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4 Days Birds and Tigers Tours

A short 4 day Wildlife safari, that includes the famous Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, and the world famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. This short Safari is bound to appeal to travelers seeking to get up close with the Bird life and Wildlife in India.

Delhi - Bharatpur - Ranthambore

Day 01: Delhi - Bharatpur

Arrive at Delhi International Airport.

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and drive straight to Bharatpur (220kms/4 hrs), offering undoubtedly the best bird watching in India.

Bharatpur : Now known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, situated in the North Indian state of Rajasthan (actually very close to Agra) is without question one of the finest bird watching locations in the world. The reserve provides a diversity and abundance of birdlife only equaled in Africa and keen birdwatchers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of birds present. Notable species amongst the throngs of nesting Painted Storks, White Ibises, Darters and Spoonbills are specialties such as the threatened Black-necked Stork, Comb Duck, and the elusive Spotted Creeper.

Bharatpur birds

Thousands of ducks crowd the marshes and pools and include, amongst the more familiar species, hundreds of Ferruginous and Lesser Whistling Ducks plus smaller numbers of Red-crested Pochards and Spotbilled Ducks.

Bharatpur birding

Both White and Dalmatian Pelicans may occur and large numbers of Common Cranes along with smaller numbers of Sarus Cranes use the reserve in which to winter. Bharatpur has also been famous as the winter hideaway of the very rare Siberian Cranes, though the sighting of these has reduced considerably in recent years .Bharatpur also provides unrivalled opportunities for observing a large range of raptors, including Spotted,Imperial, Steppe and Tawny Eagles, as well as a host of vultures.Bharatpur is also known for sighting of rare bird species such as Orange-headed Ground Thrush, Dusky Warbler, Marshall's Iora and Large-tailed Nightjar.

Other wildlife inhabiting the Bharatpur Sanctuary includes the rare and beautiful Blackbuck, Indian Smooth Otter, Fishing Cat, Soft-shelled Turtle and Indian Python. Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer and Rhesus Macaques .A very interesting feature of Bharatpur is the way game rides are done -- on cycle rickshaws .You could also take a cycling or walking tour of this park.

Upon arrival check-in at the Bagh.

The Bagh : The Bagh is a heritage hotel set in 12 acres of beautiful gardens, very close to the Bharatpur Bird sanctuary .The hotel's twenty three rooms are located in three different residential complexes. A restaurant, banquet hall, coffee shop, library and a gym, all situated in a verdant orchard, allow guests to enjoy solitude and companionship in restful indoor and outdoor spaces. Each of the Bagh's twenty three rooms is unique. Spacious bathrooms, luxurious fabrics, fine furnishings and all modern day amenities, let the weary traveler retreat and recoup after a day of sightseeing and bird watching.

Bhag hotel

Gulmohar, the main restaurant, specializes in the wonderful vegetarian cuisine of the Braj region. With over fifty species of flora, including fruiting trees and flowering plants which attract birds, small animals and insects, guests can enjoy quiet walks in the garden and commune with nature. The handsome buildings made in local stones are designed to merge with their natural surroundings. Works by contemporary Indian women artists are displayed throughout the complex. A stroll through the Bagh's garden and buildings leads a visitor through the realms of nature and art.

Afternoon rickshaw ride into Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bird watching tours in Bharatpur are organized on Cycle rickshaws. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Overnight at The Bagh.

Day 02 : Bharatpur - Ranthambore

Ranthambore Jeep tour

Ranthambore : The most conveniently located National Park in the North Indian state of Rajasthan, is considered by many to be one of India's most beautiful national parks .The Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger's conservation efforts in Rajasthan. It covers an area of 400 sq km with many steep crags embracing a network of lakes and rivers. Atop one of these hills, the 10th century Ranthambore Fort stands like a silent sentinel. The terrain is a blend of impregnable forests and open bush land. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type with dhok being the most prominent tree.

Ranthambore is best known for its tiger population, and tiger sightings are common here. Apart from tigers, the park has its share of panthers, too. Kachida Valley is believed to be the place to sight these rather elusive cats. One can also find marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats and sloth bears apart from Chital, Nilgai, and Chinkara. The avian population comprises of black storks, quails, Bonelli's eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles and painted storks. During the winter months, the park attracts a lot of migratory birds, including a variety of ducks. It is the ideal park for wildlife photography.

Upon arrival check-in at the Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge.

The Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge : Located amidst 12 acres of lush gardens, this 70-year-old hunting lodge exudes a rustic, earthy charm and an air of history. The Lodge is a heritage building and was the the hunting lodge of the Maharajah of Jaipur . It has about 30 newly refurbished rooms , with all modern amenities . Leisure facilities at the Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge include a swimming pool, a well stocked bar, a library, a billiards/snooker room and massage services.

Ranthambore Taj Sawai lodge

Overnight at the Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge.

Day 03 : - Ranthambore

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambore are organized in jeeps and open air mini trucks, and local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Overnight at the Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Day 04 : - Ranthambore – Delhi and Depart

Early morning game safari at Ranthambore National Park. Later transfer to Sawai Madhopur (Nearest railway station for Ranthambore) Railway station to board train for Delhi (1230/1845 hrs).

Arrive Delhi and transfer to the Delhi International airport to connect your flight home.

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COST USD 862 per person
* A supplement may apply for travel between 20th Dec and 10th Jan

Bharatpur The Bagh
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis in Bharatpur and on Full Board Basis in Ranthambore.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Game rides along with a local English Speaking Naturalist and including entrance fee to game parks exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
  • Aircon First Class train tickets for the sector Sawai Madhopur - Delhi
Ranthambore Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

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