Willing to see a tiger is an urge of every travel enthusiast and I was the one among them, so I decided to visit Ranthambore for a wildlife trail before the park closed for the monsoon. I was trying to check my luck at Ranthambore National Park because it seems to be very difficult to spot tigers in its natural habitat. Luckily, I saw tigress with her cubs and the moment was so pleasurable that make my trip worth of it. Cubs were jumping around her mother and prancing all around. Another tigress and her cubs remained elusive, but I spot many other wild animals in the reserve. It took us for four Ranthambore safaris over one full and two half days.
My Ranthambore Safari schedule
Safari 1, since after my arrival – As soon as we reached Ranthambore, we were left for Ranthambore Safari. Initially, there was nothing more than deer but as we were continuing we saw a flash of orange which may turn out to be a tiger. No doubt, Machli it was. Almost 800 meters she continuously followed us pausing to get cool in the puddles along the way. We all got engaged in admiring Machli, a peacock distract us by dancing on the front of our jeep. It was fun after all. Machli is the queen of Ranthambore National Park which is well-documented as a slayer of crocodiles. She’s an old tigress of 17 years and has lost most of her canines.
Safari 2, the very next day in Ranthambore – This time it was zone 1 and we came back from this safari without spotting a tiger but had learned a lesson of patience. The zone is best known as a house of popular tigress Noor and her cubs. We reached a spot which was surrounded by other jeeps and canters and hear a roar of a tigress and this sets us on high expectations. Later a rumor spread that the tigress had just had water and was not likely to come out. So, we left the spot and went back.
Safari 3, same day evening safari – The safari starts at 3:30 pm and we went straight to the watering hole where cubs had been sawn in the morning. After a while, tigress named Noor walked up to the watering hole and stayed there for almost 30 minutes by cooling herself in the water afterward she call her cubs and all set for photography. Then she got up to go to the cubs and then slowly came down the hill with the little ones. Almost 15 jeeps and canters were standing there to encounter the tigress. She had maintained enough distance that makes her cubs not too close to human beings.
Safari 4, next day morning – This was the last Ranthambore Safari and we entered the zone where we got a chance to encounter with another tigress and her cubs. The tigress was named as Krishna. Her cubs eluded us, but then we rewarded with another chance of sighting tiger known as Suraj a male descendant of Machli. The tiger was an adult but for us, he was not less than a full grown tiger. We have captured his exclusive majestic walk in our cameras.
We had previously booked our stay at Maa Ashapura Farm in Ranthambore which gives us the most wonderful experience that enhances our journey to Ranthambore. We had enjoyed a comfy stay at the farm and a lot more fun activities like a village tour with the horse, horse riding training from experts, swimming pool experience, and the best thing is organic farming. They have served us the most delicious organic food. We had booked our stay in ultra luxury machan of Maa Ashapura Farm which gives us the most pleasing sight of natural surroundings and green fields of the farm.
The entire journey was full of fun and excitement that make this journey the most memorable one. This was the best wildlife journey of my life.