Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour of India

Fixed Departure Tour

11 Nights / 12 Days

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Outline Itinerary - Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour of India

What you will experience on this tour

Experience the best of Indian wildlife that includes the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Black Leopard, Indian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Asian Elephants, and a plethora of reptile and bird species, with experienced naturalists while you stay at the best-selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.

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Tour Overview - Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour of India

Welcome to the enchanting Taj, Tigers, and Temple Tour – an adventure of a lifetime that will transport you to the heart of India’s mesmerizing cultural and natural marvels. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its architectural splendor and poignant love story.

Yet, this tour offers far beyond the magnificence of the Taj Mahal. Brace yourself for thrilling encounters with India’s majestic tigers as you embark on safaris in renowned national parks. Accompanied by expert and seasoned naturalists, you will be guided through these wild landscapes, gaining fascinating insights into the region’s unique wildlife and creating indelible memories with these magnificent creatures. Beyond extraordinary wildlife encounters, our tour promises a profound spiritual journey, immersing you in the mystical ambiance of ancient temples. Witness centuries-old rituals and experience the profound spiritual energy that permeates these sacred spaces.

Throughout your expedition, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Luxuriate in premium accommodations, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating experience after each day’s adventures. Our meticulously planned itineraries and seamless travel arrangements ensure a hassle-free journey, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders that await you.

Join our fixed departure tour in January and allow us to take care of every detail, from transportation and accommodations to expert guiding and wildlife encounters. Seize this opportunity to discover the enchanting magic of India’s cultural heritage and its breathtaking wildlife. Book now and embark on an extraordinary adventure!

Trip Highlights - Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour of India

Detailed Itinerary - Tiger, Taj and Temple Tour of India

06th Jan/ Sat : New Delhi Arrival

Meet and greet on arrival at New Delhi airport by our representative. He will transfer you to the Hotel, assist you in check in at the hotel, handover and explain all travel related documents. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

07th Jan/ Sun: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (by road 200 kms/4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, and transfer to the airport in the morning to board a flight at 0730 hrs. to arrive Jabalpur at 0930 hrs. Met at the airport and drive to Bandhavgarh National Park 200 Km/ 4 hour drive. On arrival check into the Lodge. After lunch go for afternoon jeep safari to the national park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

08th Jan/ Mon: In Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in the park. Bandhavgarh: The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. The other animals found in Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two-primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur – inhabit Bandhavgarh. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
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09th Jan/ Tue: In Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning jeep safaris in the park and afternoon safari to the buffer zone. Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. The oldest sign of habitation in the park are caves dug into the sandstone to the north of the fort. Several contain Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century B.C. Various dynasties have ruled the fort, for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D., the Vakatakas from the 3rd century A.D., From that time onwards Bandhavgarh was ruled by a succession of dynasties including the Chandela Kings Bandhavgarh became more and more deserted until forest overran the area band it became the royal hunting reserve. This helped to preserve the forest and its wildlife, although the Maharajas made full use of their rights. At independence Bandhavgarh remained the private property of the Maharaja until he gave it to the state for the formation of the National Park in 1968. After the park was created poaching and hunting was brought under control and the number of animals rose dramatically. The Tigers in particular prospered and the 1986 extension provided much needed forest to accommodate them. Overnight at the lodge.

10th Jan/Wed: Bandhavgarh – Panna (by surface – 210 kms/5 hrs. drive)

After Morning safari and lunch drive to Panna National Park 210 Kms, 5-hour drive. On arrival check into lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

11th Jan/Thu: In Panna

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Lodge. Morning and Afternoon jeep safari to the national park.

Panna is situated in the Vindhya Hill range and spreads over the Panna and Chhatarpur districts in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. Panna National Park is the most important protected area in the north-central highlands of India.

Panna National Park is located along the banks of the Ken River. The Park, with its deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests, is predominantly a plateau, with sprawling flatlands punctuated by hills, deep valleys and gorges. The terrain is largely rocky and uneven. There are mixed dry deciduous forests with short grasses and open woods. Panna is home of majestic tiger, including leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and sloth bear. The reserve is also well known for sightings of Blue Bull, Four Horned Antelope, Indian Gazelle, Vultures and Crocs. Overnight at the Lodge.

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12th Jan/Fri: In Panna

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge. Morning park or a boat ride at Ken River inside the National Park – India’s cleanest river to find a Mugger Crocodile. Afternoon take a jeep safari to the national park.

A separate sanctuary for Gharial has been set up as well, however chances of sighting remain minimal. The park can probably boast of the highest density of the Paradise Fly-Catchers. This rich avian and faunal life combined with its picturesque scenery make a visit to the park a memorable. Overnight at the lodge.

13th Jan/Sat: Panna – Khajuraho (40 kms/1-hour drive )

Morning jeep safari to the National Park. After breakfast depart for Khajuraho which is 40 Km and 1- hour drive. On arrival check in at the hotel. Later in the evening proceed for sound and light show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

14th Jan/Sun: Khajuraho – Orchha (200 km, 4 hour drive)

Morning after breakfast Visit the Eastern and Southern group of temples. The Parasvanath temple of the Eastern group is the group’s largest Jain temple. The themes depict, in charming detail, everyday activity. Also visit the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Shiva and the Chaturbhuj temple of the Southern group.  Later proceed to Orchha, 200 km takeas around 04 hours. On arrival check-in at the hotel.

En route, visit Jahangir Mahal, The 17th-century mansion Jahangir Mahal is notable for its vibrant and magnificent Indo-Islamic architecture. The purpose of this palace’s creation was to honor Jahanghir on his first visit to Orchha. Elements like as magnificent sculptures, hanging balconies, delicate trellis and chhatris, topped domes, and so on, all contribute to the architectural grandeur of this legendary structure. Overnight at the hotel in Orchha.

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15th Jan/Mon: Orchha – Agra (240 km, 5-6 hrs drive)

Morning after early breakfast check-out from the hotel and the driver will take you around to discover the secret city of Orchha. As you walk along the banks of the Betwa River, your Knowledgeable guide will tell you stories about the nearby ruins. You’ll see the cenotaphs built to honour the Bundela Kings and experience a thrilling took-tuk ride like a native. And later start your journey towards Agra, 240 km takes around 5-6 hours of drive. On arrival check-in to the hotel evening proceed to Mehtab Bagh Garden to see Taj Mahal in sunset. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.

16th Jan/Tue: Agra – New Delhi (220 km, 4 hours drive)

Sunrise proceed to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in

the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice.

After relaxed breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. After Agra Fort visit drive to New Delhi 235 kms/5 hours drive. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

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17th Apr/Wed: New Delhi – Fly Home

After a relaxed breakfast get transfer to the airport to board a flight home or onwards journey.

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