This itinerary is specially designed to maximize chances of thrilling experiences with the Indian Tiger. Many extended forays into the tiger reserves and national parks, looking for tigers in natural habitat is a joy for all wildlife enthusiasts. Magnificent Taj Mahal and bizarre Khajuraho temples provide added cultural interest.

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Starting out from Delhi, where we enjoy a half day’s sightseeing programme, we journey first to Ranthambore National Park. One of the most famous reserves in India, Ranthambore is renowned for its tigers and is one of the best places to see these majestic predators in the wild. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the daytime.

En route to Agra we stop by at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for its thousands of exotic birds including some highly endangered species, such as the Siberian crane. We see the glorious old Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and visit the Taj Mahal in the early morning – the best time to see this stunning landmark.

The overnight train ride south to Jabalpur is an enjoyable and authentic Indian experience. We then travel by road to Kanha National Park, often considered the most beautiful and most pristine wildlife reserve in the country. Its deciduous forests are remnants of the vast jungles which once covered central India, and still harbour a significant population of tigers, leopards, sloth bears, barasinghas (species of deer with twelve antlers) and dhole (the Indian wild dog). This is followed by a trip to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, another home of the tigers, also home to a large breeding population of leopards.

The final leg of the tour covers the remarkable jungle temples of Khajuraho. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these 10th-century structures were lost in the jungle until re-discovered in the 19th century. The exquisitely carved, erotic stone sculptures are unique to this place and therefore visited by all connoisseurs of art and culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore national parks for tiger-spotting.
  • Kanha National Park for its magnificent wild landscape.
  • Taj Mahal for its stunning beauty.
  • Khajuraho for its unique ancient temples.
  • Bharatpur for its Bird Sanctuary.

Map and Itinerary

  • DAY 01 - Delhi

    Arrive in Delhi. Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. Upon arrival, after the traditional welcome, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 02 - Ranthambore

    Delhi – Ranthambore (By Train; 5 hrs). Half-day sightseeing in Delhi, visit Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, colonial buildings and India Gate. Later board the train to Ranthambore, arrive late evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 03 - Ranthambore

    Ranthambore: Morning & Evening Game Drives. Today there are two game drives into the Ranthambore National Park. One in the early morning, the best time to spot the tigers and the other in the late afternoon when possibility sighting of the tigers is more compared to the early afternoon. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 04 - Ranthambore

    Ranthambore: Morning & Evening Game Drives. Today also follow the same schedule as of yesterday – two game drives in the park trying to spot the tigers once again. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 05 - Bharatpur

    Ranthambore – Bharatpur (240 kms;5-6 hrs). This morning drive from Ranthambore to Bharatpur. In the afternoon we hire cycle rickshaws to visit Keoladev Ghana National Park, a world heritage listed Bird Sanctuary to see a large variety of bird species. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 06 - Agra

    Bharatpur – Agra (55 kms; 1.5 hrs). In the morning take a guided tour to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary once again. Later drive to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the palace built by Mohd. Akbar in the 16th century and abandoned later. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 07 - Jabalpur

    Sight-seeing of Agra & O/N train to Jabalpur (843kms; 14 hrs). Early in the morning today visit Taj Mahal at sunrise and return to hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra Fort and the in the evening transfer to the railway station to board overnight train to Jabalpur. Overnight Train

  • DAY 08 - Kanha

    Arrive Jabalpur & transfer to Kanha (127kms; 3 hrs). Arrive in Jabalpur in the morning and transfer to a hotel for breakfast. Then drive to Kanha National Park that was created in 1974 and is home to a large variety of animal species including tigers and leopards. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 09 - Kanha.

    Kanha: Morning & Evening Game Drives. Today enjoy morning and evening game drives on jeeps into Kanha National Park that is often described as India’s best managed wildlife reserve. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 10 - Kanha

    Morning and evening game drives into the park. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 11 - Bandhavgarh

    Kanha – Bandhavgarh (280 kms;6-7 hrs). Today drive from Kanha to Bandhavgarh National Park, home to a wide variety of animals including tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, wild pig etc. and a wide variety of birds. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 12 - Bandhavgarh

    Morning and evening game drives into the park. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 13 - Bandhavgarh

    Morning and evening game drives into the park. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 14 - Khajuraho

    Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho (270 kms;6-7 hrs). In the morning leave Bandhavgarh for Khajuraho, a small town located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and famous for groups of unique Hindu and Jain temples. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 15 - Delhi

    Khajuraho – Jhansi (By Road – 177 kms 5 hrs) – Delhi (By Train – 410kms; 5hrs). In the morning visit the Western and Eastern group of Temples declared are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings. Later drive to Jhansi to catch the train to Delhi. Arrive late evening and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 16 - Delhi

    Delhi - Departure In the sightseeing tour of the capital today visit Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate in New Delhi and some Colonial Buildings too. Later, departure transfer to international airport.

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