Best time to Visit Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

The Ranthambore National Park opens up from October 1st to 30th June every year. October to April are the best months to visit Ranthambore and spot tigers. Summers are quite hot, however, chances of spotting tigers increase in the summers. Monsoons should be avoided as the park remains closed during theses months.

(October-March) This is the best time to visit Ranthambore. The cool weather and blooming flowers add gloss to the trip. However, please carry heavy woollens if you plan to travel in the month of December or early January.

Summer (April-June) The onset of summers and the unbearable scorching sun leaves the summer months a less preferred time to visit Rajasthan. However, if you can bear with the rising mercury, the month of May is perfect for you to visit Ranthambore as this is the best time to spot tigers. Do not forget sunscreens, scarves and full-sleeve cotton outfits to avoid heat strokes.

Monsoon (July-September) The Ranthambore National Park remains closed during the monsoon months of July to September. Hence, these months are a no-no to visit the area during the rainy season.

Places to Visit

The main attraction in the area is the Ranthambore National park. The park has safaris in the morning and evening slots, that change according to seasons.

Tourists also visit the Ranthambore Fort built by Chauhan warriors that remained impenetrable due to its strategic location.

Kachida Valley is a jeep ride away from the national park and would give you a chance to spot panthers.

To enjoy the wildlife of Rajasthan more holistically it would be smart to club visiting Ranthambore with the Bharatpur bird Sanctuary and the Sariska National park. All these places are connected to each other by a good road network and can be covered in a week-long trip.