The Indian subcontinent is one of the world's most stimulating destinations. While its mélange of human cultures has long drawn the attention of historians and travelers, its spectrum of wild habitats rich with exotic animals offers rare treasures for those who are passionate about nature. This comprehensive safari gets you far away from the bustle of India's cities and into its natural realm, a landscape of powerful rivers, fabled jungles and intriguing wildlife. This is the native territory of the majestic Bengal tiger, whose numbers are on the rise again after decades of decline. Ecotourism is integral to conservation in India, and our travels directly benefit the continued existence of tigers and other precious vanishing species.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL DELHI - BY FLIGHT (NO MEALS)
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, meet and transfer to Hotel. Check in at hotel. Later walk around the famous local markets of Delhi.
Overnight stay at Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI – KHAJURAHO - BY FLIGHT (BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER)
Morning after breakfast our company representative will transfer you to Delhi airport to connect your flight for Khajuraho. Upon arrival Khajuraho transfer you to your hotel. Check in at hotel. Evening proceed to visit Khajuraho Temple. Khajuraho, the ancient Kharjjura-vahaka represent today a distinct pattern of art and temple architecture of its own reminding one of the rich and creative period it witnessed during the Chandella rule. It was the principal seat of authority of the Chandella rulers who adorned it with numerous tanks, scores of lofty temples of sculptural grace and architectural splendour. The local tradition lists eighty-five temples but now only twenty-five are standing examples in various stages of preservation. But for Chausath-Yogini, Brahma and Mahadeva which are of granite, all the other temples are of fine grained sandstone, buff, pink or pale yellow in colour. Yasovarman (AD 954) built the temple of Vishnu, now famous as Lakshmana temple is an ornate and evolved example of its time proclaiming the prestige of the Chandellas.
Later return to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the Khajuraho hotel.
DAY 03: KHAJURAHO – PANNA - BY SURFACE (BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER)
Morning after breakfast drive to Panna. Upon arrival Panna transfer to your hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit Panna National Park Safari.
Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The region, famous for its diamond industry, is also home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination.
Later return to hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
DAY 04: PANNA – KANHA - BY SURFACE (BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER)
Today before breakfast proceed for Morning safari of Panna National Park. After which return to hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Kanha. Upon arrival Kanha transfer you to your hotel. Kanha Tiger Reserve abounds in meadows or medians which are basically open grasslands that have sprung up in fields of abandoned villages, evacuated to make way for the animals. Kanha meadow is one such example. There are many species of grass recorded at Kanha some of which are important for the survival of Barasingha (Cervus duvauceli branderi). A dense forested zone with good crown cover has abundant species of climbers, shrubs and herbs flourishing in the understory. Aquatic plants in numerous "tal" (lakes) are life line for migratory and wetland species of birds.
Overnight stay will be at your hotel.
DAY 05: KANHA NATIONAL PARK - BY SURFACE (BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER)
Today Morning & Evening Kanha National Park safaris.
Rest day free for own. Overnight stay will be at your hotel.
DAY 06: KANHA NATIONAL PARK - BY SURFACE (BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER)
Today day free for leisure or Morning & Evening Kanha National Park safaris.
Overnight stay will be at your hotel.
DAY 07: KANHA – JABALPUR - BY SURFACE & JABALPUR - DELHI - BY FLIGHT (BREAKFAST + LUNCH)
Morning after breakfast relaxes at hotel. According to the time check out from the hotel and drive to Jabalpur. Upon arrival Jabalpur transfer you to Jabalpur airport to connect your flight for Delhi. Upon arrival Delhi our company representative will transfer you to your hotel. Check in at hotel.
Overnight stay will be at hotel.
DAY 08: DELHI – COLOMBO - BY FLIGHT (BREAKFAST)
Morning after breakfast proceeds for the short sightseeing of Delhi visiting.
Humayun’s Tomb & Jama Masjid (Mosque), Drive Pass India Gate, President House & Parliament.
HUMAYUN’S TOMB: Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, the widow of Humanyun, Humayun Tomb is one of the most spectacular monuments of the mughal era. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is known to the precursor of world famous Taj Mahal.
THE JAMA MASJID: Jama Masjid is the largest and glorious mosque in India which is situated just opposite the historic Red Fort, in Delhi. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan with red sandstone, this great architecture piece has three huge gateways, four angle towers and two minarets, both, which are 40 meters high, all these are constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.
After which proceed for the drive pass to India Gate, President House & Parliament.
INDIA GATE: Designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate is a 42 meters high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by the Duke of Connaught. This amazing structure commemorates the name of 85000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW I, the Northwest Frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan fiasco.
After which you can visit Qutub Minar (If time permits).
QUTUB MINAR: Qutub Minar is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Delhi and the tallest monument in India, was built in 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak. Qutab Minar is 72.5 meters high, has five distinctive storey’s and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top. Built with red sandstone, this tower of victory sports some of the finest carvings and the inscriptions of verses of Holy Quran.
According to the flight schedule timing transfers you to Delhi airport to connect flight for onward destination with the Sweet Memories of India Tour on behalf of DIVINE SAFARI’S TEAM!!!