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Grand Monuments & Tiger Safari Tour

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Product Code : AGORA685

Embark on our "Grand Monuments & Tiger Safari Tour," a remarkable journey through India that seamlessly blends the country's rich history and breathtaking wildlife. This 16-day adventure takes you from the awe-inspiring monuments of Delhi, Agra, and Khajuraho to the heart of India's wild landscapes, featuring thrilling safaris in renowned national parks like Satpura, Pench, Kanha, and Bandhavgarh. Delve into the wonders of Mughal and Rajput architecture, with visits to iconic sites such as the Taj Mahal and Sanchi Stupa. This meticulously crafted tour not only promises to immerse you in India's cultural splendor but also offers incredible opportunities to spot majestic Bengal tigers, leopards, and various other wildlife species in their natural habitats. It's a comprehensive exploration that combines the best of India's heritage and wilderness in one unforgettable journey.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival in the bustling capital city of India, Delhi, you will be met by your private guide, who will warmly welcome you and ensure your comfortable transfer to your hotel. After a long journey, the rest of the day is at your leisure, giving you the opportunity to adjust to the new time zone and maybe even take a short exploration around your hotel's vicinity.


Day 2: Discovering Delhi

Your journey through India's rich tapestry of history and culture begins with a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel. Following this, you'll embark on an extensive full-day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Your experiences will include visiting the magnificent Red Fort, a colossal red sandstone fortress that stands as a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal era. Nearby, the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, invites you to marvel at its stunning architecture.

As you pay your respects at Raj Ghat, the solemn memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, you'll reflect on his immense contribution to India's history. The journey continues as you drive past iconic landmarks such as India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's House, all witnessing India's political evolution.

The afternoon unveils more historical treasures as you visit Humayun's Tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The soaring Qutub Minar and the serene Lotus Temple, a symbol of unity and faith, await your exploration. You'll cap off this eventful day with an overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 3: Delhi to Agra (210km)

Following breakfast, your journey progresses to Agra, home to the world-renowned Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece that has captured hearts across the globe. As you arrive in Agra, check in to your hotel, and later in the day, prepare to witness the Taj Mahal at sunset, an enchanting spectacle as this iconic white marble monument glistens in the warm light of the setting sun. You'll savor the evening with an overnight stay in Agra.


Day 4: Agra to Bhopal (6-hour Train Journey)

Your day in Agra commences with a visit to the impressive Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears witness to the opulence of the Mughal Empire. A testament to undying love, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, often referred to as the "Baby Taj," is your next stop.

In the afternoon, a train journey from Agra will transport you to Bhopal. Upon arrival in Bhopal, you'll be warmly greeted and will check in to your hotel for a restful night.


Day 5: Sanchi Excursion (50km one way)

The next day brings an excursion to Sanchi, an ancient Buddhist complex that hosts some of the world's oldest stupas. Among the highlights is the Sanchi Stupa, constructed in the 3rd century BC, offering a glimpse into India's spiritual heritage.

The nearby Archaeological Museum houses a remarkable collection of Buddhist artifacts, providing insight into the ancient civilization. Following your exploration, return to Bhopal for an overnight stay.


Day 6: Bhopal to Satpura National Park (50km)

Departing from Bhopal, your journey continues to the tranquil environs of Satpura National Park, situated in the heart of India. Upon your arrival, you'll check in to your comfortable lodge, embracing the natural beauty that surrounds you. This leisurely day is a splendid opportunity to unwind amidst the peaceful ambiance of Satpura.


Day 7: Satpura National Park Safari

Today, you'll set forth on an exhilarating full-day safari through the serene landscapes of Satpura National Park. Home to a wealth of flora and fauna, you'll eagerly watch for the majestic Bengal tiger, the elusive leopard, the endearing sloth bear, and a diverse array of deer species. The natural splendor enveloping you promises a memorable day. You'll retire to your overnight accommodation in Satpura National Park, savoring the day's experiences.


Day 8: Satpura National Park to Pench National Park (250km)

A fresh day ushers in a journey to Pench National Park, nestled in the heart of Madhya Pradesh. Arriving at your lodge in Pench National Park, you'll be greeted by the serene surroundings and can indulge in relaxation. The peaceful natural surroundings will beckon you to unwind and savor the tranquil atmosphere.


