Destinations Covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Delhi
Bandhavgarh National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most popular wildlife reserves in India. It is known to be housing the highest density of tigers on the subcontinent and thus one’s chances of spotting the big cats becomes quite high. Ultimate Tiger Safari is a meticulously-planned itinerary of 7 days that offer you a chance to have a rendezvous with the region’s wildlife during early morning and afternoon game safaris inside the park. Gaur, barking deer, sambar, nilgai, and chital are the other kinds of animals that can be seen here. The national park is also known to be a haven for bird watchers. The package also includes city tour of Delhi and Varanasi with activities like boat ride and Ganga Aarti.
Arrive at the Delhi Airport. Meet our tour representative. Get transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in the national capital. The city has been under the rule of various dynasties during the course of its recorded history. And, thus the place is dotted with several historical monuments. However, there is no dearth of modern structures, fashionable markets, discotheques etc. The street food of Delhi is popular all across.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 is scheduled for a city tour of Delhi, comprising the attractions in Old and New Delhi. In old part of Delhi, visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosques in India, and then the bustling Chandni Chowk silver and gold market. Later, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Red Fort- the official residence of the Mughal Emperors till 1857 and Raj Ghat- the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. Later on in New Delhi, visit the World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb- the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun that was constructed by his son Akbar between 1569 and 1570, India Gate – a war memorial that is also popular city landmark and the Birla Temple- also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. It was built in 1939 and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and his consort Goddess Laxmi.
On the 3rd day of the tour, get transferred to the airport to board a flight to Varanasi, the holy city of India. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities. Later, visit the buried Buddhist city of Sarnath. It is that site of deer park where Lord Buddha had given his first sermon, after attaining enlightenment. Return to Varanasi. Visit the holy banks of Ganges or Ganga ghats. Thereafter enjoy an enriching boat ride. The last attraction of the day is evening Ganga aarti ceremony, a magnificent experience and sight.
Today, enjoy an early morning boat ride in the River Ganges, at the time of sunset. Later, get ready for a road journey to the one of the most popular national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park. This tiger reserve is known to be housing the highest density of tigers on the subcontinent. As you reach, complete the check-in formalities at a wildlife resort.
Day 5 and 6 are spent in wildlife spotting during early morning and afternoon game drives inside the Bandhavgarh National Park. Enjoy a jeep ride, accompanied by a nature guide. The second largest national park in Madhya Pradesh, it lies surrounded by dense bamboo and sal forests, with sharp cliffs and rugged hills in the background. It used to be the favourite hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Rewa. Along with Bengal tigers, the park also is home to barking deer, sambar, deer, gaur, panther, nilgai, chital. It also has a rich avifauna wealth including many species of eagle, paradise flycatcher, orange-headed ground thrush, Malabar pied hornbill, green pigeon and so on.
Today, get transferred to Umaria railway station to board a train to Delhi. Transfer to Delhi International Airport to board the flight for your onward destination.