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Leaves don't rustle! Water doesn't trickle! Grasses stop to move! Even the wind pauses to hold its breath and watch the drama unfold! Then all of a sudden the Jungle springs to life! Langurs groan. Branches of trees begin to swing under their springing jumps. Fleeting hooves rustle the grass. Heavy bodies splash the water. Spotted Deers let out the alarm call. Let it be known - the King is here - "Hail, the King!" Lesser creatures flee. The King sweeps a gaze over his Kingdom. Period. Utter silence. The show begins.

Great India Wildlife Tour

Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights

Destinations :Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Bharatpur - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi

 

Day 1: Delhi
Arrival at the airport & transfer to the hotel with the assistance from the representatives of the company.

The earliest known capital city of Indraprastha was founded by the Pandavas in c1450BC. Maya, the Danava architect built a splendid palace and court for them. Recent finds support the view that it was located in the Purana Qila area.

There are various views as to how Delhi, the capital of Indian Subcontinent, derived its name. It may have come from Raja Dillu's Dilli, c100BC, which was sited just east of Lalkot, or from Dhilba founded by the Tomar Rajputs in c736AD. And some say it came from the medieval town of Dhillika located near present date Mehrauli.

Other cities recorded are Surajpal's Surajkund c1024 AD, Qila Lal Kot c1024 AD which was built by Anangpal and Qila Rai Pithora c1170 AD of the brave and daring king Prithviraj Chauhan.

In the same area Qutb-ud-din-Aibak built his citadel and the Qutb Minar in the year 1199. He completed 3 storeys and his son-in-law Iltutmish, added the fourth. It was damaged by lightning in the years 1326 & 1366. Firoz Shah Tughlaq repaired the damage and added the fifth storey. It stands 72 metres high.

Day 2: Delhi
Full day tour of Old & New Delhi.Old delhi consist of places of historic interest like the Red fort, Jama masjid,Qutab minar etc.And New Delhi has a lot places that show off their latest trends and fashion and also there are places that are the most appropriate for entertainment and fun.

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur 260 kms
Drive to Jaipur. In the afternoon Elephant ride visiting Amber Fort.

At a short distance of 11 kms . from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below.

One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.

Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience" and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning.

Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court inprivacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the "Temple of Vicotry", with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating "Hall of Mirrors"

Day 4: Jaipur - Ranthambore 185 kms
Morning city tour of Jaipur. Afternoon drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Overnight at the hotel.

A journey into the Ranthambore (also known as Ranthambhore) Sanctuary is an elating experience especially if you are lucky enough to sight the Big Cat. The greatest pulling factor about Ranthambore is the Tiger. The big cat is totally nonchalant about staring humans and there have been enough wildlife movies shot in the place to advertise the fact. But tigers have their moments of privacy and these seem to outweigh those moments when they don't mind being watched. Ranthambore was among one of the very first sanctuaries to come under the aegis of Project Tiger and from a few dozens the number of tigers have increased to a little over a hundred. Now a national park, it has an area of over 400 square kilometers. Most of the big cats are so secure and protected that they can be seen hunting during the day particularly around the two lakes

Day 5: In Ranthambore
Morning & Evening drives in the park.

Day 6: In Ranthambore
Morning & Evening drives in the park.

Day 7: Ranthambore - Bharatpur 225 kms
Drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Visit the Bird Sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Bharatpur - Agra 50 kms
Drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fateh pur sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra fort. Overnight at the hotel.

The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of invincible Mughals for a long time.

Fatehpur Sikri is located only 40 km from Agra city. Agra is well connected by air with Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Delhi. It has good rail and bus connections with major Indian cities. There are daily trains from Agra Fort railway station to Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 9: Agra - Bandhavgarh
Take an executive class air-conditioned train to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Bandhavgarh used to be the hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa, though its history goes back two millennia. In caves you can still see paintings by the ancients. It is a retreat where history and nature meet.

Covering about 450 sq km, about half the park comprises sal forests, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 metres high, dominates the Park.

Day 10: In Bandhavgarh
Arrive Umaria at 0615 hrs. Meeting on arrival and transfer to Bandhavgarh (32 kms/ 1 hours). On arrival, check in to the Tiger Den Resort.

Day 11: In Bandhavgarh
Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park.

Day 12: In Bandhavgarh
Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park.

Day 13: Kanha
Drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve. Evening Jeep safari at the Kanha Tiger Reserve. The Kanha National Park is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh that covers nearly 2,000 sq. km. of undulating country. Elevations range from 450 to 900 metres. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central maidans-grasslands.

These grasslands are interspersed with forests of sal, teeming with varieties of deer the barasingha, chital (spotted deer), chousingha, nilgai, the gaur (Indian bison) and wild pig, is 'tiger country'.

Kanha is the home to 'hard ground' barasingha (cervus duvauceli branderi) the only surviving population of this Central Indian sub-species. The animals at Kanha are best observed from elephant back & jeeps. Deer are seen along the maidans and gaur at Bamhnidadar or in the Bishanpura-Sondhar-Ghorella area of the Mukki range. This area is also ideal for spotting the dhole or wild dog. Langurs, wild boar, water fowl and birds are also commonly seen.

Day 14: In Kanha
Morning & Evening Jeep Safari in the park.

Day 15: Kanha - Jabalpur 180 kms
Morning Jeep Safari in the park. Afternoon drive to Jabalpur to take a train to Delhi.

Day 16: Arrive Delhi
Departure to the International airport aboard your flight back home.




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