Ranthambore is one of the best spots in India to catch a glimpse of tigers in the wild. Set against a mesmerizing landscape of mystical temples, wild beauty and crumbling ruins, it is also a photographer’s paradise. While the main attraction is undoubtedly the elusive tigers, the park provides a sanctuary for other wildlife including, among others: sambar, gazelle, caracal, black buck, crocodile, chital, wild boars and a wide array of birds. Don’t miss the ancient Ranthambore Fort, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the vast expanse of this spectacular park.
If you’re visiting India’s Golden Triangle, Ranthambore is a short detour along the route between Agra and Jaipur, making it the most convenient stop for safari and a welcome break from sightseeing. For that reason, it’s also a very busy park so be prepared for crowds. We recommend spending 2-3 nights in Ranthambore. You can get away with a little less time here because the short distance to your next destination leaves time for a morning game drive on your departure day.