Wildlife and Cultural Exploration in India: Local Food, Day Trips and More!

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Mark

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What's special?
special India’s Wildlife
special India’s people and culture
special India’s Architecture
Welcome to India! Ready to explore on a captivating trip as we delve into the heart of India's vibrant capital, Delhi? This sprawling metropolis seamlessly blends the historical charm of Old Delhi with the modern allure of New Delhi. Our exploration of this dynamic city will reveal a tapestry of culture and history that spans centuries. Immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Old Delhi, where ancient walls whisper tales of times gone by, and wander through the contemporary avenues of New Delhi, where innovation meets tradition. Amongst the myriad treasures that Delhi offers, we'll stand in awe of its architectural wonders, including the iconic Red Fort, the towering Qutab Minar, and the majestic Humayun's Tomb, all recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This expedition will lead us through labyrinthine bazaars, past intricate temples, and alongside bustling markets, providing a holistic experience of Delhi's rich heritage. Join us to unlock the secrets of this captivating city and uncover the layers of culture and history that have shaped its identity over the ages.

About me! My name is Mark Pomorski and this will be my first trip to India. I have always had a strong interest in Wildlife and particularly tigers and this trip would give me the opportunity to explore this as well as the colourful diversity of India’s people, culture and architecture.

Details about the accommodation: Throughout the trip, we will be staying in 4-5* Hotels, with the majority being on a B&B basis’ except for the National Wildlife Reserve, which will be on a full board basis. Rooms available will be double/twin/shared or single, with the single room supplement for the trip being £570. Do you have questions about the trip? Please let me know in the Q&A section so I can answer them as soon as possible or we can have a video call to share more details about the trip!

What's included?
Hotel at either B&B or full board
All Transport costs
Excursion entry costs
Guide throughout the trip
5 Jeep Safari trips
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I am a sports enthusiast who also loves travelling to new countries. I am a mature person who is always willing to learn from other people.

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Trip Itinerary
1

Delhi

Day 1-3
The first stop India’s largest city, Delhi, which has been one of the country’s commercial and economic hubs for centuries and, as a result, is incredibly rich in culture and history. We will have a full day city tour of Delhi and rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. We will visit Jama Masjid mosque, Chandni Chowk market, Red Fort, Raj Ghat - Gandi Memorial. New Delhi - Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate.
2

Agra

Day 3-4
Welcome to Agra, a city that resonates with the timeless echo of the world-renowned Taj Mahal. As travelers, we are drawn to its exquisite beauty, but Agra's allure extends beyond this iconic masterpiece. Here, history comes alive through the captivating architecture that graces its streets. Our journey through Agra will reveal treasures beyond imagination. The majestic Agra Fort stands with its red-hued grandeur, a testament to the city's rich past. The sacred ambiance of Jama Masjid mosque invites reflection and contemplation. And then, there's the ethereal Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb, a marvel of white marble adorned with delicate inlaid designs and precious gems. Yet, amidst these wonders, the Taj Mahal stands as a shimmering jewel in Agra's crown. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 15th century as an eternal tribute to his cherished wife Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless architecture and artistic finesse are beyond compare. Our journey begins with a transfer from Delhi Railway station to Agra, a scenic drive of four hours. Upon arrival, we embark on a tour of Agra Fort, immersing ourselves in its history. Later, we'll check in at our hotel and prepare to witness the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal. As fellow explorers, we invite you to join us on this voyage to unravel the stories and wonders that grace the city of Agra.
3

Bharatpur

Day 4-5
Our next captivating destination is Bharatpur, an animated town situated in the eastern realm of Rajasthan, India. Revered for its UNESCO-designated Keoladeo National Park, a paradise for bird enthusiasts with over 400 waterbird species, our journey here promises a symphony of avian wonders. As we venture into the park's natural haven, we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant tapestry of birdlife. Yet, Bharatpur offers more than its famed sanctuary. The 18th-century Lohagarh Fort, encircled by a moat, houses the Government Museum, showcasing the legacy of local rajas through an array of artifacts. Our exploration extends to the exquisite Bharatpur Royal Palace, an architectural marvel that blends Mughal and Rajput styles, boasting opulent apartments and intricately designed floor tiles. To reach Bharatpur, we embark on a scenic drive from Agra, approximately 1.5 hours in duration, with a captivating detour to Fatehpur Sikri en route. As daylight transforms, we'll partake in an enchanting rickshaw ride through the captivating landscapes of Keoladeo National Park, concluding another enriching chapter of our journey.
4

Sawai Madhopur

Day 5-8
Our journey now leads us to the spirited heart of the greater Sawai Madhopur District – Sawai Madhopur itself. Nestled in the southeastern realm of Rajasthan, this vibrant city finds its abode on the expansive northern stretch of the Vindhyan Plateau. Here, an exquisite fusion of flourishing wildlife and delectable cuisine awaits our eager exploration. A stroll through picturesque public gardens reveals the city's natural treasures, while a culinary odyssey beckons at its inviting local eateries. A realm of historical marvels and natural splendors, Sawai Madhopur unfurls its charm through captivating excursions. Among these, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ranthambore Fort, the sacred Chamatkar Temple, and the captivating Ranthambhore National Park stand as testament to the city's allure. This renowned park is a sanctuary for untamed creatures, including the regal Bengal tiger and the elusive Indian leopard. Our journey continues with a delightful rickshaw ride through Keoladeo National Park's morning vistas. Post-breakfast, we embark on a scenic 5-hour drive to Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur). The following days unveil shared jeep safaris, offering a chance to immerse ourselves in the realm of the wild. With both morning and afternoon rides, we're bound to witness the enchanting wildlife that calls Ranthambore home, creating unforgettable memories.
5

Jaipur

Day 8-10
Let's journey to Jaipur, the crown jewel of Rajasthan, nestled amidst the rugged Aravali Hills. With its famed pink terracotta buildings, Jaipur is India's first planned city, affectionately known as 'The Pink City.' A gateway to the desert wonders of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, Jaipur blends tradition and modernity seamlessly. Explore bustling bazaars, opulent palaces, and ancient temples, including the regal City Palace and the enchanting Amber Fort against the arid landscape. We start with an early morning shared jeep safari at Ranthambore, followed by a scenic 4-hour drive from Ranthambore to Jaipur. After a warm hotel check-in, the next day promises a full-day city tour, encompassing iconic sites like the majestic Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the whimsical Hawa Mahal.
6

Delhi

Day 10-11
After breakfast, we will drive from Jaipur to Delhi 5.5hrs approx. Check-in at the Hotel for the evening. The next day, after breakfast, we will be a departure transfer to Delhi Airport to connect your flight to London Heathrow Airport or to your next location.
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hotel
11 days trip
Delhi, Agra & 4 more
Transportation
Car
What's excluded?
Return International Flights
Personal Tips
Visa Fees
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