Wildlife with Golden Triangle & Khajuraho

Wildlife ToursWildlife with Golden Triangle & Khajuraho

India is famed for its rich and abundant wilderness on this beautiful land. One can witness hundreds of diverse genus of creatures encompassing tiger, leopard, elephant, bear, wild boar, toddy cat, jackal, langur, ratel and many more in their natural habitat. Not only this, wildlife tours bring you close to different sorts of vegetation which make your holidays in India more appealing and adventurous. ,,On this wildlife tour you will explore 5 national park Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench and Ranthambore each unique in its dirercity and natural habitat.

Your wildlife tour is also combined with faqmous Gollden Triangle of India where you will get the opportunity to explore many Mughal and Rajaputa monuments. Khajuraho a catalogue of desire the Erotic Sculptures of the Khajuraho Temples speak the language of humans in its expression.

  • Days: 17 nights / 18 days
  • Cost: Please enquire
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
 
Day 2: Delhi
 
Day 3: Delhi – Khajuraho
 
Day 4: Khajuraho – Panna (57kms/ 1hrs approx)
 
Day 5: Panna – Bandhavgarh (220kms/ 5hrs approx)
 
Day 6: Bandhavgarh           
 
Day 7: Bandhavgarh
 
Day 8: Bandhavgah – Kanha (212kms)
 
Day 9: Kanha
 
Day 10: Kanha
 
Day 11: Kanha – Pench (180kms/ 4hrs approx)
 
Day 12: Pench
 
Day 13: Pench – Nagpur - Delhi
 
Day 14: Delhi – Jaipur (265kms/ 5hrs approx)
 
Day 15; Jaipur – Ranthambore (160kms/ 3hrs approx)
 
Day 16; Ranthambore
 
Day 17; Ranthambore – Agra (275kms/ 6hrs approx)
 
Day 18; Agra – Delhi (204kms/ 4hrs approx)
 
 
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
 
Arrive Delhi international airport by flight, meet and greet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel.Overnight at Hotel.
 
 
Day 2: Delhi
 
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Delhi, drive past Red Fort & Chandni Chowk Bazar, Khari Baoli spice market.
 
Visit Jama Masjid (Mosque). Emperor Shah Jahan founded the city of Shahjanabad, now referred to as Old Delhi, in 1648. Opposite the fort is the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate his city. Raj Gath: The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination. Qutab Minar: The building complex dated back on the onset of Muslim rule in India and are fine examples of Afghan architecture. Himayun’s Tomb:Build by wife of Humayun, the second mughal king. It is an early example of Mughal architecture. India Gate: The 42m high stone "Arch of Triumph", erected in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in the First World War; Drive through Rajpath "Kingsway" a VIP area of Delhi including Rashtrapati Bhawan. Laxmi Narayan Temple: Garishly colored modern temple is erected by the industrialist Birla. This temple is dedicated to Laxmi - the goddess of wealth and Narayan - Lord Vishnu, husband of Laxmi.  Lotus Temple: In the heart of New Delhi, the bustling capital of India, a lotus-shaped outline has etched itself on the consciousness of the city's inhabitants, capturing their imagination, fuelling their curiosity, and revolutionising the concept of worship. [Temple is closed on Monday's]. Overnight at Hotel.
 
 
Day 3: Delhi – Khajuraho
 
Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Khajuraho. On arrival meet with our office representative transfer to hotel, check-in.
 
Later visit eastern, western & southern group of temples. Khajuraho, home to most famous of India’s temples on account of their remarkable erotic sculptures, lies in a rich, well watered plain. The temple of Khajuraho are india’s unique gift to the world, representing, as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy ; perfect in execution and sublime in expression.
 
Khajuraho temples were built in hundred years, from 950 to 1050 AD. Only 22 of the 85 original temples have survived the ravages of time. Each temple stands on a high platform. There are three main parts in each temple, the entrance (ardhamandapa), assembly hall (mandapa) and sanctum (garbha griha). The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone. The builders didn't use mortar: the stones were put together with mortise and tenon joints and they were held in place by gravity. This form of construction requires very precise joints. The columns and architraves were built with megaliths that weighed up to 20 tons.
 
Today, the temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of sexual life during medieval times. Locals living in the Khajuraho village always knew about and kept up the temples as best as they could. They were pointed out to an Englishman in late 19th century but the jungles had taken a toll on all the monuments. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 4: Khajuraho – Panna (57kms/ 1hrs approx)
 
Panna National Park is situated around 57km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.
 
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with his fellow beings - leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus), hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), caracal (Felus caracal) and other smaller cats. Sloth bear has his most favourite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of Indian deers, chital and chowsingha. One can easily see nilgai and chinkara in most open areas in the grasslands, specially on the periphery. Overnight at Hotel.
 
