Ranthambhore

Travel to Ranthambhore, arguably the best destination in India to sight Tigers.

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Ranthambhore Wildlife Tour Packages

Wildlife group tours, photography tours or customised itineraries.
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Between the Aravalis and the Vindhyas in the Sawai Madhopur District of eastern Rajasthan lies the Ranthambhore National Park as a part of the greater Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. 1334km2 in area but infinitely larger in appeal, the tiger reserve is bound by two rivers and a sanctuary, and features the terrain types of both hill systems at whose confluence it nestles enticingly.

But Ranthambhore is not just the confluence of two mountain ranges, but also a convergence of the best of man, nature and her creations. Here, history and natural history jell seamlessly to form a perpetual spectacle of endless wonder.

The ancient relics left by the human kingdoms of the past, most notably in the way of arches, gates and chhatris, dot the park almost ubiquitously, now reclaimed by the protected wilderness and embraced wholeheartedly by its rightful inhabitants.

This great setting in which the masterpieces of human industry complement the products of nature’s whimsical flair, gives the reserve its unique, inimitable feel and charm that have propelled it to one of the best places on Earth in which to witness some of the world’s most beautiful animals enjoying uninterrupted lives.

Quick Information

Best time to Visit:
Oct-Jun

Recommended min. duration:
4 nights/5 days

Attractions:
Tigers & Other Wildlife
Ranthambhore Fort
Folklore Artisans & rural tourism

Activities:
Wildlife Safari
Tiger Photography

Nearest Airports:

Jaipur

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Our Ranthambhore Tours

Upcoming Departures

Tiger Solstice – 4N/5D

Full Day Safari Tour

Cost: Starting INR 96,000/- + GST

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

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Tiger Solstice – 4N/5D

Full Day Safari Tour

Cost: Starting INR 96,000/- + GST

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

View Itinerary

Register Now

Reviews by Tour Participants

Rithwick Sharma
Mumbai
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I had a great time on the Toehold tour. They took care of all the logistics so all I had to do was enjoy myself! The evening sessions were great fun and I got to interact with a lot of like-minded people. I’m already planning for my next trip with Toehold!
Neelu Pilania
Singapore
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Thank you so so much for everything; you guys are the best skippers ever! I had an absolutely amazing time on the trip; everything was so well organised and taken care of. Can’t wait to go for the next one!
Sonali Sinha
Delhi
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I had never been on a photography trip before and so was apprehensive that I would feel out of place among photographers but I was proven totally wrong. The ‘Skippers’ made me totally comfortable and helped me with the most basic of my camera settings.
Supriya Pathak
Mumbai
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Being my first tour, I was not only enjoying the game but also the immense confidence boost that happened because of being with Toehold

We cater to 3 different kinds of Ranthambhore travellers. Which one are you?

There are three different ways to explore Ranthambhore. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Ranthambhore wildlife tour package.

Ranthambhore Photography Group Tours

Our team of ace photographers will guide you on exciting Ranthambhore Photography Tours to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.

Upcoming Departures

Ranthambhore Wildlife Group Tours

Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departure Ranthambhore Wildlife Tour Packages are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals or families alike.

Upcoming Departures

Ranthambhore Customised Vacations

For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of packages.

Get in touch with us to customise your departure!

Why let us arrange your trip?

At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime. Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:

Precise Customisation

It’s your holiday, so you tell us how you want it, and we’ll customise it to your exact expectations, down to every possible detail, just short of what fragrance of air-freshener you’d prefer in your cab.

Expert Advice

Not clear about what you want or how to make the most of your vacation? Pick our brains and make an informed decision about how you’d like to spend your precious holiday, and then just prepare for a rollicking time.

Unmatched Experience

With partnerships with the best people in the field and a stellar logistical network, we ensure no holds are barred in helping you enjoy an enriching and memorable experience.

Flawless Orchestration

Once the plan is set, you can count on us to make your experience a flawless pleasure. A star may implode or a planet may go out of orbit, but you can rest assured your tour will motor on without a glitch.

