Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur
- Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Mumbai or Delhi
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and escorted
to the hotel for check-in. After Lunch, You may also go for half
day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi to Jaipur
After breakfast, travel to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, you
will be met a Smile India Tour representative and escorted to
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is always at its
exuberant best in terms of color, dance, and song with the
traditional arts and crafts.. After check-in tour of Jaipur
start. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat
of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever
since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh,
the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit
Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens.
Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential &
business areas. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 3: Jaipur
After breakfast start another 4 hour guided tour of Jaipur,
beginning with an excursion to the city including ride on a
painted elephant to the magnificent fortress-palace at Amber.
Once the royal capital, the fort is a fine example of the
blending of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Stay overnight at
Day 4: Jaipur/Ranthambore
Morning drive to Ranthambore. The Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary is
one of the fine examples of the "Project Tiger" conservation
efforts. Nestled in the Aravali hills, amidst the arid plains
and rugged tracts of the royal state of Rajasthan, lies
Ranthambore National Park, a haven for the adventure seeker and
the wildlife watcher. In the 13th century A.D. Govinda, the
grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land.
Later his successor Vagabhatta, beautified the city and built a
noteworthy temple at Jhain. In the middle of the 15th century
A.D. Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted it to his son to
be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal
Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted
it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754 and since
then it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the
royal hunting who stayed here.You will be accompanied by a
naturalist into the Park for evening safari. On arrival check in
Day 5: Ranthambore
Full day to explore the park. You will be accompanied by a
naturalist into the Park for morning and evening safari.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Ranthambore /Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur. Bharatpur is home to India's most
famous bird sanctuary. A total of 400 species of birds have been
recorded, most famous of which is the Siberian Crane. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Bharatpur – Agra
Early Morning visit the bird sanctuary. After B.fast drive to
Agra.This morning full-day city tour of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort,
and Itamad Ud Daula's tomb. Proceed to the Agra Fort (also
called Red Fort), noted for its fine views of the Taj Mahal from
across the Yamuna River. Then move on to the Taj Mahal, the
single most important sight a visitor to India can see. The most
extravagant monument ever built for love, Taj was built by the
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort
The Itamad Ud Daula's tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan,
consort of Jehangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg, also
the Chief Minister in the Court of Mughal Emperor Jehangir. The
monument is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic, and
lattice. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Agra-Gwalior-Orchha
Morning drive to Orchha enroute stops at Gwalior. Visit the Man
Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort,
Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of
Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Afternoon continue to
drive Orchha. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Orchha's grandeur
has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to
the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has
rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela
rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their
pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by
graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple
spires & cenotaphs. Overnight Orchha.
Day 9: Orchha / Khajuraho
After taking breakfast, transfer to Khajuraho by surface, the
cultural and political capital of the Chandela Rajputs dynasty,
which flourished between the 9th and the 13th centuries. The
erotic sculptures of the Khajuraho temples are famous in the
world. Embracing couples, dancers, musicians and provocative
maidens adorn these temples, which have been masterpieces of
Indian Art. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Khajuraho/ Bandhavgarh
Early morning drive to Bandhavgarh. Situated at the foothills of
the Vidhya ranges, Bandhavgarh National Park is the habitat of
tiger, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, chausingha, nilgai,
guar, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, jackal, leopard, and a
wide variety of bird life. If you are granted permission by the
Rewa's royal family, you can visit the fort. The wonderful
carvings in the fort and the fabulous view from the top cannot
be described only experienced. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 11: Bandhavgarh
Have a full day of jungle activities. Overnight stay at the
Day 12: Bandhavgarh / Kanha
After taking breakfast and checking out of the hotel, drive to
Kanha National Park. Located in the central state of Madhya
Pradesh, the park covers an area of 940 sq. km. Of particular
interest during your stay will be sightings of the superb gaur,
the remarkably elegant blackbuck, the hard ground barasingha and
the ever-present langur. About 22 species of large mammals can
be spotted within the park and the bird life is equally
extraordinary. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 13: Kanha
Full day jungle safari, on elephants. Overnight stay at the
Day 14: Kanha/Nagpur/Mumbai
Drive to Nagpur and transfer to Nagpur airport to connect
evening flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Bombay airport, you
will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15: Mumbai
Morning drive to the harbor to visit the Elephanta Islands. It
has famous cave temples, dating back to the 8th century BC, and
these shrines are dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Afternoon
tour to the Mumbai city includes the Gateway of India, the
Prince of Wales Museum, and some other places of attraction. In
time departure to the international airport for onward flight.