Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Sawai Madhopur: Address, Phone Number, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
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Sahana S
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Whether you spot tigers or not is purely luck. Some people book 2-3 safaris in different zones in different slots, and still can't see a single tiger. Zones 1-5 are all good and they all have tigers in sizeable numbers. Zones 6-10 are pretty much useless and don't have any tigers, so do not book these slots unless you don't mind spotting animals except the tiger.
We were lucky enough to go to Zone 2 in a morning slot and we spotted four tigers - Noori (the mother tigress) and her three cubs (which pretty much looked almost fully grown just at 4-5 months old).
Take a good quality camera, cover up against the cold if you're going between November and January, pray that you get lucky and book your preferred slot, preferably online cuz there you'd be paying less. If you book through agents, they charge extra for their own commission. Just go to the official website of Rajasthan Government and book your tickets by choosing your date and slot there. If that slot is not available, it will show you the nextavailable slots. Plan your Ranthambhore trip and tickets around the availability of these safari tickets. It doesn't make sense to go there and then find that there are no safari tickets available!
Also, it's common sense that if you go during new year's it peak summer vacation time, it will be very crowded. So go during a weekday for a morning slot, if you can. There are two slots on all days, 7-10 am and 2-5 pm.
If you see the tigers, it's worth it. If you don't, well, better luck next time!
However, you can definitely spot a lot of crocodiles (near the lake), in addition to many peacocks, sambar deer, and if you're lucky, kingfishers and other pretty birds.
There's two options for the safari, vehicle-wise: the gyspy (jeep) and the canter (like a tempo traveller). Both are roofless and fully open for an unhindered view. Gypsy makes sense if you can afford it (it isn't that much pricier than the canter, anyway), since if you get a seat in the middle of the canter, you may not get clear views.
Make sure to not take any edible items, and please, please do not litter in the forest. We saw a group of noisy tourists who not only drove the tigers away with excessive noise, but they also threw garbage in the forest after eating. Utterly senseless!
Written 23 January 2022
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Agarwal
3 contributions
Dec 2021
Had an amazing experience of doing Jeep Safari. Had good fortune of sighting leopard, bear, deer and a wide variety of Flora and Fauna. The whole trip was mesmerizing. The guide and the jeep driver were very informative and friendly.
Written 9 January 2022
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mayank b
Udaipur, India28 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Amazing experience..no spotting but you can feel the anxiety of a probability. The drivers are professional and understanding.

No guarantee of seeing the big cat in any zone but I would suggest avoiding zone 7,8,9 and 10 as these are hilly areas where tigers avoid to move.

Zone 1-6 are grasslands and easy for the movement of bulky cats.

Avoid visiting on new year's or holiday time as the rush would kill the chances and you will find everything mismanaged.

Overall a great experience to have.
Written 6 January 2022
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Jaijee
Mumbai, India122 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing place with 10 zones for safaris. Each zone has a seperate feel. Wild life in abundance. Best place to probably spot the tiger
Written 3 January 2022
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AbyBaldota
Pahalgam, India163 contributions
Dec 2021
This park is a must visit. Different from the forests in the South of India. Our Safari was well organised by Oberoi. We really enjoyed the sightings and the calm of a reserve.
Written 23 December 2021
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Drkp
Sentosa Island, Singapore134 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing trip with excellent guide Yajwendra Singh (+91 80059 47433 ) who is excellent knowledgeable naturalist with incredible knowledge and fluently speaks English. His driver Mohan was also English speaking. The team was terrific with 3 separate tiger sightings out of 6 trips but more important they have us incredible knowledge of flora, fauna, wild life, birds , terraine etc the whole 9 yards.
His knowledge of botany was superb and impeccable history of the first going back to thousands of years. I works definitely come back and tour with these duo.
Written 16 December 2021
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MasalaBoxTravel
Chennai (Madras), India489 contributions
Nov 2021
What a beautiful park! Has varied landscapes like streams, foliage, hills, forts, wonderful for wildlife photography. Did 6 safaris and saw tiger in close proximity thrice. Lucky. Must visit place
Written 10 December 2021
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rohan k
Varanasi, India5 contributions
Nov 2021
Watching tigers amidst Fort ruins can be an experience which no other Tiger reserve or natural park provide. You definitely need to visit Zone 3 to see tigers, lake, fort ruins all come together to leave a lasting impression and make you crave to come back for more
Written 24 November 2021
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Sanidhya Mehta
New Delhi, India13 contributions
Oct 2021
Good place but went for evening safari in zone 6 so didn't see a
tiger book well in advance preferably a morning safari in zone 2 or 3
Written 6 November 2021
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akshayhiremath
New Delhi, India228 contributions
Oct 2021
We went on an early morning safari in a Gypsy. We got very lucky with a great tiger spotting. We also saw deer, langoors, a crocodile, and numerous birds. A wonderful experience!
Written 26 October 2021
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