Passage to Romantic Rajasthan
Heritage Hotels in India
Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
For those with a penchant for wildlife the Ranthambore National Park, once the scene of royal hunting parties, is the place to head to. Today, it is famous for its tigers and other endangered species. The park covers an area of 392 square kilometers and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The terrain is rugged and there are rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools. A two-day extension package is available from Agra commencing from Day 4 of the Golden Triangle tour.
Transfer from Agra to Ranthambore by road. Check-in to The Taj Forest Lodge. In the afternoon you visit the Park, a wildlife sanctuary with tigers that can be spotted during the day. Other animals include sambar, chital, boar, gazelle, monitor lizards, leopard, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, marsh crocodile, chinkara, nilgai and deer which congregate near the lakes and pools. Overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast, take a trip to the Park and see the colourful bird life. Birds include jacanas, coloured storks, black storks, white-necked storks, pea-fowls which are found in abundance, and other birds such as the crested serpent eagle, owl, quail partridge and fowl. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the Lodge.
Depart by road for Jaipur. Continue itinerary as per the Golden Triangle tour.