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Jungle Lore

Delhi– Corbett– Agra– Bharatpur- Ranthambore – Jaipur    (10  Days  / 9  Nights)

Day 01        Arrive Delhi
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 02        Delhi
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of the Old Delhi - a multi - layered city. Our first stop is the Red Fort built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan when he shifted his capital from Agra. A short drive brings us to the Great Mosque - The Jama Masjid. Drive on to see the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Afternoon Sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar - the tallest stone tower in India built in 1191 AD. Chhatarpur Temple - the most popular Hindu temple with blissful tranquility and serene ambience. Continue to Humayun's Tomb believed to have been designed by his widow.  Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. Also visit the Bahai Temple - a lotus shaped structure. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.

Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03        Delhi – Corbett (Drive: 270 km / 7 hrs)
Check-out of the hotel and drive to Corbett National Park - The Corbett National Park, named after Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter naturalist, Corbett National Park was originally established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. It was later named as Ramganga National Park before getting its present name in 1967. Corbett National Park is India’s finest nature reserve. The Park stretches over an area of 1300 sq. km, in the Himalayan Foothills with grassland, sal and ravine forests. Here the country’s richest bio-diversity has been conserved for over 50 years. Corbett has the highest density of tiger in the country – approximately one every 5 sq. km.

Upon arrival check-in at the resort. Later in the afternoon proceed for a Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park – named after Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter naturalist, later in the evening return to the resort.

Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04        Corbett
Early morning proceed for a Jungle Safari into the National Park.
In the late afternoon continue your Jungle Safari. Besides the tiger, Corbett is a heaven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The Park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear, sloth bear and varieties of lesser cats, dhole the wild dog and an entire spectrum of colorful birds.




Day 5        Agra
In the morning drive to Agra, city of world famous Taj Mahal, Arrive Agra and check-in at hotel, later in the day visit Taj Mahal - built by a grief-stricken emperor, Shah Jahan, as a memorial of eternal love for his


beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort which perhaps offers the most moving view of the Taj Mahal from its octagonal tower situated across the River Jamuna.

Day 6        Bharatpur
In the morning proceed for Bharatpur, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri  - A fascinating deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. Abandoned in a few years for lack of water. Arrive Bharatpur and check-in at the hotel, later in the day proceed for Bird watching in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest Bird Sanctuaries in the world, overnight at the hotel.

Day 7        Ranthambore        
In the morning once again visit Keoladeo National Park, the 29 sq. km lake and wetland was artificially created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century. The Park is a delight for bird watchers with over 300 species of birds are found here. Raised paths, camouflaged by babul trees and undergrowth make viewing easy. A quiet ride by boat in the early hours of the morning is also an unforgettable experience. Every year Bharatpur waits with bated breath for the arrival of the Siberian cranes. There are only two wintering places for this rare species – one in Iran and the other Bharatpur. These beautiful birds with their distinctive red beaks and facial patches, fly over 6400 km from their retreats in Siberia.

Now we proceed for Ranthambore - the magnificent Tiger often gives audience to your astonished eyes, on arrival check-in at the hotel.

In the evening the Naturalist will answer all your queries about  Project Tiger and the Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 8        Ranthambore
Early morning visit Ranthambore National Park which blends the history of Rajput valour with scenic natural beauty and is an ideal gateway for a splendid holiday at a wildlife destination. An incredible variety of wild life abounds this Park - The magnificent Tiger often gives audience to your astonished eyes.

This park has large number of Sambhar, Chital Nilgai, Chinkara, Langur, Wild Boar and Peafowl and if you are lucky you will be able to spot a Tiger !
 
You will be surprised that every time you go to Jungle, there is something new to be discovered, the local fauna of the Park includes leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons.

Day 9        Jaipur
In the morning we drive towards Jaipur, on arrival check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur and visit the City Palace is a visitors delight. Within the walls are several Palaces and museums resplendent with collections of the princely era. The Outdoor Observatory – the Jantar Mantar- built in 1726 by Jai Singh, a notable astronomer King. It houses instruments of astonishing accuracy, which give accurate predictions to this day. Drive to the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), a five story high Palace having a facade of windows and latticed screens which allowed the Ladies of the Court, in bygone days, to sit and view the streets of the city.

Day 10        Leave Delhi    
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort which is perched on a hill.  An Elephant transports us inside the fort which houses a Marble Palace, Temple of Victory and a Hall of Mirrors.

Later in the day drive to Delhi (260 km / 5 hrs), arrive Delhi and drop at International airport for your flight to onward destination.


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