Nestled amidst mountains and bound by the rivers Chambal and Banas lies the land of tigers commonly known to be Ranthambore National Park. The picturesque forests of Ranthambore are India’s largest dry deciduous forests. Couple that with the easy sightings of the majestic royal Bengal tiger and you have what is easily one of the best destinations for any wildlife photographer to visit.
There is a beautiful irony in the fact that the vast expansive lands of Ranthambore were once the famous hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Dotted with ancient ruins of empires that once were, Ranthambore is also home to a variety of fauna, such as leopards, caracals, rusty spotted-cats, sambars, sloth bears, jackals and many more. It is also host to rich avian life such as vultures, partridges, sand grouses and more.
- 4 nights and 5 days exploring the incredible forest of Ranthambhore
- Gives ample opportunities to photograph tigers in the wild
- A whole array of other endemic fauna and flora
- Expert natural-history and photography guidance by Skipper Sachin Rai
Please note: This Tour commences at Ranthambhore on 1st April / 5th April / 10th June / 14th June, and end at the same place after breakfast on 5th April / 9th April / 14th June / 18th June
With great excitement for the next four days, we arrive in Ranthambhore and check in to the hotel. After a round of mutual introduction, the Skipper briefs us on the Tour and we will depart for our first safari.
We will be doing our safari in one of the 10 zones in Ranthambhore. These permits has to be booked well in advance and we will try and book the zones that we think will give us good photo opportunities.
Ranthambhore has 10 different zones and we will try and visit Zone 1 to 5 on most of the days. The safari timings are from 6.30am till 9.30am and again at 3.30pm till 6.30pm. We will get back for breakfast after the morning safari and depart after lunch.
Each zone is scenic and has multiple tigers. We will try and maximise our sightings by trying out different zones.
Some tigresses have cubs in the park and we will try and book our zones accordingly. We will also want to spend time in some zones which give good photo opportunties.
It can get very hot in the afternoon and that would mean we might get lucky with some tiger sightings in the afternoon too. We could get lucky if some of them chose to come to the water body which has a little bit of shade, which makes it photographically productive too.
Ranthambhore is a dry arid park but is also very picturesque.
Ranthambhore is a unique park in terms of habitat. The predominant species of tree is Dhonk, a short tree with tiny leaves. These leaves dry out in the summer and one can make very unique habitat images. The place also has 3 beautiful lakes and lot of herbivores hang around the lakes during the summer, giving the tiger good opportunity to hunt them. We could possibly get lucky and see a tiger chase a deer around the lakes.
We will go for our last safari and try our luck one last time with the tigers of Ranthambhore. Once we are back, we will have our breakfast and take the cab back to Jaipur airport or the closest railway station based on what you all have booked for yourselves.
COST AND TERMS
- Twin-sharing accommodation in comfortable lodges
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary
- Guide and Photography Skipper services
- Safari permits and guide fees
- Any airfare
- Camera fees if any
- Travel to Ranthambhore and back from your respective place, closest airport or railway station.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
- Insurance, laundry and phone calls
- Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Vaccination, visa and insurance expenses
- All applicable taxes
- Anything that is not listed under ‘inclusions’
- INR 40,000 as advance for confirmation of participation for the Tour
- Balance to be paid 90 days before the tour
All figures per person.
- INR 40,000 non refundable
- 100% of the Tour fee 90 days before the tour.
Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Anybody above the age of 18 (unless accompanied by an adult) and interested in nature and wildlife photography will enjoy this Tour thoroughly.
Of course! This Tour is meant for newbies as well as experienced photographers. Beginners will get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from the photography mentors. In fact if you are a fresher, you should jump on this great photography learning opportunity and sign up right away!
Since guests of our Tours travel from different parts of the country by different modes (road, rail and air) as per their preferences, it is convenient for the Tour to start from the destination. We will however provide the assistance you need in arranging your pick up and drop.
Since it is a free roaming animal, it is never easy to commit to sightings. But considering that the photography mentor has travelled there multiple times every year for the last two decades, his in-depth knowledge of tigers and every individual for that matter, will surely help us get good sightings. Ranthambhore is known to be one of the finest places in India to see tigers.
Because it is a full day photography tour, we would be limiting our group size to only 7 participants. We will be using two vehicles which means one vehicle will have the photography mentor and three participants while the other vehicle will have four participants.
Absolutely yes! We will be happy to customise this tour for you based on your preferred dates. Kindly write to us and tell us your preferred time of travel and we shall get back to you with a tentative itinerary and quote. This tour can be with or without a photography guide.
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Dates don’t work for you?
In case these dates do not work for you and you would wish to travel on your own at your own convenience dates, then do write to us.
We will customise a tour for you on your preferred dates. This can be with or without a photography guide. We would ensure you have the best drivers, guides and will also suggest properties based on your preference.
We have close to two decades of experience in the wildlife travel sector and will be able to guide you based on our own experience.