Inside the Tiger's Fortress

Weather

Climate in India varies greatly, from the arid deserts of Rajasthan to the cool highlands of Assam, allegedly the wettest place on earth. But basically India has a three-season year - the hot, the wet and the cool. The heat starts to build up on the northern plains around February and by April it becomes quite hot. The first signs of the monsoon appear in May, with high humidity, short rainstorms and violent electrical storms. The monsoon rains begin around June in the extreme south and sweep north to cover the whole country by early July. The main monsoon comes from the southwest, but the southeastern coast is affected by the short and surprisingly wet northeastern monsoon, which brings rain from mid-October to the end of December. The main monsoon ends around October, and India's northern cities become crisp at night in December. In the far south, where it never gets cool, the temperatures are comfortably warm rather than hot.

What To Pack
  • Safari Hats
  • Clothing in neutral colors
  • A safari jacket
  • Comfortable safari shoes
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras, Lenses, Memory Cards, batteries and lens cleaner
  • Small bean bag
  • Plug adaptors
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Passport
  • Guide books
  • Your itinerary

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  • Sightseeing in New Delhi
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Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 1,835.00

Luxury: $ 2,200.00


*Price based on 2 Adults travelling together

"Inside the Tiger’s Fortress" takes you to the two most famous tiger reserves in India, Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh. Both of them are named after the Historcal Forts located within the tiger reserves. Once a symbol of power and supremacy, these imposing forts are now deserted. But these forts have new occupants, the king of the Jungle “Tiger”.  Read below for more details on this India Tiger Safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in New Delhi

Meet and greet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport by The Earth Safari representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing be driven to your city hotel for check-in.

 

Overnight at Hotel

Meals:  None 

Day 2:
New Delhi - Ranthambore National Park

This early morning, you will be transferred to the H Nizamuddin Railway station to board Golden temple express for Sawai Madhopur departing Delhi at 0740hrs

 

Upon your arrival at 1305hrs you will be met by our local representative and transfer to your jungle resort in Ranthambore national Park one of the world famous and most renowned national park in Northern India. It is located in the southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 180 km from Jaipur. It covers an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones.

Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Ranthambore Fort is a formidable fort and has been a focal point of historical developments of Rajasthan. This fort is known for the glory and valor of brave Hammir dev of Chauhan dynasty. Surrounded today by the famous Ranthambore National Park, which was formerly the hunting grounds for the Maharajahs of Jaipur before Indian independence.

Later after sumptuous lunch at the resort, you will   set out for afternoon jeep safari to seek the treasures of this Tigers territory. 

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3:
Ranthambore National Park

Your day starts early morning wakeup call and tea before you head on early morning Game drive. Our local naturalists are extremely knowledgeable about park and the tiger movements since they grew up there and spent many years working as a naturalist. Having a couple of days ensures tiger sightings and if you are lucky may catch a glimpse of them playing, hunting, sleeping and drinking.  Return late morning to the lodge where the hot breakfast awaits you. Relax in your room or by the pool side a perfect treat for the hot day.  Later after lunch head on for the afternoon game drive. A treat for every wildlife and nature lover, watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:
Ranthambore National Park

Early morning wakeup call followed by tea and head for morning game drive. A treat for every wildlife and nature lover, excellent oppotunity to watch tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life Return late morning to the lodge where the hot breakfast awaits you. Relax in your room or by the pool side a perfect treat for the hot day.  Later after lunch head on for second game drive. 

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:
Ranthambore - New Delhi

Following your morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to Sawai Madhopur railway station to board Golden Temple express departing Sawai Madhopur at 1200 hrs.  

Upon arrival in Delhi at 1800hrs, you will be met and transfer to you hotel in the city.

 

Overnight at the Hotel 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6:
Delhi - Bandhavgarh National Park

This early morning, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your morning flight to Jabalpur where you will be met by our local representative and driven to Bandhavgarh National Park.

 

On the top of a lofty mountain are the ruins of the majestic Bandhavgarh Fort (from which the Park derives its name), a monument that once stood proud in the desolate wilderness. People still talk of the hidden treasures and the spirits of the dead that guard the fort from evil eyes. The fort that dates back to almost 2000 years is now history in ruins. It is mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures as a fort gifted by Lord Ram to his dearest brother Laxman. Hence the name (Bandhav means brother in Hindi).

