Wildlife Tour of Himalayas

21 DAYS - 20 NIGHTS

Route: New Delhi » Rishikesh » Rajaji National Park » Jim Corbett National Park » Dudhwa National Park » Lucknow » Varanasi » Bandhavgarh National Park » Panna National Park » Khajuraho » Orchha » Agra » Jaipur » New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – New Delhi

Welcome to India, You will be received by our “Incredible Real India Tours” representative or your driver at the international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative/driver will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight in Hotel.

Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Delhi was a major city in the old trade routes from northwest India to the Gangetic Plains.

Day 2 – Rishikesh

This day visit Rishikesh surrounded by hills on three sides, Rishikesh is a small town built on the sandy banks of river Ganges. This is an excellent place to stay and study yoga, meditation and other aspects of Hinduism. On arrival check in at hotel evening walk down to Triveni Ghat by the Ganges river to witness evening “aarti” which starts at 1800 hrs. Hundreds of people congregate here each evening to witness traditional Hindu prayer. Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 3 – Rishikesh

Morning visit the nearby temples and the suspension bridge, Lakshman Jhula, which was built in 1929 to replace the rope bridge. This is where Lord Rama’s brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on a jute rope, and the old Lakshman Temple is on the west bank. Evening at leisure for own activities and to enjoy the facilities of the resort, overnight will be stay at hotel.

Day 4 – Rajaji National Park  

This you will have an opportunity to explore Rajaji Ji Naitional Park and on arrival visit the settlement of “Gujjars” a local tribe. Just see the lifestyle of local people who live inside the jungle and are one of the most friendly of all Indian tribes. Spend the morning with them and then come back to hotel for lunch. In the evening proceed for the elephant safari in the Rajaji national park. If one is lucky then you can see a big cat like a tiger or leopard or wild asian elephants, along with the antelopes, spotted deers, sambhars, wild baors, jungle fowls, porcupine, wolf, jackals, and a score of migratory birds. Come back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Rajaji National Park – Haridwar

This day after breakfast once have a short visit of Raja Ji National Park for enjoying the scenic beauty of this beautiful park later proceed to Haridwar situated right on the banks of holy river Ganges.. On arrival check-in your hotel. Evening visit to see the beautiful Aaarti at Harkipauri, overnight stay will be at hotel.

Day 6 – Jim Corbett National Park

This day proceed to Corbett National Park on arrival check in at hotel after freshen up ready for another joy ride in the national park to see the panoramic view which has witness highest growth rate in the population of Tigers in India, later return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7 – Jim Corbett National Park

Gear up for an enthralling tour of the wilds at Corbett where you will proceed towards Dhikala by Canter also visiting Corbett Museum on the way. After this safari guests will be safely transferred to their hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 – Dudhwa National Park

Proceed to Dudhwa National Park, situated very close to Nepal Border Elephant ride, tiger tracking, animal viewing, bird watching and rhino watching are main highlights of this tour. Overnight will be stay at hotel.

Day 9 – Dudhwa National Park

This day you will have an opportunity to explore jungle from elephant back ride in the jungle for tiger tracking and animal viewing. The jungle visits lasts for about two hours. Return to the rest house for breakfast & lunch. One can walk around the surroundings or bird-watch or drive to the jungle for watching rhinos from a watch tower. Overnight stay in the rest house.

Day 10 – Lucknow

Proceed to Lucknow on arrival check into a hotel. After a brief leisure move out for the sightseeing tour of Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs and Begums built in Islamic architecture. The places to visit are Bera Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Amina Bazaar. Over night stay will be at hotel.

Day 11 – Varanasi

Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the most important religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the old city near the Ganges River, you will see holy men, holy cows, and holy temples all over the place.

Day 12 – Varanasi

Early in the morning at the time of sunrise we take you to banks of the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges, You can visit Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Benares Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts dating back to 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath. Overnight will be stay at hotel.

Day 13 – Bandhavgarh National Park

As we continue on the Tiger Trail to Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh is truly one of India’s magnificent wildernesses with a relative abundance of tigers compared to other National Parks increasing our chances of spotting that elusive tiger – there are so many other interesting animals and birds to see- so you will not be disappointed.

