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    $1330 p/p in USD
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KVT Holidays

  • India
Destinations

Destinations

India,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Independent

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

The tour begins in Delhi, where the historic monuments and the hustle and bustle of the narrow lanes in Old Delhi provide a perfect introduction to Indian heritage and culture. We then fly to the north-eastern part of the country famous for tea plantations, fascinating tribal culture and lush green forests. Enjoy jeep safaris in Kaziranga National Park where the famous one-horned rhinoceros graze freely. Then head to the Sunderbans National Park, densely covered mangrove forest which is a refuge for Royal Bengal tigers. In between explore the metropolis of Kolkata which is regarded as the country’s pre-eminent intellectual centre.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Tiger Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kaziranga National Park, Sundarban National Park
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Delhi, end in Kolkata

Highlights

  • Historical monuments and streets of Delhi – the city of Djinns
  • Open jeep safaris in search of Asian one-horned rhinos at Kaziranga National Park
  • Boat safari through world’s largest mangrove forest at Sunderbans National Park
  • Historical monuments and colourful streets of Kolkata – the City of Joy

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 1,330 per person, based on 2 people travelling, twin sharing *

From USD 1,070 per person, based on 3-4 people travelling, twin sharing *

Single Room Supplement: on request

* These are guideline rates – please request actual rates from us


Airfare in Economy Class

  • Delhi/ Guwahati: From USD 70 per person **
  • Guwahati/ Kolkata: From USD 60 per person **

** Guideline airfare only – fares are subject to change

What's Included

  • 5 nights accommodation in Delhi, Guwahati & Kolkata, twin sharing basis, including breakfast only
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kaziranga & Sunderbans, twin sharing basis, including breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • All monument entrances during sightseeing in Delhi and Kolkata as per the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides during Delhi and Kolkata sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 3 exclusive jeep safaris in Kaziranga National Park accompanied by forest guard/guide
  • Boat safaris on sharing basis in Sunderbans National Park accompanied by forest guard/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with driver, fuel and road taxes
  • Arrival/departure transfers as per the itinerary
  • Mineral water available in vehicle throughout the day
  • Applicable Government service taxes

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Delhi / Guwahati / Kolkata domestic flight tickets cost (quoted separately)
  • Tips for local staff, guide
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks
  • Any meals (lunches / dinners) not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Travel insurance covering emergency evacuations due to sickness, natural disaster or any other health problem
  • Expenses of personal nature

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘KVT Holidays
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • KVT Holidays‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive in Delhi International Airport, where you’ll meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel or to explore the surroundings on your own.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel
Activity: Airport pick up

After breakfast, you’ll go on a sightseeing tour of Delhi starting with a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of Old Delhi built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Then take an exciting cycle rickshaw ride through the labyrinth lanes of the Old Delhi market. Head to New Delhi and drive past the colonial buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India built by British architect Edwin Lutyens, Parliament House and India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who died in the 1st World War. End the tour with a visit to Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a tall tapering minaret encompassed by several historically significant monuments to form the Qutab complex.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel (B)
Activity: Delhi sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport for your flight to Guwahati. Assistance on arrival at Guwahati airport and drive to Kaziranga (3–4hrs drive) where you check in to your hotel.

Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s finest and most picturesque wildlife parks, located on the banks of Brahmaputra River. Its tall grasslands and wetlands are the ideal habitat for the Asian one-horned rhinoceros as well as other wildlife including Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer or barasingha, hog deer, water buffalo, Assamese macaque and golden langur. The park is also home to a wealth of avian species such as lesser white-fronted goose, ferruginous duck, lesser adjutant, greater adjutant, black-necked stork, white-bellied heron, dalmatian pelican, spot-billed pelican, Indian hornbill and many more.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel (B, D)
Activity: Kaziranga safari

Today proceed for two game drives in Kaziranga National Park in exclusive safari jeeps, the first in the early morning and the second in the afternoon. Explore the various fauna and avian species that reside in the park, especially the Asian one-horned rhino.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel (B, D, L)
Activity: Kaziranga safari – morning and afternoon

Early in the emorning go for a final jeep safari in the park to have a last glimpse of the Asian rhino. Post-lunch drive to Guwahati, on arrival check into hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel or an optionalvisit to Kamakhya temple can be arranged. Kamakhya temple, one of the most ancient temples in Guwahati, is set on the Nilachal Hill and dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya who is considered the core of female energy.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel (B, L)
Activity: Kaziranga safari – morning

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport for a flight to Kolkata. You’ll be met on arrival and start exploring the vibrant culture of Kolkata. Reach Dalhousie Square and walk through the colonial part of the city exploring heritage buildings such as Writers Buildings, Governor House, GPO Building and Town Hall. Later visit the Missionaries of Charity, a holy place of pilgrimage and reverence established by Mother Teresa in 1950 with the purpose of selfless service to mankind and to uplift the plagued humanity. The next destination is St. Paul’s Cathedral, first Episcopal Church of the eastern world. Visit Victoria Memorial, a beautiful marble monument built by the British in memory of Queen Victoria. End the tour with a visit to Kali Temple at Kalighat. After the sightseeing proceed to your hotel and check-in.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel (B, L)
Activity: Kolkata flight, Kolkata tour

After breakfast drive to Gadkhali boat jetty (2.5–3.5 hrs drive). Upon arrival board the motor country boat and transfer to the lodge located in the Sunderbans National Park. In the afternoon set out on a motorized boat to explore the beautiful mangrove forest and wildlife of Sunderbans National Park, especially the Royal Bengal tiger. Reach a watchtower and explore the surroundings.

Sunderbans National Park is a World Heritage Site as well as a tiger and biosphere reserve, located in the Sunderban delta of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The park provides a unique ecosystem and a rich wildlife habitat for the Bengal tiger, jungle cats, fishing cats, macaque, flying foxes, various deer species, olive ridley turtles, hawksbill turtle, estuarine crocodiles and much more. The forest is also home to around 286 bird species like brown-winged kingfishers, lesser adjutants, masked finfoots, ospreys, white-bellied sea eagles, grey-headed fish eagles, open billed storks, black-headed ibis, pheasant-tailed jacanas, pariah kites, brahminy kites, and more.

Accommodation: Forest Lodge (B, L, D)
Activity: Sunderbans safari, boat cruise

Enjoy a full day exploring the park by boat and on foot. Sail through the creeks and walk to the watchtowers to explore the sights and sounds of the untamed forest as well as its wildlife.

Accommodation: Forest Lodge (B, L, D)
Activity: Sunderbans safari, boat cruise

After an early breakfast, we start sailing for an hour through the narrow creeks and explore the beautiful forest for the last time. We will also see a local village and learn about their daily life. After an early lunch, you will be boat transferred to Gothkhali jetty and from there drive to Kolkata. Upon arrival at Kolkata, check in to your hotel. The rest of the time is free to explore the local markets on your own.

Accommodation: Ovrnight Hotel (B, L)
Activity: Morning boat cruise, transfer

Today you will be transferred to Kolkata International Airport to board your onward flight.

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