Places to visit: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthanbore -Bharatpur – Agra – Khajuraho – Bandavgarh – Kanha – Nagpur – Bombay
Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport the representative of Max Holidays will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel for check in and night stay.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
After breakfast a full day guided tour of Old and New Delhi (Delhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi.Old Delhi was the capital.of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India’s capital by the British, intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture) will take you to Red Fort (Built by the builder of the Taj Mahal – Shah Jehan, famous for its delicately carvedinlaid and Royal chambers), Raj Ghat (The creamation Ground of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi), Humayun’s Tomb (Humayun’s tomb is believed to have been designed in 1565 AD by the widow of Mughal emperor Himayun. It’ splan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based on a grid), Safdarjung’s Tomb (Representing the last phase of the Mughal style of architecture, Safdarjang’s Tomb stands in the centre of an extensive garden), Qutab Minar (73 meters high which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. The walls consistintricately carved quotations from Koran and is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world) Drive through India Gate (The war memorial) and President’s Palace. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (257 km / 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to the pink city of Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Later sightseeing of Jaipur city visiting Hawa Mahal- Palace of Winds(This five storied building which looks out over the main street of the old city is one of Jaipur’s major landmarks. This is a stunning example of the Rajput artistry with it’s pink, semi-octagonal and delicately honey combeds and stone windows. Originally Hawa Mahal was built to enable the ladies of the royal families to watch the every day life and processions of the city), Jantar Mantar – The Observatory (The Observatory, built by Raja Jai Singh in1728. It is an excellent example of the marvelous precision where in each construction has a specific purpose to measure the position of stars,altitudes and azimuths or calculating eclipses. The most striking instrumentis the Sun Dial which is 90 feet high) and City Palace Museum (City Palace is delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. Apart of the palace is still the house of the former Maharaja of Jaipur).Night stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Excursion to Amer and Jaigarh Forts
After breakfast we drive to Amer Fort (Situated atop the Aravali hills Ameris the ancient capital of Jaipur and a magnificent example of Rajput architecture). We ascend to the fort on Elephant’s back. Later we also visit the Jaigarh Fort (Overlooking the Moata Lake and dating back to the 11th century, to see the world’s biggest cannon. Visit Gaitor, the royal cremation ground to see the elegant chhatris and cenotaphs of various kings and queens. The white marble structure of Jai Singh II, with its intricately carved dome and supporting pillars, is the most beautiful.). Evening free to explore the city and night stay in the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore ( 190 km / 04 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore (Another well known national park under”Project Tiger” famous for its variety of animals including ). On arrival to Ranthambore check into the Jungle Lodge. Evening jungle activities to view Indian Tiger and other animals. Overnight in Jungle Lodge.
Day 06: Ranthambore – Bharatpur ( 335 km / 07 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Bharatpur (Asia largest bird sanctuary known for its variety of birds from all around the world). On arrival check into the Jungle lodge. Evening visit to the jungle on Rikshaws (Man driven three wheeled cycle) to view the birds in thier natural undisturbed habitat, feeding and tenting their young. Overnight in the Jungle Lodge.
Day 07: Bharatpur – Agra ( 60 km / 1 ½ hrs drive)
After breakfast drive Agra. Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (The desert capital of Moghuls and forbidden city built by emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son Jahangir). On arrival to Agra check into the hotel.Afternoon guided tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort, Sikandra Fort and the unforgettable TAJ MAHAL ( 7th wonder of the world and perhaps the most beautiful monument ever built in the history, for love. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shahjah in sweet memories of his beloved Mumtaj).Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 08: Agra – Jhansi – Orchha-Khajuraho ( Express Train)
After breakfast transfer to the railway station to board Shatabadi express train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi visit the magnificent Orchha Fort (Orcha lies 11 kilometers from Jhansi and although now little more than a village, it was once the capital of Orcha state. Visit the Ramji Mandir which a prototype of Rajput architecture. The second palace, the Raj Mandir,was built between 1554 and 1591, which comprises of a solid single block crowned by pavilions. The third and by far the most accomplished palace are the Jahangir Mandir. This is a wonderful vertiginous mass of masonry,crowned by eight elegant domes and rounded angle bastions, capped by open pavilions. A doorway in the southern façade leads through a hall into an open quadrangle, containing a central fountain, around, which are disposed apartments and terraces in three-storey ranges. The Jahangir Mandir is an architectural conception of unusual vigour and intricates ophistication). Later drive to Khajuraho ( Khajuraho was the capital of the flourishing Chandela Dynasty during 09th to 13th centuries. There are about 85 temples which took 100 years to built). On arrival to Khajuraho assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon half day guided tour to The Western Group of world famous Chandela Temples. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh (240 km / 05 hrs drive)
After breakfast half day guided tour of Eastern Group of world famous Chandela Temples. After noon drive to Bandawgarh ( Situated in central India Bandawgarh National Park is one of the most recently declared reserve under”Project Tiger” and is undoubtedly one of the best reserve for seeing Indian Tiger). Overnight in Jungle Lodge at Bandawgarh.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh
Full day Jungle activities into the wildlife sanctuary. All meals and nightstay at the hotel.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh – Kanha ( 325 km / 07 hrs drive)
Early morning after breakfast jungle activities into the sanctuary by jeep to view animals including Chital, Sambar, Muntjak (barking deer), Nilgai,Sloth Bear, Leopard and Tiger and also the variety of birds. Afternoon drive to Kanha National Park (Situated in the eastern part of central India Kanha is considered to be one of the best National Park in Asia in terms of richness and diversity of wildlife. Justly famous wildlife sanctuary, Kanha includes animals like Indian Tiger, Gaur, Blackbuck, Barasinga, Chital, The ever present Langur and many more) Overnight in the jungle lodge at Kanha.
Day 12: Kanha National Park
Full day Jungle activities into the wildlife sanctuary. All meals and nightstay at the hotel.
Day 13: Kanha – Nagpur (300 km. / 6 hrs. drive)
After breakfast Elephant/Jeep safari into the jungle to view early morning activities of Indian Swamp, Deer, Black buck, Indian Bison, Leopard, Tigerand other animals. Afternoon drive to Kanpur for overnight stay.
Day 14: Nagpur – Bombay ( Flight )
Breakfast will be in your hotel and rest of the day will be fee for leisure and other personal activities. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Bombay. On arrival at Bombay airport you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 15: Bombay Sightseeing
Morning we have for you a half-day tour of Gateway of India (This symbolic national landmark, the Marble arch of India, designed by George Wittet to commemorate the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. It was also the point of exit for the last British regiment to leave India). Tour to Elephanta Caves by motor boat (These 7th century rock – cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated on the top a hill on the island). Also visit Princes of Wales Museum (Set among verdant gardens, it is a huge complex with a bronze statue of George – V standing outside. The monument designed in 1905- dominated by a huge tilted concrete dome, comprises of three main sections, Art, Archaeology and Natural history. The museum contains an excellent collection of arms, works of Lawrence, Gains borough,Poussin and Titan and fine examples of Indian silver and brass, jade and tapestries. Also housed in this collection is a superb 8th century ivory from Kashmir and finely modelled figures of the infant Jesus). Drive through the beautiful Marine Drive and with ever lasting memories of the day spend overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Leave Bombay
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the international airport to connect your flight to onward destination.
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