Rajasthan Wildlife Tour Package
Delhi - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmair - Bikaner - Mandawa - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Panna National Park - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 01- Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the airport meet with our representative with a traditional welcome, then transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02- Delhi
Morning after breakfast full day city sightseeing tour Old Delhi & New Delhi. In the evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Old Delhi - the 350-year-old walled city was built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
New Delhi - the new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. An interesting drive in the one passing through the impressive Rajpath from the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun's Tomb built in 1565 AD, Safdarjung's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, 72 meters high and the most curious antique, the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.
Optional - Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Delhi - Udaipur
Transfer to the airport time to board the flight for Udaipur, on arrival meet with our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan, it is located on the banks of lake Pichola, also known as a 'Jewel of Mewar'. The most romantic city of India can take the tourist into paroxysm of heaven. The center of attraction vibrates around the shimmering blue waters and the royal white marble palaces constructed with unique artistic insight. This remarkably chiseled out Lake Palaces shines like a jewel on Lake Pichhola certainly enchants the tourist and overwhelms them with its charm.
Day 04- Udaipur
Morning after breakfast city sightseeing tour, of Udaipur visit including City Palace, Lake Palace, Saheliyon ki bari.
Lake Palace: Also known as Jag Niwas, the palace was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, after whom it has been named. Situated on Lake Pichola, it appears to be floating on the lake, and its huge structure and exquisite beauty leaves one spellbound!
City Palace: The largest palace of Rajasthan, it is also one of the largest in the world. It represents the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar over the centuries. The palace is divided into various sections, each with its own distinctive style.
Saheliyon ki Bari: Designed by Maharaja Sangram Singh II in the 18th century, this garden was the picnic spot for the 48 royal ladies who were offered to the prince as dowry. The gardens here have lush green lawns & beautiful fountains in the shape of birds - presenting a wonderful sight! In the evening transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05- Udaipur / Jodhpur (260 km)
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Jodhpur: Located on the periphery of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. According to one fable when Lord Rama, hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana wanted to cross the ocean to rescue his wife Sita, who had been abducted by the demon-king Ravana, he was turned back by the Sea-God. Furious, Rama mounted his arrow to dry up the ocean forcing the Lord of the Sea to retreat. However the arrow once mounted had to be discharged, and Rama fired it into another body of water located in western Rajasthan, thus drying it up. This is the area known as Marwar or Marusthali or the land of the dead.
Day 06- Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast city sightseeing out of Jodhpur visit including Meharangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan, Jaswant Thada. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07- Jodhpur / Jaisalmer (285 km)
Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to jaisalmer, on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Jaisalmer is a desert city and instantly invokes number of images in the mind of travellers. The word itself provokes an image of deserted land with camel swiftly moving on the golden sands. The city is almost enticing and for domestic travellers as it is to foreign tourists. Standing in pride with its colossal forts, palaces and havelis, Jaisalmer showcases the artistic sense of the Rajput kings. The city is awesome to cover in cool season. The city is actually divided into nearly two equal halves. The town is small enough to be covered on foot. If not less, try spending atleast 4 days in the city, only then you would get a full coverage of beautiful city.
Day 08- Jaisalmer
After breakfast, city sightseeing tour, visit Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple, Patwon ki Haweli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli evening visit for Sand Dunes, enjoy culture programme & camel safari. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09- Jaisalmer- Bikaner(333 kms)
Drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Bikaner: Bikaner lies north of Jodhpur, its reddish-pink stone rising out of miles of barren thorn and scrub. Rao Jodha's sixth son, Bika (after whom the city of Bikaner is named), must have found nothing more than this wilderness when he rode out here in search of greener pastures to conquer, but he was obviously undeterred. The Rathore clansmen set out from Mandore the same year that his father shifted his capital to Jodhpur. Taking with him three hundred zealous retainers, they massacred the first opposing clan they encountered. Next they came in touch with a branch of the Bhattis of Jaisalmer who had settled in the region, and Bika married one of the daughters of the chief. Using this settlement as a base he was able to extend his sway over the entire region. Having secured the submission of the Bhattis, and later of the Jats in the region, he founded his capital Bikaner here.
