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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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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Sawai Madhopur Road, Ranthambore National Park 322001 India
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  • Prasad G
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tigers, leopards, birds galore. But you need patience and a strong back
    We used a professional tour specialist who made the safari arrangements. We were to have for 5 trips over 3 days but one was a washout due to rains. The trackers were professional. The gypsy vehicle was rough on my back, nothing an Advil could not take care of. I was with 4 avid birders and 2 of them had cameras. The entire group was pleased.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Ben M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 day Indian safari
    The highlight of our golden triangle north India trip. Just being away from the busy cities for 3 days was a nice respite, and taking time to enjoy the beautiful jungle, which is packed with an unbelievable variety of wildlife and trees/plants. We were lucky enough to go on 4 safaris in zones 1-4, which all have their own unique ecosystem and a nice mixture between jungle and open grassland. The drivers/guides are fantastic and clearly are very passionate about the park and it’s wildlife. It goes without saying that sightings of the tigers are certainly not guaranteed, and one should enjoy the experience of the jungle without any expectations on this front. We were lucky enough to spot a female tiger roaming its territory on our last safari (don’t give up hope until the last minute!) which was amazing and a real treat. Spending a couple of days in ranthambore makes for a great mix of adventure (with early morning and late afternoon safaris) and relaxing time at the hotel and feels like the ‘holiday’ part of the trip compared to the busy city tours. This place really gives you a feel of what the vast Indian jungle would have been like in the past!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • sumeet79
    Gurgaon District, India46 contributions
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    Jungle safari with no tiger spotting
    As usual tiger was not spotted in zone 2 and 3 due to rainy day and canter did not go in deep forest due to rains. The jungle feel is good. Tips: please book safari online from rajsthan forest department site at prescribed rates. Don't fall in trap of agents who take min 200 to 500 per person extra on the name of standing in a queue at shilpgram counter for the vehicle allotment during the day of safari. You will get ticket easily in 10 mins and board the vehicle. The hotels will also take 200 per person for the pick up instead of going to shilpgram. It's your choice. Zone 2 3 4 are good for spotting when weather is clear and mostly in dry seasons like mar to may.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Jool
    Coleford, United Kingdom170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t go out of season
    We went early July so no tigers as it’s mating season. Don’t be fooled by them saying you will see them In July. The gate where they are is closed off. The driver kept stopping to talk to other drivers to use up the time I feel we were ripped off by hotel booking at £25 steriling. Be ready for a very bumpy ride . I wouldn’t recommend if you have back problems
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Canactive Traveller
    Brockworth, United Kingdom119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience, take the time to enjoy the park and have patience for the tiger sightings!
    We had the best experience in the afternoon safaris we took, seeing mostly birds, deer, monkeys and similar smaller mammals in the morning. We were delighted to have seen a total of 4 tigers over 2 days so would highly recommend spending a bit more than just the 1 days looking for them if you don’t want to be disappointed. We had really good guides who tracked and got us in front of the tigers for very good views and allowed us time to wait for them to appear initially. We’d also highly recommend spending a bit more for a jeep rather than the huge canters which can’t move around so easily in the Forest.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Marc39
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom44 contributions
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    Afternoon Sightings, Amazing
    We visited Khem Villas and did 4 safaris. 2 shared Jeep and 2 private. We didn’t see any tigers on our 3 1/2 morning safaris, but plenty of other Tiger food wildlife. On our Afternoon a Safaris we were very lucky. Saw a New male without a name on one day and then on the second day saw the mother of the male the previous day and another rival female. Amazing. Tracks were well maintained for a safari and drivers well skilled. Guides were knowledgeable. Could have used radios to inform of sightings. Our last sighting was close to the end and our guide Raj manoeuvred the jeep and driver to the best slot to get an amazing view. We did then have to hold on whilst we Colin McRae’d to get out of the park by 6pm. We made it by 2 mins. The Fort on the park is a great back drop too
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • BIGPYorkshire
    York, United Kingdom71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where are you?
