Day 01. Arrival
On arrival in
Delhi, you will be received by our representative and
to the hotel.
The capital of
India was destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, and virtually
carries in its bosom the history of 07 cities. The present New
Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and its main architect was
Herbert Baker. In 1911 the capital of the British Raj was
shifted from Kolkata to Delhi. Today it is the seat of power of
the country and a major Gateway to the country for the tourists.
visit Humayun’s Tomb, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th
Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the
predecessor of the Taj Mahal. The Qutab Minar, the landmark of
Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in
1368. The Minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m
and 2.7m at the top. Proceed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan (Drive
Pass) once the Viceroy’s residence and now the official
residence of the President of India. Designed by Lutyens, it
combines western and eastern styles - the dome reflects the
Buddhist stupa, the chhattris “Hindu” and the graceful
colonnades very “British”. It has 340 rooms. The India Gate
(42m), commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the
1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed
in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and
foundations. Under the arch, glows the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame
commemorating Indian armed forces’ losses in the Indo-Pakistan
war of 1971.
visit Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna,
This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated
following his assassination in January 1948. The memorial lies
in the midst of landscaped gardens and made of a simple square
platform of black marble inscribed with his last words “Hey
Ram”. Red Fort (closed on Monday) the 17th century
imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge
boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and
beautiful gardens. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid
(Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble,
completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque where more than
20,000 people can kneel in prayer at one time.
at the hotel.
Day 02. Delhi /
Distance: 270 km Time: 5.30 Hours
breakfast leave for Jaipur. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja
Sawai Jai Singh - II, the ruler of Amber, Jaipur was the first
planned city in India.This town is also referred as Pink city
for the colour of buildings in its wonderful old city. The city
was painted pink to honour the visit of Prince Albert of England
Before check in excursion to the
Amber City Fort
situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills around and 11 km
north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha
Rajputs till 1037. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the
hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared
pavilions and palaces the recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s
association with the Mughals.
City Palace (still houses the erstwhile Royal family);
Jantar Mantar – the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of
Winds, with 1043 windows) - built for the royal ladies to watch
the activities on the market street below without being observed
Arrive & check In to the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03. Jaipur
Distance: 240 km Time: 5 Hours
leave for Bhartpur. Arrive & check In to the Hotel.Visit
kevladev National Park (Bird Sanctuary) by Riksho.
- This magnificent bird haven in actual came into being
paradoxically as a duck shooting preserve for Maharaja Suraj
Mull of Bharatpur. He transformed the shallow depression formed
by the confluence of River Gambhir and River Banganga into a
reservoir by damming the rainwater in monsoons. Flooding of
water created shallow wetland ecosystem causing it to be a
perfect habitat for an astounding variety of birds. The park
that was a hunting preserve for the Maharaja and the British
continued to be so till 1964, after which the hunting was
banned. A forestation policy of planting acacias was vigorously
followed. However the ecosystem at the Park continues to be
fragile due to pressures of tourism and need for water from
surrounding villages. However the environmentalists won the day
in 1985 when UNESCO listed it as World Heritage site and earlier
in 1982 it was declared as National Park. And, today the Park is
recognized as the most important breeding and feed grounds for
the birds in the world. Some species are still endangered and
especially the Siberian crane. Visitors are advised to maintain
low noise level and avoid littering the park.
Bhartpur /Agra / Kanha:
via Fatehpur Sikiri: Distance: 60 km Time: 1.30 Hours
which is a beautiful and deserted medieval city, built by Mughal
Emperor Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve
as the capital of his vast empire. It was mysteriously abandoned
after 15 years
due to scarcity of water.
Today, it is perfectly preserved as a ghost city built at the
height of the empire’s splendor.
See Darbar-e-Aam, Palaces, Panch Mahal Taansen Seat & great Sufi
Sent doom etc.
After Lunch leave for Agra.
medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was founded
by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. Agra achieved fame as
the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains
a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era
buildings. Most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur
Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
was originally a brick fort and the Chauhan Rajputs held it. It
was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide
force captured it. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first
Sultan of Delhi who shifted to Agra and lived in the fort. He
governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance
of the second capital. He died in the fort in 1517 and his son,
Ibrahim Lodi, held it for nine years until he was defeated and
killed at Panipat in 1526. He built several palaces, wells and a
mosque in the fort during his period.
monument The Taj Mahal, Overlooking the River Yamuna, the
Taj Mahal is a classic example of Mughul architecture, with the
Taj itself built as a mausoleum at the northern end of an
extensive formal walled garden designed in the charbagh style
and structured on the Islamic theme of ‘paradise’. The whole
site was built by Shah Jahan between ad 1632 and 1653 as the
final resting place of his favourite wife Arjumand Bano Begum
(also known as Mumtaz Mahal) who died in ad 1631 shortly after
giving birth to their fourteenth child. Upon his death in ad
1666, Shah Jahan was buried alongside his wife in the Taj.
(Closed on Fridays).
After city tour
departure transfer for Over Night Train to Jabalpur.
Jabalpur / Kanha:
Distance: 170 km Time: 4 Hours
Jabalpur and leave for Kanha. Rest day free for relax.
Kanha has sometimes been called the N'Gorongoro of India. The
simile is apt, albeit Kanha is far greener and its cordon of
hills far more densely wooded. Unlike Tanzania's N'Gorongoro,
the Kanha valley is not a volcanic crater, though the enclosing
hills are a consequence of geologically ancient volcanic
activity. The horseshoe-shaped Kanha valley, which accounts for
nearly a third and the oldest part of the Kanha National Park,
is bound by two distant spurs emanating from the main Mekal
ridge, forming its southern rim. The spurs, in their gently
tapering traverse, nearly close in the north leaving but a
narrow opening for the meandering Sulkum or Surpan river, the
valley's main drainage. Herds of the Kanha miscellany, the axis
deer (chital), the swamp deer (barasingha), the blackbuck (hiran),
the wild pig and occasionally the gaur, throng the central
parkland of the valley, providing the basis for the comparison
with N'Gorongoro. With its confiding herds and relatively
tolerant predators, Kanha offers an almost unrivaled scope to a
keen photographer of Indian wildlife.
The raw beauty of the Kanha wilderness is satisfying because a
comparison of the condition of the forests outside with that of
those inside is a strong pointer to "conservation in action" in
the Park. Kanha's diverse miscellany of mammal and bird life is
without many parallels, because so much is seen so well in so
short a time. Yet Kanha is better known as the best place in the
world to see tigers. Sighting tigers on drives here is not
uncommon, but seeing and photographing tigers from elephant
back, sometimes after a thrilling systematic track, is a
memorable experience. Elephants usually go out very early in the
morning for tiger tracking from Kisli, Kanha or Mukki. An
elephant accommodates up to 4 persons besides the mahout.
Day 06. Kanha
Afternoon safari by Exclusive Jeep
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07. Kanha
Morning & Afternoon safari by Exclusive Jeep
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast leave for Jabalpur for evening Train. Over night
Day 09. Delhi
Arrive in Delhi
and Transfer to International airport to board the flight home
with unforgettable memories.
The Cost includes:-
Accommodation on Double sharing basis with Breakfast
* Tour Guide (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra & Kanha).
* Elephant Ride in Jaipur
* Monument Fee (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra & Kanha)
* Jeep Safari in Kanha with all Fees
* Train from Agra to Kanha
*Arrival-Departure transfers as per itinerary
*English speaking driver & Car
*Sight-seeing tours as per itinerary
* All Sightseeing by A/C Car
*Gasoline *Toll tax, *Road tax, *parking, *passenger tax,
*Drivers food & accommodation during the tours.