Central India Cultural Tour

bandhavgarh national park tour

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Corbett - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Bharatpur - Agra - Bandavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi

Duration:
18 Nights / 19 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Lotus Temple Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi – is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India. Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi – Corbett By Road (Approx 295 Kms /06 Hours)
Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed to the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India. Upon your arrival, check in to the hotel.
Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Corbett.
Day 03 - In Corbett
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast embark on a entire days wildlife tour at Dhikala and explore the jungle in your quest to spot a tiger. Stay overnight at the camp in Dhikala, India.
Day 04 - 05 - 06 - 07 - In Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park
Have a lot of fun on your tour as you go looking for birds along the banks of the Ramganga River, trek along the riverbanks, spot exotic flora and the abundant wildlife at Corbett National Park. Stay overnight at the camp in Dhikala.
Day 08 - Corbett – Delhi By Road (Approx 295 Kms /06 Hours)
Early morning breakfast and then drive to Delhi, the capital of India where on arrival you check into a hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Delhi- Jaipur By Road (Approx 258 Kms / 06 Hours)
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and then drive to Jaipur in Rajasthan, where on arrival you check into a hotel. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink City' is surrounded by an ancient 20ft high wall and eight gates. Situated at a distance of 280 km away from Delhi, today, Jaipur is the personification of the old order influence the new. An inherent interest for colour and design penetrated over stratum of society, and jewelry, crafts and architecture became objects of fascination equally between prince and peasant. Jaipur is also the main tourist hub of Rajasthan tourist circuit. From here you can reach out to places like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, and many more such destinations from Jaipur. Jaipur is also the third corner of the famed Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India along with Delhi and Agra.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Jaipur – Ranthambhore By Road (Approx 160 Kms / 04 Hours)
Amber Fort Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of Amer Fort and Jaipur City.

Amer Fort: 11 Kms from Jaipur- A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and reflected in Matao lake below. The magnificent old Citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which creates tanatalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort is on a gaily caparisoned elephants.

Afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur City visit the-

City Palace Museum: An imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princess, carpets an armoury of old weapons , miniature paintings portraying court scenes , battle scenes and processions.

Janatar Mantar: (Observartory): Jantar Mantar, built between 1728 and 1734, literally means the ‘instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens’. Jai Singh, the brain behind the grand project, chose stone with marble facing. This was the biggest of all his observatories and the only one built of stone. He used it daily, often with his astronomy gurus Pandit Jagannath and Kewal Ram. In all there are 17 instruments in the Jantar Mantar complex. The function of each instrument is rather complex but serves a particular function where time plays the main theme.

Hawa Mahal: (Palace of Winds): A five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyra midal façade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

After completing the sightseeing you proceed to Ranthambhore. Upon arrival in Ranthambhore check in to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Ranthambhore – Bharatpur By Road (Approx 260 Kms / 06 Hours)
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive to Bharatpur.

Bharatpur - The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan, Bharatpur was the premier Jat State in Rajasthan. Badan Singh established and founded the fort and palaces of Deeg in 1725. Seven years later, Raja Badan Singh adopted son Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD laid the foundation nearby of the fort of Bharatpur. It was a formidable structure called Lohagarh (iron fort), which lived up to its reputation, it was once an impregnable well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly known as Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the history of Rajasthan.

On arrival check in to the Hotel. Afternoon go on an exciting bird watching tour at the Bharatpur National Park. Stay overnight at Bharatpur.
Day 12 - Bharatpur – Agra By Road (Approx 60 Kms /01 Hour)
Go on an early morning rickshaw ride at the Bharatpur National Park . Return back to the hotel and pack up to drive to your next destination which is Agra.

Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments - The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. It is more just a dacadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosphies that have enriched mankind and shaped humen thought over centuries. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Agra – Umaria (Overnight Train)
Taj Mahal Agra
After Breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of the Agra city including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort-

Taj Mahal: The 17th Century master piece named Taj Mahal ,which of course is the most splendid of all the buildings – perhaps the most perfect architectural monument of the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal by one of greatest king of Mughal Empire Shah Jehan.

Agra Fort: Built primarily as a military establishment by Emperor Akbar in 1565,the redstone Agra Fort, was partially converted in to a palace during the tenure of Emperor Shah Jehan. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 Kms long and is considered the predecessor of the Red Fort of New Delhi.

After sightseeing transfer to Agra station to board the train for Umaria in Madhya Pradesh. Overnight on board the Ac Sleeper Class.
Day 14 - Arrive Umaria
On arrival you are received at the station and drive to the Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Stay overnight at the resort in Bandhavgarh.
Day 15 - In Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast enjoy your Jeep Safari in the Bandhavgarh wilderness National Park. Return back to the Hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Day 16 - Bandhavgarh – Kanha By Road (Approx 250 Kms / 06 Hours)
Lion at Bandhavgarh National Park
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive down to the Kanha National Park.

Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary Park is one of the most popular tiger reserves of the nation. This jungle den of Tiger is situated spread in the districts of Mandla and Balaghat district of an Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This forested Kanha Park is popular all over the world for its maximum varieties in the Flora and Fauna. The hilly tracts of Satpura stands guardian to this park. This park is spread over and area of 940 sq km. Its land structure constitutes vast grassland, dry and flat top hill, thick heavy forest and marshy forest. A wide range of animals and birds are supported by the diverse landforms of this forest.
On arrival check in to the hotel.

Afternoon: Enjoy your Safari in the National Park. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 - In Kanha
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy wildlife safaris to the Kanha National Park and go bird watching and identify a number of bird species in the dense bushes at the Kanha. Stay overnight at Kanha.
Day 18 - Kanha – Jabalpur By Road (Approx 160 Kms/ 04 Hours), Jabalpur – Delhi (Overnight Train)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning - Enjoy the Bird watching in the forest of Kanha. Afterwards you drive to Jabalpur. On arrival transfer to the Railway Station to board the train for Delhi. Overnight on board the Ac Sleeper Class
Day 19 - Arrive Delhi, Delhi – Overseas (Flight)
Lotus Temple Delhi
Morning at leisure. Free till departure. Afternoon drive to Delhi and on arrival, transfer to the international airport as per your flight schedule to board your onward flight home.

After breakfast you embark on your sightseeing trip of Delhi City which would include the visit to Old Delhi and New Delhi.

Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.

New Delhi: The city designed and built by the British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards impressive Government Buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.

Afterwards in the evening transfer to the International airport to connect your flight back home.
 
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