India Wildlife Vacation Package
09 Nights & 10 Days
Places to See :
Delhi - Sariska Bird Sanctuary-
Ranthambhore Natioanl Park - Jaipur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary- Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : Abroad / Delhi
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport.
On arrival the guest will be metby our representative and transferred to hotel.
Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian
welcome consisting of aarti-tikka and garlands. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : New Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi.
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul
Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars.
Visit the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque
in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and
the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi - drive past the stately government
buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate &
the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal
era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering
minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Sariska
After breakfast drive to Sariska (180 kms) On arrival in Sariska - check into
Sariska Palace - built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar, at the turn of the century,
the Sariska Palace was a royal hunting lodge or Palace de Nature. Silhouetted
against the nurturing arms of the Aravali range, this legacy of Maharaja, now
a heritage hotel, is located right inside the Tiger Reserve. Hard tennis courts
with a viewing pavilion and a swimming pool give that zestful touch to a quiet
Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, an exciting jeep drive to the Sariska sanctuary
to view wildlife. Set among valleys, hills and deep forests that change colour
with the seasons. It is the home to an exotic variety of wild animals and beautiful
birds. Here, herds of golden deer dart and pirouette gracefully, playing hide
and seek with their shadow, and the big wild cat, the tiger, roams free.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Sariska - Ranthambore
breakfast drive to Ranthambore (240 kms). On arrival in Ranthambore - check
into the hotel.
Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary,
it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers,
and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavillions and dominated
by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former
rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was
preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good
population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project
Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or
cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the
rarely seen leopard.
This afternoon you will be escorted on a game viewing inside the sanctuary
by jeeps. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Ranthambore
Early morning and late afternoon, game viewing in the sanctuary by jeeps.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Ranthambore - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (156 kms). On arrival in Jaipur - check into
Lunch at the hotel
Afternoon, tour of the "Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding
rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include
the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the
rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to
the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You
will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air
Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy
a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight
Day 07 : Jaipur - Bharatpur
visit Amber Fort. Afternoon drive to Bharatpur
The famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is a wonder of the natural
world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here
over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29sq kms of shallow lakes &
wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom spend winter
in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia
and Central Asia.
This sanctuary is the creation of the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the late 19th
century, who recognized the area's potential and augmented the water supply
by diverting water from a nearby irrigation canal. He also constructed small
dams, dykes and shooting butts & in a few years the new ecosystem so flourished
that it was able to support thousands of water birds. The maharaja celebrated
his success in style, with extravagant shooting parties for the dignitaries
of princely India. Their exploits are recorded to this day on a sandstone
inscription in the park. There are many good paths & trails through the
dense park, but a ride with your expert rickshaw driver will be a rewarding
experience as he has been trained to recognise the different species of birds.
Afternoon, cycle-rickshaw ride
08 : Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra (56 kms) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri - drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri.
The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before
being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. On
arrival in Agra - check into the hotel. Lunch at the hotel
Afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal,
the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The Taj complex comprises
a forecourt, a lofty entrance, a charming formal Mughal garden with canals
and a central tank with a series of fountains, the tomb proper, and an attached
mosque on the west and its symmetrical counterpart on the east. The Taj is
remarkable for its perfect proportion and rich pietra dura, with minute details
executed with great skill. The building, often styled "a dream in marble"
is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. Overnight at
Day 09 : Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal
Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece
of design and construction. It housed both the residential Palaces of the
Royal family, and the military quarters Lunch at the hotel.
Afternoon drive to Delhi (203 kms/ 5 hrs) Upon arrival transfer to the international
airport for onward flight
Day 10 : Delhi - Abroad
Leave Delhi for Abroad.
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