Apotpourri of india's rich heritage. The chivalry of the Rajputs splendors of the Taj, exotic sculptures of khajuraho and the eternal city of Vanarasi on the banks of the holy river Ganges,contrasted with its rich flora and fauna, catch a glimpse of the great indian tiger, wild elephants, bison, deer and the wide variety of birds in their natural habitat. Kathmandu is the capital city of the Hindu Kingdom and Shangri la of the east, Nepal. It is situated in the huge valley at the foot of Mt. Everest. Your senses will soar as you drink in the panoramic vistas of the holy Himalayas.
Drive to Jaipur stopping enroute at Amber Fort for a tour of the hill top fort on elephants back. Check into Palace hotel. Post lunch tour of city palace, observatory and palace of wind, Evening view puppet show. Overnight Jaipur.
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Ranthambore arriving by lunch. Check in to jungle resort. Post lunch jeep tour of the park with naturalist. Evening view tiger film as you enjoy a bonfire dinner. Overnight Ranthambore.
Drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary via a brief stopover at Karauli palace for lunch. Check into forest lodge/palace. Evening rickshaw/canoe tour of the sanctuary to view a variety of migratory birds including the rare Siberian crane. Overnight Bharatpur.
Morning is free for bird watching and view wildlife on a cycle rickshaw. Later drive to Agra via the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the Taj Mahal and the fabulous Agra fort. Overnight in Agra.
Morning tour of Itmad-ul-ullah. Later board afternoon flight to Khajuraho or train to Jhansi & drive to Khajuraho. Transfer to hotel. Evening tour of famous Southern group of the Chandela temples. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Morning tour of eastern group of temples. Later board afternoon flight to Varanasi. Transfer to hotel. Evening boat cruise on the Ganges to view ghats. Overnight in Varanasi.
Half day city tour of temples and Sarnath. Post lunch flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Half day tour of city palace, Patan and swayambhunath. Evening view Nepalese cultural dances. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Fly to Chitwan National Park. Transfer to Jungle lodge. The park is known for its tiger and rhino sightings. Safaries are conducted on elephant back, canoes and land rovers. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
Morning and evening jungle safari. Overnight Lodge.
Fly to Kathmandu for connecting flight to Delhi.
Optio and Extensions :
- Overnight camel safari / balloon safari from Samode.
- More options available with tribals of Chattisgarh instead of Nepal.
- Royal Mughal durbar night samode. Cocktails and dinner with the Royal family.
- Pokhra with trekking options.
- Overnight at Gwalior or Orchha enroute to Khajuraho from Agra by rood.
Possible and Variatins :
- 1. Delhi / Samode / Jaipur / Bharatpur / Agra / Khajuraho / Kanha / Delhi.
- Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Kathmandu / Chitwan National Park / Delhi.
- Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Gwalior / Kanha / Chatiisgarh tribal. Areas / Bandavgarh / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Delhi.
Best Time : September to April.