Jaipur - Ranthambhore Break (4 Nights)

Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Wildlife Safari
Birdwatching in Ranthambhore
Amer Fort
Jantar Mantar Observatory (Photo Courtesy: Knowledge Seeker)
Hawa Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Firoze Edassery)
The lower tank of the temple
Overview of the temple (Photo Courtesy: China Crisis)
Jaigarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Matthew Laird Acred)
Nahargarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Acred99)
Amphitheatre at Jawahar Kala Kendra (Photo Courtesy: Sanyambahga)
Outside Kanak Vrindavan Gardens (Photo Courtesy: ArishG)
Jal Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Jal Mahal Project)

Jaipur - Ranthambhore Break is a popular short break for guests looking to mix heritage experience (Jaipur) with Wildlife / Bird watching (Ranthambhore).


Jaipur(2) - Ranthambhore(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.
  • Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Jaipur - Ranthambhore via Dausa
  • Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari in Ranthambhore
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory (5.00 kms), Hawa Mahal (5.00 kms), City Palace Jaipur (5.00 kms), Moti Doongri (5.00 kms), Jal Mahal (9.00 kms), Amer Fort (12.00 kms), Mehandipur Balaji Temple (60.00 kms)

Ranthambhore - Wildlife and Birdwatching in Ranthambhore (1.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Jaipur Departure - Sawai Madhopur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
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  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to thoroughly explore all elements of Jaipur may stay for a night longer. Guests looking to visit Taj Mahal, may add 1 or 2 nights in Agra to the itinerary.

  • Jaipur to Ranthambhore -180 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Sawai Madhopur -12 kms (0.5 hrs)

Jaipur(2) - Ranthambhore(2) - Sawai Madhopur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.  Arrival at Jaipur. Jaipur is a major destination in Rajasthan visited for its heritage experience. Guests can visit local markets for handicraft shopping in evening and enjoy a Dinner at Chokhi Dhani Restaurant. (Ethnic Indian Restaurant serving Vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine).

Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing  Proceed for full day sightseeing covering Amer Fort (Elephant ride is possible), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal and City Palace, Jal Mahal, Moti Doongri Temple etc. Evening explore local market for shopping.

Day-3 Jaipur - Ranthambhore via Dausa Proceed to Ranthambhore (180 kms - 4.5 hrs), enroute visit Mehandipur Balaji Temple (Lord Hanuman Temple). Ranthambhore is a wildlife destination and home to a healthy Tiger Population and Migratory Birds in Winter (Oct - March).

Day-4 Morning and Evening Safari in Ranthambhore Morning and evening Safari in the Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is spread under 100 sq kms and Tiger sighting is frequent. Zone allocation in Ranthambhore is never certain, no. of Jeeps allowed in the park is limited (one is required to book well in advance to avail Jeep Safari) and so Canter safari experience is average.

Day-5 Departure Depart for Jaipur (180 kms - 4.5 hours) and proceed for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Jaipur :

  • Jantar Mantar Observatory - The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in 18th century. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of few such other built in that period and is considered one of the world heritage site.

  • Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal is a unique five-storey building built in 1799 akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah". Its a popular monument to visit for guests arriving at Jaipur for its unique architecture and views around the area.

  • City Palace Jaipur - City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur which was the seat of the royal family of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum (Sawai Mansingh Museum) but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.

  • Moti Doongri - Moti Dungri Temple is a Lord Ganesha temple and a major attraction in Jaipur. Set on a hilltop, the temple is well visited all through the year.

  • Jal Mahal - Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Number of birds seen around the lake makes it a good place for a bird watcher to arrive in winter.

  • Amer Fort - Amer Fort is located in Amer, 12 kilometres from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of Jaipur, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built in 18th century and is known for its artistic style. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The fort is a must for its different areas, its spread over 4 levels and its aesthetic ambiance. The areas comprise Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. There is also a stepwell nearby that could be an interesting visit for any traveller.

  • Mehandipur Balaji Temple - Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa is a Lord Hanuman Temple and renowned pilgrim centre at 60 kms from Jaipur, just off Agra Road.

Ranthambhore :

  • Wildlife and Birdwatching in Ranthambhore - Ranthambhore is most visited park of Rajasthan. Its a relatively smaller park spread over 90 sq kms and accessed from Sawai Madhopur Station (12 kms) or Jaipur (180 kms). Ranthambore is best known for its large tiger population. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. Sightings are Average for Tigers and Average to Good for other Mammals. Besides tigers, the reserve has bird population with more than 270 different species of birds.

Destination Overview

Sawai Madhopur - Sawai Madhopur is a prominent railhead and arrival point for neighboring Ranthambhore Tiger sanctuary (12 kms).

Jaipur - Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and one of the major tourist destinations of India and part of the famed “Golden Triangle” itinerary route along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur has now evolved into a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Ranthambhore - The Ranthambhore National Park is a tiger reserve and a popular ex-Delhi getaway.

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  • Jaipur to Ranthambhore -180 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Sawai Madhopur -12 kms (0.5 hrs)

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  • Jaipur to Ranthambhore -180 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Sawai Madhopur -12 kms (0.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Ranthambhore offers a Wildlife experience but regular visitors to other Wildlife areas (such as Bandhavgarh) may not find the experience upto the mark. For availing Jeep Safaris very early planning and reservation is recommended. However Bird watching at Lakes and farms around Ranthambhore (e.g. Surval Lake) is excellent during Winter when migratory birds arrive. Guests with interests in bird watching could focus more on safaris around Ranthambhore than inside the park safaris.

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