National parks of India
This itinerary is for those who want to learn about Indian culture and the wonderful monuments that are famous throughout the world. The visit of the beautiful cities of the golden triangle, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, as well as of the mystic Khajuraho is interspersed with the knowledge of an alternative India, that of the great national parks that host tigers, leopards, elephants, crocodiles ..... in a context rich in biodiversity and extraordinary landscapes.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival at the airport in Delhi, meet with our staff and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast and then tour in old Delhi. External visit of the Red Fort, a UNESCO heritage site, built in 1639 by Emperor Mogul Shah Jahan. Visit of the Jama Masjid mosque of 1656. Passage in the characteristic Chandni Chowk market from the 17th century. Visit of the Raj Ghat, where Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Continuation in New Delhi up to the government quarter. Stop at India Gate, erected in memory of Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. Visit to the Qutub Minar complex, a 73-meter high tower, engraved with verses from the Koran, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur (Km.270 - approx 6 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Jaipur, the "pink city", with its pink sandstone buildings that characterize the beautiful old city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
Breakfast and visit to the Amber fortress, whose construction began in 1592 at the hands of Raja Man Singh I, the ancient capital of the state and seat of the Rajput dynasties until the founding of Jaipur. Internally, refined decorations with sculptures, mirrors, precious stones. Until the entrance one goes by elephant or by jeep (depending on availability). Return to the city and stop in front of the splendid Palazzo dei Venti of 1799. Beginning of the visit of Jaipur, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit to the City Palace complex, home of the Maharaja of Jaipur, which Sawai Jai Singh II had built in the 16th century and still today the residence of the royals. Visit of the Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory, World Heritage site, architectural forms used as astronomical instruments, built by the same ruler. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur / Ranthambore (Km. 180 - approx 04 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Sawai Madhopur where the famous Ranthambore Tigers Reserve is located, amid the spectacular view of the Aravalli hills. In the evening excursion to the Jungle to look for the Bengal tiger. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 06: Ranthambore National Park Breakfast. In the morning and in the evening excursion in the jungle to admire the fauna and flora of this splendid Park including the Indian tigers, as well as other animal species (blue antelopes, leopards, hyenas, deer, bears, leopards, jungle cats, reptiles, a variety of birds and so on). The national park, dotted with Banyan, the large Indian trees, is bathed by two rivers and a lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Ranthambore - Bharatpur (Km. 210 - approx 05 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Bharatpur for a visit to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the main ornithological reserve of India, sanctuary of many stable and migratory birds, also of rare species, even coming from China, Siberia, Europe and Tibet who come to live here lakes and marshes where they reproduce. After the heavy rains, also water birds such as cranes, geese, pink flamingos, storks, pelicans and many others find their refuge here and coexist with mammals such as antelopes, cervicapra, blue antelopes, wild boars, chital, sambar and even python. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park )
Breakfast and boat trip to admire the birds, their nests and their sounds. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra ( Km. 60 - approx 01 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Agra with a stop at Fathepur Sikri, commissioned by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to water shortages. Its red sandstone buildings and pavilions are perfectly preserved. In Agra, visit of the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, commissioned by Akbar in 1565. Visit of the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), a UNESCO heritage, of which Shah Jahan, for the sake of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, died in childbirth in 1631, ordered the construction completed in 1653. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 10: Agra / Jhansi (by train) Orchha / Khajuraho ( Km. 190 - approx 5 hrs)
Breakfast and departure by Intercity train to Jhansi at 08:11 am, arriving at 10:45 am; meeting with our staff and visit of Orccha, a medieval city with ancient palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit of the city, in particular of the Jehangir Mahal, built in 1606 to house the emperor Jehangir visiting the city. Free time to wander around. In the afternoon departure for Khajuraho, built by the Chandela dynasty, in power in central India between the Xth and the XIth centuries, and home to about 25 temples with splendid decorations, among which the erotic ones are famous. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh National Park ( Km. 225 - approx 5 hrs)
In the morning visit of the magnificent Jain temples and Hindus UNESCO heritage, emblems of Indian sacred architecture. Finally, departure for the Bandhavgarh National Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Bandhavgarh National Park
Breakfast in the morning and in the evening excursions into the jungle to discover the flora and fauna of the Park where tigers live, including the white tiger, and other animals such as birds, foxes, deer, jackals, Indian bison, gazelles, deer, chital, leopards, deer pomellati, blue antelopes, wild cats, hyenas and reptiles, in addition to many others. Bandhavgarh has a great biodiversity and is the place with the highest density of tigers in India. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 13: Bandhavgarh / Kanha National Park ( Km. 235 - approx 6 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for the Kanha National Park, in Madhya Pradesh, one of the largest in India (1940 sq km. - you think that the entrances are 4 hours away from each other), with a community of about 250 Indian tigers that lives permanently. The writer Rudyard Kipling imagined here the stories told in the famous novel "The Book of the Jungle". Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Kanha National Park
Breakfast in the morning and in the evening, jungle excursions to observe the beauty of the Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Kanha / Jabalpur / Delhi (flight from Jabalpur to Delhi)
Breakfast. Early morning departure to reach the airport for the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for breakfast. Free time for individual initiatives. In the evening transfer to the airport.
Day 16: Departure from Delhi
Embarkation on the flight for the return home.
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