Birding Tour in Rajasthan :-
Places to See :
Jaipur - Kota - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambhore) - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
12 Nights / 13 Days
Meeting, assistance & transfer to hotel . Afternoon you combinly explore
Old Delhi, the living legacy of the Mughals and Edward Lutyen's modern New Delhi
- a striking contrast to Old Delhi. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi-Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur, Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Jaipur- the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh,
the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing
the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing
it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal
processions and splendours, are now living monuments.
Day 02 : Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, one that cannot
be easily described. You ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals
set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.
lunch tour of the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal. This elaborate building,
now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and
carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could
sneakily view the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
Later also visit Birla Mandir-a unique monument with exquisite marble carvings.
In the evening enjoy your dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where
you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan. Also enjoy various traditional
Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Overnight
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Day 03 : Jaipur-Kota (By Road 250kms - 05hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Kota - Rajasthan's largest Industrial town situated
on the banks of the river chambal. Well known for its famous Kota saris and
also for a miniature school of art, which specializes in drawing hunting scenes.
Arrive Kota in the afternoon and check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Kota
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Kota visiting City Palace and Fort. Within
the city palace is the museum, which houses a good collection of artifacts.
Later visit the Chambal Gardens - beautiful gardens around Kota along the Chambal
River, which also has a crocodile sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
05 : Kota / Ranthambhore (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore - famous for the wildlife sanctuary, which
is said to have the India's friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the
best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, also,
a wonderful place for bird watching. Arrive Ranthambhore in the afternoon and
check in to your hotel. After lunch depart for the 3 hrs Jungle safari in a
Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national
park and back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jeep safari. The park, which is one of the finest tiger
reserves in the country, is the main attraction of Ranthambore. Overnight at
Day 07 : Ranthambhore
After a leisurely breakfast embark on the sightseeing tour of Ranthambhore visiting
Ranthambhore Fort and various places of historical interest inside the Fort.
The main attraction is the temple of Lord Ganesha. Later visit the Mansarovar
Lake where you will have a beautiful view of the nature. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Ranthambhore-Bharatpur (By Road 250kms. 05hrs.)
Morning drive straight to Bharatpur - lying between the cities of Agra and Jaipur
in the northwest famous for Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, which is a home to
an astonishing range of flora and fauna. Birds come to this national park in
waves. From August through November, it is indigenous water birds. In early
October the first migrants arrive from the high plateau of Central Asia, Mongolia
and the Siberian tundra, the most eagerly awaited of the lot being the gravely
threatened Siberian crane. The month of March sees most of these migrants leave
the national park. But animals that have made it their home - the nilgai (blue
bull), sambar, jungle cat and mongoose-spend the entire summer here.
Arrive Bharatpur in the evening and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day
free at leisure.
Day 09 : Bharatpur
Morning have a completely rewarding experience of seeing an overwhelming range
of birds during the rickshaw ride into the Keoladeo Ghana National Park and
later back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Bharatpur-Agra (By Road - 56kms - 1.5hrs.)
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj - Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
- a perfectly preserved red sandstone `ghost town` which was the estranged capital
of the mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and soon deserted when its water
supply failed. Arrive Agra by lunch and check in to your hotel. After lunch,
visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World, surely
the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for
over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth
of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of your
tour. Evening free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its
markets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Agra
Start your sightseeing tour of Agra by visiting Agra Fort - a hilltop citadel
with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Post lunch tour of Itmad-Ud-Dullah's
tomb or the 'Baby Taj' - Less visited but much admired, it bears striking mosaics
inlaid with sparkling stones. Overnight at hotel.
12 : Agra-Delhi (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
Morning drive to Delhi - India's Capital and a major gateway to the country.
Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in
its fold the ancient and the modern. Arrive Delhi by noon and transfer to your
hotel. Evening embark on small sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting the India
Gate and the Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Overnight
Day 13 : Departure
After a leisurely breakfast and further sightseeing of Delhi visiting the Qutab
Minar. Later drive past the grand government buildings, the President's House,
Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial and Parliament House. Evening transfer to
airport for onward flight.
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