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“Ranthambhore National Park Amazing Forest !!!!”

Ranthambore National Park
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Private Wildlife Safari Tour in Ranthambore from Jaipur
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Mansarovar Dam Half-Day Excursion from Sawai Madhopur
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Owner description: This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its population of tigers, a 1000-year-old fort and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We do Jungle Safari by canter but not succeed to Saw the Tigers but we saw there is other animals and many crocodiles.... Lots of Deers, Sambhars........... etc.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We chose the last week of May, a hot month, hoping to catch a glimpse of the big cat in a pool of water. We booked 4 safaris and luckily (with maybe a bit of push from the hotel owner), we covered different zones visiting 1, 2, 4 & 5. Zone 3 was off limits as a tigress had given birth to cubs. There were abundant chital, nilgai, sambar, paradise fly catchers and bold Rufus Treepies. We also spotted a huge yellow eyed owl, a baby croc. But no tiger during the first 3 safaris. On our 3rd safari, we missed seeing it by 5 minutes when it chose to cross the road about 2 kms from the main gate. We even missed Macchali the 18 years old tigress who apparently is easier to spot. Macchali is fed by the forest department as she is too old to fend for herself.

On the last day in Zone 2, during the last hour of the safari, after we had quite given up hope of seeing the big cat, we saw this magnificent tigress called Noor relaxing in a small pool of water. Just like I imagined! We watched for a while before she moved out and walked straight towards the parked jeeps. She was barely 10' from our jeep. She surveyed for an open space between jeeps to cut cross, but finding no gap, she then moved to one end and majestically walked away. It was the most soul satisfying experience so see this beautiful animal in the wild. I have seen a tiger twice before but never so close.

The Nikon camera clicks were highlighted in an atmosphere of awed silence!

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went on 3 safaris, pre-booked as part of a tour. Our main disappointment was not seeing any tigers but in fact we saw very little wildlife in the park at all . Although this can obviously happen with wildlife watching, we found out afterwards that we were sent to sectors (4,5 and 6) of the park that there was almost no chance of seeing a tiger as they had to avoid 2 females with cubs and these areas were prone to poaching. However, this does not explain why there areas seemed to be devoid of other wildlife. We suspect the sectors where more tigers are seen, which seem to be around the fort, are reserved for people who have not made advance bookings and therefore need to be encouraged to go again. It was all a very far cry from the wonderful national parks of Sri Lanka which teem with bird and animal life of all sorts.

Thank JandD681
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We loved it! Our morning safari in Zone 6 provided numerous sightings of various forms of deer, monkeys, peacocks and other exotic birds, wild pigs, etc., but no tigers. The afternoon safari was in Zone 2. Within 30 minutes, we spotted a tiger who proceeded to relax for us for over an hour...periodically moving into some striking poses! Thereafter, we saw three additional tigers, one of which was not 10 yards away from our jeep. It was exhilarating and a true memory of India.

Note that if you want to cruise smoothly around a zoo/game park setting, this may not be for you. It is a truly protected area and is a rugged ride for miles and miles. At the end of our second safari, we were covered in dust...AND LOVED IT! The geography is varied and spectacular at times.

Hint...consider summer if you want to see tigers. In cooler months we were told that they move into the brush, and are rarely seen during such months. Sure it is hot, but you are often in forested areas where there is plenty of shade. For us, it was seeing tigers, not the heat.

Your driver and his ride-along assistant will work hard to find animals for you. The individuals we had were good, spoke passable English (enough to clearly alert you to animals), and were kind.

If you love the outdoors and like a modest adventure, this is a trip that you will not want to miss.

Thank Al A
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Saw tigers x 2- the best was totally unexpected, our vehicle only, tiger at the side of the road snoozing- we disturbed him because the driver slammed the brakes on (unnecessary- the tiger wasn't going anywhere!!) and reversed back at speed causing pebble to spray everywhere- the tiger was fully in front of us and just a few feet away in full magnificence.Being disturbed, he got up quickly and disappeared without any of us having time to photograph him. A lovely area too but the drivers/guides have a lot to learn from their African counterparts- sorry- but it's true- the tigers needs respect shown. In the morning there were 7 or 8 vehicles pushing to get close to a tiger who was sleeping. One vehicle took a seriously dangerous risk with its occupants- i was not happy to see this and would have been even less enthralled had I been in that vehicle!! The routes are randomly chosen but apparently our shared vehicle revealed that one couple had 4 trips in to the park, visiting the same 2 areas twice and being shown/told the same things twice. This would not take much to improve so come on tourist board of India/National Parks directive/government officials - let's see it done properly then the experience would be as superb as all the other safaris we've been on before.

Thank gilly88
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