Romantic India and Jungle Safaris 12 Nights

    Romancing the wilderness in the heart of India’s Northern Plains

    • Duration

      13 Days

    • Total Destinations

      7

    • Attractions

      15

    • Pkg Id

      0000161

    Explore the vivid biodiversity of the Northern plains of India with safaris into India’s biggest national parks. Wake up in the heart of the wilderness and track tigers in India’s biggest national parks. Get awed by the magnificent temples of Khajuraho dating back to the 13 th century and snap a customary selfie in front of the grand Taj Mahal.

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    DAY 1
    Arrive Delhi

    • On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. One of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital,Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities. The hotel is a city landmark, centrally located, in close proximity to key areas. It is a 40-minute drive from the airport and near the bustling city center, Connaught Place. 
    • Check in time is of 1400 hrs.
    • Spend two nights at Hotel. Accommodation is in a Club Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.

    DAY 2
    Delhi

    • At a time of your convenience, the day is kept for guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi which includes:
    • Chandni Chowk - Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in india. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character.
    • Jama Masjid - The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Dhowk.
    • After sightseeing of Old Delhi, you will be taken for lunch (to be paid directly).
    • After lunch, you will be taken for guided sightseeing of New Delhi which includes:
    • Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar, a tower in Delhi, India, is at 72.5 meters the world's tallest brick minaret. Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of indo-islamic architecture. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
    • Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun's Tomb is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. 

    DAY 3
    Delhi - Raipur - Kanha

    • Today, you will be met and chauffeured to Delhi airport (with packed breakfast) to connect flight for Jabalpur (flight details to be advised depending upon the time of travel).
    • On arrival in Jabalpur, you will be met by your driver and chauffeured for about 4 hrs to Kanha National Park. Prime tiger wilderness, Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected under Project Tiger, aimed at preserving this magnificent animal, and remains a renowned conservation area. This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s south-western border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife. A huge population of various deer and antelope, including the extremely rare barasingha, supports a large number of Tiger, Leopard, Jackal and Wild Dog.
    • On arrival in Kanha, check into your lodge “Banjaar Tola”. Overlooking the lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park, at Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp you are one with the environment. Admire stunning river views from the privacy of your own veranda or share the experiences of the day on dramatic decks facing the Banjaar River.
    • Spend three nights at Banjaar Tola Jungle Lodge. Accommodation is in Luxury Tent with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. Breakfast; lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps

    DAY 4
    Kanha National Park

    • Explore the sal and bamboo forests of kanha national park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Explore the meadows, or maidans, where scores of grazing herbivores attract tiger, leopard and wild dog to the edges of the clearings. On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the banjaar river or the many perennial streams that run through the park. Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt.

    DAY 5
    Kanha National Park

    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Explore the sal and bamboo forests of kanha national park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Explore the meadows.
    • Overnight stay at Hotel.

    DAY 6
    Kanha - Bandhavgarh National Park

    • Following your jungle safari and lunch, a drive of approximately 6 hours will take you to Bandhavgarh National Park.  An essential stop on any serious tiger safari, Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for one of India's highest concentrations of  this magnificent animal. A relatively small park with a thriving tiger population, it offers guests a good chance of encountering the king of the jungle, as well as a selection of other exotic wildlife. Cradled between the picturesque Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, Bandhavgarh boasts a breathtaking mixture of dense green valleys and rocky hills. Tropical forests and woodlands are interspersed with flat grasslands and serene waterholes.
    • On arrival, check into your lodge “Mahua Kothi”. Guests in search of an authentic jungle experience won't be disappointed at mahua kothi bandhavgarh jungle lodge, where just 12 kutiyas scattered around an original homestead disappear into the bamboo fronds. Given over to natural forest, the vast grounds create a park-like atmosphere that guests are free to explore on bicycles invitingly parked in the private courtyards of their jungle suites.
    • Spend three nights at Mahua Kothi Jungle Lodge. Accommodation is in Air Conditioned Luxury Cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast; lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps. 

    DAY 7
    Bandhavgarh National Park

    Explore the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. On an afternoon drive, watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calls of jackal getting ready for the hunt  

    DAY 8
    Bandhavgarh National Park

    Explore the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. On an afternoon drive, watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calls of jackal getting ready for the hunt  

    DAY 9
    Bandhavgarh - Panna National Park

    • Following your jungle safari and lunch, a drive of about 4 hrs will take you to Panna National Park. One of the most pristine, quiet and beautiful of India’s wilderness areas, Panna National Park is the ideal place to escape to for serene appreciation of the country’s sheer natural beauty. The diverse landscape of gorges, plateaus, forests and the majestic ken river creates surprises around every corner. Although the tiger population of the park is sparse, panna is home to no less than five other species of cat - leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, rusty spotted cat and caracal. Hyenas, wild dogs, jackals, wolves and foxes are also found here, together with India’s ‘Big Four’ snakes, the spectacled cobra, russel’s viper, saw scaled viper and common krait. 
    • On arrival, check into your lodge “Pashangarh”.  Taj safaris’ new jungle safari lodge comprises a cluster of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, with magnificent views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole, which has been host to numerous tiger and resident antelope sightings.
    • Spend two nights at Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge. Accommodation is in Stone Cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps

    DAY 10
    Panna National Park

    Explore the teak forests of Panna National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Venture in search of the sloth bear, wild dog, sambar deer and other wildlife. On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the ken river. Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt  

