ABOUT RANTHAMBHORE

Seeing a tiger is partly a matter of luck; leave time for at least two or three safaris to improve your chances. But remember, there’s plenty of other wildlife to see including more than 300 species of birds. 

Ranthambhore National Park – open from 1st October to 30th June – is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. Comprising 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, at its centre is the 10th century Ranthambhore Fort. Scattered around the fort are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile-filled lakes and vine-covered chhatris (burial tombs). The park was originally a hunting ground for the maharajas of Jaipur.

THE VEHICLES

There are two types of vehicles permitted on safari in Ranthambhore National Park; the Jeep and the Canter. 

The Jeep
The Jeep
The Jeep (aka Gypsy) is the vehicle of choice for most visitors to Ranthambhore. It is shared amongst 6 passengers, though we can reserve a private Jeep too. Perfect for individuals, couples or small groups.
The Canter
The Canter
The Canter is an open-topped bus, seating 16 passengers. It’s ideal for larger groups. The canter suffers a bad reputation but has perks of its own; its height gives an elevated view of the jungle beyond.

SAFARI PRICES

Prices are non-negotiable and valid until 30th June 2018. Prices are subject to change in accordance with the government of Rajasthan. 

PRIVATE JEEP

18600per Jeep, per safari

SHARED JEEP

3100per person, per safari

SHARED CANTER

1850per person, per safari

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee specific zones. You would be allocated any zone from 1 – 10. Or, you may pay a supplement of ₹10,000 (per Jeep, per safari) to guarantee zones 1 – 5.
Yes. This is because we have to pay the full amount in order to reserve your safari(s).
Safaris are non-refundable if cancelled. This is the government’s policy, rather than our own. We recommend taking out an insurance policy prior to visiting India, to cover such losses in the unfortunate event of cancelling or curtailing your trip.
The best time of year to visit Ranthambhore differs, depending on your preferences. October to March is widely considered to be the best time, as the temperature is at its most pleasent and the park is green and flourishing. However, the summer months (May and June) offer the highest changes of spotting a tiger, simply because the blistering sun dries up most of the watering holes and the tigers are forced out of hiding in search of water.

During winter (November to February), the morning safaris in particular can be very chilly, and so it’s best to bring warm clothes. Most hotels provide complimentary blankets for hire.

There’s no specific dress code or colours. You can wear anything you like. We’d recommend wearing older clothes that you’re not bothered about though, as you’ll be really dusty after the safari. A hat, sunglasses and suncream are recommended for the summer months, and a warm jacket, scarf and gloves for the winter months.
There are two safaris in Ranthambhore each day; one in the morning, and a second in the afternoon.

The times differ throughout the year depending on the sunrise and sunset. Our representative will advise you the exact times once you’re here, as he/she will meet you at your hotel prior to your safari. For a rough idea, the times are approximately:

1st October – 31st October
Morning = 07:00 – 10:30
Afternoon = 14:30 – 18:00

1st November – 31st January
Morning = 07:00 – 10:30
Afternoon = 14:00 – 17:30

1st February – 31st March
Morning = 06:30 – 10:00
Afternoon = 14:30 – 18:00

1st April- 15th May
Morning = 06:00 – 09:30
Afternoon = 15:00 – 18:30

16th May – 30th June
Morning = 06:00 – 09:30
Afternoon = 15:30 – 19:00

The park is closed from the 30th June – 1st October each year (ie: you can visit on the 30th June but not the 1st July, and you can visit on the 1st October but not the 30th September).

Except for this period, the park is open seven days a week and on all public holidays.

Children under the age of 5 years are free of cost in Ranthambhore National Park. They do not get their own seat however – they’ll have to sit on a parent or guardian’s lap, unless a ticket is purchased for them.

Children above the age of 5 are charged the same as adults.

We accept payments by debit card, credit card or bank transfer.

If paying by card, we would provide you a secure link where you can enter your card details and billing address safely online.

We are not able to accept cash when you arrive. We do require advance payment in order to confirm your safari(s).

Ranthambhore’s forest is dry and open, which makes wildlife viewing easier than denser parks. There are over 320 species of birds (both resident and migratory), over 40 species of mammals, and over 35 species of reptiles.

Besides the famous tiger, other wild cats you may spot in Ranthambhore National Park include Leopard, Caracal, Jungle Cat and Rusty Spotted Cat.

Hoofed mammals include Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Blue Bull, Chinkara and Wild Boar.

Other inhabitants you may be lucky enough to meet include Crocodile, Sloth Bear, Indian Fox, Jackal, Wolf, Wild Dog, Small Indian Civet, Palm Civet, Common Indian Mongoose and Striped Hyena.

The above are found all over the park and not restricted to a specific zone.

No, the prices shared above are per person, per safari. Therefore, if two adults were to reserve two safaris (for example a morning safari and an afternoon safari), they would pay four times the price listed.

In the case of a private Jeep, the price is given per Jeep per safari. If the same two adults wanted to reserve a morning and afternoon private Jeep safari, they would therefore pay twice the amount provided above.

TOURS & EXCURSIONS

As well as booking safaris in Ranthambhore National Park, we can also assist you with reserving hotels and transport.

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