Day 1: Delhi - Ranthambore.
You are assisted with check out from your hotel and driven to Delhi’s railway station where you are assisted with boarding the morning Express train to Ranthambore (7:35 am - 12:55 pm). Your Easy Tours Facilitator assists you in getting seated in your assigned seats and gets your luggage ported to the appropriate location above your seats. The facilitator stays with you until the train departs. You are provided with a detailed itinerary of the trains schedule so as to make you comfortable with every step of the journey. Refreshments are served by Indian Railways during this journey - we recommend that you refrain from consuming these, except for the bottled water as you will have been provided with a bagged breakfast. You are greeted at the railway station in Ranthambore and driven to your jungle lodge where you are assisted with your check-in.
All three meals are included at your boutique resort while at Ranthambore.
You are at leisure for the remainder of the day to explore the grounds of your lodge and get ready for the adventure that awaits you tomorrow!
If the train is on time and you are so inclined, we may be able to facilitate a safari for you on this afternoon. The cost of this fourth safari will depend on whether it is shared or exclusive (depending on availability, and it will be payable to our Ranthambore staff).
Since 2006, Easy Tours of India
has tracked the percentage of tiger sightings for our guests in Ranthambore National Park. More than 85% of our guests have had tiger sightings during this period, with many of them getting multiple sightings.
Day 2: Ranthambore.
Covering an area of 410 square kilometers, Ranthambore National Park runs along the eastern spur of the Aravali mountain range until it meets with the Vindhya ranges.
Ranthambore was once the Jaipur rulers' private hunting ground. In 1972 it was declared a Sanctuary and was brought under the Project Tiger Conservation platform. Dry deciduous forest covers most of the park, and the vegetation is lush around the many small lakes and ponds. The open grasslands that are the tiger's favorite terrain account for much of the land on the higher slopes. This varied flora supports a large number of animals including a variety of deer, the sloth bear, the shy caracal, leopards and of course, the tiger.
Enjoy wildlife safaris
into the park in the morning and evening.
In between safaris, you have the option of a guided visit to the Ranthambore Fort.
This excursion does have a fairly steep climb - approximately 700 feet of stairs. The massive Fort is one of the finest examples of the ancient Hindu concept of Vana-Durg, or a fort protected by a jungle. The history of this Fort (originally built in 944 A.D.) is a chronicle full of tales of blood and valor. Successively occupied by the Muslims, Rajputs and Mughals, the insides of the fort today lie partly in ruin. There are superb views of the park to be had from the ramparts. There is an ancient temple located in the fort and it attracts a continuous stream of pilgrims from the surrounding villages. A little note of caution - a large number of aggressive langurs (South Asian monkeys) have made the Fort area their home and it is not advisable to have shiny objects and food visible in your hands as you tour the fort, as it will be snatched away.
Day 3: Ranthambore - Delhi - International Flight.
Enjoy your last safari into Ranthambore in the morning. Return to your hotel after the safari to freshen up and have breakfast. A packed lunch is provided from your hotel for your upcoming journey. You are assisted with your checkout from your hotel and drive to Ranthambore railway station where you are assisted with boarding the Express train to Delhi (12:30 pm - 6:45 pm). Upon your arrival at Delhi you are greeted at the station by an Easy Tours Facilitator & your chauffeur. Depending on when your international flight departs, you may want us to provide you with a room for this day so you can freshen up and rest. This is a good time to do some last minute shopping and/or sightseeing if you are so inclined.
Your vehicle and chauffeur
stay with you (unless you choose to check in to a hotel) until your (usually late evening) assisted check in at the airport.
Our services end at Delhi airport.