Natural Terrain - Ranthambore National Park

 

 

Ranthambore National Park 7 Days

Delhi, India

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to the Hotel, de-stress yourself so that you are fresh enough to begin the photo tour. The evening is at your leisure.

Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India is one of the most historic capitals in the world. The city is a rich blend of the old and the new; grand avenues verses crowded lanes; monuments that are the remainders as wells as reminders of its glorious past. Range over and photograph the charming city on a half-day guided tour. This evening we gather with our Tour Leader for a welcome supper and overview of our photography expedition ahead.

Sawai Madhopur / Ranthambore National Park

Drive to the railway station and board the train to Sawai Madhopur, the “Tiger City” of eastern Rajasthan. Originally called the Frontier Mail, this historic passage is among India’s oldest train routes. On arrival we transfer to Dev Vilas, where we spend the next four nights. After a quick lunch we head towards the much awaited destination- Ranthambore National Park for an introductory visit. One of India’s largest and most renowned nature reserves, Ranthambore is famed for its population of approachable tigers. Our explorations take place on early morning and afternoon game drives. In the middle of the day, there’s time to relax at the hotel, enjoy the refreshment of the swimming pool, and visit the Ranthambore Foundation’s School of Art, established in partnership with nearby villages, which supports a women’s craft cooperative.

Ranthambore National Park

Today is the day to take the opportunity to shoot the wildlife in this region. Photographers from around the world have got some of the best shots of the Tiger reserve here.
This park also used to be the hunting ground for the Maharaja of Jaipur. Tucked between the rugged Aravalli and Vindhya hills, the reserve is a broad swath of jungle scrub bordered by steep, rocky ridges and highland plateaus dotted with lakes. The dry deciduous habitat makes it much easier to spot tigers here than in other locations where the vegetation is more dense and lush. In addition to tigers, healthy populations of spotted chital deer, nilgai, jackal, various jungle cats, sambar, chinkara gazelle, wild boar, langur monkeys and rhesus macaques thrive here, as do sloth bear. The park is also home to a considerable number of leopards, though they are shy and tend to stay in higher, more inaccessible areas. More than 300 bird species inhabit the reserve as well, ranging from crested serpent eagles to paradise flycatchers, peacocks and painted storks. While our focus may be tigers, be prepared for a multitude of amazing wildlife photography opportunities!

Delhi / Departure

This morning we transfer to the railway station for our return journey to Delhi. Day rooms are available to us in Delhi before we transfer to the airport for flights home.
Note- you could also add or subtract a few trips to your itinerary. Contact us for a customized itinerary!