Bandhavgarh National Park

Tiger Photography Tour

All the aspiring shutterbugs – be ready with your camera gears to go on an ultimate wildlife tour in India which gives you enough opportunities to capture some amazing clicks. Traversing and exploring the capital city of Delhi, you will reach your first destination, Ranthambore National Park, on this expedition. Located in the state of Rajasthan, the park is a perfect natural habitat of the Royal Bengal Tiger. For photographers, this popular national park in India serves as an ideal place not just to capture tiger but some other wild species as well. Wild boar, black buck, leopard, black bull, blue bull, and spotted deer are some popular animals that you can expect to see at this park. From Ranthambore, the Tiger Photography tour next takes you to another renowned wildlife destination in India – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park. As the name itself suggests, the sanctuary is a popular bird-watching attraction in Rajasthan. Greater spotted eagle, oriental ibis, babblers, white spoonbill, cotton teal and painted stork are some popular feather creatures that you can expect to capture in your camera lenses. Adding a unique charm on this expedition is a visit to the much-famous Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the highest tiger density national parks in India which is also home numerous animals including Indian bison, barking deer, sambar, gaur, chital, leopard and nilgai. In order to ensure your maximum comfort on this wildlife vacation in India, our travel packages are insured with impeccable service and arrangements. To know more about this tour, check our below explained 13N/14D Tiger Photography itinerary.

Tour Name : Tiger Photography Tour
Duration : 13 Nights & 14 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore Tiger Reserve – Bharatpur National Park – Agra – Bandhavgarh National Park – Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi

lotus temple delhi

On arrival at the airport, meet with our representative who will transfer to a pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning. Thereafter, go on full day city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi.

Old Delhi – The 350-year-old walled city of Old Delhi was built by the Mughal Emperor – Shah Jahan, in the year 1648 as his capital. The city houses the renowned historical marvel – Red Fort. Opposite to the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India.

jama masjid delhi

New Delhi – The new capital was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. An interesting drive in the city is the one that passes through the impressive Rajpath from the World War I memorial arch and the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun’s Tomb which was built in 1565 AD and Safdarjung’s Tomb. Also, visit the very famous Qutub Minar – 72 meters high uncorroded Iron Pillar which dates back to the 4th century AD. In the evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (270 km)

Post breakfast, start a drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in to a pre-booked hotel. In the evening, go on a city sightseeing tour of the pink city – Jaipur.  Visit the beautiful City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Natural Observatory) and Hawa Mahal (The Palace of winds). Enjoy overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.

Day 04 : Jaipur – Ranthambore (180 km)

two tigers at ranthambore

In the morning, enjoy an excursion tour to Amber Fort. At a short distance of 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Fort stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway. An amazing thing to enjoy at this site is the view of ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.

Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience” and the Sukh Niwas. Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court in privacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the “Temple of Victory” and Sheesh Maha -, the scintillating “Hall of Mirrors”. In the afternoon drive to Ranthambore National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resorts. Overnight stay and dinner at the resort.

Day 05 : Ranthambore National Park

ranthambore national park tigers

Enjoy morning and evening game drive to Ranthambore National Park. The reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness.

Tiger, at the apex of the food chain, is a lord of this kingdom. Tiger sighting is one of the most popular things to do here at this park. Catching sight of a tiger in Ranthambore is also a matter of luck. However, even the evidence of tiger’s activities is very exciting. The other kinds of cats found in Ranthambhore are Leopard (Panthera pardus), Caracal (Felis caracal), Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis), Fishing Cat (Felis viverrin) and the Jungle Cat (Felis chaus). Besides the big cats, the other large predators found in Ranthambhore are Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Wolf, Wild dog (or Dhole), Jackal, Indian Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Common Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Mongoose, Ratel (or Honey Badger), Marsh Crocodile and the Indian Python. There are two species of Antlers, namely the Spotted Deer (or Chital) and the Sambhar Deer, and, two kinds of Antelopes, namely the Indian Gazelle (or Chinkara) and the Blue Bull (or Neelgai). Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the resort.

Day 06 : Ranthambore National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drive into the National Park. Overnight stay and dinner at the resort.

Day 07 : Ranthambore – Bharatpur (200 km)

bharatpur bird sanctuary

In the morning, enjoy a wildlife safari into the national park. Return to the resort for breakfast. Thereafter, begin a drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. On arrival, check in to a pre-booked hotel/lodge. Enjoy an overnight stay and dinner at the resort.

Day 08 : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

After breakfast, enjoy a full day bird watching at the national park. The foundation of this Bharatpur wildlife sanctuary was laid in 1760 when the Maharaja of Bharatpur made an artificial lake and the dam at this very site to store the water brought by the annual floods in this area. Over 300 bird species are found in this 29 sq km wildlife park. The flora of the park is divided into the stretches of marshes, scrubland and grassland. It got its name as Keoladeo Ghana Park on account of an ancient Hindu temple at the centre of the national park devoted to Lord Shiva. The term ‘Ghana’ is a Hindi word which means dense and thick forest. Bharatpur became a national park on 10 March 1982 and was given the status of a World Heritage Site in December 1985. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Day 09 : Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (40 km)

buland darwaja fatehpur sikri

In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri – one of the capital cities of Akbar. Jahangir – Akbar’s son was born at this village in the year 1569. Through the Juxtaposition of the buildings seems whimsical, they are thoughtfully planned and are together imparting an atmosphere of playful brilliance. Towering walls on three sides surround the rectangular-shaped city and are accessible through nine gates. An artificial lake is also located on the west. The credit for preserving the monuments goes to Lord Curzon. At present, these protected monuments and the city’s environs are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Resume drive to reach Agra. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Day 10 : Agra – Umaria

taj mahal

Early in the morning, visit Taj Mahal. In the afternoon, transfer to the station to board the train for Umaria. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided on board.

Day 11 : Umaria – Bandhavgarh National Park (35 Km)

Arrive Umaria Station early in the morning. Upon arrival, meet with our representative who will transfer you to the Bandhavgarh National park. The morning time will be free to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive at the national park. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the resort.

Day 12 : Bandhavgarh National Park

Enjoy morning and evening safari at the national park. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided at the resort.

Day 13 : Bandhavgarh/Delhi

indiagate delhi

Enjoy morning safari at Bandhavgarh National Park. In the evening, transfer to the Umaria railway station to board a train for Delhi. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided on board.

Day 14 : Delhi

On arrival at Delhi railway station, meet with our representative who will transfer you to a pre-booked hotel to get freshen-up. Later in the evening, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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