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Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park
Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. First of all it is one of the finest locations within India to capture the majestic predators in their natural habitat. Deep gorges, grassy slopes, rugged hills, ravines, and large lakes make this park a photographer’s delight. All in all it is a fabulous setting to meet a Bengal tiger!

The tigers can be easily spotted during the day busy in their daily quest of hunting and taking care of their young ones. It is also home to other wildlife such as leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, macaques, jackals, jungle cats, caracals, sloth bears, fives triped palm squirrels, Indian porcupines, hedgehogs, mongoose, and more than 300 species of birds. That's why this park is also good for birding. Its huge abundance of flora and fauna makes it a magnificent destination for a fabulous safari. Ranthambore National Park opens from morning until evening, from the 1st October to the 30th June. At other times it closes because of monsoon rains. It is well worth seeing at least once in a lifetime!

The park lays in the Sawai Madhopur district in southeastern Rajasthan, around 130 km from Jaipur and almost 300 km from Agra. It's worth to spend a day or two for a trip to the park.

Practical info

When is the best time of the year to visit Ranthambore National Park to see tigers?

To spot tigers comfortably, plan a trip to Ranthambore National Park between October and June. The park remains closed from July to September due to the monsoon season. During the rest of the year, the weather remains pleasant, and visitors get the best chances of spotting tigers. The park closes to keep the visitors safe during the difficult tracking season. Show more

Where is Ranthambore National Park located?

Located in the Sawai Madhopur district, in southeastern Rajasthan, India, Ranthambore National Park is situated almost 300 km from Agra and 130 km from Jaipur. Visitors can take either buses or taxis from these cities to reach the park. In addition, Sawai Madhopur Town has the nearest railway station, and the Jaipur airport is the closest accessible airport. Show more

What other wildlife species can be seen in the park besides tigers?

Ranthambore National Park is not only home to magnificent tigers but also hosts many other wildlife species, including striped hyenas, leopards, macaques, sloth bears, sambar deer, five-striped palm squirrels, jungle cats, Indian porcupines, hedgehogs, mongoose, jackals, and more than 300 species of birds. Visitors may explore both birdwatching and wildlife safaris during their time in the park. Show more

How long is the typical safari tour in the park?

The safari tour in Ranthambore National Park typically lasts up to three hours in total. The park remains open for two safaris a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The morning safari starts at sunrise and ends by roughly 10:30 am, and the afternoon safari begins at approximately 2:30 pm and finishes at sunset. Booking safaris in advance is recommendable due to their limited availability. Show more

Can visitors stay overnight in Ranthambore National Park?

Ranthambore National Park welcomes overnight guests, with lodgings available within the park's premises. Visitors can choose from a range of options, including lodges, guesthouses, tents, and luxury hotels. The park's overnight accommodations allow visitors to take multiple safaris, enhancing their chances of seeing tigers and other wildlife. It is advisable to make lodging arrangements in advance, especially during high season. Show more

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