TEMPLES & TIGERS
DELHI | JAIPUR | RANTHAMBORE | BHARATPUR | AGRA | KHAJURAHO | VARANASI | KATHMANDU | CHITWAN | DELHI
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
Transfer to hotel. Full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi to include the Mughal gardens, India Gate, Parliament House, Bahai Temple & the Qutab Minar. Lunch will be at the Mehrauli village complex. After lunch proceed to the historic Old city, visit Rajghat - Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, India’s largest Mosque the Jama Masjid, visit to the famous silver street “Chandini Chowk” & the magnificent Red Fort, where you shall also witness a son-et-lumiere. Dinner at a restaurant called Chor Bazaar, where the buffet is spread on a vintage car. Overnight Delhi.
DAY 2: DELHI - JAIPUR (6 hrs)
Drive to Jaipur stopping enroute at Amber for a tour of the hilltop fort on elephant back. Check into Palace hotel. Post lunch tour of city palace, observatory & palace of winds. Evening view puppet shows. Overnight Jaipur
DAY 3: JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE (3 hrs).
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Ranthambore arriving by lunch. Check into Jungle Resort. Post lunch jeep tour of the park with a naturalist. Evening view tiger film as you enjoy a bonfire dinner. Overnight Ranthambore.
DAY 4: RANTHAMBORE - BHARATPUR (6 hrs)
Drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary with a brief stopover at Karauli palace for lunch. Check into forest lodge/palace, Evening rickshaw/canoe tour of the sanctuary to view a variety of migratory birds including the rare Siberian crane. Overnight Bharatpur.
DAY 5: BHARATPUR - AGRA (2 hrs)
Morning free to bird watch and view wildlife. Later drive to Agra via the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Check into hotel. Post lunch tour of the Taj Mahal & the fabulous Agra fort. Overnight Agra.
DAY 6: AGRA - KHAJURAHO
Morning free. Later board afternoon flight to Khajuraho. Transfer to hotel. Evening tour of southern group of the famous Chandela temples. Overnight Khajuraho.
DAY 7: KHAJURAHO - VARANASI
Morning tour of eastern group of temples. Later board afternoon flight to Varanasi. Transfer to hotel. Evening boat cruise on the Ganges to view the ghats.
DAY 8: VARANASI - KATHMANDU
Half day city tour of temples and excursion to Sarnath. Post lunch flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
DAY 9: KATHMANDU
Half day tour of city palace, Patan & Swayambhunath. Evening view Nepalese cultural dances. Overnight Kathmandu.
DAY 10: KATHMANDU - CHITWAN
Drive to Chitwan National Park.Transfer to jungle lodge. The park is known for its tiger and Rhino sightings. Safaries are conducted on elephant back, canoes & landrovers. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
DAY 11: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Morning and evening jungle safari. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
DAY 12: CHITWAN - DELHI
Fly to Kathmandu for connecting flight to Delhi & transfer to Waterbanks Island resort near Delhi (only 25 kms from International Airport) can be reached only by boats & the place abounds with a variety of birds, deer & lots of flora & fauna Evening farewell lakeside bar-be-cue dinner. Late night or early morning transfer to International airport to board your flight home.