The Cat Family(PTCF)

Trip Length: 20 Days/ 19 Nights               Trip Starts in: Delhi               Trip Ends in: Mumbai

The title for the tour itself reveals our holiday package highlights and attractions. India is said to be the land of Big cats and has more than 175 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. We have mix and matched two rich states of Rajasthan and Gujarat rich in culture and wildlife. A chance of spotting Bengal Tigers and Asiatic Lions, Wild Ass are the main attractions of this holiday package. So why not his time we go close to the nature.

Tour Details

India Gate

The capital of the world’s largest democracy has always been presented as a ‘Kohinoor’ in the fabled wealth of monumental treasures of India. The legends portray Delhi as the kingdom of the erstwhile kings ‘Pandavas’ in the 400 BCE. The profound architecture of the ancient monuments in Delhi testifies the strong hold of the rulers of Hindu, Muslim and British empires. The monuments and ruins of many empires are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern towers and structures.

Taj Mahal

No wonder, this place does not need an introduction as the soul of the World Heritage, crowns the City ‘The Taj-Mahal’  strategically located on the banks of River Jamuna, the tributary of sacred Ganges was the seat of the imperial Mughal court and former capital of India during the Mughal Empire. Dotted with three grand World Heritage Sites; The Taj-Mahal, The Agra fort and the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, a must see monument.  

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore derives its name from the 1000 years old fort of Ranthambhore, the second largest in India and among the six listed World Heritage sites standing at a height of 705 ft. Ranthambhore national park lies in the shadow of the Aravalli and Vindhya mountains range and covers a core area of 106 sq miles. The most famous resident is the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, which is spotted quite frequently in Ranthambhore. This was the originally the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharajas of the Jaipur state. 

City Palace

 
Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of India is not only a city but a brilliant example of architecture, aesthetic standards and fusion of ideas and mastermind planning of a great warrior and astronomer King -  Sawai Jai Singh II. The Kachwaha rulers claim to descend from the lineage of Lord Rama’s second son, Kush. This world fame 18th century city is well protected by a massive masonry crenelled wall with nine entrance gates. The city is in the form of a chess board with nine blocks called as chokris.

 

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar, the sanctity of the place itself represents Lord Bramha, the creator of the Universe. The white houses around the lake purify your mind and soul and the chanting of the mantras takes your attention to the supreme power. The 52 Ghats all around the lake get filled during the holy months and create a divine atmosphere. The place is worldwide famous for two events at a time; Pushkar Camel Fair and religious gathering of the hindu devouts on full moon night to clean their sins by bathing in the sacred Pushkar Lake.

Lake Palace Udaipur

Witness the royalty in the state of Udaipur, very much known as the Venice of the East or the city of Romance located in the scenic beauty of Aravali range of mountains, the erstwhile state boasts the second largest and most beautiful palace in India. The world fame Lake Palace built as summer palace offers you the most spectacular view around and is one of the most likely places of stay for the honeymooners. A walk in the old city gives you a chance to see the extent of restored buildings and colorful shops just making you stop in your tracks to take unlimited pictures. 

Akshar Dham Temple

Ahmedabad is the bustling industrial and commercial city of modern India with a fascinating old quarter, redolent with the colorful of the traditions, customs, people and region. A legend often reveals the foundation of the city by Sultan Ahmedshah who came on a hunt and encountered a warren of rabbits on the Sabarmati river bank. Astonishingly the rabbits turned and chased his hounds, defending the territory. As an auspicious sign, viewing this, the Sultan decided to build his new capital at this sit and named after himself as Ahmedabad. Witness the quaint buildings in the older parts of the city where the beautiful and fascinating Ahmed Shah’s mosque stand with its wrecked adorned towers. The serenity of the Gandhi’s Ashram globally attracts lot of visitors.

Wild Ass Sancturary

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Darbargarh Heritage Hotel

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Wakaner Palace

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Asiatic Lion

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Gandhian House

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Gateway of India

Mumbai or formerly known as Bombay, India's most modern and internationally known city with inevitable inequality is well known in the western world as Bollywood. A city that began with amalgamation of seven islands as a part of the dowry of Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, when she married the English King Charles II in 1662. After the opening of the Suez Canal, the distance between Britain and India was reduced by 4,500 miles as ships no longer needed to travel round Southern Africa thus Mumbai on the west coast became as important as Calcutta on the eastern coast.  The city boasts some finest Gothic architecture buildings like Victoria Terminus, the first Railway station in India as a symbol of progress exported to India as one of the British landmarks during the British Raj in India. Another landmark of that time is the Gateway of India which commemorated the visit of George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. A lot to say about this hustling-bustling city but your experience will enthrall you more than words.


Itinerary

Day 1 (Delhi)

Delhi

Arrive at IG International airport and transfer to your hotel for a short break to unwind after a long plane journey. This afternoon we will visit a couple of off- route sites also to familiarize you with the hustle and bustle of this ancient Capital. You will visit Hindu Temple - Birla Mandir and Sikh temple - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the religions sites of Delhi.

Day 2 (Delhi)

Delhi

Local sightseeing of Delhi including Jama Masjid, walk in Chandni Chowk, Rajghat, Safdarjung tomb, Lodhi Gardens.

