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Wildlife & Grassland Birds Of India | Wildlife of India

Wildlife & Grassland Birds Of India

Day 1 : Abroad - Delhi

Arrive Delhi.

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi - Sariska

Morning drive to Sariska (185 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Sariska Palace – was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar, as his 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.

Afternoon, 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. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Sariska – Pushkar

Morning drive to Pushkar (250 km). Upon arrival in Pushkar - check into the Deluxe Tents. Deluxe tents which captures the luxurious nostalgia of a bygone age of the Maharaja’s Safari and Shikar camps, combined with innovative design demonstrating many of the skills and crafts of Marwar. The camp consists of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large dining tent serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open reception tent with seating areas.

Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar take is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, along with numerous festooned camels and colourful pilgrims.

Overnight at Camp

Day 4 : Pushkar

Full day at the fair. Built as ‘an explosion of fun, frolic, games and laughter’, the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. It is worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves in the pink of the dawn desert light. Temple music wafts through the night, as the fires die down and the Rajasthani melodies played on the stringed ek-tara come to a close. Overnight at Camp .

Day 5 : Pushkar – Ranthambore

Morning drive to Ranthambore (230 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at 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.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 : Ranthambore

Early morning and late afternoon you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by canters/jeeps. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 : Ranthambore – Jaipur

Late morning drive to Jaipur (150 km). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "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 at hotel

Day 8 : Jaipur – Bharatpur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Thereafter drive to Bharatpur (176 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon, proceed by cycle rickshaws to 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 29 sq kms of shallow lakes & woodlands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia. Overnight at hotel

Day 9 : Bharatpur – Agra

Morning 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.

Continue drive to Agra and check into the hotel.

Day 10 : Bharatpur – Agra (contd.)

Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).

Stay at the pristine Taj Mahal till sunset, to see this true Wonder of the World in gentle late afternoon light.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Agra – Delhi

Morning visit Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Thereafter drive to Delhi (203 kms) and upon arrival transfer to the hotel / airport for your onward journey.

Day 12 : Delhi – Onward journey

Depart Delhi

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Standard Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 1010 per person Euro 850 per person
Supplement for single room Euro   435

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Delhi Hotel Park Land Grand Executive room 01
Sariska Hotel Sariska Palace Standard room 01
Pushkar Hotel Jagat Palace Deluxe room 02
Ranthambore Hotel Ranthambore Regency Standard room 02
Jaipur Hotel Holiday Inn Deluxe room 01
Bharatpur Hotel Laxmi Vilas Deluxe room 01
Agra Hotel Marina Standard room 01
Delhi Hotel Park Land Grand Executive room 01

 

Validity: October 01, 2013 till June 30, 2014 – Superior Hotels
Cost based in EURO 2 – 3 Guests 4 – 6 Guest
Land cost Euro 1175 per person Euro 1025 per person
Supplement for single room Euro   700

 

City Hotel name Category of room No. of nights
Delhi Hotel Crowne Plaza Deluxe room 01
Sariska Hotel Sariska Palace Standard room 01
Pushkar Hotel Pushkar Palace Deluxe room 02
Ranthambore Hotel Tiger Den Standard room 02
Jaipur Hotel The Trident Deluxe Garden View 01
Bharatpur Hotel Laxmi Vilas Deluxe room 01
Agra Hotel The Trident Deluxe Garden View 01
Delhi Hotel Crowne Plaza Deluxe room 01
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