Day 1 | Arrival – Jaipur – Sariska National Park
Arrival at Jaipur. Pick up and transfer to Sariska National Park.
TheSariska Tiger Sanctuary is the first ever Tiger Reserve in the country where tiger relocation and rehabilitation has been carried out successfully. The declining number of tigers in the Sariska Tiger Reserve was confirmed in a report by a leading journalist in 2005, after which efforts were made to reintroduce the tigers. It is home to a large number of wild animals including Rhesus monkeys, Hanuman langurs, hares, wild boars, chousingha or the four horned antelope, chinkara, nilgai, sambhar, golden jackals, striped hyenas, caracal, jungle cats and leopards. It also has a significant number of bird species such as the Great Indian Horned Owl, crested serpent eagle, golden backed woodpecker, tree pie, sand grouse, bush quail, grey partridge, peafowl, and more. The reserve also boasts of some great historical sites such as the Kankanwadi Fort, the Pandupol Hills, and the Hanuman Temple on the Pandupol Hill, among others.
Day 2 | Keoladeo National Park
Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is recognized as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. It originated in as a royal hunting reserve during the 1850s and was a game reserve for Maharajas and the British. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Park offers well-defined treks which can be covered on either foot, or cycle or rickshaws. The park management has trained the rickshaw pullers in bird watching and they make for extremely knowledgeable guides.
Some of the species of fauna found here are Golden jackal, Jungle cat, Wild boar, Sambar, Blue-bull, Indian rock python, Indian Saurus crane, Painted stork, Great white pelican, Dalmatian pelican, Eurasian spoonbill, Knob-billed duck, Gadwall, Northern shoveler, Common teal, Cotton teal, Tufted duck, Little cormorant, Great cormorant, Indian shag, Ruff, Painted stork, Darter, Indian grey hornbill, Marshall's iora, Osprey, Peregrine falcon, Pallas' fish eagle, Short-toed eagle, Tawny eagle, Imperial eagle, Greater spotted eagle, Crested serpent eagle.
Day 3| Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that pulls many wildlife photographers and lovers to this destination. Spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary, the Park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest, hunting or looking after their young ones. Ranthambore is also counted as a famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. The species to look out for here are the Bengal tiger, Leopard, Striped hyena, Jungle cat, Caracle, Chinkara, Sambar, Ruddy mongoose, Graylag goose, Indian gray hornbill, Painted Spurfowl, Small minivet, Wooly-necked stork, Great thick-knee, Indian scopes-owl, Black stork, Indian pitta, Knob-billed duck, Painted Sandgrouse, Oriental honey-buzzard, Painted stork, Red-headed vulture.
Day 4 | Bera
The Jawai area is located in a small town Bera in Pali district, literally hidden in the belly of Rajasthan with a notably large number of leopards and surprisingly fewer numbers of tourists. Although it was hardly known to the wild lifers, but it’s gradually getting popular and has come to be known as the leopard country. Hillocks, natural caves and forest surrounding have provided a more than perfect habitat to the leopards as an added advantage.
This place is also a home to various wildlife such as Nilgai, Owl, Crane, Hyena, Parakeet, Jungle cats Pelicans and many more. Despite of the fact that it is a habitat of a considerable leopards and a revenue land, the Jawai area has not been declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary, the Government is in the process of giving protection to the wild life especially the most elusive cat in the world.
Notable wildlife to be found here include the Leopard, Sloth bear, Rusty spotted cat, Jungle cat, Blue bull
Day 5 | Siana
Siana is another less known wildlife destination in Rajasthan. It is famous for the elusive Leopards which are spotted quite often here. As Leopard sightings otherwise are rare, it makes Siana a special kind of wildlife destination. One can also spot Bluebull, Chinkara, Indian stripped Hyena, Desert Fox, Civet cat and jungle cat. There are also a number of birds which are found here, making it a nice birding destination. These include the Indian (or Long-billed) Vulture, Indian Thick-knee (split from Eurasian), Rock Bush Quail, Painted Sandgrouse, SirkeerMalkoha, Indian (or Rock) Eagle Owl, Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Indian Bushlark, White-bellied Minivet, Large Grey Babbler and Bay-backed Shrike, while more widespread species include Red Collared Dove, Little Swift, Common Hoopoe, Dusky Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow.
Day 6 | Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated in the oldest mountain ranges of the country the Aravalli Hills, the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 and is home to a large number of wild animals, birds, plants and trees. Some of the animals and birds found here include the Leopard, Sambar, Jungle cat, Small Indian civet, Indian wolf, Striped hyena, Golden jackal, Indian fox, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Pangolin, Indian hare, Porcupine, Hedgehog, Grey jungle fowl, Green Avadavat
Day 7 | Desert National Park
The Desert National Park is one of the important national parks in Rajasthan and is situated near the town of Jaisalmer. It is famous for its unique desert ecosystem and attracts tourists from all around the world. Despite its desert surroundings, it houses a variety of wildlife which includes the Chinkara, Black buck, Desert fox, Indian fox, Indian wolf, Desert cat, Hedgehog, Chinkara, Spiny-tailed lizard, Monitor lizard, Saw-scaled viper, MacQueen's bustard, Great Indian bustards, Painted sandgrouse, Chestnut bellied sandgrouse, Demoiselle crane, Painted sandgrouse, Tawny eagle, Steppe eagle, Long-legged buzzard, Oriental honey buzzard, Peregrene falcon, Red-necked falcon, Common kestrel.
Day 8 | Khichan
Khichan is a village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. It is famous for the thousands of Demoiselle Cranes that migrate to the village every winter. It had gained international recognition after the village was featured in a leading birding magazine, awarding it the title of “Khichan – the Demoiselle Crane village". It is famous amongst birders, both local and foreigners. The best time to visit this place is during the migratory season when the village is teeming with the migratory birds and the weather is also comfortable during that time.
Day 9 | Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary
Renowned for being a safe haven black bucks and a variety of birds, this sanctuary is named after the Chhapar village. Its open grasslands scattered with trees give it the appearance of a savannah. The Sanctuary is a bird watcher’s paradise as it is home to birds such as Montague’s harrier, Pallid harrier, Western Marsh harrier, Eastern imperial eagle, Tawny eagle, Short-toed eagle, Imperial eagle, Demoiselle cranes, Painted sand grouse, Chestnut bellied sand grouse. One can also spot the Black buck, Chinkara, Desert fox, Indian fox, Desert cat, and Jungle cat.
Day 10 | Departure
Transfer to Jaipur as your tour comes to an end!