Highlights: Delhi - Bandhavgarh National Park - Agra
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Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges and the eastern flank of Satpura hill range Bandhavgarh National Park 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.
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Day 1: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight
Day 2: Delhi
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Katni by 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 16 th 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 train for Katni
Day 4: Katni to Bandhavgarh by surface
Arrive Katni railway station
Upon arrival at Katni railway station you will drive to Bandhavgarh, which was declared as National Park in 1968. It is small National Park, compact, full of game and the highest tiger population in India
Day 5 and 6: Bandhavgarh
Morning and Afternoon you will enjoy game drive in Bandhavgarh National Park
Day 7: Bandhavgarh to Katni by surface
Katni to Agra by train Mahakaushal Express
Morning you will enjoy game drive in Bandhavgarh National Park
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer from hotel to Katni railway station in time to board train for Agra
Overnight on board
Day 8: Agra
Arrive Agra railway station
Upon arrival at Agra, check in at your hotel
Afternoon enjoy visiting the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. visit the 16 th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river. and Tomb of Itmad-ud- Daulah also called as Baby Taj.
Day 9: Agra to Delhi by surface
After breakfast drive to Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi, check in at hotel
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel
Day 10: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
Transfer from hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow
- Flights from London with Etihad Airlines
- Airport taxes
- 3 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast in Delhi and Agra
- 3 nights accommodation on full board basis at Bandhavgarh
- 2 overnight train Delhi / Katni and Katni / Delhi by first class air-conditioned sleeper
- All transfers as per itinerary
- 4 game drives at Bandhavgarh National Park by shared open Jeep
- As per Itinerary