Your tour begins with an arrival into Delhi, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the Park hotel in New Delhi. The Park hotel is a modern designer first class hotel located right in the city centre, just a stone's throw away from the shops and restaurants of Connaught Place. Delhi, the country's energetic capital, offers a panorama of fascinating but very conflicting images, from the forts, tombs and ruins in Old Delhi to high-rise buildings and stately homes on wide, tree-lined avenues in New Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
A full day's sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting the mighty Red Fort; Friday Mosque - Jama Masjid; silver street of Chandni Chowk; Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi; The Hindu temple - Birla Mandir; India Gate and Rajpath; Rashtrapati Bhawan - the President's House; Humayun's Tomb; Qutab Minar - a 73m high victory tower and the Bahai Temple - beautifully shaped to resemble a lotus flower. A second night in Delhi - we can recommend restaurants for dinner tonight, if you would like.
Drive to Agra - City of the Taj Mahal, a great monument to love and one of the world's most beautiful buildings. On arrival, check in to the Radisson hotel. The Radisson hotel is a modern first class hotel, located just a short distance from the Taj Mahal, as well as the other tourist attractions of Agra. Late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World, created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal Overnight in Agra.
Morning sightseeing in Agra, visiting the Agra Fort, offering gorgeous views from its lofty walls, and the Itmad-ud-Daulah - the exquisite tomb of a Persian adventurer who became chief minister at the Emperor Jehangir's court. Later transfer to Agra Railway Station for the 4 pm train to Umaria. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 05 - Drive Umaria to Bandhavgarh (30 kms/45 minutes)
Arrive in Umaria at 05.26 AM. You will be met and transferred to Bandhavgarh, the first of the National parks that you visit on your Tiger safari in India. On arrival check in at the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge, your home for the next two nights. The Bandhavgarh Jungle lodge, located just a short distance from the main entrance to Bandhavgarh National Park, is one of Bandhavgarh's best lodges, offering an excellent wildlife and wilderness experience. This afternoon head out on your first game drive in Bandhavgarh - the forest is beautiful and there is much to see, your guide will share his excellent local knowledge and hopefully lead you to a wonderful tiger sighting. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.
Day 07 - Drive Bandhavgarh to Kanha (270 kms/06 hrs)
Another early morning game drive in Bandhavgarh National Park, after which you drive to Kanha National Park, the next stop on your India Wildlife tour, to spend 2 nights at the Kanha Jungle lodge. The Kanha Jungle lodge offers 18 spacious rooms and two Deluxe cottages with private patios , overlooking a lush green forest. Rooms are equipped with all modern amenities, and have attached with running hot and cold showers etc. Overnight in Kanha.
After an early morning game drive in Kanha, depart for Pench National Park, a beautiful park of varied topography, ever-changing vegetation and home to a wide diversity of birdlife and wildlife. On arrival, check in to the Pench Jungle camp. The Pench Jungle Camp nestles amongst amongst 12acres of lush foliage and sprawling lawns. Accommodation is in deluxe safari tents. Overnight in Pench.
Day 11 - Drive Pench to Nagpur (90 kms/02 hrs) and Fly Nagpur - Goa
An early morning game ride in Pench National Park is followed by the drive to Nagpur airport for an afternoon flight to Goa. Goa, India's favourite beach holiday destination, and one of the most relaxed places in the world, offers an exotic mix of Portuguese and Indian flavours. You will be met and transferred to the Allia Diwa hotel. Located in South Goa, the Alila Diwa is a 5 star deluxe hotel, just a few hundred meters from the sands of Majorda beach. Overnight in Goa.
What makes a beach holiday in Goa really special is the fact , that you can be as lazy as active as you want to do. For those seeking to explore Goa, there are plenty of options available, you could take a tour of the World Heritage Churches and Convents of Old Goa, or visit the nearby Dudhsagar falls, or just spend time exploring the nearby villages, with their lovely old Portugese style buildings. Or, you could just spend time sunning yourself on the beach. Goan cuisine, and in particular it's fresh fish and other sea food, will be one of the highlights of your beach holiday in Goa. Overnight in Goa.