9 Day Indian Tiger & Wildlife Safari
18th – 26th January 2019
Join me for what promises to be a magnificent safari with highlights such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Chambal River, Bharatpur Bird Reserve and Ranthambore National Park.
Nine exciting days of unforgettable experiences – we’ll tour the Taj Mahal, explore Agra Fort and the Baby Taj, experience a boat safari on the Chambal River with its impressive mud-cliffs and dramatic, eroded ravines. Rare Gangetic River Dolphins breed in the clean waters. The rare fish-eating Gharials, now critically endangered, bask alongside their more widespread relative, the Mugger Crocodile. Exploring by boat offers the best chance to see these special animals and much more, with Indian Skimmers scything their way along the river. Pratincoles, ibises, thick-knees and a variety of turtles are all likely to be seen.
A great location to photograph birds and mammals
We’ll go birdwatching inside Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where there are raucous breeding colonies of storks and herons. You can see Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, Black Bittern, Purple Gallinule, ibises, cranes, ducks and geese, kingfishers, cormorants and terns. In the dry scrub and woodland you can look for Orange-headed Thrush and two species of nightjar are often observed and with a bit of luck and patience, Siberian Rubythroat.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. Steep crags embrace a network of lakes and rivers, and on top of one of these hills is the impressive Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century. The terrain fluctuates between impregnable forests and open bush land.
The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Malik Talab are some of the lakes in the area that attract the tiger population. Old crumbling walls, ruined pavilions, wells, and other ancient structures stand witness to the region’s glorious past. The entire forest is peppered with the battlements and spill-overs of the Ranthambore Fort. Tigers frequent these ruins, too. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits – especially stalking or hunting and, if you are lucky, taking care of their young.
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