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Tiger, Leopards And Lions Photographic Safari

15 Nights / 16 Days

Feel the exhilaration as you step foot in big cat territory on this Tiger Safari in India. While India has become increasingly synonymous with Tigers over the years, it is a land that is blessed with two other remarkable big cats, namely the Leopard and the Asiatic Lion.

As you take a tiger safari in India clubbed with a Leopard safari and Lion Safari in India, across the states of Rajashthan and Gujarat, you get the opportunity to traverse an array of habitats that these fantastic beasts call their home.

Ranthambore being an abode for Tigers, Bera providing a suitable rocky outback for Leopards and Gir exhibiting pockets of grasslands and open scrub forest for the world’s only thriving Asiatic Lion population. Enthralling and exciting, this tour is sure to make your heart race with sheer thrill of being in the presence of kings.

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Experience the best of Indian wildlife that includes the Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Black Leopard, Indian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Red Panda, Asian Elephants, and a plethora of reptile and bird species, with experienced naturalists while you stay at the best-selected premium wildlife lodges and hotels.

Outline Itinerary

Tiger, Leopards And Lions Photographic Safari

❯ Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi (Flight).

❯ Day 02 : New Delhi – Agra (by road, 220 kms/4 hrs drive)

❯ Day 03 : Agra – Ranthambore (265 kms/5 hrs drive)

❯ Day 04 – 06 : In Ranthambore National Park

❯ Day 07 : Jaipur, Rajasthan

❯ Day 08 : Jaipur to Bera (by road, 390 kms/7 hrs drive)

❯ Day 09 – 10 : Bera Leopards Tour

❯ Day 11 : Bera – Ahmedabad (by road, 280 kms/5-6 hrs drive)

❯ Day 12 : Ahmedabad – Sasan Gir (by road, 350 kms/6-7 hrs drive)

❯ Day 13 – 14 :In Sasan Gir

❯ Day 15 : Sasan Gir – Rajkot – New Delhi (by road, 180 kms/3 hrs drive + Flight)

❯ Day 16 : New Delhi Fly back home

Trip Highlights

➤ With a healthy Tiger population, Ranthambore National Park offers the best chance to witness the big cat at close quarters on your tiger safari tour in India.

➤ Bera is by far one of the best places to track and spot leopards in India.

➤ Gir plays host to the last remaining population if Asiatic Lions, making it the only place in the country to see them.

➤ Experience a plethora of bird diversity, with over 350 species of birds across the destinations, making this tour an excellent choice even for a birding tour.

➤ Immerse yourself in unique hospitality, in the company of skillful naturalist to guide you during your excursions on this tiger safari in India.

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Detailed Itinerary for Tiger, Leopards And Lions Photographic Safari Tour

Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi (Flight)

On arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel and assist you with the check in procedure. He will also handover and explain all travel related documents.

Accommodation: Roseate House Aerocity or similar

Day 2 : New Delhi - Agra (by road, 220 kms/4 hrs drive)

After breakfast drive to Agra (220 kms/4 hrs) On arrival check into hotel.

Later proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River, enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Indo Islamic architecture. [The Taj is closed on Friday].

Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

Accommodation: Taj View Agra or similar

Day 3 : Agra – Ranthambore (265 kms/5 hrs drive)

At sunrise, visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked extensively for 17 years to build this edifice.  After breakfast, at 1000 hrs, drive to Ranthambhore (265 kms/5 hrs). On arrival, check into lodge. Lunch at the lodge.  Afternoon jeep safari to the National Park in an open vehicle.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Indian state of Rajasthan comprises distinct forested areas with a varied conservation history which are separated geographically, with narrow corridors linking them to the core forest area. These are mainly, the Ranthambore National Park, Keladevi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary, that for the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar

Day 4 : In Ranthambore National Park

Morning & afternoon Ranthambore tiger safari to the park. All meals at the lodge and overnight stay at Ranthambore.   

Ranthambore is also rich in bird diversity with over 300 species that can be seen here. In fact, for a keen bird watcher, Ranthambore and the surrounding area is a birding paradise. Some interesting resident species of birds are the Great Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, Bronzed Winged Jacana, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, Nightjars, Painted Sandgrouse, the Indian Eagle Owl and many more winter migrants which arrive from their nesting ground north of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar

Day 5 - 6 : In Ranthambore National Park

Morning & afternoon Ranthambore tiger safari to the park. All meals at the lodge and overnight stay at Ranthambore.     

Ranthambore encompasses an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand-year-old fortress, which lies nestled on hill above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambore is special and an unusual area where the natural present meets the historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and langur are predominant in these parts. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers at close quarters during the safaris.

Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of past glory, be it chatris or cupolas like palaces or old guard posts, all of these reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness. 

Accommodation: Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar

Day 7 : Jaipur, Rajasthan

This morning, drive 11 km to the outskirts of the city stop at Jal Mahal to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal.

Later, visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur.  Later drive back to New Delhi (260 km/ 5 hrs). On arrival, check in to hotel Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

Accommodation: Oberoi Rajvilas or similar

Day 8 : Jaipur to Bera (by road, 390 kms/7 hrs drive)

On this Morning, after breakfast, drive to Bera (390 kms /7 hrs) through country side. On arrival, check into Castel Bera or camp Bera, Rajasthan is located adjacent to the Jawai Dam. It is well-known for its magnificent sightings of Leopards. The experience is unique as it’s not a forest; instead you will sight leopards near around this sandy village.

