VACATION - Wild & Historic Rajasthan
16 Nights / 17 Days covering Delhi = Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Nagpur - Delhi
Discover India's diverse wildlife; on the trail of the tiger and much more in the central wildlife parks, whilst also including a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Accommodation for 16 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
All internal flights on economy class (If any)
All standard and special activities through out the trip
All airport and hotel transfers
An air conditioned Vehicle with chauffeur throughout your travel in India
Flexible sightseeing with an English-speaking, Private Local Tour Guide in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Orchha, Khajuraho and rest of the places service of the Naturalist for Jungles/Tiger Reserves.
All entrance fees and activities when accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes.
Walking tour of Old Delhi with Rickshaw ride.
Spend most of the nights in beautiful Heritage hotels & expereince the real luxury.
Evening cultural dance performance at Kalakriti Agra
Visit to beautiful Abhaneri Step well enroot Jaipur with camel cart ride (Seasonal).
Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur
Folk dance performance at Jaipur hotel.
Morning and evening Jungle safari's on sharing basis at Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench tiger Reserves.
Your best friend is your Driver who will be with you through out the trip, avoid commission shopping - politely saying NO to the guide will work. Exploring Food and culture will be your best memory.
Do not forget to tip your driver in the end.
Day 01: - Arrive Delhi
Meet and Greet at Delhi, later proceed to hotel and Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: - Delhi
Your private guided tour of the capital today highlights the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. Your excursion includes the Jama Masjid, the largest Friday mosque in India. From here we suggest a walk in the heart of Old Delhi - a great way to absorb the sights and sounds. You will also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens` New Delhi, including India Gate and the President`s residence. Overnight in Delhi.
Day03:- Delhi – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 04 :- Jaipur
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05 :- Jaipur – Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
A wildlife enthusiast and photographer’s dream! One of India’s finest wildlife destinations and included in Project Tiger, this National park derives its name from the 11th century Ranthambhore Fort; overrun by vegetation, remnants of palaces, temples and guard stones. Today, it is famous for its majestic predators -the Tigers.
Evening safari this day.
Day 06 :- Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Morning and evening safari this day. Rest of the day free to rest and relax in nature.
Day 07 :- Ranthambore Tiger Reserve – Agra
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Later in the evening visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Overnight Agra.
Day 08 :- Agra – Jhansi (Train) and drive to Orchha.
This morning board the train for Jhansi and drive to Orchha. Afternoon city tour. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Overnight Orchha.
Day 09 :- Orchha – Khajuraho
Colors of earthy human emotion! A UNESCO World Heritage site, legend has it that the Moon God fell in love with a mortal woman.To atone for this sin, their offspring constructed the Khajuraho temples.Sensual and erotic carvings give credibility to the theory…Khajuraho’s erotica were meant to test devotees!
Day 10 :- Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh
Wilderness overloaded! Once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Rewa, the Bandhavgarh National Park is now one of India’s finest National Parks harboring the highest concentration of tigers in the country besides the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Bandhavgarh fort is thought to be some 2,000 years old.
Evening tiger safari.
Day 11 :- Bandhavgarh
Morning and evening safari this day.
Day 12 :- Bandhavgarh – Kanha
Drive to Kanha. Kanha is a wild country where huge trees of bija, haldu, dense sal, and bamboo thickets form lush forests. The forest is home of a variety of wildlife and offers unrivaled scope to keen photographers of Indian wildlife. The magnificent gaur and the rare barasingha are prime attractions. With its large population, the tiger is easily sighted from elephant back or open jeeps. Overnight Kanha.
Evening Safari this day.
Day 13 :- Kanha
Morning and evening Safari this day.
Day 14 :- Kanha – Pench
This morning drive to Pench tiger reserve, and later go for evening safari.
Day 15 :- Pench
This day morning and evening Safari.
Day 16 :- Pench – Nagpur
This day after morning safari, go for breakfast. Later drive to Nagpur and overnight at Nagpur.
Day 17 :- Nagpur – Delhi (Fly)
This day after breakfast proceed to Domestic airport to board the flight for Delhi. Later connect with your international connection.
Your travel map
Wild and Historic Rajasthan
This tour operates through out the year.
15th April until 15th September every year is considered LOW season, and 16th September until 14th April every year is HIGH season for India.
NOTE: This itinerary is only possible from September 15th until April 30th every year. The parks are closed during summer seasons.