- A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
- International flights included
- VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
- A useful gift is given to you on arrival
- Private arrival and departure transfer
- Private car & driver for all road transfers
- Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
- Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
- Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
- Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi
- Sightseeing of Agra
- Sunset or Sunrise visit Taj Mahal
- Sightseeing of Gwalior
- Sightseeing or Orchha
- Visit Khajuraho Temples
- 4 game drives in Panna NP
Our Tour features the following locations
DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.
RANTHAMBORE NP: Considered to be one of the best national parks in India to see the Bengal tiger in its natural habitat, and ideally accessed either by train from Delhi or fits in nicely during a Golden Triangle tour between Agra and Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park presents a secluded oasis full of tropical dry deciduous forests and some of the most beautiful creatures you’ll ever see. Other sightings include leopard, jackal, Indian wolf, sloth bear, fox, blue bull antelope, sambar deer, chital, langur, crocodiles and an incredible variety of birds. Safaris are restricted to the mornings and evenings, so you have enough time to explore the surrounding area, visit 10th-century fortresses, discover abandoned settlements or simply enjoy the amenities offered by your luxury resort. Don’t forget to capture vivid images of your experiences, for Ranthambore is also considered to be a photographer’s dream. It presents incredible wildlife sightings, offers luxurious accommodation and also has adequate internal transportation facilities. The Tigers sighted here have found their ways to several books and movies as have the countless ruins and structures surrounding the park.
AGRA: Known for its stunning architecture, exotic history and magical views, the Taj Mahal attracts as many as 7 million visitors each year, and for a good reason. It is, after all, the monument of love! This iconic landmark is why people from all over the world visit Agra, but the city is also brimming with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mughal mausoleums, tombs, a beautiful fort and ancient bazaars. You’d expect to feel underwhelmed due to all that hype, but this magical city is everything you expect it to be.
CHAMBAL: Home to 8 species of turtles, one of the last few habitats of the Gangetic River Dolphin, a conservation area for 300 marsh crocodiles and 1200 alligators, the Chambal Sanctuary is probably one of the most diverse and intriguing wildlife reserves in India. It has something for all sorts of travellers, a great experience in store for safari lovers, adventure buffs and bird watchers. Chambal attracts more than 300 species of migratory and resident birds and adds animals such as wild boar, chinkara, nilgai and sambar for flavour. A number of animals found here are on the verge of extension, so you’d probably want to visit the sanctuary as soon as you can. The best time to visit Chambal is between the months of November to March.
GWALIOR: The cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh might be most famous for that spectacular hilltop fort, once defined as ‘the pearl amongst fortresses in India’ by Mughal emperor Barbur, but it also promises an interesting experience, a weekend getaway that is full of beautiful temples, exquisite architecture, and historic palaces. The city may have lost out on some of its historic beauty and regalia, but it still hasn’t lost out on any of its appeal, something that is best seen in Jai Vilas Palace, the historic seat of one of the most revered families in the country.
ORCHHA: Located on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha is essentially a medieval town that is known for its fantastic architecture, 16th-century palaces, and cenotaphs. Once a bustling capital of one of the most powerful kingdoms of Central India, modern-day Orchha is as laid-back and stress-free as they come, one of the best destinations to de-stress. There are some great homestays in the countryside and activities like trekking, rafting and cycling are sure to fill up your itineraries. The key attraction of this historic town is the Orchha Fort, home to three magnificent palaces. The Jahangir Mahal is famous for its strong masonry, the Raj Mahal for its beautiful murals and the Rai Parveen Mahal for its serene gardens. Other places of interest include the Raja Ram Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and Phool Bagh.
KHAJURAHO: Most visitors are surprised to hear that talking about sex is such a taboo in India. The country is after all the land that gave birth to the Kama Sutra. Perhaps a trip to the temples of Khajuraho might change how you think about this seemingly conservative nation, whose complex culture presents a new wonder at each step. You’re often left wondering how temples full of erotic structures were built in the country. And it’s not just any temple! The carvings and structures found here are incredibly stunning, considered to be the finest example of temple art in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated to Jain, Shiva, and Vishnu deities and is spread over an area of 20 sq. kms. With as many as 22 temples to choose from, there’s just so much to see here!
