9 day safari

Prices from

£1790

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Explore Ranthambhore tiger reserve and off the beaten track local surroundings

Expert naturalist to accompany you

6 exclusive jeep safaris inside Ranthambhore

Night time drives and boat safaris from Ramathra Fort

Visit to the Taj Mahal and Sikandra at Agra

We 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.

    When to go:
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep

Best time to visit - FEB

Safari Style: BESPOKE WILDLIFE

Day 1

Photo of an Indian train for Ranthambhore tiger safari
Arrive into Delhi and take train to Ranthambhore
On arrival into Delhi International airport you will be met and your car and driver will remain at your disposal to take you for your choice of refreshments/ sightseeing until your transfer to the railway station to board the train to Sawai Madhopur, departs 13:15 and arrives at 18:05 (AC chair class) or departs 16:50 and arrives 20:40 (2nd class AC). You will be met on arrival and transferred to the ‘Ranthambhore Regency’, less than 20 minutes away from the station, rest of evening at leisure

Day 2

Ranthambhore  Fort excursion including lunch
Morning and afternoon safaris with private fort visit.
morning and afternoon safaris inside Ranthambhore National Park, between safaris you will be taken for a guided tour of the cliff-top fort with fantastic views across the park’s main lake.

Accommodation : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 3 & 4

Tigers fighting in Ranthambhore national park
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside Ranthambhore tiger reserve
Ranthambhore tiger reserve is well known for its zone system and many people request Zones 1-5. However, there are now tiger families spread throughout Zones 1-10, so at Wildlife Trails we use up to date sightings information to pick the best zones for you.

Accommodation : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 5

Black Buck Antelope safari near Ranthambhore tiger reserve
Full day to visit cultural or wildlife projects
Make your own choice with a jeep and guide at your disposal; to schools and village projects supported by ‘Tiger Trails Foundation’, a visit to the tribal villages of Devpura where Black Buck Antelope might be spotted in the fields (these are not found inside the park), or Palighat/ Rameshwaram Ghat, looking out for gharial and other wildlife on the Chambal river (including Indian Skimmer), also visiting Mansarovar Lake, good for both dry zone and wetland birds. The villages en route feature some of the best examples of traditional Rajasthani murals.

Accommodation : Ranthambhore Regency

Day 6

off the beaten track night safari
Jeep drive through rural Rajasthan plus an exciting private night time drive for nocturnal wildlife
Travel by jeep with your guide through rural Rajasthan to the stunning ‘Ramathra Fort’, stopping at numerous points of interest. Arrive in time to enjoy the sunset from an unmatched viewpoint or an evening drive looking for nocturnal wildlife

Day 7

Authentic historic Rajasthan hilltop fort
Guided boat trip from Ramathra
morning boat ride from the nearby dam looking for a variety of bird species. Later travel onward to Agra, consider stopping off to view the Taj Mahal at sunset from the opposite bank. Overnight at the ‘Jaypee Palace’

Day 8

sunrise Taj Mahal the best time for photos
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Set your alarm early for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (the most magical time!), and later a guided tour of Agra Fort before travelling back to Delhi via Akbar’s Mausoleum at Sikandra. Overnight at the ‘Bajaj Indian Homestay’

Day 9

Sadly, this is the end of your India tiger safari
Transfer to Delhi international airport for your onward flight

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £1790 based on two people sharing and not including flights

tours taken from October 2020 to June 2021

Includes:

  • £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
  • All meals at wildlife lodges
  • Breakfast in Delhi and Agra
  • All transfers, tours and safaris as listed
  • Services of an expert naturalist

Excludes

  • International Flights and travel insurance
  • Visa Costs
  • Personal drinks
  • Gratuities and Tips

What

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