Welcome To Ranthambore

Do Come and Explore

Tiger Safari
Ranthambore Fort
Jeep Safari
Wildlife Safari
Raj Bagh Ruins
Tiger Reserve
Kacheeda Valley
Surwal Lake
Jogi Mahal
Bird Watching

Welcome To Ranthambore

Do Come and Explore

Tiger Safari
Ranthambore Fort
Jeep Safari
Wildlife Safari
Raj Bagh Ruins
Tiger Reserve
Kacheeda Valley
Surwal Lake
Jogi Mahal
Bird Watching

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Jungle Safari Timings at Ranthambore

To ensure a smooth experience, confirm safari timings as they vary by season.

Month Morning Evening
1st October to 31st October
06.30 AM – 10.00 AM
02.30 PM – 06.00 PM
1st November to 31st January
07.00 AM – 10.30 AM
02.00 PM – 05.30 PM
1st February to 31st March
06.30 AM – 10.00 AM
02.30 PM – 06.00 PM
1st April to 15th May
06.00 AM – 09.30 AM
03.00 PM – 06.30 PM
16th May to 30th June
06.00 AM – 09.30 AM
03.30 PM – 07.00 PM

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Ranthambore National Park’s name comes from Ranthambore Fort which is situated on a hill in the park. This fort is approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ranthambore has a very famous Trinetra Ganesha Temple which is situated on the campus of the park. The Trinetra Ganesha Temple is very famous among Hindus.

The Indian subcontinent was covered in beautiful forests at the time before India gained its independence from British rule. However as industrialization and population growth grew, these forests were heavily exploited and eventually destroyed. Under the control of their hunting department, these woodlands were once used as hunting grounds for the Jaipur kingdom’s nobility. Despite this, as hunting was a rare activity, there wasn’t a noticeable, noticeable decline in the amount of wildlife. However, the onset of industrialization had a profound effect on the forest and its fauna, which resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of tigers that used to wander these woods.

After seeing the urgent intervention, the Rajasthan Government introduced the Rajasthan Forest Act in 1953 to safeguard the remaining forests. In 1955, the forest which was surrounding Ranthambore was declared the Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary. The government also launched Project Tiger in 1973 to protect and preserve the endangered tigers that were living in the forest. Later these sanctuaries were designated as Tiger Reserves.

With time, neighboring forests were added to the sanctuary and tiger reserve. The forests that bordered the sanctuary in the north were renamed the Kaila Devi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sawai Mansingh Wildlife Sanctuary in the following years. Presently, the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve includes both of these sanctuaries as essential components.

The government is making conservation efforts to save the tigers!

The major efforts for conservation in Ranthambore National Park started in 18973, when the government introduced Project Tiger intending to protect the tigers of the country, because of the increasing number of hunting or poaching. Project Tiger was started by the government of India after a census in 1972 which showed the decreasing number of tigers in the country.

Hence, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve became one of the prominent wildlife sanctuaries which worked on conserving tigers. This reserve was then divided into two areas, “core areas” and “buffer zones”. “Core Areas” were the areas where tigers could roam freely without any interruption and so to protect their natural habitats, deforestation, and other commercial activities were banned in these areas. “Buffer Areas” are those areas where the land can be used by the locals for farming or other purposes, and conservation by the government.

A formal entity has been required for the project’s effective operation ever since it was implemented. After a task force was established, project Tiger received the legislative authority that included both administrative and legal authorities. The National Tiger Conservation Authority, or NTCA, is the name of this organization. The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, as revised in 2006, grants it specific authority. The Authority monitors how well the tiger reserves’ conservation and tourism-related policies are being implemented and followed. It also guarantees backing for the conservation plan’s efficient execution. The number of Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park increased from 66 in 2019 to 81 in 2021, according to a recent census.

As mentioned by SP Yadav, the member secretary of NTCA, the population of tigers in the country has increased at an average rate of 6% annually. He thinks that by employing locals in eco-tourism and conservation-related fields and educating them about the significance of tigers for ecological balance, we might inspire more enthusiasm for tiger conservation.

There are three ways to reach Ranthambore National Park: By Road, By Train, and By Air. By the way, reaching Ranthambore National Park is very easy and more convenient for tourists.

Let’s begin with how can you reach Ranthambore National Park

  By Air: There is no airport in Ranthambore. But the nearest airport for reaching Ranthambore National Park is Jaipur Airport. The distance from the Jaipur Airport to Ranthambore National Park is 170 km, you can easily travel this distance by bus or taxi. There are many direct flights from all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Kolkata to Jaipur Airport.

