Ranthambore National Park



Ranthambore National Park



Tigers of Ranthambore
Fateh, King of the Jungle in Ranthambore National Park


Once the hunting grounds of the royal family of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park is the foremost national park in North India for anyone on the quest to see the Bengal Tiger. Over time the Park's tiger population has increased due to conservations efforts as well as the locals' acknowledging that tiger safaris is a major source of revenue for them and their families. 





Ranthambore National Park, 3.5 hours drive from Jaipur or a 4 to 6 hour train journey from Delhi is the most sought after National Park is North India. Several visitors add this to their itinerary especially if they visit the golden triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Park's tigers such as Machli, Sundari, Ustad, Sultan etc. have been in the media off late thanks to world renowned wildlife photographers, film-makers and conservationists. 

Tigress cubs in Ranthambore
A female cub yawning

The Park is divided in to 10 zones. Zones 1 to 5 are premium zones for which you must book at least 90 days in advance or pay a much higher amount if booking last minute. Zones 6 to 10 do not require advance bookings and cost less as compared to Zones 1 to 5. These days if you're lucky you can see tigers in all the zones.

Three Female Cubs in Ranthambore National Park
Three female cubs in Ranthambore National Park

Watering hole in summer
Fear brings them together

In the past year I have done several trips to Ranthambore and have been lucky to have had a 100% success rate of tiger sightings. A lot of this depends on your safari driver and naturalist. I chose to travel with none other than the best and most experienced ones to take me and my guests whenever I visit tiger haven, Ranthambore.

Jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park
Jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park

Detailed Itinerary (this is just a sample and can be customized):

Day 1
  • Arrive by train or self-drive to Ranthambore National Park (8 hours from Delhi and 3.5 from Jaipur). If arriving by train, let me know so I can arrange to get you picked-up from Sawai Madhopur Train Station.
  • Check in to your hotel, if you arrive before 1:00pm we can do the afternoon safari after having a quick lunch.
  • Post safari, take a much needed dip in the hotel's pool, have a drink or two or get a massage from the spa.
  • Rest, relax and dine in the hotel's restaurant.
Tiger in watering hole
Tiger in watering hole

Day 2:
  • Early morning safari with my experienced driver and naturalist from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM (depart hotel at 5:30 AM).
  • Breakfast after safari in the hotel's restaurant.
  • Buffet lunch in the resort's restaurant.
  • Afternoon safari (3:00 PM to 6:30 PM).
  • Rest, relax, use the pool and dine in the resort's restaurant.
Day 3:
  • If you checked in late on Day 1 and missed the afternoon safari then we will do an early morning safari (depart from hotel at 5:30AM).
  • Alternatively, you can also visit the Ranthambore Fort.
  • Check out from hotel after breakfast.


Tigress in Ranthambore National Park
Tigress hiding behind tall grass

Price:

  • This depends on availability in the hotel, number of people and number of safaris.
Sambar deer resting in watering hole in Ranthambore National Park
Sambar deer

Price Includes:

  • 2 nights / 3 days stay in a 3 or a 4 star hotel in Ranthambore
  • All meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners, including tea/coffee)
  • Jungle safaris in private jeep with knowledgable / expert driver and guide
  • Complimentary bottles of water during safari
  • All taxes

Price excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks at the hotel
  • Transportation from your home city / town to Ranthambore National Park
  • Tips to guide and safari driver
  • Other expenses not mentioned above


Please Note:
  • Wear dull color clothes (brown, grey, olive green) during safaris.
  • There is no guarantee that you will see the above wildlife. The river and / or sanctuary is their habitat and sightings depend on water level in the river, human interference, climatic conditions, weather and other factors, migratory pattern of birds, most of which are beyond your and my control. I will do my best to show you all there is to see. 
  • What to carry during the safari: photo identification, camera, binoculars, warm jacket (in the winter), backpack, sun glasses, cap, vizer, sun block, some cash, and drinking water.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly not permitted in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Please do not throw trash on the floor even if you don't see a trash can. Please ask me and I help to dispose it off properly.
  • To prevent any disturbance to wildlife, I do not permit the use of any call playback to attract birds, feeding or baiting of wildlife. Despite this, if you do and are caught by the authorities or called out by locals or fellow wildlife enthusiasts, then you are entirely on your own - embarrassment, fines and other penalties as per the local laws governing national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are to be borne by you.
  • Due to the remoteness of the location, you may not have access to the kind of amenities, facilities and services that you typically are used to / get in big cities. Please ask me if you have any questions about what or what not to bring with you on this trip. Cell phone network and power supply in the resort may be erratic too. Please bear with us.

 For questions or bookings, contact +919717148483 or email kunal@totravelwith.com

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