We came to Ranthambore for jungle safari. Ranthambore bagh was one of the best hotels I visited. It was very pleasant . Food was delicious. There was a garden on back side of hotel which was attached to forest. I liked this garden part of hotel very much. We booked two safaris , one in the morning and other in the afternoon, both of them open canters. Safari started at 7 am . As hotel booked our safari, canter came to our hotel. There were 20 members in canter and I was afraid my toddler will mess it up. But he was very calm through the safari enjoying forest. Canter started , took permissions and entered first gate. After a long way came second gate where canter stopped for toilets as we are not allowed to get down inside forest. We went into zone 2 . NOTE : ONLY ZONES 1-5 HAVE TIGERS . IT IS VERY RARE TO SPOT TIGER IN ZONE 6 , 7 AND 8. ZONE 3 IS VERY SCENIC. SO BOOK ACCORDINGLY. We saw lots of deers, sambars, peacocks and wild boars. Deers and sambars were very alert for tigers. Every jeep and canter decided to stay there but we started to move on to see the beauty of forest. After a long drive , there were some 3 jeeps stopped near a road. So we went there too and there we saw our first tiger resting near the tree. It didnt care for us. It was with pride and royalty. We waited for sometime if tiger gets up and decided to leave the place. But to our surprise tiger got up. We were so silent. It started walking towards us and we were so afraid. It came beside me , walked with pride , crossed the road and went on mountain. Real slow . This made my day. We came out with happy faces at 10 am. Then came to hotel and rested .
We had our lunch , started for afternoon safari. This time we asked for open jeep as we were 7. They told they will try and if we get jeep, canter will not be refunded. Finally we got jeep. This time to Zone 3. It had three lakes and it was very scenic. We saw deers, sambars, wild boars, tortoise, a crocodile but not tiger this time. Every one decided to wait at lake but we came out. After we came out of gate, we told our children to shout how much ever they want. My toddler got so excited and started shouting. To our shock, we saw a tiger walking on road outside.My husband shut our son's mouth for some time and seeing it walk on road, cross the road and climb mountain AGAIN REAL SLOW. We were so excited and at the same time nervous. We went to hotel at 5pm. Then relaxed in garden, roamed around hotel. During dinner we had bonfire and delicious food. Then we came and relaxed.