A two week India and Nepal tour covering the cultural and wildlife highpoints of both India and Nepal. This wildlife holiday offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities in the Central Indian Tiger Reserve of Bandhavgarh as well as in Nepal's most famous National Park Chitwan. Also included in your India and Nepal tour, are Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, famous for its erotic temples, Varanasi, regarded as the Holiest of Indian cities, and the mystical city of Kathmandu.
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Duration: 28 NIGHTS - 29 DAYS
Day 01, ARRIVAL IN DELHI:
Late night arrival in Delhi. Welcome by Swan Tours representative who assists you to transfer to the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02, DELHI – JAIPUR:
After breakfast, on day 2, drive to Jaipur. On arrival, explore the splendid Amber Fort, perched on a hill. To go up to its entrance, delight in an elephant trip. Complete the check-in procedures at your hotel once you reach Jaipur. Later on, continue for sightseeing covering The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Stay overnight.
Day 03, JAIPUR – RANTHAMBORE:
After having breakfast; hit the road to Sawai Madhopur for Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, check-in at your jungle resort. Popular as one of the largest national parks of the northern area of the nation, Ranthambore is the home of a good population of the big felines. Take a jungle safari in the afternoon. Stay overnight.
Day 04 - 05, RANTHAMBORE:
Days 4 and 5 of the trip are scheduled for all-day long jungle safaris into the park with lunch breaks in the afternoon. This previous hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it has a variety of plants and fauna. Throughout the safari, spot various animal species including Chinkara, Common Kraits, Common Palm Civet, Toddy feline, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Common Frog, Five-striped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Kraits, Cobras in addition to around 272 bird types.
Day 06, RANTHAMBORE – BHARATPUR:
Relish an early morning jungle transact in the park. Have breakfast at the jungle resort and later on, start driving to Bharatpur to check out the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It was previously called Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. On arrival, finish the check-in formalities at your jungle lodge. The night is arranged for a short walk inside the park. Admire the flora of Keoladeo. Stay overnight.
Day 07, BHARATPUR:
On the 7th day of the trip, indulge in bird watching during a boat flight, spotting of 370 types of birds. The list of avifauna species of the park consists of Painted Stork, Common Parakeet, Great Egret, threatened Siberian Crane, Comb Duck, Gadwall, Shoveler, Common Teal, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck and so on. Common Indian gray mongoose, spotted deer, fishing cat, Jackals, Hyenas are a few of the animal species that are discovered in the park. Overnight stay.
Day 08, BHARATPUR – AGRA:
Today, after breakfast, start driving to Agra. On the way, stop at the old deserted Mughal capital of
Fatehpur Sikri where you explore its different structures inside including Jodha Bai Palace, Buland
Darwaza, Panch Mahal, and Diwan-i-Aam and so on. Proceed to Agra. On arrival, check-in at your hotel.
Later on, leave for sightseeing of the Taj Mahal- among the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a white
marble mausoleum, constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved better
half Mumtaz Mahal. The other sightseeing highlight is Agra Fort, likewise called Red Fort. Stay overnight.
Day 09, AGRA - JHANSI – KHAJURAHO:
On the 9th day of the trip, post breakfast, get moved to the train station to board a train to Jhansi. On
arrival, hit the roadway to Khajuraho. Unwind for a long time. Later on, leave for sightseeing of the
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho temples. These temples, put up during the reign of Chandela
rulers, glorify erotica. Stay overnight.
Day 10, KHAJURAHO – VARANASI:
The early morning of day 10 is booked for another visit to the world-renowned Khajuraho temples.
Later, get the on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Varanasi. On reaching, complete the
check-in procedures at your pre-booked hotel. Later on, continue for sightseeing where you may visit
the popular temples and the local exchanges. Overnight remain in Varanasi.
Day 11, VARANASI - KHAJURAHO- BANDAVGARH:
Enjoy early morning boat trip (during sunrise) in the holy waters of river Ganga. Observe the culture of
this sacred ancient city. Later, enjoy a walk around the Ghats. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, get
moved to the airport, to board a flight for Khajuraho. On arriving in Khajuraho, leave for Bandhavgarh
National Park, by the roadway. Late night arrival in Bandhavgarh the Park has a huge variety of flora and
fauna along with is well-known as breeding grounds for a number of deer types. Total the check-in
formalities at your jungle lodge.
Day 12 - 13, BANDHAVGARH:
Days 12 and 13 of the tour are booked for morning and night jungle safaris in the national park. A
wildlife safari into the former hunting premises of the Royalty of Mewar is an exciting activity. There is a
high possibility that you may spot the huge cats here as the park has a high density of tiger population.
The prime wildlife attraction during the safari includes Panther, Spotted Deer, Sambhar deer, Nilgai
(Blue bull), Gaur, Wild Boar and as many as 280 flora and fauna species.
