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Ranthambhore is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Wildlife Safari
Tiger in Ranthambhore
Leopard in Ranthambhore
Serpant Eagle in Ranthambhore
Egret in Ranthambhore
Black Drongo at Surwal Lake
Surwal Lake
Grey Heron at Surwal Lake
Surwal Lake views
Bird sighted around Surwal Lake
Stilt around Surwal Lake
Babbler around Surwal Lake
Bar headed Geese flying on Surwal Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 December 2013)
Pelican on Surwal Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 December 2013)
Red wattled Lapwing in Ranthambhore
Hoopoe around Surwal Lake
Indian Robin around Surwal Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 December 2013)
Wolly necked Stork in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Black Stork in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Large Cormorants in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Spotted Deers in in Ranthambhore Sanctuary (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 December 2013)
Bar headed Geese on Surval Lake
Spotted deer in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Crocodile in in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Antelope in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Kingfisher spotted on Surval Lake
Shrike spotted on Surwal Lake
Rufus Treepie in Ranthambhore Sanctuary
Ghushmeshwar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Ghushmeshwar jyotirlinga)
Birdwatching in Ranthambhore

Reasons to Visit
  • The Ranthambhore National Park, which is a part of the much larger Ranthambore tiger reserve, a Project tiger reserve, lies in the Sawai Madhopur district of eastern Rajasthan.
  • Ranthambhore is a renowned nature centric getaway and a wildlife / bird watching destination
  • Ranthambhore is home to 45 Tigers (2013 census) and Tiger sighting is regular.
  • Besides Tigers, Ranthambhore Park hosts a multitude of wild animals such as leopards, the elusive caracals, striped hyenas, sloth bears, jungle cats, wild boars, crocodiles and so on.
  • Over 300 species of birds, from the rare Indian courser to the beautiful painted sand grouse have been sighted in Ranthambhore.
  • Surwal Lake near Sawai Madhopur / Ranthambhore (30 minutes drive) offer excellent migratory Bird watching in Winter and recommended for bird watcher
Know It
  • Resorts at Ranthambhore and Sawai Madhopur provide mainly Canter Safaris whereas Jeep availability is limited and are required to be booked 64 days in advance Number of local operators pre-book jeep safaris and offer it on per seat basis. Park experience overall in Ranthambhore as compared to parks in Central India such as Bandhavgarh is inferior and therefore must be visited as a getaway and not as a wildlife destination. Jeep Safari Timing: Morning at 6:30 am to 9:30 am and afternoon: 02.30 pm to 05.30 pm Park Remains Closed from 1st July to 30th Sept.
  • Popular Destinations visited in a Rajasthan Circuit"180 kms form Jaipur and 300 kms from Agra, Ranthambhore adds a wildlife element to an otherwise heritage, lakes and pilgrim centric Rajasthan itinerary. Ranthambhore is a renowned Tiger sanctuary. Overall experience is inferior as compared to other parks in central India but still offers a welcome contrast at end of any Rajasthan trip. Recommended Stay - 2 nights"
  • Popular Ex-Delhi Wildlife and Bird watching Getaways"Ranthambhore is a renowned Tiger Sanctuary at about 400 kms from New Delhi. Bird watching happens here at lakes around Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore offers stylish getaway resorts and hotels and is hugely popular as a Train getaway, standalone driving getaway and as a wildlife / bird watching getaway."
  • Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations in Rajasthan"Ranthambhore (12 kms from Sawai Madhopur) is renowned for its Tiger Population and therefore a prime wildlife destination (even if overall experience is not on par with Parks of Central India). Lakes and countryside around Ranthambhore (such as Surval Lake) are prime bird watching sites in Winter. "
Access Information

Ranthambhore has 20 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp1
Jungle Lodge3

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6 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Ranthambhore

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)3
Holiday (7 or more)2

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List of Holidays for Ranthambhore


  • Ranthambhore Wildlife / Bird watching Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Agra - Jaipur Break with Ranthambhore (6 Nights)
  • Jaipur - Ranthambhore Break (4 Nights)
  • Rajasthan Bird Watching Break (6 Nights)


  • Complete Rajasthan with Agra and Delhi (17 Nights)
  • Heritage and Wildlife Paradise of the North (8 Nights)

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Ranthambhore has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Jaipur and RanthambhoreRs. 4123
Pickup/Drop between Kota and RanthambhoreRs. 3270
Transfer between Agra and Ranthambhore Rs. 8889

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Transfer between Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and RanthambhoreRs. 825

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Ranthambhore has 8 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Bird Watching2
Wildlife Excursion3

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List of Service Add Ons for Ranthambhore


Services Rates Starting From
Hot Air Balloon Safari over RanthambhoreRs. 96000

Bird Watching

Services Rates Starting From
Birdwatching at Surwal Lake/ Mansarovar Lake by CanterRs. 4123
Birdwatching at Surwal Lake/ Mansarovar Lake by JeepRs. 3534


Services Rates Starting From
Ranthambhore Fort Drive by CanterRs. 3534
Ranthambhore Fort Drive by JeepRs. 2945

Wildlife Excursion

Services Rates Starting From
Exclusive Jeep Safari in Ranthambhore-
Jeep Safari on Sharing Basis in RanthambhoreRs. 1414
Safari by Canter in RanthambhoreRs. 1002

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Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching on Surwal Lake near Sawai Madhopur in Ranthambhore area in Rajasthan
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience
  • Wildlife in Ranthambhore

Stay Ideas

  • Khem Villas – Experiential Jungle Lodge
  • Nahargarh Fort – Heritage Resort
  • Oberoi Vanyavilas – A high end luxury getaway
  • Sher Bagh – Experiential Luxury Jungle Lodge

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ranthambhore is most visited park of Rajasthan. Its a relatively smaller park spread over 90 sq kms and accessed from Sawai Madhopur Station (12 kms) or Jaipur (180 kms). Ranthambore is best known for its large tiger population. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. Sightings are Average for Tigers and Average to Good for other Mammals. Besides tigers, the reserve has bird population with more than 270 different species of birds.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Ghushmeshwar Shiva Temple is a major pilgrim centre at 100 kms from Jaipur near Tonk, believed by many as the 12th Jyotirlinga Temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Jyotirlinga

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Near Park GateCloser to park gate within 2 km radius are experiential stay options recommended for guests looking for a wildlife experience.Getaway/Experiential4
Near Sawai MadhopurCloser to Sawa Madhopur station and 8 kms from Park GateGetaway4
Sawai Madhopur RoadOn both sides of the road and bylanes orignating from it, there are wide ranging hotels and resorts catering to getaway seekers and guests to Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary.Getaway12
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Ranthambhore National Park EntranceRanthambhore National Park Entrance gate offers entry to prime zones of Ranthambhore. This is also the gate for visiting Ranthambhore Fort.Park Entry
Nearest Airport in Ranthambhore
  • Sanganer Airport ( JAI ) , Jaipur-180 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Ranthambhore
  • Sawai Madhopur ( SWM ), Sawai Madhopur-12 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Ranthambhore from Major Cities.

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