Jungle Safari

Jungle safari is the best option to explore wildlife in Ranthambore National Park and seeing Tiger in Ranthambore makes your jungle safari more thrilling. The dry deciduous forests and grasslands in Ranthambore make it one of the best national parks in the country. Ranthambore National Park is considered one of the best wildlife places in the country to see tigers. Today, the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1700 sq. km, comprising core and buffer areas. Ranthambore National Park is a shelter for every wildlife enthusiast, wildlife photographer and an enthusiastic traveler.

The endless nature, sheer beauty and grace of Ranthambore forest are enough to fascinate wildlife lovers at this place. Wildlife can be seen through the jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park. The wildlife safari at Ranthambore is completely under the control of the forest department. Ranthambore National Park, which is mainly governed by nature, has a plethora of wildlife species. Jungle safari tour is the only option to travel deep into the Ranthambore forest and get a chance to see the tiger.

Types of Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Jeep Safari

The Jeep is a 6 seater four wheel drive Maruti Suzuki Gypsy while the Canter is a safari bus with a seating capacity of 20 people. Both safari vehicles are open from the top. For wildlife photography enthusiasts, Jeep is the best option for a jungle safari. The open jeep safari provides a wonderful means of seeing the hidden treasures of the forest. The Jeep, being a smaller safari vehicle than a canter, is capable of traversing narrow and winding paths. Jeep safari increases the chances of seeing tigers in Ranthambore so it is the pride of Ranthambore. Apart from this, only 6 people can sit in the jeep, low number means that you can request to stay in some places as per your choice.


Canter Safari

Another option for jungle safari in Ranthambore is Canter. However, this 20-seater canter is a feasible way to explore wildlife in Ranthambore National Park. The Canter Safari is best suited for group excursions. If Ranthambore is included in your travel list then you should book jungle safari well in advance to avoid inconvenience. Tiger sightings are mostly depends on luck and matter of chance, but in summer the possibility of seeing leopards, tigers and other wildlife greatly increases near the three lakes located in zones 3 and 4 of Ranthambore. A three-and-a-half-hour safari at Ranthambore is a treat for those exploring the topography.

Timings for Jungle Safari

The entry and exit timings for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park vary according to the season. In winter the entry time to the park is slightly late in the morning due to the shorter daylight hours and the time of exit from the park in the evening is a bit early. Typically, the time to open and close the park gates for a jungle safari depends on sunrise and sunset. Ranthambore National Park opens for jungle safari approximately half an hour after sunrise and closes about half an hour before sunset. As the time of sunrise and sunset changes with the change of season, accordingly, the entry and exit times of Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park also change. Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park takes three to three and a half hours.

Ranthambore National Park is open to tourists from 1st October for jungle safari. The morning jungle safari time is 7.00 am to 10.30 am and the afternoon safari time is from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

In the month of November to January, Safari hours in Ranthambore National Park are from 7 am to 10.30 am and evening safaris from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.

From February to March the National Park is open for safari from 6.30 am to 10.00 am and from 2.30 to 6.00 pm in the evening.

From 1 April to 15 May Ranthambore National Park is accessible for jungle safari from 6 am to 9.30 am and afternoon hours from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

The National Park is open for safari from 15 May to 30 June, during these months the jungle safari timings are from 6 am to 9.30 am in the morning and from 3.30 pm to 7 pm in the afternoon.