Day 01 Delhi (Arrival)
Fly from your country to Delhi The Political and Cultural Capital of Incredible India. Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative or
your leader will be waiting for you in the arrival hall located after passing out of the customs area and beyond the airport travel desks and exchange counters. Look out for the Peregrine Signboard. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 45 minutes. Most International flights arrive in Delhi in the late evening or at the night so the rest of the day / night is for leisure, relaxation and acclimatization or to get over with the Jet Lag. If you have arrived early your leader will brief you with sightseeing options.
Day 02 Old & New Delhi
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Drive into the heart of Indias Capital to explore Old Delhi visiting the famous Jamia Mazjid, walk through the Chandini Chowk and Indias oldest and busiest market, Sish Ganj gurudwara, Enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and the 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, stop for photos at the colorful market before finishing the Victorian Cannaught Place One of the most prominent architectural remnants of British Rule. Later visit Birla Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple (Swami Narayan Temple), Humanyu Tomb, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar and other countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping activities. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 Delhi - Mandawa (265 Kms - 05 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel; checkout and leave for Mandawa through the colorful villages of Rajasthan. Majestic Shekhawati region or the semi-desert region of Shekhawati, lying in the triangular region between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner is famous for its plethora of painted havelis (mansions), all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditions of this region. The 'Open Air Gallery of Rajasthan', as it is popularly called 'Shekhawati', the Land of Shekhs, derives its name from Rao Shekha (1433-88). The major towns of interest in the region are Mandawa, Dundlod, Fatehpur, Ram garh, Nawalgarh and Jhunjhunu, although virtually every town has at least a few surviving havelis.
Arrive & check in at the Heritage Havelis called the Castle Mandawa reminding you of the rich cultural heritage of the Shekhavati region. Later in the day visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. You can enjoy the evening at the hotel watching the traditional colorful cultural dance and music show. You can have dinner over bonfire. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 04 Mandawa - Bikaner (190 Kms - 04 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning check out and leave for Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. After a change and wash go for sightseeing of Bikaner visiting Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. After wards visit Asia s largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Return back to the hotel or you may go for shopping activities on the colorful street markets of Bikaner. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 05 Bikaner - Deshnok - Khimsar (145 Kms - 03 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and leave for Khimsar, enroute visit one of the famous 600 years old Deshnok Rat temple. After temple sightseeing continue your drive to Khimsar. The city was founded by 24th Jain Profit Mahavira 500 years B.C. Arrive 15th century Hotel Royal Khimsar Fort. After change and wash Jeep safari will be organized to visit local villages, wild life & sensational sun set on sand dunes. You can enjoy the evening watching the traditional colorful cultural dance and music show. You can have dinner over bonfire. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 06 Khimsar - Oscian - Jaisalmer (320 Kms - 06 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel check out and for Jaisalmer,
enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East , arrive & check in at Hotel. Evening is for leisure activities in and around the hotel in the Desert town. You can visit the local markets if required. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 07 Jaisalmer
After breakfast in the morning go for sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Later in the day drive to Sand Dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (285 Kms - 05 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel check out & leave to Jodhpur , founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advice of a holy man. A large and varied city, Jodhpur is sometimes called Sun City for its consistently bright, sunny climate. At Jodhpur , stark desert landscapes meet a riot of palaces, forts and temples, all enclosed within imposing city walls. Six enormous gates provide entry to the city centre: Nagauri, Merati, Sojati, Jalori and Siwanchi gates, plus Chand Pole.
Arrive & check in at Hotel. After a change and was later in the day visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant -thada and Sardar market clock tower. The walls of the fort are enormousup to 36m high and 21m wide. Admire the breathtaking view of the city from the ramparts, saving some time to check out the fort museum, which houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Evening is free for leisure activities in and around the hotel or for shopping activities in the colorful bazaars of Jodhpur. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 09 Jodhpur - Pushkar / Ajmer (205 Kms - 04 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning you have time for leisure activities. Later check out and drive to Ajmer . The 14 kms onward drive through the Snake Mountains will reach you to Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the places with highly
prestigious sites for both Hindu and Muslim Religions in the world. While Pushkar is known for the only temple in the world of Lord Brahma- the god of creation, Ajmer is globally known for the Mazaar of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. People come to pray to the lords for the fulfillment of their desires, it is said whoever visit these places in their lifetimes their desires gets fulfilled soon. It is also known as Tirth Raj- the Raj (king) of pilgrim center. No pilgrimages of Hindu or Muslims are considered to be complete until the pilgrim bathes in the sacred waters of Pushkar Lake or he presents a holy sheet at the Dargaah (Muslim shrine). Indeed Pushkar is so sacred that no eggs, meat or alcohols are allowed within the city.
