Day 1: Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur (275kms)
Your journey begins with a morning pickup from your Delhi city hotel. A scenic drive takes you to the historical city of Agra, where you'll explore some of India's most iconic landmarks. First, you'll visit the Taj Mahal, a breathtaking ivory-white marble mausoleum built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honor his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Explore the intricate details and grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Next, venture to the mighty Agra Fort, the primary residence of the Mughal emperors until 1638. Marvel at its imposing red sandstone architecture and explore its fascinating history. Your journey continues with a visit to the Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb, a beautiful tomb commissioned by Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, featuring intricate marble inlay work.
After your Agra exploration, proceed to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, an old deserted town boasting stunning red sandstone structures. Discover its historical significance and architectural marvels.
As the day draws to a close, your drive takes you to Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park), where you'll check in at your hotel and enjoy a comfortable night's rest.
Day 2: Bharatpur - Delhi (210kms)
Awake early to make the most of your day. In the morning, embark on an exciting adventure at the Bharatpur National Park (Keoladeo National Park). Explore the park's diverse ecosystems and abundant birdlife as you ride on cycle-rickshaws or electric vans. With over 380 resident and migrant bird species, including the rare Siberian Cranes, this park is a birdwatcher's paradise. Keep an eye out for fascinating mammals such as Golden Jackals, Striped Hyenas, Fishing Cats, Jungle Cats, Nilgai, Sambar Deer, Blackbuck, and Wild Boar.
After your enriching wildlife experience, visit some of Bharatpur's historical gems. Explore the Bharatpur Palace, a splendid blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Discover the formidable Lohagarh Fort, which remained unconquered despite numerous British attempts.
Your journey concludes with a visit to the Deeg Palace, the erstwhile summer resort of Bharatpur's rulers, known for its beautiful gardens and water fountains.
As the day comes to an end, embark on your return journey to Delhi, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport, concluding your unforgettable trip filled with history, wildlife, and cultural richness.