Ranthambore Jungle Safari Confirm your Ranthambore safari booking today and get a chance to spot the tiger in ranthambore tiger reserve. The park lies at a plateau, and is sealed to the north by the banas river and to the south by the Chambal river, there are several lakes in the reserve, it is named for the historic ranthambhore fort, which is also situated in the tiger reserve. The tiger reserve covers an area of 392 km. and his famous for its tiger population, and is one of india’s project tiger reserves, the major wild animals include the tiger Samber, Nilgai, Dholes, Slothbear, Wild Boad, Leopard, Hyena and Chital. It is also home to a wide assortment of trees , plants, Birds and Reptiles. Ranthambhore national park also has the one of the biggest banyan trees in india, there are two kinds of vihcles permitted into ranthambhore tiger reserve- the 4 wheel drive jeeps (which seat up to 6 visitors) and 16 or 20 seaters canters (open top roof buses) there are a limited no. of vihcles allowed into the park, a maximam of 40 vihcles 17 jeeps for tourists 3 jeeps for VIP and 20 canters at any one time. All these vihcles are taken one tender by the forest department and owned and run by local natives. Vehicles that are not attached to the forest department are not permitted in to the park. Gypsies and Canters are booked in advance and visitors are strongly advised to booking there safaris in advance, specially if you want to book gypsy than make the booking at list 90 days before.
Jungle Safari Timing in Ranthambore National Park
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 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.
Safari Zone and their points
Zone 1: Singhdwar Raipur, Amreshwar Dang, Tuti ka Nalla, Sultanpur, Gada Dub, Peela Pani, exit from Singhdwar
Zone 2: Jogi Mahal, Jhalra, Kamaldhar, Amrai Phoota Bandha, Pandudeh, Guda, Gandharia, Polkya, exit from Jogi Mahal
Zone 3: Jogi Mahal, Padam Talab, Raj Bagh, Mandook, High Point, exit from Jogi Mahal
Zone 4: Singhdwar, Tamakhan, Malik Talab, Lakarda, Berda, Semli, Adidaant, Lambi, exit from Singhdwar
Zone 5: Singhdwar, Jokha, Kachida, Dhakda, Baghda, Bakola, Anatpura, exit from Singhdwar
Zone 6: (Kundal): Rajbagh Naka, Palli Darwaza, Kundal Area, Patwa Baori, Sonkach, Kala Pani, exit from Rajbagh Naka
Zone 7: (Chidikho): Rajbagh Naka, Chidikho, Jamoda, Kushalipura, exit from Rajbagh Naka
Zone 8: (Balas): Balas, Neemli Dang, Kali Bhat, Kherai, Mahakho, exit from Balas
Zone 9: ( Kuwalji) Approx 45 kms
Zone 10: Kushalipura , Bodal , Halonda ,Banskhori , Aantri , exit from Devpura
Tatkal Safari Booking at Ranthambore
The Forest Department has introduced a Tatkal safari booking quota in Ranthambore National Park in October 2016. This Tatkal Safari Booking System has been introduced in Ranthambore National Park on the lines of Tatkal ticket booking system in Indian Railways. All safaris in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, be it regular safari or Tatkal safari or full day and half day safari, are all under the control of the forest department and managed by forest officials.
Under the Tatkal quota, only 20 jeeps are allowed in 1 to 6 zones. Under the Tatkal quota, tourists can book Jungle Safari one day before of the Safari date or on the day of Safari. Foreign and Indian visitors can book jeep safaris with an additional charge of INR 10,000 in addition to the regular safari fee under the Tatkal booking quota.
If you are on a trip to Ranthambhore and regular safari booking is not available then you need not be disappointed as you can book Jungle Safari under Tatkal Safari Booking by paying an additional amount of ten thousand rupees in addition to the amount of regular Safari booking fee.
Half-Day and Full-Day Safari in Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park offers a special full day and half day safari service to explore the wildlife. Full-day and half-day safaris have also been started in 2016 at Ranthambore by the Forest Department on the lines of full-day safari services to be held in other national parks in India. Apart from regular 3 hour morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park, half day and full day safaris are available only in zone 6 to 10. However, during normal safari time, tourists with full day and half day will be able to visit zone 1 to 5 while in the remaining time they will have to stay in zone 6 to 10 only.
The Forest Department has introduced new rules for full-day and half-day safari in Ranthambore National Park from October 1, 2019. Under the new rules, tourists going on full-day and half-day safaris will now travel for three-and-a-half hours in zone 1 to 5 during general safari time , while the rest of the time they will be allowed to go to safari zones 6 to 10 of Ranthambore.
Earlier, full-day and half-day safari service in Ranthambore was started in all safari zones of Ranthambore, but now it has been banned in Safari zones 1 to 5 of Ranthambore and is only available in safari zones 6 to 10. Only during general safari time, tourists going on full day and half day safaris will be able to visit zones from 1 to 5, while the rest of the time they have to do safari in zones from 6 to 10 only. Only 5 jeeps are allowed to enter the park under this service. GPS monitored vehicles are allowed to roam freely within tourist safari zones 6 to 10. Essentially a maximum of 5 persons are allowed to go in one jeep except guide and driver.
There is no restriction of Safari Zone for tourists going on full day and half day safaris. They can visit any of the 6 to 10 safari zones of the park. Apart from this, they can also visit zones 1 to 5 during normal safari time. Under a full-day and half-day safari, you can enter the park 15 minutes before a regular safari and leave the park 15 minutes later.
Half-day safari can be done by private jeep from 6 am to 12 am and then from 12 pm to 6 pm. While a full day safari in Ranthambore National Park offers 12 hours in the park from 6 am to 6 pm. Higher charges apply under half day and full day jeep safari in Ranthambore.
Full Day Safari Charges
Indian 65,000/ Per Jeep
Foreign Nationals 78,000/ Per Jeep
Half Day Safari Charges
Indian 40,000/ Per Jeep
Foriegn Nationals 65,000/ Per Jeep