Love the thrill involved in waiting for that perfect moment to spot tigers in a dense forest then head to Ranthambore National Park for a wild Ranthambore Safari.
Ranthambore is the home to Royal Bengal tiger with many other endangered species.
Today our plan was to experience jungle life in Rajasthan. So, we took early morning train from Jaipur Railway Station (JP) to Sawai Madhopur station (SWM - Nearest railway station to Ranthambhore). After reaching at Sawai Madhopur station we put our luggage in the cloak room. One retiring room was also pre booked in Sawai Madhopur station for freshen up. Because at night we had train for Udaipur. One can book safari in advance through online portal. The website is : http://fmdss.forest.rajasthan.gov.inBut unfortunately, we are not lucky enough to get the advance ticket. So, we stood in a queue for getting spot booking. Oh, it was a long waiting for us. Safari timings for Ranthambhore National Park is mentioned below:From 1st Feb to 31st March and from 1st October to 31st October : Morning Trip from 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. and Evening Trip from 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.From 1st November to 31st January : Morning Trip from 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. and Evening Trip from 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.From 1st April to 15th May : Morning Trip from 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. and Evening Trip from 3.30 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.From 15th May to 30th June : Morning Trip from 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. and Evening Trip from 3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.
The Tiger reserve is divided into 10 Zones in two parts ( Zone 01 – Zone 05) and (Zone 06 – Zone 10) , with Zone 01 – Zone 05 being considered as prime areas for spotting the gorgeous Bengal TigerTiger CountAs of reports in 2019 – the tiger count at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is close of 70, with a significant increase of count between the years 2016-2018How to book the Safari inside the Ranthambore Tiger ReserveBooking a safari for the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve can be really tricky and requires some meticulous planning and attention to details. Once can easily fall into the trap of online booking agents who would charge you a bomb for last minute reservations and very low probabilities of sighting the royal beast. You can book the Safari vehicles via the following ways:-1. Online Travel Planners :- There are many online agents and holiday planners who can book the online safari for you inside the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve2. Hotels and Resort :- Depending on the hotel you rare staying in – they can also arrange for the safari vehicle for you3. Self-online booking :- Via the Forest Management & Decision Support System (FMDSS) Rajasthan portalThings to keep in mind while choosing a SafariZone type – While booking your safari, always prefer to book any zone from Zone 01 – Zone 06, as they are considered the prime areas for tiger spotting. Zone 03 is considered as one of the best performing (due to presence of a number of water bodies inside) zones followed by Zone 02 and Zone 04Vehicle Type – There are two types of safari vehicles allowed inside the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The Canter and the Gypsy.
5. RanthamboreWhere : Rajasthan, IndiaMajor Attraction : Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort, Ganesh TempleFamous for : Wild life, Bird watching, safariRanthambore national park is mainly famous for Bengal Tigers and is a popular place in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. During march, as the weather is pleasant, it becomes heavenly place for wildlife lover. Apart from this, you can find many colorful birds during this season. Ranthambore national park is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, which is around 150 km from Jaipur. There are several trains from Jaipur (Station code: JP) to Sawai Madhopur (Station code: SWM). As per your preference you can choose the same. If you are planning to visit Rajasthan during March, you can include Ranthambore in your plan.