Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur District of the colourful desert state of Rajasthan. Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, Ranthambore is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. Once, the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is one of the largest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. And today it is the major wildlife destination that has pulled the attention of many wildlife lovers and photographers. The park derives its name from the hill-top historic fortress which lies within and stands 700 feet above the park. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort, is one of the finest places to view animals in their natural jungle habitat. Lying at the edge of a plateau, it is bounded by the Banas River to the north and by the Chambal River to the south. It’s spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like – the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary.
The Trip starts on Day 01 (Saturday) from Delhi and ends on day 07 (Friday) at Delhi.
Special Guidelines to Book Game drives / Safaris
As per the latest guidelines issued by India wildlife authorities some changes have been made to book any game drive in the park. To reduce the pressure from the park, forest department have reduced the number of jeeps for these game drives, therefore, these drives needs to be booked & paid well in advance. These game drives once booked & paid are non refundable. In order to book these game drives names of all the clients are required along with their latest Passport details. No name change is permitted at later stage once its booked. The park official checks each client’s passport at the park gate while getting in for safari. If you apply for a new passport after booking your game drives, please carry your old passport as well.
Due to these changes in our booking system we strongly suggest you to book these Tiger trips at least 3 – 4 months in advance. We book tickets for all passengers as soon as permits become available, usually 3 months prior to the date of actual game drive.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi & afternoon Train to Ranthambore
We arrive Delhi airport in the morning and transfer to railway station to catch day train to Ranthambore. Arrive Sawai Madhopur (Neighboring town next to Ranthambore Park) in the evening and short transfer to our lodge.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the best locations in India to see these majestic predators. More than in any other park or sanctuary in India, here tigers are easily spotted even during the day time at the edges of these lakes which attract the tiger population. Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors. Hence, Ranthambore is certainly a dream destination for photographers and a visit to this park is a treat for every wildlife enthusiast. (Dinner)
Day 02: Ranthambore National Park (Morning & afternoon game drive)
Early in the morning we go for our first game drive by jeep and have another one later in the afternoon. We usually get 3 -4 hrs free time between these two drives to recover. Besides the jeep driver we also get the services of one forest guides for each drive, who gets on each jeep from the park gate. These forest guides are from the local villages situated in the buffer zone and have very good knowledge of wildlife available in their park and the behavior of the mammals.
The varied topography of Ranthambore provides diversity of habitats for animals like the Boars, Chital, Gazzelle, Indian Hare, Jackal, Leopard, Mongoose, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear, and of course the tiger. (B/fast & Dinner)
Day 03: Ranthambore National Park (Morning & afternoon game drive)
We will again wake up early in the morning and will move out for our third jungle safari (game drive) into the park. Ranthambore has an excellent population of resident as well as migrant birds because it has varied terrain and abundance of water bodies. Some of the birds found here are Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Great Crested Grebe, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Wood Shrikes etc. After the jungle safari, we return to the hotel and have breakfast, served in the restaurant. During afternoon, you may wish to relax or to take the plunge into the pool. Late in the afternoon we leave for our fourth game drive. In the evening, we come back to the hotel and freshen up before taking the dinner. (B/fast & Dinner)
Day 04: Ranthambore National Park (Morning & afternoon game drive)
We will have another two game drives today.
The forest is typically dry deciduous with dhok trees all around being the most prominent tree. The entry point to the Park, goes straight to the foot of the fort and the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the second-largest banyan tree in India. The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Malik Talab are some of the popular lakes here that attract the tiger population. They have been spotted at the edges of these lakes. Old crumbling walls, ruined pavilions, wells, and other ancient structures stand witness to the region’s glorious past. The entire forest is peppered with the battlements and spillovers of the Ranthambore Fort – tigers are said to frequent these ruins, too. (B/fast & Dinner)
Day 05: Ranthambore (Morning visit Ranthambore Fort & afternoon game drive)
Today we have a easy morning and can stay in bed a bit longer. Visit Ranthambore Fort and its ruins, we get beautiful panoramic view of the park from the top. Can spot some birds during our walking and down. On the way back stop near a rural village and have a short walk. Afternoon we will have our last / seventh game drive in the park. Evening dinner in the lodge. (B/fast & Dinner)
Day 06: Ranthambore, Train to Delhi
Early morning short transfer from our lodge to the railway station to catch day train from Ranthambore to Delhi. (Dep: 7.05 hrs / Arr Delhi: 12.30 hrs in the afternoon. Rest the afternoon is free. (Breakfast)
Day 07: Departure Delhi
After breakfast departure transfer to airport to catch flight back home. (Breakfast)
Validity: October 01, 2016 till June 30, 2017
Hotel Category: Mid Range Good Standard Hotels / Lodges
|Cost based on 2 (Two) Pax travelling together|
|Cost based on 4 (Four) Pax travelling together|
Hotel Details with Meal Plan
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