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Ranthambhore and Jhalana

6 days / 8 safaris

1 Dec to 5 Dec 2021

8 safaris | Best guides & drivers.

Sawai Madhopur, 3 hours from Jaipur, Rajasthan.   (View All Batches)

Overview

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!

Day 1
Reach Ranthambhore. Afternoon safari.

We reach Sawai Madhopur and drive to our hotel. A delicious lunch would be awaiting you here, following which you get leisure time. Over lunch we will discuss our plan of action over the next few days. In the afternoon, we go on our first safari, where we shall straight away start tracking the Royal Bengal Tiger, Ranthambhore's most glamorous denizen!

As the sun sets over the Ranthambhore Fort, we return for chai-pakoda and some fun group discussion. Dinner and retire.

Day 2 & 3
Four safari rides into the magical Ranthambhore forest.

In the form of morning and afternoon safari rounds, we take a total of 4 safaris on these 2 days. From the grassy yet rocky Kundal to the enchanting banks of Rajbaag, from the dense waterholes at Pandudeh to the mesmerizing landscaped of Maalik talab and from the high and handsome area at Semli to the dense bushes around Guda chowki, we shall explore the whole of this iconic landscape! We shall hope to spend some quality time with the many natural wonders that Ranthambhore houses.

In the evenings, we spend time at the machan in the resort overlooking the forest as we sip on hot tea.

Day 4
Morning safari - Drive to Jaipur - Evening safari in Jhalana.

We venture into the Ranthambhore forest one last time! After lunch, we drive to Jaipur.

After checking into the hotel, we proceed for the afternoon safari in Jhalana before going back to our hotel for dinner and a early night.


Day 5
Morning safari - tour ends.

We venture into the forest one last time and make the most of the sightings.

Our tour ends with happy memories and we say our goodbyes in Jaipur.

Highlights

  • Arguably two of India's best Tiger and Leopard jungles where sightings and photo opportunities are abundant and almost assured.
  • Stay at a beautiful forest lodge very close to Ranthambhore's main safari entrance gate.
  • Safari with our incredible team of wildlife experts and gain immense knowledge about the wilds.
  • Immerse yourself on our on-camp photography and wildlife sessions.
  • The Sloth Bear and Leopard sightings have been good off late. Get a chance to spot one of these rare mammals.
  • Travel with us to ensure a hassle free tour.

Costs

DOUBLE SHARING BASIS
INR 37,900
(per person)
  • Standard AC Rooms

(GST of 5% extra on above costs.)

Booking amount: 50% of the tour cost.

Balance can be paid upto a month before departure.

Inclusions

  1. Stay in double sharing room well appointed AC rooms for 4 nights.
  2. 8 regular jeep safaris in Ranthambhore National Park and Jhalana Wildlife Sanctuary with guide, driver, jeep and permit costs - in 4 men jeeps.
  3. 4 lunch, 4 breakfast, 4 dinner with evening and morning tea/coffee service.
  4. SWM station to hotel and back Innova/Gypsy transfers.
  5. 24*7 assistance from our Ranthambhore and Pune offices.
  6. Services of a Beyond Wild wildlife expert throughout the tour.


Exclusions

  1. Any air fare.
  2. GST of 5% as of now (may change as per new govt. guidelines)
  3. Personal expenses like laundry, soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral water, internet and telephone charges, etc.
  4. Anything not mentioned in the list of inclusions.



Booking Procedure

A 50% advance amount and a recognized Government Identity card (Aadhar, Pancard, Driver's License, OCI, Passport, Voter's ID, Government Employee's ID, school/College ID) would all do for Indian nationals.

For non Indian nationals, only Passport is allowed.

It should be scanned and mailed at camilla.malvestiti@gmail.com or alternatively WhatsApp at 07827408095.

Cancellation - Refund (On Tour Cost)

  • If cancellation is communicated 10 days (or less) before departure OR No Show - No Refund.
  • If cancellation is communicated 20 to 11 days before departure - 20% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 21 days before departure - 40% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 30 to 59 days before departure - 60% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 60 days (or more) before departure - 80% of tour cost refunded.
  • If cancellation is communicated 120 days (or more) before departure - Full Refund.