Visiting all the better known parks of
northern India, with Corbett optional, this tour is designed for wildlife
enthusiasts. Detail to design ensures a rewarding experience. The extension
to Corbett is recommended if you have the time.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
You will be met and transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur (252 / 5 Hrs drive). Check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Jaipur
Depart for a full day city sight-seeing of Jaipur. Enjoy an exciting
optional Elephant ride on your way to the Amber Fort, followed by a visit to
the City Place where you can see an excellent collection of paintings
costumes and armoury. Then we proceed to Jantar Mantar a magnificent stone
observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, Hawa Mahal - also known as "Palace
of Winds". Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur - Ranthambore
Drive to Ranthambore (130 kms/ 2 Hrs drive)
Ranthambore is a dry deciduous forest with rocky hill crests and open
valleys dotted with water pools and fruit trees. The one thousand year old
Ranthambore fortress looms above the forest. The park is home to the smabar
deer, nilgai, wild boar, bear, panther, tiger and a variety of birds
including the partridge, green pigeon and red spur fowl.
Day 05 : Ranthambore
Our search for the tiger begins with morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 06 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur
In the morning enjoy another game drive. Afternoon drive to Bharatpur ( 185
kms / 4 hrs ). Bharatpur is the one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the
world with over 300 species in season. The most common species here are the
siberian crane, cormorant, open - bill and painted stork, spoon - bill,
quail, coot, heron, teal, tern, egret, pelican, ibis, and snake bird.
Birdlife is best viewed punting through the rushers or on cycle - rickshaws
(visits are not included but are easily arranged locally.)
Day 07 : Bharatpur - Agra
Morning optional visit to the park. In the afternoon drive to Agra (1 hr)
visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Over night in hotel
Day 08 : Agra - Bandhavgarh
In the morning visit the sights including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the
Itamud-ud-daula. In the evening board an overnight train for Umaria, in
air- conditioned sleeper ( Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
Day 09 : Bandhavgarh
Arrive Umaria in the morning and transfer to the Bandhavgarh National Park.
Check in to the Jungle camp for two nights. The park is situated in the
Vindhya hills with an undulating terrain and is home to spotted deer,
blackbucks, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, leopard and
tiger. The rich and varied birdlife includes golden orioles, parakeets
hornbills and partridges. Visit the park in the afternoon.
Day 10 : Bandhavgarh
Full day of jungle activates
Day 11 : Kanha
Morning drive to Kanha National Park(212 kms/6 hrs drive) one of the
largest and best- managed parks in the country. Kanha has some 22 species of
mammals. Most commonly sighted are the chital or spotted deer, barasingha or
swamp deer, blackbuck, common langur, jackal and three-striped palm
squirrel. Less commonly seen are the tiger, Indian hare, dhole or Indian
wild dog and bison or gaur. Rarely sighted are the Indian fox, sloth bear,
striped hyena, panther, mouse, deer etc. Over 200 species of birds are found
in the hills in the mixed forest and its bamboo breaks.
Day 12 : Kanha
Full day for jungle activity
Day 13 to Delhi
Morning transfer to Jabalapur station for the overnight train journey back
to Delhi, in air conditioned sleeper.
Day 14 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Today, leave for sight-seeing tour, which
includes Jama Masjid- the largest mosque, of Emperor, Shahjahan. Later
proceed to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory to the
Indian soldiers who died in world war II, and the Presidents House,
Humayun's Tomb ) memorial of the Mughals its design is inspired by the Taj
Mahal), the Qutab Minar.
Day 15 : Delhi - Onward destination
Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination
(hotel checkout 12:00 hrs)