Ranthambore National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest in north India located around 14 km from Sawai Madhopur and over 180 km from Jaipur. View the majestic Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat along with other mammals and birds. It is covered by Aravali and Vindhya mountains and spreads around 1410 sq. km having buffer and core areas. It is known to have tropical thorn and dry deciduous forest and water is confined through some lakes and narrow valleys. It is visited by thousands of tiger lovers worldwide for jungle safari in peak season.
How to Reach?
Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ranthambore, i.e. around 160 km away. If you are getting here by train, Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station, i.e. around 13 km away. It is well connected to Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, and other major cities. Ranthambore also has direct road connectivity to Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur etc.
Tourists can book Canter and jeep safari online by us and all the booking procedures are handled by the forest department of Ranthambore. There are 10 safari zones to explore the reserve area and bookings are available for all zones. Tourists can avail canter or jeep safari with expert drivers and guides with valid permits. Limited number of vehicles can enter the park to have better visibility.
Oct 1 to Oct 31 – 6.30 am to 10 am and 2.30 am to 6 pm
November 1 to Jan 31 – 7 am to 10.30 am and 2 pm to 5.30 pm
Feb 1 to March 31 – 6.30 am to 10 am and 2.30 pm to 6 pm
April 1 to May 15 – 6 am to 9.30 am and 3 pm to 6.30 pm
May 16 to June 30 – 6 am to 9.30 am and 3.30 pm to 7 pm
Canter is an open-roof truck with seating capacity of 20 passengers. It provides complete experience in wildlife viewing. Canter safari is one of the most cost-effective ways to explore the jungle. Only 20 canters are allowed in total for each shift and canter safari happens in 2 shifts in a day. So, it is recommended to book safari in advance as there is a huge number of tourists in a day.
It is an open-air jeep with six seats. It provides the best viewing experience and is best suited for wildlife photography. Jeep safari is always preferred by hardcore wildlife lovers. It can easily go through steep places and can track wildlife without any noise. So, there are better chances of tiger sightings with jeep safari. Jeep safaris are available in double shifts and total 17 jeeps are allowed per shift.
Places to Visit
Located deep in the heart of Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort stands proudly over 700 ft. above the hill. It has played a vital role in the history of Rajasthan. It is a worthy visit to get the serene views of the national park. The timings are 6 am to 6 pm. Don’t forget to catch the beautiful sunset there.
Trinetra Ganesh temple
Located in Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesh temple is the only temple which has Lord Ganesha’s statue with 3 eyes and it houses the whole family of him. It is the only temple in the world of its kind.
Raj Bagh Ruins
The ruins are located around Raj Bagh Talao and Padam Talao. These are actually stone structures standing as palace outhouses, arches, steps and domes. It is surrounded by both mysteries and history. They are also used as hideouts by the Bengal tigers as these are covered by jungles.
Natural History Museum
It is the fourth natural history museum in India after Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Mysore. The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History presents the history of Rajasthan’s natural resources. It shows wildlife exhibits in three main galleries in three stories. You will find the facsimile of several mammals like tigers, lions and gazelle. The real-life representations of Bishnoi community and rural life of Rajasthan is the main attraction here. You can also spot the painting and live pottery created by local artists in the black pottery and painting hall on its first floor.
Around the outskirts of Ranthambore is the valley which has a huge population of panthers as they moved here to avoid their fights with tigers. It has a huge population of sloths due to a lot of ant hills and bee hives. It can be accessed only through jeep safari.
It is one of the largest lakes of Ranthambore. It is believed to be the place where Queen Padmavati committed sati and was used to bathe here. Jogi Mahal is also located around this lake.
It is the smallest lake located in zones 3 and 4 and it is truly a heaven for bird watchers. You can spot kingfishers, ibis, cranes and several other birds as it is the smallest lake here. You can also spot reptiles like Indian marsh crocodiles here.
It is really a beautiful spot stretched over vast acres. It is dotted with dense greens and ancient ruins facing the hill. You can easily find sambar here as they get here for grazing and egrets and other birds can be seen sitting on their backs.