13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Kanha National Park - Bandhavgarh National Park - Khajuraho – Gwalior - Agra – Delhi
Northern India is sanctified with great diversity in every field and is also considered to be the hub for the historic and cultural heritage of India. This province has a diverse landscape and is home to an inclusive range of wildlife species and several beautiful species of feathered creatures. Discover the historical part and the wild side of northern India with all its richness and explore deep into India’s diversity. Hence, North India has loads of popular national parks like Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks. The itinerary of 14 Days India Wildlife with Cultural Tour offers you to reconnoitre the culture and wildlife in North India in the best way.
Get ready to experience the best of Indian wildlife and culture as you advance to some of India’s finest destinations like New Delhi, Gwalior, Agra, and many others. Through this 14 Days India Wildlife with Cultural Tour you will get a chance to admire the marvellous beauty of the Taj Mahal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. The tour durations for fourteen days take you to the most exciting places in these cities and engross you in the beautiful surroundings of the national parks.
You get an opportunity to get the glimpses of the tigers and other rare species in Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park, amongst the most affluent wildlife destinations in India. Wildlife may like to roar but sometimes it is the silent ones you need to watch. The great national parks such as Kanha and Bandhavgarh are astonishing places with wildlife wandering around the ancient jungle. India is one big roost for many different types of species and a world of natural and cultural heritage.
Wildlife and Cultural highlight toursare audacious and superior. The grandness of a nation and its moral growth can be adjudicated from the culture and the way its animals are treated. TOI well prearranged this tour with the most prominent destination to give you the perfect picture and taste of varied cultures and species. This place allures their tourists by its intense beauty of flora, fauna, and folk. We are specialists in arranging India Wildlife and Cultural Tour Packages, you can pick any one of and we will customise the tour as per your requirements.
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This 14 Days India Wildlife with Cultural Tour begins on reaching the Delhi International Airport. Our tour representatives will meet you here and make all arrangements with the utmost care and will transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Check in to the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening you can go out for a leisurely walk nearby the compound. We ensure a hassle-free journey with timely arrangements.
Retire to the hotel and have a luxurious overnight stay in New Delhi.
After morning ravishing breakfast, this second day of this trip is booked for visiting the best of Delhi's attractions including Qutub Minar- it is the highest minaret in the city. Its construction was done in the year 1193 to rejoice the dominance of the Muslim community. It is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at present and located in Mehrauli. The vision of this wonderful monument takes you back to the rich history of India. An amazing architecture includes immaculate carvings which leave you bewitched. There are 379 steps in the tower and its balconies have decorative calligraphy of the Quran's verses. Above and beyond Qutub Minar, many other medieval ruins are found in this Qutub Complex, like Iron Pillar, the Alai Darwaza, Alauddin Khilji's Madrasa, Alai Minar and Qubbat-ul-Islam mosque. So, it has become a favourite picnic spot for Delhiites where they just relax in the backdrop.
Next, you will be followed to visit Red Fort- it is a famous historic fortification in old Delhi and the main residence of the emperor of the Mughal Dynasty. Became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an icon of India's culture and nationality. It is one of the most popular and major tourist attractions in Delhi. It was built in 1939 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and served as a residence for the royal family. The citadel is amazingly built in Mughal style but reflections of Hindu, Persian, and Timurid styles are also seen here.
As the day passes you will visit this huge Jama Masjid- is the largest mosque in India built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in between 1644-1658. Thousands of people offer their prayers in its courtyard at once. During Islamic festivals like Eid, the charm of this mosque reaches a new height. The Minarets and cupolas are few notable features of this mosque which is primarily built of red-sandstone and white-marble. Literally meaning World Reflecting Mosque, it was the last of Shah Jahan's remarkable collection of architecture.
Later on, you will move to see the most popular Raj Ghat- it holds great significance in Indian History. It is a place where Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation was cremated followed by his assassination in the year 1948. The Ghat sits in the midst of a pretty plush green garden. This place is visited by locals as well as foreigners and several delegates to pay their homage to the Father of the Nation. Next move towards Laxmi Narayan Temple- it is also known as the Birla temple, is a Hindu temple and dedicated to Lord Narayan and Goddess Laxmi but has other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Buddha, and Krishna.
