This magical route allows you to experience India from two different views – Culture and Wildlife. It takes you through wildlife parks, quaint villages, and the historical cities of Jaipur & Delhi. Go off on wildlife trails, spot the majestic tiger in its natural habitat, ride down the tranquil waters of Chambal, wake to the call of the wild and get mesmerized by the exquisite architecture and forts.
Duration : 13 Days
Route : Delhi → Corbett → Unchagaon → Chambal → Bharatpur → Ranthambore → Jaipur → Agra
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Delhi – Corbett (275 Kms / 7 Hrs)
Post breakfast drive up to Corbett National Park.
Jim Corbett National Park, the first and oldest National Park of India, was one of the nine Tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. On arrival check in at hotel.
Day 3 Corbett
Today you will proceed for morning & afternoon game drives into the National Park.
Day 4 Corbett – Unchagaon (200Kms/5 Hrs)
In the morning drive down to Unchagoan. Ucchagaon is village close to from Garh Mukteswar on Moradabad – New Delhi National Highway.
Fort Unchagaon stands majestically in village Unchagaon. The present Raja Surendra Pal Singh inherited this early 19th century fort at the tender age of ten. The young heir took personal interest in the maintenance and preservation of this ancestral residence. Being the private domicile of a prince, the decor is authentically aristocratic. As the years rolled by, all modern amenities were added to the old palace.
Day 5 Unchagaon – Chambal (250 Kms / 6 Hrs)
In the morning drive to Chambal.¨ Ancient Indian texts refer to the Chambal as the Charmanyavati – originating from the blood of thousands of cows sacrificed by the Aryan King Rantideva. Its ‘unholy’ origins have certainly helped the Chambal survive and thrive untouched and unpolluted, and it remains one of India’s most pristine rivers.
Arrive and check-in at the lodge.
Day 6 Chambal
Enjoy the various activities provided at the resort.
The calm and gentle waters of the Chambal River are best explored on boat and the River Safari provides spectacular opportunities to view the wildlife. The River Safari is a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
The villages around the Chambal Safari Lodge provide an interesting insight into rural India. One can still find a potter at his wheel making earthen ware kullars (cups), a cobbler using the simplest implements to fashion and repair a wide variety of leather items, and shops selling all kinds of goods from jaggery blocks to hand-woven quilts.
Camel & Jeep Safaris
They are also an ideal means for exploring the ravines of the NCS and searching for the wildlife that have made these ravines their home.
Day 7 Chambal – Bharatpur (115 Kms / 3 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Bharatpur, one of the finest bird parks in the world. This reserve is home to nesting indigenous water birds, migratory waterbirds and waterside birds, deers, antelopes and boar.
The numerous migratory birds 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.
Day 8 Bharatpur/Ranthambore (300 Kms/7 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park, located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill ranges, covers an area of approximately 400 sq km and is one of the finest places to view wild animals. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained protection under “Project Tiger”.
Day 9 Ranthambore
Enjoy morning & afternoon game drives into the National Park.
Day 10 Ranthambore/Jaipur (210 Kms/5 Hrs)
Today you will drive for Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check in at the hotel.
Jaipur, popularly known as the pink city, was founded in 1727 by Lali- the ruler of Amber.
Day 11 In Jaipur
In the morning visit Amber Fort along with an elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interiors are a visual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal – a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En-route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds.
In the afternoon proceed for a city tour of Jaipur which begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of which has been converted into a museum. A small section is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Later visit Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. The observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Day 12 Jaipur – Delhi (263 kms / 5 – 6 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Delhi. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 13 Departure Delhi
Today you will proceed for a full day sightseeing of new and old Delhi. In New Delhi visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, the imposing modern Lakshmi Narayan temple. Drive past India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House) and the Parliament House. Continue to Old Delhi and visit the Raj Ghat, – memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and a photo stop at Red Fort.
In time transfer to the airport to board your flight/train to your destination.