Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
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 (290 Kms – 6 hrs )
After breakfast, travel to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, you will be met a Smile India Tour representative and escorted to the hotel.
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 the hotel.
Day 4 :Jaipur/Ranthambore (Approx. 157 Kms. - 3 hrs.)
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 at hotel.
Day 5 :Ranthambore National park Timings Morning (0630hrs. - 0930 hrs.) Evening (1430 hrs. - 1730 hrs.)
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 (Appx. 150 kms. - 4 hrs.)
(Keoladeo National Park open at 0630 hrs. till 1800 hrs.) 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 (60 kms – 2 hrs)
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 Mumtaz Mahal.
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 lodge.
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 lodge.
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.