Are you a nature lover or someone fond of animals and birds? Spending some time far away from city chaos, amidst the nature in Ranthambore National Park will be worth it. Being one of the most renowned wildlife tourist spots in India, Ranthambore is referred to as the biggest national park in Northern India. It is in Sawai Madhopur District and around 158 kms away from Jaipur.
Sprawled to an area of 392 sq km, Ranthambore National Park is surrounded by other sanctuaries Man Singh Sanctuary & Kaila Devi Sanctuary. It can be the best retreat for many wildlife lovers and photographers to capture the breathtaking natural beauty of Rajasthan. The reserve is mainly inhabited by tigers and is known to be the best wildlife attractions to explore on Rajasthan Tour.
Do’s & Don’ts of Jungle Safari in Ranthambore –
Like every sanctuary or national park has its own rules, Ranthambore Safari also has some specific rules for the safety of inhabitants and visitors. The safari guide always instructs the tourists to be careful and suggests following these rules –
- Trekking, Walking, Smoking, or carrying firearms within the park is strictly forbidden.
- Only Canters or Jeeps are allowed within the park.
- Blowing horns is totally restricted.
- Noise and shouting in the park are not allowed.
- Feeding animals or throwing stones at the bird/animals is strictly forbidden.
- Wear only forest colors while going on a safari.
- Do not step out of your vehicle in any situation.
Safari Zones in Ranthambore –
Overall, there are 10 different safari zones in Ranthambore that house many different fauna species. You can spot tigers, tigresses, cubs, leopards, sloth bears, birds, and more. The most notable attraction of this reserve is tiger sightseeing that boosts tourism in Ranthambore.
Safari Timings –
Book a jeep (6 seaters) or canter (20 seaters) for enjoying a safari in Ranthambore National Park. Safari is held twice a day i.e., in the morning and in the evening.
|Months||Morning Safari||Evening Safari|
|In October||7:00 am to 10:30 am||2:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|1st November to 31st January||7:00 am to 10:30 am||2:00 pm to 5:30 pm|
|1st February to 31st March||6:30 am to 10:00 am||2:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|1st April to 15th May||6:00 am to 9:30 am||3:00 pm to 6:30 pm|
|15th May to 30th June||6:00 am to 9:30 am||3:30 pm to 7:00 pm|
*Note – Timings of safari changes according to the climate. So, please check the timing before leaving.
Ranthambore Tiger Safari –
The eagerness of sighting a tiger conjures right from the time you enter inside the gate of Ranthambore National Park. Getting glimpses of the tiger is somewhat different and depends on luck. On hot sunny days, you can easily spot a tiger while relaxing in the lake because they love basking in water during the hot climate.
Things to do in Ranthambore –
No wonder, Ranthambore National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. The most loved activities of the travelers include sighting tigers and other species of animals roaming around the reserve. It is a perfect place for wildlife or bird photography. Also, you can visit Bakaula, Kachida Valley, Lakarda & Anantpura, Raj Bagh Ruins, Padam Talao, Ranthambore Fort, etc.
How to reach?
Ranthambore National Park lies in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan which is easily accessible by different modes of transportation like air, rail, and road.
By Air – The nearest airport to Ranthambore is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur which has easy accessibility to the place by road or train. Jaipur airport runs regular flights from the major cities of the world and India.
By Train – The closest railhead is in Sawai Madhopur Railway Station located 10 kms away from the park. Once you reach there, you can hire a bus, taxi, or cab to get there.
By Road – Regular public and private buses connect the city with other major cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Jodhpur, and Ahmedabad. You can hire a car rental in Jaipur to reach there in a comfortable and hassle-free manner.
Best time to visit –
Tourists and visitors visiting Ranthambore National Park for the first time can plan their holidays between the months of October and June. In the rainy season (July to September) the park remains closed, so it’s better to avoid visiting during the monsoon. If you are looking to get the best experience and maximum possible of your tour, then November to April is the best time to go there. These months offer tourists the best of wildlife. If you are a bird lover, then this would definitely be the best time to flock to Ranthambore National Park.