Day 10- Bikaner / Mandawa (164 km)
Morning after breakfast visit Junagarh fort, Lalgarh Palace, Mata Karni Temple. In the afternooon drive to Mandawa, on arrival check in at the hotel, on arrival check in at the hotel, In the afternoon visit Fort and Havelies. Overnight at hotel.
Mandawa lies in the heart of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, India and is basically a municipal town of the Jhunjhunu district. Mandawa is also known as Rajasthan's 'open art gallery', as the entire region is adorned with artistically painted havelis, mansions and homes. Some of the popular havelis that have become important tourist destinations are the Ladia haveli, the Chokhan haveli, the Binsidhar haveli, the Gulab Rai haveli and the Newatia haveli.
Day 11- Mandawa / Jaipur (203 km)
Morning After breakfast drive to Jaipur, on arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is color washed pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautiful laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.
Day 12- Jaipur
Morning an excursion tour of Amber Fort, In the afternoon Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Observatory, Hawa Mahal etc.
(At a short distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.)
Optional - Chokhi Dhani An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13- Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (250 km)
Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. Continue drive to Agra, on arrival at Agra check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14- Agra
Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Later transfer to the hotel for overnight at hotel.
Day 15- Agra / Jhansi / Khajuraho
Transfer to the railway station to board the train for Jhansi. On arrival at the station meet with our representative and drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16- Khajuraho / Panna National Park (57 km)
Morning after breakfast visit the erotic temples of Khajuraho. In the afternoon drive to Panna national park. On arrival check in at the resort. Overnight at resort. Morning / evening game drive in the Park.
Panna National Park was created in 1981. This sanctuary was formed with areas from Gangau National Park Panna National Park is home to numerous variety of flora and fauna. It is famous for the big wild cat or the famous Tiger. As a matter of fact, this reserve was declared a Project Tiger Reserve in 1994,the 22nd in the country and 5th in the State. The diversity in habitat has allowed the population of different animals to sustain their life easily in these forests. This reserve has got a good population of leopards and elephants as well. but the 'big cat' rules here.
Day 17- Panna National Park
Morning and afternoon jungle safari to the national park. Overnight stay in Resort.
Day 18- Panna National Park
Morning and afternoon jungle safari to the national park. Overnight stay in Resort.
Day 19- Panna / Khajuraho / Varanasi
orning drive to Khajuraho, on arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varansi. On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Varanasi or Banaras is one of the oldest cities of India. This city has found place in the Buddhist scriptures as well the epic of Mahabharata. In Pali language Varanasi was called Banarasi hence it got the name 'Banaras'. Varanasi is also called 'Kashi' or the city of spiritual light. Kashi is the place where Shiva and Parvati stood when the "time started ticking".
This ancient city of India is located on holiest river of India--Ganga. This relation is unique and has attracted thousands of pilgrims. One theory also goes that Varanasi is located on the land between the river Varuna and Assi hence the name Varanasi.
Day 20- Varanasi
Morning enjoy boat ride on the holy Ganges. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21- Varanasi
Day free for shopping and own activity. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to the international airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Tour and Services Ends.
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Rajasthan Wildlife Tour Package(Tour Highlight)
|Delhi||Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Parliament House, Birla Temple, Humayun’s Tomb. Optional sound and light show at Red fort with dinner at Chor Bazaar|
|Udaipur||City Palace, Shubhas Memorial, Saheliyon ki bari, Lake Palace.|
|Jodhpur||Meharangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan, Jaswant Thada.|
|Jaisalmer||Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple, Patwon Ki Haweli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli. Sand Dunes, Rajasthani folk culture live programme.|
|Bikaner||Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Mata Karni Temple,|
|Mandawa||Mandawa Fort and Palaces.|
|Jaipur||Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Johri Bazaar, Jantar Mantar. Optional Chokhi Dhani.|
|Agra||Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Sikandara, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb.|
|Khajuraho||Erotic Temple of Khajurarho.|
|Panna||Safari in the National Park.|
|Varanasi||Boat ride on Holy Ganges. City tour of Varanasi.|
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