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Indian Wilderness Tour (11Nights/12Days)

Places covered : Delhi - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Ranthambhor - Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

On arrival meet & greet at the Airport and transfer to hotel.

DELHI: one of India's fastest growing cities has spread far beyond the "seven cities" created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the Yamuna and now straddles the river. Remnants of the past survive cheek -by-jowl with skyscrapers, residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts from all over the country. It has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, open parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months particularly, a variety of cultural events. Its many-layered existence is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveler into a fascinating journey of discovery.

Check in and overnight at hotel.

Day 02 In Delhi

Morning sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Visit the magnificent Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Drive past Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city.

Afternoon visit New Delhi, the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Delhi - Nagpur - Kanha National Park (260 Kms 05 hrs)

Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight to Nagpur.

On arrival at Nagpur, drive to Kanha National Park, which is typical Kipling Country, the setting for the famous Jungle Book. The Kanha National Park in the Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh spreads over 1,945 sq.km of dense sal forests, interspersed with extensive meadows and trees and clumps of wild bamboo. This is where you can spot the tiger in all his magnificence or feast your eyes on the rare Barasingha Deer amidst extensive grasslands. 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.

On arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 In Kanha National Park

Morning and evening Jeep Safari.

Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther. Some 200 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the cattle egret, black ibis, hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle and various water fowl.
Shravantal is an old tank in the central Kanha meadows, which happens to be an important watering hole, for a large number of waterfowl in winter. Bamni Dadar, or Sunset Point, is the most beautiful section of the park, and the view of the sunset from this spot is absolutely mesmerizing. The place is a regular haunt of the sambar, gaur, the four-horned antelope and the barking deer.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 In Kanha National Park

Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari.

The park forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974, under Project Tiger. It is one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world. Two major rivers, Halon and Banjar, flow through the park.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Kanha- Bandhavgarh (250 Kms 08 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Bhandavgarh.

The drive from Kanha to Bandavgarh is a long one but gives you an idea of the remoteness and tranquility of Central India. Bandavgarhis a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Covering 448 sq km, Bandhavgarh is situated in outlying hills of the Vindhya range.

At the centre of the Park is Bandhavgarh hiss; rising 811 metres above MSL-surrounding it are a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'. The lowest point in the park is at Tala 400m above sea level. The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the south and west. Bamboo is found throughout. The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley bottoms.

On arrival check in to hotel

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 In Bandhavgarh

Morning and afternoon Jeep Safari into the National Park.

Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great gaur, or Indian bison, can be seen with ease, as they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk; sambar and barking deer are a common sight and Nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2,000 years old. Scattered throughout the park, and particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sankrit inscriptions.

The vegetation is chiefly of sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the sough and west. Bamboo is found throughout.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Bandhavgarh / Jabalpur (200 Kms 04 hrs) / Sawai Madhopur (Overnight Train)

Morning Jeep Safari into the Park.
Later transfer to Jabalpur railway station to board overnight train to Sawai Madhopur.

Overnight in Train.

Day 09 Sawai Madhopur / Ranthambhor

On arrival, transfer to hotel and check in.
Ranthambhor National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country Park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its `friendly' tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambhor was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.

Ranthambhor National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. A good time to visit between November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. The Park, which covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.

In the afternoon, enjoy the safari in the Park.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 In Ranthambhor

Morning and afternoon, enjoy the safaris in Ranthambhor national park, which is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the Project Tiger scheme. It covers an area of 410 sq km running from the easternmost spur of the Aravallis to the Vindhya Range.

Ranthambhor is a dry deciduous forest replete with several lakes rivulets and a magnificent ancient fort overlooking the park. The wildlife that one can see here are a large variety of birds, including an impressive number of waterfowl and birds of prey. The water bodies are home to marsh muggers, turtles and pythons. The park also has an abundant population of Sambhar and Cheetal as well as Nilgai. The more rare sightings are the leopard, sloth bear and the majestic tiger.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Ranthambhor

Enjoy the morning and afternoon safaris in the national park.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Ranthambhor - Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to railway station to connect the train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to city.

Later transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.

 


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