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Wildlife in Ranthambhore & Bandhavgarh

Code:   WT 02

Wildlife in Ranthambhore & Bandhavgarh

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 -   Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi-Jaipur drive, 260 km
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Departure for Jaipur at your convenient time.
Arrive Jaipur, Check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day free.

Day 03 : Jaipur
Morning visit Amer Fort,
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location.  Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.  Built in the 16th century  by Raja  Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting sections. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali  are some of the prominent areas of interest.  Elephants are provided to ascend the fort.
Afternoon city sightseeing tour.
The city was planned and built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. The City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory,  RamNiwas  Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and Birla Temple are the most important tourist sites
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 04 : Jaipur-Ranthambhore drive
Morning drive to Ranthambhore and on arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon jungle safari.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 :  Ranthambhore-Katni train – dep at 1930 hours
Morning and afternoon jungle safari
Ranthambhore National Park is part of Ranthambhore Tiger Project which spreads in an area of 1344 sq km.  Out of which 282 sq km of dense forest, surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis hills, is assigned to Ranthambhore National park. 

The wildlife species found in this area include chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara.   Sambar deer is the pride of the park.  There is no other park in Asia, where these largest of all Asiatic deer can be seen so frequently during day-time.  Wild boars and langurs are a common sight.  Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near the lakes.

The Tiger is the biggest attraction of this park.  Ranthambhore is one of the best parks in the country for sighting the most beautiful elusive Tiger.  Other carnivores in the park include leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel.

Evening transfer to railway station for train to Katni.
Breakfast, lunch and packed dinner included.
Night on train.

Day 06 : Arrive Katni at 0930 hours
Assistance and transfer to resort in Bandhavgarh. Lunch.
Afternoon jungle safari.
Set amidst the Vidhyan ranges, the Park has a series of ridges running through it.  It is spread in a area of 437  About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills.  Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north. 

The inhabitants of the park are Tiger,  muntjac, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced langur, nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, fox and jackal.  About 150 species of birds are also found here and include the migratory birds that arrive in winter like the steppe eagle and various water-birds. The chances to sight a Tiger is the best in this park as compared to rest of the sanctuaries in India.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 07 : Bandhavgarh
Morning and afternoon jungle safari.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08 : Bandhavgarh-Khajuraho drive, 250 km
Early morning jungle safari.
Return to resort for breakfast and later drive to  Khajuraho.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day free

Day 09 : Khajuraho-Jhansi-Agra
Morning visit Khajuraho temples.
Almost intriguing as the sheer beauty and the size of the temples that were built during the rule of Chandela Kingdom from 950 to 1050 A.D.  The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture and depict images of gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians, real and mythological animals and in great detail – women and sex. In between are the mithuna, erotic figures running through a whole Kamasutra of positions and possibilities. Of the two groups of temples – Western and Eastern – important temples to visit are – Lakshmi and Varaha, Lakshmana, Kandariya Mahadev, Devi Jagdamba, Chitradurga, Parvati,VishvanathTemple and Nandi, Chausath Yogini, Parsanavanth and Adinath. 

Afternoon drive to Jhansi 175 km for train to Agra : 1755-2025 hours
Meeting on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Day 10 : Agra-Delhi drive, 204 km
Morning city sightseeing tour.
Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture.  A UNESCO World Heritage site, this immortal monument, the inimitable poem in white marble is the true expression of love of Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal.  The monument was completed in 1653 AD and thousands of workers and artisans were employed.  It took little over 20 years for its completion.  Agra Fort’s importance can be judged with the great names of Mughal dynasties Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shahjehan and Aurangzeb who lived here. The imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period. The beautiful pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jehangir palace, Moti Masjid are to name a few that form the part of this great fort.
Afternoon drive to Delhi and on arrival, transfer to international airport for onward flight.



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