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LIONS AND TIGERS OF INDIA

DURATION : 16 Nights / 17 Days

DESTINATIONS : Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Ahmedabad - Zainabad - Rann of Kutch - Bhavnagar - Sasan Gir - Hingolgarh - Ahmadabad - Mumbai

Tour Highlights

Best Season: January- February- March November and December

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The tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal and nearby Fatehpur Sikri, the 16th-century Mughal capital, before arriving at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, home to hundreds of rare species including egrets, kingfishers and the spectacular migratory Siberian cranes. Next we will journey to famous Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places to see tigers in the wild.

A highlight of the trip is a two-night stay in the Pink City - Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Few places in India showcase such a glittering array of sights: imposing Amer Fort, the bejewelled City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and the teeming city bazaars.

On reaching Gujarat, our focus moves back to the natural world: we’ll visit the otherworldly salt flats of the Rann of Kutch, famed for its population of Asiatic wild ass, and Sasan Gir National Park, home of the last surviving population of the majestic Asiatic lion. We’ll take safaris into the park in search of the big cats and other wildlife. En route between these two far-flung natural wonders, a stopover in the atmospheric old town of Bhavnagar is included – giving a fascinating glimpse into Gujarati life.

Our Wild West adventure ends with a visit to the nearby Hingolgadh Sanctuary, before a drive takes us to the Gujarati capital, Ahmedabad, followed by an enjoyable train ride south to Mumbai.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asiatic lions at Sasan Gir National Park
  • Tiger-spotting at Ranthambore National Park
  • An elephant ride at Amer Fort, Jaipur
  • A visit to the Rann of Kutch, the salt flats located on western tip of Gujarat
  • The colourful, exuberant city of Jaipur
  • Flexible tailor-made booking options

Short Description

A fascinating journey through exotic Rajasthan and the western state of Gujarat exploring the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural abundance. Tigers at Ranthambore, lions at Sasan Gir, birdlife at the Bharatpur and Hingolgarh sanctuaries can be seen together with a kaleidoscope of historic forts, palaces, towns and remote villages to make this tour an unforgettable experience.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Arrive at the international airport of Delhi.

After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport. Later board the vehicle and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight stay at Hotel (Room only)

Day 2: Delhi - Agra (approx. 210 kms - 3 hour drive)

After breakfast, drive by surface to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Afternoon visit Agra Fort, whose mighty red sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. 

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 3: Agra - Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri (approx. 70 kms - 2 hours)

Early morning, visit Taj Mahal (remains closed on every Friday).

Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor.

Later after breakfast, we leave Agra and drive to Bharatpur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri (Distance: 70km appx). The deserted royal city constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. We also visit the mosque behind the palace, which is designed to hold ten thousand worshippers.

After the sightseeing, drive to Bharatpur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 4: Bharatpur - Ranthambore (Approx. 220 kms / 5 hour drive)

Early morning we enjoy cycle-rickshaw ride to Bharatpur bird Sanctuary. Nesting indigenous water birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.

After lunch, we drive from Bharatpur to Ranthambore National Park (Distance: 220Km appx).

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Ranthambore Sightseeing

Morning and evening game drives into Ranthambore National Park.

Note: Jeep - maximum 6 person can sit at one time / Canter - maximum 16 or 20 seater 

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Ranthambore - Jaipur (Approx. 160kms / 4 hour drive)

Morning after breakfast we drive towards Jaipur (Distance: 160km appx).

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, is the colorful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich cultural heritage and colorful past, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. Jaipur was the first planned city of its time with imposing forts, dazzling palaces, beautiful gardens and markets. In the evening, we explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 7: Jaipur Sightseeing

Morning visit, Amber Fort, approx.11 km away from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber Fort, Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later, we proceed to the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture.

Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date.

We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market without being seen by the world through its 953 stone Jharokas (mini windows).

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 8: Fly Jaipur - Ahmedabad

Today morning we will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight for Ahmedabad.

