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13 Days - Temples & Tigers Tour North India

Tour Description
  • Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
  • Destinations : Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
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Tour Overview

Ranthambore in northern India is not only one of the most beautiful national parks, it is also considered by many as the best place in the world to see tigers.

But besides tigers you can discover all famous temples of Varanasi, Khajuraho. Here you can enjoy unique culture and colors of North India.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 :Arrival at New Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport Temples and Tigers Tour Start Here: Delhi – Delhi is a large city with a lot of movement and a population of 14 million people. In addition, it is the capital of India.

An almost perfect combination of antiquity and modernity, Delhi includes Old and New Delhi; it has something interesting for every traveller. Between monuments with an age of 500 years and very modern shopping centres, there are clubs and golf courses.

Truly, Delhi is the jewel of India. After passing Migrations, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you and deliver a package with all the necessary documents, also arrange your transportation to the hotel and assist you in the check-in.

There will be no activities on the first day, because most international flights arrive in India around midnight. Stay in the hotel.

Day 2 :Delhi Sightseeing

In the morning, our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel for a tour of Old and New Delhi, this tour will last all day.

The tour of the old city, from the 17th century, includes the famous Mosque Jama Masjid, the main avenue of Old Delhi, where there is a market with many colors called Chandni Chowk (Avenue of the Moonlight).

They will also visit the Red Fort, one of the most famous architectural works of the Mughals, built by the Emperor of the Mughals, Shah Jahan, between 1638 and 1648, passing by Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

The tour of New Delhi includes the Qutab Minar, one of the most well-known sites in Delhi, built in 1199, and the Tomb of Humayun, forerunner of the Taj Mahal. You will visit the incredible Rajpath (“Route of the Kings”), passing the Gateway of India (dedicated to the memory of unknown soldiers), the House of the President and the Congress. Escape a little of the city visiting Birla Mandir, a modern temple of the Hindus, very colorful. Free night, to know the city and its restaurants. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 3 :Delhi - Varanasi

In the morning, our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel, for your private transfer to Delhi airport and flight to Varanasi (1 hour 15 minutes).

Temples and Tigers Varanasi – One of the most sacred cities in India, it is an important destination for pilgrims and travellers. For many years, it is the capital of the Hindu religion.

Beside the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a centre of knowledge and civilization for more than 2,000 years. Texts of Skanda Purana and Mahabharata speak of their existence 3,000 years ago. It is probably the oldest city in India, and one of the oldest in the world.

Varanasi has always been a great cultural centre for music, knowledge, and the art of silk weaving. After arriving, our representative will accompany you to the hotel to check-in. In the afternoon tour of Varanasi.

This tour includes the Bharat Mata Temple, which has a large map of India in marble, the Benares Hindu University with its art gallery, and the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb mosque, built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple, ancient baths, the Kashivishwanath Temple, and the Durgakund. Free night sleep in the hotel.

Day 4 :Varanasi - Khajuraho

Early in the morning, you can enjoy a boat trip on the sacred Ganges River. One of the most important moments of the trip to Varanasi occurs when an incredible number of people come to the river to give thanks to the Sun God. The river from the boat, at the time of sunrise, has something very spiritual.

The Hindu religion, very mystical, appears everywhere: in a decorated door, in a bright temple, in a sacred bell, in the voices of Hindu priests, in the smells of flowers. Afterwards you can enjoy a quiet breakfast in the hotel, and in the afternoon, private transportation from the hotel to the Varanasi airport for your flight to Khajuraho (45 minutes).

Arrival in Khajuraho, and private transfer to the hotel to check-in. Khajuraho – a famous place in the whole world its fabulous temples are the unique gift of India to the world. They represent life, love, happiness, and show in their architecture all the forms and emotions of life.

They show the craftsmanship of the architects, but also the great vision of the Chandela Rajputs, under which the temples were planned and built during a relatively short period of 100 years, between 950 and 1050, a true period of energy and creation in Khajuraho.

In the afternoon, our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel for a private tour of the City of Khajuraho, including the eastern and western temples.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5 :Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

This morning, travel by car to Bandhavgarh (250 km / 7 hours) Bandhavgarh – Famous for its white tigers, it is a National Park with a very nice fort in the centre.

With its hills, forests, and mountains, the park serves as a home for many animals – Rhesus Macaques, Jungle Cats, Hyenas, Nilgai etc. The park has different environments and contains more than 22 species of animals and more than 250 bird species.

After arriving in Bandhavgarh, check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day free. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 6 :Bandhavgarh - Agra

Early in the morning, safari to see animals in the Bandhavgarh National Park. The safaris can be in 4×4 vehicles or elephant. The guides and naturalists will accompany you to enjoy the experience even more.

