Thanks TSIVipul and Auto_Pilot for the suggestions. Completed the trip to Bharatpur today. Enjoyed thoroughly!
Initial plan was for Sunday but I didn't want to travel that long without an ICE Setup, so the plan was postponed to Wednesday. One of the friends could not join at the end moment, but we were already late and postponed it to Thursday. Started at 7.00AM from Gurgaon, reached Faridabad and took the Mathura road (towards Mathura) and went past Palwal, Hodal and Kosi. Going towards Delhi traffic after reaching Faridabad for Yamuna Expressway didn't make sense and we decided for the Mathura Road route. Took a break at CCD Outlet on the way, roads were so-so after Palwal but traffic was less which allowed for a good hard-footed driving. We had already clearly stated that no one would go past 100 kmph. After the flyover next to Gurudev Ashram, had to ask the locals for the route as none of us had Navigation systems (expect mobile phones). Reached Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary by 10.30 AM, as we lost way once inside Bharatpur due to a local shopkeeper's confusion regarding Bharatpur Resort and Sanctuary!
Parked the cars, took a rickshaw ride through the jungle and saw lots of birds and some wild animals also. This season was for spotting migratory birds and the local guide did the job of explaining about the birds very well. Spent the entire day there, ate from a nearby restaurant (forgot the name!) and reached the Shiva Temple and then Hanuman Temple with some atta for the turtles. The Pujari made atta balls and large turtles started approaching the steps from the water for the treat. The DSLR was put to good use today. We also went to Lohagarh Fort, which was more of a museum and is not more than 3 km from Bharatpur Sanctuary. Started the return journey at 5.30PM through the same route and reached Gurgaon just now at 9 PM, after getting held up at Palwal due to small traffic jams and more dense traffic.
Kms at the Start : 37,027 km
Kms at the End : 37,454 km
Fuel Used (Tankfull method) : 35.75 L
FE (Spoilt due to spirited drive in the morning) : 11.943 kmpl
Total Distance Covered : 427 km
The other Swift also delivered similar FE figures, and clocked just about 5k km at the end of the journey. It was great for a first trip, and we enjoyed thoroughly. I don't think Neemrana would have provided a better experience than this. We were in fact short of time as there were so many places to visit.