Wildlife Sampler Plus Agra, Jaipur & Varanasi (15 nts).
Why not cover the 3 major wildlife parks in North India
(2 in Madhya Pradesh both noted for spotting tigers as they contain the
higher densities in India and the third one in Rajasthan) and add the
Bharatpur bird sanctuary for viewing birds. Add to this a trip to Agra,
Jaipur & Varanasi to make it a complete tourism/wildlife experience.
Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itamadh-Udh-Dhaula, Fatehpur sikri.
Jaipur: The Palace of Winds, City Palace, Observatory, Amber Palace,
Jaigarh fort and many more.
Varanasi: Bathing ghats of Varanasi are one of greatest images
of India. Taking a boat ride along the Ganges in the morning is an experience
not to be missed. Other sights include: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Benares
Hindu University and a visit to Sarnath (the buddhist pilgrimage point).
Kanha Wildlife Reserve: This is one of the best wildlife parks
in India. Excellent for spotting the elusive tiger.
Bandavgarh Wildlife Reserve: This is one wildlife park withone
of the highest densitiies in India for tigers. Excellent for spotting
the elusive tiger.
Ranthambore: Excellent wildlife park containing varied forms of
wildlife including Nilgai Antelope, wild boa, Langur & the elusive
tiger. Note: Ranthambore wildlife park is closed in the summer, however,
you can visit ManSingh Sanctuary where you can spot varied wildlife excluding
tigers. Rathambore park is also a great place for walks to the Fort
and nature trails and excellent place to view sunsets & sunrises in
a quiet retreat area in the wildlife off-peak season time.
Bharatpur: Excellent Keoladeo Ghana National Park, bird sanctuary
, Lohagarh Fort
Detailed itinerary is given below:
||DELHI - VARANASI. Independent travel section
begins. Catch overnight train from Delhi to Varanasi: 2005 - 0610*.
||VARANASI. Arrive Varanasi at 0610 hrs. Two
night's stay at hotel.
||VARANASI - JABALPUR. Catch overnight train
from Varanasi - Jabalpur in the early hours of Day 05: 0015 - 0900.
||Jabalpur - Kanha. Arrive in Jabalpur by train
at 0900 hrs. Transfer from Jabalpur to Kanha Jungle Reserve for two
night's stay in hotel on a full board basis.
||KANHA - BANDAVGARH. Drive from Kanha to Bandavgarh.
Stay for 2 nights on a full board basis.
||BANDAVGARH - UMARIA. Transfer from hotel in
Bandavgarh to Umaria Railway station. Catch
overnight train to Agra: 1918- 0920 *.
||AGRA. Arrive in Agra at 0920 hrs. Overnight
stay at hotel.
||AGRA - BHARATPUR: Catch train from Agra -
Bharatpur: 1725 - 1828. Overnight stay at hotel.
||Bharatpur - Sawai Madhopur: Train from Bharatpur
- Sawai Madhopur: 1945 - 2208. Two night's stay in hotel.
||SAWAIMADHOPUR - JAIPUR. Train to Jaipur: 1700
- 2010. Two night's stay in Jaipur.
||JAIPUR - DELHI. Take Shatabdi express train
back to Delhi: 1735 - 2230. Trip concludes on arrival in Delhi.
KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
Alphabets in red represent car + driver
itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for
that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between
Advise to wildlife enthusiasts: If you are availing of the above
trip, it is most likely that you would like to go on jeep safaris in
Ranthambore, Kanha & Bandavgarh. There is usually
a shortage of jeeps. It is well worth booking this in advance or at
the same time as booking the trip. You may also wish to add a trip to Corbett national park with an itinerary as below:-
||DELHI - RAMNAGAR: Catch overnight train
to Ramnagar: 2205 - 0415*.
||RAMNAGAR. Arrive at Ramnagar. Transfer
onto Accommodation at Corbett. Two night's stay on AP basis.
||RAMNAGAR - DELHI.
Departure transfer from accommodation in Corbett to Ramnagar. Take
day train back to Delhi: 1005 - 1525. Trip concludes on arrival in Delhi.