Delhi • Jim Corbett National Park • Jaipur • Ranthambore National Park • Sariska National Park • Jaipur • Ghana Bird Sanctuary • Agra and Taj Mahal • Khajuraho • Bandhavgarh National Park • Varanasi • Kathmandu • Chitwan National Park
The most magnificent natural heritage of )ndia and Nepal are their wildlife. Among the exclusive rare animals are Royal Bengal tigers, Snow leopard, Asiatic lion, and several variety of exotic birds. This is an ideal tour for wildlife enthusiasts, which takes them to most popular wildlife parks in )ndia & Nepal as well as cultural and sightseeing tours of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
There are 2,226 tigers in 41 tiger reserves spread in 19 states in India as reported by National Tiger Conservation Authority in 2014. The highest densities of tigers can be found today in the most heavily visited tiger reserves including Corbett (Uttarakhand), Kaziranga (Assam) and Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh),” it said.
India is home to about 70% of tiger population in the world.
DAY 1 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi, India.
A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge, outside the Immigration & Custom / Baggage claim area and escort you to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 2 - Delhi
Morning at leisure to relax and rest. Afternoon city tour visiting Presidential Palace, Parliament House, )ndia Gate, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk.
DAY 3 - Jim Corbett National Park
Depart in the morning for Jim Corbett Park - one of )ndia’s finest wildlife preserves. It harbors incredible variety of wildlife including tigers, leopards, panthers, wild elephants, sambers, cheetahs, barking deer, Himalayan and sloth bears, crocodiles and tortoise.
DAY 4 - Jim Corbett National Park
The park lies at the foothills of the Himalayas and the terrain is ideally suited to the tiger. Avifauna in the park is rich and over 600 species have been recorded here. Activities include jungle safari by jeep and elephant, treks, boat rides and nature walks.
DAY 5 - Delhi
Today we will return to Delhi in the afternoon.
DAY 6 - Sariska National Park
Transfer to Sariska Game Park. Wildlife safari.
DAY 7 - Jaipur
Travel to Jaipur. The pink city is known around the world for its people and exotic palaces, its culture & arts. The city tour visiting Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
DAY 8 - Ranthambore Tiger Project
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve extends to over 220 square miles of forest with numerous valleys and flat hills in a picturesque surrounding. The tiger and leopard are the main predators found here. It is also home to cheetah, sambers, and the blue bull, found only in )ndia In these two days we will have several jungle excursions accompanied by resident warden to view and photograph the wildlife.
DAY 9 - Ranthambore Tiger Project
Morning departure for Ranthambore Tiger project. Wildlife safari.
DAY 10 - Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Drive to Bharatpur and check into the Forest Lodge. On our boat ride in the lake we should be able to see painted storks, white ibis, spoonbills, egrets and herons. This is the only sanctuary out side of Siberia where the Siberian cranes migrate during the winter months.
DAY 11 - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Taj Mahal
On our way to Agra we will visit Fatehpur Sikri - the red sandstone Mughal palatial complex, within the enclosure is a mosque built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dedicated to the Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Muslim Sufi Saint who blessed him with a son.
The most perfect mausoleum in the world, perhaps, is the Taj Mahal. We will explore its serene beauty and visit Agra Fort and the city.
DAY 12 - Khajuraho
Fly to Khajuraho. Explore the Chandela Temples in the afternoon.
DAY 13 - Bandhavgarh National Park
Transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park. Check into lodge. Orientation by the game warden in the evening. The first white tiger was found in Bandhavgarh. The park’s population includes tiger, panther, blue bull, and sloth bear. During our stay we will have several wildlife excursions by jeep or elephant and nature walks, boat rides accompanied by resident naturalist.
DAY 14 - Bandhavgarh National Park
DAY 15 - Varanasi
Drive to Khajuraho airport and fly to Varanasi. Meeting and transfer to hotel.
DAY 16- Varanasi - Kathmandu (Nepal)
Sunrise boat ride in Varanasi. City tour visiting various temples and Sarnath prior to our flight to Kathmandu.
DAY 17 - Kathmandu (Nepal)
Full day city tour visiting Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of Living Goddess and excursion to Bhadgaon.
DAY 18 - Chitwan National Park
Fly / drive to Tiger Tops or Gaida and transfer by elephant or jeep. Chitwan National Park harbors one horned rhino, bear, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, leopard, crocodile and ever-elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Activities will include visits to elephant camp and crocodile reserve, jungle safari by elephant, mini treks and nature walks accompanied by resident experts and river rafting. We will spend one night at the lodge and the other in tented camps.
DAY 19 - Chitwan National Park
Wildlife safari, boat ride, bird watching.
DAY 20 - Delhi
Jungle excursion in the morning at Chitwan National Park. Fly to Kathmandu.
Depart on your onward journey.
Itineraries are designed with current flight schedules and remain subject to adjustment / change.
Sources: World Wildlife Fund / Global Tiger Forum.