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Rajasthan Wildlife

Overview

Overview

Rajasthan is famous for its rich cultural and architectural history. It is the place of the rajas or the kings. The ambiance will take you back to the traditional and opulent lifestyle of the kings who ruled Rajasthan. It is also a haven for migratory birds and animals. Rajasthan will take you on a voyage of colors through the lanes and the streets having spice markets, royal palaces, and secret Indian recipes. The spectacular history and stories of kings and queens will enthrall you. The folk dance performance and camel rides will make your trip worth remembering.



Trip Highlights

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  • Gorgeous wildlife and birds
  • The pristine lakes, the magnificent palaces, the wonderful forts and opulence of Rajasthan.
  • A wonderful tour of Delhi with its rich cultural heritage and delicious food.
  • Udaipur, Jaipur and Jaisalmer with their camel caravans, Havelis and ornamental decorated palaces and rich forts.
  • Spice gardens and secret Indian recipes to discover India.
  • The surprise visit by a feline might just be the tipping point of your trip.
  • The small facets of Indian life will be the memories you will hold for years to come.
  • Rajasthani folk music and dance performances will be an enjoyment to cherish.
  • Magnificent royalty will be introduced and mementos galore to take back home.
  • Shop for Kundan jewelry and Rajasthani miniature paintings.




ITINERARY - 12 Days

A Wild Voyager representative will receive you on arrival at the airport and take you to the hotel. The city is a mix of the old and the new charm. With lassi from the narrow alleyways of Delhi to the rich cultural heritage of the city as seen from its magnificent monuments, Delhi will leave you spellbound with its influence from all the empires that have ruled Delhi over decades. The cafes, bakeries, and glass spires represent the new age. The afternoon will be spent enjoying the Spice Market tour. There is history in the nooks and corners of all the narrow alleyways of Old Delhi, which date back to the Mughal era. On this tour, you will discover the magical world of Oriental spices with a local chef who will not only describe the spices but also teach you secret Indian recipes and their usage in them.

Overnight stay will be at Delhi.

After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of the old walled heritage sites in the city of Delhi.

  • Raj Ghat: The tour begins with the Raj Ghat, an eternal symbol of the efforts of the father of the nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’. The shrine is built to honor the man who changed the world with ahimsa(non-violence) and the concept of satyagraha.

  • Red Fort: This magnificent fort built by Shah Jahan in 1639 is a marvel of Mughal architecture. It served as the ruling fort during Shah Jahan's reign and now is the place where the prime minister delivers his speech on independence day.

  • Jama Masjid: A rickshaw ride through the colorful alleys will take you to the Jama masjid, which showcases the Mughal architecture at its full splendor with its magnificent domes and minarets.

  • Lutyens Delhi: We will stop at the new Delhi which was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens at the orders of the British in the 1930s. it is an architectural feat and is often called Lutyens Delhi.

  • India Gate: The red sandstone arch which is the India Gate is the memorial for all the soldiers who died as martyrs in the first world war. It leads us to the Parliament House, the magnificent seat of the world’s largest democracy. We shall also see Rastrapathi Bhawan, the Indian President’s official residence. The famed Mughal garden inside is resplendent with lush lawns and beautiful statuettes. It admits visitors in spring.

  • Qutub Minar: You will spend some time marveling at the Qutub Minar. This structure with its rust-resistant properties was built during the Delhi sultanate in India by Qutub Uddin Aibak who was called the ‘wisest fool’ because of his crazy but illustrious ideas.

  • Bahai Temple: The Bahai temple can be visited if time is available. This peaceful place will connect to your inner soul and leave you rejuvenated.

  • Chandni Chowk: Chandni Chowk “Moonlit Square” is the 17th-century market complex, where sweet shops from the 1790s retain their position as the best in the art of preserving history in every bite. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling and colorful alleys of Chandni Chowk. A short drive away, you will visit the stately Humayun’s Tomb.

Overnight stay will be at Delhi.

Udaipur – The City of Lakes

The train arrives by 08:00 AM & after an onboard breakfast, our representative will take you for the Udaipur tour.

  • City Palace: Standing with its majestic columns on the east bank of Lake Pichola, City Palace is a massive palace built-in 1559 A.D. The balconies provide picturesque views of "Jag Niwas", Jag Mandir and the city of Udaipur. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built-in 1725. The way leads to a series of courtyards, gardens, arches and other architectural marvels which are beautiful and indescribably gorgeous. There is a Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), where you will be awestruck by the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, many-hued glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the resplendent Peacock Courtyard. The Chini Chitrashala is a beautiful sight to see, while a series of wall paintings of KRISHNA are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are several other places such as Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, and Krishna Vilas - in memory of a beautiful princess who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princes. The palace with its antique furniture, carvings, utensils takes you to an era of regal splendour.

  • SAHELIYON KI BARI: Maharana Sangram Singh built this beautiful structure in the mid-18th century. The 'garden of the maidens’ is like a portrayal of the lives of the ladies of the Rajput era. The gorgeous gardens are quiet and secluded with beautiful corners here and there. There are four pools with dainty kiosks, and all around are flowerbeds, lawns, pools and fountains protected by a series of walls and shady trees. The garden is decorated with a lotus pool and garden where the royal ladies used to enjoy themselves in their full grandeur.