Upon arrival check into hotel, rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel or can explore the surroundings on your own.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 9: Ahmedabad- Zainabad (Approx. 110 kms / 3 hour drive)

This morning after breakfast we drive from Ahmedabad to Zainabad (Distance: 110Km appx). Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.

The culture of Zainabad has a blend of both Saurashtra and Kutch, making it very unique. This is reflected in the architecture, arts and crafts of this region. The hospitality of the people of Zainabad is sure to touch your heart.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 10: Zainabad - Rann of Kutch (approx. 350 kms - 7-8 hour drive)

Morning drive to Kutch, on arrival check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 11: Rann of Kutch - Bhavnagar

Morning Jeep Safari in Rann of Kutch a salt marsh bedecks the western tip of Gujarat with its surreal charm. The name that springs from the inherent geographical features of this land literally means a "salt marsh" or "salty desert" of Kutch. 

Later drive from Kutch to Bhavnagar (approx. 514kms - 10 hour drive)

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax. Bhavnagar is sixth largest city of Rajasthan. E
Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 12: Bhavnagar - Sasan Gir (approx. 220 kms / 5 hour drive)

Today we visit Gandhi Smriti, memorial for Mahatma Gandhi. We can see lots of pictures and artifacts starting from his childhood life to his assassination. He was a great man, a man of principles and values, and who taught us to lead a simple and truthful life.

Later we drive to Sasan Gir National Park (Distance: 220Km appx).

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 13: Gir national park

We go on safari to explore wild life into Gir Forest Sanctuary. Gir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions. Here we get an opportunity to watch those rare Asiatic Lions coupled with thousands of other elusive wild animals and hard-to-find birds like uncommon Asiatic wild ass, hyenas, Gir foxes, pygmy woodpecker, brown fish owl and black buck etc.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 14: Sasan Gir - Hingolgadh (Approx. 200 kms / 5 hour drive)

This morning we drive from Sasan Gir to Hingolgadh (Distance: 200Km appx).

Later we visit Hingolgadh Sanctuary, we get opportunity to watch Chinkara, Bluebull, Wolf, Jackal, Foxes, Indian Porcupine, Indian Hare, Hyena, Flying foxes and the likes add an animated fervor to this jungle. Almost 230 different kinds of birds render this area into their domicile over the year.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 15: Hingolgadh - Ahmedabad (Approx. 182kms / 5 hour drive)

Today we drive from Hingolgadh to Ahmedabad (Distance: 195Km appx).

Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and relax.

Rest of the day is free to explore local market.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 16: Fly Ahmedabad - Mumbai

After breakfast, In time departure transfer from Ahmedabad airport to board our flight to Mumbai.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 17: Depart Mumbai

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

                                                                           ****Tour Ends****

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  1. Accommodation in Double OR Twin / Single / Triple Room as per the hotels mentioned or similar (as per availability) on Bed & Breakfast basis (BF from D2)
  2. Transportation in an air-conditioned car with driver.
  3. Assistance on arrival & departure.
  4. Monument entrances as per the details listed in the program.
  5. Local English-speaking guide in all the cities as per the sightseeing (the guide may alter the chronology of visits as per requirement)
  6. Gift on departure by Monks & Monkeys Travel
  7. 02 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day.
  8. All Government Taxes (till date)


The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic flights & Airport Departure Tax from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  2. Visa fees for India: compulsory; to be obtained from the Indian Consulate of your country of residence; passport valid 6 months after return date)
  3. Facility of E-visa available upon arrival (please check Govt of India website : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html)
  4. Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  5. Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.

Terms & condition:

  1. As of now no accommodation is confirmed and rooms are purely subject to availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.
  2. Standard check-in time for all the hotels is 14h00.
  3. Standard check out time for all the hotels is 12 Noon.
  4. Early check-in & late check-out subject to discretion of respective hotel.
  5. The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, delay, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur due to “force majeure”

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