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North India Bird Watching Tour
(12 Days / 11 Nights)
(Delhi - Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - Delhi - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Sonkhaliya - Agra - National Chambal Sanctuary - Delhi)

Day 01: Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrive in Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
Today in the morning you will have sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing in Old Delhi includes Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar. Before you proceed to the hotel you will drive through New Delhi where you will visit the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 03: Delhi - Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - Delhi (about 46 km)
Today after having breakfast you will drive further to visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary was founded by very own birdman Late Dr. Salim Ali. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a heaven to a variety of domestic and migratory birds. The birds include Darters, Egrets Shovellers, Gadwell, Geese, Teals, Kingfishers, Lapwings, Demoiselle Cranes, Ruddy Shelducks, Pelicans, Flamingoes, Bar-headed Geese, Grey Lags, Mallards, Pochards. Local species include Plovers, Herons, Cormorants, White Ibises, Spoonbills and Painted Storks. There are about 100 species of birds. Other wildlife in the park include Blackbuck, Nilgai, Hog Deer, Sambar, Wild Dog or Dhole, Caracal, Wild Cat, Hedgehog, Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Indian Porcupine, Rattle or Honey Badger, Leopard, Wild Pig, and four horned Antelope. After visiting this sanctuary you will return back to the hotel.

Day 04: Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km)
Today you will drive to the Pink City, Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast you will visit the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. You will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber you will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD. It contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. In the afternoon you will visit the City Palace that is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Later, you will have a walk through the colourful Bazaars of Jaipur. In the evening you will drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble.

Day 06: Jaipur - Bharatpur
Today after breakfast you will drive to Bharatpur. Bharatpur has its fame due to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is finest bird sanctuary in Asia. Bharatpur was earlier a duck shooting resort of the Maharaja. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary with its 375 species is one of the best Water-bird sanctuaries in the world. In winter there are many migratory birds from the northern hemisphere including the rare Siberian Crane.

Day 07: Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today you will drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute you will have a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. In the evening arrive in Agra. Evening free for leisure.

Day 08: Agra
Today you will start your sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort you will proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.

Day 09: Agra - Sonkhaliya - Agra
Today from Agra you will drive to Sonkhaliya. It will be a very special day, as here you will see the rare and spectacular Indian Bustard. Other birds that can be found in this area include Stoloczka's Bushchat, White Naped Tit, Indian Bustard, Desert Isabelline, Variable Wheatears and huge numbers of Greater Short-toed Larks together with the occasional Bimaculated Lark. After visiting this sanctuary you will return back to hotel in Agra.

Day 10: Agra - National Chambal Sanctuary (about 70 km)
Today after having breakfast you will drive further to visit National Chambal Sanctuary. The National Chambal Sanctuary is famous for the rare Gangetic Dolphin. The other inhabitants of the sanctuary include Crocodile, Alligator, Swamp Deer, Chital, Leopard, Hyena, Chinkara, Sambar, Nilgai, Wolf and Wild Boar. There you will have boat cruise on river Chambal and view the various birds like the Indian Skimmer, Black-bellied Tern, Bar-headed Goose and other Waterfowl.

Day 11: National Chambal Sanctuary - Delhi
In the morning, after having breakfast you will drive to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi in the afternoon. Evening free for leisure.

Day 12: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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