Tiger & Leopard Safari in Rural Rajasthan Tour

Tour Overview

Rajasthan is known as land of the kings & located in northern India & also known as one of the most romantic places on earth. Incredible cities like Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranthambhore are all history-rich cities, packed with fascinating attractions, stunning architecture, and tantalising tastes and smells. Rajasthan is one of India’s most visited regions, famous for its rich cultural heritage along with spectacular forts and monuments. The magic of vibrant Rajasthan – its rich heritage, colorful culture, exciting safaris, amazing variety lush forests and varied wildlife. Rajasthan is often portrayed as one vast open-air museum, with its relics so well preserved that it delights even the most skeptical traveler.

We have designed this 14-day itinerary to give you the perfect introduction to the splendours of the former princely state of Rajasthan and include night stays in the Indian capital, Delhi, and a night in Agra, home of symbol of love Taj Mahal.  Book Rajasthan holiday packages at an affordable price. Enjoy the royal taste of Rajasthan by booking the budget Rajasthan sightseeing tour packages from best Tour Company of India.

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  • DURATION 13 Nights / 14 Days
  • START CITY Delhi
  • END CITY Delhi
  • TYPE OF TRIP Cultural, Historical & Wild Life

Tour Highlights

  • Historic Delhi, India’s Capital city.
  • The Taj Mahal: the greatest monument to love & wonders of the World.
  • Seek the elusive Tiger at Ranthambore National Park.
  • India’s Venice-Lake city Udaipur.
  • Magnificent Fort & Palace of Jodhpur, the Blue city.
  • Elegant architecture of Rajput’s Forts and palaces , Castles  and kings
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Monuments: Agra Fort /Amber Fort / Ranthambore’s Fort
  • Elephant Ride / Jeep Ride / Boat Ride.
  • Staying in Heritage & Castle Hotels
  • Exchanging the culture, food and living with local people
  • Leopard Sighting at Bhenswara & Bera
  • Interaction with the local villagers by visiting their homes
  • Captivating cultural rural Rajasthan with Vibrant music and exuberant life

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India! Our representative will meet you at India Gandhi International Airport, escort you to hotel for check-in and brief you about the following tours. Then enjoy free time to recover from the jet lag. Overnight Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi Local Sightseeing

India’s capital city, Delhi, is a unique and fascinating blend of two very different cities, each with its own distinctive flavour and character. No visit to India is complete without visiting these two complementary halves of its capital city - Delhi, both Old and New.
In morning after breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Old Delhi with Jama Mosque (largest mosque of India was built in 1656 AD by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan) & later enjoy Cycle Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk “Silver Market” to get one of the most amazing experiences of life ever, later explore historical Red Fort & Raj Ghat (It is the memorial of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is the place where Gandhi ji was cremated).

Afternoon: Enjoy the visit of modern New Delhi with UNESCO Heritage Site Qutab Minar (the World’s tallest free standing minaret & it has five distinct storeys with the height of 72.5 Meter), one more UNESCO Heritage Site - Humayuns’ Tomb is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture. Drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I war memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3 : Delhi-Agra (210 Kms / 4 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast leave for Agra. If there is one image that sums up India to the world, it is the Taj Mahal. This beautiful monument in Agra is an absolute must for every visitor. On arrival, check in at hotel.
Fist visit UNESCO World Heritage site-Agra Fort. Later explore the Taj Mahal, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece & its also known as symbol of eternal love. Experiencing Taj Mahal at sunset will take your breath away. Overnight in Hotel. (Note: - Taj Mahal Closed on Friday.)

Day 4 : Agra-Ranthambhore (300 Kms / 6 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast leave for Ranthambore En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, (The ghost city) lies some 40 km from Agra. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces A short halt Bharatpur, for lunch and you’ll step aboard rickshaws for a journey around the Keoladeo National Park, - This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a royal hunting reserve, but these days instead of gunshot, the only sound you’ll hear is that of the 230 species of bird that live here.
Later continue drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park, one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambhore Fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The desire to preserve the game in these forests for sport was responsible for their conservation and subsequent rescue by Project Tiger. More than in any other park or sanctuary in India, tigers are easily spotted here in daylight. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas mountain, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur.

Day 5 : Ranthambhore

Wake up early morning and leave for your safari into the National Park. Track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning safari. Our two game drives give you ample opportunity to spot Ranthambore’s famously inquisitive tigers but if you don’t spot any tigers, don’t worry, there is plenty of other wildlife for you to admire, from foxes and hyenas to some incredibly rare birds
Return to the resort / lodge by 10:00 hrs. Freshen up and your breakfast would be ready, rest of time to relax at resort either spends time at the pool or visits the town optional.

