Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
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  • markg10101
    Worthing, United Kingdom186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The search makes the sighting even more special.
    Great fun being driven around beautiful rugged countryside at what sometimes feels like rally car speed. Keeping Eyes peeled for any sign of Tigers. The guides vary, but if you get a good one (like Pankaj) he will explain the life of the animals and work hard to find the Tigers. We went on three safaris in two days and saw one Tiger. The fun of the chase and the reward of actually seeing one of the most beautiful animals in its habitat. If you can book a Jeep safari (not a cantor) when you find a tiger the people on the cantors struggled to see past the ones at the front, while in a jeep there is a max of 6 guests so viewing is better.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Ninasunlover
    London, United Kingdom879 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tale of two halves
    We had two safari drives in the morning and afternoon. Our family were unfortunately split with 2 people in one canter going to zone 4 in the morning and 1 person in another going to zone 1. Zone 4 we saw nothing but deer and birds it was a very disappointing 3 hours especially knowing that my mum would be seeing something in zone 1 as she's very lucky...we found out on our return she saw a tiger, cub and 2 leopards!! In the afternoon we were together thankfully and visited zone 3 with great luck a tiger and her 3 cubs!! We were ecstatic after a miserable morning for two of us. It really is all about luck on the day as each tiger has it's own territory and I think zone 4 only had 1 male tiger and another crossing zones 4/5 to find that in 20km is impossible as we found out. Zones 1 and 3 were lucky for us. We saw loads of big crocodiles in the afternoon too and a mongoose as well as monkeys both trips. The drivers are maniacs and the canters are awfully uncomfortable bouncing along the tracks but it was worth it to see such beautiful animals in the wild.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Helenbar
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tigers tigers
    Excellent group tour . The guide was excellent. . It gets very hectic. The first route is n the morning just in one zone where there are various species of wildlife . The 2nd trip mid afternoon was where you visited another zone where mainly the tiger is spotted. Long afternoon in very hot sun and open top safari vehicles so make sure you have plenty of water, hat sunscreen and as it is very dusty on route a mask or Face covering Saw 8 tigers in total that was a very lucky day
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 April 2024
  • George T
    Chennai (Madras), India168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tiger spotting in Ranthambore
    Tiger spotting in Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is about 160 kms from Jaipur. Theoretically, you need to book 90 days in advance on the Rajasthan Tourism website to get into the park since the number of vehicles are strictly limited. However, one can approach an agent and get a ticket. The vehicles are strictly controlled, but it’s possible that the tickets are cornered by the agents. We paid 1300 per head ( the official rate for Indians is 850). Getting a Gypsy at short notice is nigh impossible, so we piled into a 20 seater Canter. The ride into the park at this time of the year is through dry forest with most leaves having fallen off and rugged cliffs around. The park is divided into zones and only a limited number of vehicles are allowed into each zone. We were in zone 3. There are several lakes in this zone and you can see the occasional shikar building which were used till the early days after independence. Abandoned now. One can see some deer ( sambar and chital), lots of peafowl, herons and cormorants and crocodiles. The Canter is a bit of a bone shaker and one is hoping that the spinal discs will remain in place. Suddenly one can see a number of vehicles gathered. There is the tiger! At first a mere shadow, well camouflaged by the grass. Patience pays off. Riddhi gets up and moves across in full view with her three cubs in tow! A word of caution: one needs a bit of luck to spot a tiger. In the dry season, chances are somewhat better because the tigers come near the water. This is also the hottest season (I went in April and it’s very hot). Other methods to increase your chances are to go several times.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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George T
Chennai (Madras), India168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Tiger spotting in Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park is about 160 kms from Jaipur.
Theoretically, you need to book 90 days in advance on the Rajasthan Tourism website to get into the park since the number of vehicles are strictly limited. However, one can approach an agent and get a ticket. The vehicles are strictly controlled, but it’s possible that the tickets are cornered by the agents. We paid 1300 per head ( the official rate for Indians is 850).
Getting a Gypsy at short notice is nigh impossible, so we piled into a 20 seater Canter.
The ride into the park at this time of the year is through dry forest with most leaves having fallen off and rugged cliffs around. The park is divided into zones and only a limited number of vehicles are allowed into each zone. We were in zone 3. There are several lakes in this zone and you can see the occasional shikar building which were used till the early days after independence. Abandoned now.
One can see some deer ( sambar and chital), lots of peafowl, herons and cormorants and crocodiles.
The Canter is a bit of a bone shaker and one is hoping that the spinal discs will remain in place.
Suddenly one can see a number of vehicles gathered. There is the tiger! At first a mere shadow, well camouflaged by the grass. Patience pays off. Riddhi gets up and moves across in full view with her three cubs in tow!
A word of caution: one needs a bit of luck to spot a tiger. In the dry season, chances are somewhat better because the tigers come near the water. This is also the hottest season (I went in April and it’s very hot). Other methods to increase your chances are to go several times.
Written 28 April 2024
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Helenbar
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Excellent group tour .
The guide was excellent. .
It gets very hectic. The first route is n the morning just in one zone where there are various species of wildlife .
The 2nd trip mid afternoon was where you visited another zone where mainly the tiger is spotted.
Long afternoon in very hot sun and open top safari vehicles so make sure you have plenty of water, hat sunscreen and as it is very dusty on route a mask or Face covering
Saw 8 tigers in total that was a very lucky day
Written 27 April 2024
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Ninasunlover
London, UK879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had two safari drives in the morning and afternoon. Our family were unfortunately split with 2 people in one canter going to zone 4 in the morning and 1 person in another going to zone 1. Zone 4 we saw nothing but deer and birds it was a very disappointing 3 hours especially knowing that my mum would be seeing something in zone 1 as she's very lucky...we found out on our return she saw a tiger, cub and 2 leopards!!

