The Tiger Trail
Duration: 11 Nights - 12 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01 / Arrival DelhiOn arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 / Delhi
After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi: OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 3 / Delhi – Corbett – (By road – 295 Kms)Leave from Delhi in the morning for Jim Corbett National Park – Famed for the Royal Bengal Tiger Corbett Tiger Reserve: India's first national park, radled in the foothills of the Himalayas at 3300 feet asl, spreads over an area of 520 sq km. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park. Corbett has the highest density of tiger in India. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear, deer. Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the marsh crocodile. There are watch towers, elephant safaris and jeep safaris for wildlife viewing. Reach at the resort check into the resort after some relax, catch the afternoon Jeep Safari inside the Tiger Reserve for Wildlife viewing. Overnight at Corbett.
Day 4 / Corbett National ParkTake the morning safari inside the Wildlife Sanctuary for your tryst with the big cats. Elephants are also available for dense jungle safaris on a first come first serve basis. Those interested in angling can try hooking the mahsheer fish for sport. Birding treks and horse safaris are also exciting options for the enthusiasts. In the evening, swap tall tales with fellow guests around a bonfire. Overnight at Corbett.
Day 5 / Corbett - Agra – (By road 340 Kms)Morning after having healthy breakfast drive to Agra on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit the the magnificient Taj Mahal -one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 / Agra - Bharatpur – (By road - 56 Kms)After having your breakfast visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later proceed for Bharatpur en route visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperorAkbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed, continue drive to Bharatpur. On arrival check in into hotel rest of the day is free. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bharatpur.
Day 7 / BharatpurMorning visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Bharatpur Bharatpur National Park is one of the finest bird parks in the world. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana Natiuonal Park) is a national reserve that is declared a reserve parks of India by the Government. That offers protection to faunal species and flora species as well. Indigenous water- birds, migratory water birds and waterside birds, siberian migrated birds, and many species of animals and mammals can be seen here. This is the paradise for the bird watchers. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bharatpur.
Day 8 / Bharatpur – Ranthambhore – (By road – 237 Kms)Start after breakfast for Ranthambhore - Ranthambore National Park is one of the best preserved National Parks of India and one of the highest densities of the Tigers. The sightings are pretty often and one can do the safaris either in Jeeps or in open trucks called Canters. Evening free at the resort and you can relax or watch some slides on the tiger. Overnight will be at resort.
Day 09 / RanthambhoreEarly morning go for a 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel. After lunch second visit to jungle and enjoy the game viewing again. Ranthambhore nestled in the rolling hills of the Aravalli and Vindhyachal ranges, 180 kms northwest of Jaipur lies the town of Sawai Madhopur. Founded in 1765 A.D., the town is named after its founder Sawai Madho-I of Jaipur. Today the town receives worldwide recognition for its famous and historical Ranthambhore National Park. The forest provides shelter to an amazing variety of plants and animals including about 300 plant species, over 50 aquatic plant species and more than a 100 species of herbs, climbers and grass. It is also home to over 270 species of birds and nearly 30 different species of mammals. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ranthambhore.
Day 10 / Ranthambhore – Jaipur – (By road – 180 Kms.)Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park. Later after breakfast drive to Jaipur - Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The Royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The city in pink is symbolic of the hospitality that reigned in the Rajput culture. On arrival transfer to hotel, rest of the day free for relax. Overnight will be at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 11 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 12 / Jaipur – Delhi – (By road 265 Kms 05 Hrs.)Morning after breakfast Drive to Delhi with an optional stop at Neemrana Fort palace for Lunch. Upon arrival transfer to airport to board the flight for onward Journey.