Experience the heart of the Indian jungle on this 2-night Ranthambore National Park safari. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned train from Delhi, plus single, twin or triple-share accommodations at a 3-star hotel (Ankur Resort, Raj Palace or Siris) in Ranthambore are included.
Day 1: Delhi – Ranthambore After hotel pickup in Delhi at night, you’re transferred to the railway station to board the overnight train for Ranthambore. Relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned sleeper car as you ride the rails for about 7.5 hours to your destination.
Overnight: Overnight train from Delhi to Ranthambore
Day 2: Ranthambore (L, D)On arrival by train in the early morning, you’re driven to Ranthambore National Park for your 3-hour jungle safari in a shared Jeep. Enjoy a thrilling game drive over national park terrain, accompanied by a trained naturalist.
Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife destination that has garnered the attention of photographers and animal lovers. The forests around the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort — once the private hunting grounds of the maharajas of Jaipur — were established by the Indian government as a game sanctuary in 1955. Declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973, Ranthambore became a national park in 1980 and remains an outstanding example the country’s conservation efforts.
The park is notably one of the best locations in India to see Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Your vehicle moves along special routes where tiger sightings are most common. The tigers can be spotted easily, even during the daytime, as they roam around, bask in the sun, hunt and care for their young ones. In addition to these large jungle cats, the park is also home to a gamut of other animal species such as jackals, mongooses, sloths, bears, peacocks, gazelles and wild boars.
After your game drive, head to your accommodation and check in before you’re treated to lunch at your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a second 3-hour jungle safari in a Jeep before returning to the hotel for dinner and an evening at your leisure.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Ranthambore
Day 3: Ranthambore – Delhi (B)Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, with free time to spend until your afternoon transfer to the railway station for the return train trip to Delhi. (You can purchase a packed lunch from your hotel to take with you.) On arrival in Delhi, you’re picked up and transferred to your chosen hotel.