Head into the depths of the jungle on this 2-night Ranthambore National Park safari that puts you up close to the country’s biggest wild cats. Enjoy round-trip transportation from Delhi in the comfort of an air-conditioned train, plus single, twin or triple accommodation options at a 3-star hotel in Ranthambore.
Day 1: Delhi—TanthamboreYour friendly guide will collect you from your Delhi hotel for an evening rail ride to Ranthambore. Kick back and relax for the 7.5-hour journey and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of your sleeper car.
Overnight: Overnight train from Delhi to Ranthambore
Day 2: Ranthambore (L, D)Your train will arrive in the early morning. Your friendly driver will meet you upon arrival and whisk you away to Ranthambore National Park for a 3-hour jungle safari in a shared jeep. A trained naturalist will explain the wonders of this park during your exciting and informative game drive.
Photographers and nature lovers have made Ranthambore National Park a destination for those seeking complete escape from India’s more urban centers. The lush forest is home to the Ranthambore Fort, and once served as the private hunting grounds for the maharajas of Jaipur. In 1955 Ranthambore became a game sanctuary and later, in 1980, it was officially named a national park.
Today, this massive jungle highlights India’s impressive conservation efforts and remains one of the best locations to spot Bengal tigers in the wild. You guide and driver will transport you along special routs where tigers can be spotted both day and night. See these beautiful creatures bask in the sun, hunt with their young and lounge after a satisfying meal in the shade. Get up close to other wildlife, too, like peacocks, bears, gazelles, sloths and wild boars.
Once you’ve completed your game drive, check into the hotel before enjoying a traditional lunch and a bit of down time. Head out on another 3-hour jungle drive before returning to your accommodations for dinner and a quiet evening of relaxation in nature.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Ranthambore
Day 3: Ranthambore—Delhi (B)Savor breakfast in your hotel and relax in the comfort of your accommodations before an afternoon transfer to the train station for the trip back to Delhi. (Sack lunch can be bought at the hotel for your trip.) Meet your driver upon arrival for a ride to your Delhi hotel.