Welcome to the Pink City - Jaipur!
You will arrival at Jaipur airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our welcome ambassador and escorted to your hotel where you will be assisted with Check-in.
Jaipur was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
After breakfast, enjoy the full day visit of Jaipur City including the following:
Amber Fort: The Amber Fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond.The Fort was completed in the early 18th century, it was was once, the capital of the Mina tribes, believed to be the original inhabitants of this region. The fort, sprawled along the Maotha Lake, boasts of a massive complex gateways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions, and palaces that recall the glory and wealth, of Amber's association with the Mughals
Hawa Mahal (photostop): Visit the palace of wind (Hawa Mahal) with 953 windows and niches which were made so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people.
City Palace: City Palace occupies the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc.
Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory): It was built (1728-34) by king astrologer Jai Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading.
After breakfast transfer to the Jaipur airport to connect flight for Udaipur.
Upon arrival meet with our representative and drive towards Jawai. On arrival check in at luxury camps.
Jawai is the new frontier, opening up a truly experiential way to travel and an even more rewarding arrival into a land of mystery, adventure, wellness and antiquity. A varied menu of experiences awaits you in this lap of the former kingdoms of Mewar and Marwar. The region is home to the charismatic Rabari herdsmen, a people at peace with the indigenous wildlife, including the resident spotted cat, the ultimate showstopper that captivates guests both at camp and on safari.
Rest of time at leisure.
COUNTRYSIDE TRAIL - A gentle walk through the open breezy expanse of land around camp. The terrain of the walk is suitable for both - leisure and fitness. Along with looking around for signs of animal movement, we get to see farmers working on their land and using traditional techniques of irrigation. For all those who wish to wake up at leisure,
this excursion is a perfect way to start the day and feel renewed and active.
Duration - 1 hour
SHEPHERD'S STROLL - The greater JAWAI area is country made for walking and Ramblers are guaranteed to have a f ield day out, to relax and tune those muscles tired by long hours of trains, planes and automobiles. They say the only way to truly understand someone is to walk a mile in their shoes. Traditionally, the Rabari shepherds have been nomads and walk for months with their herd. We invite you to take up the unique opportunity to walk around the area with the Rabari’s, who are an interesting and fun loving tribe.
Duration - 2 hours
Trying our best to follow the schedule of our wild neighbors, we recommend an early start to your morning, certainly before the sun is up for the Leopard Safari on the customized 4x4 jeeps, with a ranger guide on board will convey you expertly to every corner of JAWAI. This is an experience to discover new areas, new animals and create new routes. As wilderness enthusiasts, some of our happiest moments seem to come, when we stumble upon one thing whilst in pursuit of something else.
JAWAI CULINAIRE - Rajasthan is a land of color and cuisine. JAWAI’s culinary philosophy revolves around the procurement and use of fresh local produce from our organic garden and neighboring villages. Team of chefs and rangers, possess their own recipes and trade secrets of cooking while living in the wilderness. We would love to exchange with you, our experiences with natural traditional food, drink and celebration.
After breakfast, drive towards Shahpura Bagh, on arrival check in at hotel.
Look beyond the beaten track amid the golden sands of Rajasthan and you will glimpse an oasis - A dazzling shimmer of sunshine on water that hovers on the edge of a mirage. This is timeless Rajasthan - untouched by the creeping fingers of ‘modernity’ - unchanged in its unpretentious natural grandeur.
A trip into Shahpura reveals the town’s rich multi-cultural vibrancy and its fascinating arts and crafts tradition. Sit with the Joshis and watch a traditional Phad, a painting depicting mythology and history, come to life.
Explore the local marketplace where many goods would be on sale. Get a leather mojari, or local footwear, made to your size. Understand the local people's way of life, mingle with artisans and farmers and innocent children.
DAY 6 : RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, drive towards Ranthambhore. On arrival check in at hotel.
Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, northern India. It is a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. Its landmarks include the imposing 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, on a hilltop, and the Ganesh Mandir temple. Also in the park, Padam Talao Lake is known for its abundance of water lilies.
