Dos and Don’ts for a Tiger Safari

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Hiya Everyone, I am slowly becoming a seasoned traveller. 8 out of 10 times I am very well packed. So I thought I’d give some pointers on my travels after every trip. This one is especially for a tiger safari. Here you go πŸ™‚

  • Pack a lot of tee shirts and shorts. Mostly people go for Safaris during the hot weather so after every safari, you’d be drenched in sweat. You would need light airy clothes. If you are not comfortable wearing shorts, go for linen pants such as these.Β Don’t wear skirts. You would have to get in an out of the jeep and wearing skirts is not the best option.
  • Carry a very high SPF sunscreen with you. In my case, my skin burns and peels from the sun more than it gets tanned. Only a good sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of sunglasses can save you from both sun and heat.Β 
  • For afternoon safaris, it’s best to wear full sleeves tee. But don’t cover yourself too much. You should keep yourself airy and comfy at the same time.
  • Always carry a scarf with you. It is a greatΒ saviorΒ in protecting you from the jungle dust.
  • Stock your jeep with lots of water and some eatables. Mostly safaris are 3 hour trips so you’d end up being hungry during this time period. Wasabi peas were the fav among us. πŸ˜›
  • Camera is a must for any trip. A good zoom is alwaysΒ preferredΒ to capture the wildlife.
  • Pack some light outfits for dinner. That’s probably the only time you’d get to freshen up and relax. So why leave an opportunity to prettify ourselves. πŸ˜‰
  • Go light on makeup. A good compact, a tinted moisturizer, a lip balm, bright lipsticks and waterproof mascara are just enough. I couldn’t think of wearing kajal in such heat. If you like kajal, go for a waterproof one.
  • A pair of sturdy light weight sneakers would go a long way – would keep your feet free of dust, and are easy to walk in.
  • A good multi purpose bag is a must have. Trust me, you’d need it. In my case I carried my Furla bag and my friend Richa had a very sturdy black shopper’s bag.
  • Try to get back to your hotels before the sunset. Sometimes wild animals come on the road, you don’t want to take that risk.
  • Pack a swimsuit to enjoy the pool. (optional) πŸ™‚

Overall, just have fun. People get too worried about getting tanned during the safaris. I think travel comes with its pros and cons. Somethings you can be prepared for but some things you have to let go. Richa has a back problem so she carriedΒ cushionsΒ on the jeep and travelled on the bumpy roads. We had to wake up at 5 in the morning for the morning safari and step out in the scorching sun for the afternoon safari. It was a very exhausting trip. But, you know, it was all worth it when we spotted the tiger. You just need that spirit of travel to make your trip worthwhile. πŸ™‚

Sharing some pics from the last day. We went to the Ranthambore fort to gather the history. It was a very steep climb up but the guide kept telling us stories about the place and it didn’t feel too long a walk. πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy our tiger safari as much as we did. Talk to you soon. Mwwaaahhh!!!

orange summer dress


willow dress

orange willow dress

zariin ring

chanel bag boy

The fort map!
That’s where the king used to offer his prayer everyday
It’s good to be on the other side of the lens sometime. : )
ranthambore blog
Doing what princesses used to do back then – just sit and catch the view of the beautiful lake and mountains
Picture perfect!
Ganesh temple ranthambhore
the shiv temple while going up
Adding color to the barren fort!
beautiful fort! Imagine how grand it must be during its time
Water stop and a make shift table
that’s where the wars used to take place – ran bhoomi
chit chat on a hot summer afternoon
time to offer prayers at the ganesh temple
send letters from no where
Dressed to impress
Gandhijee ke teen bandar : D
chilling out!
ranthambhore travel
the view
Little prayers for their own homes one day
Standing out
Women wear the prettiest color combinations in Rajasthan
ranthambhore rajasthan travel
a long way up!
ranthambhore fort
protection from enemies
ranthambhore india
it ends!

