Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a city tour of this city of astonishing history. We visit Old Delhi and The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, a rickshaw ride through busy and historical Chandni Chowk is some experience; visit the Jama Masjid (the mosque). We continue with the tour and visit Raj Ghat (The place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated) and Shanti Vana. We make our way towards New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents Palace and one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys) visit The India Gate: a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers, Qutab Minar, built by Qutub ud - din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and Humayuns Tomb, The Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas (Leading industrial house in India) We return to hotel to relax and spend the night.
Morning proceed for Corbett. Developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett, the former hunting ground of the British, the Jim Corbett National Park was set up in 1936. Initially named as the Hailey National Park, the park was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park and became one of the tiger reserves in the country in 1973 with the launch of the Project Tiger scheme. This 201 square miles park is known for the large population of tigers, leopards and elephants. The national park is home to the most precious wildlife in India and the diverse species of flora and fauna accommodating around 110 tree species, 50 mammal species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. The first ever National Park in India and Asia is also known for its breathtaking landscapes and the thick cover of Sal forests surrounding the park.
Morning transfer to station to board train to Sawaimadhopur at 0745hrs. Reach by 1300hrs and transfer to hotel. P.M. Jungle safari. Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North bound the Ranthambore National Park. The park is famous for its Tigers and is a favorite with photographers. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile and amphibians and 30 mammals. For the wildlife savvy, Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary today offers an intense diversity of flora and fauna. Tigers, Apart from that a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds
Day 09: Ranthambore - Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur)
Morning drive to Bharatpur famous for Birds - Check into hotel. 7 kms. From the town of Bharatpur lies one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world: The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. Formally known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, this place was once a hunting ground for the royals of the past. Keoladeo became sanctuary in 1956 and finally received total protection in 1981. The area consists of swamp lands and lakes consisting one of the most important species of the world: Heron Geese. The total area of the park is 29 Sq. kms. There are around 200 species of birds that live in the park and one can also witness the finest and rarest Siberian Cranes who migrate here all the way from Siberia during winters.
After breakfast drive for Agra, enroute visiting the old and deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city of yesteryears. Reach Agra by noon and check into hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing covering The Taj Mahal, made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit imposing Agra Fort: built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards. Overnight at hotel.
Morning transfer to railway station to board train Shatabdi express and on arrival at the Jhansi railway station you will be met by our representative and straight drive for Khajuraho enroute visiting Orchha. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa River as an ideal site for his capital. In the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and ceilings to rich life. On arrival in Khajuraho, check-in at your hotel.Khajuraho, Known world over for its Temple complexes, is a fascinating village showcasing rich cultural heritage of India in the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho.
Morning guided city tour of 0erotic temples of Khajuraho: marked by religious fervor, rich patronage, excellent craftsmanship, and aesthetic sensuality, depicting life in every form and mood. Originally there were 85 temples, but today less than 30 temples are in proper condition, we visit Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho comprises of such magnificent temples like Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Lakshamana Temple, Matangeswara Temple, and Varaha Temple. Eastern Group of Temples at Khajuraho includes Parsvanath Temple, Adinath Temple, Ghantai Temple, Hanuman temple, and Brhama Temple. Southern Group of Temples comprises of Dulah Deo Temple and the Chaturbhuja Temple. Afternoon drive to Bandhavgarh on arrival check-into the wildlife resort. Overnight at Bandhavgarh.
Morning drive to Kanha National Park, arrive by lunch time and check into hotel.
Kanha National Park is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh and is the largest national park in Asia and is one of the first Project Tiger reserves in India. This national park was established in the year 1974. The grasslands in Kanha National Park are interspersed with Sal and Bamboo forests. Kanha national park extends over an area of over 1,940 square kms. Out of the total area, the core area, which is about 940 square km, is the national park and around it is the buffer zone. It was here at Kanha that the eminent zoologist, George Schaller, undertook the first ever-scientific study of the tiger. P.M. Jungle safari.
Morning after breakfast enjoy a full day game viewing inside the park. The major wildlife attraction in Kanha National Park is the tiger. After 1976 the total population of tiger has doubled. Other major attraction of the Kanha National Park is the rare hard ground 'Barasingha'. Once there were only about 66 Barasinghas in the national park, but careful conservation and management increased their population to more than 400. Other wildlife animals in the park include Spotted deer, Blackbuck, Porcupine, Grey Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Nilgai, Gaur, Indian Bison and Wild Pig. Apart from various wildlife animals there are about 175 varieties of birds in Kanha National Park. Some of the birds, which can be seen in this park, are the Racquet Tailed Drongo, Crimson Breasted Barbet, Crested Hawk Eagle and Golden Oriole.
Morning drive to Jabalpur airport to board flight to Delhi On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to hotel (day use room) After dinner drop at airport to board flight back home.