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Date With Mighty Bengal Tiger | Wildlife of India

Date With Mighty Bengal Tiger

Day 1 : Abroad - Delhi

Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi - Sariska

Morning drive to Sariska (185 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Sariska Palace – was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar, as his royal hunting lodge or Palace de Nature. Silhouetted against the nurturing arms of the Aravali range, this legacy of Maharaja, now a heritage hotel, is located right inside the Tiger Reserve. Afternoon, jeep drive to the Sariska sanctuary to view wildlife. Set among valleys, hills and deep forests that change colour with the seasons. It is the home to an exotic variety of wild animals and beautiful birds. Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Sariska – Pushkar

Morning drive to Pushkar (250 km).

Upon arrival in Pushkar - check into the hotel.

Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar take is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, along with numerous festooned camels and colourful pilgrims. After 10 hectic days of livestock dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities, on the night of the full moon (Kartik Purnima), everybody goes for a big holy dip in the lake and performs religious rituals in its waters, to the accompaniment of temple & folk music.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : Pushkar – Jaipur

Late morning drive to Jaipur (150 km). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel

Day 5 : Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at hotel

Day 6 : Jaipur – Ranthambore

Morning drive to Ranthambore (156 kms). Upon arrival in Ranthambore – check into the hotel.

Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavillions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Afternoon game viewing in the sanctuary by jeeps.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 & 8 : Ranthambore

Early morning and late afternoon you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by jeeps. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Agra

Morning transfer to the railway station for train to Bharatpur.

Leave: Ranthambore at: 0716 hrs by: Shatabdi Express Arrive: Bharatpur at: 0920 hrs Upon arrival in Bharatpur, you will be met and proceed to Agra (56 kms) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri - drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions.

Continue drive to Agra and check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Red Fort & Taj Mahal.

Visit Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

Visit the famous Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Agra – Corbett

Morning drive to Corbett (295 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Corbett National Park - It is India's oldest and one of her best parks covering 1318 sq. kms situated in the Himalayan foothills with open grasslands & river Ramganga flowing through its entire length. It is named after the famous hunter‑naturalist Corbett who, between 1907 & 1939 tracked down and killed man-eaters, which had claimed an aggregate of 1300 human lives. It is India's first & biggest Tiger reserve sponsored by ‘World Wildlife Fund’ supporting 50 mammals, 580 bird & 25 r eptile species. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Corbett

Early morning & afternoon, Jeep safari into the park for wildlife viewing.

PARK POPULATION: Corbett has the highest density of Tiger in the country-- approximately one every 10 sq km and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four species of deer -- hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, are fodder for the tiger.

Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole the wild dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.

Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted Gharial and the mugger or marsh crocodile. The river is rich in the magnificent mahaseer-- a fine sporting fish prized by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside the national park. Other variety of fish found here are the goonch and the brown trout.

Rest of the day at leisure for own activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Corbett – Delhi

Morning drive to Delhi (260 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure for own activities.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : Delhi

This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.

Late evening transfer to International airport to board flight.

Day 14 : Delhi – Onward journey

Depart Delhi

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Standard Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 1415 per person Euro 1245 per person
Supplement for single room Euro   485

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Delhi Hotel Park Land Grand Executive room 02
Jaipur Hotel Holiday Inn Deluxe room 01
Ranthambore Hotel Ranthambore Regency Standard room 02
Ranthambore - Jabalpur Overnight Train
Kanha Hotel Infinity Resort Standard room 02
Bandhavgarh Infinity Wilderness Resort Deluxe room 02
Umaria – Agra Overnight Train
Agra Hotel Marina Standard room 01

 

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Superior Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 1605 per person Euro 1435 per person
Supplement for single room Euro   965

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Delhi Hotel Crowne Plaza Deluxe room 02
Jaipur Hotel Trident Deluxe room 01
Ranthambore Hotel Tiger Den Standard room 02
Ranthambore - Jabalpur Overnight Train
Kanha Hotel Chiawan Jungle Lodge Jal Block 02
Bandhavgarh Hotel Tiger Den Standard room 02
Umaria – Agra Overnight Train
Agra Hotel The Trident Deluxe Garden View 01

The above cost includes:

  • Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis for Ten nights + Two nights in Train.
  • Based on room plus Breakfast basis at all the cities except Ranthambore, Kanha & Bandhavgarh which are on full board basis.
  • Transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned transport as per the itinerary,
  • Entrances at monuments & national parks at all cities as per the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
  • Best available class Train fare where ever mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Road tax, parking fees and driver’s overnight wages
  • Validity as mentioned along with the quotations.
  • Service tax levied by the government of 2.576%.

The cost does not include:

  • Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic beverages and airport tax.
  • Tips and other such cost which is to be paid to the drivers, guides, porters etc.

International flight tickets and insurance.

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