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2+ weeks Rajasthan March 2005 itinerary help wanted

#1 Jan 21st, 2006, 01:17
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Leiden, the Netherlands
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Hi! I have been reading the forum for several months now, and I've learned a lot. This site is great! And now... I'm planning our first trip to India! Yippee! and Help!

My husband and I (he's 29, I'm 33) will fly into Delhi at the beginning of March, and I have been trying to sketch out a Rajasthan itinerary. Our primary interests are wildlife parks and ancient sites. We plan to be in Jaipur during Holi and the Elephant Festival. We look to spend up to Rs 500/night on hotels, with an occasional splurge. I'm sorry to miss both Udaipur and Jaisalmer, but I don't know where to squeeze them in or what to take out of the below plan. I would appreciate advice on where to stay in these places if you have suggestions.

Day 01. Arrive Delhi in the wee hours. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02. Sightseeing in Delhi.
Day 03. 06:00 train to Agra. Sightseeing in Agra.
Day 04. Sightseeing in Agra. We are interesting in seeing/meeting kaboota baz (pigeon fanciers) here, any advice?
Day 05. Morning bus to Fatehpur Sikri, visit site. Afternoon bus to Bharatpur, explore Keoladeo if time allows. We are thinking of hiring a car and driver for this day, any advice?
Day 06. Visit Keoladeo bird sanctuary. 19:50 train to Sawai Madhopur.
Day 07. Safaris in Ranthambore.
Day 08. Morning safari. Afternoon safari if time allows. 20:35 train to Kota.
Day 09. Sightseeing in Kota (or possible day trip to Bundi, Darrah or Chambal sanctuaries - any advice on these?)
Day 10. 08:50 train to Jaipur. Afternoon sightseeing in Jaipur.
Day 11. Jaipur. (March 13 - I think we will be occupied with Elephant Festival events?)
Day 12. Jaipur. (March 14 = Holi)
Day 13. Jaipur. Night train to Bikaner.
Day 14. Bikaner.
Day 15. Bikaner (or daytripping).
Day 16. 12:05 train to Jodhpur.
Day 17. Jodhpur.
Day 18. Jodhpur. Night train to Delhi.
Day 19. Delhi.
Day 20. Flight home departs in the wee hours.

Thanks for reading this and for any advice you can offer!!!

#2 Jan 21st, 2006, 08:31
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Oct 2005
San Diego
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It sounds like you are going to have a fantastic trip. I can't offer much help except to say that I really enjoyed Fathephur Sikri and spent many hours there, a lot longer than expected. Perhaps a driver would give you more time for these sights...and might be a nice change of pace from trains & buses.

You may see some Bollywood stars in Jaipur - they are doing a re-make of Umrao Jaan at the City Palace

Have a great time!

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