Nature Safari India

Best of Rajasthan

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations: New Delhi – Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur – Ranthambhore - Bharatpur – Agra – New Delhi – Fly Back Home

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi (Flight)
Feel the warmth and get welcomed by the Capital of India, Delhi. A 1000 years old city attracts tourist for its spectacular views, rich culture and old monuments. Whether it is your best shopping experience in chandni chowk or satisfying your hunger as you are in the capital of taste and food of India, Delhi has it all. Be ready to make memories by visiting monuments and Akshardham Temple with jaw dropping views and cherish them forever. At the arrival please feel comfortable when Nature Safari executive welcomes you to a whole new experience you are about to live and escort you to your hotel. "Namaste" Welcome to India. Overnight Stay at New Delhi. Receive all travel related documents and vouchers from our Executive.

Day 2 : New Delhi
Humayuns Tomb, Delhi Tourism Morning: A visit to old city of Delhi to see the majestic Red Fort, Home of the Mughal Emperors and now the land of Modern India to raise the Indian Flag on each Independence Day at its "Lahore Gate". The all red sandstone walls, built in the year 1638, still stand tall as a remarkable memory of the magnificent power of the Mughals.

Take the famous cycle rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Chandni Chowk, an astounding external view of the biggest mosque of the country, Jama Masjid built in 1656 will be at your sight while you enter the colorful bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Although Small by-lanes will be the most fascinating moments of your day. Return to the hotel for lunch or just ease at old city restaurants for a great fiesta.


Day 3 : New Delhi Udaipur (Flight)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board a flight to Udaipur On Arrival Check into hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.

Udaipur, the city of the lakes is also known as the Venice of the east. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. Udaipur was the historic capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Apart from its Rajput Era of Fort and palaces, its also known for its rich culture, history and picturesque locations. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction during the tourists season.

Day 4 : Udaipur
Morning: After breakfast visit the City Palace of Udaipur and experience its architectural rooms & apartments. Later visit the magnificent Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, built by Maharana Sangram in the 18th century and commonly known as the Garden of Maidens. Overnight at Udaipur

Day 5 : Udaipur - Jodhpur(260 km /5 hours)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur, its a 260kms /5hrs drive. This 2nd largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur is a bustling desert city and has landscape dominated by the massive Meherangarh Fort built on a sheer rocky ridge. This old city is fenced by 10 km long wall with eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled land. Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city in 1459 and it is named after him. Overnight at Jodhpur

Day 6 : Jodhpur
This morning, you will enjoy an excursion to visit the Bishnoi villages, known for their interesting philosophy, rich culture and unique living.

In 1485, Guru Jambeshwar ( Jambhai) observe that famine was the consequence of deforestation in the region. He listed 29 rules of living to avoid diasters. These 29 rules formed the base of Bishnoi Culture and philosophy as Bishnoi also means 29 in hindi. Afternoon City tour of Jodhpur includes Mehran Grah Fort, City Museum and Umed Bhawan Palace. The Umaid Bhawan Palace was completed in 1943 and is the largest residence in the world. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the current Maharaja of Jodhpur is now turned to a Royal Hotel. This hotel is spectacular from the outside and equally lavish on the inside. Needless to say, your every need is cater to at the Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Day 7 : Jodhpur - Jaipur (330/6)
Morning: After breakfast 330 kms /6 hrs drive to Jaipur and check in to the hotel. Jaipur, The capital of Rajasthan also known as the pink city. A city of Rajputanas well known for its Royalty and Hospitality. Pink is the color for hospitality in the culture and hence the old Jaipur including City Palace and the entire market area around is colored in Pink. It is the first planned city of its era and keeper of the largest cannon in the world, Jaiwan. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 8 : Jaipur
jaipur Morning, After breakfast at the hotel, A 6 Mile drive to the Great Fort of Amber aka Amer Palace. The fort has served the rulers of the land and was capital of the city until 1728. The picturesque view of ancient and marvelous Rajput Architecture. An Elephant awaits you to offer a royal ride to experience the inclined trail as the fort is build on a hill. Whether it is Sheesh Mahal (Mirrors Palace), Huge Ramparts, the Royal Gates or the cobbled corridors, The intense ambience of the fort is felt as the premises is a 4 level layout build with red sandstone and marbles. On the way have a view of Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds. The very reason of it existence is that the Women of the Royal Family could have the view of the streets from inside and no one from the street could see them. A mere window for the Royals.

On your return to the town en route visiting the City Palace. A Blend of Rajasthan and Mughal Styles is a former Royal Residence, now turned into a museum with artistic collection of Armory and Rajasthani costumes of Rajputs. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. A Complimentary visit to the Jantar Mantar is an astrological and astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century, which is remarkable for its accuracy even in the present times. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 9 : Jaipur - Ranthambhore (180/ 3)
Morning: After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore. Check in to your hotel. Lunch and Afternoon safari to Ranthambhore National Park with an English-speaking Naturalist.