    Bucket list experience, but let down by how few actually get to see tiger. So best to set expectations in that lots of animals and wildlife, depending which of the 10 zones each vehicle must go to. We found mainly deer, monkeys, crocodiles and birds. We did get some excitement when all the trucks chased to a spot where one was seen. But. No joy when there. The trucks we had a couple of Safari's with didn't make sunrise because of chasing all over picking others up so missed that opportunity. No Tiger viewing, but still informative and enjoyable.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Michael M
    101 contributions
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    The Good, bad and Ugly
    My goal is to share a quick overview of what you are signing up for. The park is absolutely stunning. Lakes, Forests. Hills, 1,00 year old ruins and the magnificent Ramthanbore Fort looking out on the park. The visitor area is 1,400 square kilometers divided into 2 sections with 5 gates each. So call it 140 square kilometers per section. You stay in your section the entire drive. Morning starts at 6:30 to 10 and evening 2 to 6:30 They let in 15 to 20 vehicle in each section. Your driver is assigned a section an hour before you start. They say it is random. We have been in sections 1 to 5 over our ( drives. Approximately ( are large loud open top canter buses with 24 generally loud people. Call it 150 to 200 people all chasing the same tiger or two in their section. We rented a 6 seater gypsy. You want to be in a gypsy. Shared or private get a gypsy. You will see more wildlife. The massive and loud canter busses are a big problem. It is great that people want to see the park. The problem is the behavior is disrespectful to other guests and the wildlife. Crying babies, loud kids, teenagers doing bad cold play covers, adults yelling from bus to bus. This behavior impacted the sightings the past two evenings. Tigers just laid in the tall grass rather than deal with a loud mob. I blame park management. A little effort to educate the tourists on the way in regarding bush etiquette would go a long way. I glad I am here only because we saw a tiger. An amazing experience. Otherwise, I’d call this an expensive waste of time and money. My advice is to give yourself the best shot at seeing a tiger - gypsy and at least 4 game drives.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Jack M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guiding advice / strategy
    My husband posted an overview on how the park is layed out. I am sharing a couple of tips on how to get the most out of your safari. We have learned from our guide that seeing Tigers in October ( tall grass) requires an effort. We have seen tigers our last 3 drives. One morning we were the lead car of two the saw tigers in our section. That afternoon we were the lead car of four Gypsy’s to see a large male tiger. The next morning we were the only car to see a tiger. The reasons are twofold. Truly outstanding guide, Danish, and driver Ram. Their plan is to cover as much ground as possible. They are hawks the second they hear a warning call or the instant they see a fresh pug mark. We are in a state of constant motion until we see a tiger. No stopping for spotted deer under a tree. They converted as much ground as possible. All three sightings have been towards the latter half of the 3.5 hour window. All three sightings were second checks. In Other words, the tigers move into view after the first check. We have also tried to avoid what appears to be the top “guiding” strategy of parking near a warning call and sitting around an hour hoping that a tiger will be enticed by all the noise that is being made. This is an easy day but it does it does not appear productive A Gypsy is a huge advantage if your goal is to see a tiger. We booked our guide and driver thru Encounters Asia. This has been a huge success 100 percent due to Danish and Ram
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Miriam Rose
    38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jeep definitely better than canter
    We went on two safaris at Ranthambhore. On our second safari we had a fantastic view of a tiger for approximately 20 minutes, 10 of which we were alone. We also saw a Leopard on the second drive. The opportunity to see wild tigers is definitely not to be missed. However, if you aren't lucky enough to see the big cats, aside from deer, there is less wildlife here. Our first safari was a canter in zone 4. The zone is pretty including some lakes. We saw fresh tiger tracks but no tiger. We did not enjoy the canter experience as much; pick up and drop offs took well over an hour and this meant we were later into / had less time in the park than lots of other groups. Having so many people was quite rowdy and we did not have any guide / commentary during the trip. The jeep safari was much better. This was in zone 2 which gave good views of the fort. The jeep was able to cover much more ground and access much smaller tracks which felt better. The guide was much more informative in talking about the birdlife, plants etc that we encountered. When we saw the tiger it was good being in a small group as we were very quiet; once the canters got word and started rolling in the tiger soon left.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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gaurav p
Vadodara, India14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Weather is good just block the days and time of visit also don't delay the check in time to reserve be on time, pick and drop service is good travel by your car.
