India Wildlife & Culture Photography Safari
22 March - 10 April 2024
 

 

Mar 22: on arrival at Delhi international airport (morning arrival assumed) you will be met and transferred to Agra (a journey of approximately 5 hours), stopping to visit Akbar’s Mausoleum at Sikandra with the opportunity to photograph blackbuck antelope, chital and monkeys in the grounds.  Check in to ‘Jaypee Palace’ for your overnight stay

Mar 23 (Saturday): early start for a sunrise viewing of the Taj Mahal - this is the quietest time to visit, staying for a guided tour before returning to your hotel for breakfast.  Later you will be taken for a guided tour including Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-daulah, with a boat trip on the Yamuna and finishing with a visit to the Mehtab Bagh (moonlight garden) in order to view the Taj Mahal from the opposite bank as dusk falls

Mar 24: (Holika Dahan) morning free for your choice of activities, for example a visit to either the nearby Sloth Bear or Elephant sanctuary run by Wildlife SOS http://wildlifesos.org/.  Later you will be driven to Mathura (a journey of approximately 2 hours), check in at ‘Radha Ashok’.

Mar 25: Today is Holi and and we will plan the optimum time to get to the key areas of celebration and maximise photographic opportunities. We go very early morning to around 11:00 depending on how it evolves and security of the group

Mar 26:  Take a more leisurely guided tour of Vrindavan and its temples, said to have been where Krishna passed his childhood. Later you will be driven back to Delhi to overnight at the ‘Novotel Aerocity’ for your overnight stay

Mar 27: morning transfer to the domestic terminal to connect with a morning Indigo flight to Guwahati, departs 08:10 and arrives 10:20.  You will be met on arrival and transferred to the ‘Infinity Kaziranga Resort’ (a journey of approximately 5 hours), rest of afternoon free for birding on foot around the lodge grounds, or consider a visit to a nearby tribal village with a lodge guide


Mar 28: morning jeep safari (eastern range) and afternoon jeep safari (central range) inside Kaziranga National Park.  Between safaris, focus on social/ village photography


Mar 29: morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Kaziranga National Park (central range)


Mar 30: morning jeep safari (western range) and afternoon jeep safari (far western range) inside Kaziranga National Park


Mar 31: morning jeep safari (central range) and afternoon jeep safari (western range) inside Kaziranga National Park

April 01: morning transfer to the ‘Thengal Manor’ near Jorhat.  Later a visit to the sanctuary, looking for various primates, including stumped tailed macaque and pig tailed macaque, also slow loris

 

April 02: after breakfast, transfer to Jorhat airport to connect with the Indigo flight to Kolkata, departs 12:30 and arrives 14:15.  A vehicle and driver will be available for local running until you connect with the Indigo flight to Nagpur, departs 20:55 and arrives 22:55 (*will look out for new schedule of Kolkata/ Jabalpur if operating).  On arrival you will be transferred to check in to the ‘Radisson Blu Nagpur’ (or suitable hotel in Jabalpur) for your overnight stay

April 03: after a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Bandhavgarh (a journey of approximately 8-9 hours (5 hours if transferring from Jabalpur)), taking a packed lunch and stopping as you wish.  Check in to the ‘Bandhav Vilas’, rest of evening at leisure 

 

April 04: morning and afternoon jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park

 

April 05: morning and afternoon jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park

 

April 06: (Sat) morning jeep safari (*park closed on Wednesday afternoons, alternate guided activities taken outside the park*). Afternoon buffer zone safari.

 

April 07: morning and afternoon jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park


Apr 08: morning and afternoon jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park

Apr 09: morning jeep safari inside Bandhavgarh National Park.  Later you will be transferred to Jabalpur airport to connect with the evening Spicejet flight to Delhi, departs 19:30 and arrives 21:25 (or Air India 18:40/ 20:40). You will be met on arrival and transferred to the ‘Novotel Aerocity’ for your overnight stay

Apr 10: (Wed) when appropriate you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to connect with your flight home 
 

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