Trip offered by Bhawna Travel expert in India


This India tour will surely have something to please everyone. It begins at the famous Rajput city of Jaipur with visits to some of the palaces and forts of this former desert kingdom. Then we proceed to the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, and worthy of that designation!

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From Agra the journey continues to Khajuraho’s astonishing erotic temples; ancient and mysterious, they are absolutely unforgettable. From Khajuraho the real adventure begins, with a journey to Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, both famous for tigers. We explore the parks in jeeps as well as on elephant back with trained naturalists as our guides. Finally we return to Delhi to visit the mosque and maze-like streets of the old city. This trip to India is a mix of culture and wildlife that is not to be missed!

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Delhi
    Day 1
    Arrival in Delhi

    You are met at the international airport in Delhi and transferred to your hotel. The day includes a sightseeing tour of Sir Edward Lutyens’ New Delhi, the garden city built in 1911 by the British settlers. We also visit the Birla Mandir (Lakshminarayan Temple), the President’s House, Humayun’s Tomb (the forerunner of the Taj Mahal), and India Gate.

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  • 2
    Delhi - Jaipur
    Day 2 -3
    Delhi - Jaipur
    After breakfast drive to Jaipur, known as ‘Pink City’, Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), it is the capital of Rajasthan. It is a city of contrasts where camels and elephants wait at the traffic lights along with cars and scooters. The whole city was painted pink when the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876.
    Today, every home in the old city is obliged by law to maintain this façade. While in Jaipur we visit the Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal family of Jaipur, taking an elephant ride to the top. Another highlight is the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
    The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and the armoury of the Mugals and Rajputs. We also visit the Jantar Mantar observatory and the Hawa Mahal. Rest of the time visit the Pink City and local market.
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  • 3
    Jaipur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
    Day 4 - 5
    Jaipur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
    We continue our journey by car to the Mughal splendor of Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and Red Fort. On the way we visit Fathepur Sikri, the ghost city built in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. The Taj Mahal is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world.
    It was built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan. It took 22 years and 20,000 skilled artisans to complete. The Agra Fort lies across the river Jamuna. It was here that Aurangzeb, the third son of Shah Jahan, kept his father under house arrest. One can get a fantastic view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Fort.
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  • 4
    Agra - Jhansi-Orchha - Khajuraho
    Day 6 - 7
    Agra - Jhansi-Orchha - Khajuraho
    From Agra we take the Shatabdi Express train to Jhansi, giving you the chance to experience India by rail. From Jhansi we are met by a car and continue on to Khajuraho, stopping in Orchha on the way. Orchha is the former capital of the region but is now just a village.
    We visit the old fort on an island in the Bewe River and a palace that was built for Jehangir – they are impressive in size and provide pleasant views of the countryside. After stretching our legs on this tour of Orchha we continue on to Khajuraho. Khajuraho is famous for its erotic temples.
    They are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture but it’s the decorations with which they are so liberally embellished that have made Khajuraho so famous. The sculptors have shown many aspects of Indian life 1000 years ago, gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians. But two elements appear over and over again – women and sex.
    Khajuraho’s temples almost all date from a one century long burst of creative genius from 950 to 1050 AD. Almost as intriguing as the sheer beauty and size of the temples themselves is the question of why and how they were built here, so far off any beaten path. Whatever the reason, this very remoteness must have prevented the temples from being destroyed by Muslim invaders.
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  • 5
    Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
    Day 8 - 9
    Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh

    Our tour now takes a “wild” turn as we continue by car to Bandhavgarh National Park, stopping in Satna along the way. Bandhavgarh is one of the most recently declared reserves under India’s most successful conservation project – Project Tiger. The tiger population at Bandhavgarh is probably the highest in India.

    Formerly the hunting reserve of the princely state of Rewa, it was in this area that the first white tigers were discovered in the wild. The terrain consists of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley. The highest of these hills is crowned by the 2000 year old Bandhavgarh fort, rising almost 2500 feet above sea level.

    The valleys around bottom out into swampy meadows – ideal for wildlife viewing on elephant back or from jeeps. We stay in a jungle lodge and delve into the jungle for wildlife viewing by jeep safari and on elephant back. Bandhavgarh also has scattered cave-like monasteries and an 11th century statue of Lord Vishnu sleeping on a snake bed.

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  • 6
    Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi (Flight)
    Day 12-13
    Kanha - Nagpur - Delhi (Flight)

    All adventures must come to an end! We travel by car to Nagpur and catch our flight back to Delhi. Back in Delhi we visit Old Delhi, the ancient city built by Emperor Shah Jahan the builder of the famous Taj Mahal.

    We also explore Shahjahanabad’s Red Fort, and then take a bicycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes to the Jama Masjid. Your tour finishes with farewell dinner in the house of an Indian family and transfer to the airport for international departure.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • All park entrances and other charges
    • Bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day
    • Language guide in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Khajuraho. English speaking guide for the other destination
    • Indian mobile SIM Card for the entire trip
    • 24 x 7 assistance support
    • Farewell dinner 
    • Hotels mentioned or similar
    • Train ticket: Agra - Jhansi AC chair car

    Price does not include

    • Any personal expenses
    • Any meal apart from those mentioned
    • Camera charges and monuments entrance
    • Tips, laundry, Internet etc.
    • International or domestic flight fare
    • Anything else that is not mentioned in the "Price includes"