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A Tiger Safari to see India’s most treasured, handsome, and fiercest felines, the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and watching them playing, feeding, and roaming freely in the wild, is undoubtedly on every wildlife lover and wildlife photographer’s bucket list. If you are wondering which is the best park in India for Tiger Safaris, unarguably, it is Rajasthan‘s very own Ranthambore National Park.

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Here are the Reasons Why Ranthambore is the Best Park in India for Tiger Safaris:

Large Tiger Population:

With a total of 86 big cats living in an area of 1,334 square kilometres, Ranthambore National Park has one of the highest tiger densities in the world, making it one of the best places in all of India for tiger safari. 

High Chance of Spotting and Photographing Tigers

Tourists taking photographs of a tiger cub walking at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan.

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While seeing a tiger in the wild is never guaranteed, Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan offers one of the finest opportunities in the world to witness and photograph these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, thanks to the rich population of tigers in the park.

Tigers of Ranthambore are Diurnal and are Extremely Relaxed and Quite Accustomed to Tourists

Though tigers are known to be nocturnal, tigers of Ranthambore National Park are diurnal in nature, which means you can easily spot them even during the daytime, busy hunting, roaming around, or taking care of their young ones. 

The best part is that these mighty rulers of Ranthambore are extremely relaxed in the presence of humans and safari vehicles as they are familiar with it, that they walk near the vehicle, posing for photographs, and entertaining you with their chores. No wonder why Ranthambore National Park is a huge hit among wildlife photographers and safari lovers.

The Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore are conducted in open jeeps, providing visitors with a great opportunity to observe and photograph tigers in close quarters.

Dramatic Setting

Last but not least, Ranthambore‘s dramatic setting makes it one of the best parks in India for tiger safaris and wildlife photography. The park is gigantic and leaves you fascinated with its wild ambience.

Tiger and tiger cubs playing in the forest of Ranthambore

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The landscape of Ranthambore is one of a kind and is so scenic and impressive with dense jungles featuring colossal banyan trees, tranquil streams, beautiful lakes, dry barren lands, and gravel roads. The ruins of the historical Ranthambore Fort, a renowned UNESCO-protected Heritage Site add to the dramatic splendour of Ranthambore National Park.

  • Best Time for Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park?

November to May

The Park will be closed from July to September for Monsoon.

  • Ranthambore Tiger Safari Timings?

Morning Safari: 7: AM to 10:30 AM

Evening Safari: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

  • Safari Vehicle Options:
  • 6 Seater open top roof Maruti Gypsy
  • 20 Seater open top Safari bus or truck

Both safari vehicles are open from all sides to offer the best viewing wildlife experience. 

  • How Long Does a Typical Safari at Ranthambore Last?

A typical Ranthambore Safari can last for about 3-4 hours. 

Tiger spotting at Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve
  • Charges for Ranthambore Safari:

Jeep (6-Seater): For Indians – INR 1800 per passenger, For Foreigners – INR 3700 per passenger.

Canter (20-Seater):  For Indians – INR 1300 per passenger, For Foreigners – INR 2700 per passenger.

  • What Animals You Can Expect To See During Ranthambore Safari:

Apart from the Tigers, you can expect to see Sambar Deer, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Nilgai, Jackals, Macaques, Sloth Bears, Jungle Cats, and many colourful varieties of birds on a safari at Ranthambore National Park.

  • Where is Ranthambore National Park?
A wild Tiger spotting at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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One of the most renowned national parks in Northern India, Ranthambore National Park is positioned in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill ranges.

  • How to Reach Ranthambore National Park?

By Air: Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport to Ranthambore National Park, which is approximately 182 Km away from the park.

By Rail: Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Ranthambore National Park, which is approximately 13 Km from the park.

By Road: Ranthambore is well-connected to the rest of the world via road. You can hire a taxi or car to reach the park.

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No other wildlife destination in India provides such an exclusive Tiger Safari with excellent opportunities of tiger sighting and photographing up close and personal like Ranthambore National Park. So, if you are a wildlife enthusiast and a passionate wildlife photographer, you should never miss visiting Ranthambore.

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One response to “Reasons Why Ranthambore is the Best Park in India for Tiger Safaris”

  1. James says:

    Very comprehensive and informative! I think these tips and advice are much helpful. Thank you for such detailed description of the destination.

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