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In search of the Tiger (13 Days)

 

This is the adventure every Jungle Book fan is looking for! Traversing through some of central India’s significant jungles this is a complete wildlife lover’s holiday combined with the best of cultural India… A wonderful combination of wildlife and culture! Apart from the Tiger, these forests are home to the sloth bear, bara singha, gaur, wild dogs, spotted deer, leopards, civet cats and many more…

Code:- Sacred Dot

Day 01   Arrive Delhi

Arrive in India. A representative of Sacred Dot, holding a sign in your name, will meet you in the arrivals area upon exiting baggage claim and escort you to your hotel.

Delhi is one of India’s most vibrant cities today. It is not only a city that has played capital to various dynasties, but is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Today, apart from being at the political forefront, it also leads the country in terms of art, culture, culinary experiences, shopping, entertainment and overall standard of living. The city, like other ancient cities, is a beautiful homogeneous mix of the old and the contemporary. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Delhi is a microcosm of all that is India.

Day 02   In Delhi

Breakfast is at the hotel, followed by a full day of sightseeing. Start your tour with a visit to Jama Masjid, India’s largest and Delhi’s most spectacular mosque. Drive past the magnificent Red Fort (Closed on Monday) – a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This fort was built on the lines of the Agra Fort and has similar architectural marvels.

From here, board pedicabs to converse the busy and crowded streets of ‘Chandini Chowk’. Literally translates Chandini Chowk mean Golden Street and used to be the main royal market for the Mughal Empire; today, this is Delhi’s largest wholesale market and represents some of the most expensive real estate. The craziness of the market can be easily ignored as you become an onlooker of life in this huge bazaar. You traverse through two main streets Khari Baoli, the largest spice market and the jeweler’s row of Kinari Bazaar where in small cramped little shops significant trade of gold and silver is carried out.

The pedi cabs drop you back at your vehicle and you are driven to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial – Rajghat. Located in a huge open park this monument is as peaceful and tranquil as the man himself.

After this visit, you are driven through Lutyen’s Delhi where you drive past India Gate – the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Rashtrapati Bhawan – the Presidential Palace, the Parliament House and other beautiful buildings built by the noted British architect. This entire area of Delhi is lush, with parks, wide roads and rambling beautiful houses.

This afternoon, visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret in India. Built in the 12th Century, this minaret is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made of the traditional red sandstone and marble as also seen in later Mughal architecture. The complex also has an ancient iron pillar, which is considered to be 1600 years old. While the Qutab Minar is inscribed with Koranic verses for its entire length of 237 feet, the iron pillar in the same complex is inscribed with Brahmin poetry extolling the kings of the Gupta period.

Lastly visit, the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun. The monument was commissioned by Humayun’s wife, selected a Persian architect to build the tomb. He combined the best of Hindu and Persian architectural styles to create this fabulous monument, which went on to become the forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture in the country. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. (B)

 

Day 03   By flight – Delhi – Nagpur followed by road (56 miles / 2 hrs) – Nagpur – Pench

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to the airport for your flight to Nagpur. Depart Delhi by Indigo Airlines 6E 135 at 0900 hrs. Arrive Nagpur at 1055 hrs. Upon arrival at Nagpur airport you be met by a representative and driven to Pench. Check in to your resort for the day. Lunch is served at the resort.

Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hills is named after Pench River, which flows from north to south through the Pench National Park. In 1992, Pench has been included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. A total of 473.75 sq. miles of this southern Indian tropical moist deciduous forest has its extent mingling with the tropical dry deciduous teak. The area is crisscrossed by a number of streams and 'nallahs' most of which are seasonal. Though the Pench River dries up by the end of April, a number of water pools locally known as 'dohs' are found which serve as water holes for the wild animals. The Pench Reservoir at the center of the park is the only major water source during the dry season.

This afternoon, enjoy a game drive into Pench Jungle. Evening is at leisure with all dinner at the resort. (B, L, D)

Day 04  137 miles / 4 hrs Pench - Kanha

Early this morning take another Jungle Safari into the park. Return to resort for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kanha, where you check-in to your resort on arrival.



