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Themes Tour - Wildlife Tour - Best of India Wildlife tour

Best of India Wildlife tour

10 Nights / 11 Days

Places Covered : Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Sasan Gir- Ahmedpur Mandvi - Palitana – Bhavnagar- Modhera - Patan -Delhi - Agra

Itinerary


Day 01 : Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Meeting & Greeting at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Mumbai
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour to Mumbai. Morning visit Elephanta Caves. Later visit the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Laxmi Temple, Mani Bhavan (Mahatma Gandhi's home and institute). Overnight in hotel.

Day 03 : Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Sasan Gir
Early morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Bhavnagar. On arrival drive to Sasan Gir (approx 100 Kms.). On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening visit Sasan Gir wildlife sanctuary. The park has more than 300 lions and also houses one of the largest leopard populations in India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Sasan Gir
Morning visit the sanctuary to see the majestic King of the wilderness. Afternoon visit the sanctuary again. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Sasan Gir - Ahmedpur Mandvi (100 Kms. 2 ½ hrs. drive)
After breakfast proceed for Ahmedpur Mandvi beach. En-route visit Somnathpur -the famous Shiva temple on the shore of the Arabian Sea. On arrival at Ahmedpur Mandvi and stay at Hotel. Afternoon relax on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 : Ahmedpur Mandvi - Palitana - Bhavnagar (approx 200 Kms. 4 ½ hrs. drive)
After breakfast depart by surface for Bhavnagar. En-route visit Palitana-863 temples atop Shetrunjaya Hills where flight of 572 steps take you up to the hills. One can also use chairslings if desired. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Central Salt and Marine Research Institute, Takhteshwar Temple and Gandhi Smriti. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 : Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad (207 Kms. / 5 hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for your own activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Ahmedabad - Modhera - Patan - Ahmedabad
Morning full day excursion to MODHERA- where famous sun temple claims its place among India's most significant monuments and it is one of the few sun temples in existence and visit PATAN-famous for its special 'PATOLA' Silk sarees and seven storey Rani-Vav Stepwell which has delicately carved romantic sculpture. Overnight stay at hotel at Ahmedabad.

Day 09 : Ahmedabad - Delhi
After breakfast half day city tour visiting Adalaj Step well, Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi Sayyad's Mosque - shaking minarets are an architectural wonder. Later in the evening transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Early morning transfer to railway station to connect India's fastest train Shatabdi Express to Agra. Dep. Delhi at 06:00 hrs. Arr. Agra at 07:55 hrs. On arrival at Agra visit the World famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. After Lunch visit the Agra Fort built and renovated over the centuries. Evening transfer to railway station to leave by Shatabdi express at 2018 hrs. by AC chair car ( dinner on board ). Arrive Delhi at 2250 hrs. and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Delhi
Morning half-day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat the Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort. You may take a tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi visiting drive past President House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate - War Memorial. Visit the Qutub Minar, 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower and proceed onto Bahai Temple (lotus temple). Also visit the Humayun's Tomb built of red sandstone, the first substantial example of the Mughal architecture and Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, leading Indian industrialists. Later in the evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.