Palaces, Priests & Pugmarks
| Best of Luxury Wildlife India tours with 3 National Parks |
17 Nights & 18 DaysDestinations : Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Udaipur – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Jabalpur – Delhi
India has often been referred as a tiger country with its tigers, lions and leopards. A worthwhile visit for any wildlife enthusiast or nature photographers does involve the sightings of these amazing creatures and few places to ensure the most exciting wildlife India tours, are the National Parks of Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh & Kanha. While Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha are the most popular among the luxury wildlife India tours for the north and central India, southern destinations like Nagarhole and Kabini have a charm of their own.
This program is popular among the wildlife India tours mainly due to the fact that it also includes some of the most popular destinations in north India. If someone has a little over two weeks in hand, then they can easily go for this tour. This would include the golden triangle cities along with another most popular city in Rajasthan i.e. Udaipur. Besides the golden triangle and Rajasthan, it also takes you to the most ancient living city on earth - Varanasi. Hence the name of this itinerary 'Palaces, Priests & Pugmarks' symbolizes the three distinct highlights of the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, wildlife and the temple city of Varanasi. Varanasi is famous for its sacred river Ganges and the numerous temples and their priests. Centuries old rituals and traditions are still followed by these holy priests in Varanasi.
The most common animals that one can spot during the wildlife India tours include Leopards, Tigers, deer, Chital, Striped Hyenas, Nilgai, langurs, Jackals, Black bucks and Indian Wild Boar. Ranthambhore national park has the rare species of Royal Bengal Tigers, Chinkaras, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Porcupines, small Indian Mongoose and Longeared Hedgehogs. There are almost two hundred and seventy two species of birds, most famous ones being Woodpeckers, Flamingos, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Sandpipers, Gulls, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Owl, Pigeon, Dove, and Eagles. The forest is dry deciduous with almost three hundred species of trees. Dhok or Anogeossis pendula forms majority of the tree cover. There are also Neem trees, Dhak or Chila trees also known as the 'flame of the forest' , Babul trees and Imli or Tamarind trees.
Bandhavgarh national Park is also an essential destination of the wildlife India tours. An interesting highlight of this park is the story of White tiger which was found in this park and captured by a Mahajara. There are approximately two hundred and fifty species of birds and around twenty two species of mammals. One can find Nilgai, Wild Boar, Leopards, Sambar, Barking Deer, Asiatic jackal, sloth bear, grey mongoose, Bengal fox, striped hyena and Chinkara. Large variety of Birds can also be spotted like Red Jungle Fowl, Grey Hornbill, Common Teals, and White Breasted Kingfisher.
- Visit Ranthambore National park which is one of the best wildlife parks in India famous for the ‘ Royal Bengal Tiger’.
- Early morning and evening Game drive in Bandhavgarh&Kanha National Park.
- Climb up the Amer Fort on an Elephant back, like the Maharajas of olden times
- Early morning boat ride on the sacred river of Ganges.
- Sightseeing of Khajuraho’s famous temples.
- See a theatrical presentation of the story of the TajMahal.
Program SummaryThe wildlife India tours for North usually commence in Delhi as it is easier to cover all the wildlife national parks from Delhi. In this tour, first two leisurely planned days are kept in Delhi, to overcome jetlag. Then you will drive to Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur and then Udaipur with two nights at each destination.You would just love this tour for the simple fact that it takes you to three amazing national parks in a single wildlife tour. You will also visit the ancient civilization of Varanasi and the city of exotic temples - Khajuraho. After Khajuraho, your program will take you to Central India's parks - Bandhavgarh and Kanha, which are renowned to be some of the best choices for luxurious India wildlife tours. You can stay at a luxury jungle camp along with some class luxury Taj properties in Bandhavgarh and Kanha.
ExclusionsPersonal expenses such as cold drinks, laundry charges, telephone calls, portrage, excess luggage charges, tips, mineral water & all other items of personal nature & also food & drinks not forming part of itinerary | Any domestic and international airfare | Any other item which is not included in tour land price includes section.
Wildlife India tours can not be taken during the monsoon months of June to September as the major zones are closed for the jungle safaris. Thick grass cover due to monsoon rains make it nearly impossible to spot any animals. Best time for all wildife India tours would indeed be between th emonths of October to March. Winters in north and central India lasts from November to February. However, March is still pleasant in the beginning with the start of summers from end of March and early April.
If visiting 3 parks in one wildlife tour, then perhaps two game drives at each should be sufficient. However, it is important to remember that wildlife India tours are not just about spotting Tigers as there are lot of other interesting flora and fauna to explore too. For those who want more safaris, even four or six safaris can be added in each destination, depending on the time they have.
Ranthambhore can be easily visited en-route between the city of Taj Mahal - Agra and capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur. It also has a record for a high number of sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Infact, one of Alluring India’s guests was lucky enough to see six tigers during their two days of luxury wildlife India tour. Alluring India recommended them to book a total of four safaris at Ranthambhore and helped them in selecting from our many wildlife India tours, further tailor-made to their specifications. Bandhavgarh and Kanha are located in Central India and can be reached by driving from the Khajuraho airport and exiting from the Jabalpur airport. There are some amazing luxury properties in these areas that Alluring India uses for its guests for hassle free and memorable wildlife India tours. Please write to our travel experts for a free consultation.