Written 19 May 2024
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Diksha Ohri
New Delhi, India5 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the state of Rajasthan is a dry and deciduous forest and very famous for its tiger sightings, it has 10 different zones

It is a must visit for wildlife lovers as it has very good density of predators, birds and other wild animals

On our wildlife tour to Ranthambore in November 2023, our booking team, TravelGleam Wild (9958993316 , 9899954675) assisted us with all the bookings and we did 6-7 safaris and had multiple tiger sightings

The highlight of the trip was a Riddhi (T124) and her three cubs

Thanks TravelGleam Wild and the team for hassle free bookings, and it was a memorable trip.
Written 6 May 2024
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pizote67
Sondrio, Italy490 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
We did 3 safari late April: canter zone 3, shared jeep zone 1 and 5. The park is beautiful with different landscapes and lot of wildlife. And yes, we saw the tiger (zone 3). The reason I rate an average experience is that during our jeep safari in zone 1 and 5 we had very bad guides who kept talking hindi with local tourists, not considering the othe english speaking tourists on the car. On the last safari in zone 5 they drove us to the end of the road, stopped the car for 2 hours waiting for tiger to come and explaining nothing about the park (very boring experience). What I can suggest is: book safari far in advance (5/6 months), choose the best zones (2, 3 or 4), no matter if canter or Jeep (we had better sightseeings and guide on canter safari). And cross fingers for a good guide.
Written 5 May 2024
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davidtrimm
Bonita Springs, FL11 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
We took two safari drives - the first was in the larger public “canter” seating 20. This was cheap, but extremely uncomfortable (very small leg room - both my wife and I are ~6ft and 170lb, so not large), and very noisy. Needless to say we did not see much - and certainly no tigers. The ride was about 3 hours on very bumpy terrain - we were expecting that, no complaints- and with very limited guiding. The next day we took a “private” jeep - actually the same as the previous day but in a smaller vehicle. The driver was over 30 minutes late picking us up, which is important at 5:30am. The vehicle would have been comfortable with 4 people, but with six it was dire. I was ordered from my seat by a man and his guide “because he had a camera” even though he was the last to board. He then spoke the whole time in Hindi with our “guide” (Lekhraj Singh) while the guide wasn’t arguing with the driver or reading texts on his phone. Everyone else on the jeep was English speaking, so we had no real idea why we were stopping, what to look at etc. We had to keep asking him to translate. We were traveling through sector 1 and every other jeep we saw had one or two people in it - only ours was crammed (I actually took photos of the others) leaving the distinct impression that we hadn’t bribed the right person. Given that we mainly saw deer until the very last minute, the whole trip was like an (expensive) excursion through New Jersey in the height of Summer with added monkeys. Finally, and thanks to the guide of another jeep, we saw (possibly) a glimpse of a tiger in the far distance, so that’s something I suppose. We knew that seeing tigers would be a bonus, not a guarantee, but my score is related to the service, total absence of comfort (it was like being in a Japanese reality TV challenge show) and awful guide. Save your money and watch a David Attenborough video or visit Animal Kingdom. There are much better things to do with your time in India
Written 29 April 2024
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Paula KA
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
By no means would I recommend this national park.
The vehicles don’t have a roof, making it very dangerous to get a sun stroke. The park also doesn’t give you any water, so if you forget it, that’s very problematic.
The only thing we saw was deer and monkey and there’s a very low chance of seeing any tigers.
We had a driver who didn’t speak English, and only because we had someone who spoke Hindi, we were able to understand what he was saying. I had to press to use a restroom for him to actually stop at one - and then the restroom was covered in faeces and was extremely dirty.
On our last day, nobody told us that we were going to Zone 9, which was almost 2 hours away from our hotel. That resulted in us almost getting a sun stroke driving back in the full heat. The safari therefore also only ended up being 1.5 hours instead of the promised (and paid for) 3 hours.
An extremely bad experience overall, with no one to complain to. If you’re used to safaris in Africa, I don’t recommend going to this one and spending your time and money in India somewhere else.
