Two Nights in Ranthambhore at The Tigress (4*)
Our ‘Two Nights in Ranthambhore at The Tigress (4*)‘ sample tour is merely a suggestion, to share a flavour of the possibilities. It can be refined in any number of ways to better suit your tastes and requirements.
The Tigress opened its doors to guests in 2016, and is one of Ranthambhore’s most exciting new additions. Located just a stonesthrow from the national park gate, The Tigress is a convenient base from which to explore the tiger reserve. The rooms and suites are incredibly spacious and tastefully decorated. Meals are served in the restaurant which is decorated with delightful fresco paintings. Between safaris, there is a range of facilities to enjoy; including a large swimming pool, lush gardens and a relaxing spa.
Day 1 – Arrive in Ranthambhore
Upon arriving in Ranthambhore, a member of our team will meet you at The Tigress, to greet you and assist you with checking in. Before leaving you to rest, our representative will brief you on the times and procedures for tomorrow.
Day 2 – Head into Ranthambhore National Park on morning and afternoon Jeep safaris
Early this morning, you’ll be met by your guide and (semi-private*) Jeep for a safari in the reserve. *What we have coined a ‘semi-private Jeep’ means that we’ll reserve three seats for two people. This ensures adequate personal space and room to manouevre your camera. It’s the perfect compromise between a private Jeep and a shared one.
Ranthambhore National Park is one of the best places in India to spot a tiger in the wild, and encompasses over 500 square miles of rugged terrain. The Maharaja of Jaipur used this vast expanse of dry deciduous forests, lakes, meadows and mountains for a private hunting reserve until it became a national park in 1972. The reserve is home to a vast ecosystem of flora and fauna, as well as healthy tiger and leopard populations. Though tiger sightings unfortunately cannot be guaranteed, what you’ll definitely see are numerous peacocks, sambar (large Asian deer), chital (spotted axis deer), chinkara (gazelles), wild pigs, jackals, crocodiles and often sloth bears. Sighting a tiger in Ranthambhore is an exciting experience. First, you will hear the jungle sounds that warn of a tiger’s presence: monkeys and peacocks scream loudly and the deer in the area become agitated and nervous. Your guide will be watching out for these signs and noises as he accompanies you through the jungle.
You’ll return to The Tigress for breakfast, and here there’ll be a few hours at leisure in which to relax, explore the local area and discuss sightings with staff and other guests. In the mid-afternoon, after lunch, you’ll head back into the park for a second safari, to observe the jungle in a different light.
Day 3 – Depart from Ranthambhore
After breakfast this morning, you’ll depart from Ranthambhore via your own transportation. However, should you require our assistance in a private car or train tickets, we’d be delighted to help. Depending how much time you have to spend this morning, you may like to include a guided tour of Ranthambhore Fort, or head to Chambal for a crocodile-spotting safari. The standard check-out time for hotels in Ranthambhore is 12 noon.
- Two nights at The Tigress hotel, in a Luxury Suite, with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at their buffet restaurant
- Two semi-private Jeep safaris (three seats for two persons) in Ranthambhore National Park, with transfers from/to The Tigress hotel, and an experienced English speaking naturalist guide
- English speaking representative to meet you on arrival in Ranthambhore
- All applicable taxes
- 23,350 per person (based on two persons sharing a twin/double room).
The price is valid from 1st October 2017 – 29th June 2018. Rooms/safaris subject to availability.