Tiger, Taj & Palaces

Destinations Covered

Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Jhansi-Orchha-Khajuraho-Bandhavgarh-Kanha-Nagpur-Mumbai

Duration

13 Nights / 14 Days

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Delhi

Begin your tour.

Begin your tour. Arrive into Delhi Welcome to Vardhman’s “Tiger, Taj & Palaces”!On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Freshen up and later proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old DelhiVisit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2 - Delhi - Jaipur

After breakfast drive to the Pink City- Jaipur. Enroute visit Amber Fort, once the capital of Kachwahas before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where still one can go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 - Jaipur

City tour of Jaipur
Today you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort.
Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Optional: Lunch at a Heritage hotel with Tonga ride or explore the market & shop for special bargains!

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 4 - Jaipur - Ranthambore

Half day excursion to Samode Afternoon, drive to Ranthambhore and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 5 - Ranthambore

Full day free to visit the Ranthambore National Park

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 6 - Ranthambore -Fatehpur Sikri- Agra

On the day 6 of your tour drive to the Romantic City of Taj Mahal-Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital built by Akbar which was abandoned due to lack of water. See Darbar-e-Aam, Palaces Panch Mahal and Tansen Seat etc. Upon arrival check into your hotel and relax for rest of the day.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 7 - Agra

Early in the morning visit Taj Mahal (closed on every Friday) during Sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast and later proceed on a city tour of Agra.Visit Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery – the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!Optional: Later in the evening why not take the option of watching Sound & Light show. Later return to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 8 - Agra - Jhansi -Orchha - Khajuraho

After breakfast transfer to Agra Cantt Railway station to catch train for Jhansi.0800 hrs Leave for Jhansi by train no 2002.1048 hrs Arrive Jhansi Railway Station and proceed to Khajuraho. Enroute visit ORCHA sites within the Fort Complex. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9 - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh National Park

City tour of Khajuraho Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.Later drive to Bandhavgarh and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 10 - Bandhavgarh National Park

Full day free to viist Bandhavgarh National Park.You can enjoy elephant safari trip (at your own cost) or take a trip inside the 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 Bandhavgarh. 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 drive to the jungle for animal viewing.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11 - Bandhavgarh - Kanha

Morning at Leisure. Later drive to Kanha National park. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12 - Kanha National Park

Full day free to visit the Kanha national Park for wildlife viewing.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 13 - Kanha National Park

Full day free to visit the Kanha national Park for wildlife viewing.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 14 - Kanha-Nagpur-Mumbai

Morning after breakfast drive to Nagpur airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Mumbai.Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 15 - Mumbai

Half day excursion to Elephanta Caves.Half day excursion across the harbour to the world famous, 1200 yrs. old Elephanta caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the famous aculpture signifying the trinity of the creator, the preserver and the destroyer is located here.Later in the evening transfer to International Airport for onward flight back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Tiger, Taj & Palaces” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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