 
Day 5: Panna – Bandhavgarh (220kms/ 5hrs approx)
 
Bandhavgarh is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh consists of a core area of 105sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.
 
Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys.
 
The ruins of Bandhavgarh Fort dominate the 800m high central plateau that look out over the rocky hilltops, monsoon and sal forests of the park that are home to a variety of fauna and flora including approximately 90 tigers, 25 leopards, chital, sambar, langur monkeys, jackals and a number of birds including the crested serpent eagle, white eyed buzzard and parakeets! Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the newer members of Project Tiger but its history is believed by some experts to reach back as far as the 1st century BC; with its numerous cave systems and ancient ruins, discoveries are still being made today! Bandhavgarh is one of the highlights during your tiger holiday...
 
During your tiger safari in India you have a variety of luxury lodges and accommodation available including the luxury lodge of Mahua Kothi blending effortlessly into the surrounding countryside, the unique Tree House Hideaway Lodge with cosy rooms built up in the branches of trees on the park boundary, or the conservation orientated Anant Van a small and cosy camp. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 6: Bandhavgarh                                                                       
 
Breakfast at hotel, morning and afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Day free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 7: Bandhavgarh
 
Breakfast at hotel, morning and afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Day free for personal activities, relax etc.Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 8: Bandhavgah – Kanha (212kms)
 
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kanha, check in at lodge. Afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Rest time free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 9: Kanha
 
Breakfast at hotel, morning and afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Day free for personal activities, relax etc.
 
Romanticized by Kipling, Kanha National Park is among the most spectacular, protected wildlife reserves of the world.  The 1,945 sq. km National Park has been compared to N’Gorongoro National Park of Tanzania. However like its African cousin, Kanha is not a volcanic crater though the surrounding hills are a result of geographically ancient volcanic activity. Above all Kanha is far greener and more densely wooded than N’Gorongoro.
 
The grassy plateaux, wooded hills and valleys of Kanha are home to the legendary Sher Khan the Tiger, the loveable Baloo the Bear, the wise Bagheera the Panther and the dreaded Kaa the Rock Python.  An important inhabitant of the Park is the Gaur, the largest wild ox in the world (sometimes wrongly referred to as the bison, which it is not).  Besides them several great and small mammals, reptiles and birds inhabit the Park.
 
The more-than-300-species birdlist offers profitable occupation to keen birdwatchers.  Black-shouldered Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, Shikra, Painted Francolin, Indian Roller, Red-wattled Lapwing, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, and several others such as mynas, bush chats, kingfishers, treepies, falcons, owls, vultures etc. will provide unlimited hours of pleasure to those who choose to seek them. 
 
The main attraction of this park is the world famous Bengal Tiger; tiger tracking through the forests from the comfort of your jeep, or if you are lucky elephant back,  is one of the ultimate wildlife highlights and the climax of your India holiday! This striped predator blends effortlessly into the forest undergrowth making it even more of a thrill when you eventually spot one hiding in the bushes, sleeping in a fresh water pool or maybe even crossing one of the forest tracks!
 
Kanha's rich diversity of wildlife and strong eco-system makes this one of the best areas to track tigers in the wild. Other wildlife in the park, which provides a plentiful prey base for the predators such as tigers and leopards, includes the famous barasingha (which has been rescued from the brink of extinction), chital, sambar, wild boar, the lolloping but powerful sloth bears, jungle cats, wild dogs and a variety of reptiles mean that there is plenty to see aside from the tiger! Throughout your tiger holiday in Kanha National Park you can expect to be tracking wildlife through a variety of sal forests and bamboo thickets. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 10: Kanha
 
Breakfast at hotel, morning and afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Day free for personal activities, relax etc.Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 11: Kanha – Pench (180kms/ 4hrs approx)
 
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pench National park, check in at lodge. Afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Rest time free for personal activities, relax etc
 
Pench National Park - one of the nicer smaller wildlife parks in India with the Pench River running through it providing a great water source for tigers and leopards. The dam also provides an area for good sightings of birdlife and the larger mammals of the park. Rocky terrain and stunning scenery makes this one of the preferred locations to spot the Asian leopard in the wild and on our last visit four were spotted in the space of two days!
 
