Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its population of tigers, a 1000-year-old fort and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • ANNE M
    9 contributions
    Recommendation for the best driver tracked guide in Ranthambore
    I had the pleasure to spend 1 safari on Mar 5, 2023 with one of the most talented and brilliant driver/tracker/guides I have ever had the privilege to be with at Ranthambore. His name is Hermraj Meerna, he works privately on rotation for the park. He was one of 10 persons over 5 drives I had in this park. I'm not certain how the park works however I'm of the opinion my tour operator Nature Safari India opted for the rotation versus having a specific driver throughout the entire stay as I had in Bandhavgarh. See review for that recommendation under separate cover. Hemraj has been doing this type of work for 15 years and boy does it show. He has a can do attitude, even when I expressed how dis appointed I was to be going to Zone 10 again. I did not see a thing the first time and found the distinct lack of prey animals in this zone. He assured me there were plenty of tigers in the zone and that he was a lucky man. It was hard not to buy into his enthusiasm because he seemed so sure of himself . He did not follow the pack he looks and listens for the signs. He followed his gut and knows when a lead was dry and it was time to move on. He had an almost freaky ability to know where and when to go. He knows this park like the back of his hand and will do what it takes to get you the shot. He is a funny, self assured man who worked very well with the guide he had with him that day Rajesh Nagwanshi and I can't say enough to sing their praises. In 31 safari drives over 5 parks I only had the privilege to meet one other man of this caliber in Bandhavgarh, which I will comment on in another review under that park title.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Klaus C
    Greenhithe, United Kingdom416 contributions
    Great Experience with a Tiger
    What a brilliant day. We were very lucky to first see a tiger, then having it walk right past our jeep and finally saw a failed attack in the shallow lake water. I did really not expect much from a this safari but it delivered so much, great experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Dennis P
    Melbourne, Australia2,107 contributions
    A LOT OF JUMPING AND BUMPING FOR LITTLE RESULT. DISAPPOINTING
    Looking at the majority of TA rteviews we must have been downright unlucky with the lack of animals We looked forward to this excursion and the possibility of seeing a tiger. We took the safari both in the morning, and the afternoon. These covered areas 2 & 6 We had no idea of the Areas allocation for these drives so we were totally in the hands of the driver and the guide Our transport was a jeep capable of carrying four passengers, a driver and a guide. Not unexpectedly the tracks through the reserve are very bumpy and dusty. On the morning tour of about three hours we saw many deer of different types, monkeys, boar, lyrebirds aplenty, and the highlight of the morning, a leopard! He was about 60 metres away but our driver ensured we got the best views available. We were told that sighting a Leapard in this area was extremely rare The afternoon safari was less successful. Fewer animals but still deer, a few monkeys and lyrebirds. Having been fortunate enough on a previous trip to Kenya to take part in safaris . On those safaries there were plenty of animals of many types to see. In Ranthambore the bush environment may have hidden a lot of the animals but even allowing for this we were totally disappointed with the lack of game in tthese Parks We had hoped to sight a Tiger, but alas, they were nowhere to be seen Driver and guide did their best. Rate 3
    Visited February 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • lara g
    Malta4 contributions
    Great experience organised by travelgleam
    The park is amazing. We managed to see 4 tigers in all. Zone 3 and 4 must be the best zones. The safari as well as a number of other logistical stuff was organised for us by @travelgleam who were super efficient and helpful.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • seenu966
    3 contributions
    One of our most unforgettable experiences
    My wife and I had the most unforgettable experience with tiger safaris arranged by Ranthambore Bagh. We saw tigers in four of the seven safaris, and in three of them the tigers were within 100 feet. Tigers are the most majestic and beautiful animals (we have seen wildlife in Africa before). RK (Ramkrishna) was an excellent naturalist/guide. We very much enjoyed and learned from our conversations with Dicky Singh. Poonam Singh was very helpful as well. Mahesh made our stay most comfortable. Room, food, and bathroom were excellent. We also had good conversations with our fellow guests in the hotel.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Deb G
    Flint, United Kingdom60 contributions
    An experience I will never forget
    An amazing experience. Zones may a matter but there is also an element of luck. Leaving our first safari we saw Sultana on the access road so not in a zone at all. KK our guide was great, we were fortunate enough to have him for our next safari too. His enthusiasm and passion shines through. I guess he has seen tigers many time but his excitement when we spotted them was still there and very infectious. Tigers aside the park is beautiful with lots of wide life and varied terrain.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Simon D
    324 contributions
    We Saw a Tiger in the Ranthambore National Park
    We were picked from our hotel in the open top vehicles for our tour. Now these vehicles are well used and we would caution those with any back ailments to be careful. The travel through the National Park ( as expected) uses small and very bumpy tracks. The drivers probably should travel slower but I suppose they want the tourists to see as much as possible. The vehicle has a guide with ours very experienced and answered all questions professionally. Ours was a local and had been doing this job for some 22 years. Anyways, we saw a TIGER!!! It was amazing, a four year old female just chilling out beside the waterhole feasting on a kill from the previous day. Mainly they consume the Bucks (male dear) with the large horns as they are not as agile as the females!!! We also spotted a crocodile, bear and tortoise. Still despite the bumpy road well worth sighting a tigress in the wild…
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2023
  • dizzyb3
    1,142 contributions
    A great experience
    The experience depends on guides and luck. Unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to spot tigers on our evening safari in zone 6 or morning safari in zone 8. Zone 6 was a steady nature ramble really and scenic and interesting but the wildlife didn't wow. Zone 8 was much better the next day. The driver was amazing and he and the spotter were so invested in trying to get us a tiger sighting. We were extremely fortunate to spot a leopard eating his fresh kill that we watched for a while. This was a great safari with some high speed driving to try and find the tiger that had left fresh tracks. Definitely book a smaller gypsy, the canters did not look like a good option at all. Maybe next time we'll get lucky and see tigers....
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2023
  • colin h
    Ely, United Kingdom68 contributions
    Early morning game drive
    For anyone who has been on an African safari then Ranthambore is likely to be a disappointment. It is not an extensive reserve and 2 hour early morning drives seem to be the tourist norm (and the best chance of spotting a tiger - which is the main attraction). The trails you drive on are gravelled, in places tarmaced and generally not too uncomfortable or bumpy. We didn't see a tiger but one had clearly killed a deer earlier and jackels and a vulture were picking over the carcass. We saw a variety of birds as well as several species of deer, wild boar and crocodiles. Asa change to palaces, forts and religious sites it was a good distraction. A tiger would have made it - but don't go with the expectation you will see one!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Kanika
    Ajmer, India16 contributions
    Tiger Sighting
    This is my 2nd visit to Ranthanbore National Park. The park is very beautiful. We did Jungle Safari in zone no #4&5. These zones are very pretty. We saw the 02 🐅 in zone no 04 . Lost of birds there.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 May 2023
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Feb 2024 • Couples
We were so excited to visit Ranthambore but unfortunately the experience was massively disappointing. We were told to wait outside of our hotel at 5:45am but didn't get picked up until an hour later, so we got to the park late cutting our safari short. On top of that, every time we stopped to try and spot animals our guide and other people in our group were loudly chatting - pretty much guaranteeing no animals would come near us. We hardly saw anything. Our guide didn't seem remotely interested in the tour or gave us any information/ helped us spot anything. It felt more like a school bus ride than a safari at a highly rated national park. Maybe it would be a different experience if we were in a jeep rather than a canter, but people paying for a canter should still be given a bit of an experience at least.
Written 25 February 2024
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Kevbin
15 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wonderful day spotted many birds including two species of owls, sloth bears, deer etc. Your chances of seeing a leopard are virtually nil as they live in the high hills. Your chances of seeing a tiger vary depending on the time of year. Parks 1 to 3 are best otherwise there seems to be at best a 1 in 20 chance most of the year.
Written 23 February 2024
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Travelgirly892
28 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The safari management is poor or run by clowns. They are out for your money and nothing else.

