Destinations : Delhi / Jaipur / Ranthambhore / Bharatpur / Agra
Accommodation : Luxury Hotels / Palaces or Heritage Hotels.
Best Time to Visit : October to June
Price : Price On request
India is a magnanimous country with diverse natural assets, extensive biodiversity, varied cultural heritage, spellbinding history and breathtaking architecture spanning Hindu, Jain, Mughal and European influences. The Indian Birds and Nature Tour offers the best of nature and culture in India, making it perfect for connoisseurs of nature, lovers of history and architecture and a photographers delight. You will discover the old and the new blend seamlessly in Delhi-the vibrant heart of India. Uncover royal legends in the forts, palaces and monuments of pink city Jaipur. Prepare for an adventurous safari to spot the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger in the open jungles of Ranthambhore National Park. You will have the unparalleled experience of bird watching while riding on a cycle rickshaw in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary, counted among the finest in Asia. And last but not the least, you will visit the most beautiful monument of love, carved out white marble, The Taj Mahal.
This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Please contact us for a tailor made tour.
DAY 1 -- Arrive in the National Capital Delhi
DAY 2 -- Explore the Historical City of Delhi
In the afternoon behold the soaring Qutub Minar also known as the victory tower and visit the famed archway India Gate -- a war memorial. You will also visit Humayun's tomb, a monument with beautiful gardens, said to have been the inspiration for TajMahal. Finally, you will drive around the wide roads and well planned colonial buildings of Lutyen's Delhi past the commanding Rashtrapathi Bhawan, residence of the President of India.
DAY 3 -- Enjoy bird watching in Delhi
Later prepare to be dazzled by the magnificent Akshardham Temple. An epitome of Indian spirituality and architecture, it was built in 2005 near the banks of River Yamuna. Akshardham is also in Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. You will have a leisurely afternoon free to explore the nooks and crannies of Delhi on your own or to simply relax at the hotel.
DAY 4 -- Arrive in the Pink City of Jaipur
All its monuments and buildings are constructed with rose-coloured terra cotta giving it the sobriquet 'Pink City'. The Jaipur bazaars are filled with bangles, textiles, handicrafts and jewellery. Enjoy a leisurely evening unwinding in your hotel.
DAY 5 -- Get enchanted by Jaipur
In the afternoon, weave through the lively streets of the Jaipur and visit the pink sandstone edifice of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, the City Palace with its historical museum and the 18th century observatory, Jantar Mantar.
DAY 6 -- Arrive in Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most prominent national parks of the country. It was the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur and is famous for its most celebrated inhabitants -- the Royal Bengal Tigers. Sambhar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai, languor and the elusive leopard are some other wildlife that have their homes in this reserve. Encompassing hilly crests which descend into valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, the park is dotted with water bodies and fruit trees.
Enjoy an adrenaline pumping afternoon safari in a four wheel drive jeep with your private expert naturalist in the forest. Unwind in your Hotel/Camp in the evening.
Note: The park remains closed from 01 July to 15 October.
DAY 7 -- Further explore the Park
In the evening you will undertake another jungle excursion into a different region of the park in your exclusive jeep with naturalist. This is done to improve your chances of spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger. You can enjoy a relaxed evening in your Hotel / Camp.
DAY 8 -- Revel in the biodiversity at Ranthamhore
DAY 9 -- Arrive in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Popularly known as the "Keoladeo Ghana National Park," Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was the former hunting ground of the ruler of Bharatpur. Today it is recognised as one of the finest birds feeding and breeding grounds for over 400 species of birds and water birds. Colonies of cormorants, spoonbills, storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ibis and grey herons can be spotted all over the park, besides a fairly rich habitation of deer, wild boars, foxes and snakes. Moreover it has been a winter home for the Siberian Crane, a species on the verge of extinction.
In the afternoon you will driven to the Bird Sanctuary gate from where you can either hike into the sanctuary or enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride to explore it. You can unwind in the evening at your lodge.
DAY 10 - Marvel at the splendour of Fatehpur Sikri
The deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri or the "city of victory" is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This famous Ghost town was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and was his capital for a short span of 16 years. Later it was abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the fortified city which is a charismatic blend of Indo-Islamic architectural styles and also includes Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival in Agra, you will check into your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 11 -- Visit the stunning Taj Mahal and Departure
Early morning, prepare to be enchanted by the glorious Taj Mahal iridescent in the sunrise. Inlaid with jade, crystal and sapphire, it was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. After breakfast you will visit the massive structure of the Red Fort of Agra along siede the River Yamuna. Later you will drive to the Delhi International Airport to board a flight to your onward destination.
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