In Search of the Bengal Tiger
5 nights / 6 days
Commencing: 06 October 2019
Cost per person sharing: US$2,550
Single room supplement: US$ 375
Domestic airfare, Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi US$ 95
According to a report produced by the WWF, the global population of tigers in the world is estimated to be around 3,890; of these, 2,200 live in India. This makes India the best destination in the world to view this majestic big cat in its natural habitat.
We have planned this program to guarantee you a sighting of the elusive tiger.
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve today is so popular with the tourists that the park officials have divided the area open to tourists into 10 tourists zone in order to reduce the concentration of tourists in one region of the park. The park also now allows a limited number of jeeps into the park for a full day safari without being tied to zone restrictions. This short safari takes advantage of full day drives and we are confident that we can show you the Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat
Day 1: 6th October 2019
Arrive in Delhi. Group participants will arrive from various destinations today so no activities are planned. Overnight in Delhi.
NOTE: Optional activities within the city can be organized – at additional cost – for those who arrive early.
Day 2: 7th October 2019
With everyone rested from their long journey, we take a train this afternoon from Delhi – Sawai Madhopur (1300-1800). Evening is at leisure. Overnight will be at Ranthambhore Kothi
Day 3: 8th October 2019
We begin exploring Ranthambhore tiger reserve this morning. The plan is to spend the whole day inside the park where a full day permit allows us access to all zones. Our safari ends at about 1800 when we return to the lodge.
Day 4: 9th October 2019
Today we have planned two regular safaris in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, this will give you some time to rest and unwind in between as well.
Day 5: 10th October 2019
Half day in the park, with access to all zones. We return to the lodge for lunch and you have the afternoon to relax and unwind.
In the evening we visit Surwal Lake for birding. Located at the edge of the park Surwal also attracts other wildlife, including the Bengal Tiger.
Day 6: 11th October 2019
We take our last jeep safari this morning and return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch we check-out and transfer by road to Jaipur, from where we catch a flight to Delhi and connect on to your international flights.
Park & Accommodation
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
The exact origin of the Ranthambore fort is still disputed but it is generally accepted that there was a settlement at the site of the Fort, as far back as the 8th century A.D.
Since, the Ranthambhore Fort controlled the trade routes between North India and Central India, it was highly coveted by the rulers of North India. During 1300 AD, Ala-ud-din Khilji, the ruler of Delhi sent his army to capture the Fort. After three unsuccessful attempts, his army finally conquered the Ranthambhore Fort in 1301 and ended the reign of the Chauhans. In the next three centuries the Ranthambore Fort changed hands a number of times, until Akbar, the great Mughal emperor, finally took over the Fort and dissolved the State of Ranthambore in 1558. The fort stayed in the possession of the Mughal rulers till the mid 18th century.
The park today is divided into 10 zones for the tourists. Zones 1-5 are the ones that are the most sought after due to the higher probability of tiger sightings in these zones. These zones remain closed during the monsoon months whereas zones 6-10 remain open throughout the year.
Located just outside the national park, Ranthambhore Kothi’s 28 guest bungalows nestle among thick vegetation beside a small lake. From this tranquil setting it is just a short drive to the tiger reserve and your encounter with India’s majestic big cats.
What is included:
- Accommodation – 5 nights – 1 night in Delhi & 4 nights in Ranthambhore
- Meals – Breakfast in Delhi & Full Board in Ranthambhore Kothi.
- 4 jeep safaris in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
- All safaris will be led by an English speaking naturalist provided by the lodge.
- All road transfers will be by air-conditioned Toyota Innova
What is not included:
- Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc. unless otherwise specified.
- Any airfare or airport taxes (domestic flight Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi quoted separately above)
- Camera Fees (if applicable)
- Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Anything listed as optional.
- Significant escalation in fuel prices, new taxes,levies on hotels and transportation services or any increases in entrance fees.