Welcome to the land of the “friendly” tigers – Ranthambore National Park! If you’re a wildlife enthusiast looking for an adventure, this is the place for you! With a landscape that’ll make your jaw drop and an abundance of flora and fauna, Ranthambore is a traveller’s paradise.
Ranthambore is a perfect mix of history, culture and nature. The Ranthambore Fort, built in the 10th century, is a testament to the rich history of the area. It’s not just a stunning fort, but it also houses temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Lord Ramlalaji, among others. And if that wasn’t enough, the fort is surrounded by stunning lakes and valleys, making it a birdwatcher’s haven!
But let’s talk about the stars of the show – the tigers! With a total of 10 tiger safari zones, the chances of sighting a tiger here are higher than many other tiger reserves in India. And the most famous resident of the park, the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, will take your breath away. From leopard cats to desert cats to sloth bears, there’s no shortage of wildlife here.
If you’re thinking of visiting, the best time is early morning or late afternoon, during the two safari shifts. And if you’re lucky enough, you might just catch a glimpse of Machli, the most famous tigress of Ranthambore, in zone 4!
Some information on zones in the park !
ZONE 1: It starts from Singh Dwar. One can spot tigers at Amreshwar Dang, Peela Pani , Gada Dub, Tuti ka Nalla and Sultanpur in this zone.
ZONE 2: This zone holds the maximum number of Chances for tiger sighting at places like Phuta Bandha, Lahpur Tiraha, Nal Ghati and others.
ZONE 3: The point visited most frequently by the tigers in this zone is Padam Talab.
ZONE 4: The most famous tigress of Ranthambore named Machli nestles in this zone. The primary locations of sighting her are Lakkar Da, Adidaant, Lambi, Tamakhan and berda.
ZONE 5: Jokha, Dhakda, Singhdwar, Anatpur are some of the many locations visited most by the tigers and other fauna here.
ZONE 6 (Kundal), ZONE 7 (Chidikho), ZONE 8 (Balas), ZONE 9 (Kuwal ji), ZONE 10 (Aantri) have a lower probability of sighting wildlife but they do have majestic tigers.
- 06.30 am – 10.00 am (1st Oct to 31st Oct)
- 07.00 am – 10.30 am (1st Nov to 31st Jan)
- 06.30 am – 10.00 am (1st Feb to 31st March)
- 06.00 am – 09.30 am (1st April to 15th May).
- 02.30 pm – 06.00 pm (1st Oct to 31st Oct)
- 02.00 pm to 05.30 pm (1st Nov to 31st Jan)
- 02.30 pm to 06.00 pm (1st Feb to 31st March)
- 03.00 pm to 06.30 pm (1st April to 15th May).
So pack your bags, grab your cameras, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Ranthambore National Park! And don’t forget to stop by the Jogi Mahal, a stunning red sandstone building, and the Kachida Valley, known for panthers and bears. And for all you shopaholics, the hot Rajasthani picks are waiting for you!
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and get ready for a wild adventure in Ranthambore!
recommended nearby places
MUST visit places – NEARBY
Ranthambore National Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955, initially covering an area of 282 km2 (109 sq mi). It was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and became a national park on 1 November 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. In 1992, the Tiger Reserve was expanded to include the adjoining Keladevi Sanctuary in the north and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary to the south along with other forests.