PANNA NP: Most of the best wildlife experiences in India can be found in the heart of the country, and Panna National Park is no different. This stunning park is located at a distance of just 57 kms from the exotic temples of Khajuraho, and you really have no reason to skip out on Panna while touring Madhya Pradesh. The park is most famous for its population of big cats such as leopards and tigers, but you can also expect to see the antelope, sloth bear, crocodiles, chinkara, wolf, and chital. Its uneven rocky terrain along the Vindhya Hills feels incredibly beautiful and the stunning Ken River, cascading waterfalls, teak forests, scary ravines and Neolithic era stone paintings help keep things interesting.
BANDHAVGARH NP: Covering an area of 1150 sq. kms, Bandhavgarh National Park, is where you go to see the rare Royal Bengal tiger. Boasting of having the highest density of these coveted mammals, Bandhavgarh easily ranks among India’s most exciting safari destinations. Other sightings include leopards, wild boar, deer, langur, 70 species of butterflies and more than 250 species of birds. The best way to explore Bandhavgarh is via a jeep or an elephant safari so that you can get closer to these creatures and enjoy the most authentic safari experience. The place also has great mythological significance as Lord Ram gifted the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort to his brother Lakshman almost 2000 years ago.
Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.
Maidens Hotel – Delhi
Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees and tennis courts, it escapes the noise of the main city but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments, and famous shopping centre Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes.
Ranthambore Kothi – Ranthambore NP
Cocooned midst the lush green forests and edged with the soothing sight of natural water lake, Ranthambhore Kothi offers a well appointed, never to be forgotten experience, with an exciting chance to glimpse the very rare tigers, and other species in complete wild.
Trident Hotel – Agra
The Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Hotel is literally, a stone’s throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Care has been taken to make sure that food and beverages at the Hotel, fit into the overall feel of a relaxed and charming atmosphere.
Chambal Safari Lodge – Chambal
Chambal Safari Lodge – is an oasis of calm and tranquillity nestling in the midst of a sprawling 35 acre heritage plantation, surrounded by family owned farmland. The accommodation combines the warmth of local homes with the comfort of modern amenities. Every effort has been made to make this lodge as eco-friendly and sympathetic to its surroundings as possible. The Chambal Safari lodge offers twelve rooms.
Usha Kiran Palace – Gwalior
Get welcomed in true Gwalior tradition. Enter at this 120-year-old palace, which has played host to the King of England and is now a heritage hotel. Set amidst 9 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, this regal palace, rich in history, is outfitted with artistic stone carvings and delicate filigree work.
Amar Mahal – Orchha
Welcome to the picturesque and relaxing world of Amar Mahal Orchha. Feel the evocative fragrance of the glorious Bundela era! Situated at a stone throw away from the banks of river Betwa. Located in a calm and serene zero polluted area, completely away from the hustle –bustle of the city. The strategic location of Amar Mahal ensures a panoramic view of the monuments, surrounding hills and wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy the breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise from the lawns and the terrace.
Serai at Toria – Panna NP
The Sarai at Toria is located only half an hour’s drive from Khajuraho. It lies on the banks of the River Ken, less than 2 kilometres from the entrance to the Panna Tiger Reserve at Madla. Our site is in the heart of the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh so we are conveniently placed as a base from which to visit the rarely explored, but exceedingly rich, cultural sites of the Chandela Rajput period.
Bandhav Villas – Bandhavgarh NP
Bandhav Vilas, Bandhavgarh is a glorious property in the foothills of Vindhya Hills in an area of 105 sq. km. It is nestled in precincts of forest cover and is enclosed by nature. Travelers can experience rustic lifestyle with chic rooms and can discover an adventurous stay with wildlife safaris. The resort has elegant villas offered with comfort, opulence and modern amenities. They reflect an imperial ambience that gives a regal look. This property is renowned for its unmatched services, great hospitality, ultimate comfort and natural environs.
Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.
Add Jaipur to your tour, travel from Delhi to Jaipur then to Agra. Jaipur the City of Victory, founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe
Midway between Agra & Gwalior, stop a night at Raj Niwas Palace. Dholpur is named as Dhawalpuri after its ruler Dhawal Deo, once the ruler of the city, the name was distorted over time and got its present name Dholpur.
Add an extra day in at Agra to enable sightseeing of Mathura. Mathura was widely known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, located on the western bank of river Yamuna. 58 Km North West of Agra.
Fly down to Goa for a relaxing beach stay at the end of your tour. Former Portuguese enclave of Goa, one of India’s gems, has been popular with tourists for many years with its magnificent palm-fringed beaches.