Highlights: Delhi - Bandhavgarh
Other departures: Manchester - £1599, Birmingham - £1599
Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges and the eastern flank of Satpura hill range Bandhavgarh N.P. is one of the best places to see Indian wildlife. The Reserve, named after its highest hill Bandhavgarh (807m.) at its centre, was the former hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. With less undergrowth than normal, the reserve offers better sightings of wildlife, most notably mammals, including the daylight sightings of Tigers in the grassy ‘maidans’. Don’t forget your camera!
Highlights of the Tour:
* Unique experience of travelling by train in India
* See the Majestic Tigers in their natural habitat
Hotel featured or similar:
Delhi - Royal Plaza
Bandhavgarh - Nature Heritage
Day 1: London to Delhi
Arrive Delhi airport. Upon arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
Day 2: Delhi to Bandhavgarh(by Overnight train)
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.Transfer to H.Nizamuddin railway station to board overnight train for Katni.
Day 3: Katni to Bandhavgarh
Arrive Katni railway station, Katni to Bandhavgarh
Upon arrival at Katni railway station you will travel by road to Bandhavgarh for a 2 nights stay. Bandhavgarh is a small National Park, compact, yet full of game and the highest tiger population in India. It is also known as the White Tiger country, which has been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 & 5: Bandhavgarh
Both days Morning safaris.Both days Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6: Bandhavgarh to Katni by surface Katni to Delhi by train
Breakfast at hotel Transfer from hotel to Katni railway station in time to board overnight train for Delhi. Overnight on board
Day 7: Delhi
Arrive H.Nizamuddin railway station,Upon arrival at H.Nizamuddin railway station meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel.Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 8: Delhi to London Heathrow
Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow
- Flight from London with Virgin Atlantic
- Airport taxes
- 2 nights train for the sector Delhi/Katni and Katni/Delhi by second class air-conditioned sleeper
- All transfers, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by air-conditioned car
- Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
- 2 Game drive at Bandhavgarh National by shared open Jeep
- 5 nights accommodation as per itinerary
- As per Itinerary