We are planning a trip to India next March arriving the 14th and departing the 25th. We will be flying JFK->Delhi on Air India (direct flight).
Arrive 14th March: Stay in Delhi (Hotel undecided, leaning towards Leela Palace but very open to suggestions on a hotel (4-5 star) that is in a great location)
15th: Train/Car to Agra, see sights, Stay Overnight: Oberoi Amarvillas
16th: Sight see Agra during day, return to Delhi (stay at same hotel from day one, we are thinking of keeping the hotel straight through and taking small hand luggage to Agra)
17th: Sight See in Delhi (Holi), perhaps find a private Holi party or Holi Cow Festival?
18th: Depart Delhi for Jabalpur (early flight), private transfer to Banjaar Tola in Khana
19th: Banjaar Tola
20th: Banjaar Tola
21st: Private transfer to Mahua Kothi in Bandhavgarh
22nd: Mahua Kothi
23rd: Mahua Kothi
24th: Early game drive, late flight back to Delhi (arrive Delhi 8:40pm), 1:30 am flight (25th) back to JFK
Our primary goal is sightseeing in Delhi/Agra and tiger/game viewing in 2 national parks (looking for the best chance to view a tiger by using two locations).
Any feedback on hotels, transfers or anything else? Is this too tight of a timeline? Any ideas for Holi in 2014 regarding where to stay or private parties?
Thx in advance !