Safari Timings

Ranthambore Safari Timings

The time of entry and exit for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore varies according to the season.In winter, due to short periods of daylight hours, park entry time in the morning takes place shortly after the sunrise and the time to exit of the park occurs before sunset.

Ranthambore Safari Time Table 

Month  Morning Trip Afternoon Trip
October 1st to October 31st  6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
November 1st to January 31 st 7.00 A.M. to 10.30 A.M. 2.00 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
February 1st to March 31st 6.30 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. 2.30 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
April 1st to May 15th 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M.
May 16th to June 30th 6.00 A.M. to 9.30 A.M. 3.30 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.


Information about safari timings and duration in Ranthambore National Park is very important for all those planning to visit Ranthambore. The forest of Ranthambore is divided into 10 different zones for safari. By the way, all 10 safari zones of Ranthambore National Park are open for wildlife safari from 1 October to 30 June every year as per the entry time of the special season. But even in monsoon (July to September), 6 to 10 zones of the park are open for tourists for jungle safari.

The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has a jungle safari scheduled for visitors twice a day, one safari starts in the morning and another safari late in the afternoon. Usually, the time for opening and closing the park gate for jungle safari is according to sunrise and sunset. Typically, the park opens half an hour after sunrise for the morning safari and closes half an hour before sunset in the afternoon safari. Consequently, the duration of the jungle safari at Ranthambore is approximately three to three and a half hours in each shift.

It is important to remember the time of the jungle safari during the visit to Ranthambore, as the forest department gives strict instructions to follow the safari time.  As the time of sunrise and sunset changes with the change of seasons in Ranthambore, the time of entry and exit of safari in Ranthambore National Park also changes.


Park Open in Monsoon

All tourism zones of Ranthambore National Park are open for jungle safari 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. Wildlife safaris can also be enjoyed during the monsoon in Ranthambore National Park. Although the park is open for safari during the monsoon season, November to April is considered the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park. Because the weather is pleasant at this time, nature is at its full puberty, the beauty of the forest is seen all around.


Safari Timings in Monsoon

Jungle safari timings are synchronized with sunrise and sunset during monsoon in 6 to 10 zones of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Even in the monsoon, 6 to 10 zones of Ranthambore National Park have two safaris every day, one in the morning and the other in the evening. Ranthambore National Park usually opens a little after sunrise for a jungle safari even in monsoon and closes shortly before sunset. Both morning and afternoon safaris are about three and a half hours at Ranthambore.

Jungle safari at Ranthambore during monsoon is available only through current booking and is subject to weather conditions. Therefore, Safari may be canceled by the Forest Department on any day / Shift without prior notice due to bad weather or track conditions or for any administrative reasons. In such circumstances only the amount of safari booking will be refunded and other claims of travel such as cost of travel, loss or compensation of any kind will not be considered.


Safari Shift, Mode and Zone

To get amazing experience with wildlife in Ranthambore National Park, there are two types of safari, one is jeep safari and the other is canter safari. Jungle safari is considered as the best way to explore wildlife in Ranthambore National Park. Every day, two safari shifts are held for a specified time in all zones of the park. Vehicles carrying tourists are allowed to enter the park with trained and expert nature guides.

In Ranthambore you can experience unforgettable jungle safari twice a day as jungle safari is conducted in two shifts every day. The safari timings vary according to the season keeping in mind the convenience of visitors in Ranthambore. The areas of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve where visitors are allowed for safari have been divided into 10 zones by the Forest Department. Visitors on a jungle safari in Ranthambore are allotted only one zone out of ten zones and are not allowed to move out of the allocated zone. Safari zones can be selected in advance based on availability when booking a safari.

A fixed route has been created by the forest department for the jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park, on which safari is carried out by jeeps and canters within a certain time. During the jungle safari, one can enjoy the open meadows of Ranthambore National Park and the remains of ancient monuments built within the park. The jungle safari at Ranthambore provides an excellent opportunity to see wildlife habitat with an interesting view of the park.

On Ranthambore Safari, you can see beautiful jungle, ruins, herds of deer, Ranthambore Fort, lakes, many species of birds and a glimpse of tiger, such scenes can make your jungle safari memorable. Enjoy an amazing wildlife safari tour in Ranthambore National Park with family or friends. See beautiful views of the park and explore wildlife for three hours during a jungle safari with experienced drivers and nature guides.


Best Time to Visit Ranthambore

Ranthambore is a famous national park located at the Sawai Madhopur district of south-eastern Rajasthan in India with a dry subtropical climate. Ranthambore has three major seasons in a year, including summer, winter and monsoon. Ranthambore National Park has the hottest months from March to June, during which most animals are seen, when they come out in search of water. However, traveling to Ranthambore is more comfortable during the preceding cooler months. If you are visiting Ranthambore during winter, then bring warm clothes.

Summer: The summer season in Ranthambore starts in March and lasts till the end of June. In Ranthambore, the maximum temperature of the day reaches 48 ° C during the summer season. You can experience heatstroke during the day while the temperature falls to 30 ° C at night.

Winter: The winter season in Ranthambore starts from November and lasts till February. The daytime temperature reaches 20 ° C in the winter season while the night temperature goes below 10 ° C. Rain and fog are forecast in mid-winter. During the winter, the Ranthambore National Park is very cold in the morning.

Monsoon: Ranthambore has a monsoon season from July to September. The weather remains moist and it rains twice a week. The special thing is that Ranthambore is open to tourists even during the monsoon. In its zones 6 to 10, the safari is operated by the forest department, while 1 to 5 remains closed to tourists during the monsoon and reopens to tourists from 1 October. If you are going on a trip to Ranthambore in monsoon then light cotton clothes and some rain gear are recommended. It is a good idea to keep insect repellent.

When to Go: The Park is worth visiting from October to June to enjoy the jungle safari well. Ranthambore is heavily crowded with tourists on weekends and holidays so it is advisable to book safaris and hotels in advance.

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