Company representative will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. Delhi, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, start a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour 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 tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Morning drive to Agra stopping en route to visit the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - The Red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Continue your drive to Agra.
Agra - Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475 AD. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. Sikandar Lodi made Agra his capital but Babur defeated the Lodis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century AD, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built.
On arrival at Agra, pick up and transferred to hotel. Later sightseeing of Agra covering Agra Fort and Mausoleum of Itmad-Ud-Ula. Agra Fort, a massive structure with 70 foot high, 1.5-mile long walls encompassing an astounding collection of well preserved buildings, many of them completed during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.
Visit to Taj Mahal By Sunset. Taj Mahal- Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra . Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Afternoon drive to Delhi visiting Sikandra enroute. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast will be at hotel. You will be transferred to station for train to Jhansi.
Bhopal Shatabadi Leaves Agra at 0815hrs and arrives Jhansi at 1040hrs Reach Jhansi and proceed to Orchha, 12 km away. Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex . Enjoy your lunch at Orchha. Continue drive to Khajuraho.Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax. Evening will be free or you can go out for a stroll.
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.
Afternoon sightseeing of Eastern and Western groups of Temples. Overnight will be at Khajuraho.
After breakfast, visit Western group of Temples. Later drive to Bandhavgarh Check in at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Bandhavgarh National Park Set amongst The Vindhya Hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh consists of 168 sq miles of Sal and a mixed forest with large stretches of Bamboo and Grassland to The North. One is generally lucky to view The Tiger, 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. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Morning game rides in the jungle After breakfast, drive to Kanha Arrive Kanha and check in at Kanha Jungle 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. Overnight at Kanha jungle Lodge.
In the morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Met on arrival in Mumbai. Morning ferry to explore Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Caves - The rock-cut Hindu temples at Elephanta, an island 6 miles across the harbour provide an exciting glimpses of Indian sculpture dating from 600 AD. Huge panels depict episodes relating to Lord Shiva, the central one being the most imposing one - a five metre bust of the God, represents his three aspects as creator, preserver and destroyer. Motor-launch takes about an hour to reach the island where the caves are situated.
Afternoon City tour of Mumbai including Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum and Kamla Nehru Park, then ascend the slopes of Malabar Hill with its Hanging Gardens for a panoramic view. Evening transfer to the airport for onward international flight.