Best time to visit7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Open hours6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and weekends- 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM, The park only opens from October to May
Things to dowildlife tours, photography
BudgetIndians with canter- INR 75, Indians with gypsy- INR 130, Foreigners with canter- 475, Foreigners with gypsy- INR 530, guide- INR 20- 0
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank1 out of 28 attractions in Sawai Madhopur
This is the main attraction of the Sawai Madhopur District and a delight for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Tigers are the main attraction in this park and it is also a part of the Project Tiger. This is more of a forest covering a large area where tigers are left to roam around at their own will. There are instructions instead for tourists and not the animals at all. Forest safaris are the best thing you can enjoy here and the tigers hunting by themselves in full view looks like a rare view. The Ranthambore Fort is like a watch tower on top of a hill inside the national park anf you can do a lot of photography from here. There are other animals found here in this forest too.
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Symbiosis"Did you hear the call?" Arvind Meena, the naturalist asked.The driver drove in a hurry towards the howling. I was bemused. Arvind noticed my confusion, smiled and said, "Wait".As the car came to a stop, he explained, "Those monkeys on the trees provide aerial surveillance and the deer are the eyes on the ground. Whoever sees a tiger first, gives the warning call. Notice the four chitals sitting in four different directions? They continuously scan the surroundings for predatory movement. The herd always grazes within the radius of these four guardians."
Tiger safari India has acquired much prominence among the travel enthusiasts in the past few years. Along with the natural habitats of the tigers, it is also about their lifestyle in the wild, their food habits, mating seasons, their preying on little animals and their majestic look, which attract travellers in multiple ways.
Ranthambore located in the state of Rajasthan was a hunting ground for the elite back in the day. Nestled in the terrains of Aravali and Vindhya ranges, the sanctuary is known for its Royal Bengal tigers. Tigers can be easily spotted during daylight engaged in their natural activities like hunting or taking care of their young ones. Ranthambore National Park attracts wildlife photographers both from India as well as abroad.
Valentine's Day is just round the corner and as always, couples around me are struggling to make the perfect plan! Movies, dinner, chocolates and even getaways have become a cliché now. So, if you are looking for something different, something off the regular circuit, look no further! This luxury retreat, nestled in the jungles of Ranthambore, is perfect for a thrilling, private and high-on-romance Valentine's Day plan!
Ancient temples and mosques, crocodile-filled lakes and vine-covered chhatris (burial tombs) form the hunting grounds of the Royal Bengal Tiger hunts in the jungles of Ranthambore. One of, not only India's, but the world's most renowned national parks, Ranthambore is one place where your chances of actually coming face to face with a tiger are the highest, so be prepared! Other than the striped majestic beauty, Ranthambore has many animals that graze its grounds and laze around its lakes. Sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose are the happy campers of Ranthambore. The elusive Indian wolf too, has been spotted here occasionally. Other than these, the park is also home to many species of monkeys and birds. Woodpeckers, Indian gray hornbills, common kingfishers, bee eaters, cuckoos and parakeets are just few of the birds you can expect to spot here.
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Monsoons travel to the far west and reach Ranthambore in July. Even though the Ranthambore National Park closes July onwards, the Ranthambore Fort and Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary are open for tourists. The rain comes as a relief to those who call this jungle their home, but becomes extremely humid for the ones who are simply visiting.Visit Ranthambore in December or January during winters, when the Ranthambore National Park is also open.
Haven't you heard of the majestic tigers loitering freely in the Ranthambore National Park? Well, this is the same place I'm talking about. And no, it won't be that hot here during Diwali even though it's in Rajasthan. Since it's located between the Aravallis and the Vindhyas, the weather during March is pleasant for humans and all the lovely animals here to come out and play. Ranthambore may not be one of the quintessential places to visit during Diwali in India, but trust me it's worth it!Things to do: Tiger spotting and safari rides in the Ranthambore National Park. Visit the commodious Ranthambore Fort and learn about the rich heritage of the Rajasthanis.Food: You can go for the famous Rajasthani Thali at Chokhi Dani, or can relish the massive variety of sweets available at roadside dhabas.Weather: Average – 25 degrees Celsius. High – 33 degrees Celsius. Low – 20 degrees Celsius.Average Expenditure Per Head (excluding flights): Rs. 15,000 for 5 days.How to reach: The nearest airport is in Sanganer, but since it isn't directly connected to all major destinations, it's better to take a train till Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which is just 10km away from the park.Further read: Ranthambore, where time stands still.For Rajasthan travel guide and itineraries, check out Tripoto's Rajasthan travel guide.Explore more about the Best Places to Visit in May in India
Chances of Tiger sightings are higher in Zone 2, 3, 4 & 5.There are two safaris a day and you could choose either.The hotter it gets, the more the sightings so the best time to go is in summer.A few hotels do manage to book you on a Gypsy safari but at exorbitant prices. Be ready to shell out anything from INR 15,000 to INR 50,000
If going the wild route is on your mind, you would like to consider Ranthambore as an option. The city is known for the famous Ranthambore National Park. Tourists from all over the globe come in search of this place. Ranthambore is also home to some ancient ruins and thus adds a historical touch to one’s visit here. The best time to come on a vacation here would be from the month of October through to the month of March. The monsoon season is best avoided.Best things to do: Go on a tiger trail, hike up to the Ranthambore Fort, go birdwatching, jungle safari and explore heritage monumentsWhere to stay: Sultan Bagh Jungle Camp, Ranthambore Heritage HaveliHow to reach: The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur(10km). From there, one can take a local bus or taxi to RanthamboreDelhi to Ranthambore Distance: 395km (8hrs 30mins)Read More About Ranthambore Tourism & Travel Guide.
It's the first festival of the new year, so don't jinx this year of travel because of your laziness and head straight to Nahargarh Palace for the Ranthambore Festival.
Once a royal hunting ground, Ranthambore is identified by the famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. A tiger haven, Ranthambore is extremely popular amongst wildlife enthusiasts who travel hundreds of miles for a single sight of a tiger.
I gave the money to release my ticket to the hotel owner, he took Rs 150.00 more than the canter fee. On 1st Nov I went to Zone 6,  we have seen the pug mark,  so everyone one was quite excited that  we might get the view of tiger. But we were not that much lucky. I had to return hotel from safari only photographing beautiful landscape with deers grazing on grassland. As i was sitting in the front seat so had a conversation with the driver.  He told Zone 3 is best as it is haing 3 lakes which all make it most scenic zone too. Crocodiles and Tigers can be spotted in that zone very easily. One of the fellow from my same hotel went to Zone 8, he got the view of tiger from odd 10meter distance. So basically people created zones but tiger doesn't know any zone. So it takes a long permutation and combination to spot a tiger. I returned by 10:30am and i was having my train from sawai madhopur at 15:15pm so went to Ranthambore fort. You will be amazed by the architecture and the view from the top of the fort. There is a famous Ganapati temple on the fort. There are 2 temples for Lord Shiva. One Jain temple is there too. So basically you can spend 2/3 hour of your time with ease. I took a shared jeep from fort to Sawai Madhopur railway station for INR 30.00 only. This how my Ranthambore journey ends. Tips: If you can't book your tickets in gypsy but you want to do safari in gypsy, don't worry. If you are ready to give extra bucks to the hotel owners,  they will book your ticket on arrival. But, if you are a budget traveler like me,  then simply book a hotel near ticket booking office (there are ample option for accommodation, so don't worry about that part). You will find Shakil uncle and his 2 brothers outside the booking office. Ask them to accommodate you in a gypsy. They will charge you INR 900.00 (depending on your bargain capabilities) There was another uncle named Manahar, a localite who owns two gypsy, gave me his  contact number. He would book tickets in gypsy for INR 800.00 without prior booking through internet. For contact details for local guide, feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An oasis in the desert state, Ranthambore is where tigers roam free. Spend a night with India's big cats and the best of India's natural heritage.A Day In RanthamboreThe drive from Udaipur takes around seven hours, so leave very early in the morning to enjoy the afternoon in Ranthambore.
Today we reached booking counter on time at collected our ticket for the safari by showing the online pass. We thought to bring one bike so I rode the bike and followed the canter on our way towards the Ranthambore National park from Sawai Madhopur. We collected some other tourist from the nearby hotel and we were good to go. On reaching I parked the bike at the gate and joined others in the canteen to begin with the safari. Luckily we spotted two tigers in what was my maiden safari.
The 4X4 SUV was cruising at breakneck speed on the Delhi-Agra highway. My smartphone battery was still at 70% even after three days of use. I was relishing the sights and sounds of the fascinating Rajasthan. But all this happened because of my digital detoxification drive. Without thinking much I packed my bags and left for an impromptu road-trip. Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas, where you see the colourful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, delectable cuisines and royal hospitality was my companion in my quest to travel, see and write about unique experiences. The trip turned out to be gold for my wanderlust. I had the luxury to be with the Maharaja of the Jungle for hours in Ranthambore. The Chand Baori at Abhaneri village left me awestruck with its architectural wonder. But there was more to the trip than only the above two.
It was a long journey where we reached Tiger Machan Resort by 8 pm. The resort was amazing. There were tents standing on a platform and the wooden washroom and bedroom were beautiful. At night, there was a folk show in the resort. The next day we had booked the safari in the early morning. Unluckily we got the 8th route where we did not find the tiger. But, the safari was awesome. Very good experience.After breakfast, we went to Ranthambore Fort. One can reach the fort in car but yes, on weekends the parking is very difficult and as it has hilly single lane roads, it is advisable that one parks car before. The fort is too big and tiring. There are hundreds of temples once you reach the fort top. The fort is 2nd in India. The Ganesh Temple is very famous.
We got lucky with Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.Spread across an area of 392 sq kms, Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest and famous National Parks in India. Once known as the hunting base for Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park today is a major tourist destination. Ranthambore National Park is very famous for its tiger population. Tigers are often seen during the day, going about their regular chores. This national park is flanked by two sanctuaries namely Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary. The park is also considered as a heritage site and has been home to many species of plants, reptiles and birds. It is also a place where some of the largest banyan trees in India are found. This national park has several lakes within its premises. The park draws lot of wildlife enthusiasts and photographers from all over the world.
Ranthambore National Park is one of India's oldest and largest national park, internationally famous for its wonderful tiger sightings. Located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, this was originally the hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur. With wildlife protection coming under the radar of Indian Government and establishment of Project Tiger, today this stands as a safe haven for wild species ranging from the tiger, leopards, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, jungle cats etc.
Beautiful early morning Safari !
Situated in Rajasthan, this park is famous for its variety of animals, especially the tiger. A former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today it is known for its tourism. Another name which is linked with Ranthambore is Machali – the oldest and the most revered tigress in the park. We had been here for four days and had not seen a tiger. I was not very keen on seeing a tiger, but somewhere in my mind was... no tiger? The last ride was rewarding. This pic was taken on that ride.