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Tour Name: India Family Tour - Tigers & Taj (WT13)

Places Covered: Delhi–Jabalpur–Kanha–Bandhavgarh–Khajuraho–Agra–Jaipur–Delhi

Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days

India Family Tour embraces to go on beyond the boundaries of the traditional journey to discover India and an opportunity to explore an unparalleled wildlife, geographically, genetically and culturally is perhaps the most diverse country on planet earth to observe Tigers & its habitat in India's two most famous Bandhavgarh & KanhaTiger Reserves. A memorable time for sightseeing at the country’s best known cultural and historical sites – The overgenerous, renowned carvings of the temples of Khajuraho - a UNESCO world heritage site and Jaipur - capital of the state of Rajasthan, the taste of the Royal families comprises the famous Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort and mind-blowing monuments the best architectural examples of India. In the great cities of Delhi we’ll see spectacular architecture and the great old towns. And of course, we’ll visit the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most beautiful monuments and Red fort in Agra both UNESCO world heritage sites. We’ll stay in friendly game lodge and comfortable accommodations.

Day 1: Depart from home / Delhi, India
Depart on your international flight to arrive in Delhi International Airport. Welcome & assistance by Tiger Expeditions Representative and transfer tohotel Saptagiri, New Delhi. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Meals Aloft)

Day 2: Delhi /Jabalpur/Kanha Tiger Reserve
After breakfast transfer to Delhi airport to board in Kingfisher flight Delhi / Jabalpur at 10:00/11:35 hrs. After arrival at Jabalpur Airport we’ll drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve (5 hrs drive/ 250 kms) arriving in the afternoon we check in Kanha Safari Lodge, Mukki gate. (B, L, D) 
Day 3/5: Kanha Tiger Reserve
We enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife excursions by open Jeep and elephant back. We will have an opportunity to visit local schools, take guided nature walks, watch the elephants bathing or if we prefer just relax around the lodge. We will spend four nights at Kanha Safari Lodge, Mukki gate. (B, L, D Daily)

Day 6: Kanha Tiger Reserve/ Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
After breakfast we drive to the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. En-route we’ll visit local markets, villages and stop in the sleepy town of Mandla (sacred city for Gond tribals) where the Narmada river, second holiest to the Ganges, is the center of activity. Temples and ghats line the banks of the river. Upon arrival check in Eco lodge, Bandhavgarh. Tonight we will enjoy an outdoor barbeque dinner cooked over an open flame. We will spend four nights at Eco lodge and will join the group as per main itinerary. (B, L, D)

Day 7/9: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
We enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife excursions daily. Wildlife viewing is by open four-wheel drive vehicle and possibly from the back of an elephant. During our nights at Eco Lodge, we will enjoy stargazing and cooking revelation. (B, L, D Daily)

Day 10: Bandhavgarh / Khajuraho
After breakfast we take a morning drive to Khajuraho (UNESCO World Heritage site) passing through the villages and countryside of Madhya Pradesh. We arrive Khajuraho to check in hotel Ramada. After lunch visit to Khajuraho temples. Temples built by Chandela rulers in the 9th and 10th century AD. Variety of many inspirational temples, including exuberant and erotic carvings superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture celebrating the pleasures of life and the sublime joy of love. After site seeing in Khajuraho around sun set, we will go to see a light & sound show (1 hour) which is at walking distance from the hotel. Tonight dinner is at hotel Ramada, where we will spend the night. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Khajuraho / Orchha / Jhansi / Agra 
After breakfast we drive to the medieval city of Orchha set amidst rolling hills and teak forest on the banks of the Betwa River. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone. Palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain their pristine glory. Late afternoon we depart for Jhansi Railway Station and board the (Shatabdi Express #2001) at 1756hrs to arrive Agra at 2025hrs. Overnight at Agra's hotel Utkarsh Vilas. (B, L, d)

Day 12:  Agra
An early morning snack with tea/coffee helps us to get awake as we will move to see the famous Taj Mahal early in the morning to catch the sunrise and also contemplate all the color changes of Taj Mahal’s white marble due to reflection happening during sun rise. Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jhan in the Memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This white marble mausoleum is one of the world’s finest architectural wonders & “Symbol of Love” built at the bank of river Yamuna.
After breakfast visit to Agra Fort which is another UNESCO World Heritage monument of red sand stone built by third Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. Return to hotel for Lunch followed by late afternoon visit to local market.
Dinner and drinks will be hosted at office of Tiger Expeditions. Overnight stay at hotel Utkarsh Vilas. (B, L, d) 

Day 13: Agra / Jaipur
After early morning breakfast we board our vehicles and travel to jaipur (240 kms, 5 hrs), en route visiting Mughal capital "Fatehpur Sikri".  Jaipur, capital of the state of Rajasthan. It is known as the “Pink City” because of the reddish color applied to the old city walls and palace as a symbol of welcome to a visiting Prince. A labyrinth of fascinating bazaars, opulent palaces and historic sights, tradition and modernity exist side by side. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. We’ll spend night at the hotel Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Jaipur / Delhi
This morning elephant ride take us to Amber Fort, Rajasthan's ancient capital to experience the royal lifestyle of the Maharajas. We visit Jag Mandir (hall of victory) and its famed Sheesh Mahal where the walls and ceiling are embedded with Belgian mirrors. En route to Hawa Mahal - the Palace of winds.  We enjoy sighting seeing of Jaipur up to late lunch hours. Post lunch we board our vehicles to leave Jaipur to arrive Delhi (258kms/5 ½ hrs). Upon arrival, we transfer to hotel Saptagiri, New Delhi. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 15: Delhi
Following breakfast we begin our sightseeing with the visit to a mosque and Humayun’s Tomb: An UNESCO - World Heritage site, known as Tomb of Humayun. This Unique building structure is the best example in Delhi. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Humayun was the second emperor of the mughal. The first substantial example of a garden tomb on charbagh pattern with high arches and double dome was erected by Humayun's queen Hamida Banu Begam (Haji Begam) in AD 1570.
After lunch at famous Mughal kitchen Karim we drive to Akshardham Temple. It is a Monument to World Peace, and is nicknamed “India’s Spiritual Theme Park”. Visiting national museums, we return to the hotel for wash & fresh. Following our special farewell dinner at this hotel we transfer to the airport for the international flight check-in. (B, L, D)

Day 16: Delhi / back home
Meet our connecting flights home. (Meals Aloft)