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Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi where you will be met by our representative on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy half day sightseeing tour in Delhi

Day 2: Delhi - Bharatpur (train)

Early morning excursion to Sultanpur birds sanctuary, located on the outskirts of Delhi. This is our first introduction to the birds of North India.

Sultanpur National park has approximately 250 species of Birds are found here. Some of them are resident, while others come from distant regions. Some of the resident birds that you can spot here are: Common Hoopoe, Paddy field Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Grey Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, and White-throated Kingfisher etc.

In the afternoon connect a train to Bharatpur (13h20 / 15h15). The place was named as Bharatpur after the name of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama, whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the Bharatpur. The legends say the rulers Laxman's name is engraved on the state arms and the seals.

Day 3 & Day 4: Bharatpur

Enjoy birding in Bharatpur.

Bharatpur or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made wetland in Rajasthan. The 29 Km² (18 mi²) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for wintering breeding etc. The Sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5 : Bharatpur - Chambal (130 Km / 4 hours)

After breakfast drive to Chambal.

The National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) is a 400 km stretch of the river Chambal and a 1 to 6 km wide swathe of the ravines on both sides of the river, covering an area of 1235 sq. km. The NCS is one of the last surviving habitats of the Gangetic River Dolphin and provides protection to the Gharials & Marsh Crocodiles. Home to eight species of Turtles including highly endangered Red Crowned Roof Turtle and also home to smooth coated Otters. The Sanctuary boasts of a rapidly increasing and impressive bird list of over 330 species of resident and migratory birds and is gaining a reputation as one of the most reliable places to see the Indian Skimmer and also very rich in water birds which includes Pochards, Spotbilled ducks, Garganeys, Teals etc.

Day 6 & Day 7: Chambal

The Other Activities which you can experience here are as follows.

Nature/Bird walks-Morning and afternoon and late evening rambles are also organised in and around the Chambal Safari Lodge grounds and surrounding farmland or walk along the river.

Village walks- An insight to rural India, one can still find a potter at his wheel making earthen ware kullars (cups), a cobbler using the simplest implements to fashion and repair a most interesting variety of leather items, and shops selling all manner of goods from jaggery blocks to hand-woven quilts.

Bicycle rides-The countryside around the Lodge is ideal for cycling the bicycles are of the upright sort which is an experience itself. Camel SAFARI- Camels remain an important mode of transport for man and goods alike, also a very good way and a great experience to ride along the river, ravines, villages etc.

Horse Safari-The Chambal Valley is famed for the number of horses that are bred and sold at the numerous animal fairs of the area. The Chambal Safari arranges short 3-4 hour horse riding tours through the Chambal ravines and countryside.

Jeep Safari-The Chambal Safari arranges jeep safaris through remote hamlets and habitations hidden within the folds of the Chambal and Yamuna the confluence of the Chambal and Yamuna Rivers is 90 kms (2 hours) drive from the Chambal Safari Lodge.

Visit to Sarus Crane conservation area- Since 1999 the Supreme Court of India, recognising its importance as a habitat has designated the area a reserve with restrictions on development. It is an area where large number of sarus cranes is breed.

Day 8: Chambal - Agra (75 Km / 2 hours drive) - Delhi (by train)

Drive for 2 hours to Agra. In Agra we stop at the Taj Mahal, After the Magnificent Taj we move on to the Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort). Later, connect an evening train, Shatabdi Express at 2030 hrs to Delhi.

Arrive New Delhi railway station and transfer to International airport to connect onward flight.

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