Arrive Delhi by International flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning go on a birding tour with a guide at the Sultanpur National Park. The park is home to the Indian Courser. Sind Sparrow has now made its way down the canal from Sind and Brooks’s Leaf Warbler is a regular winter visitor, as well as many waterbirds including the impressive Black-necked Stork and Sarus Crane.
Later tour visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President's Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave.
In evening transfer to the railway station to board train for Udaipur. Overnight on the board.
Early Morning arrive at Udaipur railway station and transfer to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in subject to availability). Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD (Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes, with its hilltop fortresses, fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urban and industrial center, the city is proud of its heritage as a center for performing arts, painting and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels.
After breakfast visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar Lake, Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island (Optional). Evening, enjoy exciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur (approx. 135kms / 03hours) enroute visiting Kumbalgarh fort. It is designed by Rana Kumbha and its 36kms long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive to attract the tourists very easily. It has steel grey ramparts enclose the fertile Shero Mallah valley with antique monuments, cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Here you will go to Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary to spot birds indigenous followed by a visit to a nearby village.
Later drive to Ranakpur to visit Jain temple. Ranakpur famous for Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet & picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures & beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. Post visit transfer to the hotel for check-in. Evening is free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur (approx. 180kms / 04hours). Jodhpur- The Gateway to the Thar desert, the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings. Some of these are now India`s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clan.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and later visit Mehrangarh Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago and which is situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and and Sardar market clock tower. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer (approx. 310kms / 05hours) en route at Kheechan to see large congregation of demoiselle cranes and other species. Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening is free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort (80 meters above plains) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. In between take permission from the office of District Magistrate which requires appearance in person to visit Desert National Park.
Rest of the day birding in and around Jaisalmer. One can find Isabelline, Variable and Desert Wheaters, Common Kestrel, Shikra, Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse etc. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will go on a full day excursion to Desert National Park to look for Great Indian Bustard, Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Cream-colored Courser, and Greater Hoopoe Lark. Eagles such as Lesser Spotted, Bonelli’s, Short-toed, and Imperial are found here. Plain leaf warbler and trumpeter finch can be found here.
In evening transfer to the railway station to board train for Jaipur. Overnight on the board.
In morning arrive at Jaipur railway station and transfer to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in subject to availability). After breakfast excursion to Amber Fort situated just outside the city is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Later visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware and pottery. Another monument near the City Palace is Jantar Mantar which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Evening is free to relaxation or explores the crowded and colorful lanes of the pink city’s local bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Ranthambore National Park (approx. 165Kms / 04 hours). It former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan at the confluence of the Aravali hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau. The rugged terrain and the dense deciduous forests are major features of this national park, which has among the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon Jeep/Canter safari to view wildlife. The birds that one can expect to see include Grey francolin, Sirkeer Malkoha, Painted Sandgrouse, Indian Courser, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Southern Grey Shrike, Isabelline Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Variable Wheatear, Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Blue Rock Thrush, and Common Buzzard. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning and afternoon Jeep/Canter safari to view wildlife. Main species found Tiger, panther, hyena, jungle cat, civet, sambar, chital, nilgai, bear, wild boar, green pigeon, red spurfowl etc. Afternoon, you also have the option of visiting the 1000-year old Ranthambore fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Bharatpur (approx. 220Kms / 04 hours). Bharatpur famous for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a wetland site of international importance and a designated Ramsar site. This is a manmade and managed wetland area home to 336 species of birds, and every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the area for winter breeding. The sheer number of birds has often led to the region being declared one of the richest bird areas of the world.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park on foot or cycle rickshaws with a birding guide. Overnight in the hotel.
Today after breakfast, we will go on a full day excursion for birding in Keoladeo Ghana National Park on foot and cycle rickshaws with a birding guide. The birds to expect are Indian Courser, Sarus Crane, Dusky eagle Owl, Large tailed Nightjars, Common Pochard, Great white Pelican, Greylag and Bar headed Goose. Overnight in the hotel.
Today morning after early breakfast, drive to Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (approx. 240Kms / 05 hours) en route visiting Agra city to visit one of the best known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is built of white marble, beautifully carved and inlaid with semi-precious stones. Here we also visit Agra Fort, where Shah Jehan, in the later years of his life, was imprisoned by his son to prevent him from spending the family fortunes on a black echo of the Taj Mahal.
Thereafter continue your drive to Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary. Upon arrival check-in at the resort and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Evening is free for leisure walks around the resort. Overnight at the resort.
Morning after breakfast go on a boat cruise with a guide to see Indian skimmer, black-bellied tern, flocks of migratory waterfowl, cranes such as common, demoiselle and sarus; fish-eating crocodile and marsh mugger; Gangetic dolphin; turtles etc. Afternoon birding on the banks of the river. Evening is free for individual activities or relaxation. Overnight at the resort.
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi (approx. 270Kms / 05 hours). Upon arrival, evening is free to explore the city or for individual activities.
Late night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.
Mr Malagar Singh
East Vinod Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110091
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