  By Train: Reaching Ranthambore National Park is quite easy and convenient by train. The nearest Railway Station is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is only 10 km far away from Ranthambore National Park. There are many buses and commercial taxis that run from the Railway Station to Ranthambore. By the way, there are many trains from all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru to Jaipur railway station, and around 30 trains daily run from Jaipur Railway Station to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. You can book your Train tickets online by Official IRCTC App or website.

  By Road: Ranthambore is well connected by road with all major cities like Mumbai, Delhi Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. Many private taxis and buses run from these metro cities to Ranthambore National Park.

The road distance between all Major cities to Ranthambore:

  • The distance from Mumbai to Ranthambore is about 1075 km. (Approx 20 hours journey via NH 48)


  • The distance from Delhi to Ranthambore is about 371 km. (Approx 6 hours journey via NE 4)

  • The distance from Bengaluru to Ranthambore is about 1813 km. (Approx 32 hours journey via NH 52)

  • The distance from Ahmedabad to Ranthambore is about 660 km. (Approx 12 hours journey via NH 48)

  • The distance from Agra to Ranthambore is about 305 km. (Approx 5 hours journey via Bikaner – Agra Road and NE 4)

  • The distance from Jodhpur to Ranthambore is about 450km. (Approx 8 hours 30 minutes journey via NH 25)

  • The distance from Jaipur to Ranthambore is about 150 km. (Approx 3 hours 30 minutes journey via Rajasthan SH 24)

  • The distance from Bikaner to Ranthambore is about 530  km. (Approx 9 hours journey via NH 11)

  • The distance from Udaipur to Ranthambore is about 405 km. (Approx 7 hours journey via NH 27)

  • The distance from Bharatpur to Ranthambore is about 250 km. (Approx 4 hours journey via NH 21 and NE 4)

Ranthambore National Park is open for safari from 1st October to 30th June every year. The remaining months of the monsoon season like July, August, and September. Zone 1 to 5 are closed in this monsoon season and Zone 6 to 10 are open during the monsoon season. You can enjoy the safari and watch the tigers between the allowed months. By the way, the Best Time to Visit Ranthambore National Park is from November to April, during this time, the weather of Ranthambore is delightful and it enhances the beauty of Ranthambore National Park.

About Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park has around 400 sq km area. Different famous sanctuaries like the Mansingh Sanctuary and Kaila Devi Sanctuary are also located near the park. The Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tigers, and it also is one of the best places to see the majestic predators living in their natural habitat. In Ranthambore National Park you can easily spot tigers even in the daytime, when they are busy hunting and taking proper care of their young ones. The picturesque ruins scattered around the wildlife park make Ranthambore a renowned heritage destination as well. For anyone who enjoys wildlife and the outdoors, a trip to Ranthambore National Park is undoubtedly a treat. Spending time observing tigers prowling around amid lush vegetation and a variety of other chattering bird and animal species is an invaluable experience that should be had at least once in a lifetime.

As published in the “Status of Tigers 2022” published by the National Tiger Conservation Authority in 2022, India a home to 70% population of tigers, and 3,167 tigers are present in India. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is one of the most prominent tiger reserves, which serves as a sanctuary for majestic Bengal Tiger species. One of the biggest tiger habitats in the nation is the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, which is located near Sawai Madhopur in the state of Rajasthan in northern India. It was first created in 1955 as a wildlife sanctuary and has since developed into one of the main tiger reserves in India.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is commonly known for its durinal tigers, which unlike most, remain active during the day. In the park, you can see the tigers freely roaming around and the visitors are almost guaranteed to spot some during their visit. Tigers casually reside in the reserve which leads to them playing with their cubs and also hunting for prey. If you are the one wishing to watch this magnificent creature closely, a safari is highly recommended. Ranthambore offers safari through its jungle allowing visitors to have a look at tigers as well as leopards, wild cats, reptiles, hyenas, birds, etc residing within its boundaries. If you wanna get an unforgettable experience too, click here(link).

The safari is a well-liked tourist destination in Rajasthan that runs twice a day, every day (Wednesdays are closed). It is open from October to June. The park’s 1973 “Project Tiger” was designed to save India’s declining tiger population. Since its beginning, the project has been a huge success, successfully saving this amazing species from extinction.

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Flora and Fauna at Ranthambore National Park

The Flora of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is dry and deciduous because it is situated close to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. There is minimal rainfall in this reserve. In the park, there are about 539 species of plants, with the Dhok tree being the most common type of tree which is found in this reserve. This tree acts as fodder for various herbivorous animals such as deer and antelopes because of its shrubs and fruits. 

