Day 01. Delhi (Arrival)
Fly from your country to Delhi The Political and Cultural
Capital of Incredible India. Upon arrival you will be met at the
airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative
or your leader will be waiting for you in the arrival hall located
after passing out of the customs area and beyond the airport travel
desks and exchange counters. Look out for the Peregrine signboard.
The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 45 minutes.
Most flights arrive in Delhi in the late evening so the rest of
the day is at leisure. If you have arrived early your leader will
brief you with sightseeing options.
Day 02. Old & New Delhi
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for full day
sightseeing of Old and New Delhi . Drive into the heart of Indias
Capital to explore Old Delhi visiting the famous Jamia Mazjid,
walk through the Chandini Chowk and Indias oldest and busiest
market, Sish Ganj gurudwara, Enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys
of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and the 400 years old Chandni
Chowk, Red Fort, stop for photos at the colorful market before
finishing the Victorian Cannaught Place One of the most
prominent architectural remnants of British Rule. Later visit
Birla Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham
Temple, Humanyu's Tomb, Crematory of Mahatma
Gandhi, Parliament House, Presidential House, India
Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar and other
countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping
Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03. New Delhi Pangot / Nainitaal ( 290 Km, 6.5
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive
to Pangot near Nainital. The journey takes you on one of the world's
more spectacular mountain roads as we climb up into the Kumaon
Hills on our way to this delightful lake city - Nainital.
Arrive and check into the hotel. Later in the day after change,
wash and rest go for a birding with a guide / naturalist. One
can stop along the way to look for birds that may include blue
whistling thrush, red-billed blue magpie, blue-capped redstart,
rusty-tailed flycatcher, grey-backed shrike, yellow-breasted green
Later in the evening enjoy the boat ride on the Lake in Nainital.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 04. Nainital Corbett National park ( 2 hrs)
After early morning breakfast at the hotel go for a birding tour
to Birding at Pangot, Baggar, Timla Pani, Cheena Peak & Nainital.
One can see slaty-headed & red-breasted parakeet, grey bushchat,
long-tailed & grey-backed shrike, common kestrel, besra, chestnut-bellied
rock thrush etc. Streaked laughing thrush is a common garden bird
here. Later in the day return to the hotel to check out and drive
to CORBETT Tiger Reserve- the National Park is known for
its numerous wild animals and most importantly the Tiger. Arrive
and check into your Jungle Resort. Evening is free for leisure
activities in the jungle resort. Enjoy the dinner over bonfire
and traditional folk dance and musical show in the deep forests.
Overnight stay is at the jungle resort.
Day 05 Corbett Unchagaon (200 Kms 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning; drive into deep forests for Jeep
safari in the National park to watch different varieties of animals
especially The Tiger. You can also watch here leopard, panther,
spotted deer, antelopes & many varieties of birds. Return
to Hotel late in the afternoon for Lunch. Later in the day go
for Elephant Safari deep into the jungles. After returning from
Elephant safari check out of the jungle resort and drive to Unchagaon
the countryside of North India . Arrive and check into
the hotel Fort Unchagaon . Later in the day after change,
wash and rest walk through the Village Haat Bazaar and lush green
village farms. Enjoy Horse Riding through the countryside and
return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 Unchagaon Agra (180 Kms 4 hrs)
After early morning breakfast at the hotel go into the nearby
jungles and villages for a birding tour. The habitat offers species
such as white-crested laughingthrush, rufous-gorgeted flycatcher,
red-billed leothrix, Siberian rubythroat, rock bunting etc. This
scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most
pleasant destinations. Look for rufous-chinned & white crested
laughing thrush, rufous-breasted accentor, greater yellow-naped
flameback, speckled piculet etc..
Return to the hotel, check out and drive to Agra . Arrive in the
city of Love and commitment. Check into the hotel. Evening is
for leisure activities.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 07. Agra Fatehpur Sikri Bharatpur (75
Kms 02 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast; go for a half day tour of Agra
visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal (monument of
love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory
as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love
emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her
memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj
means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace )
from 1631 to 1653 AD with 22000 labors working since sun rise
to sun set in 22 years. It is the romantic origin of Taj as much
as its architectural splendor that has led to its fame worldwide.
Actually an integrated complex of many structures The Taj Mahal
is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself
a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements.
Built in pure white marble which was transported from Makrana
in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj Mahal is one of the man
made wonders of the world. Later in the day visit Agra
Fort which was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir
in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort
is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was occupied
by the army. When British ruled India , they repeated same tradition
and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards
visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj.
