What is Ranthambore National Park famous for in India?
Ranthambore National Park is mainly famous as a destination for the royal Bengal tigers. It is also popular among wildlife enthusiasts for bird watching, wildlife photography.
Is Ranthambore National Park worth visiting with family or friends?
Yes! You can visit Ranthambore alone or with family or your friends. It also depends on your interest, if you are interested in wildlife and want to see a wild tiger in its natural habitat then a visit to Ranthambore can be worthwhile. I would recommend you to stay more than 2 nights because the more you go on safari, the more you will get a chance to see the tiger.
What is the best time to visit Ranthambore?
The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is considered to be from November to April, although Ranthambore Park is open to tourists from October to June. The months of May and June are favorite months for wildlife photographers and enthusiasts as tigers and other wildlife can be easily spotted near the waterhole during the summer season.
How do I reach Ranthambore National Park?
Railways are the best means to reach Ranthambore Park.The nearest railway station to Ranthambhore is SawaiMadhopur which is located about 14 km from the park.However, Ranthambore is well connected to most major cities in India by road.Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park, which is about 180 km by road.
Which is the nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park?
The nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park is located at Sanganer in Jaipur, which is about 180 km from Ranthambore.
Which is the nearest railway station to Ranthambore Park?
The nearest railway station of Ranthambore National Park is SawaiMadhopur which is located about 14 km from the park.
When does Ranthambore National Park open for tourists?
Ranthambore National Park is open for seven days from 1 October to 30 June.The zones 1 to 5 of the park remain closed during the monsoon season(months of July, August and September) and the remaining zones 6 to 10 are open to tourists.
Does Ranthambore Park close during monsoon season?
Yes, Safari zones 1 to 5 of Ranthambore National Park are closed to tourists during the monsoon season, but safari zones from 6 to 10 are open to tourists during the monsoon season.
Is Ranthambore open in monsoon?
Yes, Ranthambore is open to tourists during the monsoon. The park's safari zones 6 to 10 are open for jungle safari and zones 1 to 5 remain closed during the monsoon.
How many days are enough in Ranthambore National Park?
The ideal number of days to visit Ranthambore depends on you, although ideally 3-4 days is enough time where you can enjoy 3 to 4 tiger safaris.
Where to stay in Ranthambore?
There are limited but enough hotels and resorts to stay around Ranthambore National Park. All these hotels and resorts are located near the gate of Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore has budget, standard, deluxe, tents and luxury hotels for a stay. You can book your room according to your budget.
Can we stay inside Ranthambore National Park?
There are no hotels and resorts to stay inside Ranthambore National Park. All hotels are located outside of the park, but close to the Ranthambore forest.
How do I book safari in Ranthambore National Park?
You can book a jungle safari by visiting our Ranthambore National Park website. To book Jungle Safari, you have to fill a mandatory form and choose your preferences. After that, our tour experts will be in touch with you with all the relevant and necessary information related to the safari in Ranthambore National Park.
How to book Ranthambore Wildlife Safari online?
We recommend you to book Ranthambore Wildlife Safari online by visiting our Ranthambore Park website.To book Jungle Safari online, you have to select your preferences in the online form given in the website and send it to us. After receiving your request, our Safari experts will contact you with all necessary information.
What is the cost of Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park?
For Jungle Safari Cost in Ranthambore, fill the form given in the website. Soon our experts will contact you and offer the best cost of safari with the required details.
Are children allowed inside Ranthambore Park?
Yes! Children are allowed for jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park. Children under 5 years old are free without a seat and for children above 5 years of age you will need to take a safari pass.
Are infants allowed inside the Ranthambore Safari?
Yes! Infants are allowed in the Ranthambore safari. Many people take their babies on a safari, but you are advised not to go on a safari with infants because the crying and screaming of the children disturb the animals of the forest and disturb the tourists who accompany you.
Is it safe for infants to go on safari in Ranthambore?
Yes, it is safe to take infants on a safari in Ranthambore National Park.
Is Jungle Safari in Ranthambore safe?
