Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to hotel. Delhi - capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02 Tour Delhi
Today proceed on a tour of Old Delhi, visit the Red Fort, Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Later tour New Delhi, drive along Rajpath the capital's broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President's House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi - Agra - Chambal Sanctuary
This morning we transfer to the train station to board your express train to Agra. On arrival drive to Chambal Sanctuary, is a land that has retained its unique landscapes, rugged charm and rare wildlife. The valley is fast emerging as an exciting new destination, given its unique and unpolluted habitat and the consequent rich diversity of life forms that it supports. On arrival check in. We have arranged for you to visit the Sarus Crane conservation area. A large wetland interspersed by cultivated fields where large numbers of Sarus Cranes breed. Overnight at Chambal.
Day 04 In Chambal
This morning you will explore the river by boat in search of the colonies of rare Indian skimmer, greater thicknee, the comb duck, brahmani duck, kingfishers, fishing eagles, flamingos, and many more. Your afternoon is free perhaps take one of the Nature walks with the resident naturalists early evening is the best time to go in search of Palm Civet Cats, Foxes, Jungle Hares, Fruit Bats, Hedgehogs and the Indian Striped Hyenas. Overnight at Chambal.
Day 05 Chambal - Bharatpur
After breakfast we drive to Bharatpur, known for Keoladeo Ghana National Park is arguably India's most spectacular bird sanctuary. Close to Agra, this small park was created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur to hold duck shoots but later became a sanctuary and now attracts an abundance of birdlife. On arrival check in. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Bharatpur.
Day 06 In Bharatpur
This morning you will make your way to Keoladeo where you will take a slow cycle rickshaw ride through the sanctuary. The sanctuary boasts 370 species of birds, of which 150 are migrants, some come as far afield as Siberia, swelling the local bird population to around half a million. Overnight at Bharatpur.
Day 07 Bharatpur - Agra
Agra - in the 16th and 17th centuries was the capital of Mughul India and its superb monuments date from that era. It has a magnificent fort and the building which so many people come to India solely to see - the Taj Mahal. Enroute visit Emperor Akbar's 16th century abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, this ghost town is remarkably well preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. The sculptured columns bear mute testimony to this gallant experiment to unite Hindus and Muslims. Continue your drive, on arrival visit Taj Mahal - the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. Considered the finest example of Mughul architecture - a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic elements. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Agra.
Day 08 Train Agra - Piparya
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, the original red sandstone fort built by Mughul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Forts maze of courtyards, its marble mosque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughul Empire followed by Akbar's Mausoleum at Sikandra, which is a fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture, like the emperor himself. Early evening you will transfer to the station to meet your overnight train to Piparya.
Day 09 Piparya - Satpura National Park
On arrival in Pipariya this morning you will be transferred to Satpura National Park - is the least known and least visited park in Central India and takes its name from the Satpura hill ranges of Madhya Pradesh. Satpura National Park supports an array of mammals and the scenery is beautiful. This afternoon we have arranged for you to enjoy a fascinating walking safari into this stunning national park - Satpura is the only national park that you can do walking safaris in. Overnight at Satpura.
Day 10 At Satpura
Together with your naturalist you will enjoy a kayak trip along the Tawa Reservoir - The variety of birds you will come across is astonishing. This afternoon go in search of the elusive Sloth bear on a jeep safari into the park. Overnight at Satpura.
Day 11 Departure
Today we transfer to Bhopal airport for your flight to onward destination.