Tiger at Large - RanthamboreDelhi - Ranthambore National parkTotal No of days - 3Dated - March 2017
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Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular national parks of India. Its is
380 kms away from Delhi (via Alwar, Dausa to Sawai Madhopur) &
430 kms away from delhi (via Yamuna Expressway Mathura Bharatpur Dausa to Sawai Madhopur)
Last Visit March 2017Safari done in - Zone 6 & Zone 3
Sighting of - T8 and T34 in Zone 6 and T84 Arrowhead in Zone 3. Both were morning safari...
I have compiled my earlier visits also and divided the sightings in zones, which I saw earlier in my safari's of Ranthambore national park.
Zone 1 to 5 which are very popular and very near to the city, so tiger sighting chances are high too. Zone are allocated randomly. Zone 6-8 are also there but about 10 kns away from city. Choose Zone 6-8 only when there is confirmed tiger sighting.
Zone 1Is the smallest and one can sight T39 and her son Sultan. Also some time T24 can also be sighted. I was super lucky to sight a Leopard too in Zone 1.
Banyan tree at entry
collard scops owl
Indian Golden orihole
Zone 2/3are combined and is near Ganesh temple/Fort. These two are one of the popular zone for sighting tiger as it has water holes and streams. The areas too is bigger. T28 Star Male, T24 can be sighted. Here you can also see the second largest banyan tree in India near Padam Talab. Zone 3 also has a beautiful view point. Lots of migratory birds to can be seen in these zone after mid November.
Cresant serpent eagle
Sighting of Arrowhead (T84) in Zone 3
Zone - 4/5This entry is opposite from Zone 1. These are beautiful zones. T16 Machali was sighted in these zones. Machali was the most photographed tigress in Ranthumbore and was also awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award. Many documentaries and short films have been shot on her. Apart from this T25 also known as Dollar male can also be sighted in this zone.
Zone 6-7-8They are far from city and good 25 min extra ride is required to reach the gate. I sighted t34 Kumbha in my last visit. We had a view of T8 female carry a carcas to feed her cubs but the photographs were difficult. At present T8 has 3 cubs around 3+ months. One can witness some awesome sunset in zone 8. Tiger (T34) spotting in Zone 6.
T34 aka Kumbha. Male tiger in Zone 6
Ranthambore also has a Ganesh Temple built in 1300 AD by King Hameer. On Wednesdayslocals visit the temple. One of the most popular Ganesh ji temple in Rajasthan. Ganesh chaturthi is very popular here.
Safari has 2 options Jeep & Open Canter. Now a days visiting RTR needs advanced planning as Jeep safari are high in demand and booking is usually sold-out will in advance. Canters has limited route within zones and has around 20 seats.
Do plan at-least one-to-two months in advance. For better experience avoid weekends and holidays when its usually very crowded.
The seats are sold per seat and Gypsy has 6 seats all need o be bought for a private trip.
Best time to visit is April - May - June for high chance of tiger sighting.
Nov - Jan is the peak season at Ranthambore due to the high tourist inflow.