Taj, Tiger & Temple.

Taj, Tiger & Temple.

Tour Details

It is estimated in India there are only 3,000 wild tigers. On this trip, you will explore the natural habitat of this powerful predator in India’s national parks. There are also many other animals like leopards, Indian rhinos, gaurs, wild elephants, the Nilgais, Asia’s largest antelope, Chinkara gazelles, mountain deer and horse deer, wild dogs, jackals, crocodiles, and countless bird species. During this trip, You explore the wilderness by jeep and go for walks in nature. The capital city of Delhi, the elegant Jaipur, many wonderful temples and of course the unforgettable Taj Mahal complete the experience.

Highlights

Explore the big city  in Delhi

Experience the legendary Taj Mahal at sunset

Visit Khajuraho Temples

Go insight into traditional crafts in Jaipur

Journey in the footsteps of the king of the jungle

Wildlife up close: face to face with fascinating animals

Sleep in the most beautiful luxury resorts / Hotels

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Your trip begins in Delhi, where you will be met when you arrive at the Delhi airport and driven to your Hotel. Take a rest or relax in your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast, meet your guide to explore the imperial city of New Delhi with its wide avenues and imposing buildings. New Delhi also has fascinating historical sights to offer, such as the 72-meter-high Qutub Minar and the mausoleum of the great Mughal Humayun, which is considered the architectural forerunner of the Taj Mahal. Later you will drive through New Delhi a little and can admire the National Monument India Gate, which was modeled on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was built to commemorate World War I, and the Presidential House.

After Lunch takes a trip back in time in Old Delhi, where Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, testifies to Delhi’s past as the capital of Islamic India. Passing the Red Fort, the Mughals’ palace, which owes its name to the outer walls made of red sandstone, your journey takes you to Moonshine Square – “Chandni Chowk” – this is one of the oldest and busiest market places in the city. You can dive deeper into the streets and alleys of Delhi on a rickshaw ride.

Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur

From Delhi Hotel you drive to Jaipur, the fast-growing capital of the state of Rajasthan. With a university, theaters, cinemas, museums, numerous art monuments, the city is both an industrial city and a cultural center. In the late 19th century, the city was painted pink color for the visit of the British king – in Rajasthan’s tradition, this is the color of hospitality.

After arrival, the afternoon is at your leisure to take a stroll through the market, for example. The city has also preserved some handicraft traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.  You will see silversmiths, jewelry makers, and other local craftspeople.

Day 4:  Jaipur

After breakfast, a true masterpiece of Mughal architecture awaits you: the imposing Fort Amber, which sits enthroned on a steep mountain slope north of Jaipur. With the jeep, you drive past the artistically designed Mughal garden, up the winding cobblestone path to the main gate of the complex. Behind you await the public audience hall, the magnificent Ganesha gate, and the mirror palace. From the galleries and terraces, you also have a wonderfully wide view of the valley and the mountains of the Aravalli chain. On the way back to the city you will see the “Palace of the Winds”, behind whose ornate facade the ladies of the court watched the goings-on on the street. Jaipur also knows how to impress with its magnificent architecture. You will visit the magnificent city palace, which testifies to an era of abundance and is still partly used as the residence of the former Maharaja. A short walk away welcomes you to the Jantar Mantar Observatory. The accuracy of the instruments – including the largest sundial in the world – is still impressive. Here you can end the impressive day in peace.

Day 5  Jaipur – Ranthambore

After breakfast, make your way to Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park has a reputation for being the best place to spot tigers. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel immediately. The comfortable resort. In the open grasslands, you can spot desert foxes, jackals, and many different birds. The resort offers great comfort and is equipped with all the amenities to relax after a safari. The delicious meals are prepared from ecological products and purely vegetarian.

Day 6: Ranthambore

Spend the day on private safari tours in the national park (morning and afternoon) and experience India’s exciting wildlife. You have the opportunity to observe animals that have become very rare on our planet. Your chances are good to see one or more of the majestic Bengal tigers. But of course, not only tigers populate the national park, but whose rich flora also revolves around the ruins of a 10th-century fort. With a little luck, you can also spot leopards and hyenas. Swamp crocodiles live in the shallow waters and the air is filled with the song of countless birds.

