Ranthambore National Park Safari

Ranthambore National Park safari is a great excursion if you want to witness the majestic tigers and other wild animals in their natural habitat. With Eye of the Tiger, you can enjoy Ranthambore tiger Safari without any worries.

Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Safari in Ranthambore is a unique and memorable experience that allows visitors to explore the wildlife and natural beauty of India’s countryside in comfort and style. Visitors can make Ranthambore Safari online booking of the seats in Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, or luxury Jeep Safari by using the Ranthambore online booking service we provide. Our team of experienced guides and drivers knows the park inside out and will definitely make your safari a fun one! Get educated about the flora and fauna of the park with Eye of the Tiger.

At Ranthambore, tiger sitting inside a pond and relaxing while being captured at Ranthambore Safari
Ranthambore Tiger Safari
Woodpecker bird sitting on the tree branch which the visitors captured at Ranthambore safari
Ranthambore Bird Watching
Mighty tiger roaming in Ranthambore Jungle and the visitors capturing it at Ranthambore Safari
Wild-life Safari

The Ranthambore tiger reserve area is divided into 10 Safari zones or routes, and the safari tour is organized in all the zones. The Ranthambore Tiger Safari booking service is available for all the zones of the park. Tourists can book Morning or Evening jungle safaris. Generally, the Morning Ranthambore safari timings start at 06.30 am and the evening from 02.30 pm. The total safari time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. Safari timing may vary according to the seasons.

What You Can Book

Booking your Ranthambore SafariRanthambore Safari online booking and choosing the seats on different modes of transportation is quite a task. We are here to help you choose the best vehicle for you. We offer three types of vehicles used in Ranthambore National Park Safari booking. Depending on your choice, you can book a vehicle/seat from Eye of the Tiger and enjoy Ranthambore Jungle Safari.

Regular Gypsy

A gypsy is an open jeep that has six seats, including the guide or driver. With six people group, it is an excellent option for Ranthambore Safari as it offers comfort and privacy to your group.


A canter is an open bus that has 20 seats, including a guide or driver. It helps you interact with different people while enjoying Ranthambore canter Safari. A big group is always more fun and excitement.

Luxury Gypsy

A luxury gypsy is a modified open jeep that has more comfortable seats and a smoother drive. With six seat capacity, it has more comfort than a regular gypsy for an exciting Ranthambore safari.

Why go on Ranthambore Safari?

Ranthambore is a well-known place for nature lovers who love to experience wildlife closely. One must definitely go on a Ranthambore tiger safari and experience the serenity and wilderness of the jungle. Initially the hunting ground for Maharajas, Ranthambore has now become Ranthambore National Park, famous for wildlife safaris.

  • Tiger sighting: Ranthambore National Park is home to 86 tigers, as per the survey in 2022. It makes it a great count, which increases the chances of tiger sightings at Ranthambore Jungle Safari.
  • Flora and Fauna: Ranthambore National Park is home to 40 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, over 40 species of reptiles, and approximately 300 species of plants which is great to do Ranthambore Safari.
  • Huge area: Ranthambore National Park is spread across 1334 sq. km., which is a huge area to witness the majestic animals in Ranthambore Safari. Go on Ranthambore Safari and cover this forested area.
  • Ensured Safety: The Eye of the Tiger team is highly experienced and can guide you with the rules and regulations of the park to ensure safety. We are also prepared to tackle the situation if any mishap happens.
  • Flexible Timings: Ranthambore National Park Safari happens in two-time slots, one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon. So you can easily choose your convenient time and enjoy the safari in full swing.
  • Open 365 days: Though the park remains partially closed in the monsoons, and only zone 1-5 is operational during this time, the options are not fully closed if you wish to explore the park during this time.
A roaming tiger with a tourist  gypsy in the background shows the thrill at Ranthambore Safari

Best time to go for Safari in Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park remains open to visitors as per safari timings from the 1st of October to the 30th of June every year. Some sections of the park remain closed from July to September for visitors due to the rainy season. The The best time for Ranthambore National Park safari booking is from November to April when the weather is pleasant.

Another popular season for Ranthambore Safari is summer, which is hot but exciting to explore a different view of the jungle and sight tigers more easily near water bodies due to extreme weather conditions. There are two safaris a day, one starting in the morning and the other late in the afternoon.

