Ranthambore - Travel Information

Ranthambore National Park
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Welcome to Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve are surrounded by Vindhya & Beautiful Aravali hills. This National Park touches the borders of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh States of India. During the rainy season this National Park is totally green otherwise this National Park is known as Dry Forest Park. Ranthambore National Park is closed for Safari for 3 months from July to September, as this period is the period of mating for the tigers. There are 53 tiger reserves in India and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve showcases 45 Tigers in its belt and is known for its large tiger population. Management effectiveness evaluation has awarded Ranthambore National Parks as one of the Good managed National Parks in India.

This National park is a flora and fauna devotee and photographer's daydream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation services. Famous for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured considerably in quite a lot of books, this park is today exaggerated by storing up pressures and poach.

Best time to Visit Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

The Ranthambore National Park opens up from October 1st to 30th June every year. October to April are the best months to visit Ranthambore and spot tigers. Summers are quite hot, however, chances of spotting tigers increase in the summers. Monsoons should be avoided as the park remains closed during theses months.

(October-March) This is the best time to visit Ranthambore. The cool weather and blooming flowers add gloss to the trip. However, please carry heavy woollens if you plan to travel in the month of December or early January.

Summer (April-June) The onset of summers and the unbearable scorching sun leaves the summer months a less preferred time to visit Rajasthan. However, if you can bear with the rising mercury, the month of May is perfect for you to visit Ranthambore as this is the best time to spot tigers. Do not forget sunscreens, scarves and full-sleeve cotton outfits to avoid heat strokes.

Monsoon (July-September) The Ranthambore National Park remains closed during the monsoon months of July to September. Hence, these months are a no-no to visit the area during the rainy season.

Fact and figure of Ranthambore National Park

Area : 1334 sq. km.

Core Area : 392.50 sq. km.

Latitudes : 25 46’ N to 21 12’ N

Longitudes : 76 17’ E to 77 13’ E

Nearest Railway Station : Sawai Madhopur (10 km.)

Temperature Summer highest : of 48 ‘ C Winter lowest of 02 ‘ C

Climate : November to March- Cold October & April- Moderate

Annual : Rain Fall 800 mm

Rainy Season : July to September and park remains closed during that period.

Type of Forest : Dry deciduous and dry thorn forest.

Geography : There are two hill systems that meet in the forest-Aravali and Vindhya ranges.

Roads : 300 kilometres of road network.

Park Entry and Exit Time : Winter (Oct to Feb) 07:00 am to 10:00 am 02:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Summer : (March to June) 06:30 am to 09:30 am 03:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Rules for Photo Equipments:

There are no charges for Still Camera.

Charges for DCam (Video camera and movie camera used by professional photographer for films in addition to feature films - filming by Indian agency / company), VCam (Video camera and movie camera used by professional photographer other than feature film - filming by foreign agency / company), Pcam (Movies 8 mm, 16 mm and video camera used by a mature photographer), FCam (Movie and video camera used for feature film) as per Tourism/ Forest Department policy.

Special Note for Ranthambore Jungle Safari:

To enter the park, Identity proof is compulsorily required.

Park may be closed without any prior notice to visitor.

To book the safari you have to inform us well in advance atleast 3 months before. Canters and Gypsys are booked in advance and visitors are advised to book their safaris, specially jeep safaris, well in advance.

Name and passport number are required for Foreign Tourist and name and ID details for Indian Visitor are required by us at least 60 days in advance with details of safari booking.

We also require the date, time and other details like the tour of safari which you would like to do like in the morning, afternoon or both.

You have to report for boarding Gypsy / Canter before 15 minutes of the scheduled time for safari.

To confirm safari we need advance payment which is non refundable, also it is not so to get Jeeps in Ranthambore as only 14 Jeeps are permitted to go inside the park, only 6 people sit at a time in one jeep, and the remaining guests go in the canters, which are open safari buses of 20 seater.

Reserved seats can not be resold or changed with any other visitor.

No refund / cancellation is allowed once you confirm the booking.

Any changes in policies will be informed to you and will be valid for all future booking.

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