Pushkar Fair Rajasthan Wildlife Tour.
Pushkar fair Rajasthan wildlife tour
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Destinations: Delhi - Kesroli - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Unchhagaon -Corbett - Delhi
The quotient of excitement reaches to zenith point when the multihued colors of Pushkar Fair fuses into the epitome of love Taj Mahal and the splendor of the loyal beasts, tigers at renowned national parks of India like Ranthambore, Kesroli and Corbett.
Day 1 : Abroad - Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, the guests will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : DELHI
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi ? Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw ride' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon visit New Delhi ? drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi – Kesroli
( Distance of 155 kms )
Morning drive to Kesroli on arrival, check-in at hotel. Kesroli Fort - Built in the 14th century by Yaduvanshi Rajputs, The Hill Fort is considered as one of the most ancient heritage hotels in India. A perfect amalgam of 22 rooms coupled with lip smacking dining is the best way to describe The Hill Fort in Kesroli Rajasthan..
In the afternoon provision for visiting the Sariska The City is located in Alwar district and can be considered a central point for visiting various attractions within its vicinity. Located close to Sariska are three old settlements Bhangarh Fort, Ajaibgarh and Pratapgarh. The Sariska terrain has taken roots in this semi arid deserts of Rajasthan and supports scrub-thorn arid and dry deciduous forests that are full of rocks and grass patches intertwined with some thick foliage. The wildlife present in the area is diverse and is a perfect example of adaptability and symbiosis between nature and animals, something we human need to understand urgently. The climate, as in any desert, is dry and varies towards the extremes.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 -5 : Kesorli - Pushkar ( Distance of 250 kms )
Morning drive to Pushkar on arrival in Pushkar - check into the Deluxe Tents. Deluxe tents which captures the luxurious nostalgia of a bygone age of the Maharaja's Safari and Shikar camps, combined with innovative design demonstrating many of the skills and crafts of Marwar. The camp consists of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large dining tent serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open reception tent with seating areas.
Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar take is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, along with numerous festooned camels and colourful pilgrims. After 10 hectic days of livestock dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities, on the night of the full moon (Kartik Purnima), everybody goes for a big holy dip in the lake and performs religious rituals in its waters, to the accompaniment of temple & folk music.
Overnight at Camp.
Day 6 : Pushkar - Jaipur ( Distance of 150 kms )
Late morning drive to Jaipur on arrival, check-in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur - Ranthambore ( Distance of 156 kms )
Morning drive to Ranthambore on arrival in Ranthambore - check into the hotel.
Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavillions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard.
Afternoon game viewing in the sanctuary by Canter. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : Ranthambore
Early morning and late afternoon you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by Canter.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Ranthambore - Agra
In the morning check out from the hotel and drive to Agra, on arrival check in the hotel and later on in the afternoon you will visit
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Return back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 11 : Agra – Unchhagaon ( Distance of 180 kms )
Morning visit of Famous Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Overnight at hotel.
Afternoon, leave for Unchagaon. Arrive Unchangaon and check in at Fort Unchagaon - The Fort Unchangaon stands tall as an ideal gateway to Uttaranchal. Home to the Jat rulers who rose in prominence during the decline of Mugal Empire, it was originally made of mud, but its walls were late replaced by brick and old building inside the fort was totally renovated during the 1930's to give it a distinctly colonial look.
Day 12: Unchhagaon – Corbett National Park ( Distance of 210 kms )
Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, leave for Jim Corbett National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resorts. Overnight at resort.
Corbett National Park
- It is India's oldest and one of her best parks covering 1318 sq. kms situated in the Himalayan foothills with open grasslands & river Ramganga flowing through its entire length. It is named after the famous hunter-naturalist Corbett who, between 1907 & 1939 tracked down and killed man?eaters, which had claimed an aggregate of 1300 human lives. It is India's first & biggest Tiger reserve sponsored by 'World Wildlife Fund' supporting 50 mammals, 580 bird & 25 reptile species. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Corbett National Park
Early morning & afternoon, Canter safari into the park for wildlife viewing.
Corbett has the highest density of Tiger in the country-- approximately one every 10 sq km and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four species of deer -- hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, are fodder for the tiger.
Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole the wild dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.
Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted Gharial and the mugger or marsh crocodile. The river is rich in the magnificent mahaseer-- a fine sporting fish prized by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside the national park. Other variety of fish found here are the goonch and the brown trout.
Rest of the day at leisure for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Corbett - Delhi ( Distance of 260 kms )
Morning drive to Delhi and drop at the airport for the onward flight connection