    DAY 11
    Panna - Khajuraho - Delhi

    • After an early breakfast you will be met and driven for about 1½ hrs to Khajuraho. A small village in the rural depths of madhya pradesh, khajuraho is an unlikely setting for a world heritage site. Yet it is here that some of the most beautiful temples in India, containing examples of the finest temple art in the world, rise above the jungle. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the vindhya hills, the great temple complex that has made khajuraho famous features intricately carved buildings dating back to between the 10th and 12th centuries. 
    • On arrival in Khajuraho you will be taken for short guided sightseeing of Western Group of Chandela Temples. Originally a group of 80 temples of which about 25 remain today, the temples of Khajuraho fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. The temples strike a perfect balance between architecture & sculpture and represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.
    • After spending some time at the Western Group of Chandela Temples, you will be chauffeured to Khajuraho airport to board your flight for delhi ((flight details to be advised depending upon the time of travel).
    • On arrival in delhi, you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel.
    • Spend one night at Hotel. Accommodation is in Club Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis

    DAY 12
    Delhi - Agra

    • Today a drive of about 3 hrs will take you to Agra. The city of agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors akbar, jahangir and shah jahan and attracted artisans from persia and central asia. Agra is where emperor shah jahan engraved his immortal love for his empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work.
    • On arrival you will be met and assisted to check into your hotel. The hotel is located 600 meters from the taj mahal and all the rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort takes you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable.
    • Later you will be taken for guided sightseeing of Agra which includes:
    • Agra Fort - The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, The Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
    • Taj Mahal to view it by sunset. Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
    • Spend one night at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Accommodation is in Premier Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.


    DAY 13
    Agra - Delhi - Departure Delhi

    • This morning you again will be taken for guided sightseeing of Taj Mahal to view it by Sunrise
    • Return to hotel for breakfast and some rest followed by another drive of about 4 hrs to delhi where on arrival you straightaway will be taken to Delhi International airport to board your flight back to home or onward destination (Flight to be booked and issued at your end).

    Top Attractions of Romantic India and Jungle Safaris 12 Nights Tour

    Romancing the wilderness in the heart of India’s Northern Plains

    Jama Masjid

    The Masjid-i Jehan Numa commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari from Bukhara.

    Qutub Minar

    Delhi is one of the most attracting cities in India for travellers from across the world. One of the busting cities of the world, Delhi is the capital city of India. Qutub Minar is part of Qutub complex in southern part of the city of Delhi. It is a minaret that forms part of Qutub Complex and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is quite a tall minaret with the height of 73 meters with five storeys with a base diameter of 14.3 meter which reduces at the top of the minaret to just 2.7 meter. Qutub Minar has spiral staircase with 379 steps there. Each story of the Qutub Minar is distinct and each is marked by a projecting balcony.

    Chandni Chowk

    The Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi India. It is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station. The Red Fort monument is located at the eastern end of Chandni Chowk. It was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. The market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight and remains o

    Dumna Nature Reserve Park

    The Dumna Nature Reserve of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation is spread over nearly 1800 acres of forested land on a plateau about 40 meters above Jabalpur town. It was transferred to the Municipal Committee of Jubbulpore by the provincial government to act as the catchment area for the Khandari lake. The construction of Khandari Dam materialized in February 1883 under J.H. Mo

    Chitragupta Temple

    The Chitragupta temple is an 11th-century temple of Surya in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh India. Architecturally it is very similar to the nearby Jagadambi temple.

    Chausath Yogini Temple

    The Chausath Yogini temple is a ruined Devi temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh India. Dated to the late 9th century it is the oldest surviving temple at Khajuraho. Unlike the Chausath Yogini temples at other places it has a rectangular plan.

    Matangeshwar Temple

    The Matangeshvara temple is a Shiva temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh India. It is located among the Western group of temples. Among the Chandela-era monuments of Khajuraho it is the only Hindu temple that is still actively used for worship.

    Lakshmana Temple

    The Lakshmana Temple is a 10th-century Hindu temple built by Yashovarman located in Khajuraho India. It is dedicated to Vaikuntha Vishnu - an aspect of Vishnu.

    Varaha Temple

    The Varaha Temple at Khajuraho enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple depicts Varaha as a purely animal form. The temple is located in the Western Group of Temple Complex Khajuraho Group of Monuments a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO in 1986 in Khajuraho. Khajuraho is a small village in Chattarpur Di

    Vishvanatha Temple Khajuraho

    The Vishvanatha Temple is a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh India. It is located among the western group of Khajuraho Monuments a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temple is dedicated to Shiva who is also known as Vishvanatha meaning Lord of the Universe.

    Devi Jagadambi Temple

    Devi Jagadambika Temple or Jagadambika Temple is one of a group of about 25 temples at Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh India. Khajuraho is a World Heritage Site. The temples of Khajuraho were built by the rulers of the Chandela dynasty between the 10th and the 12th centuries.

    Agra Fort

    Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983 the Agra fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famo

    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal is on top among the 7 wonders of the world and it is pride of India. Taj Mahal is said to be the symbol of love. In the first look itself anyone can fall in love with this ivory white marble mausoleum. On your trip to India Taj Mahal is a must visit place because if you missed it then you missed the best travel experience in India. This over 400 years old site attracts over 7-8 millions of visitors every year. It is located in the heartland of the city of Agra, India.

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