Jungle Safari Tour

13 NIGHTS 14 DAYS

DELHI – JAIPUR – RANTHAMBORE – BHARATPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA – ORCCHA – KHAJURAHO – BANDHAVGARH PARK – KANHA NATIONAL PARK – NAGPUR – MUMBAI

This tour gives you an opportunity to have a glimpse of the unparallel beauty of fauna and flora in Indian jungles. These National Parks are home to Tiger, the majestic animal on earth. You will also see chital deer, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, Nilgai antelope, four-horned antelope, Indian Bison, wild dog, leopard, blue bull, Indian fox and bear in their natural habitat. Visit Ranthambore Park where tigers are relatively easy to spot, Bandhavgarh National Park which has highest concentration of tigers in any park in India and Kanha National Park which is famous for providing setting for well known Kilpline’s classical novel, the jungle book. Also visit Kaldeo Ghana Park which is a perfect habitat for an amazingly variety of birds including endangered Siberian cranes in winter. Besides the wild life, you also get a chance to visit Historical Delhi, Imperial Agra famous for Taj Mahal, Orccha, Khajuraho and Mumbai.

1

Day:

Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.
Later we go for sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi.
See the grandeur of the Mughal Empire, the majestic Red Fort. It has served as the capital and center of operations for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for two centuries. This majestic monument is now used as a platform by the Prime minister of India to address the people of the republic on the eve of Independence Day.
Board on to a rickshaw and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the intricate alleys of Chandni Chowk.
We will visit Jama Masjid; Jama Masjid is the oldest and one of Asia’s largest mosques. It was built by Shah Jahan in the year 1656.
We will visit India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament buildings.
India Gate is an arch that was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War 1. The memorial even imprints the names of British and Indian soldiers who laid their lives during Afghan war. This splendid monument was designed by Edwin Luyten. There is an immortal flame that burns throughout the day and night as a mark of remembrance.

In the close vicinity of the India Gate lies the Parliament House which is a circular colonnade building housing offices of various ministries and a well-stocked library. This imperial style architectural monument comprises of open air verandah and 144 columns. It is indeed a sight to watch.
Next to the Parliament House is Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residential estate of President of India. This magnificent monument cannot be compared to any other monument in terms of its size, immensity and magnificence. Rashtrapati Bhawan houses 4 storeys and 340 rooms.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
2

Day:

Delhi- Jaipur

(260 KM, 5 Hours )

In the morning leave for Jaipur
Arrive and check in at hotel
Jaipur, commonly known as the Pink city of the country is the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan. The city is called the Pink city as most of the structures in the city are tinted with pink color, a pictorial treat to the eyes. The city is the melting pot of Indian tourism as it boasts of numerous well-known monuments.

Afternoon city tour of Jaipur.
We will visit City Palace and Museum.
City Palace is a complex of palaces with many courtyards. Owing to the imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, the palace stands apart from other palaces and forts of Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the palace still serves as a residence for the royal family. The structure is a souvenir of the strong regal past, a royal symbol of magnificence.

Near City Palace is Hawa Mahal, the distinctive landmark of the city. Popularly known as Palace Of Winds was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city and enjoy street festivals from the windows.

Also visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by Jai Singh II. It is one of the largest and best preserved observatories out of the five in the country. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes.
Overnight stay.
3

Day:

Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amer Fort.
Ascend by painted elephant up to the fort. Amber Fort is set on top of the hill and is known for artistic style incorporating both Hindu and Rajput elements. Built from a pale yellow and pink sand stone and white marble is perfect fusion of art and architecture.
Visit Diwaan-e-Aam and Diwaan-e-Khaas. Diwan-e-Aam or Hall of Public Audience’ was used to listen to grievances of people by the King there. The hall stands on two rows of ornamented pillars and opens on three sides. ‘Diwan e-Khaas’ means the ‘Hall of Private Audience.’ Here, kind used to meet his royal guests, ministers and other dignitaries.
Sukh Niwaas also known as Sukh Mandir has beautiful sandal wood and ivory doors. It is also a great piece of engineering as a channel running through the hall would carry cool water which worked as an air cooler to keep it cool during summer. This was also called residence of pleasure as the kings used to spend time with their queens and sometimes with their mistresses.
The Sheesh Mahal which means palace of mirrors is the most beautiful hall of Amer Fort. The Walls and ceiling are carved with beautiful paintings and flowers even those are made with pure glass. The reason for building the hall was that in those days, the queen could not sleep in open, but she loved to see the stars shining. The most stunning aspect of this hall is that if you light two candles, then the reflection converts that into thousand of stars.
Rest of the day is free for you to explore local bazaars.
Overnight stay at hotel.
4

Day:

Jaipur – Ranthambore

(170 KM, 4 Hours )

In the morning leave for Ranthambore National Park. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Ranthambore National Park is well known for its Tigers and is a photographer’s delight. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora – species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.
The landscape of park is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok and Pipal trees and clusters of mango trees. The terrain here is made of massive rock formations, perennial lakes and streams. The forest suddenly opening up into large areas of Savannah. The landscape of Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary varies between impregnable forests and open bush land. The forest in the park is the typically dry with Dhok being the most prominent tree.
Overnight stay.