Situated in central India in the Satpura Hill ranges, Kanha Tiger Reserve offers without a doubt, India's finest Tiger viewing. Spread over 1216 square miles with a core area of just 587.5 square miles, the grasslands and deciduous forests also support other mammals such as Barasingha, Chital, Muntjac (Swamp, Spotted and Barking Deer), Sambar, Common Langur and Rhesus Monkeys, Wild Boar, Asiatic Jackal, three of India's four lowland antelopes, Nilgai, Four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha) and Blackbuck, and occasionally Leopard, Gaur (Indian Bison), Sloth Bear, Wolf and Dhole (Wild Dog). In fact Kanha is noted for the last remaining population of hard-ground Barasingha, whose numbers exceeds 350. Birdlife present includes the Painted Partridge, Shaheen Falcon, Golden Oriole and the omnipresent Red Jungle Fowl.  Enjoy an afternoon game drive into the park with lunch and dinner being served at the lodge.
The evening is at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 05 and Day 06   In Kanha

Enjoy 02 safaris everyday - one at sunrise before breakfast and one in the afternoon post lunch.
The evenings are at leisure, but you could choose one of the optional activities arrange by the hotel including walks, talks, wildlife movie screenings etc.
(B, L, D)

Day 07   155 miles / 5 - 6 hours  Kanha – Bandhavgarh

After an early breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh National Park is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 66 square miles and a buffer area of approximately 250 square miles of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. One of the finest national park in the India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest.

 At the center of the park is the Bandhavgarh Hill, rising 811 meters above sea level and surrounding it are a sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows locally known as “bohera”. In Bandhavgarh, there are 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 Hyaena, 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

Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and was once famous for its white tigers. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys. You are assisted with checking in to your lodge on arrival; followed by lunch and the afternoon game drive. Dinner is served at the lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 08 and Day 09  In Bandhavgarh

On both days enjoy sunrise and sunset game drives. During the morning safari, if there is a tiger sighting in the jungle, guests can take an elephant safari to where the tiger has been sighted. This safari is only available during the day. In the afternoon, before the safari, you could visit the elephant farm, where the domesticated elephants are housed and looked after.

Afternoon game drives in to the park are as interesting and you can see a lot of different species, especially families of langurs and herds of deer.
Regular slide shows and talks by expert naturalists are held in the evening to enhance your knowledge about the park and its inhabitants. Most of the resorts have libraries with books catering to all aspects of wildlife in India. Thus, you could spend your time relaxing in the resort with an interesting book between the safaris. All meals are at the lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 10   174 miles / 6 – 7 hours   Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho

After an early breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Khajuraho. On arrival in Khajuraho, you are met at your hotel by a Sacred Dot representative and assisted with checking in to your hotel.

Khajuraho was the erstwhile capital of the Chandela Kings who settled this region. They commissioned the now famous intricately carved Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. Unlike the temples in other parts of the country, the Hindu and Jain temples here are famous for their erotic bas-relief. The carvings on the temples depict life in 900AD and you get a wonderful feel of the fashion, lifestyle and the culture of the time from these. The eroticism is a celebration of life and represents the continuity from one generation to another. Of the original 85 temples, only 22 still stand today. The Western Group of Temples is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the best-preserved Hindu Temples. The other significant group is the Eastern Group of Temples which are dedicated to the Jain faith.

This afternoon procee, for sightseeing of the Western Group of Temples. Visit the Kanderiya Mahadeo Temple which is also a UNESCO world heritage site to see the intricate carving and beautiful bas relief that for which these temples are famous.
The evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 11 - By flight  Khajuraho – Varanasi

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Varanasi.

Depart Khajuraho by Jet airways 724 at 1220 hrs. Arrive Varanasi at 1300 hrs

On arrival at Varanasi and you will be met and will be transferred to your hotel.

Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Benares, is situated on the north bank of Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh in North India. It is one of the oldest living cities of the world with its history dating back to about 3500 hundred years. Numbered amongst the holiest of cities for Hindus, this place is on the top of the Hindu pilgrimage sites. Yoga was born here and perfected by meditating Sadhus, who used concentration, breathing and exercise to keep their body in perfect fitness condition. This city is also famous for Kushti or India wrestling, and also for intricately embroidered and woven silks.

Late this afternoon, visit Sarnath, where Budha first preached. This is basically a deer park and has the Dhamekh Stupa, which houses a museum on Buddha, his life and religion. (Closed on Mondays)

Later, proceed to the Ganges to witness the Aarti (prayer) ceremony. You are taken on a boat on the river from where you can watch masses come to the Ghats to offer prayers and float tiny oil lamps on the river. Thereafter return to the hotel. (B)

Day 12   Varanasi – Delhi

Early this morning enjoy a boat ride on river Ganges and enjoy a glimpse of the sunrise. Later visit the shore temples including the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has earned the name of Golden Temple due to the gold plating done using one ton of gold donated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh on its 15.5-m high spire. Invaders destroyed the original temple and Rani Ahilyabai of Indore rebuilt it only in 1776. Again, the fanatic Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the Vishvanath temple to replace it with the Gaynvapi Mosque. However, one can still see the remnants of the temple in the intricate and fine artwork of the western wall of the mosque. Today, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Gyanvapi mosque lie adjacent to each other. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, check out and you will be transferred to the airport for onward flight to Delhi.

Depart Varanasi by Jet Airways 724 at 14.30 hrs.  Arrive Delhi at 16.00 hrs. (Flight numbers and timings are subject to change)
On arrival in Delhi airport, you will be met by and assisted to your hotel, where a room has been reserved till time for your departure.

Day 13  Depart India

Early this morning you are met by a representative of Sacred Dot and escorted to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to board your flight back home.

ENVISAGED ACCOMMODATION
CITY STANDARD HOTELS SUPERIOR HOTELS DELUXE HOTELS # OF NIGHTS
DELHI City Park The Royal Plaza The Lalit 2
PENCH Tathasthu Resort Tathasthu Resort Jamtara 1
KANHA Infinity Kanha Wilderness Kanha Jungle Lodge Flame of the Forest 3
BANDAVGARGH Infinity Bandhavgarh Wilderness Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge Kings Lodge 3
KHAJURAHO Usha Bundela Ramada Radisson 1
VARANASI Zeeras Rivatas By Ideal Radisson 1
DELHI Red Fox Lemon Tree Pullman 1
 
Cost includes:

12 night’s accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast basis in Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi whereas in Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh it is on Full board basis (all 3 major meals).
·         Transfer, Tours and excursion by an Air-conditioned Toyota Innova.
·         Meet / assist by Sacred Dot representative in major cities.
·         Entrance charges to monuments (Single entry) as specified in the itinerary.
·         Jungle Safaris - 02 at Pench, 04 at Kanha and 04 at Bandhavgarh.
·         Services of English Speaking Guide at all places of sightseeing.
·         Current applicable Service Tax.

Cost excludes:

·         International Air fare
·         Domestic Air fare (Quoted as a supplement)
·         Any major meals other than those mentioned in inclusions
·         Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, any major meals in hotels or during excursions, tips at hotels and restaurants / porter charges
·         Any services not mentioned in the above inclusions

Notes:

·         Check-in time is 1400hrs and check-out 12 noon
·         Hotels offered may change at the time of actual booking and if so a similar hotel in the same category will be offered.
·         Twin room are subject to availability at the time of check in at hotel.

 

  Price:- From $3,613 per person sharing. Standard Accommodation. Please contact us for seasonal rates and availability 

  Price:- From $4,466 per person sharing. Superior Accommodation. Please contact us for seasonal rates and availability 

  Price:- From $5,593 per person sharing. DeLuxe Accommodation. Please contact us for seasonal rates and availability 

 

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