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What are the odds of spotting a tiger in the wildlife on a safari? Ugh, it is a mere matter of chance. However, those chances are likely to take a turn in your favor on this India Tiger Safari with expert guidance.
Imagine being just meters away from the beautiful tigers and observing their actions. It will thrill every beat of your pulse. The experts guide the tour to give you the best of experiences. The schedule for the trip is during the mild summer season n India. Since it is warm, the tourist crowd is comparatively smaller, and the tigers are comparatively thirstier. The thirsty tigers are bound to come out to relieve their thirst at least twice a day. As a result, you have ample opportunities to look for them. Those who have a knack for photography have enough time to get a good shot of the tiger. As a cherry on top, you get to stay in the best lodges in the places that this tiger safari covers, enhancing the traveler's experience in every possible way.
Explore the wilds, spot the tigers, and see other rare and endangered animals on this 17-night and 18-day group Tiger Safari itinerary covering three of India's splendid national parks. The tour also covers heritage sites like Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora Caves, and Khajuraho Temples, along with one of the seven wonders of the world, the spellbinding Taj Mahal.
Arrive in Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, you will land at Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will go straight to the hotel from the airport. Traveling can be hectic, and since you have an adventure ahead, it is better to get some rest and sleep so you will be fresh and fit throughout the tour.
Delhi is a metropolis and the capital of India. It has been functioning as the capital since the rule of kings in India. It is as culturally rich as it is a modern city. You can find a little bit of everything about India's diversity in Delhi.
See the Aurangabad and Ellora Caves
Grab breakfast at the hotel, check out, and leave for the airport to catch the flight to Aurangabad. On reaching Aurangabad, the city earlier known by the name Fatehpur, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Your first destination is the Ellora and Aurangabad caves, which are a short drive from Aurangabad.
The Ellora Caves have 56 caves in total: 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves from 550–750 AD, 17 Hindu caves from 600–875 AD, 5 Jain caves from 800–1000 AD, and the recently discovered 22 caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Aurangabad caves, on the other hand, are 12 in total and show an undeniable Buddhist tilt. Cave 3 and Cave 7 are especially outstanding for their sculptures, incarnations, and carvings of the Jakata stories.
The outing ends by evening. You can spend your night relaxing at the hotel.
Go on the expedition of the Ajanta Caves
As soon as you eat your breakfast, you will go on an expedition to the Ajanta Caves and do some sightseeing.
The 30 incredible Ajanta caves high above the Waghora River splendidly blend in their profundities with all the temples, cut from solid stone. The oldest caves here date from between the 1st and 2nd centuries. Inside the caves are chaitya grihas (prayer halls) and viharas (monasteries), with depictions of Buddha's life on the walls in natural colors.
Next, you will go sightseeing at the Daulatabad Fort on the outskirts of Aurangabad, on the top of a hill. It has astounding layers of morts, towers, spiked entryways, and a medieval adjustment of a gas chamber to keep the intruders away. As long as the fort was in use, it kept the intruders away. Do not forget to see the vista view of the city from the top.
You will be back at the hotel by sunset, pack your stuff up, and leave for the airport for Mumbai's flight. Check into the hotel in Mumbai, where you will spend your night.
Game Drive at Tadoba National Park
Get up early and eat your breakfast so you can leave on time to board your flight to Nagpur. After you arrive at Nagpur airport, you will go to Tadoba National Park, where you will check in at the camp.
The Tadoba National Park, also a tiger reserve, is Maharashtra's oldest national park. The locals and wildlife experts call it the 'Gem of Vidarbha,' a title it well deserves, for its picturesque and delightful scenes and abundant and differing natural life ranging from tigers, birds, reptiles, herbivores, etc.
You can take a game drive post-lunch. It ends before it gets dark outside.
|Days 5 - 6||
Full Day Tiger Safari at Tadoba
On both days, you will leave the camp to explore the jungle at dawn. Early morning is an excellent time for the tiger safari. We will come back to the camp to eat breakfast and again leave for the afternoon safari after lunch. The splendid safaris will give you plenty of pictures to share. You will spend both nights in the camp.
Leave for Bandhavgarh
You will go on a tiger safari in the morning and return by the time of breakfast. You can rest for a while since you have a train journey ahead. After eating your lunch, check out of the hotel and leave for the Chandrapur railway sation to catch your train for Bandhavgarh. The train takes about 16 to 19 hours, so you will be spending your night on the train. The train will drop you off at Katni railway station the next morning, the nearest station from Bandhavgarh.
Go for a Game Drive at Bandhavgarh
From the Katni Railway Station, you will go to the Bandhavgarh National Park, which will roughly take a 2-hour drive. On reaching there, check-in into your resort and have breakfast. Take your time to settle in; you will leave for your first game drive at Bandhavgarh after lunch.
