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ESSENTIAL INDIA

19TH FEBRUARY – 4TH MARCH 2025

India is a fascinating mixture of history, culture, and breath-taking wildlife. Join us in her mystical wild spaces in search of Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Asian Rhinoceros and Elephant and a host of smaller mammals. India is also home to a dazzling array of birdlife…all in all…

this will be the safari of a lifetime.

Day 1 – Delhi

Upon your arrival at IGI, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Dinner will depend on your flight and what time you arrive in Delhi.

Overnight at : The Suryaa Hotel

Day 2 – Delhi sightseeing

Today after our leisurely breakfast we get into our coach for sightseeing/photography of Delhi. Options are – Visit Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, drive to the parliament buildings, India Gate & Humayun’s tomb.

Overnight at : The Suryaa Hotel

Day 3 – Delhi to Agra

Today after our breakfast we drive to Agra (Aprox 5 hrs). Upon arrival we check in to the hotel and have lunch. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra fort and Itmad ud Daula (Baby Taj). There will be time to shop for stonework and curios.

Overnight at : Crystal Sarovar Premiere

Day 4 – Agra to Bharatpur

Today after breakfast we drive to Bharatpur, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Transfer to Bharatpur and check-in to The Birder’s Inn. After lunch, a visit to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

One of the best reserve parks for avifauna in the world, the Sanctuary is the most tempting tourist destination for bird lovers. A safari in the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is an alluring and refreshing experience in the tranquility of nature, with melodious birds chirping everywhere. Now known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the park is among the few protected parks, conserving hundreds of unique bird species.

Overnight at : The Birder’s Inn

Day 5 – Bharatpur to Jaipur

After breakfast, we drive to Jaipur. Enroute, visit Abhaneri, one of the oldest surviving step wells in Rajasthan and probably India. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. After lunch, some sightseeing of Jaipur and a visit to the famous Amer fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and a drive through the Wind Palace and Water Palace. Time will be set aside for shopping.

Overnight at : Hyatt Place or similar

Day 6 – Jaipur / Jhalana

Morning and afternoon game drives in Jhalana Wildlife Sanctuary to look for Leopards, Hyena and other wildlife in the area

Overnight at : Hyatt Place or similar

Day 7 – Jaipur / Jhalana to Ranthambhore

Morning game drive in Jhalana Wildlife Sanctuary to look for wildlife in the area. After breakfast, transfer to Ranthambhore. Check in to your hotel in time for lunch. A late afternoon visit to the Ranthambhore fort to get an overview.

Overnight at : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 8 – Ranthambhore National Park

Morning & afternoon game drive in the park to look for Tigers and other mammals.

Overnight at : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 9 – Ranthambhore National Park

Morning & Afternoon game drives in the park.

Overnight at : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 10 – Ranthambhore to Delhi

Morning game drives in the park. After breakfast, check out and transfer to Delhi with packed lunch.

Overnight at : Taj Vivanta or similar

Day 11 – Delhi to Kaziranga

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guwahati. Transfer to Kaziranga with lunch on the way. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge.

Overnight at : Infinity Lodge Kaziranga

Day 12 – Kaziranga

Morning & Afternoon game drives to the park to look for One Horned Indian Rhino, Wild Elephants and other wildlife & birds in the area.

Overnight at : Infinity Lodge Kaziranga

Day 13 – Kaziranga

Morning drive to Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary to see the only indigenous ape found in India, the Hoolock Gibbon. A full day exploring this rich and diverse rain forest. Other primates include the Stump-tailed Macaque, Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, and Capped Langur. In the afternoon, we drive back to Kaziranga and drive to the park to look for One Horned Indian Rhino, Wild Elephants and other wildlife & birds in the area.

Overnight at : Infinity Lodge Kaziranga

Day 14 – Kaziranga to Guwahati to Delhi

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Guwahati airport with packed lunches, to catch our flight back to Delhi.

Overnight at : Taj Vivanta