Bera is home to a number of mammals and birds, it attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over to spot the elusive Leopard, the mighty Bluebull, the Mugger Crocodile, the ever so mischievous Hyena, the graceful Pelican, the Greylag Goose, Demoiselle Crane, and the Bar-headed Goose, to name a few. Indulge in a Late evening safari as you navigate trails which share space with leopards. Dinner and overnight safari in Hotel.

Accommodation: Jawai Leopard Safari Lodge or similar

Day 9 - 10 : Bera Leopards Tour

After breakfast, experience the golden mornings of Rajasthan with spectacular wildlife sightings. Morning & Afternoon bera leopard Safari also one can see the village life in Rajasthan. All Meals at the lodge.

Not only Leopards! Bera is a well-known habitat for Crocodiles. These 15 feet giants are notorious to bask close to mudflats, as if they’re asleep. They could be as active as in hunting process even if they are doing nothing. They won’t move, hence sometime create a camouflage with the marshy banks of the reservoir. They sun bath for entire day and whenever hungry they simply dive in the lake full of fishes, which makes sightings a bit challenging when they are in action, however they will always be visible on a sunny day, glistening on shore.

Accommodation: Jawai Leopard Safari Lodge or similar

Day 11 : Bera - Ahmedabad (by road, 280 kms/5-6 hrs drive)

Morning jeep leopard safari to Bera and later drive to Ahmedabad 280 kms, 5-6 hrs. drive. On arrival check into lodge. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Accommodation: Comfort Inn Ahmedabad or similar

Day 12 : Ahmedabad – Sasan Gir (by road, 350 kms/6-7 hrs drive)

After breakfast drive to Sasan Gir National park (350 kms,6-7 hrs). On arrival, check into the lodge. Post lunch, depart for an afternoon jeep lion safari in the national park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 13 : In Sasan Gir

Morning and Afternoon gir lion safari to the National Park. All meals and overnight stay at the lodge.

Gir National Park is the only home in India for the Asiatic Lion, with a population of over 600. The Gir National Park lies in the Gujarat peninsula in South-Western India. The terrain is rugged with low hills and the vegetation is mixed deciduous, with stands of Teak, Acacia, Jamun, Tendu and Dhak trees, interspersed with large patches of grasslands. The trees on the hills are sparse and stunted. Within the sanctuary there are numerous human settlements of cattle herders called Maldharis with an estimated 20,000 head of livestock (which, incidentally, forms a significant part of the Lion’s diet). There are also places of Hindu worship and pilgrimage and sulphur springs at Tulsi Shyam and Kankai Mata. The edges of the park have a good population of Indian Gazelle, which are protected by the religious sentiments of the local people. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 14 : In Sasan Gir

Morning and Afternoon jeep lion safari in the Gir National Park. Lunch and dinner at the lodge.

The largest compact tract of dry deciduous forest in the country, protected as Gir National Park and Sanctuary, covers an area of 1412 sq km in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Gir National Park has evolved to host a very stable ecosystem with tremendous regenerating, self-supporting and self- sustaining capacity due to its richness of biodiversity: 606 different plant species, 39 species of mammals, 37 species of reptiles and over 300 species of birds and more than 2000 species of insects.

A breeding ground for migratory birds, the avifauna of Gir includes a variety of raptors and many other significant species, including Lesser Florican, Osprey, Indian Pitta, Red-headed Vulture, etc. It also supports a variety of reptiles, including the Indian python and the Indian star tortoise, and possibly one of the highest populations of Marsh crocodile in the country. Gir also has one of the densest concentrations of leopards in India. Gir is also a great place to see Leopards, more than 400 inhabit this park.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: The Fern Gir Forest Resort or similar

Day 15 : Sasan Gir – Rajkot – New Delhi (by road, 180 kms/3 hrs drive + Flight)

Morning jeep safari in the national park. After lunch, drive to Rajkot airport (180 kms/3 hrs) to Rajkot to board flight to New Delhi at 1930 hrs. Arrive in New Delhi at 2110 hrs. Meet our representative at airport and transfer hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.

Accommodation: The Roseate House or similar

Day 16 : New Delhi Fly back home

Morning free for leisure activities. Later, transfer to the International airport to board a flight back home or to an onward destination.

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Tiger Safari with Sanjay Gupta and Nature Safari India.
We just finished the first half of two tiger safari tours in India. The first was on the Banhavgar National Park. Our guide was Sanjay Gupta, who had 25 years of experience in the park and with the tigers. He was wonderful, sharing his experience and knowledge throughout our three full days together. He was definitely a highlight of our trip, as a great guide makes for a great experience, whether you see tigers or not! And we did see tigers...
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Nature Safari India organized our private 2 Weeks Safari in Central India plus a couple of Sightseeing and we are very happy to having choose this agency. I found them on the responsible tiger tourism association (TOFTigers) and I liked them from the very first contact. From the first email more than two years ago to the end of our trip in April 2022, the service was great, the selection of the itinerary, Parks, lodges and guides was perfect...
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Deepkul and the Tiger Safari India team put together an incredible experience for us in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. All the details were taken care of as per our preferences and budget including transportation, food, lodging, and our amazing safari guides. Deepkul was easy to communicate with and always quick to respond to any questions before and during our trip. Highly recommend!
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The best time to do a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park is between the months of February to May. The summer season curtails their movement to the few and far in between water holes and big predators like the Tiger are seen around these lakes almost all day.
As the protected area remains closed from June to October, the best time to visit Gir is in winter, from November to March. The summer months of April and May are very hot but ideal for wildlife photography and wildlife viewing.
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