Day 6: Agra
For bird lovers, an early morning trip to the sanctuary to watch water birds playing in the morning sunlight will only enhance the pleasures of the trip. Post breakfast the trail resumes its travel and moves out of Bharatpur and into Agra, home to the grand Taj Mahal. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri that was once a capital of the Mughal sultanate. The highlights of this place still remain the Buland Darwaza, the Panch Mahal and the Jodha Bai's Palace. Post lunch you will arrive in Agra that is famous for its 'Petha's', a locally prepared sweet dish, besides of course the Taj. Check into a hotel and rest for a while before you start exploring the sights and sounds of the city. Visit the Taj Mahal in the afternoon and witness for yourself the colossal monument dedicated to love. The monument, an ultimate specimen of the blend of Mughal, Persian, Hindu and Islamic architectural styles is a must visit for all tourists coming to India.
Days 7 - 8: Khajuraho
Post your tryst with Agra and its Mughal charm, it is now time to move towards Khajuraho, a medieval city most popular for its temples with elaborate exotic sculptures. The train that you will board from Agra will take you to Jhansi, the nearest station to Orchha another medieval Indian town replete with old palaces and temples dating back to that era. The Jahangir Mahal, the Chaturbhuj Temple, and the Ram Raja Temple are the must visit places here that exhibit excellent murals and delicate 'chattris'; or domes. By evening reach Khajuraho and check into hotel for an overnight stay. Explore the temples of Khajuraho on the eighth day of the tour. This ancient village housed about 85 Hindu and Jain temples that are each a great specimen of the artistic talents of the people of that era. The figurines and patterns on the walls in a way hint a lot towards the lifestyle of the era as well. Although of the total 85 temples only about 22 are present today, they nevertheless display the same enigma as they did when they were built. No wonder, this village has been also recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Post lunch commence your travel towards Panna National Park located about 57 km from Khajuraho and most visited for its abundant tigers, hyenas, wolves and leopards. On arrival here check into a forest lodge for an ultimate experience in the wilderness.
Days 9 - 10: Panna National Park
For the entire ninth and the tenth day of the Taj Mahal and Tiger tour, explore the splendor of the Panna National Park. The various safaris that are especially arranged for guests will keep you busy and enthralled. In the evenings rest your weary souls in the comforts of the forest lodge. Resume your sojourn of the national park and take delight in the safaris all over again. Meet the wild and the feisty of the park before you finally move out towards Bandhavgarh National Park, another interesting option for guests on the tiger trail.
Days 11 - 13: Bandhavgarh National Park
Post breakfast leave for Bandhavgarh National Park and check into hotel on arrival. Post lunch you could visit the national park and enjoy jeep safaris while meeting the wild animals in their original habitat. The huge size of the Bandhavgarh National Park surely ensures that exploring it completely in a day is just not possible. Therefore reserve the last days of your Taj Mahal and Tiger tour to travel around the place. This sanctuary is most renowned for its white tigers and wild boars as well as a huge variety of monkeys and langurs. We would recommend that you definitely enjoy the pleasures of an Elephant safari while being here, at the Bandhavgarh National Park. A bird# s eye view of the forests atop an elephant would only increase the pleasures of your visit.
Days 14 - 16: Delhi
Begin the fourteenth day with a trip to the park for that one last encounter with the animals before you move out of here to the national capital, Delhi. Yes, Delhi being the last destination in the itinerary, you have 2 more days to explore the city before you embark on the return journey home. You will be escorted to the Umaria railway station from where you will board the night train to Delhi. The fifteenth and the sixteenth days can be especially reserved for your own activities within Delhi. Either you move around the city or stay in the hotel to enjoy its amenities, the choice is entirely yours.. On the 16th day of the tour, our representatives will escort you to the airport/ railway station for your journey back home.