Day 01 : Delhi
On arrival at Delhi, meeting and greeting by Indus Excursion representative. Transfer to hotel. Do local sightseeing of must see tourist spots of bustling Delhi city.
Local sightseeing tour of Delhi can be divided into two phases: in first phase visit old Delhi area which covers Red fort, Rajghat (place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated), Jama Masjid (mosque), rickshaw ride of Chandini Chowk, Humayun Tomb etc. In next phase visit tourist spots located in New Delhi area like India gate, Isckon temple, Qutab minar, Laxmi narayan temple etc.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi – Jaipur (265kms/06:00 hrs)
After early morning breakfast, drive to pink city –Jaipur. On reaching Jaipur city, check-in into hotel for refreshment. Rest of the at leisure, get prepared for next day city tour. Evening can be spent by attending evening aarti (worship) in famous temples of Jaipur city like Birla temple, Govind Jee temple, Galtaji temple, etc., walk around Man-sagar lake, taking dinner in heritage restaurants etc.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 03 : Jaipur
After morning breakfast, do local sightseeing of Jaipur city by visiting : Amer fort, city palace, Hawa mahal, Gaitore, Jaigarh fort, Jantar-mantar observatory, Nahargarh fort etc.
Amer fort in Jaipur was built by King Mirja Raja Jai Singh & Sawai Jai Singh-II (last king of fort Amer) in 1727. City palace in Jaipur city is located in heart of city. It is a 7 storied Palace made in Rajput and Mughal architecture with large halls, gardens, marble pawed galleries etc. There is a museum also their which offers glimpse of royal lifestyle of royal family like their costumes, arms, furnitures, vessels etc. Hawa mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, having 5 storied semi – octagonal building with 152 windows with balconies. Jantar mantar is a observatory built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04 : Jaipur - Agra ( 225Kms )
After breakfast, drive towards the Agra city, doing enroute visit Fatehpur Sikhri.
Fatehpur Sikhri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years.
On reaching Agra city, check-in into the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 05 : Agra –(By Train)- Jabalpur –(By Road)- Kanha
After breakfast, we will proceed for half day visit of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is build by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 20 years of duration and effort of 20000 labours to realize this dream. Taj Mahal and Red Fort or Agra Fort are UNESCO World Heritage sites. After completing the Taj Mahal visit, we will have lunch and then proceed for sightseeing of Agra fort and then move to Agra railway station to catch train for Jabalpur railway station. This will be overnight journey for Jabalpur railway station.
Overnight stay at sleeper compartment in Train.
Day 06 : Jabalpur –(By Road)- Kanha
In early morning we will reach Jabalpur railway station. From here, we will further drive to Kanha National Park. This will be 165kms journey on tourist car in which we will pass through villages, reserve forests of teak etc. On reaching Kanha, check-in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. We can enjoy watching birds in resort compound and doing preparations for morning game drive.
Overnight at resort in Kanha.
Day 07 : Kanha National Park
Take morning and evening game drives in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Morning game drive duration is longer than of evening game drive. Kanha forest offers view of scenic forest having meadows, plateau, hills, valley etc. Commonly seen wild animals are spotted deers, wild dog, tigers, gaur, sambhar, fox. Termite hills are also something very commonly seen in Kanha forest.
Overnight at resort in Kanha.
Day 08 : Kanha
Do morning & evening park safari. This time visit other areas of Kanha forest in search of tigers. Kanha forest offers something to visitors from a spider to tiger. It is up to us how watchful we are. Bird sighting is also very good here. More than 250 bird species are found in this tiger reserve.
Overnight stay at wildlife resort in Kanha.
Day 09 : Kanha
Take morning safari as the last one in Kanha National Park. After having lunch, we will drive to Jabalpur railway station to catch train for Varanasi. This will be overnight journey and we will reach Varanasi at early morning, before sunrise. Varanasi is also known by the names of Banaras and Kashi.
Overnight will be in sleeper cabin of train.
Day 10 : Varanasi
On reaching Varanasi station, move to hotel. We will start Varanasi tour with visit to Sarnath which is 10kms from city. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in which lord Buddha had give first sermon to devotees after attaining enlightenment. Do evening boat ride to witness evening aarti performed in the bank of Ganges.
Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 11 : Varanasi
Our day will begin with boat ride in Ganges to welcome Sunrise. We will move out before sunrise. Sunrise on Ganges offers a magnificent picturesque view. After that we will have breakfast and start our visit for Varanasi temples like Kashi Vishwanath temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Bharat Mata temple etc. During the day we will spare some time to visit handloom industry of Banaras city. Sarees manufactured here are sold in all over India.
Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 12 : Varanasi - Haridwar
Day will be for transfer from Varanasi to Haridwar. This will be full day & night journey on train.
Overnight at air-conditioned compartment in train.
Day 13 : Haridwar
We will arrive at Haridwar on early morning, before sunrise. Check-in to hotel to relax and have breakfast. Rest of the day will be for visit to temples like Mansa Devi temple, Har ki Pauri, Maya devi temple etc. and take a dip in Ganges. Water of Ganga River in Haridwar is quite good and pollution free unlike in Varanasi.
Overnight at hotel in Haridwar.
Day 14 : Haridwar – Delhi (200kms/04:30hrs)
In afternoon we will leave for Delhi by road. In the journey we will pass through some fertile land of Western Uttar Pradesh state. On the way we can also see garden of high quality mango trees. Mango production in this region is very high. On reaching Delhi, we will go straight to hotel to have dinner & sound sleep.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 15 : Delhi - Departure
The day will be at leisure. We may go out to explore Lutyen’s Delhi which comprises India Gate, Indian Parliament, President House etc. There are also so many temples to visit like Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narain Temple, Iskcon Temple etc. Later on, proceed for final departure, drive towards Delhi airport to board flight and fly back to home / next destination.
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||Delhi - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha -Jabalpur - Delhi
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||It covers two best tiger reserves of India. Good for wildlife photography & tiger safari enthusiasts.