Rhinos, Tigers and Asiatic Lions

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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Duration

15 Days & 14 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 3,310.00

Luxury: $ 4,065.00

Rhinos, Tigers and Asiatic Lions itinerary integrates the most popular national parks of India. Kaziranga National Park is a national park is in the northeast state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India popular for its tiger population and frequent tiger sighting during the day time. Sasan Gir is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion is this forested, hilly, 1412-sq-km sanctuary and simply driving through the thick, undisturbed forests would be a joy along with the excitement of lions and other wildlife to spot. 

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 the Hotel

Meals:  None 

Day 2:
New Delhi - Full Day Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, head on for full day guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. First we will be visit Old Delhi, build by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shanjehan known as Shahjehanabad during Mughal rule.  Here you will  first visit the largest Mosque of Asia Jama Masjid  and there upon enjoy rickshaw ride  through the narrow bylanes of Shahjehanabad , will give you an glimpse of the bygone era, followed by visit to and Red fort build by the same emperor.  Later visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.  Than have lunch at city restaurant. After Lunch, you visit Humayun Tomb- also called precursor of Taj Mahal, followed by drive through the Luyten Delhi, where you will have glimpse of  British era,  with short stop at India gate, memorial built in the memory of Soldiers who died in First world war. Lastly visit Qutab Minar, the tallest and famous towers in the world, also famous for its architecture, history, design.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 3:
New Delhi - Fly to Guwahati - Drive to Kaziranga National Park

Today early morning you will be transferred to airport with packed breakfast to board your flight to Guwahati, there upon you will be met and driven to Kaziranga national park (220km /4 1/2 hr). (Lunch at own cost)


Kaziranga National Park – declared a world heritage site covering about 430 square kilometers. It stretches for 40 kilometers (25 miles) in length from east to west, and is 13 kilometers (8 miles) wide. It hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned rhinoceros. Kaziranga also boasts the highest density of tigers among the protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Though sighting of tigers are difficult due to the tall grasses which provides an excellent camouflage, their presence can be felt everywhere by way of pug marks, kills and territorial markings. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer.


Upon arrival, check in to you jungle lodge.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Days 4 & 5:
Kaziranga National Park

Early morning you will be taken for one hour elephant safari between 5.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. Return for breakfast and around 11am head on for jeep safari into the Kaziranga national park. Return for lunch and after relaxing for some time around 2pm head on for day’s second jeep safari into the national park.

 

You have two full days to explore wildlife of Kaziranga National park by Elephant & Jeep Safaris.  The wildlife includes wild elephants, tiger, buffaloes, gaur, monkeys, deer’s, otters, badgers, leopards, and wild boar? The birdlife is also impressive. Thousands of migratory birds arrive at the park every year, from distant lands as far away as Siberia.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:
Kaziranga - Drive to Guwahati - Fly to New Delhi

After breakfast you will be transferred to Guwahati airport to board your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 7:
New Delhi - Ranthambore National Park

Today after an early breakfast, you will be transferred to H Nizamuddin railway station to board morning train to Sawai Madhopur. Upon arrival at 1300, you will be met and transferred to Ranthambore National park

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.

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

 

Days 8 & 9:
Ranthambore National Park

You have two full days to explore Ranthambore National park.  You 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 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, around 3 pm 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 10:
Ranthambore - Drive to Jaipur - Fly to Mumbai

Following to your morning game drive and breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur airport to board your evening flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met and transfer to you hotel in Mumbai.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 11:
Mumbai - Fly to Diu - Drive to Gir National Park

After leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to domestic airport to board the afternoon flight to Diu. Upon arrival at Diu, you will be met and driven to Sasan Gir National park (100km/2hrs).


Gir is the oldest sanctuaries, and is synonymous with the majestic Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica). The only place in India to see this animal and saving the endangered species, which was at the threshold of extinction in the start of the twenty-first century, by providing it a more secured habitat. The Gir ecosystem falls in Biogeography Zone-4 (the semi arid) and Biogeography Province 4-B. Gujarat Rajwara is the last remaining abode of the Asiatic Lion, Panthera leo persica. The Government of Gujarat has declared an area of 1412.1 sq km as Protected Area (PA) which comprises 258.7 sq km as National Park and 1153.4 sq km as Sanctuary. Besides this 470.5 sq km of forest area forms a buffer Zone as reserve, protected and unclassified forest. Thus, a total area of 1882.6 sq km makes up the Gir forest.


Upon arrival, check in to you jungle resort.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 12 & 13:
Gir National Park

You have two full days to explore Gir National Park.

Your day starts with morning wake-up call and morning tea, than head on for morning game drive. Late morning return to your lodge, where hot breakfast awaits you. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty around. After delicious lunch in the afternoon, around 3 pm head on for the second Game drive of the day.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14:
Gir National Park - Drive to Diu - Fly to Mumbai

Following to your final game drive and breakfast you will be driven to Diu Airport (100 Km/ 2½ hrs) for your flight to Mumbai

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the airport hotel in Mumbai.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

 

 

Day 15:
Departure

Today you will be driven to 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 The Hans
The Iris Park
The Maidens
Le Meridian

The Oberoi
Taj Palace Hotel
Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore Regency
Ranthambore Kothi
Dev Vilas
Fort Nahargarh
Tree House Anuraga
Sawai Madhopur Lodge
Khem Vilas
Sherbagh
Oberoi Vanya Vilas
Kaziranga National Park Infinity Resorts
United 21 Grassland Resorts
Iora - The Retreat
Diphlu River Lodge
Gir Forest National Park Gir Jungle Lodge
Gir Birding Lodge
Lion Safari Camp
The Fern Gir Forest Resort
Lion Safari Camp
The Fern Gir Forest Resort
Mumbai Suba Galaxy
Ramee Guestline
Holiday Inn
Sun-n-Sand Hotel

Taj Mahal Palace & Towers
The Oberoi

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Inclusions
  • Domestic Airfare & Train fare.
  • 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 road 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 & Train’s costs included in the itinerary are based on advance purchase fares. These are subject to change and availability.
  • 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 the New Year period.
  • Check-in and check-out time at all hotels is 12 noon unless otherwise specified.
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