After lunch leave again for you afternoon safari. The safari will be till evening 1700 - 1800 hr and then return to the resort / lodge. Dinner will be at the resort and retire early for the night.

Day 6 : Ranthambhore – Castle Bijaipur (230 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, leave for Bijaipur by crossing the Chambal ravines, and then the Vindhyanchal Hills. Bijaipur is a quiet & charming village surrounded by graceful forests of flame of the Forest & overlooking the farmlands in the valley. On arrival check into the 17th century heritage hotel & relax. In the late afternoon take a tour of village by walk or by horse ride, where we meet with local people to learn about their culture & activities of daily routine life & also visit some old temples. Overnight in Bijaipur.

Day 7 : Castle Bijaipur-Udaipur (160 Kms / 4 Hrs Drive)

This morning, you will go to Udaipur which is also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes’ because it has been blessed with strikingly impressive lakes. On arrival check in hotel & relax. Later visit The City Palace (The magnificent palace started by Maharana Udai Singh II and completed in a long time lag is the largest palace complex of Rajasthan. Built in glittering granite and marble it majestically towers high on the Pichola Lake)...Saheliyon - Ki- Bari (Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden for the Maids of Honour of the queen, has beautiful fountains, pools with delicately chiseled kiosks and elephants in marble. There is a delightful Lotus pool and a sitting room decorated with paintings and glass mosaics too)... Evening, we will take you for a round of Fateh Sagar Lake (This artificial lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. After heavy rains destroyed it the reconstruction took place under the guidance of Maharana Fateh Singh). Later back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 : Udaipur-Bera (130 Kms / 3 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, drive to Bera. Bera, quintessentially an abode for people in search for tranquil moments amidst the wild. A place which has retained its pristine beauty, where one can experience the true, unadulterated glory that nature has to offer. On arrival, check in hotel & relax.

Day 9 : Bera-Bhenswara (100 Kms / 3 Hrs Drive)

Early morning leave for leopard & wild life safari in the mystic country side of Bera for 2-3 hours ( wildlife like Hyena’s, Nilgai might also be sighted ). Later back to hotel & have proper breakfast. Later drive to Bhenswara. Bhenswara village is situated at the northern bank of river Jawai, which originates from Aravali Hills and flows down to the Rann of Kutch. Bhenswara village is surrounded by arid hills and farmland. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later explore the area by walk through the village and meet local families of Rabari, a semi- nomadic shepherd tribe to learn about their way of life. Later drive to spot the family of leopards that have made their home in the nearby hills. Overnight in Bhenswara.

Day 10 : Bhenswara-Jodhpur (200 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is referred to as the “Blue City” due to the blue-painted houses around the Fort. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Later enjoy the sightseeing of Jodhpur, including the Majestic Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is located in the heart of the old city on 125-metre high & over 5km wide hill. Later visit Jaswant Thada (also known as Taj Mahal of Jodhpur) & Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later drive continues to Ghanerao. On arrival, check in Hotel & relax.

Day 11 : Jodhpur-Jaipur (330 Kms / 7 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as Pink City because many buildings are still washed in Pink, the traditional color of welcome. On arrival in Jaipur, check in hotel and rest of time relax at hotel.
Jaipur is a city of history and tradition, dating back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jai Sing meticulously planned the civic layout of Jaipur, with wide roads and impressive architecture, all of which is painted pink to this day. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra, and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many visitors to north India take. Overnight stay.

Day 12 : Jaipur Local Sightseeing

Morning: After a brief photography stop at the famed Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, drive out of town, to visit Amber Fort. Visitors can walk or go on elephant back up to the entrance of this romantic, traditional Rajasthani Fort, setting the mood for a visit to the dramatic, hill-top fortress.

Afternoon: The half-day city tour begins at the historic City Palace, a huge, sprawling complex, covering almost a seventh of the walled part of Jaipur. The palace is still home to the erstwhile royal family, who live in one section, while the rest has been converted into a museum. Highlights are the Armoury Museum, with its impressive collection of royal weapons, and the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. This was constructed so that the royal ladies could watch processions, without being seen. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world. O/n in Hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur-Delhi (260 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast in hotel, drive back to Delhi. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Evening enjoy walk in shopping area of Connaught place. O/n in Hotel.

Day 14 : Depart from Delhi

Following breakfast, you’ll head for Delhi International Airport to leave for the journey home as per your flight schedule.

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