Return back to the hotel to check out and drive to for Bharatpur
National Park . Enroute visit one of the most important places
of Mughal Era The Fatehpur Sikri the abandoned Mughal
Kingdom , founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital.
But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity
of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra . Walk the aisles
of the Jama Masjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory
Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb
of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb
enclosed within the Jama mosque's central courtyard. Considered
the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar (who also built the
Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved, today the site
is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arrive and check into the hotel. Later in the day after change
and wash visit the globally known Bird Sanctuary The Bharatpur
National Park. Many of the extinct and precious species of internationally
acclaimed birds are found in this park, it is one of the integral
parts of any tour program to India related to flora and fauna.
You can go into the park on a bicycle or by foot. Evening is free
for leisure activities in and around your hotel. Overnight stay
is at the hotel.
Day 08 Bharatpur Bird Watching Ranthambore (210 kms 5 hrs)
Early in the morning go into the forest sanctuary to watch various
types of birds amidst the serene jungles of Bharatpur. The major
attractions that can be found here are the numerous migratory
birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and
spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding
grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include,
several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks,
Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings,
Larks and Pipits, etc. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Check
out and drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve the tiger
sanctuary is known for the place where you can catch the tiger
by its tail. Arrive and check into your Jungle Resort. Evening
is free for leisure activities in and around the jungle resort.
Enjoy the dinner over bonfire and traditional folk dance and musical
show in the deep forests.
Overnight stay is at the jungle resort.
Day 09. Ranthambore
After breakfast in the morning; drive into deep forests for Jungle
Jeep Safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
to watch different varieties of animals especially The Tiger.
You can also watch here leopard, panther, spotted deer, antelopes
& many varieties of birds. Return to Hotel late in the afternoon
for Lunch; and go for the Canter Safari deep inside the jungles.
Enjoy the flora and fauna along with numerous birds habitants
of this tiger reserve. After return to the hotel you can take
up some adventurous activities or visit Ranthambore Fort. Evening
you can watch some flora and fauna in the midst of the Aravalli
Mountain ranges. After dinner at the resort you can go of to sleep.
Day 10. Ranthambore Jaipur (160 Kms 3 hrs)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the resort check out and
drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai
Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amber valley
to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting
so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious
map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect
Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer,
astrologer, soldier, and philosopher. Presently, Jaipur is the
capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City .
Wide-avenued Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities
in India , and home to India s second most visited site.
Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amber Fort where from Elephants
will carry you to the famous Amber Fort, the elephant
ride gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas
& royal family members were using the services of elephants.
Visit the Amber Fort. Later drive ahead and check into your hotel.
Evening is for your leisure activities.
Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 11. Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day
sightseeing of the beautiful historic Pink City . You will visit
the marvelous City Palace the current generation of the
Maharajas (King) still live here, Museum, Astrological Observatory,
Hawa Mahal (wind palace) where from royal ladies
were watching daily processions and daily life. Constructed of
red and pink sandstone highlighted with white lime, the five-storied
facade is peppered with 953 small windows. The breeze (hawa) that
comes through the windows keeps it cool even in hot months, and
gives the palace its name. Evening is for shopping in the busy
streets and some excellent souvenir shops. Return to the hotel
for overnight stay.
Day 12. Jaipur Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - Delhi (280
kms 6 hrs)
After early morning breakfast at the hotel check out and drive
to Delhi . Enroute a diversion will take you to the Sultanpur
Bird Sanctuary. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary was a haunt
of our very own birdman Late Dr. Salim Ali: And, innumerable bird
watchers who come in to observe bird antics. Sultanpur is essentially
a bird watching place with few trees obscuring the visitor's view
of the lake. The birds can be easily spotted wading, swimming
or flying. All this is possible, because the visitors are not
allowed to paddle around in boats in this water bird sanctuary,
thus allowing the birds to continue with their activities without
human interference. One can very easily spot grey pelicans, cormorants,
grey and pond herons, egrets, painted storks who tend to congregate
and preen. The black-necked storks, white ibis, spoonbills, etc
can also be spotted.
Continue your drive to Delhi . Arrive Delhi , depending upon your
flight timings you will have time to explore the city and local
markets. Later in the day depending upon your onwards tour program
transfer to the international airport to board connecting flight
and fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of
the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.