Wildlife Tours in Rajasthan
15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra
- Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Nagpur
- 1 -- » Delhi
Arrive in New Delhi before or after midnight. Spend overnight at the hotel.
Day - 2 -- » Delhi
Spend morning at leisure. An afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visiting
places include India Gate, drive past President's House, Qutab Minar &
Humayun's tomb. Overnight spend at the hotel.
Delhi - the
capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions,
beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties
ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi
is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis. Because of
its location, being on the banks of the river Yamuna, many cities have raisen
and fallen over the last five millenniums
Day - 3 -- » Delhi - Jaipur
Early morning departure towards Jaipur (260-km / 6 hr.). In the afternoon enjoy
a guided sightseeing tour of the Pink City covering City Palace, Palace of Winds
or Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight spend at the hotel.
the capital of Rajasthan is colour washed pink - the colour associated with
hospitality in Rajput culture. This Pink City of fairy tale palaces, rugged
fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues is picturesque. The first
planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. Morning Drive
past by Hawa Mahal, known popularly as the Palace of Winds, is a facade built
for the Ladies of the Royal household in the 19th century. The Amber Fort, the
capital of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on a hill. It
has halls of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) various
marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient Rajput architecture.
The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity of the Royal family is
at the entrance to the palace. Ride an elephant to ascend the hill on which
the Fort is situated. Afternoon: City tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace
- the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles
which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury
of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with
ornate handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature
paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic,
Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Also visit the Jantar Mantar - an astrological
and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century which
is remarkable for its accuracy even at the present times
Day - 4 -- » Jaipur - Ranthambore
Enjoy a elephant ride while visiting the Amber Fort. After lunch, a jeep safari
to Ranthambore National Park (5 hr.). Arrive back to the resort in the evening.
Overnight at the wildlife resort.
Day - 5 -- » Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy the morning and evening trips in open trucks and jeeps to Ranthambore
National Park and spend time tracking Tigers and viewing other wildlife attractions
of the park. Overnight at the resort.
Ranthambore National Park is
situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan
plateau meet, the Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting preserve of
the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North
bound the Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tigers and is a favorite with photographers.
For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora
- species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles
including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals. For the wildlife
savvy, Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary today offers an intense diversity of flora
and fauna. Tigers, the park's pride makes it one of the best places in the country
to observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai,
Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of
Day - 6 -- » Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Have some wildlife watching early in the morning and tiger tracking in open-top
trucks and jeeps. After lunch, drive to Keoladeo Ghana National Park (6 hr.)
Arrive back to the resort in the evening. Overnight spent at the hotel.
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur
Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection
to faunal species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory
water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar,
Chital, Nilgai and Boar The major attractions of tourists visiting the park
are the numerous migratory birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central
Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding
grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include, several species
of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails,
Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc
Day - 7 -- » Bharatpur - Agra
Enjoy a day inside the Bharatpur bird sanctuary on a cycle rickshaw. Have
a picnic lunch in the reserve itself. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 8 -- » Agra
Depart for Agra and en route visit the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri. After
lunch, enjoy a guided tour of Taj Mahal. Overnight spend at the hotel.
famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal.
The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces in Agra
is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was
their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a
comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and
soapstone by artisans who are hereditary craft persons. The city is also famous
for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
The Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem in white marble. Built
over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his
Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern
wonders of the World. [The Taj is closed on Fridays] Visit the Agra Fort,
built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which
is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of
exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal
and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor
Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Day - 9 -- » Agra - Khajuraho
Tourists can opt for a early morning visit to Agra Red Fort or spend the morning
at leisure. At noon fly to Khajuraho. Arrival at Khajuraho by 1.00 pm. After
lunch, guided city tour of Khajuraho temple complex. Overnight in a hotel.
Besides the temples exemplary for their architecture and
bold artistic statement, Khajuraho is just a small modest village with
no more than 3000 residents surrounded by the forestland. As Khajuraho gets
a fair number of tourists from all over the world every year, hotels, restaurants
and souvenir shops have sprung up in large numbers at the entrances to the two
distinctive groups of temples here. Aeroplanes are not a thing of curiosity
for the villagers anymore and the emblem of a warrior fighting a lion single-handedly
and with his bare hands seen frequently at the temples is said to be the depiction
of the valiant warrior-king who was the head of the clan of the Chandela Rajputs
who built the temples. Chandelas are believed to be the descendants of the Moon
God himself. The construction of the temples is said to have started in the
mid- 9th century and continued until the early 12th century and due to the lack
of records of the building activity, the names of the thousands of sculptors,
architects and masons, who must have contributed in their construction has been
lost forever into obscurity
- 10 -- » Bandhavgarh National Park
Leaving for Bandhavgarh National Park (6 hr.). Arrival at Bandhavgarh by noon.
Afternoon visit to the park in jeeps for tiger tracking. Overnight at a wildlife
Day - 11 -- » Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy jeep safari in the park during morning and evening. Overnight at a wildlife
The thick forest of Bandhavgarh National Park sits
in a bowl encircled by cliffs and wooded Vindhyan mountains, and its plains
have a number of grass and reed covered wetlands where Kingfishers dive and
Egrets sit poised, hunch-backed, in the shallows. Up above, vultures nestle
in holes in the sheer cliffs.
Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh
was declared a park in 1968. This is also the site where the Famous White Tigers
of Rewa were discovered.
Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances
of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wild attractions include,
Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal
Day - 12 -- » Kanha National Park
Early morning visit to the park. Later on after lunch, drive to Kanha National
Park (7hr.). Arrive at Kanha in the evening. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Day - 13 & 14 -- » Kanha National Park
Morning and evening jeep safari at Kanha for tiger tracking, exploring the
park's natural wilds or bird watching. Overnight at a wildlife resort.
Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha
national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms.
The major feature of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape
valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal. The
Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central Maidans, grasslands that cover
the extensive plateau. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking
views of the valley.
Day - 15 -- » Kanha National Park - Nagpur
Morning jungle visit in the park. After lunch drive to Nagpur (5 hr.). Overnight
at the hotel.
The present city ( Nagpur) was founded in the early
18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince of the kingdom of Deogad in the
Chhindwara district. Seeing the advantage of civilized life in Delhi, he started
to build Nagpur as his new capital. His successor Chand Sultan continued the
work. On Chand Sultan's death in 1739, disputes regarding succession arose and
Raghuji Bhonsle, the Maratha governor of Berar, helped to restore the elder
son to the throne. As the dissentions continued, Raghuji Bhonsle again intervened
in 1743, and the control of Nagpur slowly passed on from the Gonds to the Marathas
Day - 16 -- » Nagpur - Delhi/Onward Destination
Catch the flight from Nagpur to Delhi in the morning. Day room at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to the onward destination.
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