In the afternoon we were together thankfully and visited zone 3 with great luck a tiger and her 3 cubs!! We were ecstatic after a miserable morning for two of us. It really is all about luck on the day as each tiger has it's own territory and I think zone 4 only had 1 male tiger and another crossing zones 4/5 to find that in 20km is impossible as we found out. Zones 1 and 3 were lucky for us. We saw loads of big crocodiles in the afternoon too and a mongoose as well as monkeys both trips.

The drivers are maniacs and the canters are awfully uncomfortable bouncing along the tracks but it was worth it to see such beautiful animals in the wild.
Written 31 March 2024
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travelibn
saratoga springs, new york8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our safari reservation made by a local agency was messed up and there was no vehicle for us. We had to have our driver take us to the main road where we watched 15 safari vehicles that were not filled pass us by until we finally ended up with a vehicle that picked us up. So we lost precious time. Do not believe these photos. You have a minuscule chance of seeing any tigers. It is dependent on pure luck and we accept that. What we do not accept is that after we arrived at the lodge with a long drive from Jaipur we were rushed through lunch, had to wait for a vehicle and then were driven an hour and a half over horrible bumpy roads to enter the park at the furthest possible point. Our guide spoke almost no English and gave the entire tour in Hindi to the family sharing our vehicle. Fortunately the father spoke excellent English and did some translating for us. But it didn’t matter. There was absolutely nothing to see except a few deer and birds and the guide offered no explanations about the park. Again we accept that a safari is not a zoo and that what you see is never guaranteed but we spent an hour driving around the park and then another hour and a half to get back to the lodge. The next morning we woke up at 5 am to have a repeat drive. Back to the second furthest entrance and again a guide who barely spoke. The whole experience was absolute BS. I give a poor rather than a terrible rating because the staff at the Tigress Lodge were very nice and the food was decent. The room however was musty and we had to wash everything in our suitcases several times to get rid of the smell.
Written 10 March 2024
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Sue G
Liverpool, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful park. Wrap up very warm in the morning. It was freezing! Be patient, tigers are elusive. Lots of monkeys and exotic birds. Lovely scenery.
Written 23 February 2024
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RamblinRoseLondon
London3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Be aware that only 20% of the park is open to tourists so good tiger sightings can be very random. Although our accommodation was described as 10 mins from the park it was actually a very uncomfortable 45 mins drive in the dark and cold to the park entrance in the morning. Very little wildlife sighted last week - probably much better to go after the rains. I booked four safaris and had one sighting.
Written 9 February 2024
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FHTR In Rajasthan
Jaipur, India265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The landscape, a canvas of lush greenery and ancient ruins, sets the stage for a thrilling safari. Ranthambhore is more than just a tiger reserve; it's a haven for nature enthusiasts. The guides and rangers are not just experts; their passion for wildlife adds an extra layer of excitement to the journey.

The best time to visit, in my opinion, is during the dry season (October to April). While the water sources dwindle, it concentrates wildlife around the remaining oases, offering a higher chance of spotting majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

An exclusive tip: Opt for early morning safaris. The dawn light bathes the reserve in a golden hue, and the animals are often more active during the cooler hours. Patience is key; nature unfolds at its own pace.

The reserve's commitment to conservation is commendable. However, it's crucial to remember that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed; they are a gift from nature. Regardless, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is a must-visit for anyone seeking a harmonious blend of adventure and serenity.
Written 28 November 2023
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markg10101
Worthing, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great fun being driven around beautiful rugged countryside at what sometimes feels like rally car speed. Keeping Eyes peeled for any sign of Tigers.

The guides vary, but if you get a good one (like Pankaj) he will explain the life of the animals and work hard to find the Tigers.

We went on three safaris in two days and saw one Tiger. The fun of the chase and the reward of actually seeing one of the most beautiful animals in its habitat.

If you can book a Jeep safari (not a cantor) when you find a tiger the people on the cantors struggled to see past the ones at the front, while in a jeep there is a max of 6 guests so viewing is better.
Written 9 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sanjeev S. Thakur
Dubai, United Arab Emirates148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Ranthambore is an excellent Tiger reserve. The Forest department has made sure that only the requisite number of tourists are allowed into the Park everyday. They can look at improving the conditions of the Public Toilets though
Written 16 March 2023
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Ed K
Seminole, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We had an excellent time. On two out of our 4 safaris we saw tigers. The park is nice with lots of other wildlife. Recommend Jeep Safaris. Our safaris were organized by Rizwan Ahmed ( WhatsApp +91 97853 56527) . He is excellent, responds very fast, professional and booked us on zones with the best probability of seeing tigers ( nature; siting not guaranteed; nevertheless a beautiful reserve with other animals). He also assisted us in answering questions about other aspects of our India trip.
Written 6 March 2023
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