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.
Places to stay near Ranthambore National Park
Reviews • 30
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
Ranthambore is one of the largest national parks in India, and the best to spot tigers in their natural jungle habitat. You can easily see tigers here, even during the day time. Located in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, the park is divided into 10 safari zones. Every zone has good tiger spotting territories and brilliant views. You can only choose your preferred zone up to 90 days before you want to do the safari, but after that the safari zones and vehicles are subject to availability. Besides tigers, the park is home to a variety of birds, reptiles, trees and plants.
Spot a tiger at the Ranthambore National Park
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.
Read more about next day's safari and check out pictures:http://acuriousglance.com/ranthambore-an-encounter-with-the-tiger-or-not/
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.
Tiger safari timings are starts from 6.30 am and 14.00 hrs in afternoon there are only two slots. You can choose jeep or cantor for the safari. Tiger safaris are divided into 7 different routes. Honestly, if your lucky you'll site tiger on your very first safari visit. We visited in month of Feb and it was very cold in ranthamore, hence would advice you to please carry jackets and monkey cap. Some resorts will provide you with blankets. Tiger sighting is more on route no. 3, 4 and 5. Tiger sighting is less on route no. 6&7 as these routes are closer to villages. You are required to provide your all your details along with identity proof to safari organizer night prior to your safari visit, as all details are to be given to forest officers before the visit. It is advisable to give all details in advance otherwise your safari tour will get delayed. In case, of foreigners you are required to give your passport details. Our first safari was early in morning we started at 6.30 am but due to some goof up from organizers side our tour got delayed and we missed on tiger sighting. As the sun rises they venture deeper into the jungle. Tiger sighting is more prominent early in the morning. Sighting is based on tiger call which sambar or spotted deer give to each other when they sense danger. During your jungle safari if you see lot of deer and sambar around then please be assured you won’t find any tiger in that location. We were very disappointed on our first visit as we didnt see any tiger. We again for went for safari in the afternoon on route no. 4 we spotted different animals/birds crocodile who were busy sunbathing, Brown fish owl & wild boar. For two hours we kept roaming and didn’t spot any tiger as tiger calling was happening in route no. 5. I was very disappointed had lost all hopes of sighting any tiger and then suddenly out of nowhere we saw tiger crossing the road. Tiger sighting is very rare without any call. I was flabbergasted at seeing this majestic wild cat in open right in front of me. It is very advisable to keep calm otherwise it will distract this wild animal or piss them off. Small piece of advice when you go for safari please ensure your source of information for tiger sighting is reliable otherwise you will end up paying lot of money and come back disappointment. Not everyone is lucky to site a tiger.
After reaching sawai madhopur in after we checked into our resort and then left for ranthambore fort. We hired private jeep and reached around 5 pm at the fort. Be careful there are lots of monkeys outside the fort, ensure you keep your stuff with you. Guides are available outside the fort if you wish you can hire one , they will take through the entire fort and tell you the history of the fort. Charge approx. 700 rs. Ranthambore reserve view from top of the fort is very beautiful. On top of the mountain there is small ganesh temple do visit the same it is very beautiful. Lot of ppl from local villages visits this temple. On your way towards this temple you will find lot of small houses made of stones, it is believed that those who visit this temple wish to build their own houses. Hence, they build these stone made houses. By 7pm fort closes and on our way back we saw panther walking on the cliff of the mountain. Very rarely do you find such sighting.
270 kms from Udaipur, came here via Kota. Stayed at RTDC hotel. Visited Ranthambore Fort which is inside the national park. Lucky to have sighted a tiger at the park.
The best part about the place is that it's very unpredictable. The jungle is divided into various zones. You can plan your visit in different zones in different times of the day. There are two ways of exploring the jungle. One is in cant where you accompany other 19 people. And the other way is an open jeep. Out of these two, jeep is more better option because it can take you to the interiors of the jungle.
No body knows when was this fort built. It is sprawled across 75 kms and has an ancient Ganesh temple in its premises. Our friendly staff at Taj Vivanta also told us that is we are lucky and we go to the fort at 6 am in the morning, we might be able to spot some tigers & leopard on the way.
Ranhambore forest officially became a Tiger Reserve in 1961 to protect the endangered tiger population at that time. Since then the numbers have grown and there are about 58-60 tigers in an area of 1395 sqm.
Abundant wildlife. Starkly beautiful landscape with surrounding Aravalli hills. Tiger sighting is an icing on the cake.
There came a point where we just put down our cameras and just enjoyed the sight. If this was not enough, what happened next is something we will never forget. After relaxing for a good 10-15 minutes, the tiger got up, walked right passed our Gypsy. That moment where the tiger was just a couple of meters away from us. We were scared and super happy! This surely is one moment which will remain with us for a long long time, probably forever.
A tiger lover paradise, the Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. This approximately 400 sq km forest is said to have housed around 50 Tigers once, however, that number is lower now due to poaching - an activity witnessed in almost all big and small forests in our country. Not just the density of tigers, but this park is also known for housing some of the most ferocious wild cats, that have fancy names and even more interesting stories. For instance, one of most recited stories of this park is how Machali (T-16), the royal tigress, fought with a 14 foot long crocodile. And mind you, this is not the only story that you will hear about Machali or the tiger reverse.
Day 6: After the birds, it will be the turn of tigers to vie for your attention, as you wind your way through the picturesque countryside, chequered with mustard fields and millet farms. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan & a favourite haunt of wildlife buffs & professional wildlife photographers from around the world. The park is famous for its tigers, one of the most magnificent animals of India. Day 7: We spend a day searching for tigers (optional).