Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur – Ranthambore – Sariska (8 nights and 9 days)
As much as she is known for her culture and civilisation, India is also famous for the range of her natural habitats that continue to provide sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife. The most famous wildlife sanctuaries of North India are located in the Himalayas and the Aravali mountain ranges of India. In the list most of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in North India are Bharatpur National Park, Alwar National Park and Ranthambore National Park. Combining these with the pinnacles of the ‘Golden Triangle’ – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur – this itinerary strikes the perfect balance between the manmade and the natural.
Day 01 :
Arrive Delhi – The Capital city and the political hub of India. The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. On arrival you will be met, assisted and transferred to the hotel. Later proceed for a full day combined tour of The Old & The New Delhi. The Old Delhi tour includes visits to The Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the massive Red Fort, Chandni Chowk (moonlight square ) and The Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Thereafter proceed for sightseeing of New Delhi, visit the Qutub Minar - a 72 meter high monument, and Humayun's Tomb built in mid 16th century. Also visit the Lotus Temple, drive past India Gate, the Raj Bhavan, Safdarjung's Tomb and the Parliament. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 :
This morning after breakfast drive to Agra (203 kms / 4.5hrs), home to one of the seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal & is also famous for its leather goods. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Later proceed for a half-day tour of Agra city. Visit The Taj Mahal, which is the mausoleum of Shah Jehan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument of love is made of white marble and it took 20 years to build. Thereafter proceed to visit the Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 03 :
Today morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur (50kms/1hr), via Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city which Akbar built as his capital in the 16th century and abandoned just 15 years later. Bharatpur, also known as Keoladeo National Park. is counted amongst the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. Famous as ' Ornithologist's Paradise' Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to an innumerable varieties of exotic birds including the world-renowned Siberian Cranes. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Bharatpur
Day 04 :
This early morning proceed for a safari to the national park to do bird spotting. Return to hotel for breakfast and thereafter proceed to Ranthambore National Park (225 kms / 4hrs), one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Day 05 :
This day enjoy a game drive each early morning and early afternoon. The park covers an area of 392 km² which is famous for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Overnight stay in Ranthamobore.
Day 06 :
Today morning after breakfast leave for Sariska National Park (240kms / 5hrs), located among the Aravalli hill ranges in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The park covers an area of 800 km² in total and The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys. The landscape of Sariska comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali hill range. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Sariska.
Day 07 :
This early morning proceed for a game drive in the national park. Sariska National Park is home to numerous carnivores including leopard, wild dog, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, and tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as sambar, chital, nilgai, chausingha, wild boar and langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh. Overnight stay in Sariska.
Day 08 :
This day after breakfast drive back to Delhi (180kms / 4hrs). Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 09 :
This day, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. And with this ends a wild experience of “The Taj and the Wildlife”.