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Best of India and Nepal Tour
Duration : 26 Day / 25 Nights
Destination : Delhi,Jaipur, Jodhpur,Bharatpur,Bandavgarh,Kathmandu,Chitvan
DAY 1: ARR. DELHI
Meeting & assistance on arrival at airport. Then Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 : DELHI / JODHPUR
Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Full day City tour of Old and New Delhi. Our most unique visit of this great capital begins with New Delhi, passing through elegant President House, India Gate then Rickshaw ride through old Delhi 's colorful shopping bazaars. Starting at the imposing Jama Masjid , India's commercial heart of the city, passing a multitude a brightly bedecked stalls where Indians buy everything from wedding jewels to spices, silk brocade to sweets , This is a true insider's look at real India. In the afternoon we explore the city's other prime highlights; the Tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, believed to have served as the model for Taj Mahal; the 234-ft-high, 12th -C. Qutub Minar and Gandhi's Memorial. After early dinner transfer to railway station to entrain to Jodhpur.( 2100 / 0800 hrs. ) Overnight in train.
DAY 3: JODHPUR
On arrival meeting and assistance at Jodhpur railway station, then transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur Visiting Mahrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: JODHPUR / PHALODI
Morning excursion to Bisnoi Village for birding and wildlife viewing including Blackbuck, Antelope and Chinkara (IndianGazelle).Later drive to Phalodi. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening excursion to Keechan to see the large spectacle of Domicile and Common Crane The feeding time of cranes is 4:00 p.m. for feeding until 5:00 p.m. . Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5 : PHALODI / SAMBHAR
Morning birding at Keechan the morning feeding time of Cranes is 0700 hrs. to 1000 hrs. After breakfast drive to Sambhar. After lunch birding at Sambhar Lake, the biggest Salt lake in India. Overnight at Sambhar Lake Resorts.
DAY 6 : SAMBHAR
Morning & evening birding at Sambhar Lake, during the day excursion to Sonkhlia for Great Indian Bustard. Overnight at Resorts.
DAY 7 : SAMBHAR / JAIPUR
Morning birding at Sambhar Lake. After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur including City Palace, Palace of wind and Jantar Mantar ( Observatory). Evening birding at Jal Mahal Lake. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 8 : JAIPUR / BHARATPUR
Morning excursion to Amber Fort- A fort situated on the hill where the ascend is on Elephant. The fort is exquisite with inlayed mirror work and a panoramic view of the Amber city and the Mughal Garden. After lunch drive to Bharatpur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : BHARATPUR
We spend a full day exploring the incredible Bharatpur National Park. The park is 11 square miles in area; however, over 350 species of birds have been recorded here, with over 120 nesting species. The heronry, one of the best in the world, can have up to eight different species breeding in a single tree. The reserve overflows with huge flocks of birds: painted storks, open-bill storks, white ibis, spoonbills, various egrets, herons, and shags. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : BHARATPUR
Birders can continue their exploration of Bharatpur’s mixed woodland and shallow lakes to witness the almost overwhelming number of birds, whose diversity is also, at times, unbelievable. In addition to the flocks of storks, ibis, herons, cormorants, and shags, it is possible to see four species of crane, three species of pelicans—spot-billed, white, and Dalmatian—plus huge concentrations of waterfowl and waders. Mammals include wild boar, mongoose, spotted deer, nilgai, sambar, and even otters. Rock pythons are also often seen sunning themselves. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : BHARATPUR
Morning & evening birding at Bird Sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : BHARATPUR / AGRA / UMARIA
Morning drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur sikri, Taj Mahal, then entrain to Umaria. Overnight in train.
DAY 13 : UMARIA / BANDHAVGARH
Early morning arrive at Umaria Railway station 0615 hrs. On arrival drive to Bandhavgarh 32 kms/45 minute. Transfer to Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge. Evening jungle excursion in Bandhavgarh national Park.
DAY 14 : BANDHAVGARH
Morning & evening Jungle excursion in the Bandhavgarh National Park. Set among the Vindhya Hills in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh consists of 800 sq km of Sal and mixed forest with large stretches of bamboo and grassland to the north. There is a dramatic natural fort at the park's center, 1,000 feet above the surrounding countryside. In addition to tigers, we hope to see sambar, chital, blue bull and chausingha (four-horned antelope). There are some 150 species of birds here including blue-bearded bee-eaters and white-browed fantails, and the Malabar Hornbill. Meals and overnight at Lodge.
DAY 15: BANDHAVGARH
Wildlife viewing is by open 4x4 Open Vehicle and elephant back. Boarding elephants is easy, and the cushioned platforms are very comfortable. Since most animals, including tiger, have little fear of elephants or the people mounted on them, this mode of transportation is ideal for wildlife viewing. There are morning and afternoon wildlife excursions each day and we have the option to visit the fort. A 35-foot statue of the reclining Vishnu, resting beside a rectangular pool of spring water, head the path to the imposing main gate. In addition to 10th century rock images of the incarnation of Vishnu, Bandhavgarh Fort offers breathtaking views and excellent game viewing.
Meals and overnight at Lodge.
DAY 16: BANDHAVGARH
Morning & evening Jungle excursion in the Bandhavgarh National Park. Meals & Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 17: BANDHAVGARH / KATNI / VARANASI
Early morning departure to Katni for to entrain to Varanaso ( 0950 Hrs. / 1925 Hrs. ). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 18 : VARANASI / KATHMANDU
Early morning boat rides on the Ganges. After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu ( 1220 / 1330 ). On arrival meeting & assistance at airport then transfer to the hotel.
Day 19: KATHMANDU
Full day birding around Kathmandu area.
Day 20: KATHMANDU
Full day birding around Kathmandu area.
Day 21: KATHMANDU / POKHARA
Morning drive to Pokhara. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later birding around Pokhara valley.
Day 22: POKHARA
Full day birding around Pokhara Valley.
Day 23: POKHARA / CHITWAN
Morning drive to Chitwan. On arrival transfer to the Gaida lodge ( Eastern Side ). Later Jungle excursion in Royal Chitwan national Park.
Day 24: CHITWAN
Morning and evening jungle excursion in the National park. Transfer to Western Side of Park Temple Tiger Lodge. Meals & Overnight at Lodge.
Day 25: CHITWAN
Morning and evening jungle excursion in the National park. Meals & Overnight at Lodge.
Day 26: CHITWAN / KATHMANDU / DEPARTURE
Morning drive to Kathmandu, Later transfer to airport for flight to onward destination. Tour Terminates.
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