Jungle Sutra is offering a six-day wildlife safari this October especially designed for a sighting of the elusive Bengal tiger in India. The journey revolves around the legendary Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, world renowned for its big striped cats.
India is home to about 10% of the world’s wildlife species, including a wide variety of mammals and the highest diversity of wild cats, including the Royal Bengal Tiger.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimated the global tiger population at 3,890 in 2016. India is home to about 2,200 of them, making it the best destination in the world to view this majestic big cat in its natural habitat.
Ranthambore is divided into ten tourist zones to reduce the concentration of visitors in any one region. However, in the last two years, the park has started allowing a limited number of safari vehicles to remain all day with no zone restrictions. Jungle Sutra has incorporated such drives into this journey to guarantee tiger sightings.
Among the other animals that call the park home are:
Mammals: Sloth Bear, Leopard, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Indian Fox, Jungle Cat, Sambar Deer, Chital Deer, Blue Bull Antelope, Indian Gazelle, and (if you are lucky) the Indian Pangolin and Honey Badger.
Birds: Indian Peafowl, Paradise Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Indian Pitta, 4-5 species of Woodpeckers, 3-4 species of Kingfishers, Crested Serpent Eagle, and Changeable Hawk Eagle along with 250 other bird species.
Reptiles: Marsh Crocodile, Indian Rock Monitor, Rock Agama, Chameleon, Fan-throated Lizard, Russell’s Viper, Indian Rock Python, Spectacled Cobra and many more.
Arrive in Delhi and spend the day at your own pace or enjoying optional activities. Overnight in Delhi.
Afternoon train from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur (1300 to 1800 hours). Evening at leisure. Overnight at Ranthambhore Kothi.
Full-day permit to explore Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, with access to all the zones of the park, which means experiencing the jungle without tourist crowds. Overnight at Ranthambhore Kothi.
Morning and afternoon regular safaris in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Overnight at Ranthambhore Kothi.
Morning zone-free safari, afternoon at leisure. Evening visit to Surwal Lake for birding and maybe a sighting of the park’s most elusive cat — the Caracal. Overnight at Ranthambhore Kothi.
Early morning jeep safari. After lunch, check out and transfer by road to Jaipur to catch your flight to Delhi and international flight connections.Tags: Bengal Tiger, Exotic safaris, exotic wildlife vacations, Wildlife in India