Ranthambhore National Park
Ideal location for a Tiger Safari in India
Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s finest conservation areas and an icon of tiger conservation and perhaps the best place to go on tiger safari in India. Located by the town of Sawai Madhopur in the state of Rajasthan, it offers spectacular access to tigers, leopards, sloth bears, jackals, striped hyenas, desert fox, palm civets, crocodiles, and a strong prey base of spotted deer, Indian gazelle, sambhar, and nilgai (Asia’s largest antelope.)
Sawai Madhopur was built in the 18th century, but within Ranthambhore National Park lies the 10th century fortress of Ranthambhore. It was an important stop on the ancient trade routes that connected Asia. The great fortress is a World Heritage Site. The many associated ruins scattered through the national park provide spectacular backdrops for tiger portraits to lucky photographers. Truly the best tiger safari in India.
Much of the area of Ranthambhore National Park were the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Today, it offers one of India’s best locations for spotting tigers in the wild. Its iconic scrub-land and dhok forests provide a stunning setting to view Indian wildlife. Ranthambhore National Park sits between the ancient Aravalli Range and the Vindhya hills. It is a broad area of jungle scrub. The terrain is diverse with rocky ridges and cliffs, and plateaus with lakes. Over 300 species of plants grow in the area, dominated by dry deciduous forest. A haven for tiger safari in India.
Bespoke Tiger Safari in India
Voygr crafts an exquisite tiger safari in India using a few spectacular properties and combining them with the regions best tiger teams: exceptional drivers, trackers, and naturalists. Our bespoke journeys can combine a few days around Rajasthan – maybe a visit to Jaipur to take in the rich history of the state’s capital, a few days at Jawai Bandh for the Indian Leopard and then a few days of safari at Ranthambhore. Or combine the Tiger, the Indian Leopard and the Snow Leopard on two week custom itinerary that gets 3 of India’s most iconic cats.
Most guests choose to do at least three days in Ranthambhore. For optimal sightings, we recommend an all day permit that provides a less restrictive experience and a much higher chance of memorable sightings.
Typical Itinerary for a Tiger Safari in India
Our expedition planners will work with you to craft your ideal tiger safari in India. Here’s what a sample itinerary may look like.
Most guests choose to fly from New Delhi to Jaipur on the first day. They often stay at exquisite and historic palace properties such as the Taj Rambagh Palace. The day is spend exploring the “pink city” of Jaipur, known for its light yellow and pink sandstone architecture. Excursions to the 16th century Amer Fort, the old city, and the myriad temples around town are arranged for an interesting dive into Rajput and Mughal history and an understanding of live in today’s India.
On the second day, guests transfer by road (3 hours) to Sawai Madhopur, the town that borders Ranthambhore National Park. Here guests stay at one of the exceptional luxury camps that provide iconic stays such as SUJÁN’s SherBagh, Oberoi’s Vanyavilas, and the Aman-i-Khas.
Three of four days are spent exploring Ranthambhore National Park on game drives during the day and relaxing evenings by the pool, at the bar, or getting a massage at the incredible spas. We pair luxurious stays with productive safaris by using some of the best tiger trackers in the country.
Let us know how we can craft your perfect tiger safari.
Group Departure : Tiger Safari in India
(Extension to Snow Leopard Expedition)
A tiger safari to Ranthambhore is the perfect pairing to a snow leopard expedition in the very north of India. Our group departures for tigers are scheduled around our snow leopard departures. However, you don’t need to be on a snow leopard expedition in order to book one of these departures. All fixed departure itineraries are capped at 4 passengers per safari vehicle (can hold 6). The total group is restricted to 7 guests and 1 safari leader with 2 vehicles. Guests also have the option of purchasing two seats in a safari vehicle to have a whole row to themselves if photography is a priority.
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