After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ranthambhore (approx 270 Kms / 07 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in gratitude of Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. During 1564 A.D. The emperor seeked the blessing of Seikh Salim Chisti for a son.
When his son was finally born, he constructed his capital city, an architectural epic in red sandstone. and named it Fatehpur Sikri. The city was later abandoned due to shortage of water and unrest in the north-west. The architectural fusion depicted in the buildings has made it one of the most revered tourist attractions. The beautiful marble tomb of saint still attracts thousands who seek blessings.
Later continue your drive to Ranthambore.
Near the township of Sawai Madhopur, in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is an outstanding example of Project Tiger’s efforts at conservation in the country. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. As a result of the stringent efforts in conservation, tigers, the prime assets of the Park, have become more and more active during the day. More than in any other park or sanctuary in India, tigers are easily spotted here in daylight. It is very easy to chance upon a tiger lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down sambhar around the lakes. Apart from tigers, you will come across a few panthers too. The other permanent residents of the park include marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats and sloth bears. Sambars are found in abundance all over the area, the prime target of all predators. Chital, nilgai and chinkara are the other inhabitants of the region. The avian population comprises of black storks, quails, Bonelli’s eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles and painted storks.
On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Overnight stay at Ranthambore