Romantic India and Jungle Safaris 12 Nights
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Duration : 12 Nights 13 Days

Romantic India & Jungle Safaris - 12 Nights / 13 Days (Delhi - Raipur - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Panna - Khajuraho - Delhi - Agra - Delhi)

Thank you for choosing to Travel with Dook Travels. We are a leading luxury experiential travel company and we take exceptional care of our guests in order to make a difference. Our commitment to sustainable responsible travel, community empowerment and conservation is world renowned. By embarking on this journey with us, you are helping us realise our vision.

Our private tailormade journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itinerary below has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences. 

Highlights of the Itinerary:

  • Breathtaking architecture and urban vibe in Delhi.
  • Exotic Indian wildlife on game drives with Dook Travels trained naturalists at Kanha; Bandhavgarh & Panna National Parks. 
  • The 10th century temples of Khajuraho.
  • The famous Taj Mahal.
Specially Created for:

  • Wildlife & Culture

Your Journey at a Glance (Custom-Designed Itinerary):

Day 1

  • Meet and greet at New Delhi’s International Airport.
  • Transfer from Delhi airport to the hotel.
  • 2 Overnights in The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi.
Day 2

  • Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.
Day 3

  • Transfer to Delhi Airport for flight to Jabalpur.
  • Transfer from Jabalpur airport to Kanha (Approx. 4 hrs drive).
  • 3 Overnights in Banjaar Tola Lodge, Kanha.

Day 4

  • Morning and afternoon game safaris by shared jeeps.
Day 5

  • Morning and afternoon game safaris by shared jeeps.
Day 6

  • Morning game drive at Kanha.
  • Drive for about 6 hrs to Bandhavgarh.
  • 3 Overnights in Mahua Kothi Lodge, Bandhavgarh.
Day 7

  • Morning and afternoon game safaris by shared jeeps.
Day 8

  • Morning and afternoon game safaris by shared jeeps.
Day 9

  • Morning game drive at Bandhavgarh.
  • Drive for about 4 hrs to Panna.
  • 2 Overnights in Pashan Garh Lodge, Panna.
Day 10

  • Morning and afternoon game safaris by shared jeeps.
Day 11

  • 1.5 hrs drive to Khajuraho.
  • Sightseeing of western group of Chandela Temples.
  • Flight from Khajuraho airport to Delhi.
  • Transfer from Delhi airport to hotel.
  • 1 Overnight in Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi.
Day 12

  • Drive to Agra (For about 3 hrs).
  • Upon arrival, check into your hotel.
  • Sightseeing of Agra Fort & Taj Mahal at Sunset.
  • 1 Overnight in Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel, Agra.
Day 13

  • Sightseeing of Taj Mahal at Sunrise.
  • Drive back to Delhi for about 4 hrs where on arrival you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board your flight back to home.

Glossary:

  • B&B = Bed and Breakfast Basis

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi 

  • On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel “The Taj Mahal”. One of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital, The Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities. The hotel is a city landmark, centrally located, in close proximity to key areas. It is a 40-minute drive from the airport and near the bustling city center, Connaught Place. 
  • Check in time is of 1400 hrs.
  • Spend two nights at The Taj Mahal Hotel. Accommodation is in a Club Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Delhi

  • At a time of your convenience, the day is kept for guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi which includes:
  • Chandni Chowk - Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in india. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character.
  • Jama Masjid - The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Dhowk.
  • After sightseeing of Old Delhi, you will be taken for lunch (to be paid directly).
  • After lunch, you will be taken for guided sightseeing of New Delhi which includes:
  • Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar, a tower in Delhi, India, is at 72.5 meters the world's tallest brick minaret. Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of indo-islamic architecture. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun's Tomb is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. 
Day 3: Delhi - Raipur - Kanha 

  • Today, you will be met and chauffeured to Delhi airport (with packed breakfast) to connect flight for Jabalpur (flight details to be advised depending upon the time of travel).
  • On arrival in Jabalpur, you will be met by your driver and chauffeured for about 4 hrs to Kanha National Park. Prime tiger wilderness, Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected under Project Tiger, aimed at preserving this magnificent animal, and remains a renowned conservation area. This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s south-western border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife. A huge population of various deer and antelope, including the extremely rare barasingha, supports a large number of Tiger, Leopard, Jackal and Wild Dog.
  • On arrival in Kanha, check into your lodge “Banjaar Tola”. Overlooking the lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park, at Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp you are one with the environment. Admire stunning river views from the privacy of your own veranda or share the experiences of the day on dramatic decks facing the Banjaar River.
  • Spend three nights at Banjaar Tola Jungle Lodge. Accommodation is in Luxury Tent with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. Breakfast; lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps.
 
