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Turbans & Felines

This trip is an immersion in the Indian jungle, you will discover the best of Rajasthan. A national park and camp program for a pallet in wildlife between tigers and elephants. A sublime blend of shimmering colours of this vibrant state and fauna.

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome by a representative of Maharajah Driver and transfer to your hotel. Your driver will be at your disposal to accompany you to visit Humayun Tomb, Qutb Minar and the Lotus Temple.

 

Day 2: Jaipur

Departure to your destination today, Jaipur, called the "Pink City". This color distinguishes the city does not date Jai Singh II who founded it in 1727, but in 1876, when the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, visited Jaipur. Ruled by Maharaja Man Singh, he decided to paint pink houses of the city, as a sign of welcome to the prince. Jaipur is one of the most fascinating cities in northern India. The decorations of the buildings are of real lace stone and style of its buildings is a superb syncretism between the architectural elements of Rajasthan and Mughal.

 

Day 3: Jaipur

In the morning, ascended to Amber Fort, the ancient capital Rajput, which is perched on the hills of Aravalli. This fort, honey-colored, reflecting its imposing structure in the Maota Lake, located just outside of Jaipur. Following the tradition of former maharajas, you will climb, if you wish, on elephant back along a scenic route. Back to Jaipur. In the afternoon, the City Palace complex business in which there are Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Jai Singh II, the palace, the museum, the courtroom. Then visit the magnificent Palace of Winds.

 

Day 4: Chhatra Sagar

Road to Nimaj, where the local prince, welcomes you to his tent camp beautifully situated above a lake, a paradise for birds. Then explore the area inhabited by shepherds and Gujars Sirvis farmers in a region still so authentic. Dinner above the lake, where the pelicans keep you company.

 

Day 5: Chhatra Sagar

Enjoy this day to visit the sublime village of Nimaj and return to camp.

 

Day 6: Udaipur

Drive to the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, it remained one of the richest cities in all India treasures. Surrounded by hills, it is reflected in three small lakes, the largest is the Pichola.

 

Day 7: Udaipur

Visit the "Venice of the East", its City Palace, the royal palace of Udaipur, the Saheliyonki Bari, the garden of the bridesmaids, the Jagdish temple, dedicated to the god Vishnu and shopping streets.

 

Day 8: Bundi

Departure for Chittorgarh, visit its fortress, overlooking a rocky outcrop 150 meters high, commanding access to the eastern part of the kingdom of Mewar (Udaipur which was the capital). huge monument, Chittorgarh remember the tragedy of the Rajput warriors (members of the former ruling caste of Rajasthan) who, refusing to yield to the Mughal armies, rushed sword in hand before certain death while their women delivered to fire their stake in accordance with local custom of jauhar. Inside the citadel contains many remains of temples and palaces. You then continue to Bundi, your stopover.

 

Day 9: Bundi

Stroll through the charming town. Its fort and its palace, encamped on the heights, retain within their walls a set of paintings and pastel shades of turquoise freshness and incomparable grace. The village, which has preserved an authentic charm, with medieval flavor, is certainly one of the finest of Rajasthan. The afternoon is free.

 

Day 10: Ranthambore National Park

Departure for Ranthambhore National Park known for its rich history and culture at the heart of a unique jungle. The site is also famous as "land of the tiger", many documentaries are shot each year.

 

Day 11: Ranthambore National Park

Early departure for a safari in the park in search of tigers living in the wild. After lunch, back for a second jeep safari in the heart of the jungle.

NB: You will be asked to share the vehicle with other visitors.

 

Day 12: Ramathra

You will join today the hotel Ramathra Fort idyllically situated on a wooded hill with a wonderful view to experience nature and the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Kalisil.

The Ramathra Fort offers interesting excursions allowing you to go to meet the inhabitants, fauna and flora. You can visit a village, to take a boat trip on the lake, to hike and bird watch.

 

Day 13: Chambal

Departure by road for Chambal. By late afternoon, stroll along the banks of the river bordering the park.

 

Day 14: Chambal

After breakfast, paddle down the river by canoe. The calm waters of the river Chambal allow you to observe without disturbing the animals came to drink.

The locals are extremely good at digging canoes in a single trunk and handled with dexterity. They are also remarkable fishing.

An experienced English speaking naturalist guide will accompany you to make you share his knowledge about the flora and fauna of Chambal.

End of day. You can take the opportunity to relax or to participate in activities offered by the lodge: walking, discovering village, camel safari, etc ...

 

Day 15: Agra

To Agra, en route visit the magnificent Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal Empire under Akbar the Great. It is now uninhabited hence its name of "ghost town". It is certainly one of the best preserved archaeological complexes and representative of Mughal art. Continuation to Agra and visit Red Fort, gigantic building that overlooks the river Yamuna. It was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and completed by successive emperors. Visit the delightful mausoleum of Itimad-ud-Daulah or Baby Taj elegant marble monument encrusted "pietra dura", built between 1622 and 1626 by order of Empress Nur Jahan in honor of his father, Prime Minister of Emperor Jahangir .

 

Day 16: Delhi

And the moment you've been waiting, visiting the jewel of India, the hymn to love: The Taj Mahal. Everything has been said and written about this magnificent monument but nothing can prepare her vision. There are no other words than "beautiful breathtaking". Return on capital and transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 17: Delhi

This morning, stroll through the bustling streets of Old Delhi, formerly known as Shahjahanabad. Visit the imposing Red Fort and the busy streets of Chandni Chowk market, the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), ending with the colorful spice market - a sensory experience. In the afternoon, through the majestic boulevards of New Delhi, you will see "India Gate" .Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

 

Price: on request

 

Included in the price:

Welcome and assistance in airport.

Transfers/Surface transports in the private AC car (Toyota Innova ).

Accommodation based on double occupancy & breakfast

Full board in the resorts

Hotel taxes and services.

Insurances .

 

Not included in the price:

Other meals and drinks.

Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program.

Usual tips for guides and drivers.

Personal expenses.