# in the late afternoon for a 2 night stay.

Day 22 : Udaipur

This morning there will be a tour of the City Palace and the Jagdish Temple. Afternoon at leisure in Udaipur.

Day 23 : To Delhi

Late morning transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. Transfer to the Grand Hotel / Radisson Hotel where rooms are held until your departure for the airport late this evening.