3 Weeks in India - Cultural Heritage and Wildlife Tour

Great journeys often involve great contrasts. On this 3 weeks in India travel itinerary, you would visit the cultural and heritage capitals of India – Delhi Agra Jaipur and Khajuraho and also experience the most engaging and diverse wildlife landscapes from Keoladeo National Park to the Kanha National Park

3 weeks in india

India is known for its rich cultural history and wildlife. This 3 weeks in India tour captures the heritage and culture of India in short and its essence of wildlife with a prime focus on Tiger watching in India. Let us explore the magnificence of tigers and also get acquainted with the other wildlife flora and fauna found in India through this wildlife tour of India.

We would be exploring wildlife in every interesting ways ranging from elephant safaris to jeeps and rickshaws.

To describe something intangible, something we only feel has never been easy. India is one of the richest and most diverse cultures that you will ever come across. A cultural tour in India can be the best travelling experience you’ve had so far. Fun, evasion but above all cultural and spiritual wealth is the trait of this exotic destination,

This 3 weeks in India – Cultural Heritage and Wildlife tour is a complete package for all wildlife enthusiasts who can appreciate nature and its mysterious ways of accommodating wildlife. We have loads of fun activities planned just for you in this tour of Tiger spotting in India.

Itinerary

16 Days / 15 Nights

This India itinerary for 3 weeks has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

You will be arriving early in the morning and will be received by our representative at the Delhi Airport. We will be helping you in checking-in into the hotel. After a brief rest, we would embark on a sight-seeing tour to the streets of New and Old Delhi paying visit to India Gate, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, etc. Be sure to do lots of shopping while you are sight-seeing.

Overnight stay in: Delhi

Meals included: N/A

Today we would be driving you to Jaipur on your heritage tour of India, the capital of Rajasthan and also known as the Pink City. You would be seeing the Amber Fort on the way to Jaipur. After arriving Jaipur, we would go on a city tour visiting the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Observatory.

Overnight stay in: Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast

On the 3rd day morning, we would be driving you to Sawai Madhopur from Jaipur. We would be visiting the Ranthambore National Park there. You would be checked-in to a resort near the National park where you can freshen up. In the evening we would foray into the national park. This park was established in the year 1955 as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and declared as a tiger reserve in the ’73. It became a National Park in 1980 and has a spread of 392sq.km.

The next two days would be spent exploring Ranthambore National Park and its flora and fauna. We would be looking mainly for tigers and other desert species like the desert fox, Caracal, Palm Civet, Fishing cat, etc. There are many birds also to look out for.

Overnight stay in: Ranthambore National Park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we would go on a morning drive through the jungle before moving to our next destination-The Keoladeo National park. Known for its rich variety of rare and exotic birds, this place is a treat for bird watchers. Eurasian spoonbills, Great egret, painted storks, Greater Painted-snipe, Black-headed Ibis, Black Bittern and waterfowls are some commonly found bird variety here. Though a decade of drought has made some species depart from the park, it still is home to many rare species of birds as is a haven for bird watchers.

We would be spending the following day also in bird watching. We would be going on a boat ride to explore all the nesting colonies of the birds in this park.

Overnight stay in: Keoladeo National Park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, after a last session of early morning bird watching and walk around the park, we would be leaving to Agra to see The Taj Mahal. Ensure to capture your time in one of the most romantic places on earth on your cameras! We would then embark on a city tour covering all important places in Agra like its Fort.

Overnight stay in: Agra

Meals included: Breakfast

On day 9, we would board a train to Jhansi and reach Khajuraho. Named after the abundant Khajoor (Date palm) trees, this place is one among UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. It is said that it took around 100 years to complete the construction of the temples in Khajuraho. We would be visiting the Western Group of Temples on our arrival there.

The sculptures and figures carved in these temples are so elegant and magnificent that it never fails to astound the tourists who visit it on an India cultural tour. Though many temples are now in ruins, the 6 main temples in the Western Group of Temples are still intact and known for its war against time.

Overnight stay in: Khajuraho

Meals included: Breakfast

We would be leaving for Bandhavgarh National Park on day 10. On arrival, we would be checking-in to the resort where you can freshen up. We would then go on a jungle tour. Bandhavgarh is famous and well known for its tiger reserve. This area was a hunting space till late 1968 after which an act banned the hunting of animals and this area was protected and declared as a national park. It later became a Tiger reserve in an attempt by the government to preserve the tigers. It derives its name from the famous fort in that area.

We would go on a morning and evening exploration into the national park to spot tigers and the other animals like Nilgai, Chital, Leopards, Deer, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Fox and Jackal. It has more than 37 species of animals and 350 species of avifauna.

Overnight stay in: Bandhavgarh National Park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning on day 12, we would leave for Kanha National Park from Bandhavgarh. This national park was established in the year 1955 and was declared a tiger reserve in 1973. It has a spread of 950 sq.km. This place is famous for its Bengal Tigers, Leopards, sloth bear, barasingha and many other varieties of deer. We would be checking-in to the resort as soon as we arrive to freshen. The rest of the day is for you to relax.

We would be spending the next three days exploring the wilderness and getting ourselves acquainted with the wildlife of this region. We will also get lots of opportunities to capture photographs of tigers in their natural habitats.

We would also go on an elephant safari and ride and try to spot animals from that height!

Overnight stay in: Kanha National Park

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Today, we would go on a final morning tour around the park before bidding adieu to the animals here. After that, we would be driving to Nagpur.

Overnight stay in: Nagpur

Meals included: Breakfast

This is the last day of your 3 weeks in India – Cultural Heritage and Wildlife tour and you would be leaving from Nagpur to Delhi and from there on your onward journey. We hope you had lots of fun with us and tons of memories to cherish from this tour.

Overnight stay at: NA

Meals Included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Tigers, Leopard, Indian Bison or Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Sambar, Eurasian spoonbills, Great egret, Painted storks, Greater Painted-snipe, Black-headed Ibis,

Must Do’s

Discover the numerous heritage sites in Delhi and visit the Old Delhi town of Chandni Chowk with its bustling markets. Take a rickshaw or tuk-tuk ride through this market.

Ideal for

Cultural, wildlife and photographic enthusiasts, first time travellers, families and couples

Options & Extension

This 3 weeks in India trip can be extended into an India itinerary for 1 month to include a leisure holiday or a beach vacation to Kerala or Goa

Featured Camps & Lodges

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samode safari lodge

Samode Safari Lodge

at Bandhavgarh National Park

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Chitvan Jungle Lodge

Chitvan Jungle Lodge

at Kanha National Park

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Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharing Price
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018 Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast at all hotels, except at the featured Camps & Lodges
  • Transport by an air-conditioned Toyota Innova vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Entrance fees at monuments in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Khajuraho
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides during sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Khajuraho
  • Bottled water provided during tours and long drives
  • All government taxes applicable
  • Economy class airfares on the following route:  Nagpur/Delhi

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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