Places Covered: Delhi – Bandhavgarh NP – Kanha NP – Nagpur – Kolkata – Guwahati – Kaziranga NP
Traveling around India means a cacophony of sounds in the streets, bathing people in the Ganges River, the colorful saris and the smell of incense in the temples. The culture of India leaves a deep impression on every traveler. But did you know that India is also a fantastic natural destination? We take you off the beaten track during your tour of India. We let you enjoy the mountain plains in the Himalayas and wild parks where tigers, rhinos and leopards are lord and master. With your wishes as a starting point, we will let you discover India in a unique way. On foot, by bicycle, by car or by train. Because India is a country that you must smell, taste and experience in as many different ways as possible.
New Delhi / Kolkata
This is the program specially enthusiast for wildlif, this program cover 3 major national park of India as Bhandavgarh, Kanha and Kaziranga. By doing 12 game ride in these beautiful parks we will witness wide range of Indian wildlife ie different varieties of deer’s, antelopes, monkeys, wild boar, jackal, bison, wild dogs, sloth bear, leopard, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger & rhinosnorus. Besides the mammals you will also witness large variety of birds. In Delhi you will visit Old Delhi by cycle rickshaw, explore the narrow street of Kolkata and Kamakhya (Hindu) temple at Guwahati.
Upon your arrival in New Delhi International airport at arrival hall you will be met by our staff and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Hotel Claridges New Delhi
Today you will visit this capital of India, which consists of two parts, Old and New Delhi.
The morning is dedicated to New Delhi. You will visit Humayun’s Tomb. Rajpath (the royal road) you will pass some of the most iconic buildings of modern India. You pass the Parliament House, Presidential Palace and India Gate, commemorating Indian and British soldiers.
In the afternoon you will visit Old Delhi, a walled city and the former imperial capital. It is a maze of streets full of shops, crumbling haveli (mansions), the 300 year old Chandni Chowk market and in the middle the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid.
Overnight hotel Claridges New Delhi
After breakfast you will leave for the airport for the flight to Jabalpur.
Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driver, who will take you to Bandhavgarh National Park.
The park is located in one of India’s last remaining forests. This area was originally a part of the principality of Rewa. Although the park is not very big, it offers the possibility to view many of India’s various and endangered animals, such as different types of deer, blackbuck (gazelle), four horn antelope, gaur (Indian bison and largest of oxen of the world) sloth, leopard, and – of course – the Bengal tiger. All game drives that you will make will be accompanied by expert rangers.
Hotel Tiger’s Den Resort
You have the next two full days to explore this beautiful park.
A combination of spotting wildlife with viewing the environment and its rich history.
The days start with tea and snacks, followed by early morning game drives. Then you return to the resort for a hearty breakfast and if you wish, there is a possibility to explore the area extra.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a game drive again, followed by a great dinner under the stars, after which you return for a relaxing evening in your lodge.
In the morning we say goodbye to Bandhavgarh and drive to Kanha National Park, a ride of about 5 hours.
This park with the largest population of tigers is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s unforgettable classic Jungle Book.
Here you will make a number of adventurous game drives for the next few days to enjoy nature, the many animal species, with the highlight being the spotting of the tiger.
Overnight at Kanha Jungle Resort.
The park was established in 1955 by a special law and since then it has dedicated itself to the preservation of a large number of endangered species, including the Barasingha (marsh deer) and the tiger, for which Project Tiger was set up in 1974 to increase the population of tigers to hold. By far the most striking features of this region are the vast grasslands and the dense overgrown forests, which is home to many animal species and birds and where you might just come across Mowgli from Jungle book.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Nagpur and then travel by plane to Kolkata, where you will have one night.
Hotel howard johnson Kolkata
Today you leave Kolkata again to travel by plane to Guwahati. You will then be transferred to Kaziranga National Park by private transfer. This ride takes about 5 hours. The next two days you will stay in this game park to spot more animals during various game drives and safaris.
Overnight: IORA – The Retreat, Kaziranga
Kaziranga National Park covers about 430 square kilometers and has the largest population of unicorn rhinos in the world. The park consists of swamps, grasslands with high shrubs and areas with mixed deciduous and tropical forests. It is also home to a wide variety of other animals and birds and through the open and vast plains it is easy to see many species of wild animals in one day. Besides the Indian rhinoceros, the park has about 35 large mammals, including the wild elephant, tiger, water buffalo and the leopard. Besides wild animals, you will find many special birds such as the rare deputy stork, the Pallas’s sea eagle and the marsh partridge. There are also thousands of migratory birds that migrate to the different water areas of the park every year, far away from the cold areas.
From Kaziranga National Park you travel by private transfer back to Guwahati Airport and then fly back to Kolkata, where you will stay the last days. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and guide and transferred to your hotel by transfer to enjoy a few free hours. In the afternoon you will visit the symbol of the city – the Kali temple. The temple is dedicated to the guardian goddess of Kolkata. It is always busy and one of the few temples where the sacrifice of animals is still being carried out. From here we drive to Victoria Memorial, a bizarre mix of Islamic and Italian renaissance architecture.
Overnight: Novotel Guwahati
These last days you will stay in Kolkata, before you return home and unfortunately this beautiful trip comes to an end. You make a city tour, while driving through the busy streets of Chitpur in North Kolkata. The name of the city was officially changed in 2001 from Calcutta to Kolkata. The city was always so named in Bengali, Calcutta is in fact a narrowing of it. The city was known in the British period as ‘the city of palaces’. You stop at Kumartuli, the pottery village, where over the years potters made life-size statues of different gods.
You enter College Street, which takes its name from the many colleges and students that are housed here. Here you will find many beautiful second-hand bookshops and a coffee house where the local students gather. Later a visit to the museum dedicated to the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and the exuberantly decorated Jain temple. Kolkata is also the city of Mother Teresa. She founded the order of the Missionaries of Charity, a religious order for sisters in Kolkata. In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work.
On day 15 you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to home.
Price: The above price is PER PERSON on twin / double sharing basis. Minimum 2 adults.