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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan Tour, India - 14 Days

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan Tour, India
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Birding Expedition in North-West India

Venture on a 15-day Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan Tour in the vibrant state of Rajasthan where you will get an opportunity to witness the classic blend of history and nature. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan and the diverse birdlife found here!

Famous for its ravines and badlands topography, Chambal a place less explored is now recognized as an Eco-Tourism Spot. National Chambal Sanctuary is a haven for Gharials, endangered Indian Skimmer, Nilgai, Wolves, and Chinkaras.

Bharatpur, once the home of the valorous Jat kings, is now well renowned as the ‘Ornithologist’s Paradise. A world heritage site, Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the world’s major wintering areas for a large number of aquatic birds. Hailed as the most popular birding hotspot in Northern India, the area is home to the Sarus Crane among other elusive species. Keoladeo, the name gets from an old Hindu temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and remains at the focal point of the national park. "Ghana" implies thick, alluding to the thick woods, which used to cover the region. Exploring the park in a cycle rickshaw is an experience one would cherish forever.

Tucked in the lap of the Aravalli mountain ranges. Home of the local kingdom, Ranthambore now homes another kind of royalty: the Royal Bengal Tigers. Formerly, a major hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, this forest now attracts wildlife tourists and photographers, because of its huge variety of birds, animals, and reptiles. The most attractive feature of this forest is the diversity of terrain and abundance of water bodies. Tigers are aplenty here which boosts your chances of sighting them. Ranthambore is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the wild. The formidable fort, which towers over the entire park, makes Ranthambore a classic blend of history and nature!

The Jhalana Doongri Industrial Area near Jaipur harbors an unlikely 20-square-kilometer oasis. Jhalana offers topographical diversity with hills, valleys, plateaus, sand dunes, nallahs, and gullies. The area has increasingly received attention after the state government’s ambitious Project Leopard was introduced to protect the apex predators here. Leopards are in plenty here, which boosts the chances of some great sightings! Other attractions are Jackals, Hyenas, Blue Bulls, Spotted Deer, and more than 150 species of birds!

The Golden Triangle is the most popular tourist route in India, and for a good reason too. Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra are three cities that capture your imagination and take you into the fascinating and passionate world of the Maharajas and Mughals. What they left behind is some of the world’s best architecture, from the Taj Mahal in Agra to the Amber Fort in Jaipur as well as Fatehpur Sikri. This is a journey that explores the heart of India.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan Tour Highlights includes:

  • The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan Tour gives you an opportunity to witness some of the best migratory and endemic bird species.
  • A paradise for bird watchers and photographers, Bharatpur is the best place to capture some wonderful frames and hence a great hub for photographers.
  • The tour will also give you a chance to visit the famous Ranthambore National Park to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild
  • Experience the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan as you travel around Jaipur to see the palaces and shops.
  • Chance to see the leopards in the wild in India's first leopard reserve.

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Corbett Safari: The Land of Trumpets & Roars Tour, India has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Ranthambore-Bharatpur-Chambal
Day 1
Day 1 - Delhi

Arrive in Delhi as per respective flight. Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Delhi for overnight stay.

Meals: NA

Day 2
Day 2 - Delhi-Agra

Post early breakfast, leave for Agra by road (travel time: 240 kms / 3 hrs 30 min)

On arrival, check-in into the hotel and rest. Later visit the famous Taj Mahal, which is one of the 7 wonders of the world and a historic monument in India. Spend time at the Taj Mahal and shopping on the streets in Agra. Later transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the hotel

Day 3
Day 3 - Agra-Chambal

Post early breakfast, check out and transfer to Chambal by road. (travel time: 70 km / 1 hr 30 min)

On arrival, explore the diverse ecosystem of Chambal on a Boat Safari. Here we will get a chance to see the Indian Skimmers which are stated to be Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List as well as the Gharial which is listed to be Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List. Later check in at the resort. In the evening, leave for another boat safari. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort.

Day 4
Day 4 - Chambal-Bharatpur

Post early breakfast, leave for Bharatpur by road. (travel time: 131 km / 2 hr 40 min) Visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route. A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years.

Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture. On arrival at Bharatpur, check-in at the resort. Leave for a birding session in the evening at the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the resort.

Day 5
Days 5 & 6 - Bharatpur

Enjoy full day birding session at Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The park's location in the Gangetic Plain makes it an unrivaled breeding site for Herons, Storks and Cormorants, and an important wintering ground for large numbers of migrant ducks. The most common waterfowl are Gadwall, Northern Shoveller, Common Teal, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Ruff, Painted Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Asian Openbill Stork, Darter, Sandpipers and much more.

The area is home to the Sarus Crane among other elusive species. It is also an excellent place to watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyaena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck, and Wild Boar. Overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the resort.

Day 7
Day 7 - Bharatpur-Ranthambore

Post early breakfast, check out and transfer to Ranthambore (210 km / 5 hrs 30 min approx.) On arrival, check in and time to rest. Leave for the fort visit in the evening. Return to the resort by evening. Dinner and overnight in the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort.

Day 8
Days 8 & 9 - Ranthambore

The safaris in Ranthambore comprise of morning and evening safaris. Each safari is around 4 – 5 hours. Leave early in the morning (around 05:30 hrs) for safari. Return to the resort followed by breakfast. Time to rest at the resort. Post lunch leave for the evening safari. Return by late evening. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort.

Day 10
Day 10 - Ranthambore-Jaipur

Post early breakfast, check out and transfer to Jaipur (190 km / 3 hrs 45 min approx.) On arrival, check-in and time to rest. Evening at leisure, enjoy local sightseeing in Jaipur, visit the local markets for shopping, enjoy the local cuisine in Jaipur. Overnight at the resort. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the resort.

Day 11
Day 11 - Jaipur

Enjoy morning and evening safaris in Jhalana Leopard Reserve. Jhalana which is located in the heart of the city is spread across 22 sq. km. and is India’s first ever ‘Leopard Reserve.’ Overnight at resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort.

Day 12
Day 12 - Jaipur

Post breakfast, leave for local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and other well known tourist places in Jaipur. Overnight at resort.

Meals: Breakfast at the resort

Day 13
Day 13 - Jaipur-Delhi

Post breakfast, check out and transfer to Delhi by road. (275 km / 6 hr 30 min approx.) On arrival at Delhi, check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the resort.

Day 14
Day 14 - Delhi

Whole day at leisure. Transfer to the airport as per scheduled flight.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel.

Wildlife species expected to see:

The National Chambal Sanctuary is a haven for Gharials, endangered Indian Skimmer, Nilgai, Wolves, and Chinkaras. Bharatpur is hailed as the most popular birding hotspot in Northern India, the area is home to the Sarus Crane among other elusive species. Other birds seen are Gadwall, Northern Shoveller, Common Teal, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Ruff, Painted Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Asian Openbill Stork, Darter, Sandpipers, Herons, Storks, Cormorants and much more. Ranthambore has a healthy population of Royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from the Tigers, one can see Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Sloth Bears, Blackbucks, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara and much more. Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident, and migrant. In total, a list of 272 species have been documented. Jhalana is well known for its Leopards. Leopards are in plenty here, which boosts the chances of some great sightings! Other attractions are Jackals, Hyenas, Blue Bulls, Spotted Deer and more than 150 species of birds!

What is included?

  • Accommodation
  • Internal Transfers via AC SUVs
  • All Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Boat Safaris in Chambal
  • Birding Session in Bharatpur
  • Open Gypsy Safaris in Ranthambore National Park
  • Boat Safari in National Park
  • Gypsy, Guide & Forest Entry Charges

What is not included?

  • All Airfares & Visa Fees
  • Bottled Water in Resort
  • Camera Fees
  • Extra Safaris
  • Insurance
  • Laundry & Telephone Charges
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • Anything that is not mentioned in "what is included"

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  • North West India
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Mammals
  • 8 to 12 Pax
  • 14 Days
  • Oct to May
  • 5+ Years
  • Leisurely
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
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