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11 days
Your flight departure on this day.
Your flight arrive into Delhi at 00:30AM. Meet-assistance, Welcome on arrival with
fresh flower garlands, transfer to domestic airport for your flight to Jabalpur departure at
06:55AM. Arrivalat 08:55AM. Arrive Jabalpur, meet-assist & transfer to Kanha, { a
covering distance 175kms & 4 ½ hours}, arrive Kanha, transfer to your respective
Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: KANHA
After breakfast, Morning & Evening visits Kanha National Park by Jeep Safari
with Naturilist – The Kanha National Park, stretching over 940 sq km, the vegetation,
chiefly made of sal and bamboo forests, grasslands and
streams, this park is the sole habitat of the rare hardground
barasingha. The forests of the Banjar valley and Halon
valley, respectively forming Kanha’s western and eastern
halves, had even , at the turn of the century, been famous for
their deer and tiger population. By a special statute in 1955,
Kanha National Park came into being. Since then, a string of
stringent conservation programmes have been launched, for
the overall protection of the park’s fauna and flora. It is one of the most well-maintained
National Parks in Asia, and a major attraction for avid wildlife buffs all over the world.
The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital,
barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth
bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey,
mongoose, tiger, and leopard. The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails,
pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring
doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, beeeater,
hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and
fly catchers. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave by private vehicle to Bandhavgarh, { a total covering distance
189kms & 5 hours}, on arrival transfer to your respective Hotel. Rest of the day free.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, Morning & Evening visit
Bandhavgarh National Park with naturalist.
Bandhavgarh National Park is located around
195 km off Jabalpur and 210 km off Khajuraho
in Madhya Pradesh. Considered as the crown in
the wildlife heritage of Madhya Pradesh,
Bandhavgarh is known for the Royal Bengal
Tigers, cheetals, leopard, gaur, sambhar, and
many more faunal species. Bandhavgarh
National Park is nestled in the Vindhya
mountain range of Central India full of hills and
reverines. Though, very small in comparison to Kanha or other parks of Madhya Pradesh,
the park hosts almost the same number of tigers or any other wildlife animal. Apart from
tigers and leopards, Bandhavgarh is also extremely productive for medium-sized bison
At Bandhavgarh you can find moist deciduous forest, as at Kanha National Park. At
higher altitudes, the flora tends to move towards mixed forests. With the highest density
of tigers, Bandhavgarh is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in India for the
wildlife preservers and enthusiasts. The park is also home of the white (albino) tiger.
There are a number of other rare species moving around in Bandhavgarh National Park
like sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, muntjac, nilgai, chinkara, and wild pigs. There are
also interesting cave shrines scattered around the park, with Brahmi inscriptions dating
from the first century B.C.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Set amongst the Vindhyas, in Madhya Pradesh,
Bandhavgarh is a small
national park, but with the
highest known density of
tiger population in India.
This is also known as
White Tiger territory.
These have been found in
the old state of Rewa for
many years. The other species found in abundance in
Bandhavgarh are the gaur or Indian bison, the sambar, the barking deer and the nilgai.
Bandhavgarh Fort: No records remain to show wen Bandhavgarh fort was constructed.
It is thought, however, to be some 2,000 years old, and there are references to it in the
ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Siva Purana. Various dynasties have ruled
the fort: for example, the Maghas from the 1st century A.D.. the Vakatakas from the 3rd
century; the Sengars from the 5th century and the kalachuris from the 10th century. In the
13 century A.D., the Baghels took over, ruling from Bandhavgarh until 1617, when
Maharajah Vikramditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa. The last inhabitants deserted
the fort in 1935. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave by private vehicle to Khajuraho, {a total covering distance of
210kms & 4 ½ hours}, on arrival transfer to your respective hotel.
PM – city sightseeing temples of Khajuraho.
Khajuraho situated in the heart of northern part of the state Madhya Pradesh in India.It is
famous for its splendid temples.exquisitely carved
temples in stones. Apart from the temples,
Khajuraho is a small village but a thousand years
ago it was a large city. These temples were built
during the reign of the Chandela dynasty.Khajuraho
is also famous for its legendary Khajuraho dance
festival. The temples of Khajuraho are dedicated
to Gods and Goddesses like Shiva, Jagadamba and
Vishnu . These temples are example of exemplary
sculptural art and architecture. The city is known to
the world for its erotic sculptures.These temples are thousand years old.Close to
Khajuraho is a small village populated by no more than 3,000 residents.Khajuraho is
visited every year by tourists from all over the world. Temples of Khajuraho have been
standing for more than 10 centuries during this period they have witnessed carnage and
have faced natures fury. Out of the 85 temples that were originally built only 20 have
survived and are taken care of as these temples were declared a world heritage site.
