Ranthambore is one of the largest national parks in northern India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. As well as the tigers which are the main attraction for most people, there is a multitude of other wildlife including more than 300 species of trees, 50 aquatic plants, over 300 species of birds, marsh crocodiles and monitor lizards, and 30 mammals including sloth bear, wild boar, Chinkara, Porcupines and Jackals, Leopards, Jungle cat, Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazelle, Boars, Mongoose and Indian hare. The park is within a day's journey from Delhi.
Day 1 - Travel to Ranthambore
We pick you up from your hotel in Delhi and transfer you to the train station journey on the Kota Jan Shatabdi Express to Sawai Madhopur (approx. 13.20-18.00). The park and your lodge is a short drive from the station.
Overnight at Pugmarks Resort or similar (D)
Days 2 & 3 - Morning & afternoon safaris
You start early this morning for a guided wildlife safari into the park. You travel on a Canter which is an open backed truck which provides good height to see into the bush and forest. Jeep safaris are avaialable as an alternative (limited availability, advance booking required) After some free time over lunchtime, take another safari in the late afternoon in search of other wildlife.
Overnight at Pugmarks Resort or similar (B,L,D)
Day 4 & 5 - Return by train to Delhi
You leave the lodge early to catch the NZM Jan Shatabdi Express back to Delhi (approx. 0705-1230). You then have one night in Delhi and free time before we transfer you to the airport for departure.
Overnight at Delhi hotel (B)
Note: This option is available between October and June. Single room supplements apply. There is a minimum of 2 people required to run this option.