JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK (180 KMS / 3 ½ HRS)
Morning after breakfast an excursion to Amber fort on elephant back followed by Jaipur city sightseeing tour visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal Palace of winds, natural observatory.
In the afternoon drive to Ranthambore national park, on arrival check into wildlife resort. Overnight stay at resort.
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, Tiger, at the apex of the food chain, lord over the kingdom in a subtle way. Solitary by nature, it operates in stealth. Therefore tiger sightings, frequent as they are, always a matter of chance. However, even evidences of tiger's activities are very exciting. The other kinds of cats found in Ranthambhore are Leopard (Panthera pardus), Caracal (Felis caracal), Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis), Fishing Cat (Felis viverrina) and the Jungle Cat (Felis chaus). Besides the big cats, the other large predators found in Ranthambhore include Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Wolf, Wild dog (or Dhole), Jackal, Indian Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Common Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Mongoose, Ratel (or Honey Badger), Marsh Crocodile and the Indian Python. There are two species of Antlers, namely the Spotted Deer (or Chital) and the Sambar Deer and two kinds of Antelopes, namely the Indian Gazelle (or Chinkara) and the Blue Bull (or Nilgai).
Birds In Ranthambhore: Ranthambhore has over 330 species of birds and we are still counting. A keen birder can easily net over 120 species. For birders, Ranthambhore's specialties are the Indian courser, Painted spurfowl, Indian skimmer, quails, larks, pipits and prinias. One can have the beautiful birds from following spot like Surwal Lake, Mansarovar Lake, Misradhara gate, Amlidih on the Banas river.