Sawai Madhopur Travel Guide
Black faced Monkeys in the trees
Black faced Monkeys in the trees
The Excitement of Spotting a Tiger
The Tiger is there ....I swear
Amazing scenery and wildlife
Tiger sightings are never a guarantee... you may have to make several park visits to find one.
Safari 3This was my last safari since the bumpy ride was proving to be more than my back could take. This time we ended up in the front seats facing the side window. Quite uncomfortable , again they were the last ones available. tOur group was made up of a rather rowdy bunch...
Returning from the Fort ,we made our way back by a different route, which was how I learned about the "monkey business". Very clever! The monkeys never made any real moves when you were on the way to the temple. They made their moves when you were on the way back. That was...
Trinetra Ganesh Temple
We stop by the Temple as we leave the Rathambore Fort. Its a very ancient temple and although its generally a quiet day today , there are many faithful here. With our guide Happy we enter and recieve the blessings for a safe journey. Much appreciated.The gentleman in the...
A 16th Cenury Wonder
The fort dates back to the 16th century and there are many stories steeped in myth surrounding its history.Happy"took us down by another route. We passed the Muslim graves, rulers from 1000 yrs ago when the Holy Wars were taking place and the Moorish invaders from Africa...
Trip to Rathambore Fort
Rathamabore FortWe were a little too ambitious booking 6 safaris I think , so we decided to forgo the one this morning and take a trip with Happy to the fort. We went by gypsy , which is the name they have for a jeep. Located within the national park it took about 20 minutes...
Early Morning Safari
Safari 2We had a wakeup call at 6AM and at 7AM after a quick hot tea we’re off again . This time we get a better seat in the back of the Cantor and are better prepared for the cold with blankets , gloves and winter hats. The morning is beautiful with a dusty of low lying fog...
First tiger Safari
Tiger safariWe joined our first safari at about 3pm , soon after arriving from our 5 hour train from Delhi. We join 16 others and got the last two seats in the Cantor. I’m on the edge of a very small two person seat and thought with all the bumps I would end up on the...
Tiger Moon Resort
1 Review and 69 Opinions Tiger Moon Hotel The drive from the sign by the turn off to the hotel had me worried , It starts...
Castle Jhoomar Baori
2 Reviews and 63 Opinions We have stayed in many hotels, guest-houses and B&B's all around India. Few had the special...
Oberoi Hotel- Restuarant: Special Treat
While we were staying in Ranthambore Park, we felt like having a "night out" with a good meal. There are not that many choices! But, along with another young couple, we decided to book at the nearby Oberoi Hotel Restuarant and have a great de luxe evening. And that is what...
TIger Moon Evening: A January Bonfire
Last evening we joined the group of other guests from the hotel around the bonfire. It was a very cold night but the fire was in full blaze and kept us warm . We got to know each other over a few Kingfisher beers. These beers are the liter size which was fine with us. We...
We used a Canter for all but one of our Safaris. Only a limted number of Jeeps ( or Gypsey's as they call it) are permitted in the park . Canters seat about 20 people . Its OK if you get a good seat....some in the middle or in the back make it hard to see . Although we had...
A Bumpy ride to Our Hotel
We took the Golden Temple train from Delhi to Sawadi Madapur . This train station is a much smaller place than Dehi and easier to manoever. We followed the crowd out of the station and spotted our driver with our name card. We climbed in to the back of his jeep and after a...
Abuse out of tourist season
Me and my wife visited Ranthambhore Fort In early September not in the tourist season,We seen no other tourist on our stay in Sawai Madhopur. My wife always careful how she dress not to cause offence to local people, but on our visit to ranthambhore fort she was subjected to...
Rules to be observed in the Park
Carrying firearms is prohibited within the park.Walking or trekking within the park is not allowed. You must stay within your vehicle. No vehicle is permitted to stay within the park before or after safari timings. Smoking is not allowed inside the park.Playing radios,...
Don't forget these items
Back-packs (smallish) for taking with on the trip into the park (handy to carry water, sunscreen etc)
Warm jacket (it can get chilly in open ying in India)jeep)JoggersT shirts & jeansSUNGLASSES_protection from dust & sunlight
Insect repellentSunscreemToilet Paperusual...
Photographs? Bring a quick telephoto lens
I'm not a big "packing tip" guy here on VT. You'll probably notice that I seldom write them. BUT... for visiting Ranthambhore and photographing both the vistas, scenics and (of course) the animals, you need to bring along a quick telephoto lens, 300 mm or larger. You want...
Balas Mansingh Sanctuary
About three miles Sawai Madhopur, the views breathtaking plenty of wild life to see here, drive though local village's see them bringing their flocks of sheep and goat's in to protect them from the leopards.
The great Ranthambhor Fort is the oldest Fort in Rajasthan, bult in 944 A.D. by Chauhan's perched atop a creek 200 mts above the forested valley, it is built on an awesome scale. Its massive ramparts, gates and bastions sent a stern message to its enemies. Rao Hamir, the...
Use Ranthambhore Tours & Travels
The only way to visit the Ranthambhore National Park is via Indian government-run jeep safaris. You book these safaris through a variety of marketers, and as I mention in my warnings, you'd best book your safaris well ahead of time. The number of visitors to the park is...
Wrap up warm in Ranthambore
If you are going on a tiger safari the chances are you will be leaving quite early in the morning and it is still pretty cold. You may leave your hotel and thing, "its not too cold and will warm up". However, once you get in the open top safari vehicle and it starts driving...
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