Day 9: Pench National Park Safari

The adventure continues with a full-day safari in Pench National Park, boasting an incredible variety of wildlife. Here, you'll have the chance to spot the elusive tiger, leopards, wild dogs, and several species of deer. A delightful picnic lunch in the heart of this wilderness ensures a unique and refreshing experience. As the day draws to a close, you'll spend the night within the natural embrace of Pench National Park.


Day 10: Pench National Park to Kanha National Park (220km)

Leaving behind the enchanting Pench National Park, your journey leads to Kanha National Park, a vibrant ecosystem teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your lodge, with the remainder of the day reserved for your relaxation. The serene natural setting allows you to unwind, preparing for the adventures to come.


Day 11: Kanha National Park Safaris

An immersive wildlife experience awaits as you embark on two jungle safaris in Kanha National Park. The day unfolds with a morning safari, followed by an afternoon expedition, offering you the best chances of spotting Bengal tigers, Indian wild dogs, sloth bears, and an array of other wildlife species. A harmonious blend of adventure and nature is concluded with an overnight stay in Kanha National Park.


Day 12: Kanha National Park to Bandhavgarh National Park (220km)

Your expedition continues as you drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, celebrated for its high density of tigers. Upon reaching your lodge, you'll settle in and luxuriate in the peaceful surroundings.


Day 13: Bandhavgarh National Park Safaris

Prepare for two captivating game drives in Bandhavgarh National Park. Known for having the highest density of tigers in India, the park also hosts a thriving population of leopards, gaur (Indian bison), and graceful sambar deer. As the day's adventures come to a close, your lodge offers a comforting retreat for the night.


Day 14: Bandhavgarh National Park to Khajuraho

Your journey proceeds to Khajuraho, a site of magnificent temples that captivate visitors with their intricate and, at times, sensuous art. Upon arrival, you'll check in to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is yours to explore the architectural treasures and lush surroundings at your own pace.


Day 15: Khajuraho to Orchha and Train to Jhansi or Delhi (5.25-hour Train Journey)

Before departing from Khajuraho, you'll have the opportunity to explore the captivating temples that have made this town famous. Following your visit, your journey continues to Orchha, a picturesque medieval town where you'll discover impressive palaces and temples.

The Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, and Chaturbhuj Temple await your exploration. The day concludes with an evening train journey to Jhansi or Delhi, which promises both comfort and convenience.


Day 16: Departure from Delhi

The final day of your wildlife exploration across Madhya Pradesh is marked by a visit to the airport. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or to your next exciting destination, bringing your extraordinary journey to a close. This unforgettable tour has allowed you to immerse yourself in the captivating natural beauty, rich culture, and enchanting history of India, and it's a chapter of your adventures that you'll cherish forever.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 15 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Agra - Bhopal & Jhansi - Delhi train ticket in 1st class AC Train.

- Total 12 Time gypsy safari in National Parks with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 15 nights accommodation

Delhi x 3 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Amar Hotel
4* - Radisson Hotel/ Holiday Inn
5* - Courtyard by Marriott/ Trident Hotel

Bhopal x 2 night
3* - Lake View Ashok/ The Fern Residency
4* - Noor Us Sabha Palace/ Sayaji Bhopal
5* - Jehan Numa Palace/ Courtyard by Marriott

Satpura National Park x 2 night
3* - Satpura Jungle Retreat/ Hotel Satpura Safari
4* & 5* - Denwa Backwater Escape/ Forsyth Lodge

Pench x 2 night
3* - The Riverwood Forest Retreat/ Jungle Home
4* - Pench Jungle Camp/ Tuli Veer Bagh Resort & Spa
5* - Pench Tree Lodge/ Tathastu Resorts

Kanha x 2 night
3* - Infinity Kanha Wilderness/Soulacia Kanha
4* - Kanha Jungle Camp/ Kipling Camp
5* - Kanha Earth Lodge/ Singinawa Jungle Lodge

Bandhavgarh x 2 night
3* - Infinity Bandhavgarh Wilderness/ Bandhavgarh Meadows
4* - Lemon Tree Wild Life Resort/ Syna Tiger Resort
5* - Kings Lodge/ Tree House Hideaway

Khajuraho x 1 night
3* & 4* - Ramada/SYNA Heritage Hotel
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela

- Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi flight fare approx INR 10, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.