Days 4 & 5: Kanha National Park 

  • Explore the sal and bamboo forests of kanha national park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Explore the meadows, or maidans, where scores of grazing herbivores attract tiger, leopard and wild dog to the edges of the clearings. On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the banjaar river or the many perennial streams that run through the park. Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt.

Day 6: Kanha - Bandhavgarh National Park 

  • Following your jungle safari and lunch, a drive of approximately 6 hours will take you to Bandhavgarh National Park.  An essential stop on any serious tiger safari, Bandhavgarh National Park is renowned for one of india’s highest concentrations of  this magnificent animal. A relatively small park with a thriving tiger population, it offers guests a good chance of encountering the king of the jungle, as well as a selection of other exotic wildlife. Cradled between the picturesque Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, Bandhavgarh boasts a breathtaking mixture of dense green valleys and rocky hills. Tropical forests and woodlands are interspersed with flat grasslands and serene waterholes.
  • On arrival, check into your lodge “Mahua Kothi”. Guests in search of an authentic jungle experience won't be disappointed at mahua kothi bandhavgarh jungle lodge, where just 12 kutiyas scattered around an original homestead disappear into the bamboo fronds. Given over to natural forest, the vast grounds create a park-like atmosphere that guests are free to explore on bicycles invitingly parked in the private courtyards of their jungle suites.
  • Spend three nights at Mahua Kothi Jungle Lodge. Accommodation is in Air Conditioned Luxury Cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast; lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps. 


Days 7 & 8: Bandhavgarh National Park 

  • Explore the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. On an afternoon drive, watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calls of jackal getting ready for the hunt.


Day 9: Bandhavgarh - Panna National Park 

  • Following your jungle safari and lunch, a drive of about 4 hrs will take you to Panna National Park. One of the most pristine, quiet and beautiful of India’s wilderness areas, Panna National Park is the ideal place to escape to for serene appreciation of the country’s sheer natural beauty. The diverse landscape of gorges, plateaus, forests and the majestic ken river creates surprises around every corner. Although the tiger population of the park is sparse, panna is home to no less than five other species of cat - leopard, jungle cat, leopard cat, rusty spotted cat and caracal. Hyenas, wild dogs, jackals, wolves and foxes are also found here, together with India’s ‘Big Four’ snakes, the spectacled cobra, russel’s viper, saw scaled viper and common krait. 
  • On arrival, check into your lodge “Pashangarh”.  Taj safaris’ new jungle safari lodge comprises a cluster of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, with magnificent views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole, which has been host to numerous tiger and resident antelope sightings.
  • Spend two nights at Pashan Garh Panna Wilderness Lodge. Accommodation is in Stone Cottage with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on full board basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner) including scheduled game drives by shared jeeps.

Day 10: Panna National Park 

  • Explore the teak forests of Panna National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle. Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle. Venture in search of the sloth bear, wild dog, sambar deer and other wildlife. On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the ken river. Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt.  

Day 11: Panna - Khajuraho - Delhi 

  • After an early breakfast you will be met and driven for about 1½ hrs to Khajuraho. A small village in the rural depths of madhya pradesh, khajuraho is an unlikely setting for a world heritage site. Yet it is here that some of the most beautiful temples in India, containing examples of the finest temple art in the world, rise above the jungle. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the vindhya hills, the great temple complex that has made khajuraho famous features intricately carved buildings dating back to between the 10th and 12th centuries. 
  • On arrival in Khajuraho you will be taken for short guided sightseeing of Western Group of Chandela Temples. Originally a group of 80 temples of which about 25 remain today, the temples of Khajuraho fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. The temples strike a perfect balance between architecture & sculpture and represent the expression of a highly matured civilization.
  • After spending some time at the Western Group of Chandela Temples, you will be chauffeured to Khajuraho airport to board your flight for delhi ((flight details to be advised depending upon the time of travel).
  • On arrival in delhi, you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel “Taj Mahal”.
  • Spend one night at The Taj Mahal Hotel. Accommodation is in Club Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 12: Delhi - Agra 

  • Today a drive of about 3 hrs will take you to Agra. The city of agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors akbar, jahangir and shah jahan and attracted artisans from persia and central asia. Agra is where emperor shah jahan engraved his immortal love for his empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work.
  • On arrival you will be met and assisted to check into your hotel The Oberoi Amarvilas. The hotel is located 600 meters from the taj mahal and all the rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort takes you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable.
  • Later you will be taken for guided sightseeing of Agra which includes:
  • Agra Fort - The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, The Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
  • Taj Mahal to view it by sunset. Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
  • Spend one night at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Accommodation is in Premier Room with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 13: Agra - Delhi - Departure Delhi 

