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Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
Arrive in New Delhi, the bustling capital of India, and transfer to our comfortable hotel in the city. This evening we will have dinner and our orientation meeting.
Day 2: Stunning Temples of Swaminarayan Akshardham & Lotus
We spend the day exploring 2 of Delhi's most impressive temples. We start with Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, which translated means the Divine Abode of God. We explore this vast and impressive site, including lunch. After lunch, we visit the Bahai Lotus Temple which is built in the shape of a lotus flower.
Day 3: Fly to Udaipur, to Bera, Rabari Shepherds, Leopard Safari
Today we have a morning flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival, we drive to the area of Jawai Dam and visit the village of Bera, which is home to the Rabari Shepherds, a nomadic tribe of cattle herders. This area is also home to a big but very shy cat - the elusive leopard. The leopard roams in the wild here, which makes for an exciting safari. In the afternoon we will go for a village walk to meet the Rabari Shepherds and learn about their history and traditions.
Day 4: Leopard Safari, to Ahmadabad
Enjoy a morning safari to explore the area by jeep. The area of Bera boasts vast and varied vegetation and wildlife including the elusive leopard, the crocodile, the ever so mischeivous hyena, the mighty Bluebull, the graceful pelican, the Greylag Goose, Robin Accentor, Demoiselle Crane, and the Barheaded Goose to name a few.
Day 5: To Sasan Gir National Park, Sabarmati 'Gandhi' Ashram
After breakfast we visit The Sabarmati Ashram, a simple ashram that has had a profound affect on India. The following is taken from the official website:
Day 6: Lion & Wildlife Safaris
Today, we will have morning and afternoon jeep safaris to search for the Asiatic lions and other exotic wildlife found in Gir.
Day 7: Fly to Mumbai
We depart Gir and drive to Dui (or Rajkot) to catch our flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, we go to our airport hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Fly to Nagpur, to Tadoba National Park
After our flight to Nagpur, sit back and enjoy the scenery today as we drive (approx 7 - 8 hours) to Tadoba National Park, one of the finest and largest national parks in Maharashtra state. This beautiful and wild paradise has abundant dry deciduous forests and lakes teeming with rich aquatic life.
Days 9 - 10: Tadoba - Jeep Safaris in Search of Royal Bengal Tiger
We will enjoy both a morning and evening jeep safari in search of India’s national animal, which is also one of the biggest and most beautiful cats in the BIG CAT family - the Royal Bengal tiger. The hilly terrain provides perfect shelter for the animals, yet its excellent accessibility makes it an ideal area for a wildlife safari.
Day 11: To Kanha Tiger Reserve
Today, we have a long drive to picturesque Kanha National Park. Animals you may see in the park include tigers, leopards, wild dogs, foxes and jackals, swamp deer, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and Indian gaur (part of the ox family).
Day 12: To Bandavgarh National Park
This morning we start with our safari in the beautiful Kahna Tiger Reserve. After breakfast, we depart for Bandavgarh National Park, known for its large population of Bengal Indian tigers. In the evening, we will go for a safari in search of this magnificent and elusive tiger. In addition to our goal of seeing these majestic cats, we will also enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the tropical forests and grassland area of central India
Day 13: Bandavgarh - Tiger Safaris
Today we have both a morning and an evening jeep safari in the famous tiger reserve in Bandavgarh National Park. We will search for the famed Bengal tigers, but we will also be on the lookout for white tigers, leopards, sloth bears, and deer. The area is also home to scores of bird species including eagles.
Day 14: To New Delhi
Today we drive to Jabalpur airport (approx. 4 hrs) to catch our flight to Delhi. Upon our evening arrival, we will have our farewell dinner and overnight at our airport hotel.
Day 15: Depart New Delhi
Today we say goodbye to India and its majestic big cats. We transfer to the airport for our international flights home.
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