13 Nights 14 Days Explore Indian culture and wildlife

(New Delhi - Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Khajuraho – Panna – Bandhavgarh – New Delhi)

Overview

This culture and wildlife journey offers you a chance to explore the diverse wildlife of India. During the tour, you visit the well-known wildlife reserves of the county such as Ranthamobre national park, Bharatpur bird sanctuary, Bandhavgarh national park and Kanha national park.  The itinerary also takes you on a sightseeing tour of the golden triangle cities- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Tour Highlights

  • An early morning visit to Taj Mahal
  • Jungle safari at the Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Wildlife spotting at Kanha National park
  • Wildlife safari into the Ranthambore National Park along with overnight staying in camps
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Day 1   New Delhi

Day 1 New Delhi

Welcome to India. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, Get a taste of Indian hospitality while you enter the hotel by the hotel staff. You will experience the traditional Indian welcome, whilst you complete the check-in procedures. We realise that our guest will be tired and jet lagged by a long journey, so the first day is for you to relax and get acclimatised to the surrounding.

Overnight in New Delhi

Day 2     New Delhi

Day 2 New Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, commence your full day tour of Delhi. he capital city of India, Delhi had been a favourite of many dynasties and rulers in the past. Due to this, the heritage and culture of Delhi has influences of various ethnicities. One part is Old Delhi and the other half is New Delhi. Old Delhi is known for its architectural wonders that brilliantly depict the tales of its bygone era. On the other hand, the new face of Delhi has modern infrastructure that talks about the urban delights of the city.
As you would be done with the breakfast, head on for a city tour. In this, you would be visiting some of the most popular attractions of Old and New Delhi. Start with the visit to Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid.
Overnight in New Delhi

Day 3   New Delhi – Jaipur

Day 3 New Delhi – Jaipur

Today after breakfast, you would be heading for your onward journey to Jaipur right after you are done with the breakfast. 270 Km away from Delhi, Jaipur is the capital and the largest city in Rajasthan. Also called as the Pink City, Jaipur make headlines for its share of heritage forts and palaces.
On reaching Jaipur, you would be transferred to your hotel. You can either choose to spend the rest of the day relaxing in your hotel, or visit the nearby surroundings. Jaipur has many well-known bazaars from where you can buy souvenirs and traditional items.
Overnight stay in Jaipur

Day 4   Jaipur

Day 4 Jaipur

Begin the day 4 of your tour with a morning excursion to the Amber fort where you enjoy an elephant ride to go up to its entrance. In the afternoon, continue your city tour including City Palace – a huge complex occupies with numerous courtyards, gardens and other, the Royal Observatory at Jantar Mantar. In the evening, embark on a shopping spree at the local bazaar.

Overnight in Jaipur

Day 5   Jaipur – Ranthambore

Day 5 Jaipur – Ranthambore

After breakfast at hotel check out and start your drive to Ranthambhore.
Ranthambore National Park: The Park sprawls over an estimated area of 400 sq kms. Steep crags embrace a network of lakes and rivers, and a top one of these hills, is the impressive Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century. Old crumbling walls, ruined pavilions, wells, and other ancient structures stand witness to the region's glorious past. The entire forest is peppered with the battlements and spillovers of the Ranthambore Fort - tigers are said to frequent these ruins too. Park boasts of one of the maximum population of tigers and they can be easily spotted roaming. More than in any other parks or sanctuary in India, tigers are easily spotted here in daylight. They can be seen lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down sambar around the lakes.

Overnight in Ranthambore

Day 6   Ranthambore

Day 6 Ranthambore

Today, you embark on a wildlife safari, twice (morning and afternoon). During the safari, you may spot animal and bird species such as Hulman, Indian wild boar, spotted deer, tiger, Sambar deer, along with around 270 species of birds.
Overnight in Ranthambore

Day 7   Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Day 7 Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. After visit continue your drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight in Agra

Day 8   Agra

Day 8 Agra

You need to wake up early on this day as the tour schedule starts in the wee hours. First thing in the morning would be catching up the sight of the beautiful Taj Mahal as it glistens with the rays of the morning sun. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum that is completely made up of white marble. It was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a true example of Islamic style of architecture.
Post breakfast, visit the other attractions of Agra. You would be first heading to the magnificent Agra fort, which is also a UNESCO proclaimed world heritage site. This Mughal fort was built in red sandstone and has many intricate structures like Diwan-I-Am and Diwan-I-Khas in the interiors of it. If you wish, you can visit Itmad-ud-Daula's tomb in the evening. It is a wonderful mausoleum that is often considered as mini Taj or Baby Taj.
Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 9   Agra - Jhansi – Khajuraho

Day 9 Agra - Jhansi – Khajuraho

Early morning after breakfast you will be assisted for your transfer to railway station from where you board train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, you will be picked up for drive to Khajuraho. Evening sightseeing tour of Western and eastern group of temples. which includes Laxmi & Varha temples Kandariya Mahadev, Devi Jagdamba temples etc.

Overnight in Khajuraho

Day 10   Khajuraho – Panna

Day 10 Khajuraho – Panna

After breakfast drive to Panna where you check into the lodge. Dynamic dry deciduous forest undergoes dramatic change from lush green in monsoon to dry grey in summer. Relics of Gondwana period (rule of the tribal people of Central India) are scattered all over the Reserve. Besides the wildlife watchers, Panna gets exclusive visitors to the famous Pandav Fall.
Evening enjoy the safari inside the park and you can enjoy the flora and fauna.

Overnight in Panna

Day 11    Panna – Bandhavgarh

Day 11 Panna – Bandhavgarh

After breakfast we drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest national park in the India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. The Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over on area of 448 sq km with a cross area of 105 sq km. At the center of the park is the bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level and surrounding it are sloping valleys, These valleys end in small, swampy meadows locally known as “bohera”.
Overnight will be in the resort at Bandhavgarh.

Day 12   Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Day 12 Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Enjoy a full day game viewing (Two safaris) inside the lush forests of the tiger reserve.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is one of the finest and famous tiger reserves of India. Famous for significant population of tigers, the tiger reserve offers better opportunities for tiger viewing.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh

Day 13      Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Day 13 Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

The morning and afternoon of day 13 is for wildlife spotting at the park. During your safari, you may spot the numerous animal and bird species such as Wild Boar, Jackal, Fox, Muntjac, Black faced langurs, Porcupines, Hyenas, Vipers, Cobras, Red Wattled Lapwing, White Breasted Kingfisher etc.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh

Day 14   Bandhvagarh – Jabalpur –  New Delhi

Day 14 Bandhvagarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi

Travel Insurance

Yes. All Zigi Tour’s guests are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their India tour. Your leader will record your insurance details on the first day.We have negotiated very special rates with our colleagues at Holiday Extras – with no upper age limits and no medical declaration for UK tours.

To obtain a quotation simply call them on 0800 2800 104 – Please ensure you quote our special price code Q4228

Dust Masks

Unfortunately pollution is a global phenomenon. It is advisable to carry dust masks if you are sensitive to dust or may have conditions like asthma, etc.

Charcoal Tablets

They’re an incredibly effective way of stopping diarrhoea and preventing dysentery (Delhi Belly). It quickly absorbs the toxins or pathogens that are causing the problem and keeps you strong.

Passport Pouch

A pouch to keep your personal belongings like passports, loose money, personal medications, Photo ID, etc. is strongly recommended.

Camera

India is a place of endless eye candy and spectacles that you won’t see anywhere else. Naturally a camera comes in handy.

Personal water filter

We provide complimentary mineral filtered water for our tours. It is strongly advised to consume only packaged drinking water or carry water purification tablets.

Power adapter

It is important to carry international travel adapters to charge your electronic items such as laptops , phones, toothbrush, tablets, etc

Electrolytes

It is important to stay hydrated. Electrolytes can be easily added to a bottle of water to get an extra boost of hydration.

Sunscreen

A good sunscreen is strongly advised to protect your skin from tropical weather.

Travel Backpack

Travel back pack comes in handy whilst you are on a day tour or just venturing out. It can be stored to keep your belongings such as camera, tablet, water bottle, snacks, etc