Majorly famous for the most popular national park in India, Ranthambore is not merely a wildlife destination. Ranthambore is the place where religious wanderers can feel blessed to witness one of the oldest Ganesh Temple in Rajasthan, nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of the jaw-dropping landscapes and panoramic sites of wildlife. It also attracts tourists seeking some historical aspects with ruins of a 10th-century fort, founded by Chauhan Rajputs.
Ranthambore can provide you an enthralling experience when you encounter the majestic tiger eye to eye. Spotting a tiger just a few feet away is enough to raise your heartbeat.
Situated at a distance of around 12 km from Sawai Madhopur district, this magical destination offers many accommodation options from tented to luxurious stays.
If you want to explore this heart pumping destination, here are some best places to visit in Ranthambore, with ticket prices, timings, visitors info to make your trip comfortable, where an enthraling tiger safari experience is waiting for you.
October – March (Jaipur is a semi-desert region, hence winter is an ideal time to visit Jaipur).
Places to Visit in Ranthambore
1. Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore national park is the biggest national park in northern India. Majorly famous for Tigers, Ranthambore National Park is the best place to spot the majestic Tigers in India.
The National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur district, surrounded by Aravali and Vindhya hills. The environment here is scenic and beautiful.
Apart from those beautiful and majestic tigers, the national park is also home to some leopards, bear, wild boar, sambhar, hyena, chital, nilgai. The national park is rich in other aspects including the plants, trees, reptiles, and especially the bird population with more than 270 diverse species.
The National Park is divided into 10 zones, out of which, zones 1-5 are best for tiger sightings.
Being one of the most visited wildlife destinations in India, Ranthambore National Park has very decent accommodation facilities, ranging from 5 stars to budget to tented accommodation, you can easily find one according to your needs.
For more details on online safari booking visit : ranthamborenationalpark.in
|From 1st Oct to 31st Oct:||06.30 am – 10.00 am & 02.30 pm – 06.00 pm|
|From 1st Nov to 31st Jan:||07.00 am – 10.30 am & 02.00 pm – 05.30 pm|
|From 1st Feb to 31st march||06.30 am – 10.00 am & 02.30 pm – 06.00 pm|
|From 1st April to 15th May||06.00 am – 09.30 am & 03.00 pm – 06.30 pm|
|From 16th May to 30th June||06.00 am – 09.30 am & 03.30 pm – 07.00 pm|
|Visitors||Jeep (6 seater)|
Canter (20 seater)
|Indian||INR 974/-||INR 617/-|
|Foreigners||INR 1714/-||INR 1357/-|
- Ticket: INR 1000/- per person approx. (Different prices based on vehicle and less for Indian Citizens)
- Duration: 3 hours
- National Park Administration provides safari service in 2 shifts (morning and afternoon).
- The national park is divided into 10 zones.
- Zone 1-5 are in the core area and have higher chances to spot the striped beast with all of its elegance and majesty.
- The allocation of the safari zone (out of 10 zones) takes place on the spot randomly by the forest officials only.
- There are two types of safari vehicles- 6 seaters Jeep and 20 seaters Canter (open bus).
- We suggest going for the jeep, as they are comfortable, have less crowd, and can navigate easily
- But, to increase the chances of getting the core zones, you should go for canters as they are not available for 7-10 zones.
2. Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore Fort, constructed in 944 AD, is among the oldest forts in India. Located on a hilltop, this mighty powerful fort has a massive construction with around 7km of the circumference.
The fort was a former hunting ground of the royals before the independence of India. Presently, the site is actually the ruins of the 1000-year-old hill fort. It allows visitors to witness the breathtaking view of Ranthambore. You may spot tigers while looking down from the top of the fort, so you should not forget binoculars when you visit the fort.
You can drive your private car to the fort parking and just need to walk about 200 steps up to the top of the hill. The panoramic view of the surrounding national park is magnificent, and you may also spot some vultures, eagles and other birds at eye level.
- Tickets: Free
- Opening hours: 06:00 am – 06:00 pm
- Duration: 1-2 hrs
- Beware of monkeys and don’t carry food in hands to avoid their attention.
3. Trinetra Ganesh Temple
Trinetra Ganesh temple, constructed in 1300 A.D. is believed to be the oldest Ganesh temple in Rajasthan. It is located inside the Ranthambore fort.
There is a story behind this temple. It dates back to the year 1299 when there was a war going on between the ruler Hameer and Ala-Ud-Din Khilji. The war waged for quite long, that caused a shortage of sustenance stock in the fort. The king Hameer was a vigorous devote of Lord Ganesh. One night Lord Ganesh came to his dream and assured him that by the morning, all the issues will be sorted. On the very next morning, a figure of Lord Ganesh (with 3 eyes) was found embossed in one of the fortification’s divider. Everything happened exactly how the lord assured and the war got over.
After this unexplainable incident, King Hameer constructed this temple in the year 1300. Trinetra Ganesh Temple is the only temple in the world that contains the whole family of the Lord Ganesha.
- Tickets: Free
- Opening hours: 06:00 am – 06:00 pm
- Duration: 30 minutes
- In this temple, devotees write letters to the main deity, Lord Ganesh. The temple also receives thanksgiving letters, invitation cards of weddings, and various auspicious functions.
- The head priest reads out the letters for Lord Ganesh in hopes that Lord Ganesh will fulfill devotees’ wishes and bless them.