In the evening, travel by car from Bandhavgarh to Umaria (35 kms / 1 hour), where the train station is closest to Bandhavgarh.

From the station, night train to Agra (Departure 20:55, Arrival 10:15). Night will stay on the train.

Day 7 :Agra

This morning, our representative will accompany you from the train station to the hotel for check-in. Temples and Tigers Agra – Agra, “the place of the Taj” was once the capital of the Mughal Empire, and today it seems a part of history.

The Mughal emperors, with their passion for architecture, built some of the most impressive buildings in the world. Agra is an old city and it is said that its name comes from Agra bana, a forest mentioned in the Mahabharata.

In 1501, Sikandar Lodi made it the capital city. Later, the Mughal took the city, and during the life of the third emperor, “Akbar,” Agra managed to be powerful. It was Akbar’s grandson, “Shah Jahan,” who built the Mughal masterpiece, the Taj Mahal. In the afternoon, our representative will be waiting for you to make a tour of Agra.

Visit the Taj Mahal and discover in it, poetry, the meaning of love in its white marble. It is a very good example of the combination of various styles of architecture, described as the greatest monument built by love.

Your tour includes a visit to the Red Fort of Agra, centre of the Mughals Empire in the sixteenth century, which is located near the Yamuna River, almost in the centre of the city. Akbar built it as his citadel between 1565 and 1573. Free night sleep in the hotel

Day 8 :Agra - Ranthambore (with visit of Fatehpur Sikri)

Travel by car to Ranthambore (290 kms / 7 hours), visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Fatehpur Sikri – Known as the city of ghosts, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar in the sixteenth century to serve as the capital of his great empire.

13 years later, he was abandoned for mysterious reasons. Arrival at Ranthambore. Ranthambore – In the centre of Rajasthan there is one of the best known National Parks of India, Ranthambore.

At one time it was a field that the Maharajah of Jaipur used to hunt; it was declared a National Park in 1972, as part of the Tigre Project. It is located between the Aravalli Hills and the Vindhya Mountains, and has forests, valleys, hills and lagoons that serve as a home, a place to hunt, and to provide water for animals.

There is a large population of tigers that show up (with a bit of luck) during “Safaris” in 4×4 vehicles, or on horseback. You can also see monkeys, deer, and birds. After arriving at Ranthambore, check-in to the hotel and the rest of the day off. Sleep in Ranthambore.

Day 9 :Ranthambore

Early in the morning and at night, safaris to see animals in the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris organized in 4×4 vehicles and in trucks, with guides and naturalists from the region. Sleep in Ranthambore.

Day 10 :Ranthambore - Jaipur

Early morning, safari to see animals in the Ranthambore National Park. After, breakfast at the hotel and car trip to the Pink City of RajasthanJaipur. (195 kms / 3.5 hours) Temples and Tigers – Jaipur is a very nice mix of colors, dances and songs, it contains varied traditional arts.

It is a very well planned city, with wide and right avenues and routes, very organized. The famous soldier and astronomer Maharajah Jai Singh II planned Jaipur very carefully. Built in the 18th century, its design comes from an old Hindu document about architecture.

They call it the “Pink City” because its buildings have paint with the colors of an autumn evening – red, pink, and white of various designs. The residence of the royal family in Amber is 11 kilometres away.

The palaces and the forts, which were once the domain of the kings, remain luminous today among modern monuments – a charming combination. After arriving in Jaipur, check-in to the hotel, and rest of the day free. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 11 :Jaipur

This morning, our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel for a tour of Jaipur. Visit of the Hawa Mahal, “Palace of the Winds,” one of the best-known monuments of Jaipur, although only the façade remains.

This 5-story building was built so that the ladies of the royal family can see the processions and the daily life of the city. The City Palace, which is located in the centre of the Old City, is a large complex of buildings, gardens and terraces, also has an interesting museum.

Next to the Palace is Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, who was more interested in astronomy than in war. Your tour also includes a visit to Amber Fort, on the outskirts of the city.

There, you will experience the possibility of going back in time and experiencing the experiences of the kings, riding on dressed and painted elephants will go to the High Mountain Fort.

Until 1728, Fort Amber was the capital of the state. Inside the Fort, visit the Jagmandir of the Corridor of Victoria, bright with mirrors, the Jai Mahal, and the Temple of Kali. Free night. Sleep in the hotel.

Day 12 :Jaipur - Delhi

Check-out of the hotel and at noon, and travel by car to Delhi (265 kms / 5 hours). After arriving, check-in to the hotel and free night to relax, visit the city, or buy gifts.

Day 13 :Departure from Delhi

Private transfer from the hotel to Delhi Airport for your international flight.

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