Ranthambore safari in summer
In Summer: April till June

Ranthambore is located in one of the hottest regions of India that is Rajasthan. The summer season has unbeatable dry heat throughout the day in Ranthambore National Park. The temperature hits 40 degrees and above, making it very hard to even stand out in the sun for a few minutes. But for the people who can bear such extreme temperatures in the zest of exploration, this time can be a great opportunity for you to sight the tigers and other wildlife species. Apart from this, one can take a break at Surwal Lake and then head on to explore the Ranthambore Fort.

Ranthambore safari in winter
In Winter: October till March

Winter is the best season to visit Ranthambore as the chances of spotting wildlife are very good during this season. The park is most charming in winter and the weather is favourable for exploration. The lush green surroundings make the park look attractive while the animals come out of their respective abodes to bask in the sun to beat the chilly cold. The park is filled with blooming flowers, and many rare birds can be seen on your journey.

Ranthambore Safari Timings

The Ranthambore National Park has a jungle safari scheduled for visitors twice a day. One Ranthambore Safari timings safari starts in the morning, and the other safari late in the afternoon. Usually, the time for opening and closing the park gate for the Ranthambore jungle safari is according to sunrise and sunset. Generally, the park opens half an hour after sunrise for the morning safari and closes half an hour before sunset after the afternoon safari. Consequently, the jungle safari at Ranthambore is approximately three to three and a half hours in each shift.

It is necessary to remember the time of the jungle safari during the visit to Ranthambore, as the forest division provides strict instructions to follow the safari time. As the time of sunrise and sunset changes with the change of seasons, the time of entry and exit in Ranthambore National Park also changes.

Month Morning Trip Afternoon Trip
October 1st to October 31st 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
November 1st to January 31 st 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
February 1st to March 31st 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
April 1st to May 15th 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.
May 16th to June 30th 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.

Distance from Major Cities

Ranthambore is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The nearest airport is Jaipur and the nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 10 km from the park.

Delhi: Ranthambore National Park is 341.6 kms from Delhi via NE4 and takes an approx time of 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Jaipur: For Ranthambore Safari you need to travel 190.6 kms from Jaipur via NH52 and takes an approx time of 3 hours and 43 minutes.

Agra: From Agra you need to travel 285 kms to reach Ranthambore National Park via Bikaner- Agra road and takes an approx time of 5 hours and 21 minutes. 

Mumbai: Ranthambore is 1076 kms away from Mumbai via NH48. 

Kolkata: Ranthambore National Park is 1627.6 kms away from Kolkata via NH19.

Lucknow: Go on Ranthambore Safari from Lucknow just after travelling 619.5 kms via Lucknow Expy and Bikaner-Agra road.

Best time for Tiger Sighting:

The best time to visit Ranthambore for tiger sightings is from October to June. Visitors are high on luck with tiger sightings during these months. Witness exquisite wildlife as they relax on the open grounds in the forest under the bright sun. Many of their young ones can also be seen with them, an exotic sight to watch.

The average maximum temperature generally varies from 15 to 32 degrees Celsius during these months. So, if you go for Ranthambore National Park safari booking to sight tigers, plan your vacation from October to June. Don’t forget to carry your cameras, as seeing this great animal is a lifetime experience.

Quick Facts

  • The majority of people on tiger safaris in Ranthambore, by far, are Indians. So, Ranthambore safari online booking on Indian public holidays and festivals should be avoided, as they are booked well in advance.
  • Ranthambore is cold and foggy during December, January, and February.
  • Ranthambore Canter safari is the best option during this time.
  • If you can handle the heat, Ranthambore National Park, later in the dry season, is amazing for animal action. February to March is great, but early April is even better, although it’s quite hot.
  • A good time for tiger sighting is just after the monsoons. The weather is pleasant, and the majestic animal comes to the open ground for sunbathing. 

April, May, and June are also great. The temperature goes up to 40 degrees and above, and water is scarce. Tigers come out into the open, especially to the water bodies.

