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Rajasthan Wildlife Safari

20 N / 21 D
from $7875 per person

Highlights

  • Delights of Golden Triangle.
  • Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur.
  • Ranthambhore National Park.
  • Sariska National Park.
  • Desert National Park.
  • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Tal Chapper Sanctuary.

Group Size : 10
Duration : 20 Night(s) / 21 Day(s)
Start From : New Delhi
Finish At : New Delhi

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Description

In spite of a comparatively hostile terrain, Rajasthan surprisingly is the abode of a number of mammals and birds. Its vast size and latitudinal variations above the sea level of 1,700m provides it with varied vegetation. It provides semi green forests of Mount Abu to dry grasslands of the desert, and from the dry deciduous thorn forest of Aravali to wetlands of Bharatpur. The sanctuaries attract herds of species from all over to their temporary habitat that provides comfortable subsistence. During the season, the whole place echoes with enchanting sounds and fascinating visuals against the sprawling meadows of flora. Rajasthan is the haven of the tigers and many endangered species.

Rajasthan is a safe haven for a wide and colourful range of wildlife. The landscape of Rajasthan broadly varies from the infertile arid wilderness, dense scrub-thorn woods, rocks and gorges to swamps and lush, very thick grassy woodlands. And each of these huge parts is a beautiful home for a big diversity of amazing endangered beasts and bird life. Some of them rare while some seriously scarce.

The state houses tigers, black bucks, chinkara, the sporadic desert fox, the greatly threatened caracal, the great Indian bustard, gavial, monitor lizard, wild boars, and porcupine. Exotic travelling birds like the common crane, ducks, coots, pelicans and the rare Siberian cranes, imperial sand grouse, falcons, buzzards herd to this land throughout the bitter chilly winter months. Large characteristic zones strongly demonstrating each of the ecologies have been reserved as vast singular wildlife extents. Rajasthan proudly lays claim to two National Parks, over a dozen Sanctuaries and two Closed Areas. Most of these wide expanses are open to tourists and guests ceaselessly around the year but remain closed temporarily through the rainy season.

Rajasthan is not just about grand palaces and the royal way of living. It is an adventurous destination, with its rugged terrain and wildlife sanctuaries. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan gives you an exciting rendezvous with the wild side of nature; bring you up, close and personal with animals such as the ferocious lion and several others. This Rajasthan wildlife tour takes you on an exciting journey in Rajasthan, while exploring other delights on our way.

Places Covered

  • New Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Sariska
  • Tal Chapper
  • Bikaner
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jodhpur
  • Kumbhalgarh
  • Bundi
  • Ranthambhore
  • Bharatpur

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to !ndia

Welcome to the capital city of New Delhi for a two night stay. Arrive by 9 pm on this day and check in to your hotel. Meals and rest for the night.

Overnight stay at The Leela Palace, New Delhi or a similar property.


Day 2

Delhi, the chaotic capital city

Delhi is the perfect place to start this roller coaster of weaving through the alleyways and bazaars of Old Delhi. Today you will visit some of the magnificent monuments like Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, and Lunch at the famous Karim’s. We also take a drive through Lutyens’ Delhi.

Overnight stay at The Leela Palace, New Delhi or a similar property.


Day 3

Agra, home to the Taj Mahal

Today we start an early drive to Agra, making a brief stop at Sikandra to visit Emperor Akbar’s Tomb. We then explore the massive Red Fort of Agra.

Overnight stay at ITC Mughal, Agra or a similar property.


Day 4

The Taj Mahal

We make the unforgettable visit to the monument of eternal love- the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jehan in memory of his favourite wife Mumtaz. Rest of the day is for relaxing and shopping.

Overnight stay at ITC Mughal, Agra or a similar property.


Day 5

Jaipur, the Pink City

Travel to Jaipur, visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri on our way. We make our next stop at a village called Abhaneri and check out the ancient wonder of Chand Baori Stepwell. Finally we arrive at the Pink City of Jaipur, which was painted Pink in 1876, to welcome the Prince of Wales.

Overnight stay at Samode Haveli, Jaipur or a similar property.


Day 6

Explore Jaipur

We visit Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds and later travel to the historic Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Overnight stay at Samode Haveli, Jaipur or a similar property.


Day 7

Jaipur – Sariska

We start an early drive to Sariska. Although larger than Ranthambhor, it is less commercialised and has less tigers but a similar topography. It covers an area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km. The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.

Overnight stay at Utsav Camp, Sariska or a similar property.


