A tiger Safari is on everyone’s wish list and Ranthambhore in Rajasthan is perhaps the most prominent destination for tiger spotting. But in real life not everyone is lucky enough. Most of the times when you go in search of a tiger at Ranthambhore National Park you often come away with disappointment. For travellers coming to Ranthambhore for 2-3 days and going for multiple safaris but not sighting a tiger is a real displeasure.
In winters it is not easy to wake up dutifully when it is dawn and get dressed in layers for a drive in an open jeep with cameras ready. Similarly, riding through the dhok trees on a hot summer afternoon finishing your water bottles even when you are half through makes it tough and that disappointment of not seeing the majestic beast makes it coarser. In monsoon most of the zones of National Park are already closed hence depriving travellers to visit Ranthambhore during this time of the year.
But don’t be disappointed as the beauty of this unique forest, the magnificence of colorful birds, the fun of spending quality time in nature with family and friends away from the gadgets are all too special. The refreshing expanses of blooming forests, azure skies, and fresh air amidst wild surroundings give your soul a soothing break.
Of course, the spectacle of seeing Tigress with cubs or capturing a mating scene or a kill sequence is altogether a different experience but don’t let your Wild life vacations focused on these pleasures only.
Trips to jungle make you learn to recognize mating calls, alert calls and identifying footprints. Get into the conversation with your guide who will share so many jungle stories including some gruesome attacks by the tigers. You will get to see ample photographers with all photographic gears.
Moreover, one can take a walk over the crumbling ruins of an ancient fort of Ranthambhore,or opt for a village safari to have an insight into the life of local villagers. One can also visit Dastakar to find how the local artisans are keeping alive the traditional art forms and taking them to international market.
Ranthambhore offers luxury hotels, boutique hotels and budget hotels for all types of travellers.
Where to Stay