5

Day:

Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is the biggest national park in Rajasthan. Beautifully set against the backdrop of aravalli hills and on the banks of Chambal and Banās River, it gives a unique experience of wilderness. It is a host to a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Royal Bengal tigers are the prime attraction of this park. In spite of exotic flora and fauna, the park also houses impressive forts, ancient temples and magnificent palaces.

Enjoy wild life safaris into the park in the morning and afternoon in a jeep or a canter. Jeeps are open topped 4 wheel drive vehicle which can accommodate up to 6 people at a time. Canter is an open 20 seater mini bus. The tour lasts approximately 3 ½ hours.

Overnight stay.
6

Day:

Ranthambore – Bharatpur

(255 KM, 6 Hours )

In the morning leave for Bharatpur National Park. Arrive and check into the hotel
Visit Bharatpur, also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary provides a totally unique experience as it is a host to many rare species of migratory birds. The park is a combination of marshland, scrubland and grassland. You will explore the park in a rikshaw or by walk and capture rarest species that have migrated from China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Siberia, Europe, and central Asia. The rarest species found here are Siberian cranes, the Siberian Greyleg Goose, the Chinese Bareheaded Goose, Painted Stork, Pipit, Warbler, Wagtail, White Ibis and the Marsh Harrier.

Overnight stay.

7

Day:

Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

(65 KM, 1 ½ Hours)

Morning leave for Agra. Stop en-route to visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is located at the distance of 37 kms from Agra and served as the short term capital city of the Mughal Empire under the sovereignty of Akbar the Great. This place was founded in 1569. Akbar ordered for the construction of grand mosque as a token of gratitude to the saint who had predicted that he would be blessed with a son. When prediction of the saint came true, Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. He even constructed three palaces for his favorite wives. The city was a perfect representation of Indo Islamic style.
Later Proceed to Agra. It is a destination for love and history. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is one of the most visited tourist destination. Boasting the grandeur of one of the Seven Wonders of The World, Taj Mahal and various UNSECO World Heritage Sites, the city has been declared as the heritage place of India.

Visit world famous Taj Mahal
Defined as the most extravagant monument ever constructed for love, this splendid tomb has become the tourist symbol of India. It was built by the Emperor, Shah Jahan , in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death had left the Emperor heartbroken. The monument is renowned for its stylish domes, exceptionally carved screens, and for finest inlay work.
Next stop is Agra Fort. It is an imperialist fort situated on the banks of river Yamuna and served as the center of operation for the Mughal emperor Akbar. The fortified walls of the fort encompass several palaces and houses like the Moti Masjid, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangiri Mahal, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc. It is the finest architectural monument built in red sandstone.
Then we shall set out for Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Located on the peripheries of the Agra city, the ruler started the building, his tomb during his lifespan, but later was concluded by his son Jahangir. The monument includes trimming lawns with exceptionally engraved gateways and white marble memorial. This monument flawlessly absorbs the best of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs, representing the new religion started by Akbar, the DEEN-E-ILAHI.
Overnight stay at hotel.

8

Day:

Agra – Orccha – Khajuraho

( By Train – 2 Hours + 180 KM, 4 Hours)

In the Morning transfer to railway station to board a train for Jhansi.
Upon arrival short drive to Orccha, which is situated on the banks of River Betwa. The historic town of Orccha is endowed with a tranquil environment. The erstwhile capital of Bundelkhand rulers was founded by the 16th century and is known for the architectural grandeur of numerous palaces, temples and monuments. This historic city has been a testimony to rich cultural heritage.
Visit Rai Praveen Mahal and Raja Temple.
Then proceed to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho, commonly known as the Land of Moon was the erstwhile capital of Chandela rulers. Astonishing sculptures and architecture of buildings in this temple town is a perfect example depicting Indo- Aryan style of construction. Due to this fact, Khajuraho has been declared as a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Arrive and check in to hotel
Overnight stay
9

Day:

Khajuraho – Bhandavgarh Park

(240 KM, 6 Hours)

In the morning visit the temples.
The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho sing the saga of the unbelievable architectural skills. The ancient groups of temples here are signs of rich culture and are mainly styled in the format of ‘Nagara’ architecture. The elaborate carvings of the temple depict the lifestyle and culture of that era. This display of bold images with such accuracy and exquisiteness has the quality of stimulating and thus have been a sight of astonishment of the world.
Then drive to drive Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh situated in Madhya Pradesh is more than just a national park. Ever since its declaration as National park in 1968 under Project Tiger every possible effort has been made to protect the habitat. The result of which is the highest population of nearly extinct cats in the country. Bandhavgarh National Park is home to majestic royal Bengal tigers. The wilderness of tigers steals the show at the park. The best time to see the animals is during dawn or dusk when jungles are bustling with activities. The park has been divided into three major zones named as Tala, Magdi and Bamera.
Overnight stay.
10

