Slow Safari: Tigers of Ranthambore, Jan 5 - 15, 2020
A 11-Day Photographic Journey with Jeremy Woodhouse & Abhishek Hajela
(11 days – 11 nights)
What is a Slow Safari?
Gone is the hectic wildlife photography safari where you are constantly moving from camp to camp every 2-3 days. Gone is the constant repacking, driving, flying to get to the next destination, only to have to move again to make way for the next group of travellers.
Our "Slow Safaris", to hand-picked destinations in Africa and India, will allow you to stay in one camp for anywhere up to 10 nights (or more), allowing you to immerse yourself in one place — to get to know the movement of the animals and the rhythm of the bush — to have the luxury of, let's say, being able to follow the progress of a young lion cub as it gets to know ITS environment.
The "Slow Safari" is comfortable — you will have enough space where you can unpack and spread out. You can afford to take the day off…if you want to. Our vehicles, though relatively small will have plenty of room for cameras. The use of time is ours to plan the way WE want it.
This luxury Slow Safari has been created to give you plenty of time to get to know Ranthambore National Park, one of the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. We will make 2 safaris each day, the first early in the morning as the jungle awakens, and the second during the last hours of daylight when the wildlife becomes more active.
Full Day Safaris
We will also have 2 opportunities to spend the whole day in the park—this supplement is included in the cost of the tour.
The Maruti Gypsy will accommodate 3 people plus a guide
Day 1: Sun, 5 Jan–Arrival in Delhi
On your arrival in Delhi you will be met by an Pixelchrome representative who will escort you to your hotel and assist in checking-in. (check in immidiately). After a long flight, the day is free to walk around or relax at the hotel.
O/N Ibis New Delhi Aerocity
Day 2: Mon, 6 Jan–Sightseeing in old Delhi/Ranthambore
After breakfast we will start our first sightseeing tour of India with old Delhi. This will give you a chance to get comfortable with India’s energy and pace of life and acclimatize to its people and surroundings.
Delhi is India’s capital and political hub, and is a modern, cosmopolitan city buzzing with energy. But, it retains its root as an ancient city with a rich historical past. Settled seven times over the centuries, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its urban edge. Delhi is India’s showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture – everything is available here – waiting to be discovered.
Later today we will drive to Delhi Railway Station to board our train to Ranthambore. Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the Railway station and check-in at the hotel.
Ranthambore is situated at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Since becoming one of the original 11 areas under Project Tiger in 1973, the park has recovered much of its previous natural glory. The blend between nature and history is strong in this park - the fort, temples, tanks and other relics are a constant reminder of man's involvement in the area. The fort commanded a large region and up to the late 13th century was the centre of a Hindu kingdom. During the 18th century the Maharajas of Jaipur protected the area as a hunting area for and and it is thanks to an extension of this protection that the park exists today.
O/N Jungle Villas, Ranthambore National Park B,D
Jungle Vilas Resort, Ranthambhore built in the modern, exclusively designed and beautifully furnished. The Resort is located in the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and lies in 10 acres of natural forest in the buffer area of Ranthambhore National Park.
Day 3 - 10: Tue, 7 Jan - Tue 14 Jan–Ranthambore National Park
For the next 8 days we will enjoy two game-drives at the park, first early before breakfast and second later in the afternoon. We will also have 2 opportunities to spend the whole day in the park—this supplement is included in the cost of the tour.
Ranthambore has an impressive range of animal species within its 392 sq. km, including sambar, cheetal, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, leopard and the highly endangered royal bengal tiger. The rich birdlife reflects the range of flora on which it feeds. During the winter months, the lakes attract a variety of migrant water birds.
During the daytime, after you have had time to relax at the resort we explore local cultures in some of the nearby villages.
Ranthambore amazing diversity of birdlife makes this region a “twitcher's paradise” Ornithologists have been fascinated by the over 350 species of birds that make Ranthambore their home at one time of the year or another. These can be observed and studied around the wildlife resorts. Alternatively guests are driven to birding and nesting sites around the countryside, accompanied by specialist bird guides.
O/N Jungle Villas, Ranthambore National Park B,L,D
Day 11: Wed, 15 Jan–Ranthambore - Delhi
Early this morning we will board our train to Delhi. On Arrival at Delhi, you will be assisted in check-in at your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to relax, later this evening you will be transferred to the International Airport to board your flight back home.
O/N Ibis New Delhi Aerocity
Arrival, Departure & Visa
Arrival & Meeting Place
New Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport. You will be met by our representative and dropped of at the Ibis New Delhi Aerocity
New Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.
All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through the online application link, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.
Please Note: This link is the official Government link. Using any other link will incur extra administrative costs.
The months of October and November are considered as post-monsoonal season that brings in relief with a maximum temperature from 33°C to 38°C and a minimum temperature of 18°C and 20°C. The coldest month in Rajasthan is January.
Hindi is the most spoken language in India. It is also one of the country's official languages. Hindi is also the fourth most spoken language in the world after Mandarin, Spanish, and English. Currently, there are 551,416,518 Hindi speakers in India.
The currency which circulates in India’s economy is the Indian rupee. The rupee derives its name from ‘rupiya,’ which was a silver coin released in the 16th century by Sultan Sher Shah Suri. The rupee contains 100 paise, although 25 paise is no longer regarded as legal tender. The Reserve Bank of India controls the disbursement of the rupee.
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Before you pay your deposit, please register for this tour
Tour dates: Jan 5 - 15, 2020
Cost: $7,800 (includes the supplement for 2 FULL-DAY safaris)
Single Supplement: $1,050
Max Group Size: 6
6 SPOTS OPEN
Photographer: Jeremy Woodhouse
Once you have made your flight arrangements, please fill in the form at the link below
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Paying by check
If you would like to pay your deposit and/or balance with a check, please make the check payable to: Pixelchrome, Inc and mail it to:
605 Rouen Drive,
McKinney TX 75070
Paying by Wire Transfer
If you would like to pay by Wire Transfer please send the funds to the following bank account (please make sure that you cover the fee for the draft).
Please inform us by email once you have sent the draft.
Bank: Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Account #: 4428-000051
Routing #: 121000248
Swift #: WFBIUS6S
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
2851 South Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 439-3416
Virtual Private Network
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