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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Location: Rajasthan

Main Wildlife Attractions: Tigers, Sambar deer, peacock, leopard, sambar, hyena, wild boar

Coverage Area: 392 sq.kms.

Established: 1980

Best Time to Visit:November to March

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Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in Northern India, located 14 km away from Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Ranthambore National Park is famous for tiger spotting in India by photographers and wildlife lovers. The best time to enjoy the Ranthambore jungle safari and jeep safari is from November to March. Ranthambore received the status of a national park in the year 1980. Also, at the same time, the park has been conferred the status of a tiger reserve in the country.



How to reach Ranthambore National Park

By Air

The nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park is Jaipur, which is about 190 km away. You can arrive in Jaipur by flight from all major cities in India.

By Rail

Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is the nearest railway station, located 11 km from Ranthambore National Park. All major trains link Sawai Madhopur cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, etc.

By Road

The closest city to Ranthambore is Sawai Madhopur. An excellent network of buses and taxis connects Sawai Madhopur with major cities of Rajasthan, like Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.



Note: All 6 zones for the Ranthambore national park are open for tourists. It is compulsory to wear a mask and carry hand sanitizer. If the body temperature of the tourists is higher than normal, they will be immediately taken for medical assistance.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best national parks in Rajasthan, India. It was established in the year 1955 by the Indian Government and was later declared Project Tiger Reserve in 1973. This world-class national park derives itself from the name Ranthambore Fort located close by.

Earlier, the sanctuary of Ranthambore forests was a private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. It was enlarged by the inclusion of Keladevi & Sawai Man Singh Sanctuaries. In 2006, the Forest department expanded the Ranthambore tiger sanctuary granting approximately 1700.22 sq. km.

Ranthambore National Park Famous For

Ranthambore National Park is the most visited national park in India for photographing tigers and the best place for enjoying jungle safari Ranthambore, Tiger safari, & elephant safari. The park has other species, such as reptiles, crocodiles, leopards, hyenas, jackals, caracals, jungle cats, rattle, and much more. There are also more than 300 diverse varieties of birds in Ranthambore National Park.

Ranthambore national park has many tourist spots, including narrow valleys, crystal clear ternary lakes, deciduous forests, and much more. Spread over 282.03 sq. km, including deep forests, canals, waterfalls, etc. The Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab, and Malik Talao are famous lakes in the area.

Ranthambore National Park Safari Timing

Months Morning Safari Evening Safari
From 1st Oct to 31st Oct: 06.30 am - 10.00 am 02.30 pm - 06.00 pm
From 1st Nov to 31st Jan: 07.00 am - 10.30 am 02.00 pm to 05.30 pm
From 1st Feb to 31st march 06.30 am - 10.00 am 02.30 pm to 06.00 pm
From 1st April to 15th May 06.00 am - 09.30 am 03.00 pm to 06.30 pm
From 16th May to 30th June 06.00 am - 09.30 am 03.30 pm to 07.00 pm

Types of Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

  • Canter Safari

Ranthambore Tiger Safari Canter is one of the unmatched safari styles to watch exotic wildlife. Mostly, wildlife lovers prefer to go on Canter Safari as it can accommodate 16-20 people. It offers a unique sightseeing experience of exploring the magnificent vicinity of the park. You can avail the benefit of this Jungle safari in Ranthambore early in the morning or late in the afternoon with a naturalist.

  • Jeep Safari

Ranthambore jeep safari is one of the most popular options to spot animal movements and appreciate the park's beautiful landscape. The car can accommodate up to 6 people at a time. One can enjoy the awe-inspiring experience of Jeep Safari in Ranthambore either in the morning or afternoon.

Mode Of Transport Available:

  • Gypsy: 6 Seater Open jeep
  • Canter: 20 Seater Open Bus

Safari Zones in Ranthambore National Park

There are mainly 10 different safari zones for tourists within Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. If you are seeking to book online safari tickets for the majestic Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Sanctuary, then surely choose your favorite safari zone. During the zone, you can go anywhere on the network that suits you and will have golden opportunities to sightsee Sambar Deer, Indian Gazelle, Blue Bull, formerly known as Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Monkey, and multiple other diversified animals.

  • Zone 1:- This zone is very popular as a buffer zone home to T-39 and T-57. The zone is known as Noor zone T-39. Places, where you can spot, are Tuti ka Nalla, Amreshwar Dang, Sultanpur, Peela Pani, and Gada Dub.
  • Zone 2:- Renowned zones for popular sightings such as water holes and cats in this zone are T19, T22, T72, T57, T28, T60, and T39. Places where you can spot them are Jogi Mahal, Phuta Kot, Phuta Bandha, Lahpur Tiraha, and Nal Ghati.
  • Zone 3:- Raj Bagh, Jogi Mahal, Padam Talab, High Point, and Mandook are major points for sightseeing.
  • Zone 4:- It is the most famous zone for the Tigress of Ranthambore. Other cats in this zone are T-28, T-64, T-19, T-75, T-41, and T-25.
  • Zone 5:- Big cats spotted in this zone are T-25, T-28, T-17, T-74, and T-75.
  • Zone 6:- Most popular points for the tigers spotted in this zone. Other Tigers spotted in this zone are T-34, T-39, T-57, and T-8.
  • Zone 7:- This zone has fewer points than the rest zone as bigger cats spotted here are Chidikho, Jamoda, Kushalipura, and Rajbagh Naka.
  • Zone 8:- Famous spots in this zone are- Balas, Kherai, Kali, Neemli Dang, Bhat, and Mahakho.
  • Zone 9:- This zone is about 45 minutes away from Tiger reserve sanctuary, located at the majestic Chakal River. Caracals, Sloth Bears, and Aquatic birds are major animals spotted here.
  • Zone 10:- Tigers spotted in the zone are Aantri, Kushalipura, Bodal, Halonda, and Banskhroi. Other spotted zones include T-13, T-42, and T-43.

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore

  • October to March

October to March is the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park. Tourists can enjoy pleasant weather and bustling greenery after monsoon, which attracts tourists frequently. Glorious flowers add luster to the area around water bodies. Moreover, remarkable migratory birds visit these majestic national parks. This can become eye-catching for all tourists who have an interest in taking snapshots of charming birds. Also, it is suggested to carry enough winter clothes during the midwinter season for better exploration.

  • April to June

Expect extreme heat with temperatures ranging between 35°C and 47°C. Moreover, this is the ideal time to spot tigers close to the lakes, visiting to quench their thirst. The temperatures are high and unbearable, but mornings are amazing to go on safari as well as indulge in wildlife photography.

FAQs about Ranthambore National Park

Q: Why is Ranthambore National famous?

Ans: Ranthambore national park is famous for its tiger spotting through the jungle and jeep safari. Other animals found here are crocodiles, leopards, hyenas, jackals, caracals, jungle cats, and more.

Q: How can you book a safari to Ranthambore National Park?

Ans. Contact Indian Holiday to book a safari tour in Ranthambore National Park. The park has a jeep and canters online jungle safari booking for buffer and core zones. Kindly send us your details through the query form.

Q: How many days are enough for Ranthambore?

Ans. 2 days are sufficient to explore the zones of Ranthambore through different safari options.

Q: Which zone is best for tiger sightings in Ranthambore?

Ans. Zone 2 and Zone 3 are the most popular in the Ranthambore National Park. They are the VIP zone and also have three lakes and abundant tigers.