Day 7:  Ranthambore – Agra

On the way to  Agra stop on your trip, you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, one of the most important examples of Mughal architecture. The great Mughal Akbar had his capital built here in the 16th century with bricks made of red sandstone but had to be abandoned shortly after completion due to lack of water.  Along with your tour guide, you will visit the monumental Agra Fort – which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside the world-famous Taj Mahal, and the Itmad-ud-Daulah Mausoleum, which is nicknamed “Baby Taj”. Later the time has finally come: You will experience the sunset over the magical Taj Mahal. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had built for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, still shines today in white marble in incomparable perfection and beauty.

Day 8: Agra – Khajuraho

You can design the morning as you wish. You will be picked up around the afternoon and driven to the railway station to board a day train for Khajuraho., You will be expected there and taken to your hotel.

Day 9: Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh

After breakfast, meet your guide to explore the best parts of the city together. Khajuraho is one of the seven wonders of India and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples with erotic representations of scenes from the Kamasutra enjoy worldwide renown and attract many tourists every day. The sanctuaries were built between the 10th and 12th centuries and their builders liked to spread the legend that they came from the moon. Even if the originators of the temples most likely came from this world: the erotic sculptures and reliefs not only delight the curious voyeur in each of us but are also impressively crafted. In addition to erotic scenes, everyday situations are also depicted.

Check-out from the hotel, on the way to your journey to Bandhavgarh, where you can end the day in your beautiful accommodation, Resort is located on the edge of the national park and, thanks to its idyllic location, offers ideal conditions for relaxing days in the wilderness. Elegantly and comfortably designed with many natural materials, the interior reflects the character of the lodge and the national park. The daily changing menus provide a lot of culinary variety.

Day 10: Bandhavgarh National Park

The Bandhavgarh National Park is located in the Vindhya hills and is home to spotted deer, black goats, wild oxen, sloths, horse deer, Nilgau antelopes, leopards, and tigers. The diverse birdlife includes oriole, parakeets, hornbills, and partridges. Today you will go on private Jeep safaris in the national park in the morning and in the evening. Experience the untouched nature up close and enjoy your stay in this very special place.

Day 11: Bandhavgarh  National Park to the Kanha National Park

After another morning jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park, your journey takes you further to the Kanha Tiger Reserve – one of the largest national parks in the country. You need a bit more luck on your safari to spot tigers, Asian wild dogs, hyenas, panthers, and gaurs – the largest living representatives of cattle. More than 300 species of birds in the park, listen to their songs on an evening stroll or relax in the resort.

Day 12:  Kanha National Park

Today you go on a private safari in the national park in the morning and in the afternoon. It is best to always have your camera ready, many of the shy animals only show up briefly.

Day 13: Kanha National Park to Pench National Park

Today, leave Kanha behind and make your way to Pench. The forests of what is now Pench National Park contain the story of the famous jungle book written by British-born writer Rudyard Kipling at the end of the 19th century.

Day 14:  Pench National Park

Today you use the whole day to further explore Pench National Park on private jeep safaris (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). In the period between the safari trips, you can walk through the village and experience rural life up close or relax in the resort.

Day 15:  Pench National Park to Tadoba National Park

After breakfast, your journey takes you to the next national park: the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, the oldest and largest national park in the Indian state of Maharashtra. An area of ​​over 100,000 square kilometers, which is largely covered by densely forested hills, is home to an estimated 60 tigers as well as a large number of mammals such as leopards, lip bears, Guare, and various other ungulates. Crocodiles lurk in the water, pythons, and cobras meander through the forest. On the banks of the river, in particular, you can observe a large number of water birds, including many endangered species.

Day 16:  Tadoba National Park

Today you will fully devote yourself to exploring the national park. You go on a private Jeep safari in the national park each morning and evening. Experience the untouched nature up close and keep an eye out for the shy big cats. The chances are not bad here to actually spot one of the beautiful animals.

Day 17: Tadobal National Park – Nagpur – Delhi

After a last private jeep safari in the national park, you will be taken to the airport in Nagpur to fly back to Delhi. Back in the capital, you will be taken to your hotel near to the airport.

Day 18: Departure Delhi

After breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to return flight it is time to say goodbye to India, which has surely delight you with its beauty and species-rich wildlife. With many exciting impressions and fantastic photos of your trip in your luggage,