Chambal Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India and the start of your exclusive journey through this fascinating land. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. For the rest of day, enjoy some time to recoup after your journey.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Bharatpur

This morning we drive to Bharatpur, and check in to our hotel. In the afternoon, we travel by rickshaw to the Keoladeo National Park. The Keoladeo National Park is a World Heritage Site. It was artificially created by a planned system of canals, embankments and sluices, as a private wildfowl shooting preserve by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 1850s.

Heron

Day 3: Bharatpur

Now a National Park, Keoladeo attracts thousands of migratory birds during the winter months, which fly in from Central Asia, Siberia or China to escape the severe cold and restricted daylight hours of their homelands. It is one of the finest waterfowl reserves in the world; over 350 species of birds have been spotted here. Today, spend a full day bird watching at Keoladeo National Park.

Keoladeo

Day 4: Bharatpur

This morning we start our bird watching at Bund Baretha, followed by a visit to the bird sanctuary. Bund Baretha is a large reservoir which is also noted as a good location to find Indian Skimmer and other waterbirds. The surrounding arid countryside is worth checking for sandgrouse, Indian Coursers, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Eastern Pied, Isabelline and Desert Wheatears along with a number of prinia species to test identification skills.

Day 5: Bharatpur - Chambal

Today we have an early start for our drive to Chambal (approximately 3 hours). We check into our hotel and later in the afternoon, head off on a boat safari on the Chambal River.

Sitting on a tree

Day 6: Chambal

Today we take a boat safari along the Chambal River. The Chambal River was declared a Gharial Sanctuary during 1978-79 by the M.P. Government, with an aim to provide a fully protected habitat for the conservation and propagation of the highly endangered Crocodilian species and other aquatic animals. The National Chambal Sanctuary is the longest river Sanctuary and holds the best Gharial population in the country.

Periyar birds

Day 7: Chambal - Jabalpur

Early morning we drive from Chambal to Agra. Enjoy a guided exploration of the city in the afternoon, including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. Later on transfer to Agra Railway Station for overnight train to Jabalpur. Sleeper train travel, is a must-do experience for any visitor young or old! The friendly locals will be vying for a chat with you, you will feel like a celebrity.

Jabalpur river

Day 8: Jabalpur - Kanha NP

We arrive at Jabalpur early morning and transfer to the Hotel Narmada Jackson for a tasty breakfast. Later we drive through some interesting scenery to Kanha NP and check in to your resort. In the afternoon we enjoy a game drive in the National Park, by private jeep.

Keeping watch

Days 9-10: Kanha NP

For today and tomorrow, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the National Park. Kanha is one of India's largest and most remote national parks, covering 1945 sq km of forest and lightly wooded grasslands. An extensive network of rivers and streams supports it. Kanha National Park has an excellent variety of wildlife including Leopards, Chital, Sambar, three striped palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig, chital or spotted Deer, Barasingha or swamp Deer, (The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha) and much much more but most famously, the bengal tiger.

Jackals in the sun

Day 11: Kanha NP - Delhi

After lunch, drive from Kanha to Nagpur for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 12: Delhi

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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