Tourism - Teams, our aspirations and we the people? Is it just a concept
that was put into motion by some divine entity? Most people have trouble
defining nature, but as they say, "I know it when I see it."
But today we dont get to see much of it and we carve for it.
Indian Jungle Safari
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Samode - Jaipur - Amer - Sariska -
Bharatpur - Agra - Gwalior
Day 1 : Delhi
Arrival Delhi in the morning. "Namaste" a warm welcome to India,
a sincere greeting with a bow and folded hands. Transfer to a 5-star hotel
in New Delhi. After a short break we embark on our first journey to discover
India. Our introduction to India will be by a " Rickshaw" ride a
mode of transport used in small towns and in Old Delhi.
We head for a guided city tour to the most interesting sights of the city
that is the Red Fort a fort made of red sand stone which once housed the world
famous PEACOCK throne and the Jama Masjid mosque. Welcome Dinner at the old
Hauz Khas village complex overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Mandawa
Today we leave for our camp in the desert at Mandawa the centre of Shekhawati
culture. The Shekhawati region's famous for its wall frescos the world over.
Afternoon at Leisure to explore Mandawa and its Havelies ( Mansions of mercchants
). In the evening we leave for the castle for a traditional Dinner served
in the manner which was done for the visiting Maharajas of past. Overnight
at the camp.
Day 3 : Mandawa
After breakfast we take a camel safari into the desert. Lunch on the sand
dunes in the evening return to the camp. Dinner at the camp. Overnight at
Day 4 : Samode
Today we embark on the journey to experience the splendour of the era gone
bye. From now on for the next few days you will be living the life of a King
/ Queen. Our royal journey starts from Samode an old princely state. We leave
for Samode after a leisurely breakfast at Delhi traveling down the national
highway towards Jaipur and turning of to Samode to reach Samode in late afternoon.
Rest of day at Leisure to explore the village.
Day 5 : Jaipur
We leave for the pink city of Jaipur arriving for lunch. After lunch day at
leisure to explore the streets and bazars of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Amer
Next day we visit the city palace, the palace of winds and then proceed to
Amer fort the ancient capital of Jaipur built in the 16th century by Raja
Man Singh in red sandstone and marble. It has some very intersting apartments
like the Sheesh Mahal the glass canopy apartments and Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas
The highlight of this trip is the elephant ride up the ramparts of the fort
just like the maharajas did. After this we visit the Jaigarh fort the armoury
of the erstwhile state which houses the biggest cannon on wheels in the world.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
We leave for our next padaw ( halt ) Sariska wildlife sanctuary for jungle
safari in India. Check in to the hotel afternoon visit Alwar believed to be
the oldest kingdom dating back to the times of the Indian Epic Mahabharat.
Though it is not as well known as Jaipur as it is off the main highway it
has as much to offer. Like the Bala quila located on a 300 meter steep cliff,
Alwar mueseum, Moosi Maharani Chhatri, Vinay Vilas Palace, Rajgarh.
Day 8 : Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
We take an early morning drive to the sanctuary. After late breakfast we leave
for Bharatpur the capital city of another racial community of India The Jats.
We take a drive through the possibly the biggest bird sanctuary in the world
Keoladeo Ghana National park and go for jungle safari, overnight at the hotel.
Early morning we take another visit to the national park after which we visit
the famous Bharatpur fort which is different from other Rajasthan forts as
it has thick mud walls which the British army could not break despite laying
a seige for 4 months.
Day 9 : Agra
We take an early morning drive to the city of Taj Agra. Enroute we visit the
ancient city of Fathepur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as thanks giving for
the saint who blessed him with a son. In the afternoon check in to the hotel
after a short break leave for the Agra Fort the fort where Emperor Shajahan
the builder of Taj was held captive by his son Emperor Aurangzeb who usurped
the throne. One can see the magnificant Taj from the quarters in which the
emperor was jailed. Before sunset visit the Taj a monument of Love and romance.
Day 10 : Gwalior
Drive to Gwalior the city of another racial tribe called Marhathas visit the
fort and one of the most famous mueseum drive back to Agra overnight hotel.
Day 11 : Delhi
Drive back to Delhi enroute stopping at Sikandra the mouseleam of the Great
Emperor Akbar. Reach Delhi in the evening. Farewell dinner at the village
overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 : Delhi
Entire day at leisure for those interested a visit to Qutab Minar the village
of Mehrauli will be organized. In the evening depart for the airport to catch
the flight back home.
Indian Jungle Safari, Indian Wildlife Tours Reservation