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Great Indian Wildlife Tour

Duration

15 Nights / 16 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Jabalpur - Delhi

Overview

Great Indian Wildlife Tour

Keoladeo Ghana National Park - Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Just 176 km. from Delhi is a very special wilderness - the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest water-bird sanctuaries in the world. The 28.73 sq. km. lake and wetland was artificially created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century. By building small dykes and dams and diverting water from an irrigation canal, he converted this low lying area into a fine wild fowl shooting preserve. In a few years, the new wetland surrounded by marginal forests was able to support thousands of water birds.
Commonly referred to as Bharatpur, the Park is a delight for bird watchers. Over 300 species of birds are found here and raised paths, camouflaged by babul trees and undergrowth make viewing easy. A quiet ride by boat in the early hours of the morning is also an unforgettable experience. There are mixed heronries on the half submerged babul trees and the cacophony is unbelievable as painted storks, open bills, spoon bills, egrets, cormorants, white ibis and multitudes of others, tend their young. Jacanas with their iridescent colors and elegant tail feathers and purple moorhen can be seen delicately treading over the floating vegetation. While harriers and fishing eagles circle overhead in search of prey, the pied kingfisher hovers dramatically over the water in a flurry of wings.
There are varieties of storks and cranes and the local sarus crane is elegant in a livery of grey and red. Every year Bharatpur waits with coated breath for the arrival of the Siberian cranes.
There are only two wintering places for this rare species -one in Iran and the other Bharatpur and these beautiful birds with their distinctive red beaks and facial patches, fly over 6400 km from their summer retreats in Siberia, to get to them. In 1996, there was great jubilation as a couple of Siberian cranes with a young one made an appearance in Bharatpur after a lapse of three years.
Bird, Keoladeo Ghana National ParkThe forests around the lake at Bharatpur harbor the sambar, chital, nilgai, jackal, hyena, fox, mongoose and porcupine. Occasionally, a fishing cat can be seen scooping its prey also commonly seen sunning themselves along edge of the paths or at Python Point.

General Information :

Best Time to Visit : Throughout the Year.
Nearest Town : Bharatpur (2 km)
How to Get Here : Air: Agra (50 km) , Rail: Bharatpur (2 km)

Ranthambore National Park - Rajasthan
Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.
Tigers can be spotted quit often even during the day, at their normal pursuits - hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it. A good time to visit is between November and April when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common.
Ranthambore has large numbers of sambar, chital and nilgai. Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle - the chinkara can be seen, as also the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards.
The lakes and pools at the Park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile. Jacanas. painted sto-k. hiaci-. stork, and white necked stork are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spur fowl and the paradise flycatcher.
The lakes and pools at the Park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile. Jacanas. painted sto-k. hiaci-. stork, and white necked stork are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spur fowl and the paradise flycatcher.
Tiger, Ranthambore National ParkThere are lake palaces, chhatris, old fortifications and a majestic thousand year old fort. On a height overlooking the Park. The forest rest house at the foot of the Ranthambore fort is located in the lovely Jogi Mahal. It overlooks a tank - the pretty Padam Talao, afloat with water lilies.

General Information :
Best Time to Visit : October to June.
Nearest Town : Sawai Madhopur (11 km)
How to Get Here : Air: Jaipur (145 km) , Rail: Sawai Madhopur (11 km)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Great Indian Wildlife Tour'! On arrival in Delhi , you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Delhi

This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Jaipur - Ranthambore

Morning city tour of Jaipur.
Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Afternoon drive to Ranthambore and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Ranthambore

Full day exploration in Ranthambhore.
Two trip to the Tiger Park in the Morning & Evening.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Ranthambore

After breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris)

Overnight: Hotel


Day 7 Ranthambore - Bharatpur

Drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. On arrival , check into your hotel. Later visit the Bird Sanctuary.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8 Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri-Agra

This morning following a leirsurely breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri.Visit Fatehpur Sikiri
This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire's splendor. The city divided into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings.
Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9 Agra - Bandhavgarh

Early in the morning visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) during sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast. Later vist Agra.
Visit Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula & the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architectsLater you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
In the evening transfer to Railway station t o catch train for UMARIA.
Overnight: Train

Day 10 Arrive Umaria

Reach UMARIA in the morning and you will be dirctly drive to bandavgarh and transfer to hotel by our representative.
Bandavgarh is justifiably famous for its Tigers, but it has a wide range of other game. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terai forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes more scarce and the undergrowth dies back. A full day game viewing inside the jungle.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11 Bandhavgarh

A full day game viewing inside the jungle.
Trip to the Bandavgarh Fort: The oldest fort in India - considered to be more than 2500 years. One-hour trek up the fort is worth the effort. The charm of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled and unexplored. Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a guide. Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples of around the 12th century.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12 Bandhavgarh

Full day free to visit Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13 Bandhavgarh

Full day free to visit Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14 Bandhavgarh-Kanha

After breakfast drive to Kanha.This is the place that has been described by RUDYARD KIPLING in his great book "The Jungle Book". Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at Kanha and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha. Reach in the afternoon and relax atyour hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15 In Kanha

Full day free to visit Kanha National Park.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16 Kanha - Jabalpur

Morning Jeep Safari in the park. Afternoon drive to Jabalpur Railway station to take a train to Delhi.
Overnight: On-board

Day 17 Delhi

Arrive at Delhi Railway Station and transfer to Delhi International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Great Indian Wildlife Tour' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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