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Tiger Tour of India
Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Namaste and welcome to Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi. As you arrive at the airport you will be assisted and welcomed by our Hansa Vacations representative who will escort you to your hotel for the night stay.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel and you will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi. The combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi will include visit to many historical and cultural sites such as India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Mosque, Silver street (Chandni Chowk) and President’s Palace. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (by road 260 Kms / 06 hours)
After breakfast you will be depart for Jaipur. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Jaipur owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior, astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Vidhyadhar Bhattarcharya designed the city, using the principles of town planning, as laid down in the Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast, on the way to Amber Fort see the Palace of the Winds, built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. It is an integral part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana (women's chambers) away from the main complex. You will approach the gates of Amber Fort on a gaily-decorated elephant. This fort-palace was begun by Raja Man Singh and used as a stronghold by the Rajput, till Sawai Jai Singh II relocated to the newly created Jaipur. Tour the palace and its many intricate chambers and hallways. This afternoon tour the Maharaja’s City Palace, once a formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, the largest of Jai Singh's remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur - Ranthambore (by road 130 Kms / 03 hours)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore National Park. Arrive Ranthambore & transfer to hotel.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned National Park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeast Rajasthan. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat.

 Afternoon enjoy Jungle safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Ranthambore
Enjoy morning & evening jungle safari at the park. This is Rajasthan's first Project Tiger reserve & named after a 1000 year old fort which stands in the park. It has an congenial habitat for the stately sambar, the largest of all Asiatic deer. Tigers, cital, wild boar and other animals are also found here. Woodland, ground and water-birds abound the park including the uncommon red jungle fowl & varieties of eagles. Water tank harbours marsh crocodile and python. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Ranthambore - Bharatpur (By train Shatabdi Express 0710 / 0922 hours)
Bharatpur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning, transfer to the railway station to board train for Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur and enjoy a rickshaw ride at Keoladeo Ghana Bird sanctuary. Later depart for Agra en-route visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Agra
After breakfast visit the Monument of Love - Taj Mahal which symbolize eternal love frozen in white marble built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Later visit Agra Fort in the evening. Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi to shift his capital from Delhi to Agra. Overnight at hotel.

NOTE: TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS

Day 09:  Agra - Jhansi  (by train Shatabdi Express 0815 / 1025 hours)
                Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho (by road 178 Kms / 05 hours)
Morning transfer to railway station to board train to Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi and you will be met by a Hansa Vacations representative and drive to Khajuraho.

En-route visit Orchha. Once the capital of Bundelas, Orchha is a village set amongst a complex of well preserved palaces and temples. Though Orchha was founded in 1531, it's golden age was during the first half of 17th century. when Jahangir visited the city in 1606, a special palace called the Jehangir Mahal was built for him. Visit the Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal & Ram Raja temple which also dates back to the 17th century.

After sightseeing continue your drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival in Khajuraho check-in hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Khajuraho
After breakfast visit Khajuraho : Built by the warrior Chandela dynasty that rose to power in Central India between 10th & 11th centuries, the 25 odd surviving temples display different facets of life, including the sensual. These erotic carvings on some panels have given rise to much speculation since Khajuraho’s re-discovery by a British officer in 1838. To preserve it for posterity, Khajuraho has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples built by the Chandela Kings between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Mahadev temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji temple with lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishwanath & Nandi temples, Lakshmana temple, Visha temple dedicated to Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Afternoon will be at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh (by road 270 Kms / 06 hours)
After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival Bandhavgarh our representative will assist you and check-in to hotel.

Set Amongst the Vindhyan Hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 437 sq km, Bandhavgarh was established as the Shikharghar for the Maharajas of Rewa. Bandhavgarh has been the epicenter of human activity for over 2000 years. The legendary epic Ramayana mentions Laxmana Brother of King Rama who hols the title of "Lord of the Fort". This mighty fort has its cliff almost 1000ft above the countryside. Imposing statues of Lord Vishnu in his various reincarnations dot the fort and a unique 35 root reclining statue known as "Shesh Shayya" is also located at the base. Bandhavgarh National Park is extensively rich in its flora and fauna and has the reputation of having the highest density of Tigers in the World. The moist deciduous Bandhavgarh forest is covered by Sal trees, on the upper slopes it is replaced by mixed deciduous forests. Towards its North there are large stretches of Bamboo and open Grasslands. 

Evening you will enjoy jungle activities at Bandhavgarh National park. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 12: Bandhavgarh
Morning & evening enjoy jungle activities. It’s steep cliffs, rocky hills covered with 44884 hectare of dense Sal & Bamboo forests makes it an ideal terrain for tigers. Other animals are the blue bull, panther, wild boar, gaur, chital sambar, chinkara, barking deer, bear etc. The avian life consists of paradise fly-catcher, Malabar pied hornbill, orange headed ground thrush etc. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 13: Bandhavgarh - Kanha (by road 270 Kms / 06 hours)
After breakfast drive to Kanha. Arrive Kanha & transfer to hotel.

The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia. A heightened attraction within the Park is Bamni Dadar, popularly known as Sunset Point that offers the most awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs, magnifying the natural splendor of the area. Aside from its diverse wildlife and bird population, the frequent sightings of Tigers roaming in the wild at Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary remain the most popular draw. 

Evening enjoy jungle activities and safaris at Kanha National park. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 14: Kanha
Morning & evening enjoy jungle activities and safaris at Kanha National park. The forest is home of a variety of wildlife and offers unrivalled scope to keen photographers of Indian wildlife. The magnificent gaur and the rare barasingha are prime attractions. With its large population, the tiger is easily sighted from elephant back or open jeeps. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 15: Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi
Morning a Hansa Vacations representative will assist you and transfer you to Nagpur airport to board flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and you will be met by a Hansa Vacations representative and transferred to a airport hotel to wash and change before being transferred to the International flight.

Day 16: Depart Delhi
In time you will be transferred to the International airport to board flight for onward journey.