Nov 2016 | Rs. 39,800
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A dream place for tiger lovers. The place, the setting is just something to be experienced. It has been quite a very happening place in recent times. Charismatic and bold tigers give great opportunities for sighting and photography. Last time when we saw a tiger commonly known as the Arrow-head come out and hunt a Sambar deer right in front of us, the moment was just exhilarating to say the least. Any wildlife lover’s dream isn’t it.
WHAT YOU LEARN
A great opportunity to observe, learn about and photograph the majestic cat in its dominion. You will understand the nuances of wildlife photography. How best to use the available light to create high impact images. How to posit yourself properly and wait for the right moment rather than go trigger happy. A lot of interactions on the field and off it regarding compositions and post processing will help you to up your photography skills many notches.
A Tete-a-Tete with the Royal Bengal Tiger
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in Northern India. Along with Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary it is spread over 400 sq. kms of pristine forests. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and was a very popular game sanctuary for the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Ranthambore is mainly famous for its tigers but it is also home to a variety of animals like Leopards, striped hyenas, Sambar deer, chital, nilgai, macaques, five-striped palm squirrels, Indian false vampires, Indian flying foxes. The park also has a large number of reptiles like marsh crocodiles, desert monitors, banded kraits, cobras, Ganga turtles, Russel’s vipers, and more – giving wildlife enthusiasts and photographers a chance to observe, experience and make photographs of a variety of animals in one of the most pristine wildlife settings in the country.
Ranthambore is unique for the fact that you spot all these animals in day-time itself, (thanks to the rich forest cover), making it an ideal place for experimenting with wide angle, zoom and subjects in-motion wildlife photographs. Birdwing’s tour of Ranthambore is an exciting and experiential in wildlife photo-tour where you will not only get to learn making great pictures but will also be given a heads up on the natural history of the place and the subjects (flora & fauna), giving you a better understanding and a unique perspective into wildlife photography.
The best time to visit Ranthambore is during the winters. It is a pretty cinematic experience and as you enter the park the winter mist lifts off to reveal the beauty of the forest. Expect a beautiful uniform golden ray of sunlight during winters for a prolonged period in the day. And this is best for the activity of the mammals. Ready for some thrilling wildlife photography then?
Day 1 – Nov 24th ( Thu )
You will assemble at the resort around lunch time and our tour guide will quickly brief you about the park. Post which you will head out for the first safari inside the park.
Once you return, you can have a friendly discussion about the sightings with the tour guide and other tour members while you sip on a cup of hot tea. Soon it’ll be time for dinner and once you are done, you can tuck yourself away in bed for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2 – Nov 25th ( Fri )
Wake up to piping hot chai and off you go into the forest for a second safari. Your tour expert would have gathered information on the previous day sightings from other zones and will try to pick up clues which will help in tracking the tigers and other wildlife. Hope for some good sightings there! When you return to the resort for lunch and once you finish, you can have an image review session with the guide. Post tea in the evening, you will head for another safari, this time in the evening and that will be your third safari. The best part of day 2 is the dinner- an awesome Rajasthani meal.
Day 3 – Nov 26th ( Sat )
You repeat what you did on day 2, only to hope and have more sightings and more photography opportunities. Also, we will try to visit local village and meet tribals. This will give you an opportunity to learn about a day in the life of a tribal who lives right at the periphery of forests.
Day 4 – Nov 27th ( Sun )
While the tour comes to an end on this day, its worth entering the forest one more time looking for the Ranthambore charismatic tigers, beautiful birds and other wildlife in the park.
We close our tour with a good group picture and part our ways to respective railway station/airport until Birdwing brings you back together on an another awesome tour in the future.
THINGS TO NOTE
10° to 15°
Lens- Telephoto and Wide angle
Comfortable & dull coloured clothes
Hat and glasses
A pullover or sweater
Bring your own toiletries
ID given while booking the tour.
TERMS AND CONDITION
- INR 15,000/- advance required for provisional reservation
- Needed towards securing of forest permit with valid ID proof.
- Remainder (100% ) within 30 days from the first payment
- 60% refund if cancelled before 2 months from the date of travel
- 20% refund if cancelled after 2 months and before 1 month from the date of travel
- No refund if cancelled within 1 month of the date of travel
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.