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The Spirit of India

16 Nights Tours - Explore the spirit of India; we assure; who love the culture and wildlife has got a best chance to full fill his dream. The tour covers Capital city of India - Delhi, the symbol of Love – Taj Mahal, Rumble in the Chambal, the stunning temples of Khajuraho (1838 AD.  The jungles of Bandhavgarh and Kanha, Marble rocks of Jabalpur; the oldest stone structure in India – Stupa of Sanchi and most important  Jyotirlinga shrine of Shive – Omkareshwar.

Day 01 |  Arrival at Delhi

Following your arrival in Delhi transfer to your hotel. Evening sound and light show at Red Fort.
 
Day 02 | Delhi
A day's sightseeing in Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyen's Delhi (New Delhi). Evening free to shop around the busy Connaught Place.
 
Day 03 | Delhi – Agra (204 km / 02 ½ hrs)
Drive Agra by express highway; visit Agra Fort immediately after arrival. Later visit the well-preserved capital of Akbar - Fatehpur Sikri.
 
Day 04 | Agra – Jarar (Chambal) (70 km / 01 ½ hrs)
Taj visit by sunrise blushing in the rosy of glow, after breakfast drive to Jarar and check in at Chambal safari lodge. Visit to the medieval Temple complex of Bateshwar with over a 100 temples lined along the Yamuna River and site of the second largest animal fair in the country.
 
Day 05 | Jarar (Chambal)
Day to enjoy River Safari on the River Chambal for wildlife viewing – Gharials, Marsh Crocodiles, Gangetic River, Dolphins and over 300 species of birds. Later Camel Safaris through the ravines to the magnificent ruins of Fort Ater.
 
Day 06 | Jarar (Chambal) – Agra & fly to Khajuraho by AI 406 at 13:50 / 14:30 hrs
Today drive to Agra and fly Khajuraho (Flight operates on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday). Reach Khajuraho by flight. Guided tour of a few temples. Evening set for the Light and Sound show (English version) on the Western Group of temples complex; reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English. 
 
Day 07 | Khajuraho 
Morning trip to Raneh Falls. Afternoon tour to another group of outstanding temples. 
 
Day 08 | Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh (250 km / 05 hrs 
Five hours drive to Bandhavgarh National Park - an ideal place to view a wide variety of wildlife. Jungle safari by Jeeps.
 
Day 09 | Bandhavgarh  
Set for morning and noon Jungle safari on elephant back to spot tiger, gaur and other wild animals.
 
Day 10 | Bandhavgarh – Kanha (250 km 4 ½ hrs) 
Drive to Kanha National Park - one of India's best places to see the Tiger. It is the park which Kipling wrote about in Jungle Book.
 
Day 11 | Bandhavgarh – Kanha (250 km 4 ½ hrs) 
Morning and noon jungle trip in Jeep to view the abundant wildlife.
 
Day 12 | Kanha – Jabalpur (160 km 3 ½ hrs) 
Morning drive to Jabalpur, 'Marble Rocks', Visit them in the afternoon for the Dhuandhar or 'smoke cascade' where the Narmada plunges as a waterfall and stay on until nightfall when the snowy rocks are floodlit for a magical effect. Bhedaghat - here holy Narmada River passes through marble rocks which offers chance to enjoy boating view the natural beauty of natural rock formations. Later visit Chousat Yogini temple. 
 
Day 13 | Jabalpur – Sanchi – Bhopal (330 km 6 ½ hrs) 
Drive to Bhopal enroute visiting to Sanchi (Buddhist Stupa), Vidisha (Ancient trading town now deserted) and Udaigiri caves (remnants of rich art of Gupta period).
 
Day 14 | Bhopal – Omkareshwar (266 km 05 ½ hrs) 
Drive to Omkareshwar dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Visit two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). 
 
Day 15 | Omkareshwar (266 km 05 ½ hrs) 
Day on leisure.
 
Day 16 | Omkareshwar – Indore – New Delhi by 6E 435 at 10:05 / 11:30 hrs
Drive to Indore (77 km / 01 ½ hrs) to board in flight for New Delhi; upon arrival check in at hotel for wash and change. Evening set for the farewell dinner at Kingdom Of Dreams www.kingdomofdreams.in  : In this new Bollywood Theater, you will see a Bollywood show in a class of a very cinematic decoration; Dinner with choice of different venues & cuisine. Later in time take a flight for your onwards destination.
 
Day 17 | New Delhi - Onward 
Today in time take a flight for your onwards destination.

 
SUGGESTED HOTELS
 
Destinations Hotels Hotel Category Room Category No. of Nights
Delhi Jaypee Siddharth or Similar 5 Star Deluxe 02
Agra Wyndham Grand or Similar 5 Star Superior 01
Jarar Chambal Safari Lodge or Similar Resort Luxury Room 02
Khajuraho Clarks Khajuraho or Similar 3 Star Deluxe 02
Bandhavgarh Nature Heritage Resort or Similar Resort Deluxe Cottage 02
Kanha Krishna Jungle Resort or Similar Resort Deluxe Cottage 02
Jabalpur Grand Heritage Jacson or Similar Heritage Grand 01
Bhopal Jehan Numa Palalce or Similar Heritage Deluxe 01
Omkareshwar Narmada Resort or Similar Resort Deluxe 02
 
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