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Ranthambore

14.1/5(105 Ratings)

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1Want a 90% chance of spotting tigers? Then head to this place
Want a 90% chance of spotting tigers? Then head to this place

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyoti Sahu shares “Worth visiting; I visited the National Park in October and took the morning safari. The gypsy charges a certain fee but it is worth it. As you enter the park you can see variety of flora and fauna. A bird watcher might also love it during winters when they start migrating to these parts. Everything apart, people visit this place to spot the Royal Bengal tiger and once you do spot it, you will love the place even more. The number of tigers is decent and there is a 90 % chance of spotting.

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2For a 90% chance of spotting a tiger
For a 90% chance of spotting a tiger

Tiger | Safari | Fort | Jungle

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyoti Sahu shares, “I visited the National Park in October 2015 and took the morning safari. The gypsy charges a certain fee but it is worth it. As you enter the park you can see variety of flora and fauna. A bird watcher might also love it during winters when they start migrating to these parts. Everything apart, people visit this place to spot the Royal Bengal tiger and once you do spot it, you will love the place even more. The No. Of tigers are decent and there is a 90 % chance of spotting.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Singh Hira adds, “Real tiger Park It's a life time experience to stay at Ranthambore area and the Jungle. Every inch is important here at Ranthambore. I was lucky to spot the oldest tiger the first time. Best place for a wildlife lover. My suggestion is to stay near the park. Get up early morning to get a vehicle for the Jungle safari. If you are a wildlife photographer, take the Jeep and be ready with your camera gear. ”

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3Tigers are there for all kinds of budget
Tigers are there for all kinds of budget

Tiger | Safari | Wildlife | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer SOMYA CHANDRA says, “Tiger Tiger ... where art thou !!! About 4 hours from Jaipur is the township of Sawai Madhopur from where you gain access to Ranthambore National Forest. Madhopur is a small town with numerous hotels that suit all budgets. The township is very simplistic and there isn't much to do apart from resting in your hotel or going for the Jungle safari.” 

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4Spot a tiger at Ranthambore
Spot a tiger at Ranthambore

Sudha tells HolidayIQ, "Ranthambore national park is one of the most famous places to see tigers in their natural habitat. One can see many beautiful birds and other wild animals like jackal, hyena, boars and crocodiles in lakes. The ride on the open Gypsy is a great experience. Nice way to see the nature"

Sudha also suggests visiting the Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History during your trip with kids because "the place is very informative. Kids get knowledge about the wild life of the Ranthambore national park. Museum houses some creative work done by kids also." 

Ashok suggests that you "plan one day for sightseeing of national park and fort with Ganesh temple. If you have to see tiger then plan March to June month. In this period you can easily spot near water sources"

Best way to reach Ranthambore: 

The closest airport is at Jaipur, 180 km from Ranthambore. 

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5Ranthambore National Park, Won the Award for India's Favourite Natural Attraction
Ranthambore National Park,  Won the Award for India's Favourite Natural Attraction

 Ranthambore National Park is one of the best palces to spot a tiger in India. What more, you can spot striped hyenas, sambas and many exotic bird species. Stay in an awesome nature resort while you're here.

Pankaj tells you all about it: "Our visit to RNP fulfilled our most desired wish to see the king of the jungle in its natural habitat. The feeling was next to nothing and very special. We have visited so many national parks before but never got that lucky as in Ranthambhore. But the park and its management should be given credit for making the tiger sighting possible."

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Reviews (105)

Raja shekar

Raja shekar5.0/5

2 reviews

An hour with a Tiger in Ranthambore

We were Lucky to get the Tiger for about one hour. The tiger was moving along the road where our vehicles were stationed. We were lucky to see the Tiger running after a Sambhar. It was majestic.
  • An hour with a Tiger in Ranthambore
  • An hour with a Tiger in Ranthambore
  • An hour with a Tiger in Ranthambore
  • An hour with a Tiger in Ranthambore
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Nitin singh

Nitin singh2.9/5

6 reviews

More chances to see tiger on lakes

Overall jugle safari is good and chances to view tiger is only on the bank of lakes.
Why I have given an average rating because jungle safari should cover more distance. For me jungle has better views than tiger from a significant distance. Chances of seeing a tiger kn the way to safari is negligible

Recommended Duration in Ranthambore

Number of days to spend in Ranthambore as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

8.3%

2 days

16.7%

3 days

58.3%

4 days

8.3%

5+ days

8.3%

Ranthambore Overview

History of Ranthambore

Ranthambore is the oldest habitable place around Sawai Madhavpur. The rich and diverse jungles of Ranthambore were the hunting grounds of the rulers of Jaipur before India's independence. Ranthambore has been an immensely important place for historical development in Jaipur. Earlier known as Ranastamba or Ranastambhapura, present day Ranthambore has quite a few interesting places to visit. Ranthambore owes its existence to the ruler, Prithviraj I of the Chauhan Dynasty.

People and Culture of Ranthambore

The people of Ranthambore are very friendly and warm and most of them indulge in farming and pasturing. Poaching was a primitive method of survival but now that the Ranthambore Park is restored, these activities are strictly prohibited. The people of Ranthambore practice Hinduism and Lord Ganesha is worshipped primarily. All the festivals are celebrated with huge fervour.

Things To Do in Ranthambore

Those who are on the lookout of a serene getaway by the water can visit the nearby Kachida valley and Surwal Lake. If you are among those who stay nearby and are looking out for picnic spots in Ranthambore, then Malik Talao is your destination. Wildlife enthusiasts have a couple of attractions to visit like the Ranthambore tiger reserve or National park, Rajbag Talao, Anantpura, Lakarda and Bakula. Other Ranthambore tourist places include the Ranthambore school of Art that will give you a glimpse of the cultural side of Ranthambore. The Ranthambore places to visit attracts many travellers from all around the world.

Food and Shopping in Ranthambore

At Ranthambore, you can expect pure vegetarian cuisine at the local stalls of the streets. However, the egg might be an exception at few stalls. For authentic Rajasthani cuisines like the dal bhatti churma, malpuas and flavoured lassi you can look up to the local restaurants in the markets and also rely upon the hotels and restaurants of Ranthambore that serve authentic Rajasthani food near the Ranthambore sightseeing places.

You can shop for your souvenirs and handicraft items at the Dastkar Craft centre that has collections of articles handcrafted by the women of the nearby villages while on a Ranthambore tour. The usual colourful Rajasthani handicrafts and collectibles like the block printed fabric materials, cushion covers, silver articles, embroidery and embellishment works on fabrics and collectibles can be purchased from the stalls at the local market. Shopping for the famous Rajasthani spices can be done at the local market. Other places to visit in Ranthambore are the Sawai Madhavpur market, a local village, Mansarovar dam, and the Surual Lake, which ought not to be missed during a trip to Ranthambore.

Accommodation in Ranthambore

If visiting Ranthambore is on the cards and you have been wondering how to reach Ranthambore, then you can reach the national park easily. The nearest airport to Ranthambore is Jaipur from where you can hire a taxi, a car or reach by train as well. For your comfortable stay at Ranthambore, book your budget hotels like the Tiger Safari hotel, Luxury resorts or luxury hotels in Ranthambore that are at a close vicinity to all the important and famous places to see in Ranthambore.



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Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

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Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

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Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

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Aniket Sharma

Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

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Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore

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