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Itinerary:  Tigers of India with Cultural Triangle

 

Tour Highlights

Two historical Tiger Habitats
Accompanied by expert naturalist
Long distance transportation in comfortable Vehicles that seats 3 persons, everyone gets a window seat.
Stay in certified small eco friendly lodges, with all modern comforts.
Interaction with local community and people spear heading Tiger conservation.
Nature walks.
Supporting TOFT wildlife and community projects.

Overview

November - Monsoons rains have finished. The National Parks have been open since a month and wildlife have got used to visitors. The Lakes are full, migratory birds start to arrive. Winter is approaching, and it is festival time all over the country as it is the harvest season. It is deal time for viewing wildlife in Ranthambhore and Bandhavgarh and visiting Indian golden triangle Delhi and Agra to see the world heritage monuments and Jaipur for palaces and shopping.

Ranthambhore National Park – In last two years the bold tigers have made a come back, Six tigresses have given birth and successfully raised the cubs. You can often see tigers at close range here; historic fort and ruins lend the forest a unique atmosphere.

Bandhavgarh National Park – Jungles of central India written about in Rudyard Kipling “Jungle Book”. Plenty to see in this small park (168 Sq miles) set around a historic site, with carvings, temples and an ancient fort. It has highest concentration of tigers in a tourist zone, who are vehicle friendly..

Our cultural triangle tour takes us to “Pink City” and the land of royals - Jaipur, with its fading grandeur and martial glory. We enjoy two nights here. We next journey to Agra - the land of the greatest monument built as tribute to eternal love for a night, before moving to Central India. We take back a bagful of memories of an unforgettable holiday in wild and exotic India.


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Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Meet and transfer to hotel Claridges / Oberoi Maidens. Delhi, Capital City of independent India rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments and two old capital buildings complexes-including the present seat of Government, designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Cosmopolitan hotels, shopping, and fine restaurants abound. Delhi also offers a glimpse into the real India: the labyrinthine street bazaars of Old Delhi, and the temples and monuments of Indian’s chequered colonial past. In the deepest sense, from Old Delhi’s Red fort and Jama Masjid mosque to New Delhi’s chic art galleries and nightclubs, Delhi is profoundly an Indian city.


Day 2 - Delhi / Ranthambore

Morning train to Ranthambore. Ranthambhore National Park was initially established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Indian Government, and was declared to be one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore finally gained the status of national park in 1980. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of the western state of Rajasthan, it is bound to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. Meet and transfer to lodge. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at Dev Vilas Lodge


Day 3 - Ranthambore

Morning and Afternoon game drives to view Indian wildlife. Overnight at Dev Vilas Lodge


Day 4 - Ranthambore

Morning and Afternoon game drives to view Indian wildlife. Overnight at Dev Vilas Lodge


Day 5 - Ranthambore / Jaipur

Morning game drive. Later drive 4 hours to Jaipur. Surrounded on three sides by the rugged Aravali Hills and celebrated for its striking pink buildings, Jaipur, or the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It is a marvellous synthesis of architectural influences - Hindu, Jain and Mughal, and is one of the few well planned cities of yore. Overnight at Alsisar hotel or similar


Day 6 - Jaipur

Full day tour of Jaipur. Overnight at Alsisar hotel or similar


Day 7 - Jaipur / Agra

Morning drive 5 hours to Agra. Agra the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Agra, more than being a city, is a synonym for the Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Home to this mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his beloved empress, the Taj Mahal is often described as a 'dream in marble'. Afternoon tour of Taj Mahal. Overnight at Jaypee palace hotel,Agra.


Day 8 - Agra / Jhansi / Panna

Early morning train to Jhansi and then drive 6 hours to Panna National Park. The Panna National park (544 Sq Km) , a Project Tiger Reserve, is known for large cats, deer and antelope (nilgai), lies a short way east of world famous temple town of Khajuraho, spreading across a landscape of rocky hills and ravines covered mostly by scrubby deciduous forest. Panna is best visited in winter, as the entire area gets extremely hot during summer – though there is a better chance then of seeing tigers as they emerge in search of water. Overnight at Lodge