Bandhavgarh National Park is in Madhya Pradesh and is one of the prime national parks of the nation with high density of tigers. This park spread in 1536 square kilometers has profuse biodiversity, including breeding leopards and deers.
You will come back in 2-3 hours at your resort, where you will spend the night.
Explore Bandhavgarh's Wildlife
You will start your day with an early morning tiger safari in the wilderness of Bandhavgarh, followed by an afternoon safari. You can meet the experts there who put their sweat and blood for conserving the tigers. The afternoon Safari will end with the sunset after which, you will be back at your resort to relax and spend the night.
Leave for Ranthambore National Park
You will spend your day at Bandhavgarh, taking pleasure in one of the best Indian tiger safaris. After dinner at the resort, you will drive to the Katni Railway Station to catch the overnight train to Sawai Madhopur the next morning. Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station to Ranthambore National Park.
Game Drive at Ranthambore National Park
As soon as you arrive at Madhopur Railway Station, you will take a comfortable 25–30-minute drive to reach your resort. Grab breakfast and take a rest. You will go on your first game drive in Ranthambore National Park after lunch.
Ranthambore National Park is known for its Bengal tigers, which can be spotted easily. It is India's renowned spot to see the animals in their habitat, including the Indian puma, nilgai, wild hoard, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern gray striped langur, rhesus macaque, etc. The park has India's largest banyan tree, and a wide variety of birds, and reptiles.
The game drive will be over by sunset, and you will spend the night at your resort.
|Days 12 - 14||
Explore the Wildlife at Ranthambore
You will spend your three days exploring the wonderstruck wildlife of Ranthambore National Park. Spot the tigers on the tiger safari and talk to the locals while spending your nights at your resort.
Go sightseeing in the Agra Fort
You will have to leave early in the morning for Madhopur Railway Station to board the train to Bharatpur Railway Station, which is a 2-hour drive from Agra. You will then drive to your hotel in Agra from Bharatpur.
Agra, located on the bank of the Yamuna, was the seat of the Mughal court until the seventeenth century. The city has two priceless world heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri; both of these are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Differentiating buildings of red sandstone and white marble and a labyrinth of limited roads from the Mughal Period portray Agra.
You will go sightseeing at the Agra Fort in the afternoon.
Built by Akbar in 1565 AD, Agra Fort is a gigantic red sandstone structure that watches longingly out over the stream at the Taj Mahal. Sovereign Shah Jahan spent his last days here, detained by child Aurangzeb. Musamman Burj, an octagonal tower with lovely marble work, served as his prison. As per legend, the Kohinoor Diamond was set here inverse a window so the pain-stricken Shah Jahan could look upon the impression of the Taj.
Watch the sunrise at Taj Mahal
You will go to the Taj Mahal early in the morning to watch the sunrise in its mesmerizing orange color over the white marbles of the Taj Mahal. After all, can there be any better way to start your morning in Agra? Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world that Shah Jahan, a Mughal Emperor, built in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. When you visit it in the morning, it will appear as if it is floating in the water. This will be one of your best memories from the trip, apart from the tiger safari.
Once you eat your breakfast at the hotel, we will take you to the airport so you can catch your flight to Khajuraho. You will reach Khajuraho within 1-2 hours, and we will pick you up from Khajuraho airport and take you to your hotel.
During the evening, you will have the pleasure of going to the Western set of temples in Khajuraho. The sound and light show there is one of a kind.
You will spend your night at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Explore the Eastern and Western Temples
Today you can get a good night's sleep since you will leave for the tour of the Eastern and Western temples in the late morning.
The eastern group of temples has two Jain pantheon temples, and the rest of the temples are for Hindu deities. The temples include Parsavanath, Adinath, Ghantal, Brahma, and Hanuman temples. In the Western temples, you will find the most eminent of Khajuraho's temples. The temples include Kandariya Mahadeva, Lakshmana, Devi Jagdamba, Chitragupta, and Chaunsath Jogini temple.
Since this is your last night on the itinerary, the evening and night will be spared for you to pack your stuff and relax at the hotel.
Return to Delhi
Spend your morning eating and relaxing. Check out of the hotel and leave for the airport to board your flight to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, you can board the flight back to your home. Thus, the itinerary will conclude with many memories of the India tiger safari.
HOTELS: (LUXURY HOTELS)
|DESTINATION||HOTELS AS MENTIONED OR SIMILAR||NO OF NIGHTS|
|DELHI||LEMON TREE AEROCITY||01|
|TADOBA NATIONAL PARK||IRAI SAFARI RETREAT||03|
|BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK||ARANYAK RESORT||02|
|RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK||SHERGARH RESORT||04|
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