DAY 1 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive in Delhi by international flight. Overnight at The Taj Mahal Hotel.
DAY 2 DELHI
Begin sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi, experience the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and the Chandni Chowk silver and gold market. Tour the Red Fort dating back to 1639 AD, and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination. In New Delhi sights include Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and the Birla Temple. Overnight at The Taj Mahal Hotel.
DAY 3 DELHI – VARANASI
Fly by private plane to the holy city of Varanasi. Upon arrival, visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Evening cruise on the River Ganges and mesmerizing aarti ceremony. Overnight at Nadesar Palace Hotel.
DAY 4 VARANASI - UMARIA - BANDHAVGARH After a sunrise cruise on the River Ganges, travel by private charter flight to Umaria. Experience game viewing at Bandhavgarh National Park, whose steep cliffs, rocky hills and bamboo forests host one of the highest densities of tigers on the subcontinent. Overnight at Mahua Kothi.
DAY 5 BANDHAVGARH
Early morning and afternoon game drives in Bandhavgarh National Park. Travel by elephant back on safari through the gently sloping valleys. Kingfishers and hunchbacked egrets are often seen in the shallows. High above, vultures build their nests in the sheer cliffs. Great rocky hills rise from the densely forested depths of the valleys and it is from the largest one of these that the park derives its name. Overnight at Mahua Kothi.
DAY 6 BANDHAVGARH
Early morning and afternoon game drives in Bandhavgarh National Park. Although it is best known for its tigers, Bandhavgarh is also home to 37 species of mammals, including leopard, chital (spotted deer), sambar deer, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, sloth bear, rhesus macaque, grey langur, jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal, fox and wild dog. It is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with more than 250 types of birds and 70 different butterflies. Overnight at Mahua Kothi.
DAY 7 BANDHAVGARH - UMARIA - DELHI
Return to Delhi by private plane charter flight. Arrive Delhi and connect to onward destination.