  • This morning you again will be taken for guided sightseeing of Taj Mahal to view it by Sunrise
  • Return to hotel for breakfast and some rest followed by another drive of about 4 hrs to delhi where on arrival you straightaway will be taken to Delhi International airport to board your flight back to home or onward destination (Flight to be booked and issued at your end).
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation at all hotels.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and overland trips by 01 air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Travel journal.
  • All internal regular flights in economy class subject to change at the time of issuing.
  • Entrance fee and services of english speaking local guide during sightseeing.
  • Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trip.
  • All current taxes as on date.
Taj Safaris Lodges: The prices are inclusive of:
  • Accommodation 
  • Park fees 
  • Photographic fees (non-professional) 
  • Services of english speaking naturalist 
  • Forest guide fees 
  • Cycle of three meals daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers.
  • Teas and coffees 
  • Laundry (6 pieces per person/per day).
  • Scheduled safari activities morning and evening by shared jeeps.
  • Refreshments on game drives.
  • All applicable taxes.
Exclusions:
  • Any international/domestic airfare / airport taxes.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Items of personal nature like tips , laundry, phone calls etc
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit 
  • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
  • Any insurance

Taj Safaris Lodges: The prices are Exclusive of:

  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Champagne, cognacs, premium brand spirits, fine wines and cigars. 
  • Gratuities
  • Any additional taxes and levies.
Notes:
  • Wednesdays the afternoon game drives are not operational in Madhya Pradesh parks as per the rules of park government. Optional activities are offered to our guests at the lodge which they can take in consultation with lodge Manager when they arrive at the lodge.
  • The wildlife tour is based on current national park costs/policies. The state government (forest department) occasionally introduce new rules and fees with very little warning and at short notice.
  • Taj Mahal in agra is closed on every Friday.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Prices are subject to change as per change in government / hotel / airline policy without prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary. 
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned in our proposal only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • Hotel check-in 1400 hours, check-out time 1200 noon.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.
  • Until such time as confirmation of services is received from Dook Travels this is a quotation only and is subject to availability as no reservations have been made.
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning, should there be any increases in park fees, fuel, sales tax or vat, third party services, or any other circumstances beyond our control in the regions featured in this quote/booking.
  • All guests must take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment.
  • In order to comply with international insurance requirements all airline tickets must clearly show the passenger’s title, surname, name and initial (as indicated in their passport).  As this applies to both scheduled and charter flights we would be grateful if you could provide us with this information at the time of confirmation. Your internal flights have been organized by us. While we take the maximum care to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for you Dook Travels is not responsible for the fitness of the carriers or the safety standards of the carrier company.
  • In order to comply with international insurance requirements Dook Travels can only reserve seats, be it on a provisional or confirmed basis, on both domestic/scheduled or charter flights.
  • Please note that airfares may increase between time of booking, time of payment and the ticket being issued. Any costs incurred due to amendments will not be borne by Dook Travels .
  • Dook Travels cannot be held responsible should airlines discontinue flights on certain routings or change scheduled timetables, resulting in missed connections etc. Should an amendment in a routing or itinerary be necessary we will re-quote you accordingly
  • Dietary Requirements: All dietary requirements can be catered for. When making your reservation, please advice us of any specific dietary requirements that you may have and these will be communicated through to the respective establishment.
  • Gratuities: Tipping is at your discretion. However management of the establishment will be able to assist with guidelines.

Payment & Cancellation Policy:
  • 25% non-refundable advance payment to be remitted within 15 days on receiving confirmation for the hotels booked.
  • 75% of the balance payment to be remitted 60 days prior to arrival into India except for the periods of Pushkar/Christmas & New Year & February where 75% advance is required 100 days prior to arrival into India.
  • Booking made within 45 days of arrival: 100% payment at the time of booking (within 72 hours) (non refundable).
  • Booking made more than 45 days prior to arrival: 25% payment at the time of booking (within 7 days ) and balance 75% , 60 to 100 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation 60 days or more prior to arrival: No cancellation/ retention charge, except for cancellation fee on air tickets/ train tickets or deposits made for game drives in national parks.
  • Cancellation within 45 days of arrival: Retention of full deposit levied as cancellation charge.
  • Dook Travels reserves the right to cancel all services booked should full payment not be received 60 days prior to arrival date.
  • Should it be a last minute booking, Dook Travels will allow for 3 days from time of confirmation until payment (100%) reaches us before Dook Travels will cancel any services booked. The amount is Non-Refundable.
  • Kindly note that payments may be processed with visa and mastercard credit cards. Payments may also be paid directly into Dook Travels bank account details.
  • All payments received through credit card will attract an additional 2.50% transaction fee on the total invoice amount being paid.



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