Nestle in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills is named after Pench River, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, comprising of 758SQ Kms, out of which a core area of 299sq km of Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and remaining 464 sq km of pench national park is the buffer area. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighbourhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book
 
This scenic reserve covered in prime teak forest and grassland nestles in the undulating terrain of the Satpura Range, drained by the Pench and Wainganga rivers. The wildlife found here includes gaur, samber, chital, barking deer, nilgai, chowsingha, wild boar, jackal, wild dog, wolf, hyena, sloth bear, jungle cat, lepord and tiger apart from exciting small mammals like flying squirrels, palm and small civet, common and ruddy mangoose and over 250 species of birds that include malabar pied hornbills, painted storks, crested serpent eagles, oriental honey and white-eyed buzzards to name just a few. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 12: Pench
 
Breakfast at hotel, morning and afternoon jungle safaris & game viewing. Day free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 13: Pench – Nagpur - Delhi
 
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Nagpur (92kms/ 2hrs approx) to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in at hotel, rest day free for personal activities, relax. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 14: Delhi – Jaipur (265kms/ 5hrs approx)
 
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jaipur, check in at hotel.
 
Afternoon city Sightseeing of Jaipur, the origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - Beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens. Main tourist attractions of Jaipur are City Palace with its fine collection of textiles, costumes and armory and the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Maharaja Jai Singh was a great astronomer of his time. He built here extraordinary (and very accurate) stargazing Observatory here named as “Jantar Mantar”. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 15: Jaipur – Ranthambore (160kms/ 3hrs approx)
 
Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel. Visit Amber Fort and enjoy Elephant Ride (upto the hills). Raja Man Singh the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army constructed the fortress palace in the end of 16th century. Amber is superb example of Rajput architecture, situated on a hilltop, overlooking a lake.
 
Jaigarh Fort or Fort of Victory is located 15 Km away from Jaipur. It is considered to be one of the most well fortified structures in India. The magnificent fort was constructed by Sawai Singh of Jaipur in 1726 in order to tighten the security of Amber and Jaipur. Afternoon drive to Ranthambore, check in at hotel. Rest time free for personal activities relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 16: Ranthambore
 
Breakfast at hotel. Morning & afternoon jungle safari by jeep.
 
Spread over an area of nearly 392 sq km, the park is marked by dense jungles, rocky ridges, meandering streams and lakes, and deep gorges, all providing a fertile habitat to an extensive variety of flora and fauna. Visit the majestic Ranthambore Fort, after which the park was named, is located atop a steep hill within the reserve. This imposing structure offers spectacular views of the surrounding terrain, and is home to three historic Hindu temples, honouring Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlalji. Trinetra Ganesh Temple; devoted to Ganesh, the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune is located in Ranthambhore fort. Temples dedicated to Ganesh are very famous as Shree Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as the Vighnaharta, the destroyer of obstacles. Wednesday is the main day of darshan and puja, but this temple is frequented by hundreds of devotees everyday. Even the never-ending long hours of wait do not discourage the devotee from seeking the blessing of Lord Ganesha. The beautiful Jogi Mahal, famous for being home to the country's second largest Banyan tree, is situated on the banks of Padam Talao, the park's largest lake.
 
The area's most scenic lake, however, is the Rajabagh Talao. This popular watering hole is probably one of the best places to see a tiger. Adding to the charm are the Raj Bagh Ruins with ancient pavilions, domes, arches, steps and other stone structures. The smallest lake, Malik Talao, is a great place to see migratory birds and crocodiles, while areas such as Lakarda and Anantpura, in the north and north-western sections of the park, are good for seeing sloth bears. The heavily forested Bakuala area features many small water bodies, and is one of the coldest areas of the park. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 17: Ranthambore – Agra (275kms/ 6hrs approx)
 
After visiting the fort drive to Agra, en route visit to Fatehpur Sikri: built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 yrs. Due to scarcity of water. Predominately, a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area, the architectural style is very much in tune with emperor’s dream & partakes of both Hindu & Muslim styles. See the graceful buildings including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch mahal & other places. Salim Chishti Dargah; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 yrs. Due to scarcity of water. Predominately, a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area, the architectural style is very much in tune with emperor’s dream & partakes of both Hindu & Muslim styles. Salim Chishti (1478-1572) was one of the famous Sufi saints of the Chishti Order in India. Salim Chishti was the descendant of the famous Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti whose tomb is in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
 
Day 18: Agra – Delhi (204kms/ 4hrs approx)
 
Breakfast at hotel, visit Taj Mahal: One of the Seven Wonder of the World was build by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651. This symbol of love was build in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Described as the most extravagant monument ever build for love. It was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Parsian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planer of this magnificent memorial. On full moon night, the glory of the Taj is at its best. (Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday)
 
Agra Fort: build by the famed Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan region it has partially become Palace. The fort presents a good sampling of their favoured architectural styles. Akbar drew on Islamic and Hindu traditions and the result is eclectic. By Shah Jahan's time the style had become so homogenized that it is impossible to separate the Hindu and Muslim strands. The Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) the beautiful Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall) were also added by Shah Jahan.
 
Afternoon drive to Delhi, direct transfer to airport to board flight for your home country.