13 Nights/ 14 Days
National Parks visited
Mumbai, Nagpur, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Umaria, Agra, Delhi


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrival at the chatrapati international terminal in Mumbai by an International flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Mumbai Airport by the officials of nature safari and transfer to hotel. Tourism in Mumbai does not need any boosters. Being the capital of Maharashtra and hub of filmstars, Mumbai as such attracts tourist from all over the world. Then off course, it is one of the leading trading center of India as it has a natural harbor from British times. Mumbai lies on the west coast, that runs down from Gujarat, through Mumbai to Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.

Day 2: Mumbai

The morning begins with some good and healthy breakfast at the hotel. Morning: Visit the 19th century Jain Temple with its silver doors, the Kamala Nehru Park and the Ferozshah Mehta Gardens known as the Hanging Gardens of Bombay and the Towers of Silence where the Parsis dispose their dead. Visit Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi spent 17 years of his life working for the freedom of India. The Prince of Wales Museum has an excellent collection of miniatures (closed on Mondays).

The major sights of the city are the Gateway of India - a 262 ft high gateway of overlooking the sea, built to commemorate the visit of king George v and queen Mary in 1911. Also visit Rajabai Clock Tower, the high in the Gothic architectural style, Hanging Gardens, the Aquarium and Marine Drive (also known) as "Queens Necklace". The streetlights shinning like jewels at night.

Afternoon at leisure (No vehicle at disposal)

Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 3: Mumbai - Nagpur - Kanha

Morning departure transfer from the hotel to the airport to board flight (9W 111: 0710 / 0825 hrs) to Nagpur. Nagpur is the place from where we will move towards the national reserve of Kanha.Meeting on arrival at Nagpur airport and drive to Kanha (275 kms / 7 hrs).

Situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the picturesque Kanha National Park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. Many endangered species have indeed been saved here. Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. This 'Tiger Country' is the ideal home for both predator and prey .The main wildlife attractions in the park are tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, tiger, and leopard.

The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers Overnight in Kanha.

Day 4: Kanha

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Game drives are organized by The Park both in the early mornings and late afternoons by open jeeps and will be accompanied by a trained naturalist. Once the tiger is spotted anywhere in the jungle, through radio contact with the drivers, visitors will be driven to the location and then taken by elephant back to the actual site to see the tiger. This is an excellent arrangement and is very exciting.

The park is closed between July 01 and October 31 owing to the monsoons. Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Day 5: Kanha

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Overnight in Kanha.

Day 6: Kanha - Bandhavgarh

Breakfast at the lodge.

After breakfast drive to Bandhavgarh (325 kms). It may be a long drive to this tiger land of Bandhavgarh but it definitely is an experience to be treasured. On arrival check in at the resort.

Bandhavgarh is set amongst the Vindhya Hills of Madhya Pradesh and consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq. km. Topography varies between steep ridges, undulating forest and open meadows, over half of the park is tree-covered. The ruin of the ancient fort from which this park derives its name provides a stunning backdrop. Scattered around the park are archaeological remains of the Kalchin period and numerous prehistoric caves.

The ramparts of the fort provide a home for vultures, blue rock thrushes and crag martins. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 7: Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

The Forest Department has devised an ingenuous system of tracking the tiger at this Park. Every day, early in the morning, elephants and their "Mahouts" (drivers) are sent out into the jungle, in search of the Tiger. Once it has been sighted, a radio message is flashed to the Forest Ranger, who in turn informs the visitors in their jeeps, who are then taken on elephant-back, into the bush,to see the elusive Tiger.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 8: Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 9: Bandhavgarh

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Morning and afternoon proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

Day 10: Bandhavgarh - Umaria - Agra

Breakfast and Lunch at the Lodge.

Morning proceed on a game drive to the sanctuary.

Late afternoon drive to Umaria railway station (45 Kms) to board Kalinga Utkal Express to Agra. Board the train at 1930 hrs. Overnight enroute on board the train.

Day 11: Arrive Agra

Arrive at Agra railway station at 0930 hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the railway station and transfer to the hotel.

Wish to realize a dream vacation? Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal - Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India. In fact all the monuments of Agra, India have contributed to Agra Tourism.

History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era's history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city. Overnight in Agra.

Day 12: Agra - Delhi

Morning: Proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner. Later visit the Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World. [The Taj is closed on Friday.

Afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Delhi.

Leave Agra for Delhi by Punjab Mail (1645 / 2020 hrs).

Meeting and assistance on arrival at New Delhi Railway Station and transfer to the hotel.

Delhi - the capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis. Because of its location, being on the banks of the river Yamuna, many cities have risen and fallen over the last five millenniums.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 13: Delhi

Morning: Proceed on a tour of Old Delhi visiting the historic Red Fort - Shah Jehan's elegant citadel in red sandstone, which was built as an octagon measuring 900m by 550m and surrounded by a 9m deep moat which was at its inception fed by the waters of the Yamuna river. The fort is entered from the Lahori Gate and leads to a roofed passage called Chatta Chowk. The Naqqar Khana (drum house) at the end of this passage marks the entrance to the royal enclosure. A spacious lawnleads to the Diwan-i-Am - the pillared Hall of Public Audience,Red Fort, Delhi Travel Guide Diwan-i-Khas - the Hall of Private Audience where the Emperor met select visitors and to the Pearl Mosque built by ShahJahan's son, Aurangazeb, the last of the "Great Mughals". Very near the Fort is the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India's largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. See the colourful bazaar of Chandni Chowk and take a cycle rickshaw ride through the back streets of Old Delhi to get a first hand experience of the hustle and bustle of this traditional city. This ride through the small by-lanes will be most fascinating.

Afternoon: Visit the city of New Delhi visiting the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory, built in the 12th century by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard standsthe Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries. The tomb of Humayun - the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj.

Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Also visit India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and drive along the road that leads from there to Rashtrapathi Bhawan - the residence of the President of India which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.

FAREWELL DINNER at a nice restaurant in the town.

After Dinner, transfer to the international airport to board the flight back home.

Day 14: Depart Delhi

Leave Delhi by an International flight.