Safaris in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve are generally safe. Although no accidents have ever occurred during the Safari in Ranthambore, just make sure that you follow the instructions given by your safari guide and driver. Follow basic rules like staying inside safari vehicle, not disturbing wildlife etc. Hope you will be safe.
Are there elephant safaris in Ranthambore?
No, Ranthambore does not have an elephant safari.Ranthambore National Park is neither a habitat of elephants nor their population.
How many safari zones are there in Ranthambore?
Ranthambore National Park has 10 safari zones. You can get detailed information about all the jungle safari routes on our website.
Which is the best safari zone for tiger sighting in Ranthambore?
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has a total of 10 safari zones. Both the canter and the jeep go on the same track. All safari routes take you to the heart of the park and as such there are no bad zones. Each zone of Ranthambore has a tiger territory and seeing tigers in the forest depends on your luck and matter of chance, no matter which safari zone you visit.
Can we choose a zone for safari ourselves?
Yes, you can choose the zone for safari in Ranthambore National Park but it completely depends on the availability of the safari at the particular time of booking.
Which animals are found in Ranthambore National Park?
Apart from Royal Bengal Tigers, many other wild animals are found in Ranthambore National Park which includes leopard, caracal, wild cat, striped hyena, sloth bear, spotted deer, sambar deer, langur and marsh crocodile etc.
What is the best time to see tigers in Ranthambore?
Both winter and summer seasons are considered ideal for sighting of tigers in Ranthambore. The winter season is often from November to February and the summer season is from March to June. In the winter months, tigers can often be seen under the sun, while in the summer month’s tigers and other wild animals can be seen at water holes.
What are the chances of seeing a tiger in Ranthambore?
Ranthambore National Park is known for its high number of tigers, so the chances of seeing a tiger in Ranthambore are quite high. About 70 percent chance of seeing tigers.
Seeing a tiger in Ranthambore depends entirely on your fate and it is a matter of opportunity. Although each safari area of Ranthambore is inhabited by tigers, safari zones 1 to 6 are more likely to see tigers. Apart from this, there are also possibilities in Safari zones 7 and 10.
Ranthambhore is one of the best places in the world for spotting tigers. However, tigers are shy and an elusive animals and tiger sighting are a matter of chance and depends on prey density, climate, visibility, last sighting, territory specifications, alarm calls, presence of scavengers indicating a kill etc.
In Ranthambore, if you do not get to see a tiger in 3-4 safaris, you should consider yourself as fairly unlucky. It is not advisable to be totally focused on tigers because you would end up missing a lot of other interesting sights.
What is Canter Safari in Ranthambore?
Canter is a type of safari vehicle which is quite popular in Ranthambore National Park for jungle safari. It is an open topped safari bus, which is capable of 20 tourists at a time.
How do I book a jeep safari in Ranthambore?
Jeep Safari in Ranthambore can be booked online. Online jeep safari booking has advance, current and tatkal booking quota. Apart from this, there is also the option of booking full day and half day Jeep safari. After online booking, all tourists will have to report at the Ranthambore Safari booking counter so that they can get the boarding pass of Safari. For more information, you can get the information by filling the Plan Your Trip online form given on our website.
How much advance do I have to pay for booking a safari in Ranthambore?
For Safari booking in Ranthambore you will have to pay full advance amount. Safari booking in Ranthambore National Park is under control by Department of Forest (Government of India). All safaris in Ranthambore are booked in advance on a 100% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit basis.
Are safari bookings in Ranthambore refundable and adjustable?
No, Ranthambore Safari is non-refundable and non-transferable after being confirmed.
What documents and details do you need for Ranthambore Safari booking?
To book Ranthambore Safari online in advance, you have to give the following details:
For Indian citizens - Information about each visitor as printed on the ID card, including the visitor's full name, gender, age, ID name, and ID number. Also we need Safari Date, Safari Shift, Safari Vehicle Name (Jeep or Cantor), ID proof copy like Aadhar Card, Voter ID, PAN Card, Driving License, Indian Passport etc.
