Arrive New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. Meet our representative at the airport & transfer to the hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning proceed on a tour of New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.
You will visit the monuments from Delhi's past & known as two of the 26 World Heritage sites of India - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the Indian president
Afternoon visit to Old Delhi - an ancient walled city, Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi; we take rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar - which gives us an incredible and authentic insight into the real, everyday lives of the millions of people who live in the city. As your rickshaw travels towards Chandni Chowk, you will be immersed in real India - surrounded by people, sounds and smells as we squeeze past vegetable carts and impromptu market stalls, avoiding delivery men carrying boxes on their heads. We duck underneath Sari displays and ride through the fragrant steam of street-side food stands and restaurants.
Here you will see Red Fort, (Lal Qila) the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. We visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast proceed to Agra through express way take 200 kms /3.30 to reach upon arrival visit the Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry Our drive continued to Dholpur princely state, upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay in Dholpur.
After an early breakfast leave for boat safari on Chambal river. This River is home to a rich and diverse to ecosystem with faunas like Ganges dolphin, Saltwater, crocodiles and Siberian migrated birds. Boat safari is the best way to experience to river at its best. Take four hours long safari through the Chambal rivers famous for numerous archeological sites
After breakfast 65 kms/1.30 hrs drive to Gwalior, Ancient Archaeological city, en route visit to Mitawali, Podawali and Bateshwar group of temples. All three are architectural marvels from the Guptas and Gurjara -Pratihara era. Upon arrival check in hotel
Later visit to Gwalior fort - Sas Bahu Temple, Karan Mahal, Gujri Mahal, Tan Sen Tomb. Lunch at hotel later visit to Jai Vilas Palace was constructed by Maharaja Jayaji Rao scindia in 1874 at a cost of Rs. One crore, It is a fine example of European architecture, designed and built by Sir Michael Filose. Filose was rewarded with a well-deserved knighthood. It is particularly famous for its large Durbar Hall. The area of the Jai Vilas palace is 12, 40,771 square feet. The first story is of the Tuscan, the second of the Italian-Doric and the third is of the Corinthian order of architecture. The interior of the Durbar Hall is 100 feet long, 50’ wide and 41’ in height. Gilt and gold furnishings were used for decorating the Durbar Hall, which is adorned with a huge carpet and gigantic chandeliers. Overnight stay
After early drive 120 kms/2.30 hrs to Orchha - A medieval city founded by Bundels rulers with palaces and temples of 16th & 17th Century upon arrival check in Hotel. Later sightseeing of Orchha includes Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Praveen Rai Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan, Chaturbuj and Ram Raj temples. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast drive 175 kms/3.30 hrs reach Khajuraho representing some of the most exquisite specimens of Hindu Architecture & Sculpture of medieval India. Built between 950 AD and 1050 Ad, only 22 temples out of 85 now survive. A thousand years ago, the robust Chandela of the warrior Rajput clan lived and loved here, fought and triumphed and having reached the peak of their power, built temples to their gods with all the religious fervor of a virile race.
Visit to world famous Khajuraho Temples. Eastern Group temples consist of Parasvanath Temple – the largest and finest of the Jain temples at Khajuraho. The inner shrine contains an ornamental throne with a carved bull, the emblem of the first Jain Tirathankara Adinatha. A more recent image of Parsvanath was installed in 1860. Also visit the Javeri temple dedicated to Vishnu. View the world famous Chandela temples where forthright sculptures celebrate the Joy of life and love for which there is no equivalent in the world.
ATTEND KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL
Enjoy Khajuraho dance festival is 7 pm every day the festival is held to showcase the beauty of human emotions with dance. The event is held at open air auditoriums in two of the most popular temples of Khajuraho, the Chitragupta & Vishwanatha Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Rise early this morning for a game drive in Panna National Park aboard a four-wheel-drive vehicle, spotting crocodiles or perhaps the elusive Bengal tiger. Learn how a successful conservation program has grown the park’s tiger population, increasing the odds of a sighting. Return to the hotel remainder of the day is free.
Enjoy Khajuraho dance festival is 7 pm every day the festival is held to showcase the beauty of human emotions with dance. The event is held at open air auditoriums in two of the most popular temples of Khajuraho, the Chitragupta & Vishwanatha Temple. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast long drive 225 kms/5.30 hrs to India most famous wildlife destination Bandhavgarh National park best known for its high population density for its Royal Bengal tiger. Arrive into national area and check in your hotel. Your home for 2 nights. Remainder of the time is free for rest and relax. Overnight stay.
Bandhavgarh National park was a popular hunting hunt for the Maharajas of Central India. It was protected as national park in 1968. You will be going for an early morning safari into the forest when the wilderness is at its best. Come back to hotel take breakfast and some rest before you set tor second safari of the day. Both the safari will have different routes, may be mighty Bengal tiger might be cross your path
After breakfast drive 209 kms/ 5 hrs to another world-famous tiger reserve Kanha national park the largest park in central india. You have read jungle book by Rudyard Kipling as a child, the stories of Mowgli is based on the Jungle of this forest. Remainder for time is free for rest and relax. Overnight stay
Same as Bandhavgarh Kanha too has a significant of population of Bengal tiger. Early morning safari deep into the jungle to see the Bengal tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Chital deer and the mascot animal Barashingha. Back to hotel for breakfast after some rest get ready for another safari in different zone. Overnight stay
After breakfast drive 91 kms/ 3.30 hrs to Kawardha Royal state, which once used to be a part of Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival check in Kawardha Palace which was built in 1930s by Maharaja Dharamraj Singh and the hotel is still owned by descendants of the Royal family. Take rest of the day off to replenish yourself. Overnight stay
After breakfast get ready to explore the Kawardha. Visit Bhoramdeo temple famous for erotic style sculpture resembling Khajuraho. Also visit Khairagarh music university or explore the cultural and heritage of surrounding local tribal villages to witness the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Overnight stay
After breakfast Say good bye to this fascinating land & tour. Transfer to airport to Raipur airport 113 kms from Kawardha take 2 hrs to board the flight for Delhi to take the connected flight for onward destination.
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