 

Bandhavgarh National Park is a park with a rich historical past. Prior to becoming a national park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas and their guests.  It has the highest density of Bengal tigers known in the world, and is home to some famous named individual tigers. Charger, an animal so named because of his habit of charging at elephants and tourists (whom he nonetheless did not harm), was the first healthy male known to be living in Bandhavgarh since the 1990s. The female tigress called Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geographic, is considered the most photographed tiger in the world. The 105 km² of park area open to tourists was reported to have 22 tigers, a density of one tiger for every 4.77 km². (Population estimation exercise 2001). The population of tigers in the park in 2012 is about 44-49. There is a saying about the Park that goes: "In any other Park, You are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don't see (at least) one."

 

Later after relaxing lunch at the resort you will set out for afternoon jeep safari to seek the treasures of this Tigers territory. 

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7:
Bandhavgarh National Park

You have two full days to explore Bandhavgarh National park. Your day starts with morning wake up call, followed by tea, before you head on for the morning game drive. Our local naturalists are extremely knowledgeable about park and the tiger movements since they grew up there and spent many years working as a naturalist. Having a couple of days ensures tiger sightings and if you are lucky may catch a glimpse of them playing, hunting, sleeping and drinking. return late morning, and enjoy hot breakfast.  Relax or enjoy the natural beauty round. later in the afternoon after lunch head on for the day's second game drive

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8:
Bandhavgarh National Park

Wake up  with the morning wake-up call, followed by tea, before you head on for the morning game drive.into th tiger reserve, the natural abode of the variant of wild species. Catching the amazing glimpses of these majestic creatures are incredible. A closer look to  the royal tigers and making a safe and visible glare  will complete your jungle safari in a true sense.return Late morning, and enjoy hot breakfast.  Relax or enjoy the natural beauty round. later in the afternoon after lunch around 3pm head on for the day's second game drive.   

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9:
Bandhavgarh - New Delhi - Departure

Following your morning game drive and breakfast you will be driven to Jabalpur for your flight to Delhi.  Upon arrival you will be transffered to the International airport in time to board your flight back home. Depart India with exciting and sweet memories of your wildlife trip to India.

 

Meals: Breakfast

End of Safari

Our Choice Of Lodges, Camps & Hotels
Destination Standard Luxury High-End
New Delhi Hotel Iris park
The Hans Plaza
Le Meridien, New Delhi
The Maidens
The Oberoi
Taj Palace
Ranthambore National Park Ranthambhore Regency
Ranthambhore Kothi
Dev Vilas
Fort Nahargarh
Tree House Anuraga
Khem Vilas
Sherbagh
Oberoi Vanyavilas
Bandhavgarh National Park Nature Heritage Resort
Infinity Resort
Kings Lodge
Bandhav Vilas
Tree House Hideaway
Mahua Kothi - Taj Safaris
Samode Safari Lodge

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Inclusions
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Meeting & Assistance by The Earth Safari representative at Airports & Railway Stations.
  • All park entrance fees and game drives
  • Full board accommodation as specified
  • All airport transfers
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to places of visits including Monuments and Museums if any as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water during the safari
  • All Game Drives in an open 4X4 Safari vehicle.
  • All transfers and sightseeing in a chauffeur driven AC Luxury vehicle.
  • Applicable government taxes 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare and Taxes.
  • Optional activities like boat rides, cultural visits, walking safaris, etc.
  • Extras at the lodges or tented camps i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any other item not included in itinerary 

Important Notes
  • Quoted prices are indicative only
  • Flights & Trains costs included in the itinerary are based on advance purchase fares. These are subject to change and availability
  • Bandhavgarh National Park is closed for afternoon safari on Wednesdays.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to change the hotels, lodges to similar category in case of no availability.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to reroute the itinerary in case of non-availability of Flight / Train tickets, or other reasons of similar nature.
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed onto you.
  • There are limited safari vehicles allowed to enter in the national parks and are most difficult to book at a short notice. Please book your tour much in advance
  • The published price is not applicable during the Christmas and New Year period.
  • Check-in and check-out time at all hotels is 12 noon unless otherwise specified.
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