Only passport copy is required for international or NRI tourists.
The documents you have given for Safari booking, you have to carry the same original documents during Jungle Safari.
How many days before can I book Ranthambore Safari?
Jungle Safari booking in Ranthambore is open for 365 days. You can book your Ranthambore safari online anytime within 365 days from your safari date.
What are the safari timings in Ranthambore?
The opening and closing time of the park depends on the time of sunrise and sunset. Generally, the park opens to tourists half an hour after sunrise and closes half an hour before sunset. In winter, due to the shorter duration of daylight, the morning entry time is later and the evening exit is earlier. Morning Jungle Safari - 7.00 am to 10.30 am and Evening Jungle Safari - 2.30 am to 6.00 pm, times may vary by 1/2 hour, as they are based on sunrise and sunset times.
How long is the wildlife safari at Ranthambore Park?
The duration of a safari in Ranthambore National Park lasts for about 3 hours.
Which is the better option for Ranthambore Jungle Safari - Jeep or Canter?
Both vehicles are good for jungle safaris, but Jeeps are more personal, slightly more expensive than a canter and less noisy. Both the canter and the jeep follow the same route in the park. Both provide equal opportunities to see wildlife. Typically, jeeps are better for small groups (4-6 persons) and special-interest visitors, such as photographers, birders, etc., while for larger groups (10 to 20 persons), canters are actually better than taking 2-3 jeeps because everyone in the group goes through similar experiences.
What is the best time for safari - morning or afternoon?
The best time to see wildlife is when the sun is not strong - early morning or late evening, but very broadly, mornings are better during summers and evenings are better in winters.
When does Ranthambore National Park close for tourists?
Ranthambore National Park is closed to tourists during the monsoon season from July 1 to September 30, but the park's zones 6 to 10 are open for safari even during the monsoon months.
Can you tell us what the 'naturalist' meant during safari?
By 'naturalist' during safari we mean a wildlife expert who guides you about flora, fauna and avifauna during safari.
What should I wear in Ranthambore National Park?
During the jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park you should wear completely sober clothes with environmentally friendly colors, including forest khaki, olive green and brown which are ideal to wear in the national park.
What other places to visit around Ranthambore?
Places to visit around Ranthambore are SawaiMadhopur, Jaipur, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Agra.
Can we do bird watching in and around Ranthambore National Park?
Yes, birdwatching can be enjoyed in Ranthambore and its surroundings. More than 250 species of birds are found in Ranthambore. Surwal Lake and Chambal River are the main bird watching areas in the surrounding areas.
Is camera allowed inside Ranthambore National Park?
Yes, you can take your still camera or video camera inside Ranthambore National Park. The still camera is free while the video camera is chargeable.For videography camera, you need to pay a certain amount which varies from year to year.
What are the tourist places to visit in Ranthambore?
Apart from Tiger Safari in Ranthambore, you can visit other tourist attractions like Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore Museum, Chambal River Safari, Surwal Lake for Bird Watching etc.
Do I have permission to bring my pet on safari?
No, pets are not allowed on safari in Ranthambore National Park.
Are we allowed to carry food inside the park?
No, tourists are not allowed to carry food inside the parkbut you can take a light snack and a bottle of water with you. Tourists are also not allowed to feed any type of food to wild animals.
Can we get down from our safari jeep or Canter in the national park?
No, you are not allowed to get off the safari vehicle in Ranthambore National Park. For this, the Forest Department has given permission to get off the vehicle at the forest check post at Ranthambore Park and has also provided facilities for tourists.
Is the drink provided during the safari in the vehicle?
No, drinks are not served in the vehicle during the Ranthambore safari, but you can take your water bottle with you during the safari.
Are private vehicles allowed inside Ranthambore National Park?
No, private vehicles are not allowed inside Ranthambore National Park. The vehicles which are registered with the forest department for safari, the same vehicles can enter the park for safari as per rules. However, private vehicles are only allowed inside the park up to Ranthambore Fort and Ganesh Temple.