  • BAGORE KI HAVELI: This old building was built right on the banks of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built it in the eighteenth century. The palace has more than one hundred rooms and displays of the Rajputana costumes and art. The glass and mirror work in the interiors of the Haveli is fragile but well preserved. It also preserves a fine example of Mewar Painting on the walls of Queen's Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. After the death of Badwa, the building became the property of the State of Mewar. It was occupied by Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore who built the palace of the three arches in 1878 and it acquired its name of Bagore-ki-haveli, the house of Bagore.
  • JAGDISH TEMPLE: It is the huge temple outside the royal palace with 32 marble steps and a brass image of the lord garuda and hand-carved stone iconography telling stories of the Hindu mythology.

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

After breakfast, our representative will take you on a ride to the Amber Fort on the back of an elephant. It will be extremely exciting for you.

  • AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the resplendent and gorgeous Rajasthani fort palace in Jaipur. Its construction was started by Man Singh in 1592 and completed by his descendent Jai Singh. Its forbidding exterior hides an Oikos (inner chamber) which is significant of the conglomeration of Indian and Mughal architecture.

  • CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

  • JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best-preserved observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments that are still in use.

  • HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-story structure of sandstone building with big balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built-in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

The afternoon will be free for you to relax at the hotel spa, shop or explore independently. Shopping is superb in Jaipur, particularly for local wood carvings, silk and cotton sarees, exclusive handicrafts, miniature paintings and Kundan jewellery.

Overnight at Jaipur.

Jaisalmer – The Golden City of Thar Desert

After Breakfast, proceed by 09:30 AM to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jaisalmer Fort.

  • Jaisalmer Fort: It’s a magnificent Indian fort built with artisanal excellence. Enjoy walking through the 15th century Fort complex, standing at a height of hundred meters over Jaisalmer town which glows golden in the rays of the afternoon sun.
  • Patwon ki Haveli: Visit Patwon ki Haveli, one of the largest and most elaborate mansion houses which is five-story high & extensively carved. A Jain temple built in the 15th century is also located near to this haveli which is beautifully carved & has a library hosting some of the oldest manuscripts of India.

Lunch will be served on board with the traditional Rajasthani meal laid out in front of you. The afternoon will be for relaxing on the train or as you wish. At 4:30 PM proceed for excursion to the rolling and precious sand Dunes in the Thar Desert for Camel joy ride & sunset photo shoot opportunity. Later you will enjoy a Cultural Program & Dinner at a 5-Star hotel.

Overnight at Jaisalmer.

After breakfast, you will proceed for the Rajasthan wildlife tour by visiting the Ranthambore National Park, which is home to exotic birds and wild animals. Ranthambore tiger safari will take you inside the jungle where you can spot tigers venturing in their natural habitat.

Overnight stay at Ranthambore.

After breakfast, you will proceed for the Rajasthan wildlife tour by visiting the Ranthambore National Park, which is home to exotic birds and wild animals. Ranthambore tiger safari will take you inside the jungle where you can spot tigers venturing in their natural habitat.

Overnight stay at Ranthambore.

The morning will be spent on the drive to Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is the most impressive sight in Bharatpur. The different bird species are a sight to behold.

Overnight stay at Bharatpur.

After a leisurely breakfast, our representative will take you to the sightseeing of Agra.

  • Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal is an ode of love built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This splendid white marble structure, though imposing, is laden with intricate designs and carvings that are delicately detailed and finely carved. Taj Mahal houses the tombs of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Located on the southern bank of the Yamuna river in the city of Agra, the Taj Mahal has stood for centuries and continues to be one of the favorite tourist spots in India. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal was built by artisans from Persia and Italy and features minutely carved inscriptions at the four entrances. It is said that starting in 1631, the construction of this marvelous monument took twenty years to complete.

  • SIKANDRA –The final resting place of Akbar the Great, and named after Sikander Lodi of the Lodi dynasty, this structure with its beautiful and magnificent carvings depicts the Din I Ilahi religion introduced by Akbar as a very important part of the Mughal era.

  • AGRA FORT – The red sandstone structure is surrounded by Chahar-bagh, a foursquare formal garden. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture-perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bank of the river Yamuna.
  • BABY TAJ or the ITMAD-UD-ULLAH – The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. It is one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs built by Nur Jahan, the Empress of Jahangir for her father in 1628. A tomb is a resting place of the Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Ghiyas Baig’s daughter Mehr un Nissa became Jahangir's Noor Jahan and played an active role in administration and the creation of this structure.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is 37 km west of Agra. Jajal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun's son, accessed the throne at the age of 14. While hunting around Sikri his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu'inu'd-din Chishti, the founder of the Chishti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was without a male heir, heard about Saint Salim Chishti and visited him in 1568; The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various buildings like the Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal's house, Marian's house, and the Panchmahal.

The other side of the TAJ MAHAL across the river Yamuna where Mughal History has been written in edicts of stone, the river Yamuna lined with the residences of mobility was the artery, the very lifeline, which fostered the development of Mughal Agra. These heritage relics have been weaved together for a historic experience of Mughal Agra. You would walk through the various monuments in the midst of rural setting intertwined with the communities along with a stunning view of the TAJ MAHAL.

After a drive, once you reach Jabalpur, the magnificent resort will be a welcome diversion to relax and soak in the ambience.

Overnight stay at Jabalpur.

After breakfast, the entire day will be spent exploring the Kanha tiger reserve at Kanha National Park. You will spot various wild animals in their natural habitat during Kanha national park safari.

Overnight stay at Kanha.

After breakfast, our representative will take you to the airport for your flight back home.



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