Ranthambore Temperatures by Month

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 10 22
February 13 27
March 18 32
April 25 40
May 28 41
June 28 39
July 27 33
August 25 31
September 25 34
October 22 34
November 15 30
December 22 27

Ranthambore Safari Zones

Ranthambore National Park is divided into 10 safari zones for tourism. All the zones have their own wildlife diversity, landscape, and beauty. Every safari is conducted is one of the 10 zones. The safari vehicles are not allowed to change their allotted zone. A common perception is that tiger sightings are only in zones 1 to 5, whereas the tiger's sightings also occur in zones 6 to 10. Tigers are territorial animals who like to mark their territory and protect them fiercely. All safari zones in Ranthambore have tiger territory. All Safari zones offer beautiful and phenomenal scenes in Ranthambore National Park. You can choose either a Ranthambore Canter safari or a Gypsy as a mode of transport for the jungle safari in Ranthambore safari zones.

Zone 1 The entry and exit gate to this zone is from Singh Dwar. This zone has good habitat for leopards and sloth bears as well as tigers. The landscape is beautiful and there is a huge lake in this zone which is also a good spot for birding.
Zone 2 The entry and exit gate to this zone is from Singh Dwar. There is movement of several tigers in this zone and there are many water bodies. During summers the tigers come out to the water bodies to escape the heat and drink water. The back wall of Ranthambore Fort is visible from this zone and it provides a picturesque setting.
Zone 3 The entrance of this zone is from the Jogi Mahal gate. It has three lakes, Padam Lake, Rajbagh Lake, and Malik Lake. The ruins of the fort are spread across this area and while you are on safari you can witness the mix of history, culture, and wildlife which is a unique feature of Ranthambore National Park.
Zone 4 This zone covers a large area and is one of the bigger zones of Ranthambore National Park. It is home to many tigers and cubs and has some spectacular viewing points.
Zone 5 The entrance of zones 4 and 5 is common. This zone has a wide diversity of flora and some beautiful water bodies. The evergreen Jamun trees provide a cool shade even during the hot summer months in this area.
Zone 6 This zone has extensive grasslands and a hilly terrain in some areas. The visibility is good and you can spot leopards, sloth bears, and tigers in this area.
Zone 7 The entrance of this zone is opposite the entrance of zone 6. It has a beautiful …..
Zone 8 This zone has a hilly terrain and a stunning landscape. You can see the entire old city of Sawai Madhopur from this zone offering mesmerizing views.
Zone 9 This zone is situated at a distance (45 minutes) from the main area of Sawai Madhopur and the entry gate of zones 1 to 5 of Ranthambore National Park. It is situated on the bank of the Chakal River in the Paloudhi Range, Rajasthan. This area is also the habitat of other species like birds, sloth bears, and caracals which are rare to spot.
Zone 10 This zone has different terrain and vegetation compared to other zones in Ranthambore National Park. It is dominated by juliflora and is close to agricultural lands, providing easy meals to the tigers. Usually zones 1 to 5 are considered as better zones for tiger sightings but zone 10 is good for sightings as well.

Ranthambore Safari Package

Our Ranthambore packages are your getaway to India's best wildlife holiday experience. We offer Ranthambore safari in two modes of transport which are jeep and canter for domestic and international wildlife enthusiasts. We also provide an option for a luxury gypsy. Choose from our wide range of wildlife tours, photography, tiger, or birdwatching in Ranthambore, and avail the best services, deals, and experiences.

We also provide pick-up and drop facilities from your hotel and help you complete your safari in the most convenient and hassle-free way. Get complete information on Ranthambore safari booking and any assistance in Ranthambore regarding Jeep safari Booking, Canter safari Booking, pickups, and drops only from Eye of the Tiger.

Ranthambore Safari Booking

Visitors can book seats online in Jeep Safari and Canter Safari using the Ranthambore online booking service provided here. All the procedures of Ranthambore Safari booking for jeeps, luxury jeeps, and canters are completely administered and controlled by the forest officials of Ranthambore National Park. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is divided into 10 Safari zones or routes, and the safari is organized in all the zones. Book Your Ranthambore Safari for a great adventure with Eye of the Tiger.

Things To Keep In Mind For Ranthambore Safari Booking

  • You have to pay the full amount for the Ranthambore online booking in advance.
  • ID proof is a must for every visitor.
  • No refund or cancellation is permitted on Ranthambore safari ticket price for confirmed bookings.
  • Booking is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged with anyone.
  • You must carry the same ID card submitted for booking your safari.
  • It is recommended to book your safari 90 days in advance.
  • Passport details are mandatory for foreign tourists while making reservations.
  • Safari permit is issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The park may be closed without any prior notice to visitors.
  • In case of any revision of Ranthambore safari ticket price after the booking, visitors will be liable to pay the difference at the time of entry into the park.