Khajuraho has always been famous for its temples and has been most visited city in India
after Taj Mahal in Agra. Apart from its temples Khajuraho has also another tourist
attraction in its dance festival that is held every year. Sculptures – The image together
with its pedestal is carved out of one piece of yellow sandstone and is exquisitely finished
to a glossy lustre. The colossal Varaha is s powerfully modelled sculpture of a boar
decorated all over with neat rows of figures of gods and goddesses totalling 674 executed
in relief. On the front of the muzzle between the two nostrils is depicted four-armed
Saraswati seated in ‘lalitasana’
holding ‘veena’ in one pair of hands and lotus and book in the other. The nine planets
divided into groups of four and five are carved respectively on the right and left sides of
the muzzle below the ears.
Water-divinities riding on ‘makaras’ and carrying water jars are carved on the hoofs to
represent the rise of the boar from the waters and the ‘Dikpalas’ are figures on the legs to
suggest the cosmic character of the deity. The tail end of the serpent,
which was described by Cunningham as supporting the Boar’s tail, is now mutilated. To
the mouth end of the serpent is attached a mutilated dwarf figure with a peculiar head
which may represent Garuda. Overnight stay in Hotel at Khajurhao.
After breakfast, leave by private vehicle to Jhansi Railway Staion for superfast express
train to Delhi, via Orchha, { a covering distance of 170kms & 3 ½ hours}
Orchha – Lying on the road to Khajuraho, Orchha is famous for its palaces and temples
built in the 17th and 18th centuries and was once the
capital of the Bundela Rajputs. The Jehangir Mahal, the
Chaturbhuj Mandir and the Laxmi Mandir are worth
visiting. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone,
frozen in time; a rich legacy to the ages. For on this
medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the
places and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th
and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection.
The word Orchha literally means hidden place. Once the capital of the Bundelas, it is
now just a village set among a wonderful complex of well-preserved palaces and temples.
It was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap and it
remained the capital till 1783, when nearby Tikamgarh became the new capital. Orchha’s
golden age was during the first half of the 17th century. Of the succeeding rulers, the
most notable was Raja Bir Singh Deo who ruled for almost 22 years. The Temples -
Orchha’s impressive temples date back to the 16th century. They are still in use today and
are visited regularly by thousands of devotees.Ram Raja Temple – This is the main
temple in the centre of the modern village and also the only temple where Lord Ram is
worshipped as Raja (king). Originally a palace, it was turned into a temple when an
image of Lord Ram temporarily installed proved impossible to move. Chaaaturbhuj
Temple – This is built on a massive stone platform and reached by a steep flight of steps.
It was specially constructed to enshrine the image of Lord Rama that remained in the
Raja Ram temple. Laxmi Narayan Temple – Linked to the Raja Ram temple by a
flagstone path, the style of this temple is an interesting synthesis of fort and temple
moulds. The interior contains the most exquisite of Orchha’s wall paintings. The murals
are vibrant compositions covering a variety of spiritual and secular subjects. The
Chhatris – There are about 14 chhatris (cenotaphs) or memorials to the rulers of Orchha,
grouped along the Kanchan Ghat of the Betwa River. Strewn around the area are little
shrines and memorials, each with its own poignant history, each contributing to the
nostalgic beauty is Orchha.
Later transfer to Jhansi Railway Station for train to Delhi departure from Jhansi at
17:55PM. Arrival at 22:30PM. Arrive Delhi, meet-assist & transfer to your
respective Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 8: DELHI
After breakfast, Sightseeing of Delhi – Old Delhi – Red Fort: [ Closed on
Monday ]
The red stone walls of the fort extend from 2kms and vary
in height from 18m on the riverside to 33m on the city side.
The hall of public audiences, the hall of private audiences,
the royal baths and Moti Masjid built by Aurangzeb for
himself are
part of the
immense fort. Jama Masjid: Jama
Masjid or the Jami Masjid was built by the
Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, between
1644 and 1658 and is the final
architectural piece built by him. Situated
in the ancient town of Old Delhi, this pride
of the Mughals was built by five thousand
artisans. The mosque stands on Bho Jhala,
which is one of the old Mughal capital
cities of Shahjahanbad. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahanuma, or “mosque
commanding view of the world”, this magnificent structure is the largest and most
exquisite mosque in India and is made up of alternate vertical strips of red
sandstone and white marble.
Rajghat: 4 km away from Janpath to the N-East of Feroz Shah near Delhi Gate at Ring
Rd on the bank of Jamuna situated Rajghat. Jawaharlal
Nehru Rd also ends opp. Rajghat. On 31st Jan. 1948,
Mahatma Gandhi’s last rites was performed here. The
memorial stone of
Gandhi is square in
shape made of black
stone. His last ward-
‘Hey Ram’ is inscribed on it. Ordinary people, VIPs,
foreign tourists all come here at Rajghat to pay their
homage to him. On every Friday (the day of his death)
a prayer is being held. Except Monday, a regular
feature of projecting Gandhi philosophy in picture,
sculpture and photos from 10-00 to 17-00 is being performed at Rajghat. Gandhi
Memorial Museum:- This personal museum displays the relics of Mahatma Gandhi.
There are original copies of his correspondence as well as photostats of his letters and
the journals he published. These are further supplemented by microfilms and a number
of photographs which depict the various aspects of his invaluable contribution to
modern India.
