It's dusk in an old jungle. The ancient lakes glitter in the last light of the evening as peacocks scream and herons squawk. The night looms large as the timeworn fort overlooks this storied wilderness. Across the lakes, a herd of Sambhar bellow and stamp the ground in fright. A troupe of langurs on a nearby tree scamper to the highest ground. A huge form arises from the thick and darkening reeds and into the last light, the orange of its body shining ever so merrily. A tiger emerges from the shadow making the legend and story come alive. No other animal has this kind of peerless impact on the spectator. Our national animal is indeed a transcendental creature.
Tucked away in the bustling city of Jaipur, lies the leopard's lair. Being prime leopard territory, these dappled cats have made the undulating hills of Jhalana their very own. Contrary to the norm, here they roam, fearless and free. With one of the most unique landscapes in India, Jhalana with its valleys, sand dunes, nallahs, and gullies, never fails to impress! Also get a chance to see the sights of the iconic and culturally rich city of Jaipur!
What to expect?
This *-safari tour takes you into the atmospheric and ancient Ranthambhore national park nestled in between two rivers and the ancient Aravallis and Vindhyas. With 1334 sq. km of prime tiger habitat comprising of India's largest Anogeissus pendula (Dhok) forest, deep ravines and rocky outcrops, huge lakes and countless streams, Ranthambhore's tiger is as royal as royal gets. With a setting reminiscent of the maharajas who once ruled over this land, the many relics and tombs from the days gone by makes Ranthambhore an ethereal and mysterious place. The Royal Bengal Tiger takes centrestage here, for its majesty, grace and charisma flows freely across the land. The Tiger reigns supreme in the ancient land of Ranthambhore, for it is deeply embodied in the wind, rain, earth and tree of Ranthambhore.
An absence of tigers makes Jhalana’s leopards extremely bold and flamboyant! Jhalana is also one of the best places to spot the otherwise elusive striped hyena. Along with these, the park also offers excellent sighting opportunities of other mammals like the desert fox, Indian palm civet, and birds like the beautiful dusky eagle owl. Apart from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Jhalana is the only national park situated right in the middle of a city! Join this exclusive Beyond Wild tour as our experts take you in the heart of Jhalana to unravel the mysteries and beauties of the leopard's ultimate lair! Jhalana will bowl you over!