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India Culture and Wildlife Expedition
India Culture and Wildlife Expedition
Category : Wildlife-Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Cost : Ask For Quote
Description : Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur - Mumbai

Company representative will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late evening. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

Delhi: India's capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the city's past.
Overnight at Delhi.

Day02. DELHI
After breakfast, half Daycity tour of Old Delhi.

Old Delhi: Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, Built by Shah Jahan. Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jahan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi.
New Delhi: Visit Humayuns Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House, Connaught Place.
Overnight at Delhi.

After breakfast, leave for Jaipur - The Pink City.

Jaipur: Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor's compulsion famed Jaipur to Pink city. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.

Arrive Jaipur and check-into hotel.
Rest of the Dayat leisure.
Overnight at Jaipur.

After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort.
Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance.

Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. It was commenced by Raja Man Singh in 1600 AD and then completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the eighteenth century. The fort is an example of fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture built in red sandstone and white marble. The highlight of the fort is the

Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) : a palace known for its craftsmanship in mirrors. It also locates in itself large ramparts, terraces and pavilions.
Later sight-seeing of Jaipur City.Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal.

City Palace : A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Jantar Mantar : This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal : The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows.
Overnight at Jaipur.

After breakfast, leave for Agra.
Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory.
Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check into hotel. Later sightseeing of Agra covering Agra Fort and Mausoleum of Itmad-Ud-Ula.

Agra Fort : a massive structure with 70 foot high, 1.5-mile long walls encompassing an astounding collection of well preserved buildings, many of them completed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.
Visit to the taj Mahal by Sunset.

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.
Overnight at Agra.

Breakfast will be at hotel. You will be transferred to station for train to Jhansi. Leaves Agra at 0815hrs & arrives Jhansi at 1040hrs
Reach Jhansi and proceed to Orchha, 12 km away. Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha. Continue drive to Khajuraho.On arrival at Khajuraho transferred to hotel.

Khajuraho : Khajuraho is well known for its magnificent temples, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which can be found in abundance in the area.The divine sculptures in these temples, are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed.
Afternoon sightseeing of Eastern groups of Temples.
Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

After breakfast, visit Western group of Temples.
Later drive to Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh National Park: Set amongst The Vindhya Hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh consists of 168 sq miles of Sal & a mixed forest with large stretches of Bamboo and Grassland to The North. One is generally lucky to view The Tiger, Chital, Chansingha ( Four horned antelope). This Park houses some 150 species of birds including the Blue Bearded bee eaters, White Browed Fantails, and The Malabar Hornbill. The Bandhavgarh Fort , besides offering breath taking views, houses a 35 ft reclining statue of Lord Vishnu and 10th Century Rock Images of the incarnation of the Lord.
On arrival at Bandhavgarh,check into Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Early morning game rides by 4x4 open jeep in the Park.
Rest of the morning at leisure.
Late afternoon game rides in the park.
Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Early morning game rides by 4x4 open jeep in the Park.
Rest of the morning at leisure.
Late afternoon game rides in the park.
Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Morning game rides in the jungle.
After breakfast, drive to Kanha.

Kanha National Park : Set on The Chhota Nagpur Plateau in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha provides breath taking vistas of grassy plains and strands of mixed sal / teak forests. This 366 sq mile preserve was set to save two endangered species i.e. Tiger and The Barasingha. You would also have an opportunity to see Swamp Dear, Black Buck, Cheetal, Indian Bison, Barking Dear, Sambhar, Leopard and Tiger.
Arrive Kanha and check in at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
Overnight at Kanha jungle Lodge.

Day11. KANHA

Early morning game rides by 4x4 open jeep in the Park.
Rest of the morning at leisure.
Late afternoon game rides in the park.
Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.

Day12. KANHA
Early morning game rides by 4x4 open jeep in the Park.
Rest of the morning at leisure.
Late afternoon game rides in the park.
Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.

Early morning game rides by 4x4 open jeep in the Park.Rest of the morning at leisure.And later proceed to Nagpur to board flight for Mumbai.
Jet Airways; 9W 116
Leaves Nagpur at 2130hrs & arrives Mumbai at 2250hrs
On arrival at Mumbai,met and transferred to hotel.
Overnight at Mumbai.

Morning: ferry to explore Elephanta Caves.
Elephanta Caves - The rock-cut Hindu temples at Elephanta, an island 6 miles across the harbour provide an exciting glimpses of Indian sculpture dating from 600 AD. Huge panels depict episodes relating to Lord Shiva, the central one being the most imposing one - a five metre bust of the God, represents his three aspects as creator, preserver and destroyer. Motor-launch takes about an hour to reach the island where the caves are situated.
Afternoon: City tour of Mumbai including Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum and Kamla Nehru Park, then ascend the slopes of Malabar Hill with its Hanging Gardens for a panoramic view.
Overnight at Mumbai.

On time transfer to International airport to board flight for back home.
Tour Ends.

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