How I got Encountered with Five Tigers in Ranthambore Wildlife Safari?

Willing to see a tiger is an urge of every travel enthusiast and I was the one among them, so I decided to visit Ranthambore for a wildlife trail before the park closed for the monsoon. I was trying to check my luck at Ranthambore National Park because it seems to be very difficult to spot tigers in its natural habitat. Luckily, I saw tigress with her cubs and the moment was so pleasurable that make my trip worth of it. Cubs were jumping around her mother and prancing all around. Another tigress and her cubs remained elusive, but I spot many other wild animals in the reserve. It took us for four Ranthambore safaris over one full and two half days.

My Ranthambore Safari schedule

Safari 1, since after my arrival – As soon as we reached Ranthambore, we were left for Ranthambore Safari. Initially, there was nothing more than deer but as we were continuing we saw a flash of orange which may turn out to be a tiger. No doubt, Machli it was. Almost 800 meters she continuously followed us pausing to get cool in the puddles along the way. We all got engaged in admiring Machli, a peacock distract us by dancing on the front of our jeep. It was fun after all. Machli is the queen of Ranthambore National Park which is well-documented as a slayer of crocodiles. She’s an old tigress of 17 years and has lost most of her canines.Tiger in Ranthambore forest

Safari 2, the very next day in Ranthambore – This time it was zone 1 and we came back from this safari without spotting a tiger but had learned a lesson of patience. The zone is best known as a house of popular tigress Noor and her cubs. We reached a spot which was surrounded by other jeeps and canters and hear a roar of a tigress and this sets us on high expectations. Later a rumor spread that the tigress had just had water and was not likely to come out. So, we left the spot and went back.tiger safari in Ranthambore with

Safari 3, same day evening safari – The safari starts at 3:30 pm and we went straight to the watering hole where cubs had been sawn in the morning. After a while, tigress named Noor walked up to the watering hole and stayed there for almost 30 minutes by cooling herself in the water afterward she call her cubs and all set for photography. Then she got up to go to the cubs and then slowly came down the hill with the little ones. Almost 15 jeeps and canters were standing there to encounter the tigress. She had maintained enough distance that makes her cubs not too close to human beings.close tiger in forest

Safari 4, next day morning – This was the last Ranthambore Safari and we entered the zone where we got a chance to encounter with another tigress and her cubs. The tigress was named as Krishna. Her cubs eluded us, but then we rewarded with another chance of sighting tiger known as Suraj a male descendant of Machli. The tiger was an adult but for us, he was not less than a full grown tiger. We have captured his exclusive majestic walk in our cameras.tiger cubs Rantahmbore forest

Accommodation in Ranthambore

We had previously booked our stay at Maa Ashapura Farm in Ranthambore which gives us the most wonderful experience that enhances our journey to Ranthambore. We had enjoyed a comfy stay at the farm and a lot more fun activities like a village tour with the horse, horse riding training from experts, swimming pool experience, and the best thing is organic farming. They have served us the most delicious organic food. We had booked our stay in ultra luxury machan of Maa Ashapura Farm which gives us the most pleasing sight of natural surroundings and green fields of the farm.Accommodation in Ranthambore at Maa Ashapura Farm

The entire journey was full of fun and excitement that make this journey the most memorable one. This was the best wildlife journey of my life.

Major Attractions of Ranthambore National Park

Best time to explore Ranthambore National Park

The most notable wildlife reserve in Northern India, Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, which is almost about 130 kilometers away from the capital city Jaipur. The wildlife reserve is being considered as one of the most renowned and former hunting areas of the Kings/ Maharajas of Jaipur, till date this National Park terrain is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has drawn a major attention of various wildlife photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is also counted as the famous heritage site and the reason behind this is of the symbolic carcass that marks the wildlife park.

Wildlife species at the national park-Wildlife species at the national park

The national park is spread over an area of approximately 392 sq kilometers and it is a home of various fauna species that you can spot during your Jungle Safari in Ranthambore. You can spot Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chital, Nilgai, Sambar Deer, Black Bucks, Common or Hanuman Langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth Bear, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Yellow Bats, Desert Cats, Fivestriped palm squirrels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying Foxes, Indian Gerabillies, and many others. The amphibian species of the national park consists of Common India Toad and the Common Frog.

Accommodation in RanthamboreAccommodation in Ranthambore Rajasthan

There are many accommodation options are available in Ranthambore such as homestays, hotels, resorts etc. To figure out the bountiful beauty of Ranthambore, refreshing weather, lavish green surroundings, well-maintained heritage sites makes Maa Ashapura Farm a Best Resort in Ranthambore. Being a perfect get-away location, this resort gains a complacent leisure and spending quality time.

Popular places in and around the royal prefecture- Popular places in and around the royal prefecture ranthambore national park

Ranthambore is not only famous for its Ranthambore National Park, but it is also an abode of distinct heritage sites to visit in and around the wildlife reserve such as-

  • Ranthambore Fort-Ranthambore Fort Ranthambore

the world heritage site, Ranthambore Fort exhibits the unimpeachable laudation of the Chauhan Dynasty.

  • Trinetra Ganesh Temple-Trinetra Ganesh Temple

the name itself depicts the temple is dedicated to “Three-Eyed Ganesh Temple” which is comprised of Ganesha’s whole family.

  • Padam Talao Lake-Padam Talao Lake

an artificial Padam Talao lake is the largest lake which is another halt inside the park entrenched with the splendor of Jogi Mahal.

  • Malik Talao-Malik Talao ranthambore

snuggle amidst the massive green forest, Malik Talao is a heavenly place for capturing migratory birds and crocodiles.

  • Raj Bagh Talao-Raj Bagh Talao Ranthambore

the beautiful and most attractive lake in the national park is a tiger descrying area and you can also spot Sambhar Deer at the lake.  

  • Jeep Safari-Jeep Safari in ranthambore India

the most desirable way to explore wildlife especially for wildlife photography is Jeep Safari. While exploring jeep safari there is a high chance to preview sambhar deer, tigers, leopard, sloth bear, langur, and blue bull.

  • Kachida Valley-Kachida Valley Ranthambore Rajasthan

a treasure trove of a variety of plants, migratory birds, insects, endangered animals etc.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum-Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum

amongst the 4th regional museum that spreads an awareness for the significance of preserving flora & fauna species.

Best time to explore Ranthambore National Park-

The national park remains closed during the monsoon season and during summers there are lesser chance to spot the enriched wildlife species. Thus it is advisable to explore the National Park in the winter season between the months of October to March.Best time to explore Ranthambore National Park

At last, after knowing such wonderful information about the Ranthambore National Park, animals you can spot in the wildlife reserves, places to visit in and around the national park, you can easily plan your weekend or holidays as a wildlife tour to Ranthambore to cherish the richness and charisma of the best Ranthambore resorts which not only offers you self-reliant tented abode  but also, bestow a noteworthy sense of timelessness in the Motherland, bejeweled with remains of heritage forts & daring takeovers of animal kingdom.