Ranthambore National Park is the most popular wildlife reserve in India which is famous for its rich Tiger population. The wildlife reserve is one of the largest national parks located in north India at Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. The National Park is bounded with rich flora and fauna, heritage hill fort with splendid palaces, glorious divine temples, ruins, lakes, etc. Ranthambore is blessed with natural ambiance, wildlife abundance, magnificent views, and surroundings, etc. While planning a Ranthambore Trip, what first comes in mind is wildlife safari and spotting exclusive range of wild animals especially tigers. For spotting a tiger in the reserve, all you need to do is choose your zone wisely. The national park holds 10 safari zones and all the safari zones are good and have tiger territory.
Popular Tiger territory zones in Ranthambore wildlife reserve
It is a fact that some Jungle safari zones of the national park are best for spotting big cats in their natural habitat which includes zone no. 3,4,2,5, and 6. From last few decades, travelers have spot tiger in these zones, but it is quite not fair to say that you can only spot tigers in these zones of Ranthambore, however, all these zones contain a tiger territory in the reserve. Zone no. 3 and 4 are covered with beautiful landscape and lakes, whereas the other ones have also water bodies which are the best place to see exotic wild animals in Ranthambore. Zone no. 3 is quite popular among tourists because it covers almost three lakes (Padam Talao Lake, Rajbagh Lake, and Malik Lake) which make it a suitable zone for spotting tiger. The zone is quite nearer to Ranthambore Fort and is surrounded by scenic views and mesmerizing beauty.
Rules and regulations laid by the Forest Department
For Ranthambore Safari, the Forest Department has designed some terms and a condition under which safari vehicles that go inside the national park in every shift will include four jeeps and four canters in every zone. Allowance of taking canter in zone number 7, 8, and 10 is restricted due to the steep climb and hilly track. Nowadays the Forest Department offers online jungle safari booking facility which decreases the work of middle-man. It also facilitates in choosing the preferred safari zone before 90 days from the date of visit in advance reservation.
Which is the best safari zone to visit in Ranthambore to choose for spotting tigers?
All the safari zones are best for spotting big cats in their natural habitat and exploring the wildlife of Ranthambore, as all are blessed with exotic animal and bird species. If you are planning a Ranthambore Trip, then you can try to choose any one zone of 1 to 5 for your jungle safari. You can opt for Jeep for a group of 6 people or canter for a group of 20 people. 1 to 5 safari zones is the most recommended zones by tourists as compared to zone no. 6 to 10.
Spotting a tiger in Ranthambore
Every zone of Ranthambore has a chance of spotting tigers, but the most popular ones are zone 1 to 5. However it is not confirmed that you would be able to spot tiger here, but chances are very high in these zones only. If you do not spot a tiger in 3-4 safaris, then you can have better luck next time. It is advised to completely focus on tigers because; you may lose a chance of spotting tigers in the wildlife reserve.