Overview

Places Covered: Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Nagpur – Kolkata – Guwahati – Kaziranga – Guwahati – Delhi

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days

Itinerary

Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI

After arrival at International Airport in Delhi, India Travel Tourism representative will greet and assist you to transfer you to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 02 DELHI

After hearty breakfast at the hotel, start a full-day Tours of Old and New Delhi.

OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing Tours of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort – once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing Tours of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President’sResidence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03 DELHI / VARANASI

In the morning you will be transferred to airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi India Travel Tourism representatives will assist you to transfer you to the hotel.

VARANASI: VARANASI, known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. One of the oldest living cities in the world, as also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, Varanasi is a major Toursist attraction. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city has been a centre of learning and civilization for over 2000 years.
Proceed for a half day city Tours of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University, Durga temple & Bharat Mata temple (Mother India Temple).

SARNATH: Take an excursion to Sarnath, the spiritual centre of Buddhism. Sarnath, once of the most sacred places for Budhhist, where Lord Buddha gave first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Visit famous Dhamaekha Stupa, Moolgandha Kuti Vihar and famous Sarnath museum having rich collection of antiques from Ancient India. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 04 VARANASI / KHAJURAHO

Visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat early in the morning and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of “Ganga”. As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going. Return to hotel and later fly to Khajuraho.

KHAJURAHO is well known for its magnificent temples, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which can be found in abundance in the area. The divine sculptures in these temples, are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed. Upon arrival, India Travel Tourism representative will assist you to transfer you to the hotel Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 05 KHAJURAHO / BANDHAVGARH

After hearty breakfast, visit Western group of Temples. Later drive to Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival, India Travel Tourism representative will assist you to transfer you to the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK: Set amongst The Vindhya Hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh consists of 168 sq miles of Sal & a mixed forest with large stretches of Bamboo and Grassland to The North. One is generally lucky to view The Tiger, Gaur (Indian Bison) Chital, Chansingha (Four horned antelope). This Park houses some 150 species of birds including the Blue Bearded bee eaters, White Browed Fantails, and The Malabar Hornbill. The Bandhavgarh Fort, besides offering breath taking views, houses a 35 ft reclining statue of Lord Vishnu and 10th Century Rock Images of the incarnation of the Lord.

Day 06 BANDHAVGARH

Early morning game rides by 4×4 open jeep in the Park. Rest of the morning at leisure. Late afternoon game rides in the park. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Day 07 BANDHAVGARH

Early morning game rides by 4×4 open jeep in the Park. Rest of the morning at leisure. Late afternoon game rides in the park. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Day 08 BANDHAVGARH / KANHA

After hearty morning breakfast, drive to Kanha. Upon arrival in Kanha, India Travel Tourism representatives will assist you to transfer you to Kanha Jungle Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

KANHA NATIONAL PARK: Set on The Chhota Nagpur Plateau in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha provides breath taking vistas of grassy plains and strands of mixed sal / teak forests. This 366 sq mile preserve was set to save two endangered species i.e. Tiger and The Barasingha. You would also have an opportunity to see Swamp Dear, Black Buck, Cheetal, Indian Bison, Barking Dear, Sambhar, Leopard and Tiger.

Day 09 KANHA

Early morning game rides by 4×4 open Jeep in the Park. After hearty breakfast at the lodge, spend rest of the morning at leisure. Late afternoon game rides in the park. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Day 10 KANHA / NAGPUR / KOLKATA

Have a hearty breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Nagpur to catch flight for Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Upon arrival in Kolkata, India Travel Tourism representatives will assist you to the hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11 KOLKATA / GUWAHATI (or JORHAT) / KAZIRANGA

Morning fly to Guwahati (or Jorhat).Upon arrival, India Travel Tourism representative will assist you to drive to Kaziranga National park, famous as the only natural habitat of the Great Indian Rhinoceros. Check in to the hotel here. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK: Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East of India, Assam, Kaziranga National Park covers an area of approximately 430-sq-kms with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it the ideal habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. Due to limitless poaching of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.

Major Wildlife Attractions of Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary-Beside of course the great one horned Indian Rhino, the other major wild attractions include a large population of Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc.

Day 12 KAZIRANGA

Morning and evening jungle rides, either Jeep safari or an Elephant safari or nature walks to observe the wildlife in Kaziranga National Park. Either opt for safari in the Western Range followed by lavish lunch or then take another safari trip in the Central Range or safari Tours in either of these two ranges followed by safari Tours in the Eastern Range. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 13 KAZIRANGA

Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy morning and evening jungle rides, nature walks and Elephant rides within the sanctuary to closely observe the impressive Rhino. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 14 KAZIRANGA / GUWAHATI / DELHI

After hearty breakfast at the hotel, drive to Guwahati Airport to take flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, India Travel Tourism representative will assist you to transfer you to the hotel. After a farewell dinner, India Travel Tourism representative will assist you to transfer you to the International Airport in time to catch flight for your home destination.

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