How to visit Ranthambore? | Jungal Safari | Online Booking | Ticket Price | Best timing | Fort | Trinetra Ganeshji Temple

Ranthambore is one of the most popular national parks in India, located in the state of Rajasthan. It is famous for its rich wildlife, especially the endangered Bengal tigers, which can be spotted in their natural habitat. Ranthambore was once the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, but now it is a protected area that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

How to visit Ranthambore?

Ranthambore is about 160 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. You can either take a train or a bus from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town to Ranthambore. The train journey takes about 2 hours, while the bus journey takes about 3 hours. From Sawai Madhopur, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach the park entrance, which is about 10 km away.

Alternatively, you can also fly to Jaipur from Delhi or Mumbai, and then take a train or a bus to Sawai Madhopur. The flight time is about an hour from Delhi and about two hours from Mumbai.

When to visit Ranthambore

The best time to visit Ranthambore is from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and the chances of seeing tigers are high. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, and you can book your safari online or through your hotel. There are two types of safari vehicles available: a 20-seater open-top bus called a canter, or a 6-seater open-top jeep called a gypsy. I recommend booking a gypsy, as it is more comfortable and offers better views.

The park is divided into 10 zones, each with its own terrain and wildlife. You can choose your preferred zone at the time of booking, but keep in mind that the allocation is subject to availability and may change on the day of the safari. The most popular zones are 3, 4 and 5, where most of the tigers are found.

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What to see and do in Ranthambore

The main attraction of Ranthambore is, of course, the tigers. There are about 60 tigers in the park, and they are often seen near water sources, such as lakes and streams. The best way to spot them is to listen for their roars or the alarm calls of other animals, such as deer and monkeys. You can also look for their pugmarks (footprints) on the ground or their scratch marks on trees.

Apart from tigers, Ranthambore is also home to many other animals, such as leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, crocodiles, wild boars, sambar deer, chital deer, nilgai antelopes and langur monkeys. You can also see a variety of birds, such as peacocks, eagles, owls, kingfishers, parakeets and storks.

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Ranthambore Fort

Another interesting thing to see in Ranthambore is the Ranthambore Fort, which dates back to the 10th century. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the park and offers panoramic views of the surroundings. You can explore the fort’s ruins, temples and monuments on foot or by hiring a guide.

Trinetra Ganeshji temple

Ranthambore Trinetra Ganesh is a famous temple located in the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success, who is depicted with three eyes (trinetra) in this shrine. The temple is believed to be very old and has a legend associated with it.

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Trinetra Ganeshji Temple

According to the legend, King Hammir of Ranthambore was besieged by the Delhi Sultanate and prayed to Lord Ganesha for help. He vowed to build a temple for him if he won the battle. Miraculously, he received a divine message from Lord Ganesha, who assured him of his victory and also sent him a trunk full of sweets (laddus). The king was overjoyed and defeated the enemy. He then built the temple in the fort and installed the idol of Trinetra Ganesh, which he had seen in his dream. The temple is also famous for its annual fair, which attracts thousands of devotees from all over the country.

Tips and advice for visiting Ranthambore

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that blend with the natural colors of the park. Avoid bright colors that may attract unwanted attention from animals.
  • Carry a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Carry enough water and snacks for your safari. There are no shops or restaurants inside the park.
  • Carry binoculars and a camera with a good zoom lens to capture the wildlife.
  • Respect the rules and regulations of the park. Do not litter, feed or disturb the animals. Do not get out of your vehicle or make loud noises.
  • Enjoy your safari and have fun!

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FAQ

Q – Where is Ranthambore National Park?
A – Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawaimadhopur district of Rajasthan.

Q – Why is Ranthambore famous?
A – Ranthambore National Park is famous for the Bengal Tiger.

Q – How far is Ranthambore from Jaipur?
A – Ranthambore is 160 kms from Jaipur.

Q – Which is the best time to visit Ranthambore?
A – The best time to visit Ranthambore National Park is between October to March.

Q – How many Safari Zones in Ranthambore National Park?
A – There are 10 Safari Zones in Ranthambore National Park.

Q – How far is it from Delhi to Ranthambore?
A – Delhi to Ranthambore distance by road is about 460 KM.

Q – Who built the fort of Ranthambore?
A – The Ranthambore Fort was built by the Chauhan rulers in the 10th century.

Q – Which safari Zone is best in Ranthambore?
A – Zone 3, 4 and 5 considered to be the best for Safari in Ranthambore.

Q – Is Ranthambore open now?
A – All Safari zones of Ranthambore National Park are open from 1 October to 30 June. In the remaining months of the year (July to September) zones 1 to 5 of the park are closed to visitors due to the monsoon season, while zones 6 to 10 are open for safari in the monsoon.

Q – How can I get Ranthambore safari ticket?
A – Visitors can make online booking of the seats in Jeep safari and Canter safari by using the online booking service provided here. All the procedures of Ranthambore Safari booking for Jeeps and Canters are fully administered and managed by the forest officials of the Ranthambore National Park.

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Q – Can we book Ranthambore safari online?
A – Online booking is also available for Jeep Safari in advance, at least 90 days before. Canter Safari: The canter can accommodate 20 people including a guide or driver. Similar to Jeep, the vehicle can be booked online, at least 90 days in advance. ( Direct link for online booking)

Q – Which is better morning or evening safari Ranthambore?
A – However, during the winter season, the afternoon safari offers the better chances of tiger sighting as you can find them basking in the sun in winter. So, you can say morning is better in summer and afternoon is better in winter season.

Q – What is the tatkal charge in Ranthambore?
A – The permit cost under Tatkal scheme is Rs 10000 per Jeep, over and above the usual charges of Rs 4400 per Jeep. Maximum 6 guests are allowed per Jeep.

Q – How much is Ranthambore safari per person?
A – The price of a Jeep Safari starts from INR 1600 to INR 4000 per person, whereas the price of a Canter Safari ranges from INR 1000 to INR 1500 per person.

Q – Can I take my own car in Ranthambore?
A – No, private vehicles are not allowed inside Ranthambore National Park. However, private vehicles are only allowed inside the park up to Ranthambore Fort and Ganesh Temple.

Q – Can we choose the zone in Ranthambore Safari?
A – Forest Department provides online safari booking facility to choose preferred safari Zones before 90 days to the date of journey in advance reservation.

Q – Where is the famous temple of Trinetra Ganesh ji?
A – The famous temple of Trinetra Ganesh ji is situated in Ranthambore Fort.

Q – Who has built the Trinetra Ganesh Temple?
A – The temple is said to have been built by King Hammira in 1300 AD.

Q – When is the fair of Trinetra Ganesh ji held?
A – Here on the Chaturthi of Bhadrapada month, a Lakkhi fair is held.

Q – Why is Trinetra Ganesh Temple famous?
A – When we say “First Ganesha” in Hinduism, it is supposed to be the Trinetra Ganesha of Ranthambore. Located in the Ranthambore Fort in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Trinetra Ganesha Temple is the famous and oldest temple of Lord Ganesha in Rajasthan with his entire family living together in one place.

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