Experience a Tiger Safari at Ranthambore National Park with the highlights of Northern India

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 31/05/2019
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  • Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s largest and most famous national parks at 1,334 square km, and a fantastic tiger safari location, not only for the sightings but for the fantastic fort and the varied landscapes. It is a wildlife photographer’s dream location!

    Tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India

    Tiger in Ranthambore National Park

    It’s steep rocky hills, dry forest, and grassy fields and lakes make this a fantastic location because of its breathtaking scenery. Your chances of seeing tigers here are relatively high and the park is also home to leopards, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, jackals and crocodiles.

    The best time to visit for tiger spotting is April and May, though the more pleasant months in terms of temperature are February and March.

    Tiger in the water in Ranthambore, India

    Tiger in the water

    There are three lakes at Ranthambore:  Padam Talao, Raj Talao and Milak Talao, where plenty of wildlife congregate. Tigresses and their cubs are often spotted in the Bakaula area.

    The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    The Taj Mahal, Agra

    We recommend combining the Tiger Safari at Ranthambore with our Golden Triangle Tour, as the closest airport is Jaipur, which is three hours by car from Ranthambore. The three cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur make up India’s ‘Golden Triangle’, where there is a wealth of magnificent forts, temples, palaces and culture, the perfect way to get a flavour of Northern India. There’s the Taj Mahal in Agra, the hustle and bustle of Delhi, its markets, temples and forts. Then there’s Jaipur, the ‘pink city’, which is home to the royal family.

    A Tiger Safari in India

    A Tiger

    Suggested itineraries

    Inspired to visit Incredible India and experience a Tiger Safari, as well as some wonderful cities? Here are some itineraries that are perfect.

    The Golden Triangle Plus Tiger Safari

    This 14-night tour is an exciting combination of some of India’s most amazing highlights.

    There’s the Taj Mahal in Agra, the hustle and bustle of Delhi, its markets, temples and forts. Then Jaipur, the ‘pink city’, which is home to the royal family. Next you will enjoy game drives in Ranthambore where you may be lucky enough to see the magnificent tigers. You will also visit Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks with the chance to see a variety of wildlife.

    This is a wonderful tour with plenty to see and do as well as time to relax and unwind.

    Classical India Tour

    This 11-night tour takes you on a journey to all the highlights of northern India, as featured in The Golden Triangle tour, as well as to the fabulous Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers.

    Ranthambore park covers 410 sq km and runs from the easternmost spur of the Aravalis to the Vindhya Range. It has both the old forest and the wildlife sanctuary, also known as Sawai Madhopur, after the town, which is home to some Jain temples with gilded paintings.

    You will also visit Khajuraho, famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings.

    Your last port of call is Varanasi, regarded as the spiritual capital of India. The city draws pilgrims who bathe in the River Ganges’ sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along its winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the ‘Golden Temple,’ dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

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    For more details on our itineraries or to discuss a bespoke itinerary, call Simply India Holidays by Somak on 0208 423 3000 or email india@somak.co.uk and we will be delighted to help you plan your trip to Incredible India.

     

     

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