Ranthambore National Park - Tiger spotting

Tigers and Turrets

Route: Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places in the world to see tigers in the wild, and one of the most attractive nature reserves in Northern India. The park has a nostalgic atmosphere, with hideouts that once belonged to maharajas scattered throughout the park. These hideouts overlook the lakes used as watering holes by sipping gazelles and patrolled by prowling crocodiles. A gigantic fort stands in a proud position on a massive stony outcrop, offering spectacular views over the lakes. If you're lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a tiger during a visit to Ranthambore National Park, as it suns himself behind a rock or disappearing into the forest. Keep your eyes wide open and your fingers firmly crossed on this Ranthambore National Park tour.

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Duration 3 days / 2 nights
Departs daily from Jaipur or Agra.

NOTE: Ranthambore Park is closed from 1 July to 1 October.

Accommodation

Safari style tent or charming hotel in Sawai Madhopur. Comfort Level 3 (see accommodation). 

Price

£245 per person - based on 2 people sharing

Includes

Accommodation in luxury tent with breakfast (non a/c). In May and June, room in safari hotel (with a/c). 2 game drives by 20-seater canter, excursion and transport.

Transport

Private car and canter (20-seater safari vehicle)
Please note: Jeep safaris are occasionally available, subject to availability, at extra cost.

Excludes

International flights.

Day 1: Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park

(Travel time approx. 5-6 hours)

On day one of your trip to Ranthambore National Park, you’ll depart from Jaipur and travel by car to Sawai Madhopur, near to the park. You'll stay in a lovely luxury safari tent with attached bathroom (non a/c) in a rustic resort set amongst landscaped rolling gardens. Alternatively, if you're travelling during May and June, when the weather is at its hottest, you'll stay in a room at a safari hotel, with all-important air-conditioning.

Towards the end of your first day at Ranthambore National Park, your local guide will take you to Ranthambore Fort, a massive structure full of chattering monkeys and bright green parrots. Here, you can listen for the alarm calls of the gazelles and sambar deer below. If you hear them during your India tour, there’s a real chance that a tiger is on the prowl somewhere nearby. The success of the tiger project here is mainly due to the commitment of the local people, who are determined to keep their tiger population alive and growling. The jeep will stop to let the locals offer some souvenirs and you can support the tiger project by buying a memento (if you choose).
Ranthambore National Park - Viewpoint at Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore National Park - Gateway to your safari

Day 2: Ranthambore National Park

At sunrise on day two of your tour through Ranthambore National Park, you’ll set off on your first safari in a Canter (20 seats). If you'd like to upgrade to a jeep safari (usually 6 or so seats), just let our travel specialist know and we'll give you an idea of the additional cost and availability. Tigers often stalk around the lakes at this time for a morning drink so with a little luck, you’ll spot one during the safari. Even without tigers, this India trip is an enchanting experience at dawn. There are atmospheric views of the lakes, lined with animals lapping up the glassy water.

Afterwards, you’ll return to your hotel for lunch and perhaps an afternoon snooze before your evening game drive. You’ll have around a 50/50 chance per safari of spotting a wild tiger (although this varies according to the season), but you’ll certainly encounter gazelles, crocodiles, sambar deer, monkeys and all sorts of other creatures.  

Day 3: Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur

(Travel time approx. 5-6 hours)

Your tour through Ranthambore National Park ends today and you’ll depart from Ranthambore during late morning. You’ll be taken back to the Pink City of Jaipur by car and arrive in the early evening.

From Jaipur, you can continue your journey on to the Wonders of the World with our tour from Jaipur to Agra.

If you'd prefer to head back to Delhi, you could have a break in Delhi and then head off to the mountains via the Golden Temple on our tour from Delhi to Dharamasala module or perhaps fly south to Goa or Kerala.

Ranthambore National Park - Ranthambore Fort

A peek at your accommodation (click to enlarge)

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