Mango, Tamarind, Peepal, Neem, and Banyan are some other common trees that are found in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The Banyan tree which is situated in the park is one of the oldest trees in the country. Lotus and water Lilly can also be seen in Ranthambore which is surrounded by khus grass. Other plants found in Ranthambore include Babul, Ber, Imli, Jamun, Kadam, Khajur, and Tendu.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is one of the biggest tiger reserves which has a large number of tigers in its habitat. It also has other big cats living in the reserve such as leopards, caracals, jungle cats, and fishing cats along with animals such as Indian Fox, Desert Fox, Palm Civet, and Hanuman Langurs. In addition, the park is home to several species of antelope, including Indian gazelles, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Black Buck, Blue Bulls, and Nilgai.

Abundant reptiles such as Desert Monitor Lizards, Cobras, Tortoises, Banded Kraits, Indian Pythons, Russells’s Viper, Indian Flap Shelled Turtles, and Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles also can be found in the national park. 

Because of the variety of birds present, bird aficionados can enjoy a fulfilling experience of bird watching. Among the birds that can be seen in Ranthambore are Woodpeckers, Greylag Goose, Asian Palm Swift, Dove, Crakes, Sandpipers, Flamingos, Pelicans, Storks, Bulbul, Mynas, Falcons, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Owls, and Nightjars.

Famous Tigers of Ranthambore

Sundari T 17
Sundari (T-17)
T 24 Ustad
Ustad (T-24)
T 25 Dollar
Dollar (T-25)

Experience the View of the Predator up close

Big Cats Adventure offers you a thrilling experience of having a look at the magnificent tigers from close by. The safari allows you to experience nature and wildlife by being in it. For convenience, the park is divided into 10 zones where visitors can have a look at the tigers. Among these zones, 1 – 6 are the most preferred and are most likely to spot tigers. During summers, zones 3,4, and 5 are the ones where the tigers can be sighted easily because of the lakes and water bodies present in these zones.

Big Cats adventure allows you to enjoy the safari in October – June. You can book your safari with us by clicking the “Book Your Safari” button. We offer you a jeep safari which includes 6 people whereas the canter safari can hold up to 20 people. So it is ideal to book a jeep safari if you are traveling in a small group but if you have a big group of people visiting the Ranthambore National Park for Safari, canter is the best option for it.

The Safari occurs twice a day, in the morning and the evening, and lasts around three and a half hours. It is best to make reservations for these safaris well in advance because they are highly sought after. Every morning, the park also sets aside a specific number of chairs for the evening of that day and the following morning. Online reservations are available for your safari seats.

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Rahul Unnikrishnan
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It was a great safari experience. Our crew got to spot tigress with 3 cubs in zone 3. Shakeb helped us with travel and bookings from jaipur. He was always available to answer questions on whatsapp. I would highly recommend this group.
Kaustubh Sangamnerkar
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Amazing experience with Big Cats Adventure.. You will definitely have a good time in Ranthambore with them.. Good tiger sightings.. 10 out of 10
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I had an excellent tour because of big cat adventures. They made my birthday awesome i spotted total 9 tigers as of now and have still one Safar left. Great work by big cat adventures. 💯

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ranthambore Safari Timings?

Ranthambore Safari Timings: 

  • Morning: 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Evening: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Ranthambore Safari timing varies by season. Please confirm before arrival.

What is the real name of Ranthambore?

The real name of Ranthambore is “Ranath Bhawar Garh“.

What is the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park?

The best to visit Ranthambore National Park is from November to April.

Which zone is famous in Ranthambore to see tigers?

Zone; 1, Zone: 2, Zone: 3, Zone: 4, and Zone: 6 are famous zones to see tigers.

Is food allowed on the Ranthambore safari?

No, tourists are not allowed to carry food inside the park.

Please don’t take any food items and never throw your remaining food in the Park.

What is the best way to Reach Ranthambore National Park?

Train is the best way to reach Ranthambore National Park. The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur. You can come to Jaipur from any metro city and many trains are run from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur.

Which is the nearest Railway Station to Ranthambore?

The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur. You can come to Jaipur from any metro city and many trains are run from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur.

Which is the nearest Airport to Ranthambore?

The nearest airport for reaching Ranthambore National Park is Jaipur Airport. The distance from the Jaipur Airport to Ranthambore National Park is 170 km, you can easily travel this distance by train, bus, or taxi. There are many direct flights from all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Kolkata to Jaipur Airport.

Can I take my car to Ranthambore Safari?

No, you cannot take your car inside Ranthambore National Park. but you can come to Ranthambore from your city in your car and for a safari in Ranthambore National Park, you have to book a jeep or canter.

What is the Age limit of Ranthambore Safari?

Safari is free for children below 5 years of age but without a seat, and children above 5 years of age will have to take a safari pass.