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Nagpur to Aurangabad via Melghat Tiger Reserve & Akola

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Nagpur to Aurangabad via Melghat Tiger Reserve and Akola tour will begin with pick up from Nagpur airport. Explore Nagpur monuments & museum then head to Melghat Tiger Reserve via visiting ancient Ambadevi Temple at Amravati. Embark on walking trek and enjoy the jeep safari in Melghat Tiger Reserve. Next drive to Akola and visit ancient fort & temples in offbeat town. Continue to Aurangabad via visiting Ajanta Caves, 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. While in Aurangabad visit Ellora Caves one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period and Aurangabad city monuments. 


Day 1: Arrive Nagpur

On arrival at Nagpur airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Later visit Sitabuldi Fort partially accupied by Indian Armys. Dhamma Chakra Stupa a 120 feet heigh very important place for Buddhists. Ans Central Museum (Mondays closed).
O/n at hotel.


Day 2: Nagpur - Melghat Tiger Reserve (260kms) 

Drive to Melghat Tiger Reserve via visiting Ambadevi Temple at Amravati. Continue drive & check in at hotel. Later as per your interest go on Jungle walks or trekking. There are many trekking routes along the Sipna River with scope for birdwatching. Popular trek route are from Semadoh to Bandarkahu (12kms) & Semadoh to Makhla (10kms). Most of the reserve is flat land with very few climbs. 
O/n at resort. Meal plan: B,L,D.


Day 3: Melghat Tiger Reserve - Akola (100kms) 

Morning game drive safari in tiger reserve and capture the colours of the forest. Besides tigers, the park is home to gaur, leopards, sloth bears, dholes, jungle cats, common palm civets, jackals, striped hyenas, sambar, cheetal, barking deer, mouse deer, four-horned antelope and nilgai. Birdwatchers may be able to spot these five critically endangered bird species white rumped vulture, kesser kestrel, forest owlet, rufous babbler and green avadavat. After safari drive to Akola check in at hotel. Later visit Akola Fort & Rajeshwar Mandir an old Shiva temple in fort complex. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 4: Akola - Aurangabad (250kms)

Drive to Aurangabad. Enroute visit Ajanta which house 30 rock-cut cave from the 2nd century BCE. Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depict Buddhas life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births.
Continue drive to Aurangabad check in at hotel. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 5: Aurangabad (36kms one way) 

Excursion to visit Ellora Caves, 34 monasteries and temples date back from 600 to 1000 AD. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple & Daulatabad Fort. Also visit Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. 
O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.


Day 6: Aurangabad - Departure

As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. 
Meal plan: B.

Assistance on arrival at airport.

5 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)

Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

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

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

3-Time shared Gypsy safari in Melghat Tiger Reserve with forest department naturalist.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodation

Nagpur x 1 night
3* - Tuli Imperial/ The Nagpur Ashok
4* - The Pride/ Regenta Central & Convention
5* - Le Meridien/ Radisson Blu Hotel

Melghat Tiger Reserve x 1 night
3*/ 4*/ 5* - MTDC Chikhaldara/ The Kolkas Rest House

Akola x 1 night
3*/ 4*/ 5* - Hotel Jasnagra/ Hotel Tushar Executive

Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel

Any flight tickets.

Camera charges at monuments.

Meals other than mentioned in day plan.

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

Gratuities & optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.