The flag bearer tiger reserve in India for the tiger conservation, the Ranthambore National Park is one of the most visited wildlife parks in India. Known for the best sighting of the majestic wild Tigers, the park is highly revered for its rising population of endangered tigers. The jungle excursion organized by the park authority in this park is the dream safari for the wildlife enthusiasts from any corner of the world. The Canter Safari and the Jeep Safari are the two types of forest safari authorized for the tourist to explore the beauty of the flora and fauna of the Ranthambore forest. Millions and millions of wildlife lovers and nature lovers used to visit Ranthambore to embark on the Canter Safari or Jeep Safari to experience the adventure of being in the natural home of the dangerous predators of the forest like Royal Bengal Tigers, Jungle Cats, Leopards and Striped Hyenas. Getting the unhindered sighting of these predators, especially, the majestic Tiger is the prime attraction of the Ranthambore forest.
The management of the Jungle safari in the Ranthambore National Park is solely administered by the park authority. There are two types of safari vehicles are allowed in the park - Canter and Jeep. The Canter is a 20 seater bus vehicle which is all sides open to provide the best viewing experience. The Canter Safari is organized in the two shifts - in the morning time and in the afternoon time. There are 20 Canters are allowed to take tourists in the park in one shift so a total of 40 Canters can enter the park for the safari in a day. The Canter safari is as comfortable as the Jeep for the wildlife sighting and sometimes even better in comparison to the Jeep as you can see much farther by sitting in a Canter than in the Jeep. Also, the safari duration and the safari route inside the park is same for the Canter Safari and Jeep Safari so there is no much difference in both the safari except the number of tourists in a vehicle.
The Ranthambore National Park is divided into the 10 zones for the tourism activity to make sure that various regions of the park get the equal tourist visit. Each Canter vehicle gets allotted a particular safari zone on each shift and has to move only on the tracks meant for the safari in that particular zone. The Canter safari vehicle is not allowed to change the zone and leave its safari track. However, there are enough safari tracks in any zone for the exploration of the wildlife and all the zones are more or less equal in the richness of the flora and fauna, and the chances of spotting a tiger are same in every zone as the regions of each zone is the tiger's territory and ruled by one or another tiger. The allotment of the ecotourism zone to the Canter Safari is done randomly by a computerized process by the forest officials at the time of entering the park. The zone once allotted to the Canter cannot be changed.
However, there are 20 Canter vehicles available on each shift for the ecotourism in Ranthambore National Park, but the number of wildlife visitors is so high that it is hard to get a seat on the Canter on the spot. So, if you want to visit Ranthambore on a wildlife holiday and planning to get the safari to explore the forest, then you must book your Canter Safari seat well in advance to avoid any kind of hassle at the moment. During the vacation season and on weekends or National holidays, there is a heavy rush for the safari booking which makes the getting a safari seat on the spot next to impossible. So, make online Canter Safari booking in advance and take the forest safari without any hassle on your visiting day. You can visit our website to make your Canter Safari booking online by paying the required fee, which includes the entry permit, Canter safari seat and the guide charges along with the IDs proof of each visitor. You can also find the customized Ranthambore tour packages which include Canter Safari or Jeep Safari and budget or luxury accommodation in Ranthambore.
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-
|Months||Ranthambore Safari Timing:|
|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 Canter Safari is CLOSED for visitors|
Note: During the weekends, holidays and vacation season (from October to April), the Park gets the high rush of visitors for the Safari. So. it is best to book your Canter Seat for the Safari in Ranthambore much in advance before you visit the Ranthambore.