Day 9 - Panna / Bandhavgarh

Morning game drive. Later drive 5 hours to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh (pronounced Bandogarh) is not very far from Rewa, famous as the original home of the (albino) white tiger, but now found only in zoos. Before becoming National Park in 1968, it was the game reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. Though it involves quite a journey one might be rewarded with sighting one of the few tigers left in wild. Bandhavgarh Park is set in extremely rugged terrain with many hills. The marshes which used to be perennial now support a vast grassland savannah. There are also interesting cave shrines scattered around Bandhavgarh park, with Brahmi inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC. One can visit the archaeological remains of a fort believed to be 2000 years old. Overnight at Kings Lodge


Day 10 - Bandhavgarh

Morning and Afternoon game drives to view Indian wildlife. Overnight at Kings Lodge


Day 11 - Bandhavgarh

Morning and Afternoon game drives.  Overnight at Kings Lodge


Day 12 - Bandhavgarh

Morning and Afternoon game drives. Overnight at Kings Lodge


Day 13 - Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho / Delhi

Early morning drive 5 hours to Khajuraho airport to board flight to Delhi. Meet and transfer to Delhi hotel


Day 14 - Delhi / Overseas

Transfer to airport for flight to onwards destination


October- March

 

TOFTThe Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Claridges / Oberoi Maidens
Dev Vilas Lodge
Alsisar Haveli
Hotel Jaypee Palace
Ken River lodge
Kings Lodge

Oberoi Maidens

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi's oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees and tennis courts, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments, and famous shopping center Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes.

Situated in the North Delhi residential area with big " Turn of the Century" bungalows and the bank of the river Yamuna on the east; close to the University of Delhi Campus. The hotel lies within walking distance of the main Interstate bus terminal. Late 19th century architectural elegance is reflected in the classical rooms and the elegant restaurants.


Dev Vilas Lodge

Set in three and a half acres of land, the building in Indo-Saracen style takes a cue from the Shikaar or hunting lodges built by the Maharajahs. It follows the traditional architectural lines, inspiring romance and adventure and is located nearest to the entrance of the National Park.

Situated in a eco-sensitive zone, the hotel responsibly uses recycled water for non-consumable plantations on its property. The building has also been designed to harvest all rain water and re-charge ground water using traditional storage system.

Dev Vilas is also one of India's first hotels designed to be friendly to the physically challenged.


Alsisar Haveli

Located in the heart of the Pink City,  Haveli has been aesthetically restored, incorporating in itself the grandeur of traditional Rajput architecture.

A rambling courtyard dominates the front façade of the Haveli. This area was once used for get-togethers by the men folk of the house, it is now open for guests to enjoy food and drink while they witness puppet shows and folk dance performances. Well manicured gardens and a rippling marble fountain surrounded by lush greenery provide a haven of serenity for a weary traveler.

 


Hotel Jaypee Palace

The regal Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, a glorious structural blend of red sandstone and marble, is spread over an unbounded 25 acres of elegantly landscaped luxuriant greenery. Sprinkled with enormous water bodies and endless walkways, this magical creation impeccably blends Mughal and contemporary architecture with modern amenities.

Leading the way to luxurious rooms and suites, the impressive interiors along the way set the tone for a majestic way.


Ken River lodge

Spread over 30 acres of pristine jungle, Ken River Lodge, popularly known as the Tree House, is a wildlifer’s paradise. It is Situated on the banks of river Ken, adjoining the 542 sq km Panna Tiger Reserve. Situated 26km. from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India. It offers a unique blend of traditional royal hospitality and comfortable country living in cottages and deluxe huts.


Kings Lodge

The lodge is spread in a sprawling estate of 12 acres in Rancha village (8-10 minutes from the park gate) and is surrounded by Sal forested hills on all sides. It has 10 cottage rooms and 8 stilt cottage rooms with en-suite modern bathrooms. All cottage rooms have large open verandahs overlooking Sal forest and grasslands.


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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi / Ranthambore
Day 3 - Ranthambore
Day 4 - Ranthambore
Day 5 - Ranthambore / Jaipur
Day 6 - Jaipur
Day 7 - Jaipur / Agra
Day 8 - Agra / Jhansi / Panna
Day 9 - Panna / Bandhavgarh
Day 10 - Bandhavgarh
Day 11 - Bandhavgarh
Day 12 - Bandhavgarh
Day 13 - Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho / Delhi
Day 14 - Delhi / Overseas

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