Rathambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The Ranthambore park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south-eastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has drawn the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers to this destination. Ranthambore National Park is situated in the area of 1334 kms with nearby sanctuaries. Owing to the fauna, it is famous as a retreat of tiger resorts in Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the very few tiger reserves in India, where the tiger population has shown a steady increase despite ecological concerns. Over the years the Tiger population has faced various threats: increasing tourism, pressure on the habitat from nearby villages and poaching. Yet, the birth of new cubs at the National Park has created hope that the tigers will remain safe within the sanctuary and resist these changes. The Park maintains records of most of the tigers, including photographs and trail marks. Many wildlife conservationists, international travel and discovery channels and media have featured the tales of the beautiful and mysterious Ranthambore Royal Tigers in this unique Ranthambore park. The best way to enjoy is to stay in a tiger resort at Ranthambore and head out for a safari but also to keep in mind to respect the laws of the jungle, and enter the habitat of Ranthambore park with respect for the Ranthambore forest resort and its many wild denizens.
The Ranthambore National Park has a healthy population of Tigers. However, catching a sight of this elusive animal means that you might want to go into the Park a few times. The safaris go into the jungle twice, once at 06:30 Hrs and then at 14:30 Hrs. Each ride lasts for about 3 hours. You can opt for two types of vehicles: the 20 seater option, which is an open canter or the 6 seater open top gypsy. We highly recommend booking in advance as only a limited number of vehicles are allowed in the Ranthambore park every day.
How long is the safari for? Do timings change with season?
The timings of the safari are subject to change. Please contact the hotels staff for latest timings or any change. Or please visit www.rajasthanwildlife.in
|Timings of the Safari|
|1st October to 31st October||6.30am-10.00am & 2.30pm-6.00pm|
|1st Nov to 31st January||7.00am-10.30am & 2.00pm-5.30pm|
|1st February to 31st March||6.30am-10.00am & 2.30pm-6.00pm|
|1st April to 15th May||6.00am- 9.30am & 3.00pm-6.30pm|
|16th May to 30th June||6.00am- 9.30am & 3.30pm-7.00pm|
What are the general do’s and don’ts for the safari?
Ans: Do book your safari well in advance to avoid disappointments. The Park can be closed without prior notice to visitors. All bookings are non-transferable, and cannot be resold, exchanged or refunded. Please bring proof of identity and keep it with you at all times for the safari. This proof will also be required at the time of booking. Foreign Nationals will need to send names and Passport details at least 2 months in advance. Indian Nationals need to send in names and identity proof in advance.
Can I take pictures inside the Park?
Ans: There are no charges for still cameras. However there are charges applicable to movie and video cameras. We request you send in details in advance for permissions and fee information.
Can the Hotel book a Safari for us?
The hotel can make your booking. You would need to provide us with your identity proof and credit card guarantee which is non refundable. Should you wish to book directly please visit www.rajasthanwildlife.in