The 280 km area covered as the park is situated in northern India surrounded by Aravali ranges in the and of Rajput or kings, Rajasthan. The wild reserve near to famous Ranthambore Fort was earlier a sanctuary trying to preserve the royal beast in the most natural habitats , but the conscious effort to save the species to rule the jungle gained momentum only after 1977 and that is how Today’s Ranthambore national park preserving more than 70 tigers came into existence in 1980.

Location of Ranthambore National Park

The park is 110 Km northeast to Kota 140 km southeast to Jaipur and 394 km south to New Delhi. The park is surrounded by the Banas river in the North and Chambal river in South and has massive and royal Ranthambore Fort inside the forest. The park is situated in the eastern Rajasthan where summers are hot and dry and winters are chilled and sunny. The weather in Ranthambore is similar to Jaipur and Kota

The Ranthambore Tiger reserve is currently having more than 70 tigers making it one the best and largest tiger reserve in Rajasthan.

Ranthambore National Park Safari Timings

Safaris in Ranthambore National Park are safe and comfortable. There is a different time slot for safari organized in different months.

MonthMorning TripEvening Trip
1 oct to 31st October6:30 am to 10 am2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
1st Nov – 31st January7:00 am to 10:30 am2 pm to 5:30 pm
1st Feb- 31st March6:30 am to 10 am2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
1st April- 15th May6 am to 9:30 am3 pm to 6:30 pm
15th May – 30th June6 am to 9:30 am3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

20 seaters centers or 6 seater Jeeps are commonly used vehicles for Ranthambore National Park safari.
The safari ride cost from Rs 900/- to Rs 1400/- per person.

The Park is divided into 10 zones out of which 10 zones are open for the public to explore. Zone 1 to zone 5 have the highest possibilities to spot a tiger amidst beautiful landscape and the fort which falls under zone 3 and zone 5. The best zones to explore during your wildlife safari in Ranthambore would be any zone 2,3,4,5,6, however zone 3 is most famous among visitors. Every zone has different safari prices and can also be declined on the availability of seats
It is advisable to the tourist to choose any zone available and enjoy the right seeing of the beautiful landscape.

Animals in Ranthambore National Park

animals in ranthambore national park

The park is famous for its wildlife reserve and its scenic beauty and attracts lots of tourists from all around the world. Apart from Tiger, you can also have a chance to view the amazing fauna during your visit. List of different animals that can be found during your trip to Ranthambore wildlife safari is:

  • Tigers
  • Leopards
  • Striped hyenas
  • Deer
  • Nilgai
  • Jackals
  • Blackbucks
  • Foxes
  • Porcupines
  • Mongoose
  • diurnal tigers
  • Crocodiles
  • Turtles
  • Cobra
  • Python
  • Rat snakes

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore National Park 

Best time to visit Ranthambore national park is in the month of November to March, when the grass is dry and the roads are not mushy and give a clear view of the surrounding thus making spotting easy and clear. The temperature is also moderate enough to allow the day venturing in the jungle.

How to Reach

You can reach to Ranthambore by train, bus or by car. As the Ranthambore reserve is near to big cities like Jaipur and Kota having an international airport, visitors can fly down to such places by air and then can rent private cabs or book train or bus tickets to Ranthambore reserve for quick and comfortable access to the place.

Ranthambore National Park Accommodations

Ranthambore National Park Accommodations

You can find much comfortable and luxurious accommodation in Ranthambore and Sawai Madhopur route. Some of the resort and hotel mentioned here could be considered because of their illustrious ambiance and value for money :
Ranthambore heritage Haveli ( Rs 7000)
Ranthambore tiger resort( Rs 3000)
white mushroom jungle caves(Rs 5500)
The Ranthambore camp retreat( Rs 11500)
Hotel Juna Mahal( Rs 14000)
Aman I.khas (Rs 2500)

The night safari in Ranthambore was initiated by the Park official but has been declined by the wildlife activist. The evening safari timing extent to 7.30 P.M during summers.

The park also provides some exotic view of water bodies, hills, mountains which makes the stay memorable for every visitor. The massive Ranthambore Fort, Padam Talao, and the beautiful view from the hilltop are what should not be missed while visiting Ranthambore national park.

Things to Remember while visiting Ranthambore National Park

  • Book in advance the hotels and safaris to avoid the hassles during peak seasons
  • Wear black and green comfortable cloth to camouflage with the vegetation to have close spotting of animals without frightening them.
  • Book the experience tour guide who understands the forest and wildlife.
  • Don’t litter in the jungle.
  • The best time to do the safari is early morning or early evenings to spot the tigers.

We wish you the gala stay in the Ranthambore National reserve and we also believe that staying so close with nature and wild animals will surely bring lots of positive changes in your life. Booking a trip to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is an adventurous and value for money holiday with your friends and family.