Arrive and check into the hotel / dessert resort, enjoy the traditional Rajasthani Folk Music, Dance, Puppet shows. Later take Camel ride on the nearby sand dunes Pushkar also hold biggest annual Camel & Craft Fair, which is known all over the world. In the evening visit the Lake, Temple or the Mazaar or carry on with the leisure activities. Overnight stay is at the Hotel / Desert resort.
Day 10 Pushkar - Jaipur (130 Kms - 2.5 hrs)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the resort check out and drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amber valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, and philosopher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City . Wide-avenued Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities in India , and home to India s second most visited site.
Arrive and check into the hotel. Later in the day after change, wash and some rest go for sightseeing of beautiful
Heritage City . First visit the Amber Fort, from the foothill of the fort Elephants will carry you to the famous Amber Fort, the elephant ride gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. Visit the Amber Fort. Later visit the Hawa Mahal ( Wind Palace ) wherefrom royal ladies used to watch daily procession of the city. Constructed of red and pink sandstone highlighted with white lime, the five-storied facade is peppered with 953 small windows. The breeze (hawa) that comes through the windows keeps it cool even in hot
months, and gives the palace its name. Evening is for shopping in the busy streets and some excellent souvenir shops or for leisure activities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day sightseeing of the beautiful Pink City . You will
visit the marvelous City Palace the current generation of the Maharajas (King) still live here, Historic Museum , Astrological Observatory. Evening is for shopping in the colorful bazaars, busy markets and some excellent souvenir shops. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12 Jaipur - Ranthambore (160 Kms - 03 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel you have time for leisure and shopping activities; later in the day check out and drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve the tiger sanctuary is known for the place where you can catch the tiger by its tail. Upon arrival you will be greeted in a traditional manner.
Check into the Dlx Cottages of the Jungle Resort. Evening is free for leisure activities in and around the jungle resort. You can visit the wildlife museum, or have an interactive session with the expert jungle guide and naturalist. Enjoy the dinner over bonfire and traditional folk dance and musical show in the deep forests. Overnight stay is at the jungle resort.
Day 13 Ranthambore Wildlife Tours
Early in the morning tea / coffee will be served with cookies in the room at the wakeup call. Drive into deep forests for Jungle Jeep Safari by Open Gypsy in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to watch different varieties of animals especially The Tiger. You can also watch here leopard, panther, spotted deer, antelopes & many varieties of birds. Return to Hotel for breakfast and some rest. Later in the afternoon have your Lunch at the resort and then; and go for the Canter Safari deep inside the jungles. After return to the hotel you can take up some adventurous activities or visit Ranthambore Fort. Evening you can watch some flora and fauna in the midst of the Aravalli Mountain ranges. After a tea / coffee break you can enjoy some traditional folk dance, music and puppet show. After dinner at the resort you can go of to sleep.
Day 14 Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (250 kms - 6 hrs)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the resort; check out and drive to Agra . Enroute visit one of the most important places of Mughal Era The Fatehpur Sikri the abandoned Mughal Kingdom , founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back
to Agra . Walk the aisles of the Jamia Mazjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jamia mosque's central courtyard. Considered the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar (who also built the Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved, today the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue your drive to Agra . Arrive in the city of Love and commitment. Check into the hotel. Evening is free for leisure and
shopping activities. Overnight stay is at the hotel in Agra - The city of Taj.
Day 15 Agra Taj Mahal Tours
Wake up to the magnificent morning sight of marvelous Taj Mahal. After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day sightseeing of Agra. First visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal (monument of love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with 22000 labors working since sun rise to sun set in 22 years. It is the romantic origin of Taj as much as its architectural splendor that has led to its fame worldwide. Actually an integrated complex of many structures The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements. Built in pure white marble which was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj Mahal is one of the man made wonders of the world.
Later in the day Visit Agra Fort on the banks of Yamuna River which was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. The Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), the beautiful Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall) and the magnificent Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) were built by Shah Jahan.
Afterwards visit Itmad-ud-Daulah the Baby Taj. The tomb may not be as mammoth as the Taj but the inlay designs and carvings are no less than Taj if not more. The delicate marble latticework in the passages allows the light to enter the interiors. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Also visit Sikandra- Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar's mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD. It reflects the fusion of Hindu and Muslim art and architecture which characterized the era. The tomb is situated in the centre of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb
complex. The building, with three-storey minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.