RanthambhoreA road to the wild and a door to heaven. The land of Bengal tiger, Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan is spread over 392 sq km, bordered by rocks and ridges . The park is famous for the Wildlife Sanctuary by the same name where one can experience the rendezvous of wildlife, history and nature. At the centre of the park is the 10th-century Ranthambhore Fort, and scattered nearby are ancient temples and mosques. The lakes are filled with crocodile and aged huge turtles. The ruins and remains of past gives Ranthambhore a unique soothing appeal. One of the finest example of tiger’s conservation, the goose bumped views of tigers hunting is highly intense. Besides the royal inhabitants, there are more than 300 species of birds in the park. It is an exceptional place where history and mother-nature entwine to present a stunning sight. A visit here and you won’t look at the land, sky and water the same way you did before. It all starts with the sight of fresh pug marks. The very thought that a tiger passed the same road few minutes ago is enough to skip a beat and rest a breath.

Dinner and overnight at Resort

Day 10 : Ranthambhore
Morning: After Breakfast get ready for another spectacular safari with a different experience This time It all starts with the gold of morning sun and takes you to the land of kill.

Also another evening safari in the park. On your safari many would draw your attention, tiger, birds, huge turtles, lakes and Jogi Mahal. It was a forest department rest house where travelers use to take rest after a long day's exploration in the park. The adjoining Padam Talab(a Lake) is another attraction of the place that leaves travelers amazed by its serene beauty. Next to the Jogi Mahal is an ancient banyan tree, the second largest banyan tree in India. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at resort. Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Our specially designed itinerary let you visit the famous Ranthambhore Fort, A declared world heritage site. Just steal few hours from your day to travel 5 miles from the resorts and visit the only one hideous fort as it not visible from a distance. The Gifted Fort is a massive enclave and builds at quite high altitude of 700 feet from the ground. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Sawai Madho Singh Ist of Jaipur in 1754 AD and since then it was maintained as the royal hunting preserve and has 3 manmade lakes in it.

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh were part of the Royal Hunting, who stayed here.

Day 11 : Ranthambhore- Bharatpur (210/5)
Morning: Another Splendid morning safari is followed by drive to Bharatpur 210 kms /5 hrs journey.

On arrival to Bharatpur, Check into Hotel. Evening visit to the sanctuary.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, commonly known as Bharatpur Bird Sactuary is a home to more than 400 species of water birds. The park is one of the finest and is an ideal habitat for the birds. The lightly wooden and swamply terrain is widely spread over 40 Sq Km. It is known that the bird sactuary was once a private shooting and hunting preserve for the Royal Family, Maharaja of Bharatpur. Today we see it as a protected breeding ground for various bird species. Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also the winters home for Siberian Crane, famous for its long migratory flights. One can spot Colonies of cormorants, spoonbills, storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ibis and grey herons. Ideal time to visit the bird sactuary is from October till March.

Overnight stay in Bharatpur.

Day 12 : Bharatpur- Agra
Morning: Another Visit the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in the morning for a quiet different experience by cycle rickshaws (the rickshaw drivers are all very capable naturalists). Enjoy your time with all the information shared during your ride. Great Experience is followed by a drive to Agra and Fateh pur Sikri. The Land of World’s Wonder, The Taj Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri - This exquisite city was built by King Akbar in 1569 in red sandstone. The political influence resulted in the abandonation of the palaces, forts and mosques just after 14 years of their completion. The Friday Mosque and the exquisite tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti are in the religious grounds set aside in a separate enclosure adjacent to the secular buildings.

The Diwan-E-Aam - is a vast courtyard in which the emperor addressed daily public audeice and hearings & Diwan-E-Khas - a large quadrangle which have witnessed all the major

ceremonies of the Palace. Pachisi court, the Emperors private living quarter and Jodha Bai’s Palace, Mariam’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Hawa Mahal and Panch Mahal are some of the important buildings of this residential complex. Continue drive to Agra after visiting Fatehpur Sikri (49 kms). On arrival, check in to the hotel.

Your proud visit to the city of one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. Agra is a pleasant town well known for its jaw dropping inlay work on marbles and soapstone by skilled artisans and many generations’ craftsmen. The city is also famous for its gold thread, silver wholesale market, carpets and leather shoes.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 13 : Agra- New Delhi (220/5)
Peacock,  Bharatpur Birding Tour Morning: After breakfast proceed on a cty tour of Agra

Visit Agra Fort, A Master piece of construction and design was built by three generation of Mughal's Emperors, commenced by Akbar in 1565 AD. The fort beholds exquisite structures of Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-E-Aam, Diwane-e-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died as a prisoner.

Later visit the Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem hand crafted in white marble was built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. The history speaks about Taj’s 20,000 workers who lost their hand cut for the very idea that such a masterpiece should not be created once again. It truly justifies its crown as one of the seven wonders of the Modern World. [ The Taj is closed on Friday. ]

Afternoon drive to New Delhi 220kms /5hrs drive. Overnight at New Delhi

Day 14 : Fly back home

Morning free for leisure activity and later transfer to international airport to board a flight back home

Note: The driving hours given above from one city to another are based on the normal conditions of the roads and may vary.  Any break for Food / Tea / Toilets / Sightseeing on the way will take extra time than the above given hours. 

 

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