Arrival at the Sawai Madhopur railway station by Golden Temple Mail (Train No. 2904) at 01.10 p.m.Transfer from the railway station to pre booked your hotel. After check-in and lunch, you take an afternoon drive into the Ranthambhore National Park by Canter with naturalist.
Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state. Located at the junction of the Aravalli & Vindhya hill range, Ranthambhore-famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq. Sanctuary establish in the year 1955 by the Indian Government & was declared as Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973. It became National Park in the year 1980 & later in the year 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh & Keladevi sanctuaries, total area 1334 km.
Major wild animals found in the national park include the tiger, leopard, Nilgai, dholes, wild pig, Sambar, chital & the gaur. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds & reptiles.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Rise early for another trip to Ranthambhore National Park by Canter(open top roof bus) with naturalist.Return for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. There is time to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel, maybe take a dip in the pool for a break from the heat of the day. After lunch Afternoon drive to Ranthambhore National Park by Canter.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Rise early for trip to Ranthambhore Fort by canter(Open top roof bus) with guide or driver.
The Ranthambhore fort is believed to have been built in 944 A.D. by a Chauhan ruler. It is strategically located on the border of Rajasthan and erstwhile Malwa The Undulating topography of the surrounding forests was used as an outer defense to the advantage of the fort. It is approximately 14 km far from Sawai Madhopur. The Fort lies on an isolated hill 481 meters (1578 feet) above sea level. It was one of the strongest forts of Northern India.
The fort had many buildings inside of which only a few have survived the ravages of wars and time. Among the remaining ruins, the two pavilions, Badal Mahal and Hammirs court and parts of the royal palace give an idea of the old grandeur. For water supply there are two rain fed reservoirs in the fort.
The fort also has an old temple devoted to lord Ganesh which is used by hundreds of worshippers daily and visitors. The fort provides excellent views of the National Park and its lakes. It is very special place for bird watching and occasionally leopards use the area. Return for breakfast around 10.30 AM ,after breakfast Check out and transfer for the Sawai Madhopur railway station to Delhi / Bharatpur (You can request a packed lunch from the Hotel.)
Mr Wasim Akhtar
www.rifatoursindia.com, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India - 322001