Day 3 (Delhi/Agra)

Delhi/Agra

This morning we will drive to Agra. Visit Agra fort and baby Taj by Tuk Tuk. We will visit Taj Mahal in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset. {Taj Mahal is closed every Friday}

Day 4 (Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Sawai Madhopur/Ranthambhore)

Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Sawai Madhopur/Ranthambhore

Drive to Fatehpur Sikri and then to Bharatpur to take the afternoon train for 2 hours to Sawai- Madhopur and then a short drive to Ranthambhore where you will stay for 2 nights.

Day 5 (Ranthambhore)

Ranthambhore

Safari Park: visits in the morning and afternoon in shared Jeep.

Day 6 (Ranthambhore/Jaipur)

Ranthambhore/Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur and afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur and local market visit.

Day 7 (Jaipur)

Jaipur

The day starts with an interesting walk in the old city and then we will see some art and craft work centre. Continuing to the famous Amber fort.,later visiting the Elephant village at near Amber Fort to interact with the elephant keepers.

Day 8 (Jaipur/Pushkar)

Jaipur/Pushkar

This morning, we will head to Pushkar, the holy city of Rajasthan. Take a short hike to Savitri temple up on a hillrock to enjoy the sunset and the beauty of the lake.

Day 9 (Pushkar/Udaipur)

Pushkar/Udaipur

Drive to the famous lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur. This afternoon visit the City Palace, the second largest in India. After the visit, an interesting walk in the old city of Udaipur for unlimited photo opportunities.

Day 10 (Udaipur/Ahmedabad)

Udaipur/Ahmedabad

We will drive to Ahmedabad, a lovely bustling city in the colorful state of Gujarat. Relax for the rest of the day.

Day 11 (Ahmedabad)

Ahmedabad

This morning we will enjoy a very interesting walk starting from a beautiful temple and ending at a magnificent mosque. In the afternoon, we will experience the beauty of the city with other fascinating monumental sites.

Day 12 (Ahmedabad/Patan/Modhera/Dasada)

Ahmedabad/Patan/Modhera/Dasada

After breakfast drive to Dasada via Patan and Modera. Patan was an ancient Hindu capital before Mahmud of Ghazni sacked it in 1024. Now a pale shadow of its former self, it still has more than 100 Jain temples and is famous for its beautifully designed Patola silk saris. There is also the renovated Rani-ki-Vav, a step well which boasts some of Gujarat’s  finest carvings. Modhera the beautiful and partially ruined sun temple of Modhera was built by King Bhimdev I (1026-27) and bears some resemblance to the later, far better known, Sun Temple of Konark, Orissa. It was designed so that the sun at sunrise shines on the image of Surya, the sun God at the time of the equinoxes. Later drive to Dasada and check in hotel.

Day 13 (Dasada /Morbi)

Dasada /Morbi

We will head to Morbi, a little town of Gujarat. This afternoon we will have an orientation tour of Morbi including some interesting sites like Mani Mandir, Wellington Secretariat {outside}, Suspension Bridge, Art Deco Palace. We will stay overnight at the Heritage hotel Darbargarh, Morbi.

Day 14 (Morbi/Wakaner )

Morbi/Wakaner

A very short drive to experience the hospitality of this little gem, Wakaner. The lovely attraction of the place is  “Vavv  –  step-well”  built in the 20th century. The three storey’s deep step-well is exquisitely carved.

Day 15 (Wakaner/Gir National Park or Sasangir)

Wakaner/Gir National Park or Sasangir

After breakfast drive to Sasangir The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as SasanGir) is a forest and a wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 square km. It is an exclusive home of the Asiatic Lions (Pantheraleopersica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. We will stay overnight at Hotel Lion Safari tent, Sasangir. Relax for the day.

Day 16 (Sasangir)

Sasangir
Enjoy the morning and evening safaris in Gir forest to spot the Royal beast.

Day 17 (Sasangir/Porbandar)

Sasangir/Porbandar

We will head towards Porbandar, the birth place of Mahatama Gandhi  – Father of Nation. This afternoon, we will have an orientation tour of Porbandar.

Day 18 (Porbandar/Mumbai)

Porbandar/Mumbai

We will take a late afternoon flight to Mumbai, Arrive at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and transfer to hotel to relax for the day.

Day 19 (Mumbai)

Mumbai

This morning, we will start our day with an exciting visit to the  “Gateway of India”.  Continue your journey to the famous island of Elephant caves by local streamer boat. These 6th century cave temples are chiseled into a rocky cliff and dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a UNESCO World heritage site and contains 7 masterpieces of Indian sculptures, Cave 1 represents the evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture. Return to the shore for lunch break and then continue to the one of the most beautiful Museums of India, formerly called Prince of Wales’s  museum and the India’s  pride  “The Victoria terminus” .

Day 20 (Departure to International Airport if you are flying back home/Goa extension tour)

Departure to International Airport if you are flying back home/Goa extension tour
You will be transferred to International Airport to catch flight back home or board flight for Goa as per your booking.

Day 20 EXTENDED TOURS - Goa

Goa

INCLUDED NOT INCLUDED
1 . All Monument Entrances as per itinerary for one entry
2 . All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners as per itinerary on fixed menu
3 . All activities as per itinerary
1 . International Fare
2 . Travel Insurance
3 . Single Accommodation (available on request)
4 . Visa or Transit Visa
5 . Vaccinations
6 . Expenses of Personal Nature: Any Table drinks, Telephone calls, Laundry, Camera fees (still or video), Gratuities to guides, Tour Managers, Drivers, Hotel or Restaurant staff etc.
7 . Tour Manager on request
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