When I imagine a safari, I imagine having a guide who introduces themself, gives you a little talk about what the plan is, what you might see, etc. But none of that. Our guide was a glorified taxi driver. He could tell you what animal it is but nothing more. He also couldn’t speak English that well which is surprising for a job in tourism. So the vibe wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted an experience with a proper guide and they don’t exist here.

The organisation of my safari was unprofessional in my opinion. We asked our hotel about safaris and they gave us a number. So we called the guy and everything was done over Whatsapp and that gives me scam vibes from the off. There is no booking system. You only find out the information for your meeting point late at night the day before your safari. And they don’t pick up from every hotel. If your hotel is a bit far out they won’t pick you up.

On the day of the safari, they picked us up from the meeting point 45 minutes late. The driver of the canter was gunning it down the road so fast to make up for lost time that I nearly face-planted the metal railing. He also drove quite fast in the park too. The ‘guide’ didn’t introduce himself, clearly wasn’t knowledgable about the park and his English was below average for Indian tourist attractions.

The park itself is lovely. There’s great scenery. And there are animals. We saw mostly deer, antelopes, monkies, peacocks, birds and one crocodile in a watering hole. No tigers. In fact the ‘guide’ told us at the beginning that other vehicles hadn’t seen any. Why tell people that at the beginning of the safari? Talk about putting a downer on the trip. We went to zone 6 which apparently is home to only 3 tigers. About 20% of the park is open to safaris and the rest cannot be accessed. There are only 80 tigers in the entire 1700 sq km park. I’m not great at maths but that means your chance of seeing a tiger is low. So why they market the safaris as tiger safaris is beyond me. They really should stop playing on the tiger aspect to avoid disappointing tourists. Of course we know that it’s always hit and miss with nature… but I can’t help but think they are exploiting the tiger aspect a bit:

The other thing that irked me was that safaris go ahead rain or shine (except in summer when the park is closed). On our second day it was raining substantially in the morning. And surely you’d think that they’d cancel the safari because what tigers are gonna be out in the rain? Not even a monkey would want to be out in weather like that. But we called our contact and they said nope it would still go ahead. We waited at the pickup point (again after the pickup time so they were late as usual) and in the end decided to go back to our hotel because the rain wasn’t stopping. Now we’ve lost out on money because according to them it’s business as usual but to us a safari in the rain is not the experience we paid for. You’d think they’d just cancel the safari and refund everyone but, oh no, they want that money. Oh and I should add that the reason we cancelled is because they don’t cover the vehicles at all, not even gypsies. So splashing the cash on a private gypsy won’t save you from the rain. You’d think they’d put a cover on the vehicle, some tarpaulin or something, but nope. I read a review of this park from 10 years ago complaining about the same thing. And in 10 years nothing had changed. If they just put a cover on the vehicles I would go in the rain. But because we didn’t want to risk getting soaked for three hours and getting a cold, we opted to be on the safe side. We had places to be after the safari and I wasn’t gonna go about my day in wet jeans. No thank you.

I’m not mad that I didn’t see a tiger. I knew the odds before I came. What does irritate me is the way the safaris are managed, the fact it’s clearly not regulated and these so-called guides can do what they want to scam you out of money. It’s a classic case of bad people exploiting tourists and ruining what could be a great, fun experience. I’d like to think there are good guides around Ranthambore but… probably not. I think they’re all the same middle-man type people who aren’t even qualified to call themself a safari guide.

I enjoyed being in the park and seeing what I got to see. But the people organising the safaris ruined the experience for us. I wouldn’t come back here and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else. Just don’t bother.
Written 20 February 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,340 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
I don't recommend to go for Zone 10, as you will see mostly peacocks and some deer. The jeeps taking the tourists to the place are the big ones, looking like open buses. It's not a problem, but it's the first time I experienced something like this on safari.
The safari tour takes about 2 hours, but we saw everything that we could have seen in 1,5 hour. The driver was taking us around the last 30 minutes just to use up that tour time. We didn't see anything, not even those peacocks and deer. No luck with tigers at all.
I recommend to make a reservation in a long enough time in advance to plan your trip, but to go to some more frequent safari Zones, not the Zone 10.
Written 17 February 2024
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africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya4,496 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
I did see tigers and was very happy. However, this park was crowded with Indian tourists. I do recommend it but it's not on the same level as a safari in Africa.
Written 11 February 2024
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Susana C
Maui13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Try to get a private Gypsy safari. Our “canter” had a tour guide that allowed two women bring food to feed the birds at a National Park for photo shutting at bathroom break that took more than 30 minutes . Granted , we hadn’t seen the tigers yet loosing valuable time. We could hear the tigers, but missed seeing them because of this. Not sure if this “canter” was associated with the Skip the line Safari which provided terrible service beginning to end.
Written 10 February 2024
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
OK, a bit of a lottery with pick ups from hotel, if you are picked up first you get first choice of seat but you have at least 45 mins drive to pick up everyone else and drop them off on the way back.
Seeing tigers is hit and miss chances ofcseeingbthem in a single game drive are about 15%, but brought could still dob6 game drives and jot see a tiger
Written 9 February 2024
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william james
United States1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Visiting Ranthambore for a safari was an unforgettable experience that exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend opting for the luxury gypsy over the canter safari, despite the extra cost. The comfort and personalized attention are well worth it, ensuring a more intimate and immersive wildlife encounter. Pre-booking your safari is crucial, and I can't emphasize this enough. Through Amaan Sheikh (+91 9772078786), you can secure your spot and avoid any last-minute disappointments. Additionally, choosing the right guide can make or break your experience. Tasleem (+91 9983831432), recommended by my tour operator, proved to be exceptional. His expertise and deep understanding of the park significantly enriched our adventure. Tasleem's passion for wildlife and his friendly demeanor fostered a great rapport within the group, enhancing our overall enjoyment. With him, every sighting became a thrilling and educational experience. From majestic tigers to elusive birds, Tasleem's knowledge and keen eye ensured we didn't miss a single highlight. Whether you're a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or a first-time visitor, pre-booking your safari with Amaan and choosing Tasleem as your guide guarantees an unforgettable journey through Ranthambore's wilderness.
Written 7 February 2024
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435kutty
24 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great experience. Lots of birds, sambor deer,spotted deer, tiger sighting. The park has opening & closing times. The guide will arrange your visit accordingly. Different routes are allocated on different days.
Royalty used to visit here in the past. Queen Elizabeth had accompanied the royal family of Jaipur to visit this park.
Written 7 February 2024
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N. S. K. Harsh
Dehradun, India148 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Ranthambore Tiger reserve (RTR), Rajasthan, India is exciting because you are anxious and expecting to have an encounter with the tiger. There are ten zones but tourists should avoid Zone no. 6 - 10 as the chances of spotting a tiger are less besides the terrain and roads do not allow you to enjoy. It appears that the RTR administration had opened these zones to earn money in the name of RTR. We missed the tiger by few minutes in Zone 3.
Written 6 February 2024
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 4,922.06, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,601.16 per person.