Day 8

Sariska – Tal Chhaper - Nagaur

We make a visit to The Tal Chhaper Sanctuary, known for blackbucks and also home to a variety of birds. Tal Chappar Sanctuary comes alive with the chirping of various migratory birds. Then we continue on to Nagaur.

Overnight stay at Ranvas, Nagaur or a similar property.


Day 9

Nagaur – Bikaner

We pay a visit to the Nagaur Fort. Built in the early 12th century and repeatedly altered over subsequent centuries, its one of the finest examples of Rajput-Mughal architecture. Later, we continue on towards Bikaner.

Overnight stay at Luxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner or a similar property.


Day 10

Bikaner Sightseeing – Jaisalmer

Travel to Bikaner. Sightseeing at Bikaner includes a visit to the magnificent Junagarh Fort, full of priceless art and antiques and The Lalgarh Palace which is built of red sandstone. We then continue our journey to Jaisalmer, while paying a visit to the Desert National Park.

Overnight stay at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer or a similar property.


Day 11

Jaisalmer- the Golden City

This morning, we begin our tour of Jaisalmer with a visit to Garhi Sagar Lake and the Jaisalmer Fort built in 1156 also known as the ‘living fort’. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Later we complete the day with a camel safari, dance music and great food at the Sam Sand Dunes for an unforgettable experience.

Overnight stay at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer or a similar property.


Day 12

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

Heading eastwards, we follow the ancient silk route to yet another beautiful city of Jodhpur- the ‘blue city’. Later, we take a short journey to a village and experience rural life of the Bishnoi clan.

Overnight stay at The Raas, Jodhpur or a similar property


Day 13

Sightseeing at Jodhpur

We start with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff 100 ft above the city and then we visit Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Rest of the day is for you to relax and unwind.

Overnight stay at The Raas, Jodhpur or a similar property


Day 14

Jodhpur – Kumbhalgarh

After breakfast and a relaxed start, we travel south to a 15 century built fort at Kumbhalgarh. Built on a hilltop 1,100 m (3,600 ft) above sea level on the Aravalli ranges, the fort of Kumbhalgarh has perimeter walls that extend 36 km (22 mi), making it the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. It’s surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, home to a very large variety of wild life.

Overnight stay at The Kumbha Bagh, Kumbhalgarh or a similar property.


Day 15

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

It surrounds the Kumbhalgarh Fort and covers an area of 578 sq km.  It takes name after the impressive historic fort of Kumbhalgarh, which comes into view over the Park. You can also enjoy a horse safari.

Overnight stay at The Kumbha Bagh, Kumbhalgarh or a similar property.


Day 16

Kumbhalgarh – Bundi

Today we travel east to Bundi, known for its ornate forts, palaces, and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris. It also boasts of the majestic Taragarh Fort. We will also visit Sukh Mahal, which is said to have inspired Rudyard Kipling’s KIM.

Overnight stay at The Hadoti Palace, Bundi or a similar property.


Day 17

Bundi – Ranthambhore

After a relaxed breakfast we head north east to Ranthambhor National Park. After check in and lunch the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay at Nahargarh, Ranthambhore or a similar property.


Day 18

Ranthambhore-home to The Royal Bengal Tiger

Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. We go on a Jeep Safari and try to spot a few. Do not forget to bring those cameras today! Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena,sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Overnight stay at Nahargarh, Ranthambhore or a similar property.


Day 19

Ranthambhore – Bharatpur

After another relaxed start we head north to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a World Heritage site. The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries.

Overnight stay at Luxmi Niwas Palace, Bharatpur or a similar property.


Day 20

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. One can hire a bicycle or take a rickshaw ride. It is truly a photographer and birdwatcher’s delight.

A special celebratory dinner with drinks is served tonight.

Overnight stay at Luxmi Niwas Palace, Bharatpur or a similar property.


Day 21

Goodbyes...

Today, it’ll be time to bid goodbye to your group travellers.  After breakfast, you’ll be travelling to IGI Airport New Delhi, where this tour will end.

Accommodations, if required, will have to be requested at the time of booking this Safari.

Inclusions

  • All Accommodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • All Domestic Transportations
  • All Meals excluding any Drinks
  • All Entrance Fees, Tolls Etc
  • Services of a National Tour Director
  • All wildlife Safaris

Exclusions

  • International Air Tickets
  • Visa Fees
  • Camera Fees 
  • Travel Insurance, Vaccinations Etc
  • Any Personal Expenses
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