Written 25 April 2024
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yarizzoli
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We booked and paid for a jeep safari. Unfortunately our jeep broke just few minutes after we entered the park and we spent 1 hour and 40 minutes waiting for someone to collect and take us back to the hotel. I know that failures can happen but we expected to have money back because we simply didn’t make the safari!! But people from Head Office refused telling us we just have ben unlucky.
That’s not fair at all!!!
DO NOT GO THERE

Written 24 April 2024
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Kanchan58
Bengaluru, India1,945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
It’s a Tiger Reserve. But it’s amazing to experience the flora & fauna of this National Park. Apart from 80+ tigers one can see umpteen number of Peacocks & Peahens, Spotted & Sambal Deers, Langurs, Crocodiles & different species of birds. Wonderful experience
Written 19 April 2024
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MollyB75
Malmö, Sweden27 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
If you discount seeing a tiger (and a leopard and a bear) which obviously is awesome, this is a terrible safari. Guides are rude, uneducated and greedy, don’t give out any information, mostly talk or shout in between themselves in their own language. The vehicles are poor and uncomfortable. They cram in far too many people and buses to the different zones so at times it feels like a witch hunt for the poor tigers and fight for the best viewing spots. There is no feeling of nature tranquility at all which is a shame cause it could have been done so much better.
Written 16 April 2024
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Babloo Tour and Travels
New Delhi, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Ranthambore tiger reserve and ranthambore fort these two places were always in my visit list, Ranthambore tiger safari connects you with real nature beauty.
Written 15 April 2024
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Kaye K
Ruidoso, NM17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Loads of advice out there - here are my two cents.
I was just there last week and overall had a great time and am very glad I went!
ZONES: Zone 1-5 (2,3,4 to be more specific) were wonderful - full of animals and fairly regular sightings of tigers! I went to 2 (tiger mom and 3 cubs, sloth bear and 2 cubs) , 3 (female on a kill, female named Arrowhead in the afternoon and sloth bear and one cub) and 5 (pretty flame of the forest , nice river drive, cool owl, loads of prey and peacocks)
Zone 6-10 were far, bumpy and overall unpleasant. I went to 6 (pretty drive but not a lot of life) 7 (dusty, bumpy and again not much life).
With that info the trick is to either stay at a high end hotel with better access to zones 1-5 ( honestly not sure how that works but it seems fairly obvious that’s how it works) or book well in advance for zones 2 and 3.
GYPSY OR CANTER? Well I expected to hate the canter but I ended up liking it. I was on one of these for both zones 2 and 3. Overall they were just fine, plenty of room to get a better view and generally nice people willing to share spots to see whatever was found. Gypsy was fine too - but 6 people is a tight squeeze and if the people you are with aren’t very nice it can be a long safari.
GUIDES - yes. They are working for tips. This is not a secret or surprise. If this is offensive to you then I might suggest you skip this safari experience. If you’re good with it, play along and you’ll be surprised how nice and accommodating they are. I had 5 guides - All were knowledgeable and honestly the ones I thought were kinda over it ended up being the best ones. I ended up thinking communication about exactly what was going on was the biggest issues. First drive seemed like they were not doing much and we had a jeep breakdown. We were actually on a pause to listen for warning calls to help direct the rest of the drive. This happens often, and when they hear something hold on bc the driver will take off as fast as possible to get to the area.
THIS IS NOT AFRICA: India has its own way of running safari. Don’t expect it to be like any others you’ve been on. Relax and just go with their system - it seems to be working out just fine. There are tons of people wanting to get into the park - this is great news that they care about the animals and want to see them. Touristy, heck ya it is. Again, this isn’t a surprise.
NOT A ZOO - and finally, this isn’t a zoo. It’s safari. Sometimes you see cool stuff. Sometimes you don’t. That’s when you’ve gotta check your expectations and settle in to enjoy the overall experience. Find cool plants or birds (there are loads of them) to enjoy what’s out there.
One more thing BRING A SCARF or buy one form the hawkers who will be at the gate every time you go in. It’s dusty out there!
Written 13 April 2024
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