• 9 Days Heart Of India - Temples And Tigers

    This itinerary is a perfect blend of historical and wildlife experiences. Go back in time as you visit Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest living cities, and discover the extravagant temples of Khajuraho; Be charmed by the stunning Panna and go in search of tiger in the picturesque Bhandavgarh National Park.
  • 9 Days Heart Of India - Temples And Tigers

    This itinerary is a perfect blend of historical and wildlife experiences. Go back in time as you visit Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest living cities, and discover the extravagant temples of Khajuraho; Be charmed by the stunning Panna and go in search of tiger in the picturesque Bhandavgarh National Park.
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From AED9,460/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Dubai / Delhi
    Fly Dubai/Delhi EK 512 2200/0245 +1 (3h 15m) - Daily
      Or 9W 547 2255/0355 +1 (3h 45m) - Daily


    On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel

    Meals: -

     

  • Day 02 - Delhi / Varanasi

    After breakfast transfer to the Airport to board flight for Varanasi.

    Fly Delhi/Varanasi SG116 0855/1010 (1h 15m) - Daily
    Or Delhi/Varanasi 9W 2423 1040/1155 (1h 15m) - Daily

    Upon arrival in Varanasi, the oldest living city in India, be met and transferred to the hotel.

    Afternoon, enjoy the Kashi - the City of Light tour with a Specialist. Explore ancient pathways to Hindu temples and Muslim mosques. The highlight is Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple - arguably the most famous of all Hindu temples. Observe the age old cremation rituals of Manikarnika, the burning ghat.

    Optional: Death & Rebirth Night Walk With Specialist in Banaras as Mahashramstana, the great cremation ground of Shiva. See renunciants who practice Tantric death rituals at Manikarnika burning ghat. End with a visit to the temple of Sankata Devi. (8.30 to11.30pm, max. 2 persons only)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 03 - Varanasi

    Rise early for a pre-dawn cruise on the Ganges starting at Varanasi’s holiest spot and through several iconic ghats before ending of at Manikarnika ghat, a cremation ghat.

    After breakfast, explore a hidden side of Varanasi. On this walking tour, visit an akhara (wrestling gym), a shop that hosts a live bull for good luck, a street dentist, a Sadhu (holy man) that preaches via social media, an ashram where thousands move in to die every year, a temple dedicated to Guru Ravidass - an outspoken critic of the caste system, and a spiritual retreat for the Aghori, where holy men engage in post-mortem rituals contrary to orthodox Hinduism.

    Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 04 - Varanasi / Khajuraho

    Be transferred for your next flight.

    Fly Varanasi/Khajuraho 9W2423 1235/1325 (50min)    - Daily


    On arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

    This is Khajuraho - home to UNESCO World Heritage Hindu and Jain temples and their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.Visit the Eastern and western group of temples -which presents a very different architectural style from the temple prototype of that period.

    This evening, enjoy a unique program of Sound & Light show held in the grounds of the Western group of temples.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 05 - Khajuraho / Panna

    Drive 2 hours to Panna National Park - one of the most pristine and peaceful wilderness areas in India. Soak into the diverse landscape of gorges, plateaus, forests and the majestic Ken River. Panna is home to leopards, jungle cat, tigers, hyenas, wolves, and many more.

    This afternoon, have time at leisure to soak into the scenic surrounds.

    Note: Bhandavgarh and Panna national parks are closed annually from 1 July to 15 October. Game drives are not available on Wednesday evenings in Bhandavgarh.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 06 - Panna

    Explore the teak forests of Panna National Park on a 4x4 jungle jeep safari (shared basis) with a naturalist (2 safaris - Morning and afternoon).

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 07 - Panna / Bandhavgarh

    After breakfast, drive 4.5 hours through the rural countryside to Bandhavgarh National Park - renowned for having one of India's highest concentrations of Tigers! Cradled between the picturesque Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, Bandhavgarh boasts a breathtaking mixture of dense green valleys and rockey hills.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 08 - Bandhavgarh

    Go into the dense jungles in search for tigers and other wildlife on your 4x4 jungle jeep safari (shared basis) with a naturalist (2 safaris - Morning and afternoon).

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 09 - Bandhavgarh / Jabalpur / Delhi / Dubai

    After breakfast, drive 5 hours to Jabalpur.

    Upon arrival in Jabalpur, take the connecting flight for Delhi.

    Fly Jabalpur/Delhi AI9618  0820/0940 (1h 20m) - Mon, Wed, Fri
    Or Jabalpur/Delhi SG 2425 1835/2035 (2h) - Daily

     

    Depends on your flight schedule, for long flight connection time, you have the option to have a vehicle at deposit and enjoy a nice dinner in Delhi before your flight back home. Please talk to our friendly consultants for arrangement.

    Fly   Delhi/Dubai EK 515  2120/2350 (4h) - Daily 
      Or 9W 548 1920/2135 (3h 45m) - Daily


    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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