Day:

Bhandavgarh National Park

Early in the morning set out for the adventurous trial on the Jeep Safari to spot the tigers in the national park.
Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and today it is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. The popularity of this park lies in the fact that it has highest density of tigers in India. It is also called a white tiger country. The chances of spotting a tiger here is higher than any other national park in India. Apart from tigers, it is also home to leopards, wild boars, rhesus, gaur, nilgais, spotted deer, sambar, dholes, sloth bears, macaques, black faced langurs, hyenas, jackals, foxes, wild dogs, chinkaras and ratels.
Take another safari in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at resort.
11

Day:

Bhandavgarh -Kanha National Park

( 245 KM, 6 Hours)

Morning Drive to Kanha National Park
Arrive and check in at hotel
Kanha National Park is one of the renowned parks in the world. The park hosts numerous endangered species in the area of 940 sq km. The famous sunset point in the park is the most alluring aspect and magnetizes a huge flock of tourist towards it. The landscapes are stunning combination of luxuriant meadows, wooded slopes, and dense stands of forest that stretch as far as you can see. Kanha’s wildlife is unrivalled.
Overnight stay

12

Day:

Kanha National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon jungle safaris in the park.
Kanha National Park has an amazing variety of flora and fauna. More than hundred tigers live in this park besides a big number of prey animals. The park also has good number of Leopards but their sight is rare. There are also about 400 Swamp Deer, the only sub species of genus. Besides these, if lucky you may also come across Indian Bison or Gaur coarse grazer that weighs up to one ton and is one of the most awesome creatures on Earth. Sambar Deer are the largest in number. A pack of wolf or indolent sloth bear is also a very exciting sight.
Overnight Stay.
13

Day:

Kanha National Park – Nagpur – Mumbai

( 255 KM, 6 Hours + By Flight – 1 ¼ Hours)

In the Morning leave for Nagpur airport to board a flight for Mumbai. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight stay.
14

Day:

Mumbai & Departure

In the morning we will leave for city tour of Mumbai as numerous attractions in the city are waiting for you to uncover the tales that led to the making of these majestic attractions.
We will visit Gateway of India; a monument situated on the south front of Mumbai, constructed to honor the visit of King George and Queen Mary to the city of Mumbai in 1911. The basalt arch edifice is 26 meters high. Being the most famous tourist attraction in the city, the edifice has been named as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai.

Then we will visit Hanging Gardens that are also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. These terraced gardens are situated on the top of the Malabar Hill. One gets a chance to view the sunset over the Arabian Sea. The Hanging Gardens are a great escape from the madness of Mumbai.
Prince of Wales Museum will take you back to the bygone era. The museum houses rare and ancient artifacts of Indian history and objects from foreign lands. The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, integrating elements from other style of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain.
In the Evening transfer to airport to board a flight for onward destination.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this a group tour?

No, this is a private travel exclusively for you, your friends and family who may accompany you on the tour.

Is this trip possible for single traveler?

Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveler. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.

May I choose dates according to my choice?

Yes, since this is a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice. Only in case of certain tours, we have to check if there are any operational difficulties for organizing a tour of your choice. Certain tours are not possible for particular period which we shall let you know. Besides, the cost may vary depending on seasonality.

Could you provide us international flights to India?

It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.

Is visa service included in your cost?

No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

Is it possible to make extension or modify tours?

Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.

What’s included in the cost?

Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. Our cost also includes some other services viz Elephant ride at Amer fort in Jaipur, camel safari in Jaisalmer and boat tour in Varanasi. We shall send you all details at the time of sending you quotation.
We may also include other services viz lunches, dinners or other services if you wish. We may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.

Are domestic flights and trains are included in our cost ?

Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.

What kind of hotel accommodation is provided ?

We provide minimum standard (3 star or similar), superior (4 star or similar), deluxe (5 star or similar) hotels and the cost will depend depending on category of hotels. We can send you quotation for the category that you are interested in. We usually provide heritage or palace hotels which fit in your category of hotels. We may also mix the hotel category if you prefer and can also provide you rates based on hotels of your liking in all places if you like.

When do I have to pay?

We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services unless otherwise informed at the time of sending you quotation. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.

I am interested. What is next step?

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Why State Express

Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.

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Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.

Our infrastructure

We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.

Our fleet of vehicles & drivers

We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.
Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.

Our choice of hotels

We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.

Our tour itineraries

All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.

24 X 4 assistance during the tour

We provide you clients real 24X7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.

Response time

We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.

Personalised Service

Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.

Good value for money

We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.

Call us at +91 11 47674000 or email us on info@statexp.in for all the details on this itinerary and what is included in your tour. We shall be glad to make any amendments in the tour if you so wish and send you our best quotation and details of the tou to suit your budget and interest.

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