Duration : 12 nights 13 days
Destination : Ranthanbore - Shivpuri - Khujraho etc
Besides forts and monuments India is home to various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. There are several temples, pilgrimage sites and plenty of flora and fauna which you will get to see in this Wildlife Tour of 12 nights and 13 days. In this tour you will get an amazing opportunity not only to view the exotic architecture at Khajuraho but you will also visit wildlife parks at Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh.
The tour operator will be there to receive you from the airport or railway station. From there you will be sent in a prepaid taxi to your chosen hotel. Begin your Delhi tour with visit to three key UNESCO World Heritage sites- Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and Red Fort. Once you are done seeing these three you can visit any of the popular multi-cuisine eating joint in the city. Delhi has outstanding shopping. You can indulge in street shopping or mall shopping as per your wish. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
In the morning you will be transferred to the Pink City in a prepaid taxi. The journey takes just 5 hours and you will be in Jaipur by lunch time. Choose to stay in a good hotel in Jaipur to enjoy taste of amazing Rajasthani hospitality and lifestyle. The elephant ride at Amer Fort is a wonderful experience. Travelling to Rajasthan in winters is ideal as it allows you to step out for sightseeing even in afternoon. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Jaipur.
The next day, you must visit other wonderful places in Jaipur such as Jantar Mantar – the royal observatory, Hawa Mahal also known as "The Palace of Winds, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, etc. Jaipur offers an opportunity to indulge in amazing jewelry shopping. Jaipuri and polki jewelry is famous all across the world. You must visit the vibrant bazaars of Jaipur such as Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, etc to buy tie and dye fabric, marble and wooden artifacts, shoes, etc. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
In the morning the tour operator will transfer you to the very famous Ranthambore wildlife reserve near Sawai Madhopur. This place was hunting ground of erstwhile royal family. It takes around 4 hours to reach. The best time to visit the Ranthambore National Park is from October to April. If you are able to spot the tiger during safari, consider yourself lucky. Some tourist interest places in Ranthambore are Ranthambore Fort, Ganesh Mandir Temple, Padam Talao Lake, etc. Overnight stay is in Ranthambore.
In the morning you will leave for Shivpuri. It takes around 5 hours to reach. In Shivpuri you will visit Madhav National Park which is a well known tiger reserve. Other key places to see are Tatya Tope Memorial Park, Bhadaiya Kund, Shahid Tatya Tope Smarak, etc. Overnight stay is in Shivpuri.
In the morning the tour executive will have you transferred to Khajuraho in a private taxi. It takes roughly 6 hours to reach Khajuraho. The beauty of temples at Khajuraho will leave you spell bound. Khajuraho is known for groups of Hindu and Jain Temples. These temples have been declared as UNESCO world heritage site. They have been preserved and maintained beautifully. Overnight stay is in Khajuraho.
In the morning you will leave for sightseeing of the city. Begin with Kandariya Mahadeo Temple which contains 636 statues demonstrating art of sex. Then you can visit Lakshmana Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Other main temples in Khajuraho are Devi Jagadambi Temple, Parshvanatha Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, etc. Overnight stay is in hotel in Khajuraho.
In the morning you will leave for Bandhavgarh National Park in a prepaid taxi. It takes around 6 hours to reach the park. This park is known to have the largest population of royal Bengal tigers. Book a jeep safari tour which takes you right in the center of the park. Overnight stay is in Bandhavgarh.
Again in the morning you will leave for a safari tour. Some key places of tourist interest in Bandhavgarh are Bandhavgarh Fort, Badi Gufa, Sheesh Shiya, Three Cave Point etc. Overnight stay is in Bandhavgarh.
Today you will leave for Orchha in a private taxi. Orchha is small town where you will see some very fascinating temples. It takes 9 hours to reach Orchha. On reaching Orchha you will check-into your chosen hotel. As the journey is long you will not get a lot of time to see all key tourist interest places. Visit Chaturbhuj Temple, Shri Ram Raja Mandir, Orchha Fort Complex, etc. Overnight is in a hotel in Orchha.
In the morning you will leave for Agra. Agra is popular for Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders on the world. Book a hotel which is close to Taj Mahal as this will save you commuting time. Overnight is in a hotel in Agra.
Today again you will do some sightseeing. Visit Mehtab Bagh which is charbagh garden complex. You must also visit Agra Fort which is an amazing red sandstone fort. Then there is Tomb of Itimad-ud Daulah which is also one of the must-visit sites in Agra. Overnight is in Agra
In the morning you will have to leave for Delhi. It takes 4 hours to reach Delhi. Once you are in Delhi you will take a flight to your onward destination.