Dress : Willow (Maison)
Shoes : Zara
Bag : Chanel Boy
Ring : Zariin

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40 Responses to Dos and Don’ts for a Tiger Safari

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  2. sreya says:

    ok ok this is just awesome πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ these trips, pics and experience are for lifetimes. they stay forever πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ i am too impressed to comment some more πŸ™‚ i just want to stare at this pic like forever πŸ˜€ loved every bit of it πŸ™‚

  3. pia says:

    lady u r oozing oompphhh… u r sizzling in this hot hot summer in ur orange dress.. has anyone said how amazing u look in orange.. simply love this outfit.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ the safari pics r soo awesome.. pics r coming alive thru the laptop screen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    thanks for the tips.. def need this.. hehe/.. muuwaahhhh

  4. pinky says:

    cool dress rati!!!!!perfect for the boiling temperature in ranthambore and i love the way u tag the tittles with the pictures .i would say “picture perfect definition” and u r furla bag is a very statementtishhh. i love the way how u kept u r makeup minimal.The fort is magnificent and love love u r channel boy dear. *hugssss*

  5. Esha says:

    Rati, I loved the orange dress.. it’s super.. πŸ™‚ I have no words to describe how gorgeous you look in it.. πŸ˜› This is a very useful post, bookmarking it… πŸ™‚ and I loved all the pictures.. πŸ™‚

  6. Janey says:

    You shared some great tips! Thank you for that πŸ™‚ I do love your outfit – the orange and that pop of colour from the shoes; it looks great.

  7. Ritu R says:

    I don’t know anybody other than you who can carry all colors and color combinations with as much oomph, Rati…. you look so fresh in the pics, though I know it must have been tiring…have been to 3 safari trips in the past, and I know it breaks the back πŸ™
    now I want an orange dress…. πŸ˜›

  8. Ramya says:

    I am just too awed to even think of words Rati. The trip, the tiger video, the amazing pics, the way u described everything, just took me to another world.. Am enjoying the posts so so much. As though I traveled there myself. thanks a ton for sharing all ur experiences.. πŸ™‚ n need I even mention how gorgeous u look?? The dress rocks!!!

    • Rati says:

      thank you ramya. :)) It was just an amazing experience. πŸ™‚ I totally love this dress. t’s very different from what I have worn in the past. So guess that makes it extra special. :)) Always good to read your comments. :-*

  9. calicoaster says:

    Awwwww… are looking super duper hawwwwwwwwwwwwt and seccsssssssyyyy in this orange dress…Sooo yummilicious like an orange smoothie in hawt hawt summer..hihihi….and thanksss for sharing the list..I know how safari trips are. I’ve been to Ranthambore and Bangalore’s wild life sanctuary many times and I can totally relate to the experience. However, you are soooper dooper lucky to catch the royal beast at Ranthambore. We weren’t that lucky there, but could catch the sight at Bangalore…but guess there they’ve made boundaries for each beast and they take you through gates, so I think you are bound to see one..duh! Anyways…loveddddddddd the pics….really colorful and remind me of my Rajashtan days…Have spent 5 colorful years of my life there out of which 2 years were spent at a place near Sawai Madhopur – Lakheri.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thanks for letting me go through a virtual tour to the place….even though I don’t comment has been my habit to go through this blog and your posts DAILY…Absolutely love it here!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      That’s so sweet cali. Thanks a ton! :)) This was our second trip to ranthambhore and we were mighty lucky to see the tiger and that too in its most natural form. I think I am totally in love with rajasthan. The more i go there, the more i want to explore it.

      How is your little boy doing? Must be getting naughtier by day? πŸ˜€

  10. Devie says:

    This tips come right in time! I travel to a sooooper dooooper hot place next month and didn’t know how to pack. Linen pants and bright lipsticks move to the top of the list.
    Before I read the caption on your “princesses” photo, I’m like, “look at ’em, lounging around like royalty!” πŸ˜› Orange is gorgeous on you…love how you accessorized! Nice to catch a few glimpses of Sanjeev — he’s a sharp dresser πŸ™‚ Men’s fashion blog coming soon? God knows, Indian men need help πŸ˜› Besides it’s unfair that just us women benefit from IMBB and FP!
    Your friend and you could pass for sisters, I’m sure you get that often! πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      oh yeah, bright lips are quite a saviours in this hot weather. πŸ˜€ Thankooo. And Sanjeev starting a man’s fashion blog… boy! you’d get to see only one post in two months.. Moody people I tell ya. πŸ˜›

      I would love to hear about your travels! I am getting so excited. πŸ˜›

      I don’t know about being sisters but we like to talk. πŸ˜€ loll!!