Documents required

  • Please carry the same ID provided at the time of booking your safari.
A gypsy Ranthambore Safari vehicle at Ranthambore National Park, get your Ranthambore Safari booking online today.

Safari tips

You need to follow certain rules and regulations to remain safe and not harm the environment and wildlife. Here are the do's and don'ts for your Ranthambore safari that we suggest.

  • Do follow the rules and guidelines of the park and show respect for the inhabitants.
  • Do obey the instructions given by Forest Officials and guides.
  • Do maintain silence and talk softly inside the park. 
  • Do wear neutral-colored clothes.
  • Do maintain a safe distance from the animals and vehicles.
  • Do take care of your children and belongings.
  • Do not smoke, walk, swim or fish, picnic, light a fire or cook, litter, overtake, or honk inside the park.
  • Do not play music, make noise, or tease wild animals.
  • Do not feed any wild animals.
  • Do not carry polythene bags, tetra packs, and other such materials. They spoil the beauty of the park and harm the animals.
  • Do not stand up when you are close to tigers. A large animal might feel provoked.
  • Do not wear perfumes or any other strong-smelling substances.
  • Do not attempt to lure them out by throwing stones or other objects.
  • Do not use a camera flash, spotlight, or carry weapons.

Commonly asked questions regarding Ranthambore Safari

Before going on the Ranthambore Safari, there are a few questions that might arise in your mind. We have tried our best to answer all possible queries to give you a clearer picture.

As there are limited seats available for Ranthambore Safari, one must book Ranthambore Safari in advance for sure availability. At Eye of the Tiger, we make hassle-free online bookings to Ranthambore safari and guarantee you a smooth journey and thrilling experience. Book your slots with us, fill in the contact form, or Call us at +91 8240038288.

Yes, Ranthambore Safari is safe for the journey. However, as with any other destination concerning wild animals, precautions must be taken. To ensure your experience is smooth, always follow the park's rules, don't disturb the animals, respect the signs inside the park, and do not enter forbidden areas. We have skilled and experienced guides who ensure your safety and follow the necessary precautions required.

Except for the monsoon season, Ranthambore National Park is completely functional around the year, but only 1-5 zones are operational during the monsoon season. We suggest that one must go on the Ranthambore Safari during the winter season (October and March) as the possibility of tiger sightings is more, and the weather is also soothing, making it easier for you to ride in the sun.

Although both the Morning and Afternoon safaris offer an equal wildlife sighting possibility and tiger sightings can happen in any safari. But assessing the chances of a tiger sighting, the morning time has slightly better chances than the afternoon safari, as the tigers avoid the harsh sun rays and usually don't come out in the open when the sun is intense. However, during the winter, the afternoon safari offers a better chance of tiger sightings as you can locate them basking in the sun during winters. So, the morning is better in summer, and the afternoon is better in the winter season.

If you want to see tigers in India, then going on a Ranthambore wildlife safari is definitely worth it! Apart from Tigers, Ranthambore is known for its rich flora and fauna, which attracts many tourists year-round. One must certainly go on Ranthambore Safari at least once in a lifetime.

Still, cameras are allowed without any extra charges, whereas a charge of INR 600 is taken for video cameras. But while using a camera, one must not use any spotlight or flashlight on wild animals as it may trigger them, so you need the prior permission in such cases.

Technically there are ten zones in Ranthambore National Park, so one must definitely go to each zone to see the tourist-accessible part of Ranthambore National Park. But there is no maximum limit to your visit as every time you visit, you will see a completely new essence of the park, and you will fall in love with it again.

All the zones are good and are divided by the government, with tigers having territories in every zone. While on Ranthambore Safari, one can spot tigers in any of the ten zones; all that is required is luck. Preferably we suggest zone 3 as the best because of the presence of huge water bodies where the tigers generally come to drink water.

Children are allowed for the Ranthambore safari. Children under five years old are free without a seat, and you will need to take a safari pass for children above five years of age.

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