Day 05 :Chittorgarh – Kota ( Enroute visit Sitamata Bird Sanctuary ( 250 km/ 3 hrs. 45 min )
After breakfast drive to Kota – Rajasthan’s largest Industrial town situated on the banks of the river chambal. Well known for its famous Kota saris and also for a miniature school of art, which specializes in drawing hunting scenes. Enroute visit Sitamata bird sanctuey- Sitamata Bird sanctuary was once a splendid teak forest under the erstwhile Pratapgarh state and had seen better days with tigers, leopards, sambhar, cheetal, four-horned antelope all in good numbers in the sanctuary. According to local people , the forest was so dense that the sunlight never reached the forest floor. Now the forest lies degraded and most of the teak has been cut and sold in the illegal market, only few old trees remain. In the fringes, the texture is more of a scrub rather than a dry decidous forest. The inside areas are slightly better off with some big trees still remaining. The forest is said to be very rich in medicinal plants and herbs. It is also a good place to see the pagolin. Little Grebe,Little Cormorant, Little EgretCattle Egret, Pond Heron, Woolly-necked Stork, Black Ibis, Northern Shoveled, Northern Pintail, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Shikra, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, Steppe Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Jungle Bush-quail,Grey Junglefowl (calling), Indian Peafowl, Grey Francolin, River Tern,. Rock Pigeon,. Spotted Dove,. Eurasian Collared Dove,. Laughing Dove, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (T.p.chlorigaster), Plum-headed Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet,. Sirkeer Malkoha, Greater Coucal,. Barn Owl, Spotted Owlet, Mottled Wood-Owl, Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus), Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis), Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus),House Swift, Dusky Crag-Martin, White-throated Kingfisher,. Common Kingfisher ,Little Green Bee-eater, Grey Hornbill, Coppersmith Barbet,. Brown-headed Barbet, Streak-throated Woodpecker,. Black-rumped Flameback, White-naped Woodpecker, Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker, Indian Bushlark. On Arrival at Kota check in at hotel. Dinner and over night stay at Hotel.