Away from daily hustle bustle, you land up in a captivating ambiance rendered by exquisite wildlife. Culture, been at the top of travel charts, is what mesmerizes the connoisseurs of travel. What’s more, even the rural villages coupled with brief Himalayan passes make this itinerary special.
From the Royal Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh to the endangered Single-horned Rhinoceros of Kaziranga, the exotic wildlife of India is truly mesmerizing. The call for wildlife holidays in India is very strong owing to the diversity of the country. One of the best ways to enjoy escape in the wilderness is to choose any of the well-planned wildlife tour packages in India.
Day 01 Home – Delhi By Flight
On arrival meet and assist at the airport welcome with fresh flower garland transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi – Corbett By Surface 250 Kms / Approx 4½ Hrs
After breakfast half day city tour of Delhi.
New Delhi – Rajpath – Flanked by ornamental ponds and lawns, Rajpath is host to the Republic Day Parade. The two secretariat buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan on the Raisina hills are located on the two sides of this immensely broad road.
India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees. Parliament House- Sansad Bhawan or the Parliament house is the supreme law making body in the country. It is the center of power and politicians decide the fate of the Indian Democracy here.
Qutab Minar – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. It tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs.
Later continue drive towards Corbett on arrival transfer to Hotel overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Corbett
After breakfast full day free to enjoy evening Safari. Overnight in Corbett.
Corbett National park is known for its varied wildlife, and as the site for the launching of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Corbett National Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. In 1991, an area of 797.72 sq km was added as buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It area includes kalagarh forest division and Ramnagar forest division.
Day 04 Corbett – Delhi By Surface 250 Kms / Approx 4½ Hrs
After breakfast enjoy morning safari in Corbett later continue drive towards Delhi. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free to walk around nearby place. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 05 Delhi – Sariska By Surface 159 Kms / Approx 03 Hrs
After breakfast drive towards Sariska on arrival check in at the hotel. Enjoy evening Safari. Overnight at the hotel.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. This area was a hunting preserve of the erstwhile Alwar state and it was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955.
The best and the most attractive feature of the Sariska Tiger Reserve has always been its Bengal Tigers.
Day 06 Sariska
In the morning after breakfast enjoy safari rest day free. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 Sariska – Ranthambore By Surface 199 Kms / Approx 3½ Hrs
After breakfast drive towards Ranthambore on arrival check in at the hotel. PM enjoy Evening safari. Overnight in the hotel.
Ranthambore National Park – This Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger reserve under Project Tiger was a hunting reserve of erstwhile Jaipur state in pre-independence days. It was declared as a Sawai Madhopur wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and taken up under the Tiger Project in 1973.
Ranthambore Tiger reserve at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas is a unique juxtaposition of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur.
Day 08 Ranthambore
Morning visit the park to enjoy safari. Return for breakfast and refreshment. Full day free for own activity. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09 Ranthambore – Jaipur By Surface 340 Kms / Approx 5½ Hrs
After breakfast drive towards Jaipur on arrival half day city tour of Jaipur.
Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘ Pink City ‘ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls.
City palace The City Palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, but a lot of changes and additions were made to the original structure by his successors. The architecture of the City Palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
Jantar Mantar The Jaipur observatory was built in 1728. There is actually a fascinating story in relation to the construction of the Observatory. According to the story, Sawai Jai Singh II sent his envoys to various parts of the world. The observatory has the Jaiprakash Yantra, Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra and the Composite instrument, which comprises of a sundial and a massive hemisphere.
Hawa Mahal The palace is shaped like a pyramid and is a five-storied building, with number of small windows and screens, with arched roofs. As one looks at this building, one realizes that the rear side of the building is comparatively very plain and lacks much of ornamentation.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 Jaipur – Agra By Surface 238 Kms / Approx 4½ Hrs
After breakfast visit Amber Fort later continue driving towards Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri – Built in red sandstone, the historic city of Fatehpur Sikri conceptualized by Akbar the Great, is one of the brilliant examples of architectural creations. One of the favorite tourist attractions in India, Fatehpur Sikri was completed in 1578, and built in honor of the Sufi Saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti by offering prayers to whom Akbar could fulfill his desire of a male heir. Strongly speaking of the religious tolerance of Akbar, the architecture of Fatehpur Sikri depicts a healthy blend of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.
Diwan-I-Am: Diwan-I-Am or the Hall Of Public Audience was used for the public meetings, as was the practice in Mughal empires. All the celebrations and public prayers were conducted here.
Diwan-khana-I-khaas- This enclosure that is Hall of Private Audience was used for private and special meetings. It was beautifully designed.
