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Wildlife & Cultural Tour of India (10 Nights / 11 days )

Duration :10 Nights / 11 Days

Destinations :Delhi - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandavgarh - Kanha - Delhi

Tour Overview :
Away from the hustle and bustle of cities and you spend a weeks time in peace. You will be taken to visit to The Mahal and various temples and towns to enjoy the old art and architecture and visit to two best National Parks in India to see the tigers and other wildlife.

Tour Highlights :
- Tour of Old and New Delhi.
- Visit Red Fort of Delhi, Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Bazaar, Qutub Minar, Iron Pilar, Humayun’s Tomb, Presidnet’s house, India Gate, Parliament House.
- Tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
- Enjoy a train ride.
- Visit the Ancient temple town of Orchha.
- Tour of Stone carved temples of Khajuraho.
- Visit 2 best National Parks of India for wildlife.

Central India Wild life and Culture Tour Itinerary :

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meeting and greetings on arrival at the airport where you will be met by the representative of Discoveryfullcircle and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : In Delhi
Morning after breakfast combined tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi visiting Red Fort - The red sand stone walls of Lal Quila, the Red Fort extend for 2 km and vary in height from 18m on the river side to 33m on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. The Red Fort dates from the peak of Mughal power. The Mughal reign from Delhi was a short one. Aurangzeb was the first and the last emperor to rule from here. Jama Masjid- the Great Mosque of Old Delhi was both the largest and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan. Begun in 1644, the mosque was not completed until 1658. It has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m (133ft) high constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard of the mosque can hold 25,000 people. Take a rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk - the main street of Old Delhi - the colourful shopping bazaar just opposite the Red Fort and visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi after his assassination in 1948.
New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar – 234 feet high tower. The Qutab Minar itself is a soaring tower of victory that was started in 1193, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi. It is nearly 73m(243ft) high and tapers from a 15m(50ft) diameter base to just 2.5m(9ft) at the top. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and the fifth of marble & sandstone. Also visit the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. Built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, the Persian-born senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, this is a wonderful early example of Mughal architecture. The elements in its design – a squat building, high arched entrances that let in light, topped by a bulbous dome and surrounded by formal gardens – were to be refined over the years to the magnificence of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial), President’s House, which was once the Viceroy’s Palace, Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi to Agra – Drive 4 1/2 hrs
Morning after breakfast at the hotel leave for Agra by Car and check into the hotel on arrival.
Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday) built by The Mughal King Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife named Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the Emperor so heartbroken that his hair is said to have turned gray overnight. Construction of the Taj, begun in the same year, was not completed until 1653. In total 20,000 people from India and Central Asia worked on the building. The Taj Mahal is like a silent rhapsody that you will carry in your heart.
Later tour of Agra Fort, constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1695 on the banks of the Yamuna River. Initially the fort was a military structure, but during Shah Jahan’s reign it had partially become a palace.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Agra to Jhansi to Orchha to Khajuraho
Morning transfer to the Railway Station to board superfast Shatabdi Express train for Jhansi leave at 0805 hrs. Meeting on arrival at Jhansi Train Station and leave for Khajuraho via visiting medieval temple town of Orchha.
Orchha - hardly touched by the hands of Time. Orchha is well known for its palaces and temples constructed during the 17th and 18th century. Visit the four important temples of Orchha - The Chaturbhuj Temple, Janaki Temple, Laxmi Temple and The Raja Ram temples.
Continue your drive to Khajuraho and check into the hotel. .
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Khajurhao to Bandavgarh - Drive 6 hrs
Morning tour of Western Group of Temples and Eastern Group of temples built during Chandella dynasty in the 11th Century where you enjoyed the best stone carving ever done by the human hands and that includes the erotic carvings. The temples of Khajuraho are classified as Indo-Aryan architect and spread in an area of area around 08 square miles.
Afternoon drive to Bandavgarh National Park to reach in around 6 hours time. Arrive and transfer to the Jungle Resort for overnight stay.
Bandavgarh is set in an area of 168sq miles (437sq km) it houses a wide variety of native habitats and a high density of game and houses a many Tigers. This is also called as White tiger country. Bandavgarh was a hunting lodge for the King of Rewa before declaring this as National Park. The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting - otherwise the Wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja to shoot 109 tigers. HH Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh killed 111 Tigers by 1914.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 06 : In Bandhavgarh
Early morning visit the National park to see the wildlife. Afternoon another jeep Safari inside the Bandavgarh Jungle. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : In Bandhavgarh
Early morning visit the National park to see the wildlife.
Afternoon visit the famous Bandhavgarh fort one the oldest fort in India and considered to be more than 2500 years. The one hour trek up the fort is worth the effort to discover the unexplored and less visited monuments.
Overnight at the resort.

Day 07 : Bandhavgarh – Kanha – drive 5 hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Kanha National Park which is spread over an area of over 940 square km and has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle Book". Check into the Jungle Resort on arrival.
Afternoon board your Jeep and explore the Kanha Jungle to see the wild animals in nature like Indian Fox, Sloth bear, Striped hyena, Jungle cut, Leopard, Mouse Deer, Chausingha or four horned antelope, Nilgai, Ratel, Porcupine and birds like Racket Tailed Drongo, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peacock, Golden Oriole, Treepie, Whitenecked Stork, Shikra, White-eyed Buzzard, Roseringed Parakeet, Shama, Red Munia, Large Green Barbet, Crimson Breasted Barbet, Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker, Hair Crested Drongo, Common Teal, Pintail Duck, etc.
Overnight at the Resort

Day 08 – At Kanha
Morning and evening game viewing in the national Park. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 09 : In Kanha
Breakfast at the hotel or lodge. Full day tour to the adjoinng Villages to enjoy the culture and tradition of these people around Kanha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 :Kanha - Jabalpur – Drive 3 hrs and Fly Delhi
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to Jabalpur Airport to board flight for Delhi. Meeting on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free to relax or last minute Shopping. Overnight at the hotel

Day 11 : Depart Delhi
Transfer to the Airport in time to board home bound flight.

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