Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Panna - Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Delhi
Explore the wilderness of India and marvel at its cultural diversity by choosing the Culture and Wildlife tour. Go for wildlife safari in the popular National parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India. Witness the intricate craftsmanship of the bygone era in various sculptures adorning the temples of Khajuraho. Soak-in the charm of Jaipur. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi. The 14 days and 13 nights tour covers it all and has so much more in store for you.
Upon reaching the New Delhi airport, meet out tour representative who will help you with guided transfer to the pre-decided hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind for the day. Get ready for memorable holidays which you are going to enjoy in upcoming days.
An overnight stay is arranged in the hotel.
Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Afterwards, get ready for a sightseeing tour to Delhi covering major attractions which are listed below.
Jama Masjid: Pay homage at Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the mosque between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees.
Chandni Chowk: One of the bustling and oldest markets in Old Delhi. Shop till you drop at the shopper’s paradise.
India Gate: The Arc-de-Triomphe like archway, featuring the names of brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country. The war memorial looks truly stunning when it gets illuminated during evening.
Rashtrapati Bhavan: Sir Edwin Lutyens, a British architect designed the Rashtrapati Bhavan where the honorable President of India resides. The Presidential Palace is the most iconic monument in India.
Qutub Minar: Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Qutub Minar is a tallest brick minaret in the world. The first three storeys of the tower are constructed using red sandstone and the remaining two with sandstone and marble.
Lotus Temple: A temple built in the shape of Lotus Flower offers utmost peace. A Bahá'í House of Worship welcomes all without any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Enjoy a healthy platter of breakfast. Thereafter, check-out and hit the road to Jaipur. Fondly known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur fascinates with royal palaces, splendid forts and amazing hospitality. Enjoying the distinction of being one of the first planned cities of India, Jaipur presents a spectacle to behold. The city also houses UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel. (B)
Post breakfast, get ready for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Throughout the day, you will be exploring the attractions of Jaipur.
Amer Fort: Nestled amidst the rugged hills, a beautiful mélange of Mughal and Hindu style, known as the Amer Fort beguiles all. The magnificence of the palace, its precious mirrors and stones, intricate carvings and plush interiors, leave spectators spellbound. The Maota Lake in foreground makes the fort look more stunning.
Hawa Mahal: The ‘Palace of Winds’ was a window to the outside world for the ladies of royal families of the bygone era without revealing them to the public eye. The uniquely styled monument is akin to honeycomb of a beehive with 953 adorned small windows.
City Palace: City Palace showcases a remarkable medley of the Rajput and Mughal architecture. The last ruling royal family still resides in the palace. Govind Devji Temple and City Museum add to the magnificence of the palace.
Jantar Mantar: The largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place can be sought after to predict eclipses, track celestial bodies and to measure time as well./p>
Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel. (B)
Savor delectable breakfast and subsequently check-out from the hotel to drive towards Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is famed for being the dwelling place of Bengal tigers. The former hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur is now a major wildlife tourist attraction which lure numerous wildlife enthusiasts and photography lovers.
After reaching, check-in at the resort and enjoy an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Day 6 of the Culture and Wildlife Tour is reserved for the morning and afternoon safari at the Ranthambore National Park. Sprawling over an estimated area of 400 sq. km, the national park is not just for the wilderness, there are many structures within the park that remind you of the bygone era. The 10th century Ranthambore Fort is one of the Hill Forts of Rajasthan listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tigers can be easily spotted here as they dwell here in huge numbers.
Return to the resort for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
The drive to Agra begins after a hearty breakfast. There is a halt at Fatehpur Sikri en route. Titled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri is worth a visit. The city is known for housing iconic monuments like the Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal, Birbal’s Palace, and Jodha Bai’s Palace, etc. Once done with exploring all the attractions, start driving towards Bharatpur which is famous for accommodating Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is renamed as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It is home to thousands of birds.
Agra: Upon arrival, visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Delight in a boat ride and partake in bird watching. Spot some of the exotic species of migratory birds as well.
Overnight stay at Bharatpur.
Today after breakfast transfer to Agra and you will be entertained with a sightseeing tour to Agra covering all the top tourist spots of the city. Out of the many attractions, the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Taj Mahal: Symbolizing eternal love, Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The white-marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. The breathtaking monument becomes even spectacular on a full moon night and at the time of sunrise and sunset. After exploring the most beautiful monument, satiate your hunger with lip-smacking breakfast. Resume your city tour post this.
Agra Fort: Nestled on the right bank of River Yamuna, Agra Fort is a massive fort known by various names like Red Fort of Agra, Lal Qila, and Fort Rouge. The huge fort encompasses the entire city within its walls. The fort also houses various astounding edifices which make it a utopia for history and architecture lovers.
Next on the list is a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Also, known as Baby Taj, the tomb is regarded as the draft of the Taj Mahal. This is followed by shopping in the local markets.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
Post breakfast, get assisted transfer to the railway station to board the train to Jhansi. Upon reaching, you will be helped with comfortable transfer to Khajuraho. A sightseeing tour of the temples of Khajuraho, UNESCO World Heritage Sites is planned in the evening. Marvel at the erotic sculptures, intricate carvings, and symbolism of ancient Indian art. Explore popular ones like Lakshmi & Varaha temples, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple and Devi Jagdambi temple, etc.
Stay overnight at the hotel. (B)
Enjoy your breakfast and get transferred to Panna by road. On reaching, check-in at the lodge.
Panna National Park: Panna can calm and thrill you at the same time. This national park is the place where some of the biggest predators and waterfalls of great heights can be spotted. Witness the ghariyal, tigers and varied flora and fauna here. Evening is reserved for wildlife safari.
Come back to the lodge for an overnight stay. (B, D)
Finish you breakfast early so as to leave for Bandhavgarh National Park. The National Park boasts of housing highest density of royal Bengal Tigers in the world. 250 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, 80 species of butterfly and more dwell here in their natural habitat.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the Bandhavgarh Resort. (B, D)
Enjoy memorable safari to the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Ride an elephant or delight-in a jeep ride and get ready to be enthralled by views of the exotic flora and fauna. Tiger viewing is the highlight of the Safari.
You will be staying overnight at the resort. (B, L, D)
The last day of the tour starts with sumptuous breakfast. Thereafter, board your flight from Jabalpur to Delhi. From Delhi connect to your homebound flight.