Evening is for leisure and shopping activities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16 Agra - Khajuraho (Via Jhansi ) (5 Hrs by Superfast Train + 03hrs Car)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out & transfer to the railway station to board super fast Shadabdi Express Train to Jhansi. Upon arrival at the station you will be greeted by our representative and straight away drive to Khajuraho. Passing through Orcha one of the important historic places reach Khajuraho. Check into the hotel. Rest of the day is for leisure activities or to watch all the erotic temple sites and the sensuous artifacts carved on the walls of these temples. In the evening you can enjoy evening dance performances and a sound and light show within the temple complex itself. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
The temples at Khajuraho form probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India , Khajuraho is home to India s largest group of medieval Hindu temples, famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra. Only discovered in the 20th century after being reclaimed by jungle, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho was once the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the
12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years, from 950 to 1050, with the whole area enclosed by a wall with eight gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 22 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 21 km² (8 square miles). Learn the history of these world-famous temples on a guided tour and enjoy a taste of a little erotica from the Middle Ages.
Day 17 Khajuraho Temple Tours
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for full day sightseeing of Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no equivalent in the world. Later in the day return back to the hotel or enjoy the sound and light show. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 18 Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh (6.5 hrs)
Morning : - After breakfast in the morning drive to BANDHAVGARH National Park (6.5hrs). Drive through the forest ranges of Panna National Park and some rough terrains.
Noon : - Reach Bandhavgarh driving through some of the picturesque
terrains and check into the Jungle resort. You would be welcomed in a traditional manner. Check into the Dlx Cottages. Lunch will be served at the Jungle Resort.
Evening : - Evening is free for adventure activities in and around the resort. Dinner will be served at the resort. Overnight stay is in the jungle resort.
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also white Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. Enjoy your day with leisure and adventure activities in around the Jungle Resort. Overnight stay
is in the resort.
Day 19 Bandhavgarh Wildlife Safari
Early Morning : - Early in the morning tea and cookies will be served in your rooms, later go for a Safari Tour by jeep or by elephant for tiger tracking. After 3 hr of Safari; return back to the resort for breakfast and little rest.
Noon : - Lunch will be served in the resort. Later in the day take up some jungle adventurous activities around the resort or go to visit the Bandhavgarh Fort. Take up an afternoon Jungle Jeep Safari and drive into the jungle for wildlife viewing specially the tiger.
Evening : - Dinner will be served in the resort over the bonfire. Overnight stay is at the resort.
Day 20 Bandhavgarh - Kanha (5 hrs)
Morning : - Early in the morning after wakeup call tea / coffee will be served in the room. You have an option to go for another Jungle Safari for Tiger and other wildlife viewing or check out after breakfast and drive to Kanha.
Noon : - Reach Kanha driving through some of the picturesque terrains and check into the Jungle resort. You would be welcomed in a traditional manner. Check into the Dlx Cottages. Lunch will be served at the Jungle Resort.
Evening : - Evening is free for adventure activities in and around the resort. Watch flora and fauna around the jungle resort. Dinner will be served over bonfire at the resort. Overnight stay is in the jungle resort.
Spotting wild animals is always a matter of luck but Kanha is so rich in wildlife that the odds are titled in your favor. First time visitors are often so keen
to spot the larger animals that they overlook the smaller ones. But while on a mission to find a tiger, one can easily catch glimpses of all the grazers, a Porcupine, many Gray Langurs, Mongoose, Hyena, Jungle Cat, even a Leopard. Other wild attractions in this Tiger country include varieties of Deer - the Barasingha, Chital or Spotted Deer, Chousingha, Nilgai, as well as the majestic Gaur or Indian Bison and wild Pig.
Day 21 Kanha Tiger Reserves
Early Morning : - Early in the morning tea / coffee will be served with cookies at the wakeup call in the room. Later get on the back of an elephant for an elephant safari into the jungles or take a trip inside
Kanha Jungle early morning to track tigers or indulge in bird watching. You can also enjoy a good wild photography on your 3 hour long trip to Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary. Return to the resort for breakfast and relaxation.
Noon : - Return to the resort to get fresh and for having lunch. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the surroundings and to do some bird watching. Take up an afternoon Jungle Jeep Safari by Open Gypsy and drive into the jungle for
wildlife viewing specially the tiger.
Evening : - Tea / Coffee will be served in the evening. Relax at the Jungle Resort or watch some wildlife films and museum. Dinner will be served at the jungle resort. Overnight stay is in the Kanha jungle resort.
Day 22 Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi (2 hrs + Flight) - Onwards Destination / Fly Back
Early in the morning have tea and check out of
the resort. Drive to Jabalpur and straightaway transfer to the airport to board connecting flight to Delhi . Arrive Delhi later in the morning. You will be greeted at the airport by our representative. Depending upon your further Tour program you have time to explore the city and last minute shopping activities. Transfer to the international airport to take your connecting flight to your final destination or continue for youre onwards
destination. Fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the rajasthan & northern india wildlife safari.