  11. Dita says:

    Perfect tips!

  12. sandhya says:

    rati di i understand you wanted the chanel badg to steal the show but this dress is not much to my liking! i loved teh black and white tee though, are you wearing brown pants or skirt behind it, very nice combination. Will try out! and as i say these days to my husband no travelouge to any palce can do justice to any place better than out tg sir’s photos! the way he captures the life of any place is amazing! would love to learn photography frmo him one day.

    • Rati says:

      well sandhya, I don’t think you understood it at all. πŸ™‚ I wanted dress to steal the show and that’s why everything else is kept minimal. I love this dress. Have worn it twice already. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea since it does not go by the norms of ‘fashion rules’. I like it so I wore it. :))

      Thank you for you kind words. πŸ™‚

      • sandhya says:

        rati di didnt mean to ill comment you. I am sorry! i really didnt understand! But you look bang on best as always! Maybe this takes a little getting used too as I have not seen sch dresses in a lot of places! I loved the color and texture too!

  13. nainaB says:

    Hi Rati Di

    I am planning to finally splurge on a nice open toe pump in Gold or Bronze .I have almost same personality like yours, plus I am size 7.5 in shoes with a wide feet *sob*sob* none of the heels I bought so far were comfortable enough. What according to you shall I buy-
    Steve Madden or any other brand you suggest in this range.


    • Rati says:

      Hi naina, I have the most comfortable heels from zara so my pick would be from zara only. You may however check charles and keith and steve madden as well. Never had a good experience with mango shoes! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  14. nadia says:

    hey Rati, u know one thing? i loveeeeee imbb 100 times more than three days ego. because i sent a mail to imbb mentioning problems with awaiting moderation but as soon as u guys got the mail u have taken care of it and replied me and now i am able to comment on it.:D πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ u are an amazing lady i tell u…u and the other guys of imbb made me realize that how much i love makeup:) πŸ™‚ :)..secretly telling u one thing!! ( dont share with your hubby!!) if i would be a boy i would fall for u already πŸ˜› don’t take it otherwise hihi πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …but i really love the way you dress:) :)…love and tc…

  15. Abinaya says:

    Hello gorgeous! You look like a diva in that dress Rati!! πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait for my semester exams to end, off on multiple vacations after that! To the States for sister’s wedding, Disneyland and about 15 days there. A stopover at Dubai before US – I grew up in Dubai, 16 long years – so can’t wait to share what is home to me! After this family trip, the bf and I are off to Coorg for a week – got impressed by your photos and decided to visit! Thanks for that.
    I have to say that travel photographs are the best ever! We can keep returning to them and the memories just overflow, don’t they? It must be so beautiful to look at them years later and still remember some fine details. <3 Keep travelling hun, there's nothing that gives more pleasure than new experiences – I'm sure you agree! πŸ™‚
    Love your tips, I should totally find time for a tiger safari soon. πŸ™‚

    Tiiiiight hugs to you and your friend Richa is very pretty!!

    • Rati says:

      Thanks abhinaya. :)) I sooo love Dubai. I want to keep going back there. Women love fashion and makeup so much in dubai, it’s so inspiring to see them. Although I do like to dress up 5 days out of 7 in a week but Dubai is one place where I wanted to wake up every morning and dress up. Love it. I have never bene to states. Hopefully would go there soon. You have a great trips. Yeah I love my travel pics. they are like my special memories. I see them and talk about these memories with sanjeev. It’s a great feeling. Would love to show them someday to my kids! πŸ™‚ Do stay at vivanta in coorg. It is one of its kind experience. :))

      Thank you. She is stunning!! :))

      • Abinaya says:

        Thanks for the suggestion about where to stay in Coorg! Will ask the bf to find out and book rooms πŸ™‚ You’re one UH-MAZING lady! <3

  16. sugar Lane says:

    LOOOOve it!
    great pics,

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