DAY 1 – This wildlife tour to Sariska National Park and other national parks in Rajasthan will start from Delhi, arrive at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport to be met by your tour driver and guide and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight you may have time for a guided Delhi sightseeing tour. Sights in Delhi can include Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Spice Market, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smitri, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, President's House, Government Secretariat Buildings, India Gate ………….and many more depending on your interests
Overnight Walnut Castle Hotel, Delhi
Day 2 – After breakfast transfer to Sariska National Park which is set in the Aravali Hills, 35kms off the Delhi to Jaipur road. Sariska is currently working on a tiger re-introduction programme which was the subject of a BBC Natural World programme "Tiger Dynasty" which for 2 years followed the lives of Baghani and Rajore as they adjusted to their new territories and the attendant dangers of leopards and villagers. The flora and fauna and the beauty of this National Park are stunning and will reward your 2 days here.
You will have an evening jeep safari on your first day, morning and evening on your second day and a last morning safari on your final day in Sariska. Overnight days 2 & 3 Tiger Den, Sariska
Day 4 – After your final Sariska jeep safari and breakfast it will be time to continue your India Wildlife Tours to Ranthambore National Park. One of the biggest and most renowned parks in Northern India, it was formerly the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. You will stay at Ranthambore for 2 nights with 4 jeep safaris. Ranthambore is one of the best locations to see tigers in their natural environment and although we cannot guarantee a tiger sighting we are sure that the experience of the jungle topography and the other flora and fauna will provide a wonderful experience and memories for years to come.
Overnight days 4 & 5 Welcom Heritage Hotel, Ranthambore
Day 6 – After your morning jeep safari it will be time to continue your tour to Bharatpur to visit the Keoladeo National Park bird sanctuary which is located between Jaipur and Agra. It was flooded in the 1850s to provide a duck shooting preserve for the Maharaja of Bharatpur and was established as a national park in 1982. Although most famous for its 380 species of migratory and resident birds it is also an excellent place to watch mammals such as Golden Jackals, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and Wild Boar. The park is relatively small (29 sq km) and has well defined tracks which can either be covered on foot or by hiring a cycle rickshaw. The rickshaw pullers are all trained bird watching and wildlife guides. Entry to the park is included in your tour.
Overnight day 6 Sunbird Inn, Bharatpur
Day 7 – You will have the opportunity to spend a last morning in Keoladeo National Park or you may wish to take the opportunity to travel the 50kms to Agra on your way back to Delhi to visit Taj Mahal.
After lunch it will be time to return to Delhi.
Overnight Walnut Castle Hotel, Delhi
Day 8 – today you will be transferred to IGI Airport for your homeward or onward flight. Your Sariska National Park wildlife tour ends here.
Shine Gold Tours India service ends.
Tour price INR 84,000
(Approximately £1,090 - £545 each)
For 2 people in superior accommodation 1 twin/double room
This price includes all hotel rooms as shown on a full board basis (bed and breakfast in Delhi), all transfers between hotels with sightseeing, all fuel, state and road taxes. Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Sariska National Park and Ranthambore National Park as indicated and entry to Keoladeo National Park.
For jeep safaris you will have professional off-road drivers and wildlife guides.
Not included are entries to monuments.
For reference entry to the Red Fort in Delhi is INR 250 each (£3.50), the Taj Mahal is INR 750 each (£10).