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India: Ancient Temples & Wildlife Safari

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India: Ancient Temples & Wildlife Safari

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$4830

Step into the marvelous history of India, the Mughal empire and British Raj followed by an exciting wildlife safari. See ancient temple of Orchha, exotic Khajuraho Monuments and one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. End your trip on a high note searching for elusive tigers and other exotic wildlife in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Be mesmerized by the monuments and temples showcasing the monuments to love, war and religion. The unique wildlife and beautiful nature of India will charm you on this unusual journey.

12 Days, 11 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Orcha, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Tiger Safari

Spotted Deer

Sloth Bear

Taj Mahal tourist attraction

Taj Mahal

Hindu Temple in Khajuraho

Stone Craving in Jehangir Mahal, Orchha

Jahangir Mahal, Orchha

Amber Fort Elephant Ride

Maota Lake at the base of Amber Fort

Old Delhi Jama Masjid Tourist Attraction

Jama Masjid in Delhi

Qatar Minar

India Gate, Delhi


THE JOURNEY

 


 

    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or explore this bustling capital city on your own.
    2

    Delhi | Old and New Capital City

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
     
    Explore both Old and New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    3

    Delhi – Agra | Mughal Emperors’ Monuments

    Drive to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Visit Agra Fort, a prison built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal. Let’s size up the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, the "Baby Tāj”, a Mughal era mausoleum.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    4

    Agra - Gwalior | Taj Mahal

    Visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. The most extravagant monument ever built for love and one of India’s most enduring symbols.
     
    Drive to Gwalior.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    5

    Gwalior | Pearl of Indian Fortresses

    Full day tour of Gwalior including Tomb of Ghaus Mohammad and Tansen, Jai Villas Palace, Gwalior Fort, Man Singh Palace, Teli Ka Mandir (a temple with both Dravidian and North India sculptures) and Saahastra Bahu Temple.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 
    6

    Gwalior – Orchha | Fort of Orchha

    After breakfast, checkout and drive to Orchha.
     
    Orchha has many impressive historic monuments that were constructed during 16th and 17th century. It also offers a chance to witness authentic rural life, not yet overrun by tourists.
     
    The impressive and imposing 16th century Fort of Orchha is home to a large number of ancient monuments, palaces and temples. The main attractions here are two 17th century palaces – Raj Mahal (the King’s Palace) and Jehangir Mahal. You can explore medieval Islamic architecture, steep staircases, arcaded passages and courtyards. The entire complex oozes history and is quite a magnificent sight, as are the amazing views from the top.
     
    Visit Chaturbhuj temple with a blend of temple, fort and palace architecture.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    7

    Orchha - Khajuraho | Exotic Temples

    After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho.
     
    Afternoon - explore the famous temples of Khajuraho that were built during 9th and 13th century. A UNESCO world heritage site.
     
    The Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples boast some of the finest ancient temple art in the world and were built during the Rajput Chandela Dynasty. The temples are known for the erotic sculptures that adorn the walls and are sometimes nicknamed ‘the kama sutra’ temples. The erotic figures are only 10% of the incredible sculptures though, with the remaining 90% showcasing the daily life and symbolic values of ancient Indian culture in a beautiful and timeless way.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 
    8

    Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh National Park

    After breakfast, check out and drive to the Bandhavgarh National Park. This biodiverse park is known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone. Other animals include Sambhar deer, Panther, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Gaur, Nilgai (Blue bull), etc. In addition, you can also spot around 280 species of birds that will leave you with an unforgettable bird watching experience.
     
    The mix of tropical forest, Sal trees and grassland are home to scores of bird species, including eagles.
     
    Relax the rest of the day.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    9

    Bandhavagarh National Park | Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safari

    Early morning jeep safari tour in the park today. You should be able to see many of the spotted deer, sambar and birdlife in the park. During an early morning safari, the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active after returning from a night of hunting.
     
    Keep a sharp eye out for the elusive tiger!
     
    In the afternoon you will go on your afternoon jeep safari in the park.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    10

    Bandhavagarh National Park | Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safari

     Morning and afternoon safaris for more chances to see the elusive tigers!
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    11

    Bandhavagarh – Jabalpur | Marble Rocks

    After breakfast, check-out of the lodge. Drive to Jabalpur and visit Marble Rocks.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    12

    Jabalpur – Delhi | End of Tour

    After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Delhi (DEL) for your international flight home.
     
    The tour comes to an end. Please inform us of your onward international or India domestic flight details.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Hotel Information

    DestinationHotelsRating
    DelhiLemon Tree★★★★
    AgraTaj Gateway★★★★★
    GwaliorTaj Usha Kiran Palace★★★★
    KhajurahoRamada Khajuraho★★★★
    BandhavgarhMahua Kothi (By Taj)★★★★★
    JabalpurNarmada Jacksons★★★★
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

    Dates & Pricing 

     Private tour with daily departure except Tuesday.
    Tour Date2 Persons *
    Feb 1 to May 31, 2019$4,830
    Feb 1 to May 31, 2020$5,070
    Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.* Price per person, based on double occupancy. Solo traveler or larger groups, call for price.

    Deposit

    ‣ $750.00‣ Domestic Airfare - Jabalpur to Delhi Airfare from: US$36 (Exact fare varies depending on actual booking date)

    Booking Your Flight

    We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour.Buying your own air tickets? No problem.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Open Jeep Wildlife Safaris with Maximum 4 Passengers Per Jeep
    • ‣ 4 & 5-Star Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Airport Transfers
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • ‣ Visa Fees
    • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
    • ‣ Gratuities
    • ‣ Laundry Service
    • ‣ Telephone Calls
    • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
    • ‣ All the other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions