Ranthambore National Park Safari Zones
Ranthambore National Park had 5 zones in the beginning, but as it gained popularity, the park was expanded to accommodate more tourists. Now, there are a total of 10 zones.
Of course it is completely a game of luck, but having extra information will definitely be advantageous. For tiger sighting, it is recommended that you choose any zone between 1 and 5 as these are the best safari zones and have higher chances of spotting.
Zone-Wise Chances of Spotting Tigers
1 T-39 and T-57
2 T-19, T-22, T-72, T-57, T-28,T-60 and T-39
3 T-19 and T-28
4 T-28, T-64, T-19, T-75, T-41 and T-25
5 T-25, T-28, T-17, T-74 and T-75
6 T-39, T-34, T-39, T-57 and T-8
7 T-8 and T-34
8 T-8 and T-34
9 T-42 and T-59
10 T-13, T-42 and T-43
So, now you know which are the best zones for tiger sighting in Ranthambore National Park.
What else you can see
The national park comprises a wide variety of animals, reptiles, birds, trees, etc. Check out below what else you can see there besides the tiger.
Animals- Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufous tailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Five striped Palm Squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian Porcupines, Long eared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose, Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose.
Amphibians- India Toad and Common Frog.
Reptiles- Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers and the Indian Chameleon.
Birds- Graylag Goose, Woodpeckers, Indian Gray Hornbills, Common Kingfishers, Bee Eaters, Cuckoos, Parakeets, Asian Palm Swift, Owl, Nightjars, Pigeon, Dove, Crakes, Snipes, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Great Crested Grebe, Eagles, Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bitterns, Flamingos, Ibis, Pelicans, Storks, Pittas, Shrikes, Treepies, Crows, Orioles, Cuckoo-Shrikes, Minivets, Drongos, Flycatchers, Ioras, Wood Shrikes, Pipits, Bayas, Sparrows, Finches, Wagtails, Munias, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons, etc.
Flora- Aam, Imli, Babul, Banyan, Ber, Dhak/Chila, Dhok, Jamun, Kadam, Khajur, Khair, Karel, Khejda, Kakera, Mohua, Neem
Month Morning Trip Evening Trip
October 1 to 31 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
November 1 to January 31 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
February 1 to March 31 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
April 1 to May 15 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.
May 15 to June 30 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.
Considering ourselves to be the luckiest wildlife travelers, we had a fantastic time in the Ranthambore national park. We saw the best of flora and fauna, lush greenery, and a lot more. Time spent on watching a gamut of species of animals, birds, trees and plants was definitely priceless. It is surely among those exhilarating travel destinations that you must see at least once in your life.
All the best for tiger sighting :)