Temple Tiger In Central India

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations: Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Welcome in India . Garlanding at airport .On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of day is free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.


DAY-02: Delhi

After breakfast city tour of old Delhi and New delhi ..

Red Fort :Built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.

Rashtrapati Bhawan : The president's mansion is situated on Raisina Hill in the center of Delhi, overlooking the green lawns around India Gate. This elegant building, is truly worth seeing, for its architectural beauty and historic significance. The beautiful Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhawan, which are open to the public in spring, are an added attraction.

Parliament House :Located in Central Delhi, this elegant building with its wide pillared walkways and large halls, is worth a visit, to see the corridors of power where India's lawmakers and statesmen decide the future of India. Raj Ghat : The memories of Mahatma Gandhi.

India Gate :Situated on Rajpath, in the center of Delhi, this 42-meter high arch, was designed by Edwin Lutyens, in memory of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the first World War. Their names can be seen inscribed on the arch. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, burns in memory of the unknown soldier, beneath the shelter of the arch, which is surrounded by green lawns, fountains and water bodies - an evergreen picnic zone in the heart of central Delhi..

Birla Mandir Laxmi Narayan Temple :It was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer centre and contains idols of several deities. Interestingly, Mahatma Gandhi, who inaugurated the temple, was also a regular visitor to it.

Bahai Temple :This aesthetically designed monument, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, because the white marble structure is built to in the shape of a lotus, set amidst, lakes and green lawns. It is a serene house of meditation, within which there are no idols and total silence prevails, so all can meditate in complete peace. Overnight at hotel.


Day 03: Delhi / Jhansi (by shatabdi exp)

Transfer to Railway station to board train for Jahnsi. Jhansi/Orchha(Drive:40kms/01hours) .On arrival Jhansi drive to Orchha. On arrival check-in at hotel .Afternoon Visit Orchha , There are a number of tourist spots in Orchha. The main attraction of Orchha is the Orchha fort complex, located on an island on River Betwa, having a number of palaces to visit within it. A four-arched bridge leads to the fort complex on the island. The Jahangir Mahal, which was built by Bir Singh Deo in the early part pf the 17th century to mark the visit of the Mughal Emperor, is an important monument of this fort. It is known for its delicate work on one hand and balanced with strong masonry on the other. Raj Mahal, the second palace in this fort complex is well known for its murals, depicting religious themes. The Rai Parveen Mahal, dedicated to the 17th-century poetess-musician, is the third palace within this complex and is set amongst well-laid gardens. There are a number of interesting temples to visit in Orchha. The Raja Ram Temple, which was formerly a palace, is an important tourist spot. Overnight at hotel


Day 04 :Orchha / Khajuraho (150kms/04hrs)

In morning drive to Khajuraho .On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit chandela,s temples..The beautiful temples that dot the town of Khajuraho are believed to have been built by the mighty Chandela rulers in 9th and 10th century AD. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic . ..The Kandariya Mahadeo is considered the most evolved example of central Indian temple architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is also the largest of Khajuraho's temples. The Lakshmana Temple is one of the oldest and finest of the western group of temples. The temple is rather big with four other shrines attached to it. Although the general norm in other temples is three bands of sculpture, this temple has only two. Recurrent themes are battles, hunting and women. In evening enjoy light and sound show .Overnight at hotel.


Day 05 : Khajuraho / Bandhvagarh (Drive:210kms/05hrs)

In morning drive to Bandhvagarh .On arrival check-in at hotel .In evening visit to park for game viewing . 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. Overnight at hotel .


Day 06 : In Bandhvagarh

In early morning visit to park for game viewing .The park area is 448 sqkm, of which 105 sq km is the core area. The density of tiger population is among the highest in India. The tigers once roamed freely here but due to extensive hunting, their population came down drastically. The national park holds some 250 odd species of birds along the streams and marshes. Reptilian fauna include cobra, krait, viper, rat snake, python, turtle and a large number of lizard varieties.Afternoon visit Bandhvagarh Fort, Built by the Maharajas of Rewa, Bandhavgarh Fort is located well within the Bandhavgarh National Park. The fort is situated at an altitude of 800 m and gives panoramic view of the wildlife preserve as well as surrounding countryside. There is a small stream call Charganga that flows besides the fort. In the way to the fort you can also see a number of statues and temples, the most famous of all is a rock-cut statue of Lord Vishnu .Overninght at hotel


Day 07 : Bandhvagarh / Jabalpur (Drive:164kms/03hrs)

In morning drive to Jabalpur .On arrival Jabalpur check-in at hotel . Jabalpur is situated on the banks of holy river Narmada and is surrounded by rocky hills, hence it is also called as the "the city of the rocks." It got its name from Saint Jabali Pattanam or Jabal (in Arabic meaning rocks). It was the capital of the medieval Gond rulers but later it became the capital of the Kalchuri Kings and the Marathas until the British seized it.Afternoon visit Rani Durgavati Museum :This museum is dedicated to the memory of the great Queen Durgavati, and it houses a fine collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics . BHEDHAGHAT : Waterfall at Bheraghat provides an unforgettable experience. The principal attraction here is the marble rocks. .Overnight at hotel .


Day 08 : Jabalpur / Kanha National Park (Drive:160kms/03hrs)

In morning drive to Kanha .On arrival check-in at hotel .Kanha is one of India largest national park,covering area is 1945 sqkm includind a core zone of 940sqkm. 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. Late evening visit to park for game viewing .Overnight at hotel.


Day 09 : In Kanha

Earley morning visit park for game viewing. 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, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers. Over night at hotel


Day 10 : Leave Kanha

Transfer to airport( Nagpur/Jabalpur) to board flight for onwards destination .

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