Now, you will move through the streets of Chandni Chowk for some shopping. This is one of Delhi's famous markets where you can buy everything from stationery to wedding goods. This place is rightly called a shopper’s paradise. The spice market of Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli is also the biggest spice market in all of Asia. Chandni Chowk's street food is much talked about in Delhi, which is cheap, filling, and unforgettable. Hence, the name Chandni Chowk came which means "moonlight place". Shopping here is fun as the market is scattered in several narrow streets and is swamped with vivacious varieties of apparel, perfumes, electronic accessories, jewellery, idols of deities, and other lifestyle goods and other attractions to explore.
Now, you will head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in New Delhi.
Early morning, after a delicious breakfast you will be transferred to your next landing place Jabalpur. It is an ancient city located on the shores of the River Narmada. A lively city with modern comforts, it is home to some British architecture along with attractive natural settings. Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park are also nearby making Jabalpur the most visited place by tourists.
On reaching Jabalpur meet our tour representatives and you will be escorted to your hotel.
Enjoy the overnight stay at Jabalpur.
In the morning, after your delicious breakfast, the day 4th is scheduled to take a drive to Kanha National Park. It will take 3 hours 25 minutes to reach. Upon arrival, day 4 and 5 allow you to spot some rare species of avifauna, flora, and fauna here. It is the largest National Park in central India and has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia. One of the best tiger reserves in India and spread over 940 sq km. over thick grassland. The royal Bengal tigers are one of the major attractions of this national park. The animal lovers will come across many different species like Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, foxes, jackals, wild cats, rat snakes, blackbucks, sambar, hyena, civets, porcupine, and many other creatures to be found in this National Park. Its natural beauty and serenity appeal to a lot of tourists from all over the world.
While exploring Kanha National Park, capturing the untamed and unseen variety of wild species will add more adventure to your trip. You can enjoy jungle safari and don’t forget to click pictures of wildlife in your shutterbugs as a memory for long.
As the day comes to end you will be moving back to your resort to spend an overnight and to get refreshed for the next day tour to the jungle at Kanha.
Get up early morning, this another day is again reserved for you to visit the national park, after a scrumptious meal, you will go for an excursion to Kanha national park. The park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s famous book – The Jungle Book and is home to various wildlife species. Grassy meadows and bamboo forests of this national park make it nature's retreat. This Kanha Tiger Reserve was created in 1974 under Project Tiger.
Go for a wildlife safari on this day too, along with our experts and explore the beautiful surroundings. A popular attraction of Kanha National Park is Sunset Point or Bamni Dadar provides a spectacular view of the park.
Later, return to the resort for the night stay in Kanha.
On this 6th day of your tour, after a revitalising breakfast, get ready to leave for Bandhavgarh. It will take 4 hours 15 minutes to reach via road. It is a legendary place that has much historical importance. The prominent tourist attraction is Bandhavgarh National Park which is famous for the endangered reserve of tigers.
Upon arrival, check in to the lodge/ resort for a comfortable overnight stay at Bandhavgarh.
Get up early morning as this day is reserved for an excursion to Bandhavgarh National Park. This is a popular national park and located in Madhya Pradesh state. It was declared a national park in 1968 which covers an area of 105 km sq. The park has a large breeding population of tigers, leopards, and other various species. Several stories of such tiger and tigress are told to the travellers, like those of Charger, Sita, and many more. More than 250 species of bird and 80 species of butterfly have called this park their home other than tigers, you can also spot numerous species of fauna, avifauna, and flora.
The park offers open jeep safari which is the best way to explore this wildlife habitat. It will add a more texture of fun and adventure to your expedition that will let you capture the amazing wildlife moments.
As the day comes to an end, return to lodge/ resort for a wonderful dinner and an overnight stay at Bandhavgarh.
Early morning, ready to spend this another day exploring the remaining area of Bandhavgarh National Park. This park is divided into four main sectors namely Tala, Panpatta, Magadhi, and Khitauli. Tala is the richest of all the zones and consists mainly of tigers. There are many creatures spotted here at the time of Jungle safari. Engross yourself in the natural ambience of the park and seizure the wildlife meticulously.
Later, return to the lodge/ resort for an overnight stay at Bandhavgarh.
Get Get up early in the morning and enjoy the refreshing breakfast in the serene surroundings of the Bandhavgarh. After breakfast, pack your bags and get ready to move for the next destination Khajuraho via road. It will take 5 hours to reach. It is one of the most famous towns of India and is located in the Chhatarpur district. This city is recognised for the ancient temple complexes, erotic edifices, and pristine beauty. The breathtaking sensuous sculptures that have attracted tourists from decades. This town is known around the world for its amazing monuments which are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On reaching this historical city, check in to the hotel to relax. Enjoy the rest of the day on your activity.
