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Tiger in India
Indian Tigers in the Indian Wildlife is one of the world’s most beautiful animals, faces extinction today. In this century alone, three sub species of tigers have been driven to extinction. Current estimates put at least one Tiger is poached everyday in the wild. There are only 50 Siberian tigers left. (only 20 of them in the wild). The primary threat to the tiger is the poaching of it’s bones for Chinese medicines. Increasing population and economic development is also forcing it’s way into Tiger habitat all over the world.
TIGERS IN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY
Lord DurgaDurga is the supreme Goddess who can bring light to the earth, a force for peace amid the powers of evil. She is the feminine force or Shakti created by the gods to combat the evil male power that had percolated through the world; and from her sprang the Goddess kali to join the fight, and the vehicle for this fight was the Tiger !. Why? Perhaps because tiger and man were deemed to have been born from the same mother, so the Tiger was seen as a man's sibling, but also as the king of the forest, a power on earth that was beyond reach of any mortal. Durga relies on the Tiger to guide her through the million obstacles on the battlefield of her perpetual fight against evil. In addition, the Tiger himself has the strength to attack demons around him. Both Godess and Tiger derive their strength from the earth mother and in combination ( combo ) are the most powerful possible force against evil. Without one or the other, the battle might be lost. The Tiger, as a manifestation of mother earth is the only possible vehicle for Durga. Even today the image of Durga riding her Tiger is plastered across every corner of India.
Honoured with the title of National Animal, the Indian tiger is the most charismatic animal of India. The Indian Tiger is one of five races or sub-species distributed through Asia. Though slim and elegant, tigers are immensely powerful. Tigers walk on the fore pads of their feet, which gives their stride suppleness and elasticity. They have flexible forelegs that can twist inwards, allowing them to grasp prey.
Day 01: Delhi
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at International Airport you will be received bySikandara our representative and assisted to your hotel. After leisure free to explore Delhi. Overnight at New Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast local sightseeing of the Old and New Delhi covering ancient monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and English reign places like Connaught Place, Parliament House, President House. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra (210 Km)
After breakfast half-day local visit of Delhi including government buildings, India Gate. In afternoon proceed for Agra. Enroute visit Sikandara the mausoleum of the greatest emperor of India Akbar. Check in hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra, covering places like Taj Mahal – the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Agra Fort – visit of Agra Fort is must since so many incidents took place here. Overnight at Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Ranthambhore (294 Km)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikari (old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) visiting The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai / Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. Evening check in Hotel. Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Day 05: Ranthambhore
After breakfast full day Jungle Visit at Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is one of few National Parks in India where where Tigers can be seen in Day Light. Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Day 06: Ranthambore – Jaipur (145 Km)Ranthambhore
After breakfast drive to beautiful Pink City - Jaipur. Check in at hotel. Free for leisure. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel. Proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride to the fort. Proceed for sightseeing of Palace of Winds better known as Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory). Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 08: Jaipur - Delhi – (250 Km) Back Home
After breakfast departure for Delhi. We ensure timely transfer to International Airport for back home flight with sweet memories of India.
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