On arrival in India you will be greeted and escorted by India Holiday Mall Executive to your hotel. (Rooms will be available from 1200 Hrs)
In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. Here you'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary.
Where government buildings, medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.
On arrival check-in to hotel
Afternoon free to explore city ( Zoological Park)
Overnight in the Hotel
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect flight to Nagpur. (Please note that the check in time is two hours prior to the departure)
Arrival Nagpur and drive to Pench National Park. Nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpuda hills it is named after Pench river meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra. Pench National Park, comprises of 758 SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the national park and remaining 464 sq km is the buffer area.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Overnight in the hotel
Enjoy the morning Jeep Safari.
After breakfast, drive to Kanha National Park, which is typical Kipling Country, the setting for the famous Jungle Book.
The drive from Bandavgarh to Kanha is a long one but gives you an idea of the remoteness and tranquility of Central India. The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger.
The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.
A heightened attraction within the Park is Bamni Dadar, popularly known as Sunset Point that offers the most awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs, magnifying the natural splendor of the area. Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the frequent sightings of Tigers roaming in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary remain the most popular draw.
On arrival, check in at hotel.
Overnight in the hotel
Today enjoy the morning and evening Jeep Safari.
Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther. Some 200 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the cattle egret, black ibis, hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle and various water fowl.
Shravantal is an old tank in the central Kanha meadows, which happens to be an important watering hole, for a large number of waterfowl in winter. Bamni Dadar, or Sunset Point, is the most beautiful section of the park, and the view of the sunset from this spot is absolutely mesmerizing. The place is a regular haunt of the sambar, gaur, the four-horned antelope and the barking deer.
Lunch + Dinner & Overnight in the hotel
After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh.
Bandavgarh is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Covering 448 sq km, Bandhavgarh is situated in outlying hills of the Vindhya range.
At the centre of the Park is Bandhavgarh hiss; rising 811 metres above MSL-surrounding it are a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'. The lowest point in the park is at Tala 400m above sea level. The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the sough and west. Bamboo is found throughout.
The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley bottoms.
On arrival check in at the Hotel
Lunch + Dinner & Overnight in the hotel
Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari into the National Park.
Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great gaur, or Indian bison, can be seen with ease, as they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk, sambar and barking deer are a common sight and nigai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park.
The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2,000 years old. Scattered throughout the park, and particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sankrit inscriptions.
The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the sough and west. Bamboo is found throughout.
In the evening, transfer to the Umaria railway station to board train to Dholpur.
Overnight in the Train
Overnight train Timings: 2057/1050 Hrs + 01(arrival next day)
Arrival Agra, upon arrival in Railway station, you will be met by our representative and driven to hotel.
Later visit Agra Fort, -Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Afternoon excursion to Bharatpur. (Approx 60 Kms)
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which was established in 1956. This 29 sq km marshland is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 360 species of birds, out of which 117 are the local birds. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it used to be a part of the private shooting reserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur.
Among many bird species to be seen are egrets, storks, ducks, Chinese coots, kingfishers, spoonbills, sarus cranes and several birds of prey, including falcon, marsh harrier and eagle. Alone 80 species of ducks can be spotted here. There are also chital, Nilgai, deer, wild cats, hyenas and wild boar whilst near the entrance there are usually some very large rock pythons.
During November to February the northern hemisphere migratory birds visit the park from China, Europe and Siberia, including the rare Siberian Crane.
After sighsteeing of Bharatpur, drive to Agra.
En-route visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire.
The complex consists of religious, residential and administrative buildings. The Mosque is considered a copy for the Mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and Persian design. Housed here is the Shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisti one of the greatest of Sufi saints of the Muslim world.
On arrival in Agra and drop at designated place.
After breakfast visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) – A poignant poetry in marble, stands serene and awesome on a raised marble platform, by the banks of the Yamuna.
The most extravagant monument ever built for love is a tribute to the timelessness of art and love. The inimitable poem in white marble, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the finest expression of love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz who died giving birth to their 14th child, is located on the banks of the Yamuna river here. The construction of the Taj had commenced in 1631AD and had ended in 1653 AD.
Workers were gathered from all over the country and from central Asia. About 20,000 people were recruited to translate this dream into reality. The main architect was Isa Khan who was brought from Iran.
After sightseeing drive back to Delhi.
In time transfer to the International airport to board the flight for onwards journey.
IMP: Check out time is 1200 Hrs