Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur a city in Rajasthan that has primarily found its popularity due to the wildlife destination, Ranthambore National Park, which is located in close proximity. The city is the headquarters of the district of the same name and has immense historic importance. It has been the seat to several dynasties, right from the Chauhans to the Mughals. But, today, it is mostly known for being the base point for Ranthambore National Park.
The tourist destination in Rajasthan was named after Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, who gave the city its current plan in 1765 AD. Later, during the British rule, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh ordered the construction of a railway line between Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur, making the place easily accessible. Sawai Madhopur is also known for its guavas which grow in its periphery.
Sawai Madhopur is also the neighbour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ranthambore Fort. Along with this, the tourist place in Rajasthan has few religious fairs & festivals like the annual Sawai Madhopur Utsav, Ganesh Chaturthi Fair, Dussehra and Chauth Mata Mela that are a must see. The Trinetra Ganesh Temple is also one of the major attractions in Sawai Madhopur with Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, Shilpgram, and Galta Temple.
|Months||Morning Safari||Evening Safari|
|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|
Ranthambore jeep safari, one of the most popular options to spot animals movement and appreciate beautiful landscapes of the park. The car can accommodate up to 6 people at a time. Enjoy the awe-inspiring experience of Jeep Safari in Ranthambore either in morning or afternoon.
6 Seater Open jeep
20 Seater Open Bus
There are mainly 10 different safari zones for tourists within Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. If you are seeking to book online safari tickets for majestic Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Sanctuary, then surely choose favorite safari zone as per convenience. During the zone, you can go anywhere on the network that suits you and will have golden opportunity to sightsee Sambhar Deer, Indian Gazelle, Blue Bull formerly known as Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Monkey and multiple other diversified animals.
Zone 1: This zone is very popular for buffer zone which is home to T-39 and T-57. The zone is renowned to Noor zone T-39. Places where you can spot are: Tuti ka Nalla, Amreshwar Dang, Sultanpur, Peela Pani and Gada Dub.
Zone 2: Renowned zone for popular sightings as water holes and cats in this zone are T19, T22, T72, T57, T28, T60 and T39. Places where you can spot are: Jogi Mahal, Phuta Kot, Phuta Bandha, Lahpur Tiraha, Nal Ghati.
Zone 3: Raj Bagh, Jogi Mahal, Padam Talab, High Point and Mandook are major points for sightseeing.
Zone 4: It is the most famous zone for Tigress of Ranthambore. Other cats seen in this zone are T-28, T-64, T-19, T-75, T-41 and T-25.
Zone 5: Big cats spotted in this zone are T-25, T-28, T-17, T-74 and T-75.
Zone 6: Most popular points for the tigers spotted in this zone. Other Tigers spotted in this zone are T-34, T-39, T-57 and T-8.
Zone 7: This zone has fewer points compared to rest zone as bigger cats spotted here are Chidikho, Jamoda, Kushalipura, Rajbagh Naka.
Zone 8: Famous spots in this zone are- Balas, Kherai, Kali, Neemli Dang, Bhat, Mahakho.
Zone 9: This zone is about 45 minutes away from Tiger reserve sanctuary located at majestic Chakal River. Caracals, Sloth Bears and Aquatic birds are major animals spotted here.
Zone 10: Tigers spotted in the zone are Aantri, Kushalipura, Bodal, Halonda and Banskhroi. Another spotted zone includes T-13, T-42 and T-43.
Best Time to Get eyes on Ranthambore
October to March:
The winter season from October to March is the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park. Tourists can enjoy pleasant weather and bustling greenery after monsoon which attracts tourists frequently. Glorious flowers add luster to the area around water bodies. Moreover, remarkable migratory birds visit this majestic national parks. This can really become eye-catching for all tourists who have interest to take snapshots of the charming birds. Also, it is suggested to carry enough winter clothes during midwinter season for better exploration.
April to June:
Expect scorching heat with temperatures ranging between 35 °C – 47 °C. Moreover, this is the ideal time to spot tigers close to the lakes, visiting to quench their thirst. The temperatures are high and unbearable but mornings are amazing to go on safari as well as indulge in wildlife photography.