Safaris In Central India Tour From Delhi/Mumbai
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Let Agora Voyages tailor a perfect jungle Safaris In Central India, providing some of the best wildlife experiences. This area is unique from the point of biodiversity, it comprises hills, valley, rivers, marshes and meadows, teeming with wildlife, including the elusive Bengal Tiger, Leopard, wild boar, sloth bear, wild dog, monkey and many varieties of deer. The dramatic diversity of bird life is also prevalent here, from colorful peacocks and kingfishers to the mighty eagles and menacing vultures. Tour will begin in Delhi a historic city ruled by 7 different dynasties before colonial settlement and end in Mumbai, one of the predominant port and home to few magnificent colonial monuments & Elephanta Caves.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel. (Standard hotel check in time 12pm, early check in subject to room availability). Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort (closed on Monday) the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination.
In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun`s first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Bahai House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi/ Jabalpur (flight) - Bandhavgarh (168kms)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Jabalpur. Transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park check in at hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Bandhavgarh
Breakfast at hotel. Morning and afternoon gypsy safari in the tiger reserve with naturalist. This area is unique from the point of biodiversity, as it comprises hills, valley, rivers, marshes and meadows. Apart from highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world, 34 species of Mammals, nearly 260 species of birds and 70 species of butterfly are found in park. The remains of 2000 years old ancient Bandhavgarh Fort provide glimpse into its intriguing history where you will find several man made caves with inscriptions and rock paintings. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bandhavgarh - Kanha (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning game drive. Later drive to Kanha National Park check in at hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Kanha
Breakfast at hotel. Morning and afternoon gypsy safari in the tiger reserve with naturalist. Kanha best known for its evergreen Sal forests, is home to about 300 species of Birds, 43 species of Mammals, 26 species of Reptiles and more than 500 species of Insects. The Major species found are hard ground Barasingha, Tiger, Leopard, Dhole, wild dogs, Bear, Gaur, Bison and Indian Python etc. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Kanha - Pench (215kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning game drive. Later drive to Pench National Park check in at hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Pench
Breakfast at hotel. Morning and afternoon gypsy safari in the tiger reserve with naturalist. The Pench National Park like it did in the iconic `The Jungle Book`, still brings humans in close contact with wildlife. The major carnivores are Tiger, leopard, wild cat, wild dog, hyena, jackal, fox, wolf & weasel among the vegetarian species, Gaur, Nilgai, Sambar, Chital, Chasinga, Chinkara & Wild Pig are prominent. River Pench divide the park into nearly two equal parts. This magnificent expanse shelters over 325 resident and migratory birds. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Pench - Nagpur/ Mumbai (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning game drive. Later drive to Nagpur airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in & Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel, morning excursion to Elephanta Caves (Monday closed). A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where caves are located. Afterwards cruise back to Gateway of India.
Later city of Mumbai, drive pass Marine Drive one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city, CST & Parliament House. Visit The Gateway of India an arch-monument built to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V & Queen-Empress Mary in December 1911 at Apollo Bunder. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, a grade I Heritage Building of the city counted amongst one of the most prominent museums of India. The complex exhibits a myriad collection of ancient artefacts, artwork and sculptors of the country which give a unique insight into our past. Kala Ghoda Art Precinct area that stretches from the Regal Circle at the Southern end of Mahatma Gandhi Road, up to the Mumbai University at the northern end, flanked by the Oval Maidan to the west and the Lion Gate to the east. Its curious name, meaning Black Horse, can be traced back to a bronze equestrian statue of King Edward VII that existed there during the colonial era. Dhobhi Ghat to see the city famous open air laundry in action. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Mumbai - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination (standard hotel check out time 11 AM)
Assistance on arrival at airport.
10 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.
Total 9 time gypsy safari as per program in National Parks with forest department naturalist.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
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
Kanha x 2 night
3* - Infinity Kanha Wilderness/Soulacia Kanha
4* - Kanha Jungle Camp/ Kipling Camp
5* - Kanha Earth Lodge/ Singinawa Jungle 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
Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Delhi - Jabalpur & Nagpur - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
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.