Enjoy your delectable dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Khajuraho.
After having breakfast, get ready to embark on the sightseeing tour of the city including Hindu temples of Devi Jagadamba Temple- it is one of a group of about 25 temples, the Chausath Yogini Temple- it is the oldest surviving temple of the Khajuraho and Lakshmana- this beautiful shrine is amongst the largest temples set in the Khajuraho complex and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The elaborate carvings made on the stone in Khajuraho will leave you awestruck. According to historians, these monuments were built by the Chandela Dynasty between 950 and 1050 CE. These archaeological marvels are spread over an area of 6 sq. km.
Leave the Khajuraho temple complex with vivid memories of beautiful sculptures and retire for the night in your hotel in Khajuraho.
On this 11th day of the tour get up early in the morning, have your energising breakfast and proceed for the next destination to Gwalior. Gwalior, the historical city of India is spread over 780 sq. km. Raja Suraj Sen founded this city which dates back to the 13th century. This city is located amidst the hills and has a majestic charm of palaces and glorious temples which speaks volumes of its glorious past. Today many areas of Gwalior like Morar Subcity, City Center, and Morar Subcity are rubbing shoulders with other metropolitan cities. It is ideal to say that Gwalior is a web of vogue and heritage. On its way, admire the beauty of the surroundings.
Upon arrival, check in to the pre-booked hotel for your stay. You will rest for a while to get some energy. After refreshing yourself, get up and ready for the Gwalior sightseeing tour to Gwalior Fort- this fort is referred to as the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind by Mughal Emperor Babur. The intermingling of Chinese and Indian style of architecture is impeccably in this fort. The whole fort complex is well preserved and consists of a defensive structure and the two main palaces such as Man Mandir and the Gujari Mahal built by Man Singh Tomar. In the evening, return to the hotel to stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy your dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Gwalior.
On this 12th day of the 14 Days India Wildlife with Cultural Tour, after having your breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to Agra. It is a city on the banks of Yamuna River in the state of Uttar Pradesh also home of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, and other architectural wonders from the Mughal Era. It will take 3 hours to reach.
On reaching, check-in at the pre-booked hotel for a comfortable stay. Relax and strengthen your muscles. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy the evening in Agra from the balcony of the hotel and make your mind for the next day jaunt. You can also explore nearby places or take a stroll on the hotel premises.
Enjoy your night stay at the hotel in Agra.
Start your 13th day with a delectable breakfast. After having your breakfast, embark on the sightseeing tour of Agra. It includes the most prominent attractions of the city. Firstly, you will pay a visit to the Taj Mahal- it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal commissioned by her husband Shah Jahan. In 1632 the construction was commissioned and it took about 22 years to finish the construction with over 20,000 artisans employed for crafting it. People regard it as a Jewel of Muslim Art in India. Calligraphy, pierce work, semi-precious, and many such detailing is done even the smallest corner of the Taj Mahal is so majestic. About 3 million travellers from around the globe visit this masterpiece every year to admire its beauty.
Along with this, several other monuments are a testimony of Mughal art and architecture. Other sightseeing spots included are Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah- it is often known as Baby Taj and Jewel Box. This is the first tomb in India made entirely of marble. This mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg was commissioned by her daughter and wife of Jahangir, Nur Jahan. It is positioned on the right bank of the Yamuna River. Exploring Itimad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb is like taking a step back in time into Agra's history. The structure is surrounded by a large cruciform garden with watercourses and pavements.
After an excursion of this beautiful Agra, ahead towards Fatehpur Sikri, it will take 45 minutes to reach Fatehpur Sikri- it flaunts some of the finest Mughal creations on the earth. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was founded in the 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. A city largely made of red sandstone. The city sits on a rocky ridge and encircled with walls.
Here are several other attractions to visit like Buland Darwaza- it is one of the largest gateways in the world and also known as the Gate of Magnificence. Tomb of Salim Chisti- it is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Jama Masjid- this mosque is the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri. Birbal's House- it is one of the important monuments and the residence of Raja Birbal. Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-e-aam, Ibadat Khana, Naubat Khana, and Anup Talao are some of the attractions of Fatehpur Sikri.
After this city excursion, return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay at Agra.
This is the last day of your 14 Days India Wildlife with Cultural Tour. End up your holidays with a hearty breakfast in your hotel room. After breakfast, pack your baggage and check out from the hotel and proceed towards New Delhi International Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey to your home. So, get timely reach to the New Delhi Airport / Railway Station. Back home with cherished memories.