Day 9: DELHI
New Delhi-Laxmi Narayan Temple:
After breakfast, New Delhi sightseeing.
Commonly known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is
a famous Hindu temple, constructed in the year
1938 by Raja Baldev Das Birla and it was
inaugurated by Mahatama Gandhi. Located in
the heart of Delhi the shrine is dedicated to
Godess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. People of all
religion and faiths can worship in the temple but
one can enter the temple only bare foot. The
temple incorporates numerous images and idols
depicting several gods and goddess of Indian mythology.
Bahai Temple:- The temple represents the Bahai faith
which is broad in its
outlook, scientific in the
influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men. It
signifies the purity and the universality of the lord and
equality of all religions. Visited by over four million
people, annually, this gleaming lotus- like marble
structure is located on Bahapur Hills (South Delhi) and it
is the seventh and most recent Bahai houses of worship in
the world. The temple is a must visit for every tourist
who comes to Delhi. This structure, completed in 1986, is
a marvel of modern architecture. Set amidst pools and
gardens, the view of the temple is very spectacular just
before dusk when the temple is flood lit. Chattarpur Mandir:- Chattarpur Mandir is
located beyond the Qutb Minar in Mehrauli. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, is
built in South Indian style. The temple complex is spread over a large area with beautiful
lawns and gardens. Though devotees visit these temples throughout the year, the main
attraction comes during the Navarathri festival, when devotees come from far and near.
During this time, there are special bus services provided to the devotees. India Gate:
The 42m high stone “Arch of triumph”, erected in the memory of Indian soldiers who
died in the First World War. This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000
Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It was built in 1931, designed by Lutyens, and
was originally called the All India War Memorial. The names of the soldiers are inscribed
on the walls of the arc of the gate. Later in 1971, an eternal flame was lit here in memory
of the unknown soldiers who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
Humayun’s Tomb: This tomb, which as built by
emperor Humanyun’s wife, took eight years to complete.
The emperor’s wife Begai Begum was buried in the tomb
and the structure is first of its kind built in the center of a
well – planned garden. The combination of white marble
and red sand stone was a great influence on later Mughal
architecture. It is generally regarded as a prototype of the
famed Taj Mahal of Agra. The Mughals brought with them
their love for gardens, fountains and water. The first mature
example of Mughal
architecture in India.
HUMAYUN’S TOMB, was built in AD 1565. Designed by
Presian architect, Mirza Ghyas, Humayun’s Tomb shows a
marked shifts from the persian tradition of using coloured
tiles for ornamentation. Qutab Minar:- The building
complex dates Back to the onset of Muslim rule in India
and are fine examples of Afghan architecture. The highest stone tower in India, the Qutub
Minar was built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192. The
Minar is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres. The first storey of the Qutb
Minar was completed in the lifetime of Qutbuddin. His son- in-law and successor,
Iltumush, added the next three storeys. Rashtrapati Bhavan: The official residence of
the president of India stands at the opposite end of the Rajpath from India Gate.
Completed in 1929, the palace-like building is an interesting blend of Mughal and
Western architectural styles, the most obvious Indian feature being the huge copper
dome. Rajpath: The Rajpath [ Kingsway] is another focus of Lutyens’ New Delhi. It is
immensely broad and is flanked on either side by ornamental ponds. The Republic Day
parade is held here every 26 January, and millions gather to enjoy the spectacle.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10: DELHI
Free at leisure.
Transfer from your hotel to Delhi International airport for your flight to Frankfurt.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HAVE A NICE FLIGHT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Using Hotels:-
Kanha Tulip Tiger Resort / Baghira Log Hut or Similar
Bandhavgarh Royal Tiger Resort / Similar
Khajuraho Clarks / Usha Bundela
Delhi Ashok Country Resort / Hans Plaza / Sahara Resort
Prices Inclusive of:-
- Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
- 02 Night’s accommodation in Kanha with all meals.{ B,L,D}
- 02 Nights accommodation in Bandhavgarh with all meals.{B,L,D}.
- 01 Night accommodation in Khajuraho with breakfast basis.{BB}
- 04 Nights accommodation in Delhi with breakfast basis. {BB}
- Meet-assistance at Airport / Hotels & Railway Station.
- All transfers as per itinerary by private AC Vehicle..
- Tours, Sightseeing & excursion as per itinerary by private AC Vehicle.
- Local German Speaking guide in Delhi
- 02 Jeep Safari in Kanha National Parks with naturalist.
- 02 Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh with naturalist.
- Entrances to Monuments as per itinerary.
- Train ticket in AC Chair car from Jhansi to Delhi.
- All present State & Central government taxes.
- VAT & Service Tax 4.896%.
The Price does not includes :-
- Any International or Domestic airfare.
- Meal – Lunch & Dinner except where mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any expenses of personal nature like table drinks.
- Telephone call / fax.
- Any donations / Driver tips.
- Video Camera fees.
- Or which is not mentioned above.


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