All meals at the hotel.
DAY 7 : RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Today enjoy morning jeep safari at Ranthambore national park and later enjoy lunch at hotel.
Evening enjoy another Jeep safari in the afternoon at Ranthambore national park and evening return back to hotel.
All meals at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Chambal.
With a rich heritage stretching back many millennia the Chambal Valley has much to offer and the Chambal Safari helps visitors discover the many facets of this ancient land. Accompanied by experienced local guides and naturalists, guests may explore the Chambal Valley at their own pace: on boats, jeeps, camels or on foot.
Today we enjoy following activities
The River Safari
Set against a stunning backdrop, framed by the ravines and sandbanks, the calm waters of the Chambal River are best explored on boats. The gentle pace of the River Safari is designed to provide spectacular sightings of the gharials, muggers & turtles basking in the sun; the many migratory and resident birds flying sorties; the occasional glimpses of the Gangetic river dolphins breaking surface.
Jeep Safari-Sarus Trail
The Sarus Crane Conservation Reserve starts around one hr drive from the hotel, extending to about 100 km. It is a widespread wetland area, interspersed by cultivated fields, where large numbers of the Sarus Cranes breed. Although not a protected area, since 1999 the Supreme Court of India, recognizing its importance as a habitat has designated the area a reserve with restrictions on development. Several species of wetland birds and raptors are also found along the course of this safari.Overnight Stay.
Early morning drive towards Agra and visit Taj Mahal - a UNESCO World heritage site (Closed on Friday). The 17th century Taj Mahal is often called a poem in stone. If so, the mausoleum is a love poem - created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by a Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Later transfer to Agra Airport to connect flight for Khajuraho. (Mon/Wed/Sat only)
Upon arrival at Khajuraho airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 11 : PANNA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast check out from hotel and enjoy sightseeing tour of Khajuraho temples, built between 950 & 1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Temples are famous for the magnificent carvings depicting numerous sexual postures of the famous 'Kamasutra' ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition.
Continue drive towards Panna. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
DAY 12 : BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Morning enjoy Park safari at Panna National park and after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
Bandhavgarh is a long one but gives you an idea of the remoteness and tranquility of Central India. Bandhavgarh is a small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Covering 448 sq. km, Bandhavgarh is situated in outlying hills of the Vindhya range.
On arrival check in to the hotel.
DAY 13 : BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Morning & Afternoon Jeep safari at National Park.
Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great Gaur, or Indian bison, can be seen with ease, as they come onto the meadows to graze at dusk; Sambar and barking deer are a common sight and nigai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park. The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh fort, thought to be some 2,000 years old. Scattered throughout the park, and particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sanskrit inscriptions.
The vegetation is chiefly of Sal forest in the valleys and on the lower slopes, gradually changing to mixed deciduous forest on the hills and in the hotter, drier areas of the park in the sough and west. Bamboo is found throughout.
DAY 14 : KANHA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive towards Kanha National Park.
The lush Sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.
Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the time will be at leisure.
DAY 15 : KANHA NATIONAL PARK
Morning and evening Jeep Safari.
Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the Gaur, the largest of the world's cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the Chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther. Some 200 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the cattle egret, black ibis, hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle and various water fowl.
Shravantal is an old tank in the central Kanha meadows, which happens to be an important watering hole, for a large number of waterfowl in winter. Bamni Dadar, or Sunset Point, is the most beautiful section of the park, and the view of the sunset from this spot is absolutely mesmerizing. The place is a regular haunt of the Sambar, Gaur, the four-horned antelope and the barking deer.
This morning drive towards Nagpur airport to connect flight for Mumbai.
Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the biggest metropolis of India. A city that is full of life and is also known for its well-known tourist places, commercial hubs and government bodies. It is also known as the financial capital of India.
Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 17 : END OF ITINERARY
Morning transfer to the International airport to connect flight for your onward destination.