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Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Shivpuri - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Pachmarhi - Bhopal - Delhi

Day1 - Arrive Delhi

Traditional welcome on arrival by The Royal India Journeys representative and transferred to hotel in air-conditioned deluxe car.Overnight at hotel.

Day2 - In Delhi

Leisurely breakfast at hotel, followed by a guided tour of historic city of old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon, tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President'' House and drive through Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional).Overnight at Leisure.

Day3 - Delhi - Agra (210 Kms. / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, the city of world famous 'Taj Mahal' - 7th Wonder of the world. On arrival in Agra check-in the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Agra City visiting Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj). Overnight at hotel.

Day4 - Agra - Gwalior (118 Kms. / 3 Hrs.)
Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal (optional) to view the spectacular looking white marble under budding light. Return to hotel for breakfast. Afternoon drive to Gwalior where a rich cultural tradition has been interwoven into the fabric of modern life. Where a princely past lives on in great palaces and their museums. Where a multitude of images merge and mix to present to the visitor a city of enduring greatness. Evening free on own to stroll in the streets of this lively city.Overnight at hotel.

Day5 - Gwalior- Shivpuri (112 Kms. / 3 Hrs.)
After breakfast guided half day city sightseeing of Gwalior including The Gwalior Fort standing on a steep mass of sandstone, this fort dominates the city and its the most magnificent monuments, then Teli-ka- Mandir, Sas Bahu ka Mandir, JaiVilas Palace, Tansen's Tomb. Evening proceed for Shivpuri.Overnight at hotel.

Day6 - Shivpuri- Chanderi- Orcha (270 Kms. / 6 Hrs.)
Early morning safari to Madhav National Park. Return to hotel for breakfast. Then, guided sightseeing of Shivpuri's summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior including Chhatris (Cenotaphs), Madhav Vilas Palace, Sakhya Sagar Boat Club, Bhadaiya Kund. Afternoon drive to Orchha, enroute visit Chanderi, surrounded by hills, lakes and forests. Visit several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans. Overnight at hotel.

Day7 - Orcha- Khajuraho (170 Kms. /3 Hrs )
After breakfast, guided sightseeing of Orchha including Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Chhatris (Cenotaphs). Afternoon drive to Khajuraho. Overnight at hotel.

Day8 - Khajuraho
Post breakfast guided tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and erotic carvings by visiting the southern, eastern and western groups of temples. Evening at leisure and option of enjoying the sound and light show (son et lumiere). Overnight at hotel.

Day9 - Khajuraho- Bandhavgarh (237 Kms. /5 Hrs.)
After breakfast leisurely drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also known as the White Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. This White Tiger - 'Mohun', is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharaja of Rewa. On arrival check- in resortovernight stay in Resort.

Day10 - Bandhavgarh
Early morning jungle safari in one of the most richly populated Tiger reserves in India. Return to resort for breakfast. Spend the day at leisure till afternoon for another jungle safari. One will find more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder. Overnight at resort.

Day11 - Bandhavgarh - Kanha (240 Kms. /5hrs.)
Post breakfast leisurely drive to Kanha National Park, which is one of the most well known tiger reserves worldwide. It's located among the Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts. The central Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary way back in 1933 but got it's status as a National Park in 1955. It covers a large area of 1,945 square kilometers, out of which 940 square kilometers form the main park. Kanha is also famous for it's animal conservation efforts made in collaboration and cooperation with the local resident communities. One of the famous success stories of the park is the survival of the 'Barasingha' population in the park, which went down to as low as 66 animals in 1970 from the earlier 3000 and which through huge efforts have now revived to a respectable number of around 1000. On arrival check in resort. Evening at leisure. Overnight at resort.

Day12 - Kanha
Early morning jungle safari. Return to resort for breakfast. Then day free to fullfill your quest on wildlife by visiting the library, the museum and by watching wildlife presentations & movies until afternoon jungle safari. Overnight at resort.

Day13 - Kanha - Pench
After breakfast drive to Pench Tiger Reserve, which is the real land of 'Mowgli' - "The Kipling country", the area of the famous ''The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling, who was awarded the first noble prize for literature in 1907 for his brilliant work, which includes the jungle story book. There existed a real human child who was nurtured by wolves. This child was caught by Leut. John Moor under the guidance of Col. William Sleeman in 1831. Rudyard Kipling took the clue from Willium Sleeman's writing on Wolf nurturing children and a book on "Camp life of Seoni" by R.A. Sterendale. On arrvial check in resort. Afternoon adventure activities like Rafting this is the only National Park in India where water rafting is available in buffer zone in Pench River. Mowgli Pleasure boating - there are rowing boats and paddleboats for pleasure boating in Totladoh Lake. Overnight at resort.

Day14 - Pench - Pachmarhi
Early morning jungle ride. Post breakfast drive to Pachmarhi. Madhya Pradesh's most verdant jewel, a place where nature has found exquisite expression in myriad enchanting ways. Green shades embrace the mountains, and the gentle murmur of flowing water is heard everywhere. Bridle paths lead into tranquil forest glades, groves of wild bamboo and jamun, dense sal forests and delicate bamboo thickets. On arrival check in resort. Evening at leisure. Overnight at resort.

Day15 - Pachmarhi
After breakfast visit archaeological treasure house. The cave shelters in the Mahadeo Hills is an astonishing richness in rock paintings. Most of these have been placed in the period 500-800 AD, but the earliest paintings are an estimated 10,000 years old. Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point). And various Prapat (Fall) i.e Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall), Rajat Prapat (Big Fall), Jalawataran (Duchess Falls) and Handi Khoh Pachmarhi's most impressive ravine has a 300 feet high precipice and dramatically steep sides. Overnight at resort.

Day16 - Pachmarhi - Bhopal (195 kms. / 4hrs.)

After breakfast drive to Bhopal. On arrival check in hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sanchi, which is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from adjacent Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujjayini and sent to Sri Lanka, where they converted the King, the Queen and their people to Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.

Day17 - Bhopal
Post breakfast excursion tour to Bhojpur founded by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-1053), and named after him, renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva temple and Cyclopean dam. Bhimbetka surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhyan ranges, Bhimbetka lies 46 km South of Bhopal. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs, over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age were recently discovered. Here, in vivid panoramic detail, paintings in over 500 caves depict the life of the pre-historic cave-dwellers making the Bhimbetka group an archaeological treasure, an invaluable chronicle in the history of man. Overnight at hotel.

Day18 - Bhopal - Delhi (by express train)
After breakfast day at leisure till departure transfer to Bhopal railway station to board train for Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport hotel for wash and change. Later assisted and transferred to International airport by The Royal India Journeys escort to board flight for onward destination

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