Day 14, BANDAVGARH – KANHA:
Participate in tiger tracking in the park today. Post breakfast hit the road to Kanha National Park,
popular as the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's well-known novel "The Jungle Book'. On arrival,
check-in at your jungle lodge. At night, enjoy a movie on wildlife and stay overnight in Kanha.
Day 15, : KANHA
After breakfast carries on to morning safari into Kanha National Park, one of the well-maintained
nationwide parks in the nation. Throughout the safari, spot a large range of plants, together with animal
species such as Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, sloth bear, Indian wild pet and Barasingha, popular as the
Pride of Kanha. Do not miss out on seeing the sunset at the Bamni Dadar point, which is also referred to
as the Sunset Point. Overnight Stay.
Day 16, KANHA – NAGPUR:
The early morning of day 16 is for a wildlife safari into the park. Back to the resort for breakfast. Take
some rest. At night, begin driving towards Nagpur. On getting here in Nagpur, complete the check-in
formalities at your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 17, NAGPUR – KOLKATA:
Have breakfast at the hotel. Get an on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Kolkata. On
reaching, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, interact with the locals,
enjoy regional cuisine, and visit the city's popular attractions such as Howrah Bridge, Birla Planetarium
etc. Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 18, KOLKATA - GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA:
In the morning, get moved to the airport to board a flight to Guwahati. On arrival, drive to Kaziranga
National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. House to 2-3rd of the world's population of One-horned
Rhino, this national forest is among the most popular ones likewise. The rest of the day is totally free for
leisure activities. You can take a nature walk or can merely admire the forest surroundings. Stay
Day 19 - 20, KAZIRANGA:
Days 19 & 20 of the trip are booked for morning & evening jungle rides in the park. In addition to one-
horned rhinos, the significant wildlife tourist attractions at the park include swine, Barasingha deer, Hog
deer, Asian elephants, Rose-ringed parakeets, Jungle fowls, Pallas's fish eagle, Great Indian Hornbill,
Wreathed Hornbill, Old World babblers and so on. In the evening, enjoy dinner with the bonfire.
Day 21, KAZIRANGA - GUWAHATI – DELHI:
Post breakfast, get moved to the Guwahati airport. Board a flight to Delhi. When you reach the capital
city of India, complete the check-in at your hotel. The evening is set up for some rest and supper.
Day 22, DELHI – KATHMANDU:
On day 22, get the on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Katmandu. Upon reaching
Katmandu, check-in at your hotel. Relax for the rest of the day or indulge in pastime such as engaging
with the locals, exploring the nearby market on foot, tasting the regional renditions and so on. Stay
Day 23, KATMANDU- CHITWAN:
Have breakfast at the hotel. Check out the Pashupatinath temple for Darshan. Continue to Chitwan
National Park (by flight). Previously called Royal Chitwan National Park, this national park is a UNESCO
World, Heritage Park. This park is the home of an excellent population of single-horned Asiatic
rhinoceros, Gharial Crocodile, and the Bengal tiger. On reaching, check-in at the lodge. The evening is at
leisure. Stay Overnight.
Day 24 - 25, CHITWAN:
Days 24 and 25 are reserved for elephant trips and bird enjoying at the park. Throughout the safari, you identify animal types that consist of Leopards, Golden jackals, uncommon marbled feline, spotted linsangs, Four-horned antelopes, palm civets, Hanuman langurs, Indian pangolins, and endangered hispid hare and so on. The park is home to 534 bird species including Gould's Sunbird, slender-billed babblers, Slaty-breasted rail, Bengal Pittas, Pallas's Fish-eagle.
Day 26, CHITWAN – KATHMANDU:
Today, after breakfast, get moved to the airport to board a domestic flight to Kathmandu On reaching,
finish the check-in rules at your hotel. Leave for sightseeing of Kathmandu or Basantpur Durbar Square,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now referred to as Hanuman Dhoka, it is the social and religious center
of the city. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 27, KATHMANDU:
Post breakfast on day 27, leave for sightseeing of Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares- UNESCO World
Heritage Sites. The list of tourist attractions may consist of the Patan Museum, Golden Window, Krishna
temple, Mini Pashupati Nath, 55 Window Palace and so on. At night, you can either unwind or take a
leisure walk in the Thamel area- an important tourist destination, real estate various shops, dining
establishments, and hotels. Stay overnight.
Day 28, KATHMANDU - DELHI:
After having breakfast, start your daytime with exploring of the other World Heritage Sites -
Swayambhunath & Pashupatinath. Swayambhunath likewise called the Monkey Temple, it is an ancient
spiritual complex, located on a hilltop. Pashupatinath temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, it is among the
world's most popular temples. Later on, get the on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight to Delhi.
On coming, check-in at your hotel for an overnight remain.
Day 29, DELHI SIGHTSEEING- DEPARTURE:
After having breakfast, leave for a city tour of Old & New Delhi including Red Fort, the intricate of Qutab
Minar, Jantar Mantar & so on. After that, indulge in last minute shopping at the popular local markets.
Get shifted to the airport to board a flight for your forward trip.