Day 14 – Bandhavgarh National Park

Morning and Evening game drives into the National Park by jeep accompanied by a naturalist. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 15 – Panna National Park

Set out on a morning game drive into the pristine Panna Tiger Reserve, known for its tigers and leopards, as well as its hyenas and wolves. Then return to Khajuraho to explore temples covered in tantric sculptures depicting everyday activities and attitudes.

Day 16 – Khajuraho

Home to the beautifully preserved ancient and famous temples which are infamous for their explicit carvings depicting the full range of the Eroticism (Kama Sutra). Overnight in Hotel.

Day 17 – Orchha

Situated on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha has changed little over the centuries. Originally a hunting area, it became the centre and capital of the Bundela. Orchha is situated on one of the cleanest rivers in India, the Betwa and has more temples and palaces than any town of this size deserves! We spend our time here with a exploring the palace and temples scattered across the peaceful countryside, walking in rural areas untouched by modern life and meeting the very friendly local people. The river water is cold but clean enough to swim in. You will have free time afterwards to stroll the few streets or walk along the river. Maybe spend the evening taking in the puja ceremony between 7pm and 8pm – it’s held twice daily at the Ram Raja Temple, depending on the season. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 18 – Agra

Quintessential Mughal city that was the capital of their empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Apart from Taj Mahal, theirs is the magnificent Agra Fort to visit. Evening at leisure in your hotel.

Day 19 – Jaipur

Drive to the “pink city” of Jaipur, named after its buildings of soft pink stucco. The morning drive leads you to Agra via Emperor Akbar’s deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal capital Encounter Rajasthani grandeur at the City Palace, where rare manuscripts, swords, and paintings are on display. At the 17th-century astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar, view a magnificent 90-foot sundial, and then admire the elaborate facade of the Palace of Winds.

Day 20 – Jaipur

Spend the morning at the Amber Fort, a majestic fortress-palace decorated with intricate paintings and mosaics. This afternoon, there is time to explore Jaipur’s vibrant arts and crafts markets on your own. Travel into the countryside for a special dinner with folk entertainment.

Day 21 – New Delhi

Drive back to New Delhi, enroute stop at Neemrana Palace for lunch before continuing directly to New Delhi’s international airport for your late night flight home or to your onward destination. Ends Here.

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Services Included

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES WITH FOLLOWING SERVICES

  • This package tour is personalized & individual and can be started at any time of the year. This tour is based on private departures, where you are benefit from having a private executive car and freedom to stop en-route for breaks or for photographic opportunities.
  • Air-conditioned car with driver, all inclusive. Fuel for car, Insurance, Road and State taxes, Toll taxes, Parking fees and all transport related expense including Driver’s food and lodging.
  • Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting and sufficient English to communicate with you.
  • The car will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sightseeing as you want enroute.
  • Double bed room with breakfast and all taxes included.
  • Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Transfers and land transportation according to proposed itinerary.
    Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels by our company representative.
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort in Jaipur.
  • Sunset time Boating in Lake Pichola.
Services Not Included

FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES

  • Tips, laundry, telephone bills, postage, and Beverages. Meals unless specified.
  • Entrances to Monuments and other specified destination.
  • Movie/video camera fee at monuments.
  • Domestic or International airfare unless specified.
  • Medical or baggage insurance.
  • Airport Departure taxes, Visa Charge
    Tips and gratuities.
  • Any other service that has not been specified
  • Your game safaris in the National Parks unless specified above.
  • New Year, Christmas, festivals & Events Period (supplements to be advised, if required)
Special Notes

SPECIAL NOTE FOR YOUR HELP AND INFORMATION:

  • Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Hotels, train & flight reservations are subject to availability.
  • Fares/rates are subject to change.
    Euro, British Ponds and Dollars easily exchangeable in India.
  • Any other service that has not been specified and you want to add, please let us know.
  • If any above hotel is sold-out then other similar level hotel is guaranteed.
  • During travel, if you want to change any hotel, you have to inform us 7 days prior.
  • We are not responsible for any political demonstration, Natural calamity, Traffic jams etc.
  • We are not responsible for any flight or train cancellation or no-show at the last moment. In such situation the compensation and dealings will be between you and the concerning company, we are not obliged to play role as mediator.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur is subject to availability of elephant.
  • Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
  • Red Fort (Delhi) is closed on Monday.