INR 301850 INR 255,000 + 5% GST per person ( GBP 3000 Approx.)
Accommodation: Bush Camp(dome tent), Budget hotels/ guesthouses
Max. Participants: 8
Min. Participants: 4
No. Of crew: 2 (+1 Local guides for few locations)
Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van
Duration: Days- 26, Nights- 25 (Approx.)
Meals: Breakfast X 25, Lunch X 25, Dinner X 25
1. 5th December, 2018
2. 5th Deceber, 2019
1 Delhi (Trip departs)
2 Bharatpur (Migratory birds)
3 Ranthambore (Wildlife reserve + fort)
4 Jaipur (Forts + palaces + monuments + street culture & food)
5 Jodhpur (Forts)
6 Jaisalmer (Desert life + sand dunes + wildlife reserve)
7 Bera (Wildlife reserve for leopards)
8 Little Rann of Kutch (Salt marsh + wildlife reserve)
9 Gir (Wildlife reserve)
10 Velavadar (Wildlife reserve)
11 Ahmedabad (Night halt/trip ends)
Day 1 - 2: Delhi
You will be picked up from the Delhi Airport/railway station. Accommodation will be in a comfortable hostel. A short trip meeting at 18:00 hrs. City tour for visiting forts, palaces and ancient monuments. Red fort, Qutub Minar, Akshardham theme temple, Rashtrapati Bhawan. Connaught Place for shopping.
Day 3 – 5: Bharatpur bird sanctuary
Drive to Bharatpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the UNESCO World heritage site bird sanctuary by the name ‘Keoladeo National park’ for migratory birds. A full day excursion to Agra for Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri fort.
Day 6 – 8: Ranthambore national park
Drive to Ranthambore. Accommodation in dome tents. Jungle safaris in open jeeps for tigers and other wildlife. Visit to the 1000 year old Ranthambore fort. Rajasthani cultural music, dinner with a local family, wildlife art and artists, camel ride (optional)
Day 9 – 10: The ‘Pink city’ of Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to the Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort and Amer fort. Visit to a traditional village restaurant called Chauki Dhani for authentic Rajasthani meals. Street shopping excursion in the Bazaars.
Day 11 – 12: The ‘Sun city/Blue city of Jodhpur’
Drive to Jodhpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. Visit to Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace. Shopping excursion for handicrafts.
Day 13 – 15: The ‘Golden city’ of Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer. Accommodation in dome tents set on sand dunes. Desert safari in the Desert national park looking for the endangered ‘Great Indian Bustard’, Indian gazelle etc. Traditional folk dance of the ‘Thar desert’. Visit to the Jaisalmer fort.
Day 16 – 17: Leopard country of Bera
Drive to Bera. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the jungles around village Bera looking for leopards and other wildlife. Birding and crocodile tour in the backwaters of Jawai dam.
Day 18 – 19: Little Rann of Kutch
Leaving the state of Rajasthan and drive to Little Rann of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. Accommodation in traditional Kooba huts of Dasada village. Wildlife safaris in the cast salt pans and marshes of the Little Rann looking for Indian wild ass, desert fox, wolves, gazelles, flamingos, pelicans, raptors and hosts of other migratory and resident birds.
Day 20 - 22: Gir National park
Drive to Sasan, the main entrance to Gir. Accommodation will be in dome tents. The only home to the Asiatic lions is a world famous place. Other than Lions, it is also good for leopards. On days 21 & 22 we will do open jeep safaris in Gir.
Day 23 – 24: Indian savannah of Velavadar National park
Drive to Velavadar National park. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris/walks in the grassland of Velavadar looking for Blackbucks, Indian wolves, hyenas, raptors and lots of other migratory and resident birds.
Day 25 - 26: Ahmedabad
Drive to Ahmedabad. Night halt at a comfortable city hotel. For travellers only doing this leg of the Necklace of India, the trip ends on day 26 after breakfast.