India Tiger Safari – Ranthambore and Tadoba - 8 Days

Introduction

India Tiger Safari – Ranthambore and Tadoba will help you witness the beauty and different shades of the wild. Explore the rich forest, home to varied species of birds, animals and plantations. We bring to you a thrilling experience of the jungle safari in the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas –Ranthambore National Park and the true land claimed by the Big Cat and the magnificent Barasingha –Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. We bring you a personalized 7 nights and 8 day itinerary filled with lots of adventurous extravaganzas.

Adventure

Fitness Level

Culture

Duration: 8 days

Activities: 10 Jungle safaris, Ranthambore Fort Visit, Village Visit at Ranthambore

Tour starts from: New Delhi and Ends at: New Delhi

Destinations covered: Ranthambore, Tadoba

Grade: Medium. The travelers would have to climb stairs to reach the Ranthambore Fort.

Season: Mid November to mid June

Weather: 

Months Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-June Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec
Temp (Min) °Celsius  9 17 24 21  18 10
Temp (Max) °Celsius 26 38 41 34 34 30

Elevation: 200-505 metres

Focus Mammals: Royal Bengal Tiger

Other Attractions: Ranthambore Fort and Villages of Ranthambore

Day 1: Arrival at New Delhi & departure for Ranthambore

Welcome! Our representative will receive you at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, who will bring you at the hotel. Relax during the day or you may go for a sightseeing. In the afternoon or evening, board the train to Sawai Madhopur (closest station to Ranthambore).

Delhi: Located in the northern part of India, Delhi is known as the third largest city, with a population of 10 million people. The main languages spoken here are Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and English. Delhi is also a major travel gateway and is one of the busiest entrance points for overseas airlines, being a major link to all other northern and southern cities.

Once you reach Sawai Madhopur, check in at the resort.

Sawai Madhopur: It is a city situated in Rajasthan, and is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Ranthambore Fort. Sawai Madhopur as a city was planned and named by Maharaja Sawai Madhopur under his name.

You may choose to relax or use facilities at the resort such as Ayurvedic Massage, Steam, and swimming pool (depending on the in-house facilities). In the evening, attend cultural programs at your resort with a sumptuous dinner.

Day 2-3: Morning and evening Jungle Safari in Ranthambore.

You will start your day with a morning Jungle Safari. Come back to the resort for breakfast and rest. After freshening up and lunch, leave for evening safari.

Ranthambore National Park

Once upon a time, the national park used to be the hunting ground of the Maharajas of the Jaipur. Now, it is considered to be one of the biggest and recognized parks of India. It brings a lot of wildlife tourism for the love of the wild and photography. The park is divided into 10 tourism zones featuring unique topography. Interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus, meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals; the park is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River.

Though one shall be in constant search for Tigers, you can also look out for some pugmarks, listening to all the sounds, in a hope of hearing any alarm call by the prey. You will also enjoy innumerable species of birds and animals such as Spotted Deer, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Wild Boar etc. present in the park. During the safaris, you can also get familiar with the varied flora which is present here, such as Dhok, Mango, Jamun, Gum, Kadam, Khajur, Khair, Karel, Mahua, Salar and etc.  Ranthambore also has one of the largest Banyan trees in India.

After returning from safari, spend the evening at leisure. After dinner, retire for the day. You have an overnight stay at the resort (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Visit to the Fort and village, evening safari. Board overnight train for Nagpur.

In the morning, leave from resort to visit Ranthambore Fort and the rural village. Come back to the resort and rest.

Ranthambore Fort

It was built in 944 AD, this massive fort is situated between the Vindhya Plateau and Aravalli Hills. Ranthambore Fort is a must visit for an archeological enthusiast, who would definitely enjoy everything, this historic monument has to offer. Spread across 7 km. has many Hindu and Jain temples, and a mosque. You can reach the fort by open gypsy available at Ranthambore or by private vehicles too, but be prepared to take the stairs to enter the Fort. You will spot three artificial lakes inside the fort that solely rely on water harvesting for supply.
Post lunch, leave for evening safari. After dinner, check-out and leave for Nagpur by an overnight train.

Day 05: Arrival in Nagpur & drive to Tadoba.

Welcome! You arrive at the Nagpur Railway Station. You will be driven to Tadoba (3 hrs drive) and check-in at the resort. Freshen up and have lunch. You may choose to relax or use facilities at the resort from any of the activity (depending on the in-house facilities).

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
It is located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is known as one of the oldest and largest National Park. It is a natural habitat to more than 43 Tigers as per the last census count in 2010. The area is highly populated by the Gond Tribe. Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, forms the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve. Often called to be ‘The Jewel of Vidharba’, it offers infinite sighting of numerous wildlife, trees and plants.

Retire for the day, post dinner. (Meals included Lunch and dinner)

Day 6-7: Morning and evening safari at Tadoba.

Your morning will start with the jungle safari and after that you will return to the resort to freshen up. Have breakfast and you may relax yourself. Post lunch, and some resting time, you will head to the woods again for an evening safari.

It is also famous for being the best Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra and among top reserves including Ranthambore. The topography of Tadoba comprises of hills which are covered with forest and bamboo. There lies river beds and grassy meadows which provides habitat to many life forms. Andhari River, Kolsa Lake, Telia Dam and Tadoba Lake are the support system of the park which provides water to the ecosystem, and there are water holes too, in which water remains throughout the year, nourishing their natural habitat. Tadoba is immensely rich in avifauna (birds). Every year, lots of migratory birds visit this forest. The most famous ones are Comb Duck, Cotton Teals, Crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Northern Pintail, Brahminy Duck, Black Eagle, Indian Pitta, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher to name a few. One can also get awed by the view of more than 70 species of butterflies which are found here.

After returning to resort, evening at leisure. Dinner & retire for the day.
(Meals included Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 08: Morning Safari, check out and drive to Nagpur. Fly to Delhi

After spending the last three days of your thrilling experience in the midst of the wood and jungle; the last morning of the trip will start comfortably with an exciting safari. Post breakfast, you will check-out from the resort. You will be driven to Nagpur for your scheduled departure back to Delhi.

 

We believe you will have an exciting and memorable journey with us. We are sure you will take some beautiful captures in your camera to share with your loved ones.

Trip Notes

  • There can be a change(s) in the aforementioned itinerary due to unforeseen and unfortunate reasons/events, keeping best interests of travelers in mind. Execution of the services would hence depend upon the then possibilities.
  •  Safari timings and duration differ according to the destination and season of travel. For eg , in Ranthambore, the summer morning jeep safari starts at 6 am – 9:30 am; in autumns timings will be 6:30 am – 10 am; in winters 7 am – 10:30 am. The evening safari timings would differ similarly.
  • This itinerary is focused towards tiger sighting . Let us know if your inclination is more towards bird watching, we shall provide you with a birding naturalist as well.
  • Travel Guide: The pre-departure guidebook will be mailed after the confirmation of your booking.
  • Customization of the mode of transport can be done as per the
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