Ranthambhore National Park & Tiger Reserve

A forest of plenty, rich in history and home to resplendent wildlife.

The invaluable jungles of Ranthambhore bear the distinction of being India’s largest expanse of dry deciduous Anogeissus pendula forest, Rajasthan’s only habitat in which a viable tiger population currently survives, a critical water catchment area, and an important bio-diversity hub supporting endangered megafauna. And with its rugged hills, steep valleys, rakish ravines and grass-covered plateaus, Ranthambhore makes tiger-watching a joy nonpareil.

The royal Bengal tiger, true to the prevailing ambience, is particularly royal here. A true emperor of all it surveys, the tiger makes its life much more public here than in most other reserves, offering a wealth of precious opportunities to observe and photograph Ranthambhore’s most charismatic tenant and implicitly its greatest guardian in all its glorious individuality.

Hunting palace in Raj Bagh
The iconic hunting palace in the middle of the Rajbagh lake in Ranthambhore

What you can expect in a Ranthambhore wildlife tour package?

You are in an ancient forest. A peacock crows his raucous call, big sambar stags stomp the ground in red alert, frogs retreat to the security of the water and chirping birds slump into a lull of silence.

A tiger walks out of the bush and strides regally across the shoreline taking your breath away. And you have witnessed the magic of the emperor who doesn’t rule merely the land but also the hearts of its inhabitants. It’s a timely experience of timeless evolutionary perfection.

But the tiger is certainly not Ranthambhore’s singular attraction. For where the apex of the food chain dwells, a whole healthy ecosystem thrives and thus abounds a great variety of watchable wildlife. 

Felines hogging a smaller share of the limelight include the leopard, which is sometimes seen straddling the rocky cliffs and steep ridges under the perilous shadow of its larger cousin; the elusive caracal with its long, tufted ears; the fascinating jungle cat and the diminutive rusty-spotted cat.

Male Tiger in Hunting Palace
A male tiger known by the number T86 spends the day in the cool relic known as the hunting palace
Leopard in Ranthambhore
A rare Leopard encounter in Ranthambhore.

Notable ungulates apart from the ubiquitous sambar and chital are India’s largest antelope, the nilgai or blue bull and the infinitely graceful and rare chinkara or Indian gazelle, which are the kinds of subjects that make photography such a rewarding vocation.

Sloth bears, jackals and Indian foxes are in attendance and a burst of fortune can lead to explosively exciting encounters and while Indian and palm civets, ruddy mongooses and the striking striped hyena are not easy to see, their pursuit in the interests of a photographic pay-dirt will keep you very keenly interested.

And over 320 species of birds in attendance, including francolins, quails, thicknees, sand grouses and partridges in the ground to minivets, flycatchers, tits, orioles, green pigeons and parakeets in the trees, the avifaunal siege is bounteous enough to keep you riveted as you snake through its magical alleyways in the quest of the king.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.
That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthuisast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hop on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.

Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

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Tiger Solstice - Ranthambhore Photo Tour Schedules

DEC 9-13, 2020

Tiger Photography Tour

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

DEC 12-16, 2020

Tiger Photography Tour

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

Tour Itinerary (4N/5D)

Please note: The Tour starts at Ranthambhore on day one after 12 noon, and ends at Ranthambhore on day five after breakfast. Transfer from and back to the nearest airport or railway station will be at an additional, actual cost. Assistance in cab-pooling will be provided but please talk to us for further help and specific needs.

Shared (or exclusive, if you prefer) onward and return road transfers will be arranged at extra cost.

Departure 1: DEC 9-13, 2020

Departure 1: DEC 12-16, 2020

You arrive at the lodge in Sawai Madhopur by lunchtime and check in. Shortly, the Skipper will facilitate a round of mutual introduction over buffet lunch and orient you to the features and the rules of the park.

The afternoon will be at leisure as we wait for everybody to check in. In the evening the Skipper will deliver a refresher of photography basics to ensure we’re all geared up for a full day’s photography the next day.

Having spent a noteworthy day replete with preparation and frolic, we enjoy a scrumptious supper before hitting the sack for the night with dreams of what lies ahead.

Over the next three days, we enjoy full-day safaris in Ranthambhore. We enter the park just after sunrise and go in search of tigers and all the other wealth of photo opportunities, to hopefully make plenty of images of many of Ranthambhore’s resident wild inhabitants.

Meanwhile, the Skipper will constantly monitor the situation and decide the strategy real-time to maximise the opportunities and derive the utmost value from the experience, and if a sighting is reported somewhere or likely, we can get there with no zone restrictions. He will also help you make great images by having the vehicle positioned rightly, and assisting you to get all the settings right.

In the evenings, we meet for a ChitraTantra or CharchaaLoka session, where a review of the experiences of the day and a discussion of all matters photography and natural-history will call a fittingly erudite end to a productive day.

After enjoying a final morning’s breakfast, we take the customary group picture, check out and disperse with many images to show and many an enthralling story to tell to our loved ones.

Cost & Terms

Individuals

INR 96,000
  • Per Person on Twin Share Accommodation

Couples

INR 1,80,000
  • Per Couple on Twin Share Accommodation

Toehold Patrons

INR 94,500
  • Per Person on Twin Share Accommodation

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

Payment Terms

Cancellation Fees

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.

That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthusiast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hope on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
Ofcourse, yes. Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

Tiger Fortress - Ranthambhore Photo Tour Schedules

NOV 21-25, 2020

Tiger Photography Tour

Skipper: Jayanth Sharma

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

We currently haven't announced departures yet for this product.

Tour Itinerary (4N/5D)

Please note: The Tour starts at Ranthambhore after 12 noon on day one, and ends at Ranthambhore after the morning safari on day 5.

Transfer from and back to the nearest airport or railway station will be at an additional, actual cost. Assistance in cab-pooling will be provided but please talk to us for further help and specific needs.

We do not have any Departure yet for this product.

You arrive at the lodge in Sawai Madhopur by lunchtime and check in. Shortly, the Skipper will facilitate a round of mutual introduction over buffet lunch and orient you to the features and the rules of the park.

Soon, it’s time for the exciting first safari. A dash of beginner’s luck can yield the coveted sight of a tiger early on the trip, getting the event off to a rollicking start, but even if feline fortune doesn’t shine through, the beauty of the park is bound to enthrall us with plenty of time remaining on the Tour to see and photograph the principal object of our pursuit.

We return to the lodge by around 06:00 p.m. and after refreshing ourselves with some hot tea, take our seats for the Tour’s first interactive session. These unique Toehold sessions, which are highly fruitful and great fun, are reported by earlier participants to be as enjoyable as the safaris themselves and should entertain as much as educate you.

Having spent a noteworthy day replete with exploration, photography and frolic, we enjoy a scrumptious supper before hitting the sack for the night with dreams of what lies ahead.

Over the next three days, we pursue photo opportunities and hopefully make plenty of images of many of Ranthambhore’s resident wild inhabitants. Each morning we start early and spend ample time during the golden morning hours, returning for a scrumptious hot-breakfast.
After a brief rest, we meet for a ChitraTantra session before lunch and set out for the afternoon safari later. In the evening, another engaging session, which we call CharchaaLoka and where we review the experiences of the day and discuss all matters photography and natural-history, will call a fittingly erudite end to the productive day.

After enjoying a final morning’s safari at Ranthambhore, we breakfast, take the customary group picture, check out and disperse with many images to show and many an enthralling story to tell to our loved ones.

Cost & Terms

Individuals

INR 49,500
  • Per Person on Twin Share Accommodation

Couples

INR 97,000
  • Per Couple on Twin Share Accommodation

Toehold Patrons

INR 48,000
  • Per Person on Twin Share Accommodation

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

Payment Terms

Cancellation Fees

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.

That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthusiast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hope on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
Ofcourse, yes. Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.