Being a highly honored tiger reserve in India, the Ranthambore National Park is visited by millions of wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. The wildlife safari in Ranthambore is an excellent way to explore the forest enriched with wild predators like royal Bengal tigers and leopards. Looking for the sight of a tiger following their trails and suddenly spot a tiger just about a few feet away is enough to make your blood cold and raise your heartbeat.
The Ranthambore park administration provides safari service in two shifts - one in the morning and one in the afternoon in the two types of safari vehicles, a Jeep and a Canter. There are 20 Jeeps and 20 Canters are allowed to enter in the park in one shift. The Jeep is a 6-seaters vehicle open from all sides and the Canter is a 20-seaters bus which is also open from all sides. Safari vehicles are open from all sides for the best viewing experience of the wildlife. The national park is divided into the 10 eco-tourism zones to make sure the tourist flow evenly distributed throughout the forest.
Each vehicle is allotted a particular safari zone and any vehicle can't change its zone after entering the forest as well as has to move only on the fix safari tracks. However, there is a good network of safari tracks in every zone to trail the tiger or simply explore the zone. The zone is allotted randomly to each vehicle by the forest officials at the time of entry into the park. Normally, the tourism zone once allotted can't be changed after the allotment. However, your zone can be changed on the special request and after paying an extra fee of around 1000 INR, but the discretion of changing the zone solely depends upon the park officials.
If you are looking for a wildlife holiday and planning to visit Ranthambore National Park for the tiger safari then it is best advised to book your safari well in advance, especially, during the peak season as there is a heavy rush of tourists and it is next to impossible to get the safari seats on the spot. The best way to confirm your safari is to book safari online through the official website or you can book your safari through us as we are a well-known wildlife tourism agency offering various Ranthambore tour packages and other wildlife tour packages according to the needs of wildlife enthusiasts. You can book a safari online for a maximum of 90 days in advance through the website after providing essential details and ID proofs along with paying the full safari fees in advance.
The entry and exit timing of safari in Ranthambore are normally based on the sunrise and sunset. In general, the first entry of the day is permitted after half an hour of Sunrise and the last exit of the day is half an hour before the sunset.
Below are the current Safari timings for different seasons of the year-
|From 1st Oct to 31st Oct:||06.30 am - 10.00 am & 02.30 pm - 06.00 pm|
|From 1st Nov to 31st Jan:||07.00 am - 10.30 am & 02.00 pm to 05.30 pm|
|From 1st Feb to 31st march||06.30 am - 10.00 am & 02.30 pm to 06.00 pm|
|From 1st April to 15th May||06.00 am - 09.30 am & 03.00 pm to 06.30 pm|
|From 16th May to 30th June||06.00 am - 09.30 am & 03.30 pm to 07.00 pm|
|From 1st July to 30th Sep:||Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is CLOSED for visitors|
Note: There is a heavy rush of tourists on weekends, holidays and during the peak season (from October to April) so it is always advisable to book safari and accommodation in Ranthambore well in advance.
With the knowledgeable naturalist/guide and expert driver in the Jeep Safari, embark on the journey to explore the dense pristine landscape and astounding wildlife of the Ranthambore forest. Be prepared to get the Goosebumps and feel your heart in your mouth with the sight of the striped beast in front of you with all of its elegance and majesty.