14 Day India Tiger Marathon

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The Tiger is the National animal of India. It is one of the most coveted feline species that is also endangered. The tiger has attracted wildlife enthusiasts for decades with its majestic and royal gait. From Kanha to Jim Corbett, this animal has been the muse of numerous wildlife and adventure lovers and the theme of poems like “ Tiger, Tiger burning bright…” by William Blake.  Embark on a journey that will carry you into the domain of this powerful and wonderful animal.

 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get amazed by the sheer royalty of the Tiger if you are lucky enough to see it.

 

  • Organized and trained professionals to ensure that you get the best glimpses of the wildlife on your safaris

 

  • Animals in their natural free habitat are a treat to the eyes as well as the camera lens.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

    Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel for you to relax and refresh.

     

    Overnight at Delhi.

     

  • Day 2: Delhi - Agra

    203 km

     

    After a hearty breakfast, you will be driven to Agra.

    Proceed for day sightseeing of Agra.

     

    SIKANDRA – The final resting place of Akbar The Great, and named after Sikander Lodi, of the Lodi dynasty, this structure with its beautiful and magnificent carvings depicts the Din-i-Ilahi religion introduced by Akbar as a very important part of the Mughal era.

     

    AGRA FORT – The red sandstone structure is surrounded by Chahar-Bagh, a foursquare formal garden. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone.  Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bed of river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

     

    After Agra Fort we will visit BABY TAJ or the ITMAD-UD-ULLAH – The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. It is one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs and was built by Nur Jahan, the Empress of Jahangir for her father in 1628. The tomb is a resting place of the powerful personality in Mughal Court, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, whose life is very interesting. Ghiyas begs daughter Mehr-un-Nissa became Jahangir's Noor Jahan and played an active role in administration and the creation of this structure.

     

    Proceed for a HERITAGE WALK to the other side of River YAMUNA with your guide.

     

    The other side of the TAJ MAHAL across the river Yamuna where Mughal History has been written in edicts of stone, the river Yamuna lined with the residences of mobility was the artery, the very lifeline, which fostered the development of Mughal Agra. These heritage relics have been weaved together for a historic experience of Mughal Agra. You would walk through the various monuments in midst of rural setting intertwined with the communities along with a stunning view of the TAJ MAHAL.

     

    Enjoy the extended hospitality of the local villagers sipping a cup of Masala Chai on the Tea Terrace with standard, comfortable, clean, affordable, and safe facilities. The whole village walk through India’s Mughal History and amiable people is an unforgettable experience.

     

    Fatehpur Sikri is 37 km west of Agra. Jajal-ud-Din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun's son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14. While hunting around Sikri his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu'inu'd-din Chishti, the founder of the Chishti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was without a male heir, heard about Saint Salim Chishti and visited him in 1568; The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal's house, Marian's house and the Panchmahal.

     

  • Day 3: Agra - Umaria

    Visit Taj Mahal at dawn. As the sun rises, the monument sparkles like Shah Jahan’s immortal love for Mumtaz Mahal. In the afternoon you get transferred to the railway station, to board the train for Umaria.

     

    Overnight on board.

     

  • Day 4: Umaria - Bandhavgarh

    After an early morning arrival at Umaria, check into the hotel to refresh.

     

    The afternoon will be spent on a safari in the national park.

     

    Bandhavgarh National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park is spread at Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. It consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography which varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.

     

    Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east-west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys. Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest national parks in India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. The Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over an 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".

     

    Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. Since then many steps have been taken to retain Bandhavgarh National Park as an unspoiled national habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These include Gaur (Indian bison), Sloth Bear, Leopard, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Sambar and Spotted Deer, among others and of course, the Tiger.

     

  • Day 5: Bandhavgarh National Park:

    Morning and evening Jeep safari to the national park.

     

    Overnight stay at the resort.

     

  • Day 6: Bandhavgarh National Park:

    Morning and evening Jeep safari into the national park for wildlife viewing.

     

    Overnight stay at the resort.

     

  • Day 7: Bandhavgarh - Kanha National Park

    250 km

     

    After breakfast, drive to Kanha National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resort.

     

    Overnight at the wildlife resort.

     

  • Day 8: Kanha National Park:

    Morning and evening Jungle exploration in the Jeep.

     

    Overnight stay at the wildlife resort.

     

  • Day 9: Kanha National Park:

    Morning and evening Jeep jungle safari to the national park for wildlife viewing.

     

    Overnight stay at the wildlife resort.

     

  • Day 10: Kanha National Park - Nagpur - Delhi

    The morning after breakfast at the resort, drive to Nagpur airport to board flight for Delhi.

     

    On arrival at Delhi, meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

     

    Overnight stay at the hotel.

     

  • Day 11: Delhi - Corbett National Park

    270 km

     

    Morning drive to the Corbett National Park, on arrival check in at the wildlife resort. After lunch, we will take you for a jeep safari into the National Park. Overnight stay at the wildlife Resort.

     

    Corbett National park is named after the famous wildlife lover and nature enthusiast, Jim Corbett. It is known for its varied wildlife, and as the site for the launching of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Corbett National Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. In 1991, an area of 797.72 sq km was added as a buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The area includes the Kalagarh forest division and the Ramnagar forest division.

     

    The main animals found in the Corbett National Park include the Tiger, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gharial, King Cobra, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Hedgehog, Common Musk Shrew, Flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds.

     

  • Day 12: Corbett National Park - Dhikala

    Morning jeep safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Later after breakfast drive to Dhikala Forest Lodge.

     

    Upon arrival, check into the lodge. After lunch Jeep safari to the national park.

     

    Overnight stay at the lodge.

     

  • Day 13: Dhikala - Corbett National Park

    Morning jeep safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Later after breakfast drive to Corbett National park. Upon arrival check into the wildlife resort.


    Rest of the day free for your own activity or at leisure.

     

    Overnight stay at resort.

     

  • Day 14: Corbett National Park - Delhi

    Morning jeep safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Return to the resort for breakfast and in the afternoon drive to Delhi airport for your flight back home.

     

    TOUR ENDS