Rajasthan & Kumaon Hills

This unique journey, exploring the most important National Park in Northern India, will give you a whole new perspective on hunting for game.

Duration : 15 Days.
Focus : Mammals, birds and plants.
Best time : Mid November to Mid June.

Day 01, Arrive Delhi :
Arrive New Delhi International airport, assistance, garland welcome and transfer to your PRE-booked hotel. Morning free. Afternoon sightseeing tour around 16th century Mughal City, visiting Jama Masjid, drive pass thru Red Fort and Gandhi Samadhi and back to hotel by evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02, Delhi Sariska (165 Kms / About 04 hrs drive):
After breakfast drive to Sariska National Park, the drive takes us along a busy road, dotted with villages, leading into the quite Aravalli hills and the dry deciduous forest of bear, dhok and tendua. The park covers about 480 sq.kms and comes under “Project Tiger”, however we are more likely to see bush birds, langur, Nilgai, wild boar, Hyenas and Jackals. Our two night stay will be in the beautiful and luxurious Sariska Palace, built in 1892 and designed by a French architect. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3, In Sariska:
Morning and evening game viewing by jeep. A day free, or visit Lake Siliserh where you can go boating and see different types of birds. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4, Sariska – Jaipur (110 Kms / About 03 hrs drive:
After breakfast drive through villages and towns to the pink city of Jaipur. On arrival check into one of the Palace hotels, with rooms decorated in Rajasthani style. Later visit 16th century fortress at the Maber Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and City Palace. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5, Jaipur – Ranthambhore (170 Kms / About 04 hrs drive):
After breakfast drive through colourful Rajasthan to Ranthambhore National Park, situated in Rajasthan at the eastern end of Aravalli ranges. The rolling hills; dry dhok forest and tranquil lakes, decorated with the crumbling ruins of numerous temples and a hilltop fort, epitomize all the princely splendor of this famous Rajput state. The reserve also offer one of the best opportunities for seeing Tigers during the day, as well as many other mammals, including Leopard, Sloth Bear, Rhesus Macaque, Common Lanhur, Nilgai, Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Wild Boar, Jackal, Spotted and Barking Deer, Samber and Marsh Mugger Crocodiles. The bird life here is also superb, particularly around the lake. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 & Day 07, In Ranthambhore:
Morning and afternoon game viewing in the national park with knowledgeable naturalist. Day is spent to visit local bazaar, wonder around or just relax !! Our overnight stop will be just outside the park at Ranthambhore Bagh, a perfect, modern camp, set a midst acres of natural landscape. Overnight at the hotel/camp.

DAY 8, Ranthambhore – Bharatpur (230 Kms / About 5-6 hrs drive):
After breakfast drive through the countryside and local villages to Bharatpu Birdr Sanctuary, one of the finest bird watching locations in the world. We spend two nights at the beautiful palace hotel, near the park, with stunning rooms and garden. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy the facilities at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9, In Bharatpur:
Day spent in park. You will see an outstanding range of water birds and reptiles here, and even some mammals too. Commonly cited species include Painted Storks, While Ibises, Darters and Spoon-hills and river species, such as the threatened Siberian crane, Pallas’s Sea Eagle, Black headed Stork and the Spotted Creeper. Other interesting wildlife including the rare Black Buck, Small Clawed Otter, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat and Indian Python may also be cited. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10, Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (47 Kms / About 02 hrs drive):
Early morning once again visit the park and back to hotel for breakfast. Later drive to the city of Taj Mahal, Agra. The drive bring us first to the deserted sand stone building of Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri. After visiting continue drive to Agra for overnight stay in the Jaypee Palace hotel, set in acres of garden and fountain walk ways. Late afternoon visit Red Fort and Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daulah. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11, Agra – Unchagaon (170 Kms / About 4-5 Kms drive):
Sunrise visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, the surrounding “Paradise gardens”, and the river Yamuna, Support an abundance of bird life. Back to hotel for breakfast. Later drive to Unchagaon and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free or enjoy the activities offered by the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12, Unchagaon – Corbett National Park (160 Kms / About 4-5 Kms drive):
After breakfast drive to Corbett National Park, set in Kumaon & Shivalik Hills. Corbett, comprising of undulating Sal forests, riverine jungle and grassland, is home to an exceptional variety of both Himalayan and low land wildlife. Using elephants and jeeps to explore the reserve itself, you will see Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur, Golden Jackal, Elephants, Samber, Barking, Spotted Hog Deer and the unusual fish eating Gharial-Crocodile. The population of Tiger normally remains discreet, although you may be lucky! Your night will be spent just outside the park in a comfortable lodge on the banks of Kosi river. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 13,In Corbett National Park :
Morning and afternoon game-viewing in the national park with naturalist. Day free for nature walks along the river to see birds of Himalaya. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 14, Corbett National Park – Delhi (303nKms / About 07 hrs drive):
After breakfast drive to Delhi and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 15, Delhi – Home (Fly):
Early morning departure transfer to New Delhi International airport in time to board flight back to home country.