India Tours: India Taj to Tiger and Beyound Tour Itinerary
This 15 day, 14 night itinerary allows you to see The Golden Triangle along with the temples of Khajuraho, the city of Mumbai for its culture and wonderful national parks for game viewing. This great itinerary includes culture, history, architecture, cities and the beautiful outdoors. What a combination for a fascinating trip to India!
India Tour Length: 15 days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival, meet and assist at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast (10 AM) start your Delhi city tour. Visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Parliament House, India Gate and Delhi Haat (open air handicraft exhibition).Evening is free for shopping (optional).
Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur
Have your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast depart for Jaipur by surface (259 Km, 5 Hr drive). On arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4: Jaipur
Start your day with an excursion to the majestic AMER FORT (10 Km drive from the city). Take an Elephant ride to the top of Amer Hill where Amer Fort is located. Please note that you have to reach Amer Fort at 7 Am to experience an elephant ride. In the afternoon visit City Palace, Observatory, and drive pass Wind Palace. In the evening, you can visit a gem factory.
Day 5: Jaipur / Ranathambore
Have your breakfast in the hotel. Later proceed to Ranthambore (190 Km, 3 Hr 30 Min drive). On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening is free to explore the jungle resort.
Day 6: Ranathambore
Have your breakfast at the resort and then take a game viewing tour in Ranthambore National Park. Come back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch go for the second round of game viewing. In the evening relax at the resort.
Day 7: Ranathambore / Agra (290 Km, 6 Hrs drive)
Have your breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Agra by surface (290 Km, 5 Hr drive). En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It was abandoned due to water problems and is today referred to as a ghost city. On arrival, check into the hotel in Agra.
Day 8: Agra
Have your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and Sikandra. In the evening visit the Taj Mahal.
Day 9: Agra / Jhanshi / Khajuraho
In the morning, transfer to the railways station to board the train to Jhanshi. On arrival, transfer to Khajuraho and check into the hotel. In the late afternoon, visit the Western group of temples. Special experience: Light & Sound show at Khajuraho Temple.
Day 10: Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh
Have your breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, depart for Bandhavgarh (250 Km, 6 Hr drive). Upon arrival, check into the beautiful jungle resort. Enjoy your evening watching wild life movies or chatting with wild life specialists.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh
In the early morning, visit the national park. After lunch, go for a second round of game viewing in the national park.
Day 12: Bandhavgarh / Kanha (260 Kms, 5 Hrs drive)
In the early morning, depart for Kanha National Park by car (189 km. 4 hr drive). On arrival, check into the Jungle resort. In the afternoon, enjoy game viewing.
Day 13: Kanha
In the early morning go for a round of game viewing in the National Park. After lunch, go for another round of game viewing. Evening is at leisure.
Day 14: Kanha / Nagpur / Mumbai
After breakfast, transfer to Nagpur (4.5 Hr drive). On arrival, board the flight to Mumbai. On arrival, transfer to the hotel, followed by check in. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 15: Mumbai / Depart for home
After breakfast, take a half-day morning excursion to Elephanta Island to see temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the afternoon, take a city tour of Mumbai and visit the Gateway of India, Flora Fountain and the Hanging Gardens. Drive down Marine Drive; pass Chowpatty Beach and the Parsi 'Towers of Silence'. On time transfer to the international airport for your international flight back home.