Ranthambore National Park Safari
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- Ranthambore National Park Safari
Ranthambore National Park Safari
Once a private game reserve of the royal House of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world’s best known wilderness areas. Located 14 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur and at the junction of some of the geologically oldest mountain ranges - the Aravallis and Vindyas - Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. A mix of rolling hills and crags, and meadows, lakes and rivulets, this dry-deciduous forest system is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose at Ranthambore. The elusive Indian wolf too, has been spotted here occasionally. The dainty chital, sambhar deer, the blue bull antelope or nilgai, rhesus macaque, langur and an incredible variety of birds amidst a setting of dhok, fig and banyan trees makes a visit to this park a delight – for tourists and naturalists alike. Basking crocodiles, king vulture on a snag, the scream of the serpent eagle, the alarm call of spotted deer are some sights and sounds that make this a safari experience like none other. The landscape is dominated by the 10th century fortress of Ranthambore while the valleys have numerous cenotaphs, ruins and abandoned settlements overcome by nature - testament to battles and romances of an era long gone. Open from October to June, Ranthambore is accessible by rail from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur and by road from Jaipur and Delhi. Sawai Madhopur has a range of accommodation to suit every budget and travelers can stay back for a few days to soak in the sunshine and calm of the forests
|Ranthambore National Park Safari Timing|
|S.No||Month||Morning Trip||Evening Trip|
|1.||1st October to 31st October||6:30 AM to 10:00 AM||2:30 PM to 6:00 PM|
|2.||1st November to 31st January||7:00 AM to 10:30 AM||2:00 PM to 5:30 PM|
|3.||1st February to 31st March||6:30 AM to 10:00 AM||2:30 PM to 6:00 PM|
|4.||1st April to 16th May||6:00 AM to 9:30 AM||3:00 PM to 6:30 PM|
|5.||17th May to 30th June||6:00 AM to 9:30 AM||3:30 PM to 7:00 PM|
Best Tiger Spotting zones in Ranthambore
There are some of them are very good safari zones in Ranthambore National Park. These are included zone no.3, 4, 2, 5 and 6. For the last several years, the tourists have seen more tigers on these safari zones, but it would not be fair to say that tigers can be sighted only on these Safari zones in Ranthambore, while there is territory of tiger on every safari zone in Ranthambore. However some Safari zones have beautiful landscape and lakes. These zones are zone number 3 and 4. While other safari zones have also water body and these are good place to see wild animals in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. But, Zone 3 is the most popular and preferred safari zone of tourists. There are some things that separate Zone 3 from other zones. As such, there are three lakes in this zone, including Padam Lake, Rajbagh Lake and Malik Lake. It is believed that this is the most suitable habitat for tigers in Ranthambore. Due to being near Ranthambore fort, the beauty of this zone and the surrounding scenes become captivating.
Ranthambore National Park Safari Zones Details
About Zone 01
This zone is the territory of few of the most famous tigers of Ranthambore reserve forest such as Sultan(T-72), Noor (T-39) and Ustad (T-24). The Singh Dwar is the entry and exit gate for this zone, which is popular among the tourists due to better chances of spotting a tiger in this zone. In this zone, Tuti ka Nalla, Sultanpur, Gada Dub, Amreshwar Dang and Peela Pani are the places where there are higher chances of viewing big cats.
With the increased sighting of tigers in this zone, it is considered best zone for tourists. Due to the many water holes found in this zone, the chances of tiger viewing are higher around the places such as Jogi Mahal, Nal Ghati, Phuta Kot, Phuta Bandha, Jhalra and Lahpur Tiraha. The zone is home to famous tigers like Ustad (T-24), Noor (Y-39), Sultan (T-72), Jhumru (T-20), Krishna (T-19) and others. Also, the leopards are also seen by tourists in this zone.
Padam Talab, one of the famous lakes in Ranthambore national park is located in this zone, making it one of the prime zones to get a sight of a tiger. This zone is the home to star tigers like Sitara (T-28), Krishna (T-19) and their cubs. Some of the main locations of this park where there are higher chances of tiger sighting are Padam Talab, Jogi Mahal, Raj Bagh ruins, High Point and Mandook.
Home to the legendary tigress Machli, the zone 4 of the Ranthambore tiger reserve was the most preferred zone before the death of tigress Machli. However, it still is the highly preferred zone due to the presence of a few of the star tigers of Ranthambore such as T-19, T-25, T-28, T-41, T-64 and T-75. Malik Talab, Singh Dwar, Lakkad Da, Lambi, Adidaant, Tamakhan are among the few places in this zone where maximum tiger sighting is reported.
The star attraction of this zone is the sighting of tigers like T-17, T-25, T-28, T-74 and T-75. However, the entry gate to the zone 5 and zone 4 is same with the few common places to get the sight of a tiger. Singh Dwar, Kachida valley, Anatpur, Jokha,baghda and Dhakda are points where one can spot a tiger.
(From the zone 6 to zone 10 are included in the tiger reserve territory much later, so the entry gates of these zones are located far from the entry gates of zones 1-5, on the opposite side of the park. In order to reach there, the safari jeeps or canters have to go through the old city of Sawai Madhopur.)
There are chances of spotting Noor (T-39) with her cubs as she frequently roams in this zone and spotted by the tourists. Other tigers which are seen in this zone sometimes are T-8, T-34 and T-57. The zone 6 is adjacent to the zone 1 but the entry gates are opposite to each other. The landscape of this zone consists of large open grassland with the hills in the background. One can also spot the rare species of birds in this zone, which includes endangered Red Headed Vultures. Few points where the chances of spotting the tigers are high are Palli Darwaza, Kala Pani, Patwa Ki Baori, Soleshwar, Khabli and Saran Ka Pattha.
It is considered as the territory of T-8 and T-34 as they are spotted in this zone few times. However, this zone has fewer places than other zones where one can spot a tiger, but other animals also are spotted easily in this zone. Places such as Chidikho, Kushalipura, Jamoda and Rajbagh Naka in the zone have higher chances of spotting the majestic predator, the tiger.
The topography of Zone 8 is almost same as the zone 8 and even the tigers which are spotted here are the same T-8 and T-34. The places where tiger visibility is higher are Balas, Kali Bhat, Neemli Dang, Mahakho and Kherai.
Located on the bank of the Chakal River, it takes around the 45 minutes of drive to reach the zone 9 from the Tiger reserve. Considered as the territory of T-42 and T-59, this small conservancy is also known for the home to Sloth bears, Caracals and few aquatic birds.
The zone 10 has recently been included in the safari route with the natural landscape consists of hilly tracks, deciduous forest and few scenic water bodies. The zone is known for the sighting of tigers like T-43, T-13 and her cubs. Sometimes, the T-42 (Fateh) is also seen in this zone by the tourists. Few good tiger spotting places in this zone are Kushalipura, Halonda, Bodal, Aantri, Banskhori and Devpura.