JTT / WTI
Jan - Dec
Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival at Indra Gandhi International Airport Terminal 2 you are met and transferred to your prebooked Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome of Tikka and Arti. Rest of the day is relaxing and for free activities. Overnight at Hotel.
This morning we visit Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jehan the Magnificent (who also built the Taj Mahal). First we stay visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and two minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort. Overnight at the Hotel.
Morning transfer from hotel to railway station to board Golden Temple Mail to Swai Madhopur. This exciting journey through the countryside by train takes us to Ranthambore, nearly a thousand - year - old fortress. Countless battles have raged around these walls.
Ranthambore is one of the few preserves where the Camera - shy tigers may be seen in day light. You'll take thrilling jeep rides in the morning and evening in search of wildlife. You sometimes chance upon these fleet - footed and silent creatures, the embodiment of grace. In the afternoon, explore the lakes on your own and visit the imposing Ranthambore.
After a morning game drive you leave for Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system.
Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and temple. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
This morning travel to Bharatpur for a tour of the world famous bird sanctuary here. The reserve bosts of river 300 species of resident and migratory birds. Drive to Bharatpur Morning take a cycle rickshaw ride to watch the birds in keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.
This morning drive to the Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. After visiting the old Mughal capital we continue our drive to the city of Taj Mahal. Upon arrival we check into our prebooked Hotel. Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries. Afternoon we see the Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the mogul emperors. Overnight at the Hotel.
Morning we visit for an early morning sunrise to the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. Overnight on board the Indian railway.
Arrive Umeria and transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Upon arrival at Umeria railway station we are met and transferred to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh home of white tiger and other species such as Indian bison, sambar, barking deer & blue bull. Bandhavgarh's large tiger population offers the best chance to see the elusive cat. Overnight in the Lodge.
Morning and Afternoon we spent in Game viewing. Here we are able to see the South Bear, Wild Boar, Leopard and Tiger. The Park is also populated with India's rare and endangered animals such as Chital , Cinkara, Chowsingha, Gaur and is rich in Bird. Overnight at the Lodge.
After a morning game drive in Bandhavgarh, travel to Kanha the original country Kipling so vividly described in his jungle books. Kanha has some 22 species of mammals; most commonly spotted are languor, jackal, wild pig, spotted deer, swamp deer, Sambar and black buck. Overnight at the Lodge.
Morning and Afternoon we spent in game viewing. Overnight at the Lodge.
This morning game drive is your last opportunity to enjoy Indian wildlife. After breakfast, travel to Nagpur, the citrus capital of Maharashtra and a center for the aboriginal Gond tribes who remained in power until the early 18th Century. After a brief tour of the city, fly back to Delhi. Overnight at the Hotel.
After what will have been a majestic way to see and experience royal India, we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our flight back home.