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Tiger safari in Ranthambhore and stay at the historic Ramathra Fort

9 days from £1260* 1 review

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Overview

Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore: Wildlife Trails have been visiting Ranthambhore since 1997 when the owner Allan Blanchard spent a month there looking at conservation projects in the buffer zone areas the park. His fascination and love for the area brought him back many more times, and along with local guides that are now close friends, he has developed many interesting side trips away from the park to help spread the income from tourism further afield. There is a great road from Ranthambhore which takes you to the village of Bhoori Phadi and the small but beautiful Banas River; which forms one of the boundaries of Ranthambhore National Park. There are activities here organised by local people, such as boat and camel safaris and the chance to camp wild for the more adventurous. In addition, you can take a wonderfully rural 4-wheel drive route from Ranthambhore to the imposing Ramathra Fort, and create a tiger safari with a twist. Don’t just go to Ranthambhore with a standard tour operator and stay locked behind your hotel walls when not on safari. Go with Wildlife Trails and see a side of this park and the surrounding country that few get to see.

The historic Ramathra Fort stands on the Daang plateau between Ranthambhore and the Chambal River Valley, with spectacular views of the villages and countryside below.  The surrounding landscape is characterised by a network of gorges, scrubland and small traditional farms, and on evening drives there is a chance to see Indian Fox, Jackal and Hyena. It is just 10 minutes away from a large lake which attracts a wide variety of bird species and on which a leisurely boat safari can be taken.

Itinerary

This is a Private Tour

  1. 1

    Arrive in Delhi and take the day train to Ranthambhore. Overnight at the Ranthambhore Regency.

  2. 2-4

    Three full days of morning and afternoon jeep safaris and a chance to visit the 10th century fort.

  3. 5

    One day will be devoted to another jeep safari and a private excursion for Black Buck Antelope.

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    Early morning transfer to Bhoori Phadi for a birding walk/ boat safari before a scenic jeep drive to Ramathra Fort.

  5. 7

    Early morning birding tour on the Lake, followed by evening drive for nocturnal wildlife.

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    Morning for your own activities then transfer to connect with a train to Delhi. Overnight mid-range hotel.

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    Private transfer to Delhi international airport and connect with your flight home.

Meals

Accommodation: a private tour throughout, good quality tried and tested lodges, with upgrade options on request. All meals included at Ranthambhore and Ramathra, breakfast only in Delhi.

Cost: from £1260 per person based on two sharing OR £1125 based on four (sharing 2 rooms) (excludes international flights)

Dates: 1st October 2016 to 30th June 2017

Note: for best chance to secure seats in smaller jeeps and better zones at Ranthambhore you should plan to book more than 3 months in advance

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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