Salim Chisti’s Tomb Fatehpur Sikri in India Tomb of religious leader Sheikh Salim Chisti is surrounded by marbles, geometric work screens and the canopy above is inlaid with mother-of-Pearl. This holy place is worshiped by both Hindus and Muslims. The architectural wonder of Mughal era is a must visit tourist point in Fatehpur Sikri
The Jami Masjid: This mosque in Fatehpur Sikri is the largest mosque in India. Within the masjid, there is tomb of royal ladies, Stone Cutter’s mosque that is the oldest place of worship in Fatehpur Sikri. There is large courtyard.
Buland Darwaza- ranks among the biggest gateways in world and is the highest and grandest gateway of India. A 13-meter high flight of steps is provided to approach it. The gate was built in 1602 AD to mark the Akbar’s victory over Deccan.
Continue drive towards Agra on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 11 Agra
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Agra.
Agra – Historians suggest Agra to be the Agravana in the epic Mahabharata. It is expected to be known as Agralapura during the medieval age. An archaeological fact pushes the existence of Agra back to three million years. The Lodi dynasty ruled over Agra for a long time. It was in the onset of the sixteenth century that the Mughals took over the ruling of Agra from the hands of Lodi’s.
Taj Mahal Shah Jahan the great emperor and a great builder constructed Taj Mahal in the loving memory of his beloved wife Anjuman Bano Begum. Shah Jahan met this beautiful girl in his young age and later gets married with her. Taj Mahal completed in 1653 A.D. finished in by white marble, it is perhaps India most fascinating and beautiful monument. Not only is it recognized in just India but also all over the world. These perfectly symmetrical monuments took 22 years (1630-1652) of hard labor and 20,000 workers.
Red Fort – The construction of the Agra fort was started around 1565 when the initial structures were built by Akbar. Shah Jahan replaced most of these with his marble creations. Some however survived, among them are – Delhi Gate., Amar Singh Gate, Akbari Mahal and the Jehangir Mahal. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river.
Itimad Ud Daulah tomb- The first example of a tomb built on a riverbank in India, the Itimad Ud Daulah tomb houses the body of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the father Mughal Empress Noor Jahan who again was Emperor Jahangir’s wife. This beautiful tomb situated on the banks of the Yamuna is also known as the ‘baby Taj’. Built around 1625 AD.
Day 12 Agra – Bharatpur By Surface 54.2 Kms / Approx 1½ Hrs
After breakfast drive towards Bharatpur on arrival check in at the hotel. PM visit the park for safari.
The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best and famous wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in India that is artificially made by a Maharaja. One of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Bharatpur city of Rajasthan and also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Indigenous water birds and many migratory water birds can be seen in this sanctuary along with larger animals such as Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 Bharatpur – Delhi By Surface 206 Kms / Approx 2½ Hrs
After Breakfast visit national park later continue drive towards Delhi. On arrival half day city tour of Old Delhi.
Old Delhi – The City of Shahjahanabad was the capital of Shah Jahan but little remains of that old city. The Old Delhi or the walled city served as the capital for many emperors. Today, remains of the historical city are the gates like – Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi gate. Near Delhi Gate is Feroz Shah Kotla, close to this is kept the Ashokan Pillar which was brought from Meerut by Feroz Shah Tughlaq
Jama Masjid – One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets.
Raj Ghats – Along the banks of Jamuna are located the places were the leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is one of the most visited ghats. A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 14 Delhi – Home By Flight
In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for home.
|Place||Night (s)||Hotels / Camps|
|Ranthambore||02||Tigress Resort & Spa|
|Bharatpur||01||Laxmi Vilas Palace|
– Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
– 13 Nights hotel accommodation.
– Meals Plan – Breakfast + Dinner.
– Meal Plan – Full board in Corbett, Sariska and Ranthambore.
– 02 National Park safaris in Corbett National Park and Ranthambore National Park.
– 01 National Park safari in Sariska National Park.
– Wildlife Naturalist during the visit of National Park.
– All transfers sightseeing & excursion as per itinerary by private AC vehicle.
– Language speaking local guide of your choice where available. Otherwise English Speaking Guide during the sightseeing.
– Visit Taj Mahal.
– Entrance fee to monuments.
– Jeep/ Elephant ride at Amber fort.
– All present Government taxes.
– Any International airfare.
– Visa Fees(If Any).
– Camera fee / Video fee.
– Any expenses of personal nature like table drinks, tips etc.
– Telephone Call / Fax.
– Any Donations / Driver Tips.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.