LDV India

Animal Kingdom Tour

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Route: Delhi - Bharatpur - Chambal - Agra - Umaria - Bandhavgarh – Delhi

Tour Description :

If you are a Wildlife lover and love to see various birds and animals in their natural habitat then this is the right tour that LDV has in offer for you, The Animal Kingdom Tour. We start off from Delhi where you can explore the capital city and the buildings of prominence. Discover an array of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries on the route which cover places like Bharatpur, Bund Baretha, Chambal, Umaria, Bandhavgarh and finishes back at Delhi. You can witness some of the endangered species of wildlife animals and birds which are not to be found anywhere in the world. And you get to spend some time in nature, which is always a welcome change.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Bharatpur (By road) Approx. 5 hrs. drive

After breakfast drive to Bharatpur and check in to our hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy rickshaw ride inside the Keoladeo National Park to visit the the Keoladeo National Park is a World Heritage Site. It was artificially created by a planned system of canals, embankments and sluices, as a private wildfowl shooting preserve by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 1850s. Now a National Park, Keoladeo attracts thousands of migratory birds during the winter months, which fly in from Central Asia, Siberia or China to escape the severe cold and restricted daylight hours of their homelands. It is one of the finest waterfowl reserves in the world; over 350 species of birds have been spotted here. Night stay in Bharatpur.

Day 4 / Bharatpur

After breakfast spend the day at Keoladeo National Park for bird watching . Night stay in Bharatpur.

Day 5 / Day excursion to Bund Baretha for Bird watching

After breakfast enjoy day excursion to Bund Baretha for Bird watching. Bund Baretha is a large reservoir which is also noted as a good location to find Indian Skimmer and other waterbirds. The surrounding arid countryside is worth checking for sandgrouse, Indian Coursers, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Eastern Pied, Isabelline and Desert Wheatears along with a number of prinia species to test identification skills. Later in the afternoon drive back to Bharatpur to the Sanctuary. Night stay in Bharatpur.

Day 06 / Bharatpur - Chambal (By road) approximately 3 hours drive

After breakfast drive to Chambal. On arrival at Chambal transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon, enjoy boat safari on the Chambal River. The Chambal River was declared a Gharial Sanctuary during 1978-79 by the M.P. Government, with an aim to provide a fully protected habitat for the conservation and propagation of the highly endangered Crocodilian species and other aquatic animals. The National Chambal Sanctuary is the longest river Sanctuary and holds the best Gharial population in the country. Night stay in Chambal.

Day 7/ Chambal - Agra (Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort)

After breakfast drive from Chambal to Agra (approximately 2 hours). Check in at your hotel . Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer to hotel. Later visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.Evening at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife . Night stay in Agra.

Day 08 / Agra - Umaria (Nearest railway station to Bandhavgarh) (By overnight train in air-conditioned sleeper class Dep. 16:10 hrs. Arrive. 05:25 hrs.)

Early morning at sunrise another visit to Taj Mahal. Later visit the rich handicrafts of Agra. In the afternoon transfer to railway station to board the overnight train to Jabalpur. Overnight train in air-conditioned sleeper class.

Day 09 / Bandhavgarh

On arrival at Umaria railway station meet assist and transfer to Bandhavgarh and check in at hotel.Bandhavgarh isa new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168 sq miles (437 sq km) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of Tigers. This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for Many years. Maharaja Martand Singh captured the last known in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa. Prior to becoming a National Park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. The Maharaja and his guests carried out hunting - otherwise the wildlife was well protected. It was considered a good omen for Maharaja of Rewa to shoot 109 tigers. His Highness Maharaja Venkat Raman Singh shot 111 Tigers by 1914.Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between). Night stay in Bandhavgarh.

Days 10 / Bandhavgarh

Proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris with lunch break in-between). Night stay in Bandhavgarh.

Day 11 / Umaria (Nearest railway station to Bandhavgarh) - Delhi (By overnight train in air-conditioned sleeper class Depp. 21:00 hrs. Arrive. 14:10 hrs.)

Transfer to airport on time to board the flight back to your home.

Day 12 / Delhi

On arrival at Delhi railway station meet assist and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 13 / Delhi - Departure

Transfer to airport to board the flight back to your home.

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