Striking Ranthambore National Park presents a different side of Rajasthan to the forts and palaces usually associated with the state. The jungle-filled park is full of wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tiger. This five-day trip to Ranthambore from Delhi by train is an easy way to visit the park. Enjoy wildlife-spotting safari activities at the best times of day for observing elusive animals and birds, and have a good chance of spotting the king of the jungle himself.

Highlights

  • Travel by comfortable express train from Delhi to Ranthambore
  • Spot monkeys, deer, and birds in the Ranthambore National Park
  • With luck, see an elusive tiger (there are more here than anywhere else in India)

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Delhi! Delhi
Day 2 Travel by Shatabdi Train to Ranthambore Ranthambore
Day 3 Morning and Evening Game Drives Ranthambore
Day 4 Return to Delhi by Train Delhi
Day 5 Depart Delhi  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Delhi!

Welcome to Delhi!

Arrive in Delhi. You'll be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Take time to read over your itinerary documents, and have a good rest. 

Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many empires, and each dynasty has left behind monuments and memories that are still here today. Very few cities in the world have the diversity in architectural styles that Delhi does. 

Day 2: Travel by Shatabdi Train to Ranthambore

Ranthambore safari
Ranthambore safari

Today you'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to New Delhi Railway Station for your train journey to Ranthambore National Park. Trains depart in the early afternoon, and arrive in the early evening.

Ranthambore National Park is located at the meeting of the Aravalli and Vindhya Mountain ranges, and is one of the finest places in North India to see animals and birds. It has the largest population of tigers of all national parks in India. Formerly a hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is now a tiger reserve and has restored its natural beauty and its dry deciduous forest cover. As well as the king of the jungle you may see monkeys, deer, crocodiles, and birds like purple herons, kingfishers, cormorants, parakeets, partridges, and more. 

After arriving in Ranthambore in the early evening you'll be met at the station and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3: Morning and Evening Game Drives

Female Bengal tiger in Ranthambore

The mornings and evenings are the best times of day to see animals in the Ranthambore National Park, so you'll be taken out for morning and evening game drives. You'll be taken out in a shared Jeep (max. six people) and escorted by a naturalist. There will be many opportunities to take pictures of animals and birds. Wake up early for your first safari, and return to the hotel for lunch. In the later afternoon, head out for a second foray into the jungle to catch glimpses of some more animal and bird species.

Day 4: Return to Delhi by Train

Delhi Railway Station
Delhi Railway Station

Return to Delhi early this morning by train, arriving in the capital by mid-afternoon. Upon arrival you'll be met and taken to Dilli Haat, an open-air bazaar and food plaza. There are many craft stalls where you can admire and buy handicrafts from all over India, especially textiles and clothing, as well as foods from all around this huge country.

Later, you'll be transferred to your hotel near the airport.

Day 5: Depart Delhi

Delhi Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

Transfer to the airport in good time for your onward flight home. Namaste!

Map

Map of Hidden Rajasthan: Ranthambore National Park by Train - 5 Days
Map of Hidden Rajasthan: Ranthambore National Park by Train - 5 Days