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India Tiger safari
Indian Tigers in the Indian Wildlife is one of the world's most beautiful animals, faces extinction today. In this century alone, three sub species of tigers have been driven to extinction. Current estimates put at least one Tiger is poached everyday in the wild. There are only 50 Siberian tigers left. (only 20 of them in the wild). The primary threat to
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the tiger is the poaching of it's bones for Chinese medicines. Increasing population and economic development is also forcing it's way into Tiger habitat all over the world.
   
   
ITINERARY

DURATION :12 Days / 11 Nights
PLACES COVERED :Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho -Varanasi

DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at Delhi's International Airport, where our representative, who will give a traditional Indian welcome with garlands and later escort you to the hotel, will meet you upon arrival

DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING IN DELHI
Today you will spend the day discovering the vibrant city of Old and New Delhi. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India), Raj Ghat (cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi). Also, drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk (Silver Street), the epicenter of Old Delhi.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to Qutab Minar (built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1199), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and India Gate (War Memorial Arch). Also, drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings.

DAY 3: DRIVE DELHI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur - land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities.

Enjoy a heritage walk in the old city of Jaipur, seeing life along the small alleys and by-lanes. Interact with the local artisans enamelling jewels with local 'meenakari' work, along with goldsmiths and silversmiths of the region. Visit gems, jewels and carpet weaving factories - watch artisans creating unique masterpieces and enjoy haggling for souvenirs in colourful bazaars of Jaipur

DAY 4: SIGHTSEEING IN JAIPUR
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort. Here, enjoy an Elephant Ride to reach the top of the Fort. Once the capital of royals, the fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, a complex of palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments.

This afternoon, visit the City Palace complex with its museums and Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), built in the 18th century. This palace with its innumerable windows and screened balconies was especially built for the royal women to view the city and processions from behind their purdahs.

DAY 05 DRIVE JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE
After breakfast embark on a leisurely drive to Ranthambore,territory of the Royal Indian Tiger and acclaimed as one of the best places in the world to photograph tigers in the wild. Ranthambore is the most popular wildlife to be seen at the National Park includes sambar, chital, blue bull, chinkara, langur, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, tigers and leopards, and crocodiles around the lake.
Arrive Ranthambore and check in at hotel.

DAY 06 RANTHAMBORE GAME VIEWING Toady you will embark on Game View Jeep Safari into the Ranthambore National Park. A jeep safari is the best way to observe wildlife within National Park Ranthambore. Jeeps with groups of tourists, accompanied by a trained naturalist are allowed into the park at fixed times during the morning and evening.

Rise early for a sunrise canter safari to the wildlife park. With the morning dew still settled on trees, take your chance to spot the wildlife stretching out in the dense jungles of Ranthambore

RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK: Sprawling over an undulating terrain of Aravali and Vindhyan ranges, in the heart of Rajasthan, is the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park, one of the finest Tiger Reserves of India. Formerly the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it was declared a National Park in 1972. Dry deciduous forests, lakes, meadows, mountains and forts combine to create a park of great beauty, which still has a healthy population of tigers. In this beautiful setting you can also see leopards, hyena, deer, sloth bear, wild boar and jungle cat.

Enjoy an afternoon canter safari to the wildlife park, your second chance for a face to face encounter with the majestic Indian tigers.

DAY 07 DRIVE RANTHAMBORE - AGRA EN ROUTE FATEHPUR SIKRI
After breakfast drive to Agra en route visiting the abandoned Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the ghost city, 35 Kms from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti (who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar), is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type in itself. Also enjoy the stopover at Abhaneri Step well located 80 Kms before Jaipur city for a stopover.
Arrive Agra and check in at hotel.

DAY 08 SIGHTSEEING OF AGRA / DEPART AGRA / TRAIN AGRA - KATNI
This morning, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. This masterpiece in marble on a sandstone base is a monument of love and beauty. It was built by Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal is a fine example of fusion of many architectural styles.

Afternoon enjoy a visit to the Agra Fort, which is built in red sandstone and has magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shahjahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from the little octagonal tower in the Fort.
Evening transfer to Agra railway station to board your overnight train for Katni.

DAY 09 ARRIVE KATNI / DRIVE KATNI - BANDHAVGARH
Early morning arrive at Katni railway station and drive to Bandhavgarh, thewhite tiger territory. Enjoy a second encounter with the Royal Indian tiger in Bandhavgarh on your Culture and Tigers of India Tour.

Bandhavgarh is the wildlife park set in the Vindhya mountain range with highest known density of tiger population in India. Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari to the national park and take a close shot of wildlife encounters.

DAY 10 DRIVE BANDHAVGARH - KHAJURAHO Rise early for a sunrise jeep safari to the wildlife park. With the morning dew still settled on trees, take your chance to spot the wildlife stretching out in the forests of Bandhavgarh. Later drive to Khajuraho, the birthplace of Kamasutra Continue to the architectural splendours of your Culture and Tigers of India Tour, with a visit to Khajuraho, a UNESCO world heritage site in central India.
This evening, enjoy the famous cultural dance show of Khajuraho.

DAY 11 SIGHTSEEING OF KHAJURAHO / FLY KHAJURAHO - VARANASI / ARRIVE VARANASI / SIGHTSEEING OF VARANASI
Visit the enchanting temples of Khajuraho, with sculptures that draw their inspiration from the ancient art of Kama sutra. Khajuraho Temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world. Varanasi the spiritual capital of India (also known as Kashi and Benaras).

Arrive Varanasi, check in at your hotel and freshen up. This evening, enjoy a rikshaw ride to the ghats to see the grand 'Aarti' ceremony conducted everyday at sunset by white-robed priests. The young priests sway in seemingly choreographed movements, worshiping the river goddess with incense, flowers and earthen lamps.

DAY 12 SIGHTSEEING OF VARANASI / DEPART VARANASI
Enjoy a boat cruise at dawn on the Holy River Ganges. See the 'bathing ghats' where thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the Sun God by immersing themselves in the holy water of River Ganges, and the 'burning ghats' where cremations are conducted. Then visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the national emblem of India. Visit the ruins, stupa, Buddhist temple and the Sarnath Museum.

Bid goodbye to India, as you reach the finale of your Culture and Tigers of India Tour as